Graphic Design

What Designers Can Learn From Mom Blogs (Bonus Freebies Inside!)

What Designers Can Learn From Mom Blogs (Bonus Freebies Inside!)

What are mom blogs? Most of us have found ourselves trapped in the rabbit hole of motherhood lifestyle blogs,  or “mom blogs.” Maybe you spent time reading an inspirational adoption story; perhaps you’ve followed a family living off the grid. Or maybe you’re like me, and one “quick search” for coconut oil turned into thirty minutes…

5 Ways Applying Psychology to Your Work Can Improve Your Designs

5 Ways Applying Psychology to Your Work Can Improve Your Designs

Why applying psychology to your work is important in graphic design Understanding psychology is an important part of how we interact with others. Applying psychology to your work is no different, especially if you’re a graphic designer. Consider, for instance, how you communicate with the people around you. Are your conversations with colleagues the same…

Pros and Cons of Freelancing: 10 Things Every Freelancer Understands

Pros and Cons of Freelancing: 10 Things Every Freelancer Understands

What are the pros and cons of freelancing? You’ve probably heard a lot about the freelance life. Is it preferable? Healthy? Anxiety-inducing? Like anything else, it can be any or all three, depending on your goals. So, how can you know if it’s right for you? Today we’ll discuss the pros and cons of freelancing:…

Follow These 5 Tips in Your Next Graphic Design Cover Letter

Follow These 5 Tips in Your Next Graphic Design Cover Letter

How do I write a graphic design cover letter? Know your audience Sell yourself Have a voice Keep it brief Get interesting When it comes to writing a graphic design cover letter for an awesome-sounding job, chances are you’re no rookie. Let’s face it; the job market is saturated. Creative jobs often provide awesome perks,…

21 Inspiring Instagram Accounts for Maximum Creativity
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21 Inspiring Instagram Accounts for Maximum Creativity

What are the most inspiring Instagram accounts for artists? You may have had a teacher who reminded you over and over, “Creativity doesn’t happen in a vacuum.” And you may have thought, “That’s great and all, but if I’m not waiting for creativity to strike, how am I supposed to get inspired?” If you’ve ever…

10 Examples of Bad Package Design You Can’t Unsee

10 Examples of Bad Package Design You Can’t Unsee

What are the best package design fails? Bad package design is something we all encounter. But for designers and copywriters—the people who agonize over the right look and the perfect words—these encounters can be especially painful. Even the worst designs can be great learning opportunities, however. And with that in mind, we’ve compiled 10 examples of bad…

10 Alabama Graphic Designers and Artists You Will Want to Hire
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10 Alabama Graphic Designers and Artists You Will Want to Hire

Who are the best Alabama graphic designers? There’s no question that the Heart of Dixie has a lot of character, history, and… well, heart. With its big personality and rivaling college football teams, there’s a lot in Alabama to love. Still, as a creative, you don’t want to overlook the thriving art culture currently at…

How Many of These Fan Art Websites Do You Know?

How Many of These Fan Art Websites Do You Know?

What are the best fan art websites? DeviantArt Tumblr Pinterest Flickr Imgur Dorkly Geek & Sundry Nerdist Gizmodo Blizzard Entertainment Fanart Central Society6 Teefury Threadless Redbubble Why should I care about fan art? Most of us have one or two obsessions—entertainment that compels us to re-watch, re-read, and re-consider. For me, it’s shows like Stranger Things or books like Harry Potter. For…