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Oct 21, 2019

5 design principles for building your first portfolio

Designer's Mind

Product designer Alex Muench has reviewed hundreds of portfolios from designers of all levels. Based on his observations, Alex explains how to craft a truly effective design portfolio that showcases your skills and thought process in a beautiful and compelling way.

Oct 18, 2019

Jeroen van Eerden's formula for designing perfectly balanced logos

The one and only Jeroen van Eerden joins us to share a behind-the-scenes look at his logo design process. Learn more about the grid-system Jeroen swears by and the most important factors to consider when designing a logo.

Oct 17, 2019

10 essential questions you should ask in a product design interview

Interview

A Design Recruiter at Facebook shares the essential questions you should come prepared to ask in your next product design interview. Use these to gauge whether the role is right for you, and impress hiring managers with your genuine interest in helping their company succeed.

Oct 16, 2019

5 awesome (and free) iPad apps for graphic designers on-the-go

I Bought An Ipad

Inspiration can strike anywhere and anytime. To fuel those lightning bolts of genius, you need an array of graphic design apps at your fingertips. These five free iPad apps will help you create stunning work, unchained from your desk. Shot by Bogdan Olimpiyuk.

Oct 15, 2019

Chill out, work smarter & enjoy the coffee — Freelancing with Aron Leah

Freelance graphic designer & illustrator Aron Leah joins us to chat about how he found his unique style and client-base, and why it’s so important for creatives to step away from the computer, slow down, and work smarter.

Oct 14, 2019

Your ultimate guide to designing a stand-out UX resume

On Video Resumes

A huge mistake that many UX design job seekers make is paying little attention to their resume. Learn everything you need to know about crafting a stand-out UX design resume and make a lasting impression in the hiring pool. Shot by Radostina Georgieva.

Oct 11, 2019

Community building at its best: Dribbble's September Meetups 2019

September proved to be chock-full of design events in the Dribbble Meetup community! These design meetups came in all shapes and sizes, with some featuring design talks, Analog Playoffs, workshops and more. Read on for a few fresh highlights.

Oct 10, 2019

Why consistent writing makes you a better designer

Believe it or not, there are many similarities between writing and design. Read about the different ways writing can help you improve your skills as a designer in your career and get some tips for exercising your writing skills.

Oct 9, 2019

5 common web design mistakes beginners should avoid

Web Illustrations

In this post, our friends at Komodo Digital shed light on the most common mistakes they see junior designers make when it comes to web design. Read on to learn what they are and how to avoid them. Shot by Peter Tarka.

Oct 8, 2019

Peak graphic design: Exploring the great outdoors with Lisa McCormick

What does a design career in the outdoor industry look like? Get to know designer and nature-lover Lisa McCormick for an inside look at her creative career and lifestyle working in this niche industry.

Oct 7, 2019

Your brand needs a social media design system—here's how to create one

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Every brand needs a social media design system to best illustrate and align their personality, tone, and style across all of their online presence. Read on for a step-by-step guide for creating your very own social media design system!

Oct 4, 2019

3 positively clever ways to use negative space in logo design

Negative Space

Are you looking for some fresh new ideas to impress your clients? Try designing a logo that makes clever use out of negative space. Here are three different ways you can use empty space to your advantage in your next logo design. Shot by Mark van Leeuwen.

Oct 3, 2019

10 famous logos reimagined by another graphic designer

PlayStation logo redesign

Do you ever look at a logo and think about how you would have designed it differently? These ten designers did just that and their interpretations are definitely worth sharing. Check out a handful of awesome hypothetical redesigns of some of the biggest brands of our time.

Oct 2, 2019

5 types of personal logos to brand your design services

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We know how hard it is to design for yourself, especially when it comes to your professional logo. To help alleviate the stress, we’re showing you five different types of personal logos that work well for branding your design services. Shot by Jordan Kabalka.

Oct 1, 2019

Fresh From Dribbble: Inauthentic Engagement Detection

Tarot-o-bot | The Visibility

We want as many designers as possible to grace the Popular Page, to have their work appreciated by the Dribbble community. That’s why we’re combatting inauthentic engagement on Dribbble—ensuring our community is open, honest, and authentically inspiring. Shot by ILLO.

Oct 1, 2019

Wordmark logos 101: Why and when to use them

Carney

Expert wordmark logo designer Paul von Excite joins us to shed light on the wordmark logo. We dive deep into what it means, it’s best use-cases, and some handy tips to keep in mind in the wordmark design process.

Sep 30, 2019

How to not screw up a logo design: 6 essential tips

Wellest – Low Fidelity Sketches

Looking to sharpen up your logo design skills? We’ve called upon the branding experts of our time and asked them to share their #1 tip when it comes to the logo design process. Follow their advice and you’ll be well on your way to designing your next best logo. Shot by Ramotion.

Sep 27, 2019

LinkedIn's secret to designing great experiences (Hint: It's not data)

Do designers have a place in this data-driven, quant-crazy world? LinkedIn’s Director of Product Design Christina Ray explains why data alone won’t show us the way forward to creating great user experiences.

Sep 26, 2019

Improve remote collaboration: 5 techniques for UX designers

Communication & collaboration can be tough when it comes to working with a distributed team, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be achieved. Today, five leading distributed tech companies share their most effective processes for improving remote collaboration between UX designers.

Sep 25, 2019

Observing the world through the eyes of illustrator Meroo Seth

Bottled Up

The next time you’re feeling uninspired, try looking at the world through the abstract lens of Meroo Seth. This designer and illustrator relies on her everyday thoughts and experiences to fuel her creativity and come up with unique concepts.