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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 Brand Manual & Style Guide Templates 2020 (Free + Premium)

Inspiration / 23 Jun 2020

20+ Best Brand Manual & Style Guide Templates 2020 (Free + Premium)

Your brand is the key to a successful business. It’s what gives your business an identity and separates you from the competition. Your brand manual or style guide are the documents you need to help keep it consistent—they’re key to maintaining your brand identity.

Whether you’re a small business, agency, or a corporation, you should have a proper document that covers all the details of the brand. Such as the design of different logos you use, the color palette, fonts used for the brand design, etc.

Think about when you hire a third-party agency to run an ad campaign. To help them avoid misrepresenting your brand, you hand them your brand manual and style guide. So they can present your brand more accurately through the campaign.

If you’re working on a brand manual for your own business, these brand style guide templates will help you put together a more useful and professional document without an effort.

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.

20+ Best Free Flyer Templates

Flyer Templates / 19 Jun 2020

20+ Best Free Flyer Templates

If you’re looking for a creative flyer template with a professional design, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we feature a handpicked collection of the best free flyer templates you can use to make flyers for all sorts of purposes.

Designing a flyer involves making a lot of important decisions, from choosing the right font to finding the right colors. It’s a very time-consuming process! All of that work can be easily avoided when using a pre-made template.

Usually, it costs around $20 or more to buy a single flyer template from a premium marketplace. But, you can download the templates in this collection for free. Let’s dive in!

20+ Letterhead Mockup Templates (Free & Pro)

Mockup Templates / 19 Jun 2020

20+ Letterhead Mockup Templates (Free & Pro)

Despite paperless communication becoming more and more commonplace in the modern business world, many organizations and professions still rely on letters (both physical and electronic form) to carry out their operations and communicate with stakeholders.

As a business owner or professional, you’ll be wanting your letters to make an impact as soon as they’re received, and the best way to do this is with a letterhead that represents your company branding. However, it can be difficult to know how your letterhead will look in real life – and that’s where mockups come in.

The following collection of free and premium letterhead mockup templates will help you bring your letterhead designs to life in a range of different styles and settings, and they’re all available for download through the links provided.

20+ Greeting Card Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Mockup Templates / 18 Jun 2020

20+ Greeting Card Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Greeting cards are a fun and personal way to express your sentiments to someone you love or care for – from wedding invitations to birthday celebrations, and expressions of sympathy to romantic love notes, there’s rarely a feeling that can’t be portrayed effectively using a well-chosen greeting card.

But of course, for a greeting card to be effective, it needs to be well designed – and that means it should look exceptional when rendered as a physical card. It can be difficult to know how your design might look in reality until it’s too late – and that’s where mockups come in.

In this article, we’ll be sharing some of the best free and premium greeting card mockup templates that you can use to see how your greeting card will look once it’s been printed. There’s a huge range of different aesthetics and themes included, and what’s more, they’re all available for instant download. Read on to discover your favorite greeting card mockup template.

40+ Best Free Photoshop Patterns 2020

Background Textures / 17 Jun 2020

40+ Best Free Photoshop Patterns 2020

If you’ve been looking for a creative tileable pattern to make your designs look even more beautiful, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re sharing a collection of the best Photoshop patterns with various design styles and aesthetics (both free and premium).

When designing a background, whether it’s for a book cover, business card, or a website, using a creative pattern goes a long way to add a personal touch to the overall look of the design. Not to mention that patterns also help highlight certain types of content above the background as well.

Crafting such a pattern is not easy. So why not save the trouble by simply downloading some of the amazing premium and free Photoshop patterns that we’ve handpicked just for you.