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10+ Beautiful Letterpress Business Cards
Articles / 3 Aug 2018

10+ Beautiful Letterpress Business Cards

Designing business cards can be tricky because it’s always difficult to make one which stands out from the hundreds of others in circulation! Letterpress definitely brings a new dimension to business cards.

If you are looking to have a few printed, here’s a range of catchy letterpress designs for inspiration. The idea of adding depth and an embossed logo adds a completely new element, and could well be the best way to really make an impression.

30+ Best Fonts for Business Cards
Inspiration / 2 Aug 2018

30+ Best Fonts for Business Cards

Typography plays a major role in business card design. It’s not easy to find a font that matches your client’s brand and business. With this collection of the best fonts for business cards, we’re suggesting dozens of fonts and typefaces that are a great fit for your next business card design.

A business card is more than just a tool for networking. It also helps to represent your brand, and show off professionalism or personality. That’s why it’s crucial to use the perfect font when designing a business card.

In this post, we’re featuring some of the best fonts for business cards you can use to create just the right style and tone for your design.

How to Design Wedding Invitations: 7 Simple Steps
Graphics / 1 Aug 2018

How to Design Wedding Invitations: 7 Simple Steps

Your wedding day is a showcase of your love story, and you can highlight your story with a custom wedding invitation that you design. Today we’re looking at how to design wedding invitations, with a few key steps to remember along the way.

A custom wedding invitation will help show off your personality, save money and is something you can hang on to forever. With proper planning, it’s not that hard to do. Whether you start with a wedding invitation template, or you create a design from scratch, it’s a beautiful way to brand your special day.

7 Design Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Content
Inspiration / 1 Aug 2018

7 Design Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Content

Design mistakes can happen to anyone. Maybe you’re trying to finish a project too quickly, or you’re working on a complex site design where something gets merely overlooked. But, when they happen, you have to fix them… immediately!

Some design mistakes can ruin your content, cause users to abandon your site, or lose trust in the information you provide. It can be tough to recover from if you don’t make corrections. And so you aren’t confused, each of today’s tips comes with an example of a design that does it right from the Design Shack Gallery!

20+ Best Event Flyer Templates
Inspiration / 31 Jul 2018

20+ Best Event Flyer Templates

Designing the perfect flyer can be a challenge (especially if you’re not a designer!) We’ve collected the best event flyer templates anyone can use to quickly craft a stunning flyer design in minutes. Or, use as a starting point for a more custom design!

If you’re a complete beginner looking for a quick way to design a great event flyer (or a professional designer just searching for inspiration for a new project) you’ve come to the right place. Grab one of these easy-to-use event flyer templates to design a professional-looking flyer for any kind of an event or activity.

There’s no expert design knowledge required. All you need to do is download the template, open it with Photoshop or Illustrator, and edit the content to match your own event details!

20+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2018
Inspiration / 31 Jul 2018

20+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2018

Are you working on an annual report? Looking for a way to impress your client or boss with this report? Then use a simple annual report template to make your document look more professional.

Preparing an annual report is not an easy job. You shouldn’t have to spend hours making it look pretty as well. That’s why we handpicked this collection of annual report templates so you can quickly load them up with InDesign or MS Word to edit and copy over your content. It’s that easy.

Whether you’re working on an annual sales report, financial report, or a marketing report, we found templates to fit all kinds of documents. This collection includes both free and premium templates. Have look and start downloading.

What to Put on a Business Card: 8 Creative Ideas
Freelancing / 30 Jul 2018

What to Put on a Business Card: 8 Creative Ideas

What to put on a business card? It’s a tricky question. A business card that contains just the right information (and a stellar design) will grab attention and help you stand out. It’s the thing that makes someone else remember you, or your pitch.

Even in a digital age, a business card is a popular–and necessary networking and communication tool. Having a great business card provides legitimacy to your or your business, it’s a quick and easy way to exchange information, and can provide ways to help promote your work.

What you put on your business card says a lot to others. Here’s a guide to what to put on a business card, with plenty of creative ideas to help you get started.

40+ Best Infographic Templates (Word, PowerPoint & Illustrator)
Inspiration / 27 Jul 2018

40+ Best Infographic Templates (Word, PowerPoint & Illustrator)

An infographic can 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! We’ve gathered together a collection of stunning infographic templates, to get you started quickly (whether you’re using Word, PowerPoint, or Illustrator!)

Infographics usually 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. Each of these infographic templates 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 yourself from scratch!

50+ Best Free Fonts for Designers 2018 (Serif, Script & Sans Serif)
Inspiration / 26 Jul 2018

50+ Best Free Fonts for Designers 2018 (Serif, Script & Sans Serif)

We’re amazed at the number, and quality, of free fonts available today. Designers have an incredible choice of free fonts to choose from. So whether you’re looking for a serif, script, or sans-serif font, today’s collection of the best free fonts for designers has you covered!

Utilizing a great-looking font is a key part of making any type of a design look more professional. Of course, you don’t always have to use premium fonts to achieve that same level of professionalism. If you can’t afford to spend money on premium fonts to make your designs look great, you can always turn to one of the thousands of free fonts.

This collection includes the best free script fonts, serif fonts, sans-serif fonts, decorative fonts, and much more to match any kind of a design project you’re working on. Go ahead, scroll down and start downloading. Every font is free!

Art Deco Graphic Design: A Classic Trend
Trends / 25 Jul 2018

Art Deco Graphic Design: A Classic Trend

Add some old-school charm to design projects, with an art deco-inspired design. Traditional, classic, and vintage styles are on-trend now, making art deco elements a fun and easy way to add a touch of something the evokes classic feelings while maintaining a modern touch.

Art Deco graphic design might be a trend, but it is not a new style. The style dates to the 1920s with the greatest popularity of the style lasting for about 15 years. Art deco took off in part due to a culture where advertising was gaining popularity. Art deco graphic design was a mass-produced style and was in everything from magazines to the lines of car styles to architecture to the clothing styles associated with the roaring 20s (such as flapper girls).

Read on to find out more about this trend, and how art deco graphic design is making a comeback!

10 Ways to Simplify Your Design
Graphics / 25 Jul 2018

10 Ways to Simplify Your Design

It’s no secret that simple is often better when it comes to website design. An interface that’s simple to understand—and just as simple to use—is more likely to turn visitors into active users who will return to your site later.

But how do you simplify your website? Even if you aren’t building something new from scratch, the trick is to set goals and then look at the path to reaching them for users. Anything that gets in the way of that path should be eliminated. Anything that makes understanding what a user is supposed to do should be removed from the design.

That’s what we’re going to look at today – a few tricks that you can use to simplify your website design. And these ideas work for existing sites and new builds. (This article features examples of stellar simple designs, visit each site for even more inspiration.)

30 Best Photoshop Logo Templates (PSD)
Inspiration / 24 Jul 2018

30 Best Photoshop Logo Templates (PSD)

We’ve collected the absolute best Photoshop logo templates to help you choose a pre-made logo design as a starting point for your new brand. All these logo templates come in a PSD format, for you to tweak and customize in Photoshop.

It’s all too easy to burn through a budget, crafting a logo that fits your business and mission. Some design agencies and freelancers charge thousands of dollars to craft basic logos that never really live up to your expectations. Logo templates give you another option for a quick-start to your logo design.

Whether you’re a freelance designer looking for inspiration, a blogger starting a new blog, or a brick and mortar business, this collection has a logo template for all types of brands. The best part is you can easily customize these templates using Photoshop to change text, colours, and resize however you like.