Dear designer: Strategy doesn’t have to be stressful

UX Collective

product-management product-design strategy ux-research uxUseful ways you can manage (and master) the user experience journey Continue reading on UX Collective ».

The Importance of Visual Context in Design Strategy


Read on to hear her insights on how visual context is an essential part of communication design , along with the importance of telling a story, knowing your users and using visuals in design strategy to establish a relationship with your audience.


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11 Strong Reasons Why Your Website Needs a Completely New Design

Inspiration Feed

With time, your online business is declining, and old website design can be one of the non-skippable reasons behind it. The change in technology and advancement in the Website Designing trends demand complete revamp of your website.

Mobile-first vs. mobile-must: where to start

UX Collective

When designing digital experiences, how can we free the design process from arbitrary constraints and improve outcome? digital-experience ui-design ux user-experience design-strategy

How Big Tech threaten the very ecosystem that spawned them

UX Collective

technology ux design strategy innovationConsolidation can stifle systemic disruption and disincentivize bold new ideas Continue reading on UX Collective ».

16 Design Symbols Your Business Can Use to Improve Its Brand Identity

Crowd Spring

Why use symbols in design? It’s in your best interest to make sure that every logo design choice is intentional and communicates the message you want to convey. Thoughtless design choices lead to misleading or confusing logos. Roses have experienced a resurgence in popularity ; the symbol has emerged at the forefront of many modern designs. Businesses with a focus on stamina, eternity, and prosperity are quick to incorporate the sun in their logo designs.

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Whimsical themes, everyday scenes: the art of Loe Lee

Creative Boom

Loe Lee is a Chinese-American illustrator, designer, and muralist whose whimsical images tell short stories with a bit of splash of magic. Finally, I was able to quit my full-time design job and become a freelance illustrator," she says.

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Regrets Only’s identity work is the antithesis of big corporate branding

Its Nice That

Combining design strategy with a personable approach, Regrets Only finds the truth in a brand to communicate visually.

Here Design 'reinvents' alcohol-abstinent temperance movement with new kombucha branding

Creative Boom

East London-based studio Here Design has created the branding and bottle designs the new Sparkling English Rose variant by British kombucha brand L.A

Midday's new identity for Small Giants makes insect snacking more appealing

Creative Boom

Making the weird, wonderful" was Midday's design strategy. The new identity is also designed to flex easily across future NPD – tortilla chips made with mealworms, as an example.

Be inspired by 10 graphic designers and illustrators who scooped an A' Design Award

Creative Boom

Celebrating and recognising some of the world's best artists, designers and other creative professionals, the A' Design Awards is an opportunity to get noticed in front of millions. In the meantime, you can register for the A' Design Awards online.

A' Design Awards: 20 winning projects to inspire you in 2020

Creative Boom

The A' Design Awards offers creatives the chance to get their work in front of two and a half million people worldwide and win some amazing prizes. So make sure you register for the A’ Design Awards today, here ! Silver A' Design Award Winner in the Packaging Design Category, 2019-2020.

New York's Subway Map is taken online in ambitious project by Work & Co

Creative Boom

One of the best ways to improve your design work is to learn from the best. The MTA Live Subway Map is a web-based, interactive map designed to help riders navigate New York City's ever-evolving transportation network. Designing through a pandemic.

Pentagram creates the 'most authentic' logo in iconic department store Liberty's history

Creative Boom

And while Liberty has retail outlets outside the capital; the designs also had to nod to a sense of place, and the fact that the Liberty brand is synonymous with London.

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VC Swipe Branding and Web Design


VC Swipe Branding and Web Design. User Experience Design & Strategy Lukas Kmoth . abduzeedo 10.21.20 Marvin Schwaibold shared an awesome branding and UI/UX project for VC Swipe, a platform that matches and connects outstanding investors with future startups.

Design inspiration: our favourite projects from July


As its name suggests, newcomer magazine FLIP aims to “change the conversation” around design, strategy and innovation. Boom Saloon underpins the content with an editorial design strategy not usually seen from a B2B magazine. FLIP Magazine, by Boom Saloon.

A Passive House Concealed in the Czech Countryside

Azure Magazine

Once a magnet for modernist designers — from local luminary František Lýdie Gahura to international icons like Peter Behrens and Le Corbusier — the former industrial powerhouse remains a hub of design ambition.

