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Luck of the Design: St. Patrick’s Day Design Inspiration

March 6, 2019 / Inspiration
St. Patrick’s Day Design Inspiration

It doesn’t matter if you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day has become a celebration of Irish culture for everyone. Everyone is a bit of Irish when St. Patty’s rolls around and joins in on the celebration, even if they do not share an Irish heritage. A fun-filled holiday, St. Patrick’s Day is filled with iconic imagery. From the color green to leprechauns and four-leaf clovers, this holiday inspires people to get into the spirit of the Irish. For a designer, this holiday is full of fun St. Patrick’s Day design inspiration. Perfect for invitations, advertisements, packaging, and any other special design.

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The Best Fonts for Business Cards

February 13, 2019 / Inspiration
Best Fonts for Business Cards

When you are designing your business card, there are a lot of things to consider. You want a business card that will make an impression, so it doesn’t get thrown out or lost in the shuffle with the other unwanted business cards. While choosing your color scheme and coming up with a strong logo are important aspects to consider, picking the right fonts for your business card is an often overlooked design element. The type that you choose can have an impact on how a person perceives your business card and can help distinguish you from your competition, helping you get noticed.

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year, A Graphic Approach

January 31, 2019 / Inspiration
Chinese New Year

February 5th, 2019, marks a new year, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, and each year is assigned an animal according to tradition. 2019 is known as the year of the pig and it marks the end of the twelve-year cycle of animals. Also known as the Spring festival, Chinese New Year celebrations are held for two weeks, starting from the day before the year and stretching until the beginning of the start of the Lantern Festival. Planning and decorations for the New Year are done much earlier, before the end of the year. At one point the Chinese New Year was only observed in the east, however, in the modern day, Chinese culture and traditions have spread throughout the world.
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The New Modern Natural Design: A New Look, An Old Feel

January 24, 2019 / Inspiration, Uncategorized
New Modern Natural Design

One of the hottest emerging trends for 2019 is the modern natural design ascetic, focusing on natural colors and patterns broken down to the simplest minimal forms. Finding the natural look for an artificial design can be daunting. In fact, for many designers, the challenge can be as tough as climbing a mountain. So in order to make the journey a bit easier, here is a handy guide to the new modern natural design.
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Winter Wonderland Color Palettes

December 29, 2018 / Inspiration

Just because the weather outside is frightful, doesn’t mean that your choice of winter color palettes can’t be delightful. With the sun at it farthest away the temperatures drop and colors become muted with less light. The colors of changing of the year can still be exciting and can capture that festive look for your brand. The palette of winter may lack vibrancy, but it can more than make up for it with subtle hues and dark shades that promote intimate emotions and fond memories. Add to that the colors of all the various holidays, the color palette of winter spans a wide range and can be hard to pin down. They range from the crisp off whites to the darkest blues and greens; from the bright magentas of the holiday table to the neon lights of a decorated tree. The colors of winter are truly magical and wondrous to behold.
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Celebrate the Season with these Free Christmas and Holiday Fonts!

December 18, 2018 / Inspiration
Holiday Fonts

December is here and that means it is the month to get into the holiday spirit! It doesn’t matter what you celebrate, the month of December is a magical time for many people. December is the month of giving and receiving, and for designers, it’s the time for holiday cards, gift guides, holiday graphics, and other festive design projects. However, no festive project is complete without the use of holiday fonts. Using a festive font can really bring the design together and add some much-needed pizzazz to your project.
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Need Inspiration for Your Holiday Project? Check Out these Christmas Designs

December 15, 2018 / Inspiration
Christmas Designs

With the holiday season in full swing, many designers are up to their necks with holiday design projects. However, while you may think holiday-themed design projects would be easy, it can be hard to come up with new designs. Especially when you keep using the same ideas and resources year after year, it can be hard to come up with a fresh and innovative design. Unfortunately, when things become routine and repetitive it’s common for a designer to become blocked creatively. Creative blocks can really hold you back and create more stress and pressure, especially as deadlines near. Luckily, there are plenty of design resources available via the internet.
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Autumn Inspired Explosive Fall Color Palettes

November 29, 2018 / Inspiration
Fall Color Palettes

The autumn season has arrived and, as always, it has ushered in a time of festive colors, that remind us of the beauty of fall. For many, autumn heralds the changing of the leaves, warm pie with family and an explosion of fall colors. The colors of this season are distinctive and subtle. The colors of fall are very familiar to anyone who has live through one. The warm golden hues matched with bright reds and earthy browns spread among the fading green that is announcing the coming of winter. While the colors of the season are quite well known, finding the right color palette for your seasonal project can be challenging and elusive.
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