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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!)

25+ Best Brand Manual & Style Guide Templates 2021 (Free + Premium)

Inspiration / 6 Jan 2021

25+ Best Brand Manual & Style Guide Templates 2021 (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.

40+ Best Procreate Brushes 2021 (Free & Pro)

Procreate Brushes / 5 Jan 2021

40+ Best Procreate Brushes 2021 (Free & Pro)

If you’re a digital artist searching for the perfect Procreate brush to craft stunning illustrations or to design unique website header images, we’ve got a great collection of professional Procreate brushes just for you.

Procreate is amongst the most popular drawing apps available for iPad Pro. It’s actually more than just a simple drawing app. With the Apple Pencil stylus and the right set of brushes, this app can help you craft amazing digital drawings and paintings.

The app comes with over 130 basic brushes. But, many people don’t realize that they can expand this collection with custom brushes that have been carefully created by professionals. We’ve handpicked some of the best custom brushes you can use with your Procreate app.

50+ Best Website PSD Mockups & Tools 2021

Mockup Templates / 4 Jan 2021

50+ Best Website PSD Mockups & Tools 2021

A great website mockup design can help to present your web design in a beautiful, unique way. This collection of website mockup PSDs is perfect for doing just that, and we’ll also share our favorite website mockup tools, and tips for creating your website mockup!

Proper presentation is the key to delighting your clients. Whether you’re working on a website design or a logo design, the way you present your designs to your client determines your level of professionalism. When choosing a mockup template to showcase your design, you ideally want to choose a mockup design that looks out of the ordinary. Something that helps you display your website design uniquely and attractively that renders your clients speechless.

Perspective website mockups let you showcase your layouts from different angles, making your designs look more like real products instead of just a static mockup.

We’ve collected some of the best free and premium website mockups you can use to present your next website design to your clients.

50+ Best Lightroom Presets of 2021

Lightroom Presets / 4 Jan 2021

50+ Best Lightroom Presets of 2021

If you’re looking to supercharge your design workflow this year, updating your Lightroom presets with a new, powerful collection is a good idea! Lightroom presets let you instantly fix, improve, and enhance your photos with a single click. And we’ve found the perfect set of presets just for you.

Having the right set of Lightroom presets can be a huge time-saver for designers. Everything from retouching portrait photos, to adding stunning visual effects, enhancing interior photos, optimizing HDR photos, adding retro effects, and much more is possible with the Lightroom presets we’ve included in this list.

We’re also answering the most common Lightroom preset FAQs, to help you learn more about presets, use them on desktop or mobile, and more.

20+ New Year’s Resolutions for Designers in 2021

Inspiration / 4 Jan 2021

20+ New Year’s Resolutions for Designers in 2021

Happy New Year! Today, we’ve got a nifty guide to resolutions that are specifically for designers. What changes do you hope to make in 2021?

Did you know that people have been making resolutions to improve themselves and their lives since the time of ancient Babylonians? I’ll admit to making a few of these myself… now if I could only manage to keep them all year!

Good luck with your resolutions and have a wonderful New Year.

50+ Best Free PowerPoint Templates (PPT) 2021

PowerPoint Templates / 1 Jan 2021

50+ Best Free PowerPoint Templates (PPT) 2021

Not everyone can afford to buy premium PowerPoint templates to create their slideshows. But, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a default template. There are dozens of incredible free PowerPoint templates to try out!

A great thing about the design community is that there are designers out there who willingly share their amazing work for free of charge, including gorgeous free PowerPoint templates.

To help you save some money, we scoured the web and handpicked a collection of the best free PowerPoint templates with modern and professional designs that you can use to make various types of presentations. Good luck with your presentation!

25+ Best 3D Fonts 2021 (Free & Premium)

Font Collections / 1 Jan 2021

25+ Best 3D Fonts 2021 (Free & Premium)

Every designer wants their designs to stand out and look different. Yet they keep using the same fonts in their projects. The only way to create unique designs is to think outside the box and leverage new trends. So what if you used a 3D font in your next design project?

3D fonts aren’t new but they are rarely used in print and digital designs. Let’s change that. To show you how amazing 3D fonts can be, we handpicked a list of the best 3D fonts you can download and use with your own projects.

Whether you’re working on a poster design, flyer, T-shirt design, or even a website header design, these 3D fonts will help you create titles and headings that stand out from the crowd.

20+ Typography Trends for 2021

Font Collections / 31 Dec 2020

20+ Typography Trends for 2021

Want to give your design a quick facelift? Using new and interesting typography trends might be the answer. Designers are opting for less elaborate typefaces and pairing them with bold color, cutouts, gradients, and even customizations to create lettering that stands out.

Changing typefaces or recreating an image or header in a trending style can give a design a fresh look without a full-scale overhaul. Not sure where to start? This list features typography trends with examples to use as inspiration for how to use them.

Here’s a look at the top typography trends for 2021.

30+ Best PowerPoint Portfolio Templates 2021

PowerPoint Templates / 31 Dec 2020

30+ Best PowerPoint Portfolio Templates 2021

The main purpose of a portfolio is to show off your skills and experience. Usually, it’s done by showing examples of your work. But, when it comes to portfolio presentations, you need to think about the design of the slideshow as well.

The layout and the design of your portfolio presentations play a key role in making a great first impression. Of course, you don’t have to spend days trying to come up with a great slide design. That’s what PowerPoint templates are for!

We handpicked a collection of PowerPoint portfolio templates to help you find the perfect design for your presentation. There are designs to cover all types of portfolio presentations from creative agency portfolios to fashion lookbooks and more.

Have a look. There are a few free templates on the list too.

60+ Best Big, Poster Fonts of 2021

Font Collections / 30 Dec 2020

60+ Best Big, Poster Fonts of 2021

When it comes to designing posters and banners, there’s one thing that matters the most: the font. A poster without a great, attention-grabbing title is simply not an effective poster.

A great poster font has the power to turn even the most straightforward layout into a compelling design. As Irene Etzkorn once said, “There is no such thing as a boring project. There are only boring executions.”

If you’re still searching for that perfect poster font, you’re in luck. We found a set of fantastic poster fonts that’ll be perfect for any poster design. They’re big, bold, and creative enough to turn heads!

We’re also sharing a set of tips for choosing a poster font to help guide you in the right direction.