Icon Design in 2019: The Key Trends

Icons might be one of the most important – and underrated – examples of design in your portfolio. Here’s a look at icon design in 2019, plus some great examples of inspiring icons and design work.

Icon elements are shown almost everywhere, but sometimes get produced as an afterthought. That shouldn’t be the case. A great icon design can be distinctive and add finesse and flair to a project.

Let’s take a look at what’s new, and what’s hot in icon design in 2019!

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100+ Christmas Mockups, Icons, Graphics & Resources
Inspiration / 7 Dec 2018

100+ Christmas Mockups, Icons, Graphics & Resources

Christmas is on the way! Whether you’re designing festive party flyers, looking for Christmas mockups, or a holiday icon set, we have a great collection for you today!

We’ve pulled together a fantastic collection of Christmas flyers and templates, mock-ups, icons, vectors, and much more. Some of them are completely free, some cost a few dollars, but all of them will get you in the festive spirit. Have fun looking through this selection of resources, and we hope you find a few that help out with your holiday design work!

Keynote Templates
Features / 6 Dec 2018

Keynote Templates

Keynote, part of Apple’s iWork suite, is a presentation tool for the pros. With beautiful layout tools and typography, it can give your presentation an edge. This Keynote feature covers tips for using the app, giving stand-out presentations, as well as beautiful Keynote templates and themes.

Keynote has everything you need to create sleek presentations with layout tools and typography that’s made with design in mind.

It allows users to create presentations that look sleek without a lot of design capability. The tools are easy and intuitive. The slide navigator includes options for designing slides with different layouts, animations, fonts and you can even bring in presentations from other software.

But how to do you make the most of this tool? Keynote templates can be one of the quickest ways to start using keynote to its full potential right away.

40+ Best Condensed & Narrow Fonts of 2019
Inspiration / 6 Dec 2018

40+ Best Condensed & Narrow Fonts of 2019

Contrary to popular belief, condensed and narrow fonts don’t make your text cramped or crowded. You just have to know the appropriate time and place to use the font. Condensed fonts are widely used these days for headlines and portraying bold messages, and when deployed in the right place, they can give stunning impact!

It takes a lot of testing and experimenting to find the perfect font for a design. This process can be costly at times. The good news is you can download all the fonts in this list for a single price when you subscribe to Envato Elements.

10 Typography Trends for 2019
Trends / 5 Dec 2018

10 Typography Trends for 2019

Want to give your design a quick facelift? Using new and interesting typography trends might be the answer. Designers are opting for less elaborate typefaces and pairing them with bold color, cutouts, gradients, and even customizations to create lettering that stands out.

Changing typefaces or recreating an image or header in a trending style can give a design a fresh look without a full-scale overhaul. Not sure where to start? This list features eight of the biggest typography trends of the year with examples to use as inspiration for how to use them.

Here’s a look at the top typography trends for 2019.

50+ Best PowerPoint Templates of 2019
Inspiration / 4 Dec 2018

50+ Best PowerPoint Templates of 2019

The key to winning your audience is a perfectly designed PowerPoint presentation. Whether you’re speaking at a conference, pitching to an investor, or talking about sales projections at a business meeting, this collection of the best PowerPoint templates will help you speak to your audience.

The way you design your PowerPoint slides will play a key role in the success of your presentation. You need to use the right colors in your slides, structure the content for readability, and visualize data with charts and graphs to deliver a compelling presentation.

It usually takes hours to design a great PowerPoint presentation. But, you don’t have to go through all that trouble. We’ve found some of the best new PowerPoint templates you can use to quickly set up a professional presentation slideshow within a few minutes.

35+ Best Google Slides Themes & Templates 2019
Inspiration / 4 Dec 2018

35+ Best Google Slides Themes & Templates 2019

Google Slides is one of the best free tools available for creating a quick slideshow presentation. And we’ve collected some of the best Google Slides themes and templates to help you create a visually stunning slide deck.

