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Woodstock Then and Now

Woodstock Then and Now: How a Designer Reimagined Woodstock’s Iconic Music Poster

Published: August 12. at 5:00 pm

Great posters call for uniqueness and individuality. Discover the spirit of Woodstock 50 years later through a graphic designer’s unique take on the 1969 original masterpiece.

The Ultimate Guide to Poster Design

The Ultimate Guide to Designing a Successful Poster: The “Must-Haves” of Poster Design

Published: August 7. at 5:00 pm

When it comes to design, no two posters are the same. But is there a set of guidelines that all successful posters follow? Discover the “must-haves” that give any poster that “wow” factor!

Six Secrets for Working Effectively with Freelance Designers

Six Secrets for Working Effectively with Freelance Designers

Published: August 6. at 5:00 pm

Thinking of hiring a freelance designer? Or about to work with one for the first time? These simple steps will make sure your relationship hits all the right notes.

How To Use Mood Boards to Collaborate Effectively with Your Designer

Published: July 31. at 5:00 pm

Use mood boards to get better freelance design results with these tips.

What’s in A Color? These Seven Brands Show the Power of Choosing Right

What’s in A Color? These Seven Brands Show the Power of Choosing Right

Published: July 28. at 5:00 pm

Why are Coke cans red, Home Depot stores orange, or Tiffany’s boxes blue? And what do those colors say about a brand? We’ve got the answers.

The Good & the Bad of Sustainable Branding

A Green Brand Image, More Than a Mere Image: The Good & the Bad of Sustainable Branding

Published: July 23. at 5:00 pm

Is a company always as green as it claims? Discover the best and the worst of sustainable branding in an era defined by climate change.

The Empathetic Design Approach: The Importance of Buyer Empathy for Design Project Success

The Empathetic Design Approach: The Importance of Buyer Empathy for Design Project Success

Published: July 22. at 5:00 pm

Designers know the importance of user empathy. But what about buyer empathy? Unlock the secret to a successful designer-client relationship with empathetic design!

Think hiring an in-house designer is the safe choice? Think again.

Think Hiring an In-house Designer is The Safe Choice? Think Again.

Published: July 10. at 5:00 pm

Design expertise can benefit any company. But recruiting a full-time designer could cost you more than you think.

The Ultimate Guide to Design Styles

The Ultimate Guide to Design Styles

Published: July 9. at 5:00 pm

This guide will help both clients and designers to better understand what the different design styles are and what characteristics define them. We have also put together some of our own examples of each style to best illustrate how these designs are used.

Design Marketplaces: Do you get what you pay for?

Design Marketplaces: Do you get what you pay for?

Published: July 3. at 5:00 pm

Design marketplaces are popping up everywhere. But are they all they’re cracked up to be? And if not, is there a better way to solve your design outsourcing needs?

Political Cartoons: An Analysis of the Timeless Visual Staple in Worldwide Politics

Laughter is the Best Medicine - A Brief History of Political Cartoons

Published: June 26. at 5:00 pm

People have incorporated humor into important social or political issues for centuries now. One of the most common forms of political satire has thrived in the form of cartoon illustrations. Political cartooning is a highly effective communication tool that has stood the test of time and highlighted both public opinion and important issues of the time.

30 Design Disasters That Will Make You Cringe Almost as Hard as You Laugh

30 Design Disasters That Will Make You Cringe Almost as Hard as You Laugh

Published: June 24. at 5:00 pm

From horrifying hedgehog teeth to unintentionally dirty designs, these design disasters range from hilarious to downright creepy.

99designs Mystery Shopping

A Full Review of 99designs Contests: Their Process, Pros and Cons and How to Win

Published: June 19. at 5:00 pm

We went undercover as Velocity Consulting to assess whether design contests are worth the money, time, and effort.

Taylor Swift’s Album Cover Designs

The Evolution of Taylor Swift: How the Star Transformed Her Brand One Album Cover at a Time

Published: June 5. at 5:00 pm

With Taylor Swift’s 7th album on the horizon, discover how Swift’s album cover designs are symbolic of her metamorphosis from a young aspiring country singer to one of the most influential pop culture icons.

Designing a Cleaner Future - World Environment Day

Designing a Cleaner Planet: Artists Inspiring You to Save the Environment

Published: June 4. at 11:00 pm

Art with a purpose. Artists and designers around the world have joined hands to spread awareness about the environmental challenges we are facing together as a species.

Pokémon: The Design Evolution Behind the World’s Largest Media Franchise

The Design Evolution Behind the World’s Largest Media Franchise: How a Mix of ’90s Nostalgia and the Generation of Pokémon Go Fanatics Has Kept the Pokémon Franchise Relevant from Then to Now

Published: May 29. at 5:00 pm

It’s a big year for the Pokémon franchise, with two new movies coming out. Check out the graphic design evolution behind the world’s largest franchise that has sparked generations to “go catch ’em all!”

The Ever-Changing Graphic Design of Magazine Covers as a Visual Historical Timeline

The Evolution of Fashion Magazine Covers: The Ever-Changing Graphic Design of Magazine Covers as a Visual Historical Timeline

Published: May 27. at 11:00 pm

The graphic design of fashion magazine covers conveys a historical timeline of cultural movements. Explore the cover design behind some of the world’s most iconic fashion publications, decade by decade.

What You Can Learn from The Best-Selling Package and Label Designs

Inside & Outside the Box: 20+ of Our Favorite Package Designs

Published: May 27. at 8:50 am

Consumers and companies alike experience the effect that good product packaging can have on a regular basis. The secret to effective product packing? Talented and experienced designers who understand the key factors that packages and labels must include.

Top 15 House And EDM Music Festival Visual Identities And What They All Have In Common

Top 15 House And EDM Music Festival Visual Identities And What They All Have In Common

Published: May 14. at 6:00 pm

Music festivals are one of the most amazing ways to bring people together. The epic lineups, awesome beats, like-minded people, and atmosphere are what it’s all about. But when you’re a designer going to a music festival, your trained eye will also observe things like compelling branding, original design elements, and bright colors. Having a powerful brand identity and showcasing a cohesive image can make a lasting impact.

Why Location Branding Is The New Must In Today's Disrupted Travel Market And The Places That Are Nailing It

Why Location Branding Is The New Must In Today's Disrupted Travel Market And The Places That Are Nailing It

Published: May 14. at 5:00 pm

Place branding digs deep into a place’s uniqueness, aspirations, and values; it creates a compelling identity that will have an impact in various relevant markets. Place branding brings together a place’s offerings, the experience of visiting it, and the locals’ perception of it under the same umbrella, creating an identity and a tangible sense of place.

20+ Marvel Posters with the Best Design

20+ Marvel Posters with the Best Design

Published: April 23. at 11:00 pm

The excitement built by the latest Avengers movie 11 years in the making got us thinking about all the posters put out by Marvel over the years. Here, we’ve compiled 20 Marvel posters we think have awesome designs and laid out exactly why.