Inspiration hits you when you don’t expect it. That is why we, creative professionals, have to constantly be in a medium that inspires us. Everyone gets their inspiration differently, but it doesn’t hurt to try new things. Maybe you will find a muse that you never dreamed of, and it will take you to new design heights. Gazing at galleries truly is a guilty pleasure of mine.
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.
During the past decade, one of the most used catch phrases worldwide was probably “Would you like fries with that?”. This decade, it’s less gastronomical and more technological: “There’s an app for that”. With a fast developing environment for mobile technology, there is an application for almost anything and everything. Why not check out how you could save time and energy, while making your work easier and more pleasant with just a few swipes of the screen?
So now you’re a manager. It doesn’t matter what the job’s called. Be it team leader, project manager, team manager or any other title, it boils down to one thing: there’s a group of people who need managing, and you’re the person to manage them. As people go, designers tend to have a lot more individuality in them and be less willing to work in a team effectively. That’s why managing a design team is even more of a challenge than regular team management.
In this tutorial we will take an in-depth look on Illustrator’s Appearance panel. With it, we’ll create an amazing effect that you can apply to any type text, while preserving the text’s editability. As result, you’ll master the Appearance panel’s features to the extent where you can build your own styles.
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.
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 […]
Being creative can be a very stressful requirement to have for a job. Sometimes, your ideas come easy, sometimes they don’t. Have you noticed how for every one or two good relatively newly-formed indie bands, there suddenly appears an entire group of musicians making very similar music? This also goes for web design, for example. Surely you’ve seen that some of the most inventive web design structures have been used as inspiration by many other creative professionals.
We are all creative. We continuously create things, ideas, images etc. However, when discussing creativity, we do not refer only to the basic creation process. Making coffee for instance is a creative process that only requires you to follow some given instructions. The creativity representing the subject of this article requires something more. It mainly requires your capacity to see things differently from other people. It requires a deeper view and analysis of things and people. It requires unusual approaches, sometimes even absurd ones, but these are determining innovation and originality. And creativity is based on them.