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The Greatest Print Campaigns of All Time: Volkswagen Think Small

You’re a web designer living large in the 21st century. Your job is defined by screens and software. What in the world could you possibly learn about design from a bunch of old dusty print ads? The answer of course, is „a ton.“ Today we’re examining one of the most famous print ad campaigns of all time. The Volkswagen „Think Small“ campaign. How did a funny looking car that was named after a bug, known for being slow and manufactured in factories built by Nazis ever become iconic to a generation of post… learn more

Design Shack  Joshua Johnson | 
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40+ Stunning Vintage Mockup Packs & Graphics

Design is all about presentation. You might have spent hours designing a logo or a layout for your client, but in order to fully reap the rewards of your hard work, it can be incredibly helpful to present your work in the perfect manner. This is where mockup packs come in handy, to showcase the design you’ve poured time and attention into in the best possible light. Today, you can take a look at our huge collection of free and premium vintage mock up sets that would allow you to showcase your work like… learn more

Design Shack  Usama Nasir | 
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Design Trend: Vivid Rainbow Colors

If nothing else, 2017 has been a year of color in website design. Color trends have dominated the conversation about design, with brighter, bolder hues as a large part of the landscape. There’s a new color trend that combines a lot of those bright options into bigger color palettes that you might now expect – rainbow color patterns. That’s right, more designers are taking a change with a lot of color and incorporating vivid rainbow, gradient colors into design projects. And it’s pretty cool! Here’s a… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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Coming Soon Landing Pages: Tips and Best Practices

What do you do when your website is under construction and you aren’t quite ready for launch? Whether you’re generating buzz to release a new product or app, or just waiting for a new website project to be ready, a coming soon page can be the fix. When used well, coming soon pages can help generate leads (with an email signup form) and drum up some interest for your website. Reasons to Use A Coming Soon Page A coming soon page can be a great promotional or marketing tool for certain… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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50+ Apple Watch Mockups & Graphics

The Apple Watch is the latest gadget in Apple’s ever-growing product line-up. If you’re looking to display your latest application or web interface on the watch, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gone through and updated our collection of Apple Watch mockups with dozens more beautiful graphics, mockups and vector designs for you to use in your next project. These are mixed templates with photograph-based PSD mockups as well as fully scalable vector packs. Some of these mockups contain all the… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Tips for Creating a Modern Monochrome Color Palette

A monochrome color scheme isn’t always the first idea that comes to mind when starting a new design project. But single-color design projects can have a lot of impact and give the opportunity to branch out and try some new techniques. Monochromatic projects, which consist of a color palette with just one color, can be striking because they aren’t as commonly seen as projects with more color variances. This alone can make your project stand out. Pick a Base Color The toughest part of… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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DPI vs. Pixels: What Do I Use?

You hear these phrases tossed around by everyone today – from amateur photographers, to the iPhone salesman, to some of the world’s most acknowledged visual creators and designers. But what do image size specs really mean? And what should you use? Simply, it all depends on your project. Knowing what medium you are creating for and how your images will be used is key to sizing and picking the right number of pixels or DPI. Before you begin your next project, though, make sure you are familiar with all the… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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100+ Logo PSD & Vector Mockup Templates

Logo designs play a crucial role when it comes to the success of a business. For designers, it’s always about how they present their work to their clients or audience. Good mockups not only enhance design presentations but also help in saving time and making work processes more streamlined and efficient. In order to help you present your logo designs to your clients with the strongest possible impact, we have gathered more than 100 logo design mockup templates. All of these mockups are of extremely high… learn more

Design Shack  Usama Nasir | 
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5 Tips for Creating a Memorable Logo Design

A logo might be the single most important visual connection a brand makes with users. It identifies the company or organization and sets a basic tone for interactions with users. From color to shape to words, every element in a logo design says something. (That’s why such a small element is so important to your brand.) Logo design takes a lot of planning and thought and it is important to create a mark that represents your business and is something that users can identify and remember. It’s doubtful… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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How & Why Faces Increase User Engagement

There’s a lot of science and psychology that goes into design. Even if you don’t consciously think about it, choices that you make when selecting imagery and user interface elements can establish a connection with users (or not) and even lead to higher engagement rates. Using actual human faces in the design is one way to do this. Seeing a face can make people more likely to engage with a design because it makes the app/website/poster feel more human. It creates a more distinct emotional connection… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Best Billboard Mockups

If you’re currently designing a billboard or a banner design, then you should also prepare for how to present it to your client. Because the way you’re going to showcase your design will influence the final decision of your clients. It’s one part of the project that you should invest in, without holding back. Luckily, you don’t have to spend days trying to find a way to showcase your billboard design. You can simply use a pre-designed billboard mockup template to get that job done. To help you find… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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What’s a Logo Grid, and Why Should You Use One?

So you need to design a logo. Where do you start? Shapes? Typography? A grid? A logo grid or construction guide is a popular starting point for many designers looking to create a logo. The use of a grid system, especially for a design that might often render at extreme sizes – very large or small – can help you create something that has visual harmony, an organized aesthetic and purposeful design. What Is a Logo Grid? The common factor in all logo grids is that they employ a sort of… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 

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