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Nov 30, 2020

How to set up an LLC as a freelancer (and why it’s a no-brainer)

Workspace

Learn what an LLC means, why it’s a good idea to have as a freelance business, and a step-by-step process for how to set one up.

Nov 26, 2020

A Real UX Case Study: Designing Cloudways' Agency Partnership Program

UX Experts

In this post by UX Lead at Cloudways, go behind the scenes into how a fully distributed team designed a new service that resulted in nearly 100% user conversions. Plus, the biggest takeaways on what truly great UX design means.

Nov 24, 2020

Designer Gift Guide 2020: The Best Holiday Gift Ideas For Designers

Presents 🎁

Looking for the perfect gift to give the designer in your life this year? We’ve got you covered. From digital accessories, graphic designer goodies, inspiring wall art, and more—there’s a gift for every kind of creative practitioner here.

Nov 23, 2020

An illustrator’s advice for breaking into the digital product space

Trip — Mental Health Application

Illustrator Fran Pulido explains how to shine in the digital product space —a world constantly demanding visually amazing experiences and talent.

Nov 20, 2020

Dribbble's Pump Up Mix Vol. 3 — Lauren Dickens

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.

Nov 19, 2020

6 ways 2020 has changed the landscape of design

Spot Illustration

2020 has forever changed the design industry. In this article, we explore these significant changes, plus explain how designers today can learn to adapt to the new landscape of design.

Nov 18, 2020

1 Dan. 1 Draplin. 1 (Incredible) Day of Design—Snag Your Ticket Now!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 9, Dribbblers! Learn the basics of font and logo design in our next live, interactive Dribbble Workshop featuring Dan Cederholm and Aaron Draplin!

Nov 17, 2020

Redesigning cliches: How to choose stock imagery for the 21st century

Stock images can make a real statement about your brand’s values, global perspective, and social priorities. In this article, learn how and why to choose stock images that accurately reflect and serve humanity.

Nov 16, 2020

9 Tips To Keep You Sane When Working With Multiple Clients

'Proactively' Finding New Commissions ✨

Learn how to relieve the stress around juggling multiple client projects so you can effectively grow your business.

Nov 12, 2020

Podcast Design 101: Tips For Creating Stand-Out Podcast Cover Art

Guerlain Olfaplay

They say to never judge a book by its cover, but books—and podcasts—need eye-catching cover art if they’re going to capture the attention of people browsing for new content. Your podcast’s cover art should be immediately recognizable and stand out from the millions of other podcasts out there.

Nov 11, 2020

How to get creative using simple geometric patterns in graphic design

Pattern Design

Get inspired by 48 beautiful examples of simple geometric patterns used in graphic design and how to apply them to your own projects. Plus, scroll down to the end for free vector pattern downloads.

Nov 10, 2020

How to become a self-taught graphic designer

Creating process.

An outline of the steps you need to take in order to become a professional graphic designer without going to school.

Nov 9, 2020

Create Your Personal Branding Strategy in 4 Simple Steps

Gold ✨

In this guide for freelancers and entrepreneurs, learn how to create a recognizable brand that will help attract better, higher-quality clients.

Nov 6, 2020

Moodboarding 101: Build beautiful & effective moodboards for your design projects

Brand Process: Moodboards

Creating moodboards is a vital step of the design process. Here’s how to build the most effective moodboards to help all your project stakeholders get on the same page.

Nov 5, 2020

How to Send a Follow-Up Email After No Response From Your Clients

Unresponsive Clients?

How many times have you had to deal with unresponsive clients? Here are a few different scenarios that explain why your client might not be responding, plus a few handy follow-up email templates that will help you get the conversation started again.

Nov 4, 2020

25 striking logo color schemes to inspire your branding

Hospitall - Color Exploration 1

Learn how to choose the perfect logo color scheme for your brand. Plus, get inspired by some visual examples of logo color palettes that tell a compelling brand story and effectively communicate a message.

Nov 2, 2020

How Freelance UX Designers Can Use Today’s Tech Tools To Succeed

One Hub

Here are 5 ways to boost your career as a freelance UX designer in 2020.

Oct 30, 2020

How about some scary good design? 🎃

Naughty spiders

Happy Halloween, Dribbblers! Get in the spooky spirit and enjoy this curated collection of Halloween-inspired design and illustration. 👻

Oct 29, 2020

Don’t Miss Dribbble's Exclusive Workshop with Aaron Draplin!

Ready to flex your creative muscles and learn alongside one of the most in-demand design practitioners around? Talk shop and learn design with none other than Aaron Draplin in our official virtual Dribbble Workshop! Tickets are available now.

Oct 29, 2020

Free Mockups, Templates & Icons for Your Next Design Project

Free iPhone 11 Pro Mockup Set

Check out an extensive collection of digital creative assets made for designers, by designers. Download high-quality mockups, templates, icons, and more for your next design project!