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Sep 18, 2020

How to create dreamy color blurs in Adobe Illustrator

Color blur

Ever wonder how designers achieve those blurry gradient-like effects in Adobe Illustrator? Here’s a mini design tutorial that breaks down the technique into three simple steps.

Sep 17, 2020

Fresh From Dribbble: Boosted Shots

Want to get more eyeballs on your Dribbble work? We’re excited to announce that we’ve updated our Boosted Shots feature—your projects get in front of even more engaged community creatives. Here’s everything you need to know.

Sep 17, 2020

5 tips to develop your personal style as a designer

Tools 🎨

Your personal style should be flexible enough to work within a client’s guidelines, but that doesn’t mean it can’t show up in the work you do! Here are some helpful tips for developing your style as a graphic designer or web designer, while also attracting the kinds of clients you want.

Sep 16, 2020

The Web Designer's Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization (and why it matters)

App Success

You’ve designed a beautiful website. But now that it’s launched, is it just existing, or is it performing? Learn how to adopt a conversion rate optimization (CRO) mindset and how it can take your design expertise to the next level.

Sep 15, 2020

The Entrepreneur vs The Linchpin: Which Type of Designer Are You?

Design Duo 🤘🏼

Explore two distinct paths designers can follow in their careers. Read on to find out which type of designer you are meant to be.

Sep 14, 2020

Enhance your creative workflow: The MX Series for digital creatives

As a digital creator, investing in the right products designed to suit your workflow is a must. Here are two new products on the market that we highly recommend!

Sep 11, 2020

Explaining UX Design to a 5-year-old

Search Site

A few weeks ago, we challenged our design community to tell us how they’d explain UX design to a five-year-old… And you can bet we got all sorts of answers! Check out a few of our favorites.

Sep 10, 2020

Landing Page 101: How to design a landing page that converts

Collab.

Landing pages can be one of the most important parts of a website—and mastering landing page design can set a designer apart from their competition. Here are eight simple tips for landing page success.

Sep 9, 2020

First time remote? Here's how to set your team up for success

Making distance work

It’s clear that we’re settling in for the long haul with remote work, and that’s not changing anytime soon. To help set your teams up for success, Dribbble’s Head of Operations Chloe Oddleifson shares her top tips for building and maturing a fully remote org.

Sep 8, 2020

HEY just fixed everything we hate about email, and our minds are blown

Information overdose

We tried HEY—the new email service from the people at Basecamp. Now, we’re giving you the inside scoop on what all of the hype is about.

Sep 6, 2020

15 designer curated color palettes to inspire your next project

Good Days

To inspire your next graphic design or illustration project, we’ve rounded up a handful of Shots packed with beautiful color palettes curated by our very own design community.

Sep 4, 2020

12 on point illustrations that accurately depict WFH life

Work At Home 🏠

Have you been working from home since the pandemic? If so, you can probably relate to at least some of these illustrations…

Sep 3, 2020

5 excellent color palette generators every designer should try

Interaction of Color

On the hunt for your next best color palette? We’re rounding up five essential color palette picking tools to help you come up with endless new combinations.

Sep 2, 2020

10 habits of successful freelance designers

Multitasking Concept

Turns out, the most successful freelancers have a few things in common that set them apart from the rest. Here are 10 powerful habits every freelance designer should hone.

Sep 1, 2020

Inspiration without copying: How to produce your own original work

Broaden Your Mind

Understanding the art of inspiration and what it actually means to produce original work.

Aug 31, 2020

6 Great Frameworks for Understanding Others

Zoom meeting

Humans are the most complex beings to grasp. But if we challenge ourselves to decode their behaviors and emotions with a prudent framework, we can all become better designers. Here’s a good place to start.

Aug 28, 2020

Gorgeous Gradients: A curated collection of dreamy color transitions

Farewell CBD

From branding, to web design, packaging design, and typography, prepare to get lost in these smooth and dreamy color transitions. ✨

Aug 27, 2020

Designer Aloke Pillai on turning side projects into businesses while freelancing

Designer Aloke Pillai joins us to chat about transitioning from a freelancer to a business owner, creating a financial runway while freelancing, and managing your mental limitations. Plus, he shares some invaluable advice for all entrepreneurial designers.

Aug 26, 2020

10 simple kerning tips to improve your typography

Kerning

If you want to start leveling-up your typography, you’ve got to know how to properly kern your letters! Here’s a quick visual guide to help you get started.

Aug 25, 2020

5 soft skills every graphic designer needs for a successful career

Coworkers

Too many designers overlook the importance of soft skills in their careers. In this post, we break down the five most important soft skills for you to master in your career, and how they’ll make you more desirable to both clients and employers alike.