How Illustration Adds Emotion To UX

From 45,000-year-old cave paintings to 21st-century space rocket diagrams, illustrations have long played a significant role in human communication. Pictures cross-language and literacy barriers, allowing people to understand and communicate complex moods and feelings that they cannot in words. When we were little, we could understand and appreciate E.H. Shepard’s illustrations of Winnie the Pooh… Continue reading How Illustration Adds Emotion To UX

40 Most Popular Fonts of 2021

As a designer, it can be hard to find just the right font for your project. But there’s one surefire way to cut through all the noise to find the best fonts out there.  One of the popular fonts for 2021 you can find at Envato Elements Using the power of consumer choices, we’ve identified the… Continue reading 40 Most Popular Fonts of 2021

35+ Best Photoshop Actions for Designers & Photographers

64 Shares The best professional Photoshop actions can make your photographs unique and attention-grabbing. The hand-picked high quality Photoshop actions that will transform your Photographs into Oily effect, newspaper print, abstract, watercolor effect, comic and dots effects within a seconds. Mostly Photoshop actions available with video tutorials that shows how to setup action files and… Continue reading 35+ Best Photoshop Actions for Designers & Photographers

UX Design Doesn’t End With Your Website

User experience design is something that most of us associate with websites. But why isn’t it something we extend beyond the website? Here’s why I ask this: As a consumer, it’s so rare that your only interaction with a brand is through its website. Take an ecommerce site, for example. You buy a product from… Continue reading UX Design Doesn’t End With Your Website

Microcopy: an essential guide to becoming a more literate designer

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Illustration by David Hall Designers should not be mere decorators, but have an understanding of language and microcopy, a crucial design skill, now more than ever. Look at these two images: Onboarding screen A and B The obvious difference between these two onboarding visuals is that option A is devoid of words and is… Continue reading Microcopy: an essential guide to becoming a more literate designer

27 Exciting New Tools For Designers, March 2021

Looking for something new to get you excited about design work? This list is packed with all kinds of goodies to help you feel inspired and ready to work. Here’s what new for designers this month. Top Picks for March Same Energy Same Energy, in beta, is a visual search engine. You can search with… Continue reading 27 Exciting New Tools For Designers, March 2021

What’s New in Ecommerce, February 2021

There are some interesting shake-ups on the horizon for ecommerce: Experiential shopping, Virt-ical worlds, Au naturale models. We’re starting to see signs of them already — many of them spurred on thanks to the events of 2020. Below, we’re going to explore what’s going on with these new ecommerce trends and technologies and take a… Continue reading What’s New in Ecommerce, February 2021

3 Essential Design Trends, January 2021

Don’t drop the ball on these website design trends for the new year. All of the trends featured here this month are visual in nature – not as many user interface elements as previous months, but all just as stunning and usable. Here’s what’s trending in design this month. 1. 3D Scenes on White (Light)… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, January 2021

27 Best Lightroom Presets for Creative Photographers

26 Shares Best high quality Lightroom presets, great for photography, portraits, indoor, outdoor, travelers, engagements and wedding photos. An amazing Lightroom presets are developed to enhance the beauty of your photos & speed up your photo editing workflow. Easy to use, One click Lightroom Presets that gives your collection of work a more cohesive and… Continue reading 27 Best Lightroom Presets for Creative Photographers

Why Cute Graphic Designs Always Trend on the Internet (With Examples)

December 16, 2020 by Sangalang Kristine Cute graphic designs have been popular in Asia for the past few decades. Incredibly, the influence and style of this Asian cuteness are already reaching the West much faster than we all think. Why do cute graphic designs always trend on the internet anyway? We all need some ‘awwww’… Continue reading Why Cute Graphic Designs Always Trend on the Internet (With Examples)

3 Essential Design Trends, December 2020

The end of the year tends to be busy for a variety of reasons and it can limit some of the freshness we see in designs during much of the year. Regardless, there are a few trending design elements. What we are seeing right now is rooted in deep simplicity with a focus on the… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, December 2020

What Fonts Are Trending Now and Font Trends for 2021

With the end of the year fast approaching, it’s time for some fresh font trends. Next year looks set to be an eclectic and eccentric melting pot of type trends, with kinetic typography, distorted fonts, and Alpine display styles being just a few of the diverse and exciting font categories set to make their mark… Continue reading What Fonts Are Trending Now and Font Trends for 2021

A Brief History of Display Fonts

What is a display font? And what is the best place to use a display typeface? Discover the answers to those questions and more in this article. As a budding designer, it’s important to get familiar with the term and when it’s used. In this article, I’ll go through a display font definition, the typeface… Continue reading A Brief History of Display Fonts

Animal Illustration Inspiration: Character, Wild and Cute!