Small Budgets, Tight Deadlines, Important Work

Eye on Design

For some designers, that overlap has become the foundation for a whole portfolio of work that focuses on nonprofit-centric projects. We asked designers with nonprofit clients what lessons we can glean from a service-oriented space. Graphic design

London Shuffle Club?s identity is all about the Miami pinks and blues

Creative Review

London studio A New Kind of Kick designed the club’s graphic language, having been briefed to create something “more grown up” as the club moved from a seasonal pop-up to a permanent venue. “The design strategy grew from the proposition of ‘For Fun.

The rise and fall of Polaroid

UX Collective

Photo by Patrick on Unsplash The Positional View and Resource-Based View are two schools of business strategy that seek to describe a company’s competitive advantage. As Porter notes in Competitive Strategy , there are three major strategies a business can employ to position itself.

5 More Common Graphic Design Terms and What they Mean!

Purple Rose Graphics

The words specific to their profession that someone outside the industry would scratch their heads at and graphic design is no different. Five more common design terms, and their definitions! I hope this helps you with your future design work! Every industry has its jargon. I covered a few of the most common ones last time. This time I thought I’d cover a few more people might know about, but maybe be curious about the meaning! Kerning.

Tips for Designing an Effective Billboard

Design Roast

The design strategy [.]. The post Tips for Designing an Effective Billboard appeared first on Design Roast. Print DesignAmericans are spending more time than ever in traffic, and more time in traffic means that billboards remain an effective method of communicating to your target audience. Billboards are a unique form of advertising: gigantic in scale and seen for just a few seconds by commuters who are focused on the road.

How Studio Output 'put small business owners front and centre' in new Monzo designs

Creative Boom

Digital-first design agency Studio Output recently worked with Monzo to create its visual identity for Monzo Business accounts, a strand that has built up enviable levels of customer loyalty since launching. The designs had to appeal to an audience who may not be aware of the brand.

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Ultimate List of Web Design Tips


Designing your website can be a bit of a slog at times, but we’re here to make it that much easier with our ultimate list of web design tips. They are very deliberately and cleverly designed to satisfy their core consumer base. The Web Design Brief Template.

How Do Graphic Design Templates Help To Increase Income?

Design Hill

Therefore, businesses are in need to include various sorts of marketing strategies to increase the revenue of their organizations. And to speed up the designing processes, there are several options available. One of such options is using graphic design templates. Graphic Design

Where to Learn Design for Free Right Now

Creative Market

Are you an illustrator who's interested in UX design? Would you like to combine your digital illustration skills with some essential web design knowledge? Designers constantly face the need to understand and interact with disciplines other than their own. UX/UI Design Course.

10 Best FREE Graphic Design Courses Online

Just Creative

Have you ever thought about starting a career in graphic design or has it been a while since you last worked in the field and you want to refresh your skills? These graphic design classes are 100% free. How to teach yourself graphic design. Free Skillshare Design Courses.

An Urban Loft Designed by Nina Mar A&D Encapsulates the Alpine Lifestyle

Design Milk

Designed by Nina Mair Architecture + Design , this modern penthouse apartment located outside Innsbruck, Austria was renovated to become an urban loft that encapsulates the Alpine lifestyle. Interior Design Main apartment interior design loft Nina Mair penthouse renovation residential

Why Market Positioning Matters in Graphic Design

Purple Rose Graphics

One of graphic design’s best friends is marketing. What I do know is that I’m hearing more and more clients start to use this phrase without really understanding what it is, why it’s important, or how it relates to graphic design. This is why today I wanted to go over some basics on market positioning and how it ties into graphic design. Much like technology this marketing strategy is something that continually changes and evolves to keep up with modern times.

8 ideas you can borrow from famous logos


Did it happen by chance, or, was it the outcome of a strategic design choice? Below, we share some ideas you can borrow from some of the most famous logos ever designed. When designing a logo for your business or personal brand, it’s helpful to think of it as the welcome mat to your home: the first thing guests see. Designing their first logo in 1997, Google has iterated their original design a few times since launch.

5 Common Design Terms and What They Mean!

Purple Rose Graphics

The words specific to their profession that someone outside the industry would scratch their heads at and graphic design is no different. Here are five common design terms and what they mean! A proof is a draft of your design used to check for correctness & make changes to if needed. It is up to you as the client to double-check the designer has done everything you wanted & spelled everything correctly. Its purpose is to create balance and order in the design.

