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What Is a Font License? (And Do I Need One?)

Font Collections / 8 Sep 2021

What Is a Font License? (And Do I Need One?)

Almost every design project you encounter will include type of some kind. And it’s very likely that that type will start as a font on a computer, unless you create it yourself. With using specific computer fonts, come some very specific rules regarding their use, which can vary by project.

So what is a font license? Do you need one? And where can you find the tools and resources you need to make sure you are using fonts properly?

Lucky for you, we have a primer. (And the images in this post include fonts that you can license to use in your projects.)

30+ Best MailChimp Email Newsletter Templates (Free + Premium) 2021

Email Templates / 8 Sep 2021

30+ Best MailChimp Email Newsletter Templates (Free + Premium) 2021

MailChimp is the most popular email marketing software available today. Thanks to its generous free plan, many businesses choose MailChimp to start their email list. But, are you using the best MailChimp template for your newsletter?

If you’re seeing a decline in email opens or click-through rates, the design of your newsletter might be to blame. A properly designed email newsletter can not only improve CTR and email opens but also help generate more sales as well.

In this post, we feature some of the best responsive email newsletter templates you can easily use with MailChimp to create more effective emails to promote your business and products. Plus, a few tips for choosing a MailChimp template to help point you in the right direction!

Breaking Down the Costs of a New Website: Tips & Rules

Business / 7 Sep 2021

Breaking Down the Costs of a New Website: Tips & Rules

It’s a common question: What does a new website cost?

It might be for a new brand or company that’s never had a website before or for an existing organization looking for a website design refresh. And the answer is a bit complicated.

It all depends on the path you want to take and your timeline for getting a new website online. Here, we’re going to break down the options available to you and the costs associated with a new website.

Plus, a few tips and rules to follow as you begin the process.

20+ Best Meal & Workout Planner Templates 2021

Inspiration / 7 Sep 2021

20+ Best Meal & Workout Planner Templates 2021

It’s never too late to get started on your New Year’s resolutions, start a new workout regime, or improve your diet. The only issue is that it’s never easy to stick to these new habits.

This is where a planner comes to help. With a proper weekly or monthly planner you can plan out your meals or workout process, allowing you to follow a schedule and stick with it.

We’re not talking about those digital planner apps or note-taking apps. For this process, you need to go old-school with pen and paper. Studies show that when you take notes by hand you tend to comprehend and remember things better.

So grab a meal planner template or a workout planner template from our collection below, print it out, and start planning your schedule.

If you’re looking for a planner template for a different purpose, you’ll find many multipurpose planners on the list as well. Have a look.

35+ Best Blackletter Fonts

Font Collections / 7 Sep 2021

35+ Best Blackletter Fonts

Blackletter is a popular typeface that’s commonly used in vintage and grunge style designs. It’s now also being used in all sorts of modern designs from website design to logo designs, tattoos, and more.

As you probably know, Blackletter is a script that dates back to early 12th century. It was commonly used in Western Europe, especially in Germany. This typeface has a strong effect that adds a certain elegance and class to both digital and print designs.

Even some of the most popular publications, such as the New York Times, still use Blackletter logo designs.

We’ve tracked down a set of Blackletter fonts that will help you add that same upper-class look to your various design projects. Plus, we’re featuring a few quick tips on designing with blackletter and gothic fonts to help share some useful advice for your project.

40+ Best After Effects Slideshow Templates 2021

After Effects Templates / 6 Sep 2021

40+ Best After Effects Slideshow Templates 2021

Adobe After Effects is one of the most popular and effective tools for making attractive motion graphics. With the ability to use pre-made templates, After Effects can be a powerful tool even at the hands of a beginner.

Especially when making wedding photo album videos, presentations, and promotional campaigns, After Effects is quite useful in turning ordinary photos and videos into gorgeously animated slideshows.

To help you find inspiration, we handpicked a collection of After Effects slideshow templates you can use to easily make professional motion graphics without an effort.

All you have to do is edit the template and drop the images into the placeholders.

