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9 Tips for a Successful Design Retrospective

Business / 14 Jan 2021

9 Tips for a Successful Design Retrospective

Sometimes the best way to inspire a creative team is by looking back at projects. A design retrospective can help you evaluate projects upon completion, look back at workflows and results, and take lessons learned to future work.

Too often there’s a negative association with a design retrospective, while constructive criticism should be welcome, there should also be plenty of opportunities to highlight wins, big and small, from a project.

Here, we’re going to look at tips for making your design retrospectives more successful. You want them to be a welcome experience.

35+ Best After Effects Title Templates 2021

After Effects Templates / 14 Jan 2021

35+ Best After Effects Title Templates 2021

Today we’re bringing you a collection of After Effects title templates featuring stunning visual effects and animations you can use in your own videos.

We handpicked these After Effects templates to feature titles of all kinds, including title scenes for YouTube openers, product promotions, social media videos, business videos, trailers, and much more.

All of these templates are from Envato Elements, where you can download all of these templates and more than a million other design elements for a single monthly subscription.

Have a look and start downloading.

25+ Best Floral & Flower Background Textures 2021

Background Textures / 13 Jan 2021

25+ Best Floral & Flower Background Textures 2021

When it comes to designing wedding invitations and greeting cards, a floral background is a must-have flourish that helps you bring out the beauty in your designs. In this collection, we bring you some of the best floral and flower backgrounds you can use with such special design projects.

A background surrounded with beautiful flowers is not just a great way to make your designs look prettier but it’s also an effective way to present your creative designs like fonts, logos, and even to use with PowerPoint presentations.

We handpicked these floral and flower backgrounds with various styles and designs so that you can use them with different types of wedding invitations, greeting cards, blog headers, presentations, and social media post designs. See if you can find a background for your next project.

10+ Best Free Portfolio Website Tools & Templates in 2021

Software / 13 Jan 2021

10+ Best Free Portfolio Website Tools & Templates in 2021

Do you need a portfolio website right now? There are a variety of online tools and templates that can help jumpstart the process so you can feature your work online quickly.

This list is packed with options that provide free plans to help you get started. (Note that many do also offer paid options with the ability to customize or add premium features.)

Here are a few tools that can help writers, designers, photographers, artists, or pretty much anyone get their portfolio online this week.

50+ Best Slab Serif Fonts of 2021

Font Collections / 12 Jan 2021

50+ Best Slab Serif Fonts of 2021

Slab serif fonts can be used for a variety of purposes, ranging from general body text to headlines, to display copy. It’s a typography variant that has been used widely for digital as well as print purposes, and devices such as Amazon Kindle even use a slab serif as their default font.

In order to celebrate this amazing subtype, we have gathered 50+ amazing slab serif fonts that you can use for your next design project.

They’re bold, beautiful, and carry plenty of impact. All of the font packs included consist of different variants and weights that give you plenty of scope to experiment in your designs. Let’s take a look!

50+ Best Instagram Post & Story Templates 2021

Instagram Templates / 11 Jan 2021

50+ Best Instagram Post & Story Templates 2021

We’ve handpicked a collection of Instagram post and Story templates with professional designs. You can easily customize these templates to add your own text and images to create a more successful Instagram content strategy.

Instagram is one of the best platforms for promoting brands and businesses. But, with millions of posts being added every day, you need to think outside the box to attract your followers’ attention.

If you’re tired of using the same old designs to promote your brand and products on Instagram and looking for a better way to get more followers, you should consider using more professional post layouts and designs, especially for creating attractive Instagram Stories.

To help you find the right design to promote your business, we’ve curated some of our favorite Instagram post and Story templates, designed to wow your audience.

35+ Best YouTube Fonts (For Thumbnails + Videos) 2021

Font Collections / 11 Jan 2021

35+ Best YouTube Fonts (For Thumbnails + Videos) 2021

Designing the thumbnails and video titles is an important part of creating a professional YouTube channel. We’re here to guide you through the design process by helping you pick the best YouTube font for your channel branding, as well as individual videos.

In this post, we feature a collection of the best YouTube fonts you can use to design eye-catching video thumbnails, titles, YouTube covers, logos, and much more.

We made sure to handpick fonts with unique styles as well as professional character designs to make sure your YouTube titles look unlike any other on the video blogging platform.

Plus, we’re sharing a few YouTube font tips for finding just the right typeface for your next video.

50+ Best PowerPoint (PPT) Templates of 2021

PowerPoint Templates / 8 Jan 2021

50+ Best PowerPoint (PPT) Templates of 2021

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.

We’ve also collated some helpful tips for choosing a PowerPoint template, and key advice for giving a successful presentation, and Powerpoint Template FAQs to help get you started!

25+ Best Decorative Fonts in 2021 (Free & Premium)

Font Collections / 8 Jan 2021

25+ Best Decorative Fonts in 2021 (Free & Premium)

Decorative fonts are like the symbol of creativity and thinking outside the box. They feature uncommon, unusual, and weird letter designs unlike any other font, giving you an opportunity to create things with unique and personalized designs.

We handpicked a collection of the best decorative fonts to show you how useful and creative decorative fonts can really be.

Whether you want to design a trendy logo, creative poster title, header for a website, or even a stylish T-shirt design, there are fonts in this collection for every occasion.

You can download any of these premium fonts for a single price, and there are plenty of free fonts in there as well!

50+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2021

Inspiration / 7 Jan 2021

50+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2021

Are you working on an annual report? Looking for a way to impress your client or boss with this report? Then use a simple annual report template to make your document look more professional.

Preparing an annual report is not an easy job. You shouldn’t have to spend hours making it look pretty as well. That’s why we handpicked this collection of annual report templates so you can quickly load them up with InDesign or MS Word to edit and copy over your content. It’s that easy.

Whether you’re working on an annual sales report, financial report, or a marketing report, we found templates to fit all kinds of documents. This collection includes both free and premium templates, as well as our tips for designing the perfect annual report to get you off to a great start.

How to Design With User Privacy in Mind (Tips and Best Practices)

UX Design / 7 Jan 2021

How to Design With User Privacy in Mind (Tips and Best Practices)

When it comes to UX, how often do you connect it to privacy?

It’s a big part of the design process. From connected apps to e-commerce to forms, data collection is happening all the time. Users are accustomed to it and generally ok with these practices unless something goes wrong.

It’s your job to include privacy checkpoints and best practices in the design architecture of every website project. Not only will these protections help users, but they can help you feel better about the digital products and services you provide.

35+ Best Free After Effects Templates 2021

After Effects Templates / 6 Jan 2021

35+ Best Free After Effects Templates 2021

After Effects is one of the best tools that supercharges the post-production process of video editing. And using After Effects templates is a secret trick most video editors use to make great videos.

If you’re still not using After Effects templates, you’re missing out on some of the best uses of the software. We rounded up some amazing and free templates to show you why.

You don’t always have to look for premium After Effect templates to create amazing videos. Sometimes a simple free After Effects template is enough to make your small personal projects look more professional.

In this post, we share some of the best free After Effect templates for creating all kinds of openers, title scenes, slideshows, and much more. Feel free to download and try them all! (And explore one or two premium files to compare these as well!)