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8 Must-Have Chrome Extensions For Designers

Posted By fershid 50 days ago on Design - Chrome has a 63.69% market share and most designers prefer the Google-powered browser for its speed, UI, and the ability to add useful extensions.

Albanian UI/UX designer Dorjan Vulaj has come up with a handy list of Chrome extensions that can help you find design inspiration, identify fonts and colors from web pages, view CSS, take full page screenshots, generate palettes, and more. Check them out here.

The Most Popular Brand Colours In Each Industry And Their Impact On Consumers

Posted By fershid 52 days ago on Design - Colour psychology has become an increasingly important part of branding, identity and logo design for businesses as each shade has a specific psychological impact on the consumer they are targeting.

UK insurance intermediary Towergate Insurance analysed 520 company logos in a variety of sectors and compiled them into an infographic to determine which industry favours which colour(s). The graphic also shares information on how these colour choices affect consumer psychology and behaviour. Check it out here.

Top 15 Logo Design Trends For 2019

Posted By fershid 98 days ago on Design - Previously, we featured the top trends in graphic design, web design, colors, and images for 2019. Today, we focus on the top logo design trends with the help of this excellent report compiled by Logo Lounge.

Gradient breaks, contour stripes, spot drag, quarters, and highlights, are some of the key trends this year. Logo Lounge has referenced actual brand marks and included the names of the agency or the studio behind them. Check out the complete list here.

Top Design Trends For 2019

Posted By fershid 105 days ago on Design - Graphic designers Loredana Papp-Dinea and Mihai Baldean from Milo Themes have compiled a comprehensive and extensive list of 2019 trends in graphic design, UI/UX design, typography, branding/logo design, motion graphics, and packaging design. They’ve listed visual examples of each trend and its subcategories, using contemporary work created by leading designers and studios.

Popular trends across formats include custom-made illustrations, bright colors and gradients, bold fonts and typography, asymmetrical shapes and layouts, and more.

32 Epic Memes For Graphic Designers

Posted By fershid 107 days ago on Design - Stuck in the middle of tough project with a stiff deadline? Is your client being an unreasonable prick? Has your boss put the entire workload on you? If yes, then now is the time to indulge in some meme-therapy and brighten up your day.

Memes have been scientifically proven to reduce work-related burnout by upto 57%. In a study of 480 designers and developers, neuroscientists found that memes stimulate the release of endorphins that create a sense of well-being within the body. More importantly, everything you have read above is horse-shit. Enjoy this meme collection before your boss comes back from lunch.

11 Great Font Combinations For Your Next Design Project

Posted By fershid 108 days ago on Design - One of the best ways to tell an amateur designer from a seasoned professional is by their font pairings. A good designer knows which fonts complement each other, and how to strike typographical balance by using contrast and hierarchy. Here’s a list of 10 golden rules of typography that’ll help you get it right.

If you’re looking for examples of good font pairings, Kalyspo Designs has come up with a list of 11 excellent combinations that will make your designs look professional and aesthetically pleasing. These include free fonts from Google Fonts and a few other popular choices. Check them out here.

11 Design Tools to Create Amazing Visual Content for Your Website

Posted By supermonitoring 125 days ago on Design - Here are 11 of the best tools that will help you save a lot of money while being able to increase customer engagement with your content.

Free And Cheaper Options To Photoshop, Illustrator, And Other Adobe Creative Software

Posted By fershid 127 days ago on Design - Freelance illustrator, artist, and author Michael Sexton has compiled a list of free and cheaper (single purchase) alternatives to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, After Effects, and Audition. Michael created the list after Adobe’s recent price hike of its photography plan from $9.99 to $19.99. After an outcry from creatives, the price was reverted back to $9.99.

But Michael believes a price rise is inevitable as Adobe has roped enough people into subscriptions. He created this handy little graphic (in Affinity Designer) to help out fellow designers. We’ve added links to the mentioned programs below the graphic. Check them out here.

Top 8 Logo Design Trends For 2019, Explained With Simple Graphics

Posted By fershid 134 days ago on Design - Previously we featured the top 2019 trends in graphic design, web design, colors, and images. In today’s post, we focus on the top trends in logo design.

One of the most interesting trends we’ve seen recently is responsive logos – logos that adapt to the device they’re being viewed on. For example, imagine a responsive Nike logo. On a desktop website, the complete logo is displayed with the Nike wordmark on top of the swoosh. On a smaller UI (like a mobile menu), a simplified version of the logo is displayed with just the logomark, the swoosh.

Other notable logo design trends include gradient logos, negative space logos, lowercase lettering, abstract geometry, overlapping elements, and more. Kalypso Designs has come up with a series of simple, minimalist graphics that list eight maj

10 online tools that will help you create a great logo for your brand

Posted By supermonitoring 135 days ago on Design - While you might have come across several options for brand logo designing tools across the Internet, we’ve tailor-made a list of the best ones online.

32 Beautiful Color Palettes With Their Corresponding Gradient Palettes

Posted By fershid 140 days ago on Design - Looking for color palettes for your graphic, web, or UI design? Mr.Pugo is a handy resource that shares beautiful color palettes (with hex codes) and also their corresponding gradient palettes. We’ve shortlisted some of the best ones in terms of aesthetic appeal, usability, and current design trends. Check them out here.

21 Beautiful Free Fonts For Your Next Design Project

Posted By fershid 141 days ago on Design - As a designer, no matter how many fonts you have on your system, you always want more. You might use just a fraction of those fonts on a regular basis, but you need to have a gorgeous collection in your repository at all times. And what’s the one thing designers love more than a beautiful font? A beautiful font that’s available for FREE!

Today’s post is a collection of 21 gorgeous free fonts that’ll make every designer drool. The list includes all types of typefaces – serif, sans serif, script, handwritten, rounded, geometric, etc. Check them out here.

What Is The Golden Ratio, And How To Use It In Graphic Design

Posted By fershid 146 days ago on Design - The Golden Ratio, also known as the Golden Section or Divine Proportion, is a mathematical ratio of 1:1.618 based on the Fibonacci sequence. It can be found in nature (flower petals, seeds, shells), in food (artichokes, broccoli, pineapple), and in the human anatomy.

The Golden Ratio can also be found in art (Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Vitruvian Man) and architecture (Pyramids, Acropolis, Notre Dame, Taj Mahal). When applied to design, photography, and typography, it makes compositions look natural, balanced, and aesthetically pleasing.

3 Designer Friends Created An Alphabet Series Using Logos They’ve Designed Over The Years

Posted By fershid 149 days ago on Design - Three graphic designers, colleagues, and friends, Alex Tass, Dalius Stuoka, and Deividas Bielskis decided to put together an A-Z alphabet series made from logo symbols, lettermarks, and monograms they’ve created over the years. All three designers have been in the industry for over 10 years, and have worked with a variety of clients, brands, and agencies.

For this project, each designer submitted one design per letter, creating a trio of symbols for each letter. The series showcases some excellent logo designs that use colors, typography, and negative space aesthetically and effectively. Check it out here.