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Feb 25, 2021

The truth about freelancing: 6 most common myths debunked

working remote

What is freelancing really like as a creative professional? Get ready to debunk the 6 most common misconceptions around what it means to be self-employed.

Feb 23, 2021

7 things you need for a successful rebrand—Insights from Creatopy

Bannersnack has officially rebranded into Creatopy! Keep reading to learn the 7 pillars of any successful rebrand so you can take these learnings back to your own team.

Feb 18, 2021

Mastering Iconography: The 3 Do's & Don'ts of Icon Design

Anron Icons: 1150+ Editable Icons for Figma & IconJar

Learn icon design best practices and get inspired by different iconography ideas, formats, and styles.

Feb 16, 2021

3 ways to make a design portfolio that clients love

What do different clients and companies look for when it comes to your design portfolio? In this post, learn how to craft a design portfolio that impresses large corporations, startups, and agencies alike.

Feb 11, 2021

Top 12 Websites to Find Full-Time (& Freelance) Graphic Design Jobs

Build your creative career

Where can you find great graphic design jobs online in 2021? Here’s a list of the best websites and job boards to find new full-time and freelance graphic design opportunities.

Feb 9, 2021

Social media design: 5 steps for a winning visual strategy (2021)

Social Media

Want to learn how to design even more engaging, on-brand social media visuals for your own brand or a client’s? Follow these 5 steps.

Feb 4, 2021

How to become a self-taught UI/UX designer (2021)

Web Design Process Illustration

Do you want to become a UI/UX designer but don’t have any experience or formal education? Here’s what you need to do.

Feb 3, 2021

Free iPhone 12 mockups to enhance your mobile designs

Free 3D iPhone Mockup

A collection of high-quality iPhone 12 mockups and templates for Figma, Sketch, and Photoshop to help your mobile designs shine.

Feb 2, 2021

5 quick UI design tips from MDS's Dribbble Workshop

Figma UI Design Tips

Keep reading for 5 tips on how to design visually beautiful interfaces from MDS himself. Plus, a list of MDS’s top accessibility resources for UI designers.

Jan 29, 2021

📣 Heads up! We're sunsetting Dribbble's iOS & Android apps

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We’re saying goodbye to Dribbble’s iOS and Android apps as of January 29, 2021. Here’s what you need to know.

Jan 29, 2021

Dribbble's Pump Up Mix Vol. 4 — DKNG

Dribble Pump-Up Mix (Vo. IV)

Looking for some new tunes to power your creativity? Welcome to Dribbble’s Pump-Up Mix — a monthly Q&A and curated playlist of songs highlighting your favorite designers and the music that influences their creative process.

Jan 26, 2021

Book Cover Design 101: How to Design a Cover that Sells

Reedsy's Best Book Covers of 2020

Before you start designing a book cover, there’s a few things you should know. Here are nine tips for designing high-quality book covers that fly off of the shelves.

Jan 25, 2021

Boundaries: How to set (& maintain) them with your freelance clients

Creative Struggle! No. 1

Setting boundaries doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. In this guide, get 8 tips for how to set better boundaries at work and with your freelance clients. Plus, how to maintain them to create a healthy work-life balance.

Jan 21, 2021

How to get ahead as a digital creative in 2021 (8 tips for success)

Digital Creative In 2021 Illustration

Are you ready to take your creative career to the next level this year? Here are 8 tips that will help every digital creative thrive and succeed in 2021.

Jan 19, 2021

5 healthy habits you need to manage creative burnout in 2021

Be Happy Illustration

With burnout on the rise, it’s more important than ever for creative professionals to learn how to manage it. Here are 5 healthy habits you can start implementing now to help you beat burnout once and for all.

Jan 18, 2021

Boost your creative confidence (4 tips to unlocking your creative potential)

Jose Illustration Pack

What’s the secret to creative confidence? The answer is simpler than you might think. Here are four tips every designer should know to help keep creativity levels high, develop your strengths, and boost your confidence.

Jan 14, 2021

How to use design thinking to improve your daily workflow

Thoughts

You might already be familiar with design thinking, but have you ever considered applying the design thinking framework to other areas of your life? Here’s how to use design thinking to improve your productivity and workflow.

Jan 12, 2021

8 design-related conversion fails (& how you can easily avoid them)

Interaction flow

If you want to increase signups, downloads, and/or purchases of your product, you’ll want to avoid these eight design-related conversion fails at all costs.

Jan 11, 2021

5 ways to develop your eye for (good) design

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Looking for ways to improve your design skills this year? Here are five essential tips to help you develop an eye for good design.

Jan 6, 2021

6 tips to help you choose the right typography for your logo design

Logotypes With Hidden Meaning

In this article, we’ll share six essential tips to help guide your typography choices and create a successful logo design.