Pitch Deck Design: 10 Tips to Stand Out

PowerPoint Templates / 3 Sep 2021

Pitch Deck Design: 10 Tips to Stand Out

A good pitch deck is designed for specifically one thing – to help your startup get funding from investors. But how do you stand out from the crowd, and make a memorable impression?

There’s a delicate balance to creating a deck with just enough slides to entice potential funders, without providing so much information that they are overwhelmed.

Most pitch decks contain less than 20 slides. So how do you create a pitch deck design that stands out? Here are our ten tips to help you get started.

45+ Best Minimal Logo Design Templates

Logo Templates / 3 Sep 2021

45+ Best Minimal Logo Design Templates

Minimalist logo design is an art. How can you convey your brand with a professional logo, but keep the simplicity of a minimal, clean, and simple design? Getting that balance right is the key to crafting an iconic logo.

One strategy is to try using a pre-designed minimal logo template to base your next logo mark or branding project on. Will it be as perfectly tailor-made as a high-end custom logo? Probably not. But it’s a great solution for getting your branding project started fast. To show you how amazing these logo templates can be, we picked some of the best minimalist logo designs from Envato Elements.

You can download any (or all) of these minimal logo templates to tweak, build upon, and use to design your own creative logo all by yourself. It’s a great, flexible way to experiment with your next logo project! If you think your company could use a beautiful minimal logo, this is a great place to start.

Are you in the middle of a logo design project? Don’t forget to check out our in-depth guide on how to design a logo! Or you can jump down this post to our specific minimal logo design tips for creating a simple, uncluttered logo.

30+ Best Newborn Lightroom Presets for Baby Photography

Lightroom Presets / 2 Sep 2021

30+ Best Newborn Lightroom Presets for Baby Photography

Every parent wants to take beautiful photos of their newborn baby to create precious memories. Wouldn’t it be great if you could make those photos look professional with just one-click? That’s exactly what you can do with these newborn and baby Lightroom presets

Photos you take with your digital camera or your iPhone don’t always look all that professional. But there’s no need to hire a professional photographer to capture beautiful photos of your newborn baby. Using this collection of Lightroom presets, you can instantly make your photos look more adorable than ever with a few simple clicks.

In this collection, we’re sharing a set of Lightroom presets specially designed for improving baby photos. With the help of these presets, you’ll be able to capture every adorable moment of your newborn just like a professional photographer.

We’ve also featured a set of tips for editing baby photos, to give you some useful pointers and advice.

Everything You Need to Know About Design Tokens

UX Design / 2 Sep 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Design Tokens

Design tokens are a way to easily identify and understand the elements in a design system. As more designers and companies adopt use of design tokens, their value will continue to grow.

The key to design tokens is that they facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration. More people on a team can understand and use design values without specificity, but with accuracy. They’ve already been adopted by design giants such as Adobe.

Here’s everything you need to know about design tokens.

Get All the Design Assets You Need From Creative Fabrica

Reviews / 2 Sep 2021

Get All the Design Assets You Need From Creative Fabrica

Almost every designer is on the lookout for tools and resources that can make work quicker and easier. A solid fonts and graphics library platform can be just that resource.

Creative Fabrica is packed with design tools for designers, crafters, and more. Whether you’re a crafter, a hobbyist, or a professional designer, there’s something that’s worth taking a look at.

Here, we’re going to take a closer look at the platform and how you can use it in your daily routine, all while building up your library of graphics, assets, and more.

20+ Drink & Food Label Design Templates 2021

Inspiration / 2 Sep 2021

20+ Drink & Food Label Design Templates 2021

Designing a product label is one of the toughest jobs there is. You have to follow the requests made by the client, make the label compliant with industry standards, and make it attractive enough to win over the consumers at the same time.

If you’re struggling to find inspiration for your product label design, we’ve got you covered. In this post, you’ll find many different styles of drink and food label design templates.

The best part is you can download these templates and use them for your projects. Or you can use them as frameworks for crafting your own label designs. Either way, have a look below and save some of these templates for later.