8 Principles for Effective Content Design
Apr17

8 Principles for Effective Content Design

Guest post by Sandra Larson To understand the principles of effective content design, one has to understand the purpose of their website. There is but one single purpose of having an online business presence, and that’s to make a profit. Therefore, in order to make money, your website needs to attract customers, visitors that would come to your website and manage to use all the features on the page seamlessly. User experience is...

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5 Reasons ‘Create Drunk, Edit Sober’ is Terrible Advice for Web Designers
Apr12

5 Reasons ‘Create Drunk, Edit Sober’ is Terrible Advice for Web Designers

Guest post by Mary Walton If you are a person that works with creative things, you may have heard the advice to “Create drunk, edit sober.” Although this advice is most applicable to writers as Ernest Hemingway allegedly worked by these words, other professions where creativity is the main focus are also sometimes opened to similar ideas. Have you ever been in a slump and that logo design that you have been working on for days nearly...

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How to Choose a Design Portfolio Platform that’s Right for You
Mar19

How to Choose a Design Portfolio Platform that’s Right for You

Guest post by Tudor Stanescu A common saying in design circles states that a proper online portfolio can make or break a career. Your portfolio basically encompasses who you are and what you do, and can either entice or repel a potential client. Books always get judged by their covers, and as a designer, you’ll be judged by the work you put up on display. So, how do you want to be known? Purpose and Presence First and foremost,...

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7 Creative Designer Tips to Stand Out
Feb08

7 Creative Designer Tips to Stand Out

Guest post by Joe McLean Not too many professions are as creative, inspirational, and exciting as graphic design. This job allows you to work however you want – as a freelancer or as a member of a bigger organization. The list of benefits does not end there, but it’s fair to say that the position also comes with a few disadvantages. Namely, this niche is highly competitive and you need to be a prolific creator in order to get...

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How Amazon Made Me a Better Designer
Feb01

How Amazon Made Me a Better Designer

Guest post by Lexie Lu Back in 1999, Amazon was a small online book retailer. Today, it’s the fourth-largest company in the world and serves billions of people globally. To get an idea of just how large Amazon is, consider its Seattle headquarters employs about 7.5 percent of city residents, or approximately 40,000 people. That must drive a lot of coffee sales. In 2017, Amazon’s net sales were $178 billion, with an...

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5 Tips on Creating a Killer Design Portfolio
Jan24

5 Tips on Creating a Killer Design Portfolio

Guest post by Lauren Adley Being a graphic designer in this day and age comes with plenty of opportunities, as well as challenges. For instance, the competition is getting bigger every year, with 260,000 currently employed as graphic designers, with 25% of them being self-employed. In a situation like that, it’s getting increasingly difficult to stand out, which is why having your own design portfolio is an absolute must. Portfolios...

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