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100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts 2020

Font Collections / 29 Jun 2020

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts 2020

It’s time to delve into a collection of the best beautiful, modern serif fonts. Serif fonts are ideal for printed literature, detailed typography, or for creating a more formal effect. And these popular serif fonts really stand out from the crowd.

We’ve gathered more than 100 of the best modern serif fonts that you can quickly start using in your work. You’ll be amazed at what a difference they can make to your design project, compared to the more generic system fonts that get all too commonly used.

There’s nothing like a distinct serif typeface to really set your layout apart, and create something beautiful.

Many serif fonts risk feeling a little old a dated. Not these. Our pick of modern serif fonts all look fresh, innovative, and ready for creating design work that sets a trend! And our tips for choosing a modern serif font will help you pick just the right one for your project.

SEO for Designers: A 101 Primer

Business / 29 Jun 2020

SEO for Designers: A 101 Primer

Most designers don’t consider search when it comes to building a website. That’s a mistake. Optimizing for search is just as important as information architecture and should be part of the product design from start to finish.

This is true both for your own knowledge that the project stands the greatest chance of commercial success, and for your client too!

Whether you are starting a new project or redesigning your portfolio, working with search engine optimization in mind from the start is a smart idea.

Here, we’ll look at some of the most basic SEO tips to help you get started on the right path.

30+ Animated PowerPoint Templates (Free + Premium)

PowerPoint Templates / 26 Jun 2020

30+ Animated PowerPoint Templates (Free + Premium)

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best, animated PowerPoint templates (both premium and free) to create stunning presentations filled with stylish object and transition animations.

Designing a PowerPoint presentation is not an easy job. It requires a lot of work and time. When crafting presentations, most people completely ignore one of the key elements of a creative slideshow: animation. Adding creative animations and effects not only makes your presentation slides interactive, but it’s also useful when emphasizing key points and data.

Of course, you don’t have to be a PowerPoint expert to design animated slideshows. You can simply use a pre-made animated PowerPoint template. We handpicked these templates just for you.

We’re also featuring a series of tips for creating animations and transitions in PowerPoint with some extra pointers and advice.

20+ Postcard Mockup Templates (Free & Pro)

Mockup Templates / 26 Jun 2020

20+ Postcard Mockup Templates (Free & Pro)

Regardless of whether you’re designing a postcard for travel and tourism or business and marketing, there’s no denying that everyone loves receiving one of those small colored cards in the mail – as long as it looks good, of course! But how to make sure your design will look as good in someone’s mailbox as it does on your computer screen?

Mockups are the answer, and we’ve done the research for you and rounded up the very best postcard mockup templates from a range of graphic design sources.

We’ve included both free and premium options with a range of different styles and designs, to make sure there’s something for everyone – and they’re all ready to download instantly.

20+ Stationery Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Mockup Templates / 25 Jun 2020

20+ Stationery Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

If you’ve recently designed a logo for your startup, or have rebranded and changed up your business aesthetic, you’ll no doubt be wanting to know how your branding will look in different contexts – on letterheads and business cards, or in email signatures, or on corporate swag such as coffee mugs and laptop stickers.

One of the key areas of merchandise that typically includes a business logo or branding element is stationery, and this can include anything from business cards and leaflets to notebooks and product labels. Trying out your logo on different stationery items is a great way to see how it looks in different settings and scenarios – and it’s also super helpful if you’re looking to get branded stationery printed for your business!

These fabulous stationery mockup templates will allow you to do just that, giving you an idea of how your branding will look on different stationery items without having to commit to printing or producing those items until you’re sure they’re perfect. Featuring a range of both free and premium options, you’re bound to find a suitable mockup for your purposes in the following list.

The Golden Ratio in Design: Examples & Tips

Layouts / 24 Jun 2020

The Golden Ratio in Design: Examples & Tips

This might feel like a math lesson but hang in there. The golden ratio combines a little bit of math, a little bit of nature, and a lot of practical application for designers. Let’s take a look at what the golden ratio means for design, and a few tips for using it in your design projects.

The golden ratio has been used throughout history to create design elements that have an ideal visual appeal. Because the shape is rooted in nature and mathematics, it’s the perfect combination of balance and harmony. And it’s a superb tool to have up your sleeve as a designer.

Design Trend: Geo Shapes & Patterns (With Animation)

Trends / 24 Jun 2020

Design Trend: Geo Shapes & Patterns (With Animation)

Stylish geometry is a design trend that keeps coming back around. This time the new twist is that shapes and design elements include touches of animation to bring shapes and patterns to life. It’s easier than ever to implement animation on the web, in a simple and widely-supported way.

It’s also a nifty little design technique that can add visual interest to almost anything and works for all types of elements, from logos or icons to backgrounds to hero images.

Let’s take a look at this website design trend in action.

20+ Newspaper Mockup Templates (Free & Pro)

Mockup Templates / 23 Jun 2020

20+ Newspaper Mockup Templates (Free & Pro)

There’s something about a classic printed newspaper that just can’t be replicated in digital media, so even in the modern age of paperless communications, newspapers remain a popular method of sharing information and advertising products and services. Of course, digital publications can look completely different in print, so mockups are a super useful tool for you to make sure your newspaper has the impact it deserves once it hits the press.

Here are some of the best newspaper mockup templates available for instant download, including both free and premium options as well as a range of different settings and aesthetics to ensure that whatever kind of newspaper you’re producing, you can showcase it in a way that perfectly complements its style and content.

Read on for a collection of the best newspaper mockup templates out there.

20+ Best Webinar PowerPoint Templates (Remote Presentation PPT Slides)

PowerPoint Templates / 23 Jun 2020

20+ Best Webinar PowerPoint Templates (Remote Presentation PPT Slides)

With more people switching to remote work and office meetings taking place online, you now have to do presentations remotely. These remote presentations also require special slideshow designs as well.

When designing a presentation for an online audience, whether it’s a remote office meeting or a webinar, it needs to be accompanied by slides that feature more details and a clear design. So that you can educate your audience with more information that you don’t have the time to explain in your speech.

Designing a remote presentation is not that difficult. It can be simple, especially when using a webinar PowerPoint template. We’ve rounded up some great remote presentation templates to help you get a quick start.

These templates are great for doing all kinds of webinars, online meetings, and online class presentations. Have a look.

The Design Process Behind Visme, the SaaS Character in the Cloud

Software / 23 Jun 2020

The Design Process Behind Visme, the SaaS Character in the Cloud

For illustrators, the creation of a character can have different sources of inspiration; a childhood memory, the visual idea of a person they’ve met or simply a creative outburst of imagination. It’s a combination of all of these, plus details carved in memories, that shape new characters.

Illustrators have a certain kind of magic that not only lets them bring to life their memories and perceptions but they also have the capacity of taking a creative brief or idea and bring it to life. This is particularly important when creating a brand mascot.

This is the story of how a creative-minded entrepreneur and a savvy illustrator brought to life a neat mascot character to personify a brand. They joined forces with a 3D sculptor and an animator to bring the character to life in its own animated world.

30+ Best Free Resume Templates (For Word)

CV & Resume Templates / 22 Jun 2020

30+ Best Free Resume Templates (For Word)

Landing a job interview is all about standing out from the crowd. Every job vacancy gets hundreds of resumes and applications. It’s the design of your resume and the way you present yourself that will ultimately help you land an interview.

Everything from choosing the right font for your resume, to arranging the content and paragraphs, play a key role in making a professional resume. But, with these pre-made templates, you won’t have to worry about spending hours designing the perfect resume.

For this collection, we handpicked some of the best free resume templates you can easily download and edit with Microsoft Word to create a professional and creative resume all by yourself.

We’ve also featured a set of tips on how to make your resume stand out. Best of luck!

How (And Why) to Design for Local Businesses

Business / 22 Jun 2020

How (And Why) to Design for Local Businesses

Designing for a local business can be one of the most rewarding projects that you take on. When done well, you create a relationship with someone in your community that helps them grown and succeed.

Whether you’re creating a website or designing menus or flyers, working with a small business can stretch your creative muscles but it will make you think about the process a little different. Small businesses can be quite different than some of your bigger clients. They have a lot more on the line when it comes to design services and return on investment, they may have more questions, and they need to know how design can help them grow.

When you take a small business client, your approach to design will likely be a little different. Here’s how to think about it.