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40+ Best Company Profile Templates (Word + PowerPoint)

PowerPoint Templates / 8 Feb 2021

40+ Best Company Profile Templates (Word + PowerPoint)

Creating a company profile brochure or slideshow is a big responsibility. You especially need to pay careful attention to the design, arranging content in a readable and attractive way. These company profile templates can be a huge time-saver!

Designed by professionals, these templates allow you to easily create a company profile brochure or a PowerPoint presentation without having to spend hours on perfecting the design.

We handpicked a collection of the best company profile templates for Word and PowerPoint, to help you create a modern company profile for your business. These templates are all easily customizable to boot.

How to Diversify as a Creative Freelancer

Freelancing / 8 Feb 2021

How to Diversify as a Creative Freelancer

If the last year has taught us anything as freelancers, it is that diversification is a good thing.

Different income streams can help mitigate losses in other areas and provide multiple avenues for leads and new work. And while most of us know we need to diversify, are you actually doing it?

Getting started with new projects or income streams does take some work and planning, but it can be a worthwhile investment in yourself.

Let’s look at some ways – and things you can do – to diversify yourself as a creative freelancer.

15+ Best Chalkboard Fonts 2021

Font Collections / 5 Feb 2021

15+ Best Chalkboard Fonts 2021

Chalkboard fonts are quite a popular choice among marketers, especially when it comes to making explainer videos, infographics, and social media posts. We handpicked a collection of the best chalkboard fonts just for you.

Since chalkboard fonts require extra work to design, great looking chalk fonts are hard to find. There are only very few chalkboard fonts out there you can use with your professional projects.

We scoured the web to find some of those best chalk fonts and gathered them all in one place in this collection.

You’ll find both free and premium options to choose from to design various types of marketing, promotional, and educational content.

Design Trend: Text That’s Not Readable

Trends / 4 Feb 2021

Design Trend: Text That’s Not Readable

Let’s start with a definition. Readability is a measure of how easy a piece of text is to read. The level of complexity of the text, its familiarity, legibility, and typography all feed into how readable your text is. Readability is a key factor in user experience.

Why would we ever showcase a design trend that features text that’s not readable? Simply, because it is popular. Does it mean that it’s a good idea? It… depends!

You can read on, look at the examples, and decide if it is right for your projects.

25+ Best Retro Fonts in 2021 (Free & Premium)

Font Collections / 4 Feb 2021

25+ Best Retro Fonts in 2021 (Free & Premium)

Retro design is everywhere. Thanks to people’s craving for nostalgia, there’s a growing demand for logo designs, badges, and even brand identities that uses this stylish design trend.

You can never go wrong with a good retro design. But, you need to find the perfect retro font to make your retro designs more attractive.

If you look at any successful retro design, you’ll notice that that the key element in every one of them is a great-looking retro font. It’s the typography that adds a truly retro look to the designs.

In this collection, we bring you many different styles of retro fonts to help you get a head-start in your retro design projects. Pick a font from the list below.

30+ Best Hand Lettering & Hand Drawn Fonts 2021

Font Collections / 3 Feb 2021

30+ Best Hand Lettering & Hand Drawn Fonts 2021

Hand lettering fonts can add a unique flourish to your design. They’re full of fun, character, and style. Whether you’re looking for a realistic calligraphy effect, or something more abstract, our collection of the best hand lettering fonts is a great starting point!

Hand lettering fonts span a huge range of styles. They range from bold and masculine block-style typefaces, through to stylistic and feminine freehand. All of these have their place, but in completely different types of project!

Whether you’re designing a poster, crafting a logo, or putting together a wedding invitation, this selection of our favourite picks covers a huge range of styles.

50+ Best Photoshop Logo Templates 2021 (PSD Logos)

Logo Templates / 3 Feb 2021

50+ Best Photoshop Logo Templates 2021 (PSD Logos)

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.

As you embark on your logo design, don’t forget to check out our in-depth guide on how to design a logo, as well as our quick tips (in this post) covering a quick intro to logo templates, and tips for designing with logo templates.

25+ Best Gaming Fonts in 2021 (Free & Premium)

Font Collections / 2 Feb 2021

25+ Best Gaming Fonts in 2021 (Free & Premium)

The gaming industry is now even bigger than Hollywood and it continues to grow every year. Great designs are in fact partly responsible for the success of many great video games.

Whether it’s the colorful graphics on a landing page website, social media posts used to promote games, or the preview images on the App Store page, it’s these designs that attract more people to download games and try them out in the first place.

If you’re a designer working on promoting a game, finding an appropriate font should be one of your top priorities. We handpicked some cool gaming fonts to help you get started.

These fonts come in all kinds of styles and designs. You can use them to design promotional material for games or even craft titles for your YouTube covers and Twitch profiles. Check them out below.

10+ Best Progressive Web App (PWA) Templates 2021

App Templates / 1 Feb 2021

10+ Best Progressive Web App (PWA) Templates 2021

Progressive web apps are easier to manage and cheaper to build. And, when using web app templates, you can get a complete app made in half the time.

In this post, we feature some of the best progressive web app templates you can use to make various types of apps. Whether you’re a web designer, developer, or making your first web app, these templates will surely come in handy.

Times are changing and you no longer need to hire app development agencies to build a mobile app. Using a progressive web app, you can build an app with less effort and at a very affordable cost.

When making a mobile app for a simple website or a service, like an online store or a delivery service, a progressive web app is the best method to accomplish your goals.

Microinteractions Are Growing Up: How to Design Them in 2021

UX Design / 1 Feb 2021

Microinteractions Are Growing Up: How to Design Them in 2021

Microinteractions aren’t a new concept in UX design, but they keep getting more impressive. We’ve been talking about microinteractions here at Design Shack for a while because they are so vital to the overall success of web projects.

Microinteractions are those tiny details that turn an ordinary user experience into something more memorable and engaging. The little things that surprise and delight, adding a layer of enjoyable UX to your app or website.

Here’s a look at how designers are using microinteractions in 2021 with examples of how this design technique has grown up.

30+ Best Animated PowerPoint Templates 2021 (Free + Premium)

PowerPoint Templates / 29 Jan 2021

30+ Best Animated PowerPoint Templates 2021 (Free + Premium)

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best, animated PowerPoint templates (both premium and free) to create stunning presentations filled with stylish object and transition animations.

Designing a PowerPoint presentation is not an easy job. It requires a lot of work and time. When crafting presentations, most people completely ignore one of the key elements of a creative slideshow: animation. Adding creative animations and effects not only makes your presentation slides interactive, but it’s also useful when emphasizing key points and data.

Of course, you don’t have to be a PowerPoint expert to design animated slideshows. You can simply use a pre-made animated PowerPoint template. We handpicked these templates just for you.

We’re also featuring a series of tips for creating animations and transitions in PowerPoint with some extra pointers and advice.

Best Drawing Software for Digital Artists (PC & Mac)

Software / 28 Jan 2021

Best Drawing Software for Digital Artists (PC & Mac)

Finding the right drawing app for digital art is a process that involves a lot of trial and error. We want to help narrow that search by giving you this list of the best drawing software for digital artists.

Whether you’re a beginner just getting started or an experienced artist looking for a better drawing software, we have handpicked some of the best software you can use to craft professional art and designs.

When choosing a drawing software you also need to look for specific features like support for drawing tablets, compatibility with different platforms, and affordable pricing. We made sure to check for these features when creating our list. You’ll also find some of the best free drawing software you can use without touching your wallet. Keep reading to learn more.