Understanding Fonts in Graphic Design

Purple Rose Graphics

Part of what graphic design is supposed to accomplish is to make this message look attractive so your customers will actually engage with your brand and read your message. Sometimes designers like myself do it too! The type or text in a design is important. It helps determine a few things including the tone, brand, level of professionalism, and feel or vibe of the design.

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Creative Ways to Approach Human-Centered Design in Business

Just Creative

One of the most widely acknowledged principles in business is the importance of understanding your customer and designing for them. A deep understanding of your target customer often translates into perceptive design decisions that help you build strong brand awareness.

Goal Creation Tips for the Newbie Goal Setter

Purple Rose Graphics

If one of your goals for the New Year is getting your graphics looking top tier with less stress on you, then I’d love to invite you to a FREE 1:1 Branding and Design Strategy Session. Email me today and let’s chat about how design can get your business where you want it to be and see if working together makes sense! General Business advertising branding business advice custom design goals graphic design logo design marketing new year resolution

3 reasons people are loyal to brands

Purple Rose Graphics

These would be things like luxury cars, designer clothing and the like. If you’re ready to see how graphic design can massively uplevel your impact and income, drop me an email & I’ll hook you up with a FREE 1:1 Branding & Design Strategy Session where we’ll chat about your business, your goals, and give you tips on how design can get you where you want to be and see if working together makes sense!

Why Good Design Grows Businesses

Purple Rose Graphics

Graphic Design is art with a purpose. There is a lot of chatter around about whether graphic design helps a business – Does it matter for a business’s bottom line or not? Good Design actually helps a business enhance sales. As I said in the opener, graphic design has a job. This is why it’s so important to thoroughly review any designer you plan to use. Design helps these customers understand, through the use of visuals, how to think and feel about the company.

Accessibility Measure or Exclusive Architecture?

Azure Magazine

The bench expresses what is implicit in the design of defensive amenities – how to create seating that looks inviting, but that discourages you from lingering longer than 15 minutes. Being too prescriptive could impact design as well. Architecture Design Public Design

5 Visions for a Socially Distanced Future

Azure Magazine

With many countries slowly starting to ease lockdown measures, beginning to grapple with what living alongside the virus could look like, a number of designers and manufactures have joined the chorus of voices shaping what socially distanced cities, restaurants and offices may become.

4 Tips that take the Confusion out of Choosing the Right Graphic Designer

Purple Rose Graphics

I wrote a blog similar to this several years ago, you might see it floating around the internet, but I felt like it was time to redo it as the industry and landscape of the business community and design community have changed a lot! How do I choose the right graphic designer for my project?” I can’t give you three easy steps and -voila- you’ve got a designer you love every time. Choosing a designer is a pretty personal thing.

Why Not All Graphic Design is the Same

Purple Rose Graphics

“What do you mean you don’t create websites, you’re a designer right? What a lot of people don’t realize is that ‘graphic design’ is a vast community with a lot of different specialties. Graphic Design as a whole is the act of strategically using pictures, art, and words to communicate in a visual way with a specific audience. Brand and Logo Design. Sometimes called Visual Identity design. Marketing and Advertising Design. Website and App Design.

Best Brand Strategy Courses & Resources

Just Creative

If you’re reading this, you’re most likely wanting to learn more about brand strategy. It’s a tough market out there as a designer. Related: See our 101+ best brand strategy resources. Now’s your chance, learn brand strategy! Brand Strategy Class.

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What Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos can teach us about advertising and marketing

Purple Rose Graphics

It’s really hard to design for “everyone” and “everything”. Then, we can talk about using colors, fonts, and images to create the emotional appeal in the designs that will make the intended audience pick up their piece (or stop scrolling). Did you know that Halloween is but one of the holidays celebrated at the end of October? There are actually many festivals held at the end of October, but the two most famous ones are Halloween and Día De Los Muertos.

“The Supposed To Life”: Why Strategy Matters

Purple Rose Graphics

I love writing about design and business, but sometimes I want a break from it to talk about other things. The number one thing that I hear from prospective clients when I ask them “so what is your goal for this design” is usually something along the lines of “Well…I’m supposed to have this!” They will ignore the fact that these businesses have very different goals, ideal clients, and marketing strategies than they do.