25 iPhone and Android Apps for Your Design Inspiration

This is a great market to branch out to, as a designer. Smartphones have completely exploded and, setting aside the Android vs. iOS vs. Windows debate, you can be sure there’s a lot of work to be done in mobile app design and the design of all the mobile-app related paraphernalia, be they website or something else entirely. That’s why we’ve selected 25 of our favorite iPhone and Android app designs to inspire you.

4 Photographic Conventions that Originated in Paintings

Artists famous for painting and drawing portraits figured out a ton about composition, form, shape, shadow, and framing well before the camera ever made it big. The conventions they originated, back when spending months on a single portrait was the most efficient way to capture someone in the flesh, are conventions that still surface in photography today, many of which initially originated in paintings.

Design Resources: The Benefits of Being a Freelancer

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Many designers feel forced into the work pattern of freelancing, yet dislike this as their primary source of income. While it is not uncommon to hate your job, there are a number of great benefits that come from being a freelancer, that some designers actually experience. While it may not be your career choice forever, it can offer a unique working lifestyle with some great advantages.

24 Inspirational Flat Vector Illustrations

Metro is a very modern and clean design language which was initially created by Microsoft to be used on the Windows phone. The main principle is that content focuses on typography rather than graphics.
This style’s application in vector art results in very clean and modern illustrations, called flat vector illustrations. Whether they’re used to create icons, backgrounds, ornaments, charts, design entire user interfaces, or just to experiment, flat vector images are found in designs all over the web and they are becoming increasingly popular.

Freelancer’s Guide: Time Wasters and How to Avoid Them

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You, me your friends, colleagues, your competitors, presidents, even Bill Gates, we all have 24 hours in each day, and the way we chose to use our time is what makes the difference at the end of each day. The relaxed work hours that are the pinnacle of your day as a freelancer can be a double edged sword. Yes, freelancers can create their own schedule to maximize their creativity and productivity, yet many freelancers find themselves procrastinating and wasting precious time. If you are looking to maximize your time and want to improve your workflow, here are some of the most common time draining tasks and tips on how to eliminate them.

Is Passive Income a Myth for Internet Entrepreneurs?

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With more and more people experimenting with the potentially limitless possibilities of the internet, a great many people are chasing a passive income. In the past, passive income was strictly the domain of writers and artists who produced a song or novel which would generate revenue in years to come or investors looking to become […]