Design blogs

Vintage Graphic Design: Inspiration, Ideas + Modern Takes

Vintage graphic design is a nifty way to create an old-school feel for projects. Today we’re exploring the vintage graphic design trend, and how to use it in your design projects. Vintage elements can include typography, illustrations, photo styles, and even entire aesthetic palettes. Further, there are different eras to choose from when you want to go for a vintage feel. Vintage themes from different time periods can provide completely different visual properties and techniques to play with. Let’s… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

The Best Black Friday Deal Yet: UX Design Education

There’s a trend this holiday season to opt-out of a lot of the chaos and consider alternative gifts that have more meaning or create greater experiences. To choose something that can benefit yourself, serve a bigger purpose, and not just be another gadget that’ll wind up in the trash six months from now. The gift of a UX education fits perfectly for anyone with a design background. The Interaction Design Foundation is offering a stellar Black Friday deal with 25% off UX courses for Design Shack readers… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Handy Collaboration & Site-Shipping Tools for Creatives From SiteGround

Many creatives and developers would agree that building and managing websites for their clients is fulfilling, yet quite time-consuming work. It can become increasingly difficult when many people are involved in such projects for handling different tasks like coding, preparing content, design, and in the end, shipping the final product to clients. Luckily, our friends at SiteGround Web Hosting now offer a useful set of website management tools in one simple interface that help freelancers, developers… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— David Appleyard | 

30+ Feature-Packed Mockup and Scene Generators

How to effectively showcase your work can always pose something of a dilemma. There are plenty of one-off mockups available for different purposes, but we’re starting to see the release of more and more incredible „scene creators“ that let you create your own mockup scene. These provide unique sets of multiple items that let you combine your design work with multiple items and products, achieve all manner of different presentations — something really unique! Today, we’ve gathered over 15 scene creator… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Best Figma Templates, UI Kits + Wireframe Kits

Figma is slowly becoming one of the most popular user interface design apps available today. With the ability to use the tool entirely online, it’s also an easily accessible tool for UI design collaboration and prototyping. Whether you’ve been using Figma to design mobile and desktop user interfaces or if you’re new to the app, you’ll find our Figma templates collection quite useful. In this post, we feature some of the best Figma templates for wireframing, mobile user interface designs, app designs… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

30+ Best Startup Pitch Deck Templates for PowerPoint 2020

One of the most important aspects of pitching your startup is the presentation. In fact, it’s your pitch deck that’ll do most of the talking during your presentation. These startup pitch deck PowerPoint templates can make all the difference! It goes to say that your startup pitch deck needs to be more than perfect for your presentation to go smoothly. If you’re new to PowerPoint it’s best not to take on the task of designing the pitch deck. But the good news is that you don’t have to hire a designer… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

How to Add Music & Audio to Google Slides

Spice up presentations in Google Slides by adding audio or music files to your deck. Audio can be an engaging way to connect with the audience and keep them interested in the information on the screen. The biggest consideration when it comes to using music or audio files for a presentation is to make sure you have permission to use sound files. You can create your own, buy licensed sound, or find audio with an open, creative commons license. That’s not what we’re going to focus on here. This guide is… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

60+ Best Free Fonts for Designers 2020 (Serif, Script & Sans Serif)

We’re amazed at the number, and quality, of free fonts available today. Designers have an incredible choice of free fonts to choose from. So whether you’re looking for a serif, script, or sans-serif font, today’s collection of the best free fonts for designers has you covered! Utilizing a great-looking font is a key part of making any type of design look more professional. Of course, you don’t always have to use premium fonts to achieve that same level of professionalism. If you can’t afford to spend… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Mobile App Wireframe Templates: iPhone + Android

If you want to create a mobile app with a great user experience, you should always start your project with a wireframe. In this post, we share a collection of modern mobile app wireframing templates to help you get started in your design process. When using a wireframe template, you won’t have to spend hours crafting layouts, buttons, image placeholders, and all the other elements that take hours to create from scratch. All you need to do is edit the templates and rearrange the elements to make your own… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20 Stylish PowerPoint Color Schemes

Color is an element that can make or break a design, and that rule holds true for presentation design as well. Choosing the right PowerPoint color scheme is super-important. But there’s one extra thing to consider – where your presentation will be given. A PowerPoint presentation can look quite different on a computer or tablet versus on a projected screen. When it comes to selecting a PowerPoint color scheme, this is an important consideration. Today we’ve rounded up 20 stylish PowerPoint color… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

What Is Figma? a 101 Intro

Figma is a cloud-based design and prototyping tool for digital projects. It’s made so that users can collaborate on projects and work pretty much anywhere. While this tool looks a lot like other prototyping options, the key differentiator is the ability to work with teams on projects. To date, Figma is probably the best-suited option available. Here’s a look at Figma, and how this tool might be beneficial for your projects and workflows. What is Figma? Simply, Figma is a… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

100+ Logo Mockup Templates (PSD & Vector)

Logo design plays a  crucial role when it comes to the success of a business. And great logo mockup templates not only help you better present your logo design but can also make your logo design process more streamlined and efficient. In order to help you present a logo design to your client in a super-polished way, we’ve gathered the best logo mockup templates from across the web. All of these logo mockups are easy to use and can present your logo beautifully. Some are free, while others cost a few… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

35+ Best Google Slides Themes & Templates 2020

Google Slides is one of the best free tools available for creating a quick slideshow presentation. And we’ve collected some of the best Google Slides themes and templates to help you create a visually stunning slide deck. In this post, we’re featuring some of the best Google Slides templates you can use to create a professional presentation without designing everything from scratch. This collection includes various types of Google Slides themes, including templates for marketing purposes, startup pitch… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

70+ Modern Corporate Brochure Templates

Brochures are an incredibly important part of identity and branding for any type of business. Whether you’re keeping customers informed, marketing a new product, or selling your services. A beautiful, modern brochure template can be a great starting point. We’ve tracked down some of the most beautiful, creative brochure designs to help you quickly get started with a professional template. They’re modern and stylish, and can help your business stand out from the crowd. All these brochure designs come in… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

What Is an Icon Font? (And How to Use One)

Icon fonts are a popular solution to a common CSS problem; how to incorporate web icons into your website design in an efficient, fast-loading way. With plenty of services available to make choosing and using an icon font easy, you don’t have to create your own from scratch. Icon fonts are all over the internet. But what exactly is an icon font? And how do you use them? Here’s a guide to everything you need to know about icon fonts. What Is an Icon Font? Icon fonts are typefaces… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Login with your account at…


…or OpenID: