Infographics give you a way to represent information in a graphic format, designed to make it more understandable, relatable, and engaging. But they can be tricky to make! Infographics often require icons, schemes, progress elements, charts, timelines, maps, different arrows, graphs and much more.
They’re a great way to convey a complex message in a simple way, so we’ve gathered together a collection of 30 different infographic element packs, to get you started quickly. Each of these contains dozens of infographic elements that you can combine and use in different ways to display data, and it’s much quicker than making everything youself from scratch!
So many of the skills that get you through a day on the job weren’t things you necessarily learned in the classroom. From working with other people, to tools, to listening to your gut, there are a lot of skills that you develop along the way.
Whether you came up through design school or are more of a self-taught designer, there are a lot of things you probably didn’t formally learn (but know and use every day). If you are still in school or thinking about going into a design-related field, you’re in luck because you can start thinking about these things now. It’s never too late to learn and expand your marketability. (As a bonus, this post is filled with every day projects from the Design Shack Gallery; go check them out.)
While one of the best parts of the job for a small business or freelancer is getting paid, one of the worst parts is the paperwork you have to do ahead of that payment. If you are still creating manual invoices, it might be time to look at a cloud-based system that can help you keep track of clients and streaming invoicing.
Invoicely is a powerful online invoicing tool that many small businesses can use for free. The software has been used to send more than 2 million invoices in the past 30 days. Today we’re going to take a look at how it works, and decide if it’s a good solution for your freelancing business!
Is updating your portfolio a chore? Is it one of those tasks you can never find time to do? Adobe Portfolio might just be the answer.
Adobe’s new portfolio tool – yes, the same Adobe behind industry standard graphic design and editing software – is easy to use and can help you get your work online in short order. Today we’re taking a look at how it works, why it’s a solid contender in this space, and how it can help you build a professional online portfolio.
Google Slides is a great web-based, free platform for creating presentations (and collaborating as you do so). There are plenty of pre-made default templates available, but they can only so so far — many are quite simple, and lack polished aesthetics.
If you’re wanting to take your Google Slides presentation to the next level, today’s collection of 25 pre-made templates will help. They’re all fully editable, beautifully crafted, and come ready for you to drop in your own text, images, graphics, charts, and more. We hope you find them useful!
How many times a day do you look at your phone? Its a statistic that always amazes me, but the average person looks at their phone 46 times per day.
Every one of those glances is an interaction between the design and the user. These micro-moments are a vital part of the user experience. How an interaction such as a notification or alert works can make the difference between retaining a user and losing one. It’s your job to design these micro-moments in a way that is usable and memorable. Here’s how to do it.
Everyone with a website needs a style guide. It’s that simple. If you’re wanting to instil more consistency in your project, and get everyone on the same page, your style guide will become invaluable.
Now that we have that out of the way, what exactly do you put in that guide? And how do you make sure other people on the team follow the rules so that your visual presence maintains consistency? That’s a little more complicated. Let’s dive into the topic today.
The hottest — and possibly most-talked about — gadget out there these days is the 3D printer. It’s a tool that is likely to revolutionize the way products are made. But there’s another three-dimensional topic making waves in the design world as well — 3D visuals.
Even though website design actually lives in two dimensions, it’s not stopping designers from flexing their creative muscles and pushing the limits of the screen with more objects and projects that have a real-life feel. Let’s take a look at how you can make the most of the 3D trend.
Solopreneur is a WordPress theme aimed at bloggers with an entrepreneurial spirit. It features a remarkably straightforward setup process, combined with a sleek and modern design. You’ll also find a few extras to help you grow your following and promote your projects better.
In this Solopreneur review, we’ll be putting this theme through its paces to help you decide if it’s the right choice to help you successfully connect with your target audience and effectively communicate what you have to offer online.
Minimal design is highly desirable when it comes to showcasing your portfolio, or delivering a business presentation. A clear, clutter-free, minimal presentation template can put all the focus on you as the speaker, and the data or points you have to convey.
We’ve gathered a collection of just this — a set of minimal powerpoint templates that are perfect to use for your upcoming presentation. These files are all fully editable, and can be easily tweaked according to your needs. Perfect for giving that next presentation a special touch!
Just when you thought you had flat design figured out, everyone has shifted to talking about Flat 2.0. If you never took the leap into designing a flat project, now is the time.
Flat 2.0 is easier to use because it combines the best of flat design with additional user interface cues to help you create website design that’s beautiful and functional. It’s also highly adaptable and works with almost any concept. Unlike some of the purest flat designed websites, Flat 2.0 combines elements of flat with subtle additions to enhance user-friendliness. Let’s take a look at a few examples!
Clean, minimal layouts are all the rage in web design these days. Whether it’s to have your work stand out in your portfolio, send a clear business message, or showcase your blog content — a minimal theme or template might be the answer.
Today, we’ve collected a selection of minimal Bootstrap templates that fit the trend. Most simply use HTML and CSS with Bootstrap as the foundation, but some are also integrated with WordPress as well. All of these templates are fully responsive, flexible, clean, search engine optimized and come with an advanced framework with plenty of powerful and flexible options.