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Sep 29, 2020

10 tax deductions that every freelance designer needs to know

Logo Designer

Tax deductions are your number one defense against a huge tax bill. Here are ten must-know tax deductions every freelance designer should know about.

Sep 28, 2020

Fidgeting with Widgets: Designers riff off Apple’s iOS 14 interface

iOS 14 widgets

A curated collection of mobile designs inspired by Apple iOS 14’s new widget capabilities.

Sep 25, 2020

Show off your design skills by crafting eye-catching iOS 14 layout themes

Dark Mode Reimagined

Designers—it’s time to show off your incredible skills. Apple’s new iOS 14 is the perfect opportunity for a new creative project. Get inspired to customize your mobile layouts with a stylish new theme.

Sep 25, 2020

Dribbble's Pump Up Mix Vol. 1 — Mark Johnston

Looking for some new tunes to power your creativity? We’re so excited to present a brand new series—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.

Sep 24, 2020

Seek, Find, Design: Introducing Dribbble’s New Designer Search

Feast your eyes on our all-new Designer Search dashboard! Easily browse, discover, and message top Dribbble talent who are ready to take on freelance projects or fill your full-time design roles.

Sep 24, 2020

6 things you need to design a strong brand identity system

Recital  Brand Guide

Designing a brand identity for yourself or for a client? Here’s how to get it right.

Sep 23, 2020

How to market yourself as a creative entrepreneur

Build Campaign ✏️

Learn how to use ads, social media, and other essential marketing tactics to build your brand and sell your product or services.

Sep 22, 2020

Busting 5 Frequent Myths of Online Learning—and how School of Motion can help

Learning

Are you interested in learning motion design but don’t know where to start? In this post by our friends at School of Motion, we’re busting the most common myths about online learning, how their online animation curriculum will help you get the ball rolling.

Sep 21, 2020

Avoid These 5 Red Flags in Your Design Portfolio

Build

A list of the most overlooked portfolio mistakes that discourage potential clients and employers from contacting you. Plus, how to avoid them!

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.