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25+ Modern Responsive Email Templates
Inspiration / 24 Jul 2018

25+ Modern Responsive Email Templates

If you want your next email campaign to stand the best chance of success, using a responsive design that looks good on any screen or device is really important. Responsive email design is notoriously difficult, so starting with a template can be a good bet.

It’s worth taking advantage of pre-made responsive templates that have already been tested on a variety of screen sizes and email clients, then customizing them to your own requirements. These templates are crafted by highly skilled designers, and many of them include template builders with unique customization options to make tweaking them super-simple!

Graphic Design Internships: 5 Places to Begin Your Search
Business / 23 Jul 2018

Graphic Design Internships: 5 Places to Begin Your Search

Most students know that the right internship can get them on a path to the right job after graduation. Internships provide valuable work experience that help you get an idea of what daily life as a graphic designer looks like—and what skills you need to be successful.

The main difference between an internship and a job is the temporary nature of an internship, which is limited to a specific time frame or a number of hours worked.

The challenge with internships is that not all of the “jobs” are posted in regular job search locations, although some companies do post internship listings on job search websites. So where do you begin your search for the perfect internship? You’re going to have to do some homework.

How Do You List Freelance Work on Your Resume? (We Have the Answer)
Business / 23 Jul 2018

How Do You List Freelance Work on Your Resume? (We Have the Answer)

Congratulations, your freelance business is proving successful. But how do you handle talking about it or explaining freelance work to potential employers, or on your resume? It can be a hard subject to explain as a single entry on paper, and you don’t want freelance work to look like an employment gap.

There are some things you can do to on paper (and on LinkedIn) to help present freelance work in a way that is more understandable to others. The key for many freelancers – especially those working part-time – is remembering to include freelance work as part of your resume and design portfolio. Sometimes those jobs can be just the thing you need to help land the next big gig!

30+ Feature-Packed Mockup and Scene Generators
Inspiration / 20 Jul 2018

30+ Feature-Packed Mockup and Scene Generators

How to effectively showcase your work can always pose something of a dilemma. There are plenty of one-off mockups available for different purposes, but we’re starting to see the release of more and more incredible “scene creators” that let you create your own mockup scene.

These provide unique sets of multiple items that let you combine your design work with multiple items and products, achieve all manner of different presentations — something really unique! Today, we’ve gathered over 15 scene creator packs that provide an awesome starting point — for office, corporate, kitchen, Christmas, or fashion mockups!

20 White Texture Background Graphics
Inspiration / 19 Jul 2018

20 White Texture Background Graphics

Plenty of clean, white space is a key characteristic of minimalist graphic design. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t add some interest with a white texture background graphic.

There’s no need to spend hours searching for the best minimalist backgrounds. In this post, we’re featuring some of the best white texture backgrounds for use with all kinds of design projects—from website designs to greeting cards, posters, banners, book covers, and much more.

Brizy Takes the Stress Out of WordPress
Reviews / 19 Jul 2018

Brizy Takes the Stress Out of WordPress

Creating a website shouldn’t be a chore; it can actually be fun if you use the right tools. Brizy is a WordPress page builder that looks great, features drag-and-drop tools and helps you create a website quickly and easily. What more could you want?

Brizy is great for beginners because you don’t need to dive into the code. But more experienced designers also like it because the tool can help you build advanced designs quickly and easily. Here’s a look a Brizy and how the WordPress page builder works.

Graphic Design Is My Passion: 20 Meme Picks
Inspiration / 18 Jul 2018

Graphic Design Is My Passion: 20 Meme Picks

Graphic design is my passion. Seriously. Isn’t it yours too, if you are taking the time to read Design Shack? Whether you use the phrase seriously or in jest, there’s a pretty fun movement on the web of memes that depict this statement. And they probably don’t look like what you’d expect.

The lesson in this ironic meme is that you need to maybe take it down a notch. Graphic design should be fun.

Vector vs. Raster: What Do I Use?
Layouts / 18 Jul 2018

Vector vs. Raster: What Do I Use?

With all of the image options and file formats out there, it can be a little overwhelming when you are choosing what file type to use (and send to clients). Compatibility is always a concern when you are working with different file types, but when it comes to graphics and images the type of computer graphic format you use is essential to how the image renders.

There are two types of digital graphics files – vector and raster. Vector images are made of hundreds of thousands of tiny lines and curves (or paths) to create an image. Raster images are composed of pixels. But how do you know what format is best for your next project?

20+ Desktop Computer Mockup Templates
Inspiration / 17 Jul 2018

20+ Desktop Computer Mockup Templates

Looking for a high-quality desktop computer mockup to showcase your design? Look no further. In this post, we’re featuring the best desktop mockup templates for both Mac and Windows desktop devices.

Microsoft’s new Surface Studio workstations are widely popular among creative professionals. This makes the device a great choice for showcasing your creative designs to clients and in your portfolio. We’ve found a few stylish Surface Studio mockups, as well as a variety of other Mac and Windows desktop computer mockups.

4 Unique Placeholder Image Services for Designers
Software / 16 Jul 2018

4 Unique Placeholder Image Services for Designers

A placeholder image service is a quick and easy way to find images to insert into web projects so that a wireframe or prototype looks more real. It can help other people envision the project and help keep it moving forward.

Most designers try to do everything they can to help a client or non-visual team member see a project during the design, mockup and prototyping process. Often that means putting something together before the content itself is complete.

Here, we’re going to look at four different (and unique) placeholder image services for designers to help you move projects along as efficiently as possible. (Plus, we have a list of reasons why a tool like this might be helpful.)

70+ Corporate & Creative Business Card PSD Mockup Templates
Inspiration / 13 Jul 2018

70+ Corporate & Creative Business Card PSD Mockup Templates

The design of your business cards is vital if you’re looking to make a good first impression. In this post, we’ve collected over 70 of the best free and premium business card mockups that you can use for your next client meeting or design project.

We’re not only covering corporate professional designs, but also profession-specific business cards like those designed for photographers, doctors or even writers. All the mockups are designed to perfection, and come in a variety of easily editable formats!

20+ Laptop Mockup Templates (PSD & PNG)
Inspiration / 12 Jul 2018

20+ Laptop Mockup Templates (PSD & PNG)

When it comes to presenting website and graphic designs to clients, using a laptop mockup can substantially boost its appeal. Do you have the right laptop mockup to take your work to the next level?

There are many different ways you can use laptop mockup templates. You can use them to showcase your designs in your portfolio, website design, social media posts, client presentations, and more. We’ve found a set of professional laptop mockups that you can use on all those occasions.

In this post, we’re featuring some of the best laptop mockup templates for designers, both MacBook and Windows laptops. The collection includes templates from Envato Elements, where you get unlimited access to over 650,000 design elements for a single price. Have a look and start downloading.