In this post, we’re featuring some of the best Google Slides templates you can use to create a professional presentation without designing everything from scratch. This collection includes various types of Google Slides themes, including templates for marketing purposes, startup pitch decks, product presentations, and much more.

The collection includes both free and premium Google Slides templates. Feel free to browse and pick one that matches your project and presentation!

25+ Christmas Desktop Backgrounds & Wallpapers
Inspiration / 3 Dec 2018

25+ Christmas Desktop Backgrounds & Wallpapers

Decorating for the holidays can include more than putting up a tree and adding tinsel. Decorating can extend to the digital space as well with great Christmas desktop backgrounds and wallpapers.

We’ve collected dozens of great Christmas desktop backgrounds, so you can change your screen every day during the holiday season if you like. While many of these desktop backgrounds and wallpapers are free, others can be found using stock image services or graphic design asset tools or marketplaces. Happy holidays!

50+ Best Food & Drink Menu Templates
Inspiration / 30 Nov 2018

50+ Best Food & Drink Menu Templates

Using a pre-made menu template can be a great starting point for your restaurant or cafe. This is our collection of the best food and drink menu templates out there, to give you some delicious inspiration!

If you’re a restaurant owner or a designer working for the food industry, it can be helpful to start with a template (rather than beginning from scratch). These menu templates are easy to customize and can be a lifesaver in situations where you have to meet a tight deadline. Most of these cover a full three-course menu, along with separate wine and coffee templates. All starting from just a couple of dollars!

20+ Best Christmas Card Templates for Photoshop
Inspiration / 29 Nov 2018

20+ Best Christmas Card Templates for Photoshop

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the time of the year to create a beautiful greeting card design for friends and family. We’ve collected the perfect Christmas card templates to help you create a stunning Christmas card design in Photoshop.

Most people usually just tag everyone on a Facebook post to wish them a Happy Christmas. But nothing beats a good old-fashioned Christmas card you can post to everyone to show how much you care (and appreciate the important people in your life). A thoughtful greeting card says a lot about a person!

There’s no need to buy Christmas cards in bulk. You can actually make your own using a simple Christmas card template. We’ve collected a bunch of amazing Christmas card templates you can easily download and customize with Photoshop to personalize the design as your own!

The 2018 Christmas & Holiday Gift List for Designers
Inspiration / 28 Nov 2018

The 2018 Christmas & Holiday Gift List for Designers

The countdown is on. There are just weeks, days even, remaining until the holiday. We all know that designers can be tough to shop for, so our gift list should be a life-saver!

We’ve collected a list of super cool gift ideas for designers, to help you be the perfect secret (or not-so-secret) Santa this holiday season. We’ve got you covered with everything from 3D printing pens to metallic artwork!

15+ Christmas Photoshop Brushes, Actions & Text Effects
Inspiration / 27 Nov 2018

15+ Christmas Photoshop Brushes, Actions & Text Effects

Christmas is a busy time of year for everyone, not least designers! To help ease your workload, we’ve handpicked a collection of Christmas-themed Photoshop brushes, actions, and text effects for creating all kinds of seasonal designs.

With these add-ons, you’ll be able to make your own unique Christmas cards, social media posts, website banners, posters, and other promotional materials without having to waste hours searching and browsing the web. Have a look and see if you can find a useful Photoshop brush, action, or text effect to use with your Christmas design projects.

30+ Best Cursive & Script Fonts
Inspiration / 27 Nov 2018

30+ Best Cursive & Script Fonts

If you’re looking for a different type of a font to make your design stand out, a cursive font can be a great choice. Cursive and script fonts aren’t new, but they’re a less common choice for many designers. This gives you a chance to use cursive fonts to add some originality to your next project.

Fonts play an important role in every design. Whether you’re designing a book cover, a website header, social media post, greeting card, or a poster, the typography is the main aspect that captures everyone’s attention.

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the most beautiful and modern cursive fonts you can use for your various types of designs. All the fonts come from Envato Elements and you can download them all for a single price.