3 Essential Design Trends, July 2022

There are a lot of dark, retro vibes trending in website design right now. Although there are still some light projects popping up – including a pastel trend below – a lot of what we are seeing has a quite moody feel. Here’s what’s trending in design this month.   Pastel Color Palettes Let’s start… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, July 2022

How to Paint Watercolor in Procreate

This Procreate watercolor tutorial will teach you how to create a vibrant yet soft digital watercolor portrait in Procreate from scratch.  We’ll explore different drawing techniques and textures to achieve an authentic watercolor look. Also, you’ll learn how to make your portrait expressive using colors and lines. Creating a watercolor portrait in Procreate is a… Continue reading How to Paint Watercolor in Procreate

Analyzing Code With Code Detection API

The world runs on code. Nearly every single aspect of our lives is in some way, shape, or form handled by code. It may be hidden and running behind the scenes, but it is ever-present in our daily activities. Waking in the morning thanks to our alarm clock or phone app, consuming news and media… Continue reading Analyzing Code With Code Detection API

Decolonizing typography: creating a font for Afrikan writing systems

The driving force behind my relentless mission to create digital fonts for Afrikan writing systems, one letter at a time. In this case study I’ll walk you through the process of designing a font for the Bassa Vah Alphabet. The name ‘Bassa’ and a Bassa proverb. Background Bassa language is spoken by about 600 000 Bassa… Continue reading Decolonizing typography: creating a font for Afrikan writing systems

20 Best Script Font Pairings (Fonts That Pair Well With Script)

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} Wondering which fonts pair well with script? Read on to find some awesome handwritten font combinations. Handwritten font combinations are a huge trend. They are versatile and can go from elegant to super casual. We’ve chosen a few script fonts from Envato Elements’ big library and found… Continue reading 20 Best Script Font Pairings (Fonts That Pair Well With Script)

How Climate Change Affects Business (and How Leaders Can Respond)

Some business leaders believe that the only reason to care about climate change is that consumers care about climate change. With this mindset, these leaders might do the bare minimum to convince their audience that their organization utilizes sustainable practices. Yet, there are plenty of important ways that climate change directly impacts business performance. Changing… Continue reading How Climate Change Affects Business (and How Leaders Can Respond)

16 Fonts Similar to Magnolia Sky

Are looking for a brush-pen script font similar to Magnolia Sky for your next project? Check out this list of brush fonts that resemble the Magnolia Sky typeface, and discover a selection of premium fonts that are available at Envato Elements. Whether you’re searching for a fun brush-style font for a print project or a… Continue reading 16 Fonts Similar to Magnolia Sky

UX and UI Logo Trends

26 Shares With the advent of online and mobile working culture, UX/UI trends have experienced a significant transformation over the years. Yet 2021 is just no exception. As a UX/UI professional, it is vital to keep updated about these continuously shifting trends and follow and recreate good UX design examples. The COVID-19 issue has transformed… Continue reading UX and UI Logo Trends

3D worlds and the future of UX: A review of “spatial interfaces”

[unable to retrieve full-text content] “Games and entertainment have pointed us toward a new way of thinking about interacting with software: spatial interfaces.” — John Palmer, Spatial Interfaces Spatial Interfaces presents a vision for the future of UX, in which “lots of the software we already use can be augmented by spatial interfaces”. Palmer envisions “spatial environments,… Continue reading 3D worlds and the future of UX: A review of “spatial interfaces”

How to survive a design career and avoid burnout (Part 2)

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Hi, people in the UX Design and Product world. This post is the second in a series I’m writing, based on conversations I’ve had with Product and Experience Designers and leaders in the field, who prosper despite working in some really harsh environments. And when I say “harsh”, I’m talking… Continue reading How to survive a design career and avoid burnout (Part 2)

10 Website Design Must-Haves For Any Small Business

0 Shares Having a website is essential for small businesses. It helps build an online presence and expand your reach. However, to maximize the website’s potential, website owners need to understand must-have web elements. If your website misses important features, you may lose out on potential customers and revenue. It’s also worth mentioning that not… Continue reading 10 Website Design Must-Haves For Any Small Business

20 Best New Sites, June 2021

Ever since online stores first emerged they’ve faced one big challenge compared to their real world rivals; yes, it’s convenient to shop wherever, whenever you want, and delivery options permitting, buy from anyone anywhere in the world. But it’s a minimal experience compared to the fuller sensory experience of shopping in the real world. Online… Continue reading 20 Best New Sites, June 2021

