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May 18, 2020

7 tips for achieving better composition in your illustrations

Spring Lockdown

Have you ever noticed how some illustrations capture and hold your attention for longer than usual? Learn how to master composition to create even more compelling illustrations.

May 12, 2020

8 mobile UX best practices every designer should consider

Combo clinical trial app (UI map)

Create a better mobile experience by following these 8 mobile UI do’s and don’ts.

May 11, 2020

Run more effective remote usability tests with these 5 tips

Usability Testing

Remote testing requires more preparation and planning, especially in setting up the tools you use. Here are 5 tips to help set yourself up for success.

May 7, 2020

10 helpful mini-tutorials to quickly boost your design skills

How to create an embossed effect in Ai

Ready to learn some handy design tips & tricks you never knew you needed? Ten designers share some insanely helpful, visual how-tos just for you.

May 6, 2020

Exploring Illustration Systems with Brand Designer Adam Ho

Bitly Illustration System - Props

Brand Designer Adam Ho sheds light on illustration systems, why brands need them, and how they help to create a cohesive visual identity.

May 5, 2020

7 best practices for using photography in UI design

Cappadocia Travel Website

A well-placed photo can tell a story in a single glance, much more efficiently than words can. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for working with photography in UI design.

May 4, 2020

Create a compelling graphic design portfolio that lands work

Design Illustration

Freelance designer and instructor Lindsay Marsh shares her actionable tips for creating a stand-out graphic design portfolio that lands you the work you love.

Apr 29, 2020

4 factors that lead to more enjoyable product experiences

Teamwork

“You can have empathy, but nothing will replace talking to your intended audience.” — Want to design better products? Here are four factors that lead to better product experiences.

Apr 28, 2020

A practical guide to working with color in digital illustration

Gallery Coloring Book & Decor

Product designer and illustrator Frances To shares a few simple techniques for working with color and selecting the right palettes for your digital illustrations.

Apr 27, 2020

5 Simple Habits to Improve UX Research

UX Research

A User Experience Designer at Microsoft shares five important habits to practice while conducting user research. Use these tips to ensure your research efforts are effective and not wasted.

Apr 22, 2020

Designing for Conversions: 7 UX Best Practices for eCommerce in 2020

Mobile shopping. Online store

We dig into what makes a great eCommerce designer, plus the most important aspects of a great online shopping experience in 2020.

Apr 21, 2020

9 commandments of building a strong remote team culture

Remote Work: Designing VICE

Founder of Indiez.io joins us to share the pillars of building a great remote team culture based on his own trials and errors scaling a fully remote team.

Apr 15, 2020

How to Learn Art Fundamentals on a Budget

Artist

Here’s how to learn Art Fundamentals on a budget, and the unexpected benefits of mastering the basics no matter your creative field.

Apr 8, 2020

21 Must-Have Tools for Graphic Designers in 2020

Designer

“Efficiency is doing better what is already being.” Maximize your creativity with the help of these 21 graphic design tools.

Mar 31, 2020

Cross-Cultural Design: 4 Ways to Get Started

Diversity

How to effectively design for modern, multi-cultural audiences — An article adapted from Senongo Akpem’s new book, Cross-Cultural Design.

Mar 26, 2020

5 advanced tips for better dashboard design

Mobile Dashboard for NLP Platform

“Think of the dashboard as a story. Ask yourself how to divide this story into a cohesive set of data units that conveys information in a quick, obvious, and comprehensive way.” — Gregory Muryn-Mukha shares his top tips for designing more effective dashboards.

Mar 24, 2020

There's no 'I' in Rebrand: 3 tips to improve collaboration between designer & client

Our friends at Toggl Plan recently rebranded with the help of an agency, and today we’re sharing two sides of the same story. Both client and agency join us to share their top collaboration tips for a successful client-designer relationship.

Mar 23, 2020

The UX Writing Starter-Kit

Badges

What is UX Writing and how can you jumpstart your career in this fast-growing field of Product Design? UX writer Alysa Yamada explains.

Mar 18, 2020

A beginner's guide to learning 3D design & illustration

Space Corridor

3D design isn’t as scary as you think! In this beginner’s guide, designer and instructor Roman Klčo explains how to start learning 3D, the right tools to use, and the best industries for you to explore based on your interests.

Mar 17, 2020

Mastering Data Visualization: 3 Tips For A Smoother Design Process

Mastering Data Visualization

Data viz design is challenging. To help improve your process, expert James Round shares his top three tips for a smoother workflow.