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What Is Modern Logo Design? 10 Trends + Examples for 2024

How to Design a Logo / 11 Sep 2023

What Is Modern Logo Design? 10 Trends + Examples for 2024

Modern logo design is a collection of classic and trending elements, all of which combine together to create a brand mark that feels fresh. Today’s modern design is exemplified by sleek lines, simple lettering, color, and highly defined elements.

Here, we’ll look at trends in modern logo design with examples from large companies and smaller brands.

Whether you’re gearing up for a minimal design, love gradients, like hand-drawn imagery, or have a clear need for a responsive logo, we’ll have you covered with these trends and examples.

How to Design Wedding Invitations: 7 Simple Steps

Wedding Design / 18 Aug 2023

How to Design Wedding Invitations: 7 Simple Steps

Your wedding day is a showcase of your love story, and you can highlight your story with a custom wedding invitation that you design. Today we’re looking at how to design wedding invitations, with a few key steps to remember along the way.

A custom wedding invitation will help show off your personality, save money and is something you can hang on to forever. With proper planning, it’s not that hard to do.

Whether you start with a wedding invitation template, or you create a design from scratch, it’s a beautiful way to brand your special day.

30 Graphic Design Terms & What They Mean

Graphics / 10 Aug 2023

30 Graphic Design Terms & What They Mean

Graphic design is a dynamic and ever-evolving field, driven by innovation and creativity. It’s a realm where visuals, ideas, and messages converge to create impactful and compelling narratives. However, for those new to the world of graphic design, the array of terminologies and jargon used by designers can seem overwhelming. This guide serves as an introduction to some of the most important terms in the world of graphic design, providing a helpful reference for beginners and a useful refresher for more seasoned designers.

From basic principles of design to the more technical aspects, understanding graphic design terms not only helps in learning the craft but also improves communication within a team or with clients. With a solid understanding of these terms, you’ll find it easier to discuss and critique designs, give and receive feedback, and articulate your creative ideas more effectively.

So, whether you’re an aspiring designer looking to navigate this exciting field, a business owner working with designers, or simply someone interested in understanding more about graphic design, this guide to 30 essential graphic design terms will offer invaluable insights.

Each term is explained in detail, offering a comprehensive overview of its relevance and application in the day-to-day world of graphic design.

45+ Stunning Vintage Mockup Packs & Graphics

Mockup Templates / 2 Aug 2023

45+ Stunning Vintage Mockup Packs & Graphics

Vintage design is all about presentation. You may have spent hours designing a vintage logo or a layout for your client, but in order to fully reap the rewards of your hard work, you’ll want to present it in a vintage mockup template.

All of these examples help to showcase the design you’ve poured time and attention into.

We’ve featured a huge collection of free and premium vintage mockup sets that match your design aesthetic, all with a classic, retro style!

Plus, we have a series of vintage design tips to help guide you in the right direction with your next piece of vintage design work.

10 Tips for Perfect Brochure Design

Brochure Templates / 18 Jul 2023

10 Tips for Perfect Brochure Design

Designing a brochure can be a rewarding project. There’s nothing like creating something that you can hold, touch, and read. Plus, the design is more than just an arrangement of parts—it includes texture and feel in a way that digital projects can’t convey.

Designing the perfect brochure can be intimidating. In addition to all the design considerations you normally think about, there are some things that are specific to printed projects.

Today we’re taking a look at ten useful tips for improving your next brochure design!

Using a Business Plan Template: Tips & Ideas

Business Templates / 8 May 2023

Using a Business Plan Template: Tips & Ideas

A business plan template can help you take ideas for your business idea and put them in a format designed to help you share information about your business.

A business plan template includes the outline for elements you need to consider and a visual format that allows you to share that vision with others. A business plan template might be in the form of a booklet or brochure or a business plan presentation that you share in person or virtually.

Here, we’ll look at a few business plan template ideas and tips for designing a plan that helps sell your idea. Plus, all the examples are from Envato Elements, so you can easily download and use these templates.

Design an Ambigram Logo With Your Name

Graphics / 2 May 2023

Design an Ambigram Logo With Your Name

Ambigrams are a particularly complex type of typographical art that can be read identically in different orientations. They typically take the form of a word that reads the same way upside down as it does right side up.

Today we’re going to see what’s involved in creating ambigrams and walk through creating a basic one on our own.

70+ iPhone PSD Mockups (Free + Premium) 2024

iPhone Mockups / 1 May 2023

70+ iPhone PSD Mockups (Free + Premium) 2024

An iPhone mockup graphic is the perfect way to demonstrate your app, website, or user interface. We’ve collected dozens of the best iPhone mockup PSDs and vectors, in all shapes and sizes, for your next project.

A well-designed mockup can make your app or website interface stand out from the crowd, and it’s the perfect way to present your design to a client. Our iPhone mockup picks vary between photograph-based PSDs, or vectors that can scale to any size. Some are free, some cost a few dollars, but all of them are a great way to showcase your app.

We’ve also collected a mix of iPhone mockups for different versions of the phone — from the iPhone 7, to the iPhone XS, covering every type of device.

How to Choose the Perfect Font for Titles & Headlines

Font Collections / 20 Mar 2023

How to Choose the Perfect Font for Titles & Headlines

The right font choice for titles and headlines can significantly impact the visual appeal and effectiveness of your design work.

A well-chosen title font can capture your audience’s attention, establish hierarchy, and convey the intended message with clarity.

In this article, we will explore what a headline or title font is, tips for choosing a good headline or title font, examples of famous headlines and the fonts used in them, and advice on creating design work where the headline stands out and captures attention.

An Introduction to Animation in Web Design

CSS / 17 Mar 2023

An Introduction to Animation in Web Design

Animation is not just for cartoons anymore. From full-screen moving images to small hover effects, touches of animation are popping up everywhere. Animation is trendy, fun, and user-friendly.

And the obstacles to using animation have started to fall. With most users on high-speed connections and the ease of creating anything from simple movements or a silly gif to several minutes of action, animations have become practical and useful web design tools.

Let’s dive in!

Procreate vs. Photoshop: Should You Make the Switch?

Procreate Brushes / 15 Mar 2023

Procreate vs. Photoshop: Should You Make the Switch?

Designers are in love with Procreate. The app built for creative professionals makes designing on an iPad easier and more efficient in a completely new way. But can a $9.99 app be a realistic Photoshop competitor?

For some, the answer is a definite yes.

Here are five reasons Procreate could become your go-to design app (and five reasons why it might not). Plus, an introduction to what Procreate is, and why it might be the perfect app for you.

How + Why to Use a Website Wireframe Template

Graphics / 14 Mar 2023

How + Why to Use a Website Wireframe Template

Wireframing is one of those design processes that happens organically and intentionally. How many times have you sketched an idea during a meeting? How many times have you created a presentable wireframe for a client meeting?

Both types of wireframes are equally important parts of the design and iteration process.

The latter takes a little more effort to create, and that’s where a wireframe template comes in. Here’s everything you need to know about using them effectively, and how they can help to save you time, improve the quality of your wireframes, and help you get your ideas down in a physical format.