Design lessons from the National Football League (NFL)

[unable to retrieve full-text content] While growing up in Western PA, like most kids, I grew up loving and playing football and becoming a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. As NFL devotees, we endured a surreal 2020 football season with the pandemic from empty stands replaced by cardboard fans to injury reports containing COVID19 infections. Yet, with… Continue reading Design lessons from the National Football League (NFL)

Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw a Cartoon Face Correctly

In this easy cartoon drawing tutorial, you’ll learn how to draw cartoon characters. A good cartoonist is one who can extract the main details of an object or a human being and represent them with simple shapes. The goal is that a child can recognize the drawing and be attracted to what they’re looking at.… Continue reading Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw a Cartoon Face Correctly

10 Vital Elements of Art That Make a Good Design

24 Shares Creating a good print design can be quite a challenge. Even if you’re an experienced web designer who creates all kinds of responsive design and is familiar with all CSS tricks, working on a print project might be quite difficult because print production and web design require you to use different skills and… Continue reading 10 Vital Elements of Art That Make a Good Design

25 Best Affinity Designer Brushes For Affinity App

27 Shares Affinity Designer is one of the best app for designers and creative artists. Professional designers and amateurs alike creating a range of resources like Affinity Designer brushes and more to complement the software. Today we’re featuring over 25 of the best Affinity Designer brushes around, as well as a selection of premium Affinity… Continue reading 25 Best Affinity Designer Brushes For Affinity App

15 Fonts Similar to Garamond and What to Pair It With

Are you searching for fonts similar to the Garamond font style? In this article, we will present you with 15 fonts that are similar to the classic Garamond serif font. We’ll also look at some fonts you can pair with Garamond in your web- or print-based projects. The classic Garamond typeface is considered a timeless… Continue reading 15 Fonts Similar to Garamond and What to Pair It With

From designed-for-women to design-by-women

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A reciprocal relationship between societal shift and innovative design. Lululemon retail store in Beijing. PHOTOGRAPHER: Eason Yang Design has evolved from a pragmatic methodology towards a strategic influence over the past decades; designers have engaged in complex social problems making significant contributions. Our observations convince us that the need has emerged… Continue reading From designed-for-women to design-by-women

20 Best New Websites, April 2021

This month’s collection contains a combination of big and bold, and clean and minimal. Although basic minimalism is still trendy, with lots of white space and greyscale type, we are seeing it softened with color. This is implemented differently, ranging from hints of off-whites in images to gentle pastels as section backgrounds. Playing around with… Continue reading 20 Best New Websites, April 2021

26 Best Premium Photoshop Actions

19 Shares Photoshop Actions, best of all time. These action sets have been developed for photographers and graphic designers. Premium Photoshop actions are best for getting high-quality results. These Photoshop actions can transform your photos into HDR portraits, Oily effect, newspaper print, abstract, watercolor effect, comic and dots effects within a seconds. Mostly Photoshop actions… Continue reading 26 Best Premium Photoshop Actions

How to Create a Summer Portrait With Ice Cream in Procreate

What You’ll Be Creating Just imagine: a scorching sun, a clear blue sky, a cool breeze blowing in from the sea, and your favorite ice cream in your hand. Well, aren’t these the key ingredients for a perfect summer mood? In this tutorial we’ll try to picture this mood by creating a colorful summer portrait… Continue reading How to Create a Summer Portrait With Ice Cream in Procreate

21 Best Vintage Fonts 2021

29 Shares Vintage fonts are just awesome to bring vintage feelings in your design! Unique and traditional style fonts with vintage touch that really can draw visitor attention. These fonts will make your design stand out in the crowd and spread your message across with a creative font family! These vintage fonts are perfect for… Continue reading 21 Best Vintage Fonts 2021

21 Best Girls T-Shirt Mockups

39 Shares Best female t-shirt mockups to showcase girls t-shirts design, teenage tshirt mockups and adults t-shits mockups in a beautiful realistic apparel textures. T-Shirt mockups are very easy to use just place your design anywhere on the t-shirt and your photo-realistic t-shirt image is ready. ? In this mockup collection you will find female t-Shirt mockups, girls t-shirt… Continue reading 21 Best Girls T-Shirt Mockups