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Nov 15, 2019

Don't overlook these 5 open enrollment elements

Hello Friends!

Mark your calendars because it’s open enrollment time! We’re breaking down the big elements self-employed creatives need to consider—from health insurance to retirement, and everything in between.

Nov 14, 2019

How to get started in Product Illustration

Product Illustration

What is product illustration and why are tech companies suddenly embracing this art form? Get a break down of this niche form of illustration and walk away with some practical tips for getting started.

Nov 13, 2019

Get the inside scoop on Dribbble's new shop collection!

Who’s ready to spread good vibes all season long? Brand new items have just hit the Dribbble Shop, and we’re here to tell you all about the inspiration behind the collection designed by Dribbbler Aron Leah. We’re calling it—The Good Vibes Capsule Collection. Get the inside scoop!

Nov 12, 2019

The ultimate guide to hiring with design exercises

Perfect Office

Using ethical design exercises and treating applicants with operational empathy isn’t just good practice; it also makes a ton of sense for your business. In this handy guide for hiring managers, learn how to attract top-talent by incorporating ethical design challenges into your interview process.

Nov 11, 2019

Taking a chance on design: How this designer found her dream career

Visual designer and illustrator Tyler Elise Blinderman joins us today to share her inspiring path into design, and why taking risks and doing what scares you is the most important thing you can do to continue growing and learning in your craft.

Nov 8, 2019

What happens when designers gather IRL: October's Dribbble Meetups

Community

Hundreds of designers gathered around the globe last month to talk shop, share tips, and participate in design discussions—from how to maximize your presence on Dribbble, to whether designers should learn to code, and much more. Check out a few awesome highlights from October’s Dribbble Meetups 2019!

Nov 7, 2019

Design is a long game: Invaluable advice from freelancer Lisa Engler

In a new Dribbble video, we sit down with the one and only Lisa Engler! Lisa gives us a glimpse into freelance life, tells us all about how she got started as a designer, and shares some solid advice for building a successful career in design.

Nov 6, 2019

Should designers code? Here's 4 reasons why

Designer or Developer?

As a designer, should you invest time and effort into learning how to code? Here are four major reasons why having this dual skill set will change the way you approach design and help propel your career forward.

Nov 5, 2019

'Be a design chameleon'—Going full-time freelance with Michael Penda

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Just a few months ago, brand designer Michael Penda decided to give his side-hustle the full-time treatment. Get to know the talented self-taught designer as he shares how freelance life has been treating him, and get inspired to embrace your inner design chameleon.

Nov 4, 2019

3 design storytelling tips to help you nail your UX interview

Floating data

Like most people, hiring managers are more captivated by stories than facts or data alone. There’s no better way to shine during an interview than by sharing a few compelling stories about your best design work. Read on for a Design Recruiter’s storytelling tips to help you stand out in the hiring pool.

Nov 1, 2019

The Evolution of Web Design | Part 1: The 1990s

Macintosha

What do chatrooms, Space Jam, and pizza delivery have in common? They all surfaced the web in the 1990s! Take a trip down memory lane and get a run-down of how web design evolved in the first decade of its existence.

Oct 31, 2019

Get in the spooky spirit with these scary good designs—Peek if you dare!

INKTOMB #007

Get in the spooky mood with a handful of Shots designed to make you scream with delight and bring out your inner creepy!

Oct 30, 2019

10 unexpected ways to spark creativity when you feel uninspired

Colourful Mind

You’ve probably tried all kinds of things for getting over creative block. Well today, we’re here to share some alternative methods that just might surprise you. Check out what your fellow design friends recommend as their most unexpected technique for getting your creative juices flowing.

Oct 29, 2019

Building your skills? Consider open design

Sharing Creativity

What is open design and why does it matter? We’re digging into the benefits and opportunities of an open design mentality and how it can be used for the greater good of the industry, now and in the future.

Oct 28, 2019

Building your brand? Hire an illustrator

new year - new patterns

Don’t underestimate the impact of illustration when it comes to the success of your business. Here’s why thoughtful, commissioned illustration is an investment worth making.

Oct 25, 2019

7 UI tools for creating better digital color palettes

Color Palette | Flat UI Colors 2

Color is one of the most important foundations for a product’s design language, so it’s crucial you choose your palette with intention! Check out these handy color palette generators specifically for UI design and help ensure the effectiveness of your designs.

Oct 24, 2019

Behind the Design: The breathtaking Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series

JP Boneyard takes us behind the scenes of what inspired him to usher the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series to life, the incredible design talent he got to collaborate with, and what designers can learn from the disconnected experience America’s national park system offers.

Oct 23, 2019

6 must-read books that will shape your product design career

Books #2

Whether you’re a seasoned product designer or just starting out in your career, the art of design is a life-long learning process. Check out a handful of books your fellow product designers love and recommend to you.

Oct 22, 2019

Break through fear and design with purpose, a chat with Amanda Ortiz

Designer Amanda Ortiz recently made some big changes to her lifestyle. On top of transitioning to a full-time design gig after freelancing for a few years, her new routine includes going vegan and taking small steps to live more sustainably — a new source of inspiration for her passion projects. Get to know Amanda as she shares her journey into design, how she tackles impostor syndrome head-on, and more.

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.