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Feb 19, 2020

3 essential steps to boosting your online presence as a designer

Personal Space

Learn how to curate your online presence as a professional designer and maximize your digital footprint so you get noticed.

Feb 17, 2020

8 best free font resources for designers

Buffon – Interesting Glyphs

On the hunt for some fresh new fonts to add to your collection? Here are some of the best resources on the web for downloading free, high-quality typefaces.

Feb 14, 2020

Love is (not) in the air: 12 unexpected Valentine's Day Shots we love

🖤Valentine's Stickers 🖤

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air here at Dribbble… or not! We’ve got the perfect collection of not-so-romantic Shots to mix things up a bit. 🖤

Feb 13, 2020

Charting your creative path: Follow the vision or trust the process?

Creative journey

There are two different types of processes used to create. Which one do you lean towards? Danielle Evans sheds light on how to harness your state of flow and which type of workflow is best suited for a given project.

Feb 11, 2020

How to improve your UI design skills: 5 tips from the pros

Design Language - Process Masterclass

Just getting started in UI design? Here are 5 ways to develop your skills and work your way towards designing better digital interfaces.

Feb 10, 2020

The 5 Habits of a Great Illustrator

Self

Believe it or not, the secret to becoming a great illustrator isn’t just possessing stellar drawing skills. In this post, five illustrators share their tried-and-true habits for developing their skills and creating more meaningful work.

Feb 7, 2020

Download 10 beautiful desktop wallpapers designed by Dribbblers

Eggs Across the Universe

Is your desktop itching for a visual refresh? Here are 10 stunning wallpapers designed by Dribbblers you can download right now.

Feb 6, 2020

Stuck in a bad design feedback loop? Here's what to do about it

Stuck in a Bad Feedback Loop?

We’ve all been stuck in a bad feedback loop. Learn how to spot crappy design feedback and evolve your processes to avoid it.

Feb 5, 2020

3 ways to experiment with latest UI trend—asymmetrical grids & layouts

Get inspired to try the fast-growing UI design trend—asymmetrical grids and layouts. Here are 3 simple ways to start experimenting with more dynamic, unbalanced design compositions.

Feb 3, 2020

A moodboard for the nostalgic designer: Vintage athletic-inspired branding

Austin Grackles II

Explore the wonderful world of vintage sports branding and walk away with some tips for recreating this aesthetic in your own graphic design work.

Jan 31, 2020

Graphic designers reimagine their favorite NFL team logos

49ers Concepts

In honor of Super Bowl Sunday 2020, we’re sharing a handful of fun redesign concepts of famous NFL team logos—reimagined by graphic designers and football fans in our community!

Jan 30, 2020

Super Bowl LIV: Tackling Design with the 49ers & Chiefs

Super Bowl LIV

Here’s a fascinating look into the world of NFL sports design from Design Directors at the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers—both teams facing off this Sunday at Super Bowl 2020!

Jan 29, 2020

How 5 freelance designers master the art of productivity

On The Clock

When it comes to maximizing productivity, simply keeping a to-do list doesn’t always cut it. Here are 5 techniques that help freelancers work more efficiently and stay motivated.

Jan 28, 2020

5 ways to get creative with gradients in graphic design

HM Architecture Concept

Ready to see gradients in a whole new light? We’re sharing five creative ways to work with gradients that will put a fun twist on this modern color trend.

Jan 27, 2020

A UX designer's guide to interpreting human behavior

User Testing

Learn how to create a strong rapport with your users to maximize the user research process and better understand your products. Also get a break down of basic human behavioral queues every UX designer should be aware of and what they mean.

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.

Internet Friends Pin Set

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

The Things We Love Destroy Us Sticker

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.