What are the Projected Graphic Trends for 2020?

February 29, 2020 / Conversation
Graphic Trends

Welcome to that special time of year again, the new year has come and gone, and spring is not quite here. When all the new ideas start to condense and become solid; when the new graphic trends emerge and the designs of the year are beginning. 2020 has started as a bold year, and the emerging trends are showing it. We have created a guide to help you discover the newest graphic trends of 2020.
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The Best Free Fonts for Designers

February 26, 2020 / Conversation, Inspiration
Best Free Fonts

Looking for the right font can be many things; unfortunately, easy is not usually one of them. Finding the right font can be one of the most challenging parts of any project. While the sheer numbers of fonts available are in the millions, with a significant percentage of them free, the only easy part is how fast the feelings of being overwhelmed by choices can take its toll. We understand this and have put this guide together to help you find the best free fonts for your design.
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The Top Choices for Logo Designer Software

February 12, 2020 / Inspiration
Logo Designer Software

Coming up with a robust logo design from scratch can be difficult and time-consuming. Depending on what you need a logo for, coming up with a solid logo design can be crucial, especially if you are using it to represent your business or brand. However, not everyone can afford to pay for a professional designer. Maybe paying someone else to craft a logo is not in the budget, or perhaps you need a logo for a personal or school project, and you are having a hard time getting started. Luckily, with the influx of technology, coming up with a solid logo quickly and easily can now be achieved. Logo designer software, both free and paid-for, can help anyone, designers and non-designers alike, come up with an effective design.
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Horizontal vs. Vertical Business Cards

January 30, 2020 / Conversation, Inspiration
Business Card Layout

One aspect of business card design that often gets overlooked is the decision to go vertical or horizontal. By that, we mean, do you want your business card to have a horizontal layout or a vertical layout? If you are creating your very first business card, or maybe you are looking to change this up a bit, this is a design aspect that you do not want to forget about. There are pros and cons to using either a vertical or horizontal card, so if you want help making a decision about your business card layout, read on to see if you should go vertical or horizontal.
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Chinese New Year Design Inspiration for 2020

January 26, 2020 / Inspiration
Chinese New Year Design Inspiration

The year is now 2020, and it is officially the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese zodiac has been around for thousands of years, and it is based on 12-year cycles, which each year represented by an animal. In Chinese culture, it is believed that a person born exhibits the characteristics of the animal for their birth year. People born during the Year of the Rat are believed to be inventive, cunning, successful, intelligent, and ambitious. Also, according to the Chinese zodiac, the rat is a symbol of prosperity and renewal. This means incorporating this zodiac sign in to any of your Chinese New Year projects is sure to be a success. However, we know coming up with ideas can be the most challenging part of the creative process, so we did some of the leg work for you. Check out some of these amazing designs found across the web for some 2020 Chinese New Year design inspiration.
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7 Halloween Color Palettes

October 30, 2019 / Inspiration
Halloween Color Palettes

There’s more good design than what meets the eye. There are a lot of “layers” to it, some of which many may not see. The use of color in a design is huge, and if done incorrectly can alter the design in an unexpected or bad way. Picking out a color scheme is one of the most important aspects of design, yet it’s often overlooked. Especially during the holidays, color is everything so you want to ensure you have a few good Halloween color palettes at your disposal so you can utilize one during the creation process. Utilizing the wrong color scheme can quickly ruin your creative seasonal design, wasting hours of hard work, so you want to make sure you have a few at your disposal.
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Top Halloween Fonts for Your Next Seasonal Design

October 21, 2019 / Inspiration
Top Halloween Fonts

October is a spooky month, filled with goblins, ghouls, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night. Halloween is around the bend, and for designers, that means this is the time to integrate Halloween-themed elements into your work. Halloween-themed projects are huge during the month of October. Nonetheless, coming up with inspiration can be difficult, and then comes the task of locating the perfect font. There are so many different fonts out there to use it can make your head spin. Luckily, you don’t have to search the internet for hours to locate the top Halloween fonts, because we have come up with a helpful list of some of the best around.
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Using the Golden Ratio in Design

September 29, 2019 / Inspiration
Using the Golden Ratio in Design

Using design to make your marketing material stand out is an excellent way to get noticed. However, the design needs to be good if you want to be effective. Harmony is required if you’re going to have a good design. Meaning all of the design elements are arranged effectively. One way to achieve balance is by using the golden ratio in design. The golden ratio can be found in nature, our solar system, our body, the DNA chain, music, art, design, and architecture. In fact, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Parthenon were both built around the golden ratio, and look how well they have survived throughout the years!
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