Making a Great UI: 4 Basic Principles of UI Design

If you are a graphic designer, chances are that you are also a UI Designer. UI Design is what makes the surface plane of an app or a web page beautiful. User Interface Design is an amalgamation of visual hierarchy and graphic design. As UI Designers, you are responsible for creating a great sensory experience for the user. To be able to successfully communicate a brands message, you have to be able to form a visceral connection with the user.…...

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20 Free Graphic Design Resources to Use in 2019

As designers, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our creative skillset. Having access to a myriad of free graphic design resources and visual assets like stock photography, fonts, illustrations, and other graphical elements can help take your visual representations to the next level. Whether you are looking for color, typography or image inspiration, we have got you covered. Here is a list of 20 best online resources that can help a designer hone his or her craft. (more…)...

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Brand Identity Design: a 6-Step Creative Process

Brand in its true essence is a unique design, a combination of words, a sign, a symbol, or a combination of any of the aforementioned, employed in creating an identity for a product or service that makes it different from its competitors. Or simply put, it is a visual representation or an image of the company that people can relate to. To create a brand identity for a business, designers have to dive deep into the story behind a brand.…...

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How To Launch A Website In 7 Steps

With so many different web design sites and CMSs like WordPress, SquareSpace, Joomla, Drupal and Wix boasting the ability for complete newbies to design their own sites in a matter of minutes, it’s easy to get ahead of yourself as a new business owner looking to create a new website. The truth is, creating a website using WordPress or other platforms can be done simply. However, there is a big difference between creating a website that simply exists online and…...

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Web and Graphic Design Trends – 2018 Wrap Up

How does your website stand out from your competitors in the web space? What will further define design in 2019? These are questions designers ask themselves to keep up with the ever-changing world of web design. While strong search engine optimization will draw in customers, if the users don’t find the content interesting, they will not stay.  What looked good to users a year ago wouldn’t work for the audiences today. These subtle changes in design that happen each year have contributed…...

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File Sharing is Caring: Best Ways to Share Files with Clients

As a graphic designer, half of your workday can feel like it’s taken up struggling to find a way to share big files with your clients. If you’re creating large promotional materials, website wireframes, e-books or video content of any kind, your files are probably very bulky and many traditional ways to transfer a quick word doc won’t work for you. If you’re constantly searching for better file sharing solutions, we’ve got some suggestions for you to try. The suggestions…...

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10 SEO Tools Which Will Help You Optimize Your Website in 2018

One of the most challenging parts of running your site is search engine optimization. The way search engines and Google rank your website keeps changing numerous times a year. This means that you have to be updated every day about the current SEO developments if you want to stay ahead of the competition. Although SEO is hard, there are various tools which you can use to handle SEO and get the necessary data which is needed to boost your rankings.…...

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7 Ways to Improve Your Design Team Collaboration

Being a creative professional can feel like a solo adventure - even if you work for a company or with a team of colleagues. Sometimes it can feel like you lose your collaborative spirit when you’re working, head down, on a big production-heavy project. However, you know that a great collaborative environment can refuel your best ideas, earn you the most useful kinds of feedback, and give you the opportunity to learn from others who create like you do. What…...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Visual Hierarchy for Designers 

If you are a graphic designer, a web designer, or if you do visual work at all, then you probably have developed your process when creating a new document or product. Whether you refer to it this way or not, one of the essential tasks to starting a new project is to come up with a sort of visual hierarchy for the piece – a layout of all the elements or sections in your visual breakdown. Composing a new visual…...

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Tips for Choosing the Best Mobile App Developer For Your Business

The internet changes constantly, doesn’t it? Ten years ago, hardly any company was worried about operating a mobile app and now, we do everything on our phones. Phones have evolved too, going from being tiny bricks with hardly any capabilities, to being three times the size, with ten times the capabilities. All of our research about companies, our interactions online, and our use of the internet was once done on our laptops and now we mostly save those for work…...

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