I Took on an Internship When I First Switched Careers into UX – Here’s Why

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Breaking into UX may not be as straightforward as you may think Whenever people talk about career switching, securing full-time jobs usually come To mind. This was exactly what I thought when I signed up for a UX course a year ago. However, is breaking into UX really that easy? I’d… Continue reading I Took on an Internship When I First Switched Careers into UX – Here’s Why

Cultivating Customer Confidence with UX

Businesses rely on designers to help them build the perfect relationship with visitors. After all, as much as companies may wish it wasn’t true, many consumers still judge a book by its cover. A website that fails to prioritize concepts like trust and transparency could instantly lose the confidence of its target audience.  As a… Continue reading Cultivating Customer Confidence with UX

Why AI & Automation Are Actually Friends to Design

Artificial intelligence. Just hearing the phrase has been a trigger for many in the technology world since that creepy Haley Joel Osment film circa 2001. But more recently, artificial intelligence and machine learning strike fear into the hearts of skilled workers for an entirely different reason: job security, or lack thereof. Smart-home devices, streaming services, self-checkouts,… Continue reading Why AI & Automation Are Actually Friends to Design

How Much Should I Charge for Logo Design in 2020?

For those who are starting to work as a freelance designer, almost always this question pops up: How much should I charge for a logo design? If there is one thing that is quite hard to put a price to – it is creative outputs. There is really no set value, and the prices vary… Continue reading How Much Should I Charge for Logo Design in 2020?

20 Unmissable Websites, July 2020

After six months of uncertainty 2020 is finally beginning to find a style of its own. There are nods to Brutalism, a delightful blending of 80s pastels with 90s primaries, and the font style of choice is anything but geometric sans-serif. In this month’s collection of the freshest sites from the past four weeks you’ll… Continue reading 20 Unmissable Websites, July 2020

Building Brand Trust with Transparency: What Web Designers Can Do

The web has made it all too easy for consumers to look up anything and everything they’re interested in or have questions about. “Pet stores near me.” “Best web hosting 2020.” “Tom Brady net worth.” And it’s with this easy access to data that consumers have grown pickier about who they do business with. Because… Continue reading Building Brand Trust with Transparency: What Web Designers Can Do

What is a WordPress Plugin?

If you’ve been using WordPress for any time at all, you’ll probably have realized that you can get a lot more from it if you install plugins on your site. Plugins are extra bits of code that will add additional functionality to your WordPress site: in other words, they let it do more things. In… Continue reading What is a WordPress Plugin?

How Can Professional Headshots Build Trust in Business?

In business, one of the key elements to predict its success is through building trust and rapport among customers. Trust is something that has to be gained for a long time, as it can establish good relationships and breakthroughs, yet can have the worst effects when destroyed. Essentially, customers are more likely to trust a… Continue reading How Can Professional Headshots Build Trust in Business?

How To Create An Expert Like Design Portfolio With These 20 Pro Tips

When you are a graphic designer, the portfolio that you have is basically the entire world for you. It is the total summary that you have to show for your wonderful skills of creativity and design. Whether you are an expert or just a student in the world of graphic design, there is no doubt… Continue reading How To Create An Expert Like Design Portfolio With These 20 Pro Tips

How to Make a Banner With an Online Banner Maker

What You’ll Be Creating Need to create a banner design but don’t have the required tools or skills? Well, what if I told you that you can use an online banner maker that comes with a large selection of banner templates that you can choose and customize? If that sounds interesting, follow me in this… Continue reading How to Make a Banner With an Online Banner Maker

Benefits of Using Kanban Tools in Project Management

Team members are the people who usually give their insight when there is a discussion about identifying the opportunities to improve the business. But in the majority of the situations they will be busy, and it does not seem right to pull them from their work and get their input. So, if the same team… Continue reading Benefits of Using Kanban Tools in Project Management

7 Key Factors In Interviewing Users for UX Surveys

When it comes down to it, you need to find out if your design works for the end user. That’s what usability testing is all about. As a designer, you live in a small bubble, intimately familiar with the design, fluent enough to navigate complex menus with ease. But will the user attain the same… Continue reading 7 Key Factors In Interviewing Users for UX Surveys

5 Things to Consider Before Building a Website

There are multiple reasons why people want a website nowadays. It’s not even strange to have a personal website for who you are and what you like to do. Mostly, however, people build websites for growing their business. We don’t recommend getting caught in having a website simply because everyone is doing it. Really figure… Continue reading 5 Things to Consider Before Building a Website

Design Conferences are broken, but we can fix them

I just got back from a design conference. It was just one in a sea of poorly-designed design conferences I’ve attended over the years. I wont beat around the proverbial bush. Here are 3 easy ways for organizers to step up their game and put on an impactful, memorable, and successful design conference. Speakers are… Continue reading Design Conferences are broken, but we can fix them

There’s no such thing as “minor design changes”

Sharing a quick story I found on Intercom’s blog about how there’s no such thing as a small change in a product. At some point Intercom’s team decided to limit the number of characters of their reviews to 140. “We want to limit the length of a review in the product to 140 characters, because… Continue reading There’s no such thing as “minor design changes”

UX portfolios, writing products, discoverability in touchscreens, and more UX this week

How to build a UX portfolio if I have never worked in UX? → A lot of user experience professionals who are active in our industry today have faced the question above when starting their career. Let’s be honest: it’s a bit unfair. “Portfolio” is a mandatory field in almost every job application form, regardless of… Continue reading UX portfolios, writing products, discoverability in touchscreens, and more UX this week

Interviewing design interns at Facebook

Geunbae “GB” Lee Degree Pursuing M.S in Human Computer Interaction at Georgia Tech Profile Links Portfolio Website / LinkedIn / Medium / Dribbble How did you get into design? A couple years back, I graduated with a degree in Psychology. While I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and most… Continue reading Interviewing design interns at Facebook

Top Tips For The Best Mobile App Design You Could Have

Great design is essential for the overall quality of an application, regardless of the misinformation provided by some people. Design is even more important in the mobile aspect, where applications ought to be applied on smaller screens and through different operating systems. Despite the numerous obstacles, design proved to be an indispensable asset for web… Continue reading Top Tips For The Best Mobile App Design You Could Have

Hey Designer, why so fragile?

The Why Praise overdose If you visit the comment section of behance.com and you manage to see through all the self-promotion, you’ll find that the comments are unusually polite and positive. Every project seems to have really positive feedback, the only thing that really distinguishes projects is the amount of praise they get. The reason… Continue reading Hey Designer, why so fragile?

Burnt Out Vs. Time for a Change

Posted · Category: Information It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of trying to move up the ladder, through trying to demonstrate your work ethic to managers and coworkers. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, it’s not always easy to recognize when this pattern has gone too far and has taken a… Continue reading Burnt Out Vs. Time for a Change

10 Copyright Laws Every Graphic Designer Should Be Aware Of

Copyright is defined as having the exclusive right to control reproduction and commercial exploitation of your work. In a world where truly inspirational art has taken a backseat to fame and fortune it is important to make sure your true creations remain yours in the eyes of the law. For aspiring designers, it is especially… Continue reading 10 Copyright Laws Every Graphic Designer Should Be Aware Of

How To Make Your Usability Test An Engaging Experience

In my first usability test, I met a dear old woman who didn’t know how uses a mouse. She lifted it up and pointed it at the screen, encouraging the cursor in verbal tones! At the test’s conclusion I got completely nothing. But I quickly learned the importance of laying down very exact criteria for… Continue reading How To Make Your Usability Test An Engaging Experience