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Jan 24, 2020

Shop small: 10 awesome merch shops owned by graphic designers

Room to Roam Pennant

Support your design community in style by picking up some beautifully crafted custom goods! Here’s a roundup of awesome online shops run by designers with products inspired by their personalities, passions, and interests. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Jan 23, 2020

Making products & growing a brand—A chat with Pretty Useful Co.

The Pin Keeper - Use It or Lose It

We chat with the creators of Pretty Useful Co. about building a merch brand, marketing strategies that work, and general advice for designers starting this kind of side-hustle.

Jan 22, 2020

A merch designer’s tips for creating more meaningful products

Parks Project Summer Tanks

Designer Lisa McCormick who specializes in the outdoor industry shares her top tips for designing beautiful merch that resonates with a larger audience.

Jan 21, 2020

How to design your online shop like a pro—Insights from Big Cartel

Skrrrrt Skrrrrrt

If you’re interested in starting a side-hustle designing and selling custom merch, here are some best practices for setting up your online shop for success!

Jan 20, 2020

Making merch on the side: 5 tips for getting started

Sticker Giveaway

Whether you’re starting a side-hustle or a hobby selling custom-designed merch, here are some essential tips on marketing, pricing, and production to help set yourself up for success.

Jan 17, 2020

Check out these awesome highlights from our recent Dribbble Meetups!

What happens when designers get together IRL? Santa Claus gets a modern rebrand, designers face-off in a logo competition, and much more. Try not to get FOMO checking out these awesome highlights from our most recent Dribbble Meetups.

Jan 16, 2020

A day in the life of graphic designer & illustrator Dan Lehman

A Day in my Life

Independent designer Dan Lehman takes us through his daily routine, creative process, and shares his favorite tools of the trade. Read on to learn more about the perks and challenges of working independently while building a business.

Jan 15, 2020

Everything you need to know about Dribbble's new design podcast

🎧 Overtime is back with new host, Meg Lewis!

We’re beyond excited to announce the relaunch of Dribbble’s Overtime Podcast! Meet our new host, Meg Lewis, and get the inside scoop on what to expect from our new design podcast.

Jan 14, 2020

Fresh from Dribbble: New emails, who dis?

New emails, who dis?

Our emails now look as great as your work! Dribbble’s Product Designer and Software Engineer are here to tell you everything you need to know about our fresh new designs.

Jan 13, 2020

5 must-know tricks in Adobe Illustrator for a faster workflow

Design Tools

We’re shedding light on some not-so-obvious tips and tricks in Adobe Illustrator that will end up saving you countless hours of work.

Jan 10, 2020

Download 12 free beautiful iPhone wallpapers designed by Dribbblers

Free iPhone Backgrounds

Stay inspired with these stunning mobile wallpapers created by graphic designers and illustrators in our community. Download your favorite wallpaper freebies and freshen up your home and lock screens today!

Jan 9, 2020

7 freelance graphic designers share their daily routines

Ring Ring mi dude

What does a typical workday look like for a freelance graphic designer? In this post, seven freelancers take us through a day in their life—sharing everything from their morning routines, daily habits, and favorite productivity hacks.

Jan 8, 2020

Color stuck? Try the color palette finding technique graphic designers love

Color Study - 03

On the hunt for the perfect color palette? Check out this fun and simple technique that graphic designers use to generate beautiful color schemes.

Jan 7, 2020

The art of emotion: Laxalt & McIver on their tried-and-true design philosophy

What is emotional design and why does it matter? In an exclusive Dribbble Video, we sit down with the creative team at Laxalt & McIver as they shed light on this tried-and-true philosophy.

Jan 6, 2020

10 more famous logos reimagined by another graphic designer

Twitter Logo Proposal (For Fun)

Who designed it better? Check out these ten fun reinterpretations of some of the world’s most iconic logos—courtesy of the talented graphic designers in our community.

Jan 3, 2020

Here are the New Year's resolutions designers are setting for 2020

Welcome to 2020

What are the top goals designers said they want to achieve this year? Check it out, and get inspired to think about where you want to focus your energy in 2020!

Jan 2, 2020

Dribbble's Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Pattern 03

Which Courtside articles did our design community enjoy most last year? Here are some of Dribbble’s most popular blog posts of 2019. Happy reading!

Dec 30, 2019

How to get ahead as a freelance designer in 2020

Web Illustration

How can freelance designers in an increasingly competitive market set themselves apart and generate more job opportunities? Here are a couple things you need to do.

Dec 27, 2019

A brilliant collection of neon designs to illuminate your creativity

Sun Barf

If you’re waiting for a lightning bolt of inspiration to hit, look no further—these neon inspired designs might just spark your next best idea.

Dec 23, 2019

Creative 404-page designs you won't mind getting lost in

404

This collection of engaging 404 error page designs might just instill a bit more patience in you during your browsing experience.