If you are an animal lover and are looking for cute animal illustrations to include in your designs, then you’ll love this article. Today we’re featuring a number of cute animal illustrations to encourage you to create beautiful animal-inspired projects. Animal Illustrations From Envato Elements Envato Elements hosts thousands of animal illustrations and other great resources for artists… Continue reading Animal Illustration Inspiration: Character, Wild and Cute!

How to really understand humans

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Need-to-know theories, frameworks and tools for designers and researchers. Unsplash by Nijwam Swargiary Why it matters The proper study of mankind is the science of design. -Herbert A. Simon As a UX professional, looking deeply into how our minds, emotions, needs and behaviors co-exist can help us translate human insights into designs… Continue reading How to really understand humans

How to Choose the Best Font for your Website

5 Shares Designing websites is a very intense process that entails lots of hard works. There are various things that you need to think about, such as the logo, color scheme, layout, text designs, and navigation. But the trickiest of designing a website perhaps lies in getting all the elements together to come up with… Continue reading How to Choose the Best Font for your Website

Comic Sans: The Font We Love to Hate? Plus Fonts Similar to Comic Sans

Derided by design fans but loved by millions of Microsoft users, Comic Sans is one of the most popular—and divisive—fonts ever created. Since its release in 1994, Comic Sans has been a consistent feature of everyday life, with the typeface being used on signage, menus, logos… and even tombstones.  Given the widespread popularity of the… Continue reading Comic Sans: The Font We Love to Hate? Plus Fonts Similar to Comic Sans

30+ Awesome Esports T-Shirt Mockups (Gaming Jerseys Ready to Download)

If you’ve been using the COVID-19 lockdown to become an esports star, you’ll want an esports T-shirt mockup to promote your team. You can find fabulous esports T-shirt mockups like this one at Placeit The fabulous selection of esports T-shirt mockups and jersey esport team mockups at Placeit give you the perfect opportunity to show… Continue reading 30+ Awesome Esports T-Shirt Mockups (Gaming Jerseys Ready to Download)

How to Make a Comic Book Cover

What You’ll Be Creating Truth be told, yes, you should judge a book by its cover, especially when it comes to comic book covers. Read this tutorial to learn some rules for designing a stand-out cover for your graphic novels. Want to create a comic book covers to attract readers and entice people to buy… Continue reading How to Make a Comic Book Cover

How Freelancers Can Stay Positive During the Coronavirus Crisis

There are a lot of negative emotions swirling around right now: fear; stress; frustration; anxiety; depression. And what’s worse is that it feels like there’s no escape from them. We don’t know how long the coronavirus crisis is going to last, so we can’t allow these negative emotions to overwhelm us day in and day… Continue reading How Freelancers Can Stay Positive During the Coronavirus Crisis

3 Lessons UX Designers Can Take From Netflix

If we look at this from a design perspective, there’s definitely something about the way the user experiences are designed that makes them more attractive than other movie or TV viewing options. Especially Netflix. Today, I want to put the spotlight on Netflix and give you 3 lessons you can take away from the platform’s… Continue reading 3 Lessons UX Designers Can Take From Netflix

50 Best Websites of 2019

From some very tough competition, these are the 50 sites we liked the best this year. Each one has been chosen either because it took a unique approach, or because it was central to a design trend that was a big hit in 2019. There’s a lot of fullscreen video, a lot of illustration, and… Continue reading 50 Best Websites of 2019

Graphic Design Junction

A logo is where brand development as such usually begins. This is what will cause the most powerful associations of customers, and with the help of which they will recognize your brand among hundreds of others. This is the main starting point, so in this article, we decided to tell how to use the latest… Continue reading Graphic Design Junction

Proceeding from the Latest Logo Design Trends to Make a Powerful Brand Identity

A logo is where brand development as such usually begins. This is what will cause the most powerful associations of customers, and with the help of which they will recognize your brand among hundreds of others. This is the main starting point, so in this article, we decided to tell how to use the latest… Continue reading Proceeding from the Latest Logo Design Trends to Make a Powerful Brand Identity