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Jul 10, 2020

24 examples of creative illustration use in mobile design

Desert Trip - Mobile App Concept

As brands strive to connect with their audience in a digital-heavy world, illustration has become quite a coveted skill to have as a creative. Here are some examples of different illustrative styles to explore and inspire your own mobile designs.

Jul 9, 2020

10 ways to explain the job of a graphic designer to a 5-year-old

Design review

How would you describe the job of a graphic designer to a 5-year-old? We asked, and you answered… Today, we rounded up some of our favorite responses that are either spot-on accurate or downright hilarious.

Jul 8, 2020

How to turn negative feedback into design gold

Star Rating Illustration

Hear us out: Negative feedback can actually be one of the most positive things that can happen in your design career. Here are a few tips for navigating negative client feedback to create your best work yet!

Jul 7, 2020

A freelancer's guide to crafting effective project proposals

Invoicing

How often have you approached freelance projects only to end up overworked and under-budget? In this guide, learn how to craft an effective project proposal that improves the outcome of your efforts. Plus, the most common mistakes to avoid!

Jul 6, 2020

3 creative ways to support your remote team's physical health

Morning Routine

Now more than ever, it’s crucial to prioritize taking care of the health of your team. Dribbble’s Director of Operations shares a few ideas that are fun, engaging, and most importantly get your team moving!

Jul 2, 2020

A visual tribute to Graphic Design legend Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser Collage

The design industry lost a titan this week, as designer and illustrator Milton Glaser passed away at the age of 91. We’ve collected some Milton Glaser-inspired Shots from our community to pay tribute to this legend of design.

Jun 30, 2020

4 unique 'About Me' page ideas to inspire your own

Personal Site Homepage

Want to make your design portfolio stand out? Try designing a unique ‘About Me’ page. Check out these portfolio pages to give you some great ideas.

Jun 29, 2020

9 examples of design portfolios with strong personal branding

Personal Portfolio

As a creative professional, strong personal branding is a must. Get inspired by these beautiful design portfolios that do a great job of showcasing a powerful personal brand.

Jun 28, 2020

How to start an emergency fund (& why every freelancer needs one)

Budgeting Illustrations 💸

With an emergency fund in place, freelancers will be better prepared to face the ups and downs of life. Here’s everything you need to know to help you get started.

Jun 26, 2020

New to illustration? Here are 5 tips to help generate your best ideas

Skills · Ilustración

Ready to find your next best illustration idea? In this article, 5 professional illustrators share their process for coming up with their most meaningful concepts. Let these experts inspire your process.

Jun 25, 2020

Graphic designers reimagine the covers of 15 classic books

The Great Gatsby Poster

These graphic designers got creative and redesigned the covers of some of the most famous books we all know and love. Check out these stunning reinterpretations and get inspired to redesign the cover of your own favorite book!

Jun 24, 2020

Want to boost your productivity? Work from a calendar, not a to-do list

Scheduling Dashboard Illustration

A Cartoonist and Writer for The New Yorker shares his tried-and-true productivity technique that consists of throwing out your notebook and opening up your iCal.

Jun 23, 2020

An intro to Generative Art (& tools to create your own unique patterns)

Weekly Work Pieces 2019

A basic overview of Generative Art, plus five fun tools to help you instantly create your own unique patterns.

Jun 22, 2020

Staying creative during hard times—and why it matters now more than ever

Gathering Ideas

“If we’re not creating anything when we’re suffering, there might not be anything tangible to look back upon.”

Jun 19, 2020

Design That Celebrates Love: Pride for Pride Month 2020 🏳️‍🌈

Pride 2020

A colorful collection of Pride-inspired Shots, made with love by the Dribbble community. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Jun 18, 2020

What happens when a graphic designer opens a bar...

This is the story of Lucky You Lounge—a full-service restaurant, bar, and nightclub owned and operated by designer Karli Ingersoll and her husband Caleb. Today, Karli gives us the inside scoop on what it’s like to brand and design a physical space!

Jun 17, 2020

How to incorporate illustration into a branding project

Krudi Brand

Designer and Illustrator Flávia Mayer shares tips and best practices for using illustration in branding—from the impact it has on brands, the most important factors to consider, and how to create a brand style guide that incorporates a unique illustrative style.

Jun 16, 2020

How to create a useful brand style guide for your clients

Color System - Wibbitz

Our friends at Creative Market share a complete checklist for designing brand guidelines that your clients can use and apply with ease.

Jun 15, 2020

Career change inspiration: From Architect to Product Designer

Information Architecture Illustration

After ten years as an architect, Gavin Johns took a leap of faith and decided to change gears completely. Now a Product Designer at Opendoor, Gavin shares his story and offers words of wisdom for anyone wanting to make a major career change.

Jun 12, 2020

Designing deliciousness: Food delivery branding that's packed with flavor

Sun Basket Packaging

Feast your eyes on branding that emulates speed, efficiency, and darn right deliciousness. Today’s dose of design inspiration is all about mouthwatering food and meal delivery branding!