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30+ Best Procreate Brushes

If you’re a digital artist searching for the perfect Procreate brush to craft stunning illustrations or to design unique website header images, we’ve got a great collection of professional Procreate brushes just for you. Procreate is amongst the most popular drawing apps available for iPad Pro. It’s actually more than just a simple drawing app. With the Apple Pencil stylus and the right set of brushes, this app can help you craft amazing digital drawings and paintings. The app comes with over 130… learn more

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Pantone’s Color of the Year: Ultra Violet (And How to Use It)

Ultra Violet. It sounds like the name of a pop band. Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018 is inspired by music and art and individuality. The color is reminiscent of Prince’s famous purple and it is part of a growing trend in design to use bolder, brighter colors in more projects. Here’s a look at Pantone’s color of the year and how you can use it in your projects. About Ultra Violet The color of the year is Pantone Ultra Violet 18−3838. Ultra Violet is a deep purple, evoking a feeling… learn more

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How to Create a Beautiful Website With Wix

You don’t need a graphic design or computer science degree to create a beautiful and functional website. Thanks to Wix, a website builder, anyone can create a stylish website, all on their own. What sets Wix apart from some of the other tools out there is that it allows you full creative freedom to create just the type of website you want. Plus, there are drag-and-drop design tools (no coding required), artificial intelligence assisted, and even code-it-yourself options. Wix offers a complete package… learn more

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10 Web Design Trends to Watch for in 2018

As 2017 winds down, it’s a good time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and start thinking about designs yet to come. Looking at more recent designs, redesigns and even just design tweaks, a few distinct trends are starting to emerge as the front-runners heading into 2018. Here’s a look at some of the web design trends that will likely become popular (and many of these concepts can be used for print design as well). 1. Asymmetrical Grids The age of perfect symmetry is… learn more

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70+ Christmas Mockups, Icons, Graphics & Resources

Christmas is on the way! Whether you’re designing festive party flyers, looking for Christmas mockups, or a holiday icon set, we have a great collection for you today! We’ve pulled together a fantastic collection of Christmas flyers and templates, mockups, icons, vectors, and much more. Some of them are completely free, some cost a few dollars, but all of them will get you in the festive spirit. Have fun looking through this selection of resources, and we hope you find a few that help out with your… learn more

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Samantha Keely Smith

Beautiful work by New York based painter Samantha Keely Smith. learn more

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Giulia Tomai

Italian illustrator  Giulia Tomai. learn more

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Thomas Garaventa

Thomas Garaventa is an illustrator from Norway. learn more

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Are You a Good Designer or a Great Designer? Here Are the 10 Signs

Some people are better suited for certain jobs than others. Skills and personality traits combine to make you good—or great—at your job. When it comes to design, do you know where you fall? Are you a good designer? Or a great one? The answer might be both. Between good days and bad, and projects that rock and ones that leave you ragged, one of the things that will help you be a better designer all the time is awareness of characteristics that great designers have in common. 1. You Are Curious… learn more

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Pedro Gomes

Pedro Gomes is a Portugese illustrator currently based in New York. learn more

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Shreya Gupta

Talented Indian illustrator, currently based in NYC, Shreya Gupta. learn more

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Jacqueline Colley

We’re loving the illustration work of London based Jacqueline Colley. learn more

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20+ Best iPhone X Mockups

The iPhone X is Apple’s most radical phone to date. Which makes an iPhone X mockup the perfect way to showcase your design in an original way, especially if you’re working on an app, video game, or a website design. iPhone X has a unique bezel-less design which makes it stand out. This also makes things a bit harder for designers to find mockups for the device. So, to save you the trouble, we found a collection of stunning new iPhone X mockups you can use to promote your work and showcase products… learn more

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5 Web Design Trends We’re Already Over

Design trends have to be used cautiously. Just as quickly as many trends come into fashion; they can fall out of favor and make a design feel dated. Don’t ignore them completely — testing out trends can stretch your creative muscles and help you create something you might not have tried otherwise. But do be aware of what’s fresh, what’s timeless, and what’s out of date! Here are five design trends that are over (or should be anyway). 1. „Vintage“ Everything For a while, it seemed like… learn more

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Challenges Every Freelance Designer Will Face in 2018

A new year is looming ahead, which comes with new challenges, even for the seasoned freelance designer. As you look back and celebrate the wins of 2017 – as you deservedly should – it’s time to think ahead to what’s in store for the new year as well! There seems to be a shift again in trends and technology that could present challenges (and opportunities!) for designers in 2018. Here’s a look at some of the curveballs that might come your way. And how to be ready for them when they do. Emergence… learn more

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