AI UX-Design Tools Are Not Ready for Primetime: Status Update

Summary:  Our research and evaluation shows that there are currently few design-specific AI tools that meaningfully enhance UX design workflows. AI tools won’t be replacing UX designers any time soon. Currently available LLM-based tools are not shortcutting steps in the design process just yet. Our Study There’s so much marketing hype around AI that it’s… Continue reading AI UX-Design Tools Are Not Ready for Primetime: Status Update

4 Ways You Can Test Your Design System in Figma

Consistency is key for a successful UX design system. Learn about different ways to test your design system in Figma. Keeping consistency and efficiency across design projects is essential. A good UX design system must include all the elements that make up your brand’s visual and functional identity. As you may already know, one of… Continue reading 4 Ways You Can Test Your Design System in Figma

15 Best New Fonts, November 2023

Fonts By Ben Moss 2 days ago 2023 is almost over, and the new fonts are still coming thick and fast. This month, we’ve found some awesome variable fonts, some revivals, and one or two novelty fonts to get you through the holiday promotion work. Enjoy! Dash Dash is the result of detailed scientific study… Continue reading 15 Best New Fonts, November 2023

How to ‘un-stuck’ your design work

Three lifelines to call on when you’re feeling stuck creatively I’ve been a professional designer for over twenty years, working across a wide range of media: UX/UI, motion, branding, web design, mobile apps, and creative coding. Most lately, I’ve been developing my font design practice. Design is a long journey of exploration and growth. You… Continue reading How to ‘un-stuck’ your design work

A Beginner’s Guide to the Character Panel in Illustrator

In the following tutorial, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Adobe Illustrator’s Character panel. You can read this detailed written guide, and additionally, you can follow this new video from the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel: What You’ll Learn in This Character Panel Illustrator Tutorial How to open the Character panel in Illustrator … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to the Character Panel in Illustrator

Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation

Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation Mental shortcuts and cognitive frameworks aren’t only useful in everyday judgments and problem-solving. When faced with creative challenges, we can also tap into our “design brain” to channel previously encountered ideas into our own work. At their core, design heuristics are the combination, exploration, or transformation of often already… Continue reading Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation

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

16 Fonts Similar to Cern

Cern is a sans serif typeface you cannot miss. If you are looking for fonts similar to Cern to use in your next design project, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will introduce you to some fonts like the Cern typeface, which will be a great addition to your font… Continue reading 16 Fonts Similar to Cern

44 Best Cricut Sports Fonts (Varsity, Jersey, and Stencil Fonts)

Explore some of the best Cricut sports fonts and Cricut fonts with tails to add to your creative projects. Are you looking into personalizing sports equipment and clothing for your sports team? In this article, you’ll find the best Cricut jersey fonts and Cricut sports fonts for your team. If you’re new to design and… Continue reading 44 Best Cricut Sports Fonts (Varsity, Jersey, and Stencil Fonts)

I neglected Duolingo for 20 days after signing up. Here’s every email they sent me.

About 3 weeks ago, I signed up to Duolingo intending to learn Swahili every day for about a month. Why? To learn something new, to make some progress with a language I’ve been casually interested in for some time, and to document to process from a UX perspective. What went wrong? Not to be dramatic,… Continue reading I neglected Duolingo for 20 days after signing up. Here’s every email they sent me.

21 Best Scribble Fonts (Messy, 3D and Pencil Scribble Fonts)

Looking for the perfect scribble font for your project? There are plenty to see in this category. So depending on whether you’re looking for a messy scribble font or a marker scribble font, you can start your search on GraphicRiver and Envato Elements. What Is a Scribble Font? Scribble fonts have textures that give them… Continue reading 21 Best Scribble Fonts (Messy, 3D and Pencil Scribble Fonts)

17 Fonts Similar to Oswald

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} Are you in love with Oswald’s clean, modern style? Are you wondering what font is similar to Oswald that you can use in your next project? Try Bamba Grotesk if you’re looking for the font most similar to Oswald. Today, we’re going to look at the history… Continue reading 17 Fonts Similar to Oswald

15 Best New Fonts, December 2021

Are you tired of using the same old Google fonts from website to website? You’re in luck! In this month’s roundup of the best new fonts, we’re showcasing the latest and greatest fonts from independent type foundries and designers worldwide.   Astronef Super Astronef Super is a retro-futuristic font collection with seven styles that are… Continue reading 15 Best New Fonts, December 2021

How to Create a Monogram Pattern

What You’ll Be Creating * { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a monogram in Illustrator using basic vector shapes. Once you’ve finished creating it, you will learn how to use it to create monogram background patterns. If you don’t have the time to learn… Continue reading How to Create a Monogram Pattern

20 Best WooCommerce Product Add-Ons

Do you want to create an easy shopping experience on your WooCommerce products pages? Here are 20 of the best WooCommerce product add-ons to make it possible! They make your product pages more user-friendly and user-focused by adding intuitive functionalities like: adding easy navigation using filters  allowing customers to personalize their orders offering extra choices  and… Continue reading 20 Best WooCommerce Product Add-Ons

16 Fresh Free Fonts For Graphic Designers

44 Shares New fresh free fonts are looking elegant, classy, easy to read, stylish, easy to remember, and easy to use. These free fonts are the best choice for logo design, quotes, album covers, posters, business cards, and many other design projects. Fresh fonts are 100% free to download and used in commercial work. The fonts… Continue reading 16 Fresh Free Fonts For Graphic Designers

41 Best Farmhouse Fonts (Country & Farmhouse Style Fonts)

Love farmhouse-style fonts? Check out this inspiring collection of some of the best farmhouse fonts you can download right now. Whether you’re looking for a farmhouse script font or a farmhouse font alphabet with rustic, decorative serifs, there’s plenty to see. Download this farmhouse font and many others on Envato Elements. What Is a Farmhouse… Continue reading 41 Best Farmhouse Fonts (Country & Farmhouse Style Fonts)

How to Curve Text in Affinity Designer

What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps, you will learn how to curve text in Affinity Designer. We’ll use this simple badge design to exemplify all the techniques that you can use to edit and stylize curved text in Affinity Designer. Once you’ve learned how to curve text in Affinity Designer, you can take… Continue reading How to Curve Text in Affinity Designer

3 Essential Design Trends, July 2021

This month, you will either love or hate the featured design trends. The common theme among them is a strong design element that can create distinct emotional connections. They range from interesting monotone color choices to brutalist examples to AI-inspired faces and design elements. Here’s what’s trending in design this month. 1. Interesting Monotone Color… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, July 2021

A Comprehensive Guide to Flexbox Ordering & Reordering

The flexbox layout module allows us to lay out flex items in any order and direction. Flexbox ordering is, in fact, easier than ordering with floats or CSS grid, even if you might not think so at first. As flexbox is a one-dimensional layout model, as opposed to CSS grid which is two-dimensional, you only have… Continue reading A Comprehensive Guide to Flexbox Ordering & Reordering

20 Most Popular Sans Serif Fonts for 2021

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular sans serif fonts for 2021. What is a sans serif font? We’ll show you, with some inspiring sans serif font examples you can download now. So sit back, enjoy the type inspiration, and pick out the best sans serif fonts for your next design project. … Continue reading 20 Most Popular Sans Serif Fonts for 2021

23 Best Boys T-Shirt Mockups

27 Shares Best t-shirt mockups to showcase your kids t-shirts design, boys t-shirt designs and adults t-shits designs 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 T-Shirt Mockups,… Continue reading 23 Best Boys T-Shirt Mockups

38 Best Photo Collage & Polaroid Mockups (Using an Online Photo Collage Maker)

If you love the distinct look of polaroids and want to use them either on their own or combined with other elements to create terrific photo collage designs, then you’re going to love this article.  Find Out How to Make a Photo Collage Online Today Today we’ll introduce you to the online photo collage maker from Placeit… Continue reading 38 Best Photo Collage & Polaroid Mockups (Using an Online Photo Collage Maker)

How to Use Variable Fonts on the Web

Are you wondering, “What are variable fonts?” Variable fonts were developed as the joint effort of the four biggest tech companies involved in type design—Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Adobe.  Download this and all the best variable fonts from Envato Elements As the name suggests, variable fonts allow designers to derive an unlimited number of font… Continue reading How to Use Variable Fonts on the Web