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Jumpstart Your Logo Design With Tailor Brands

Branding can be one of the most intimidating parts of getting your small business off the ground. How do you create a brand that’s memorable and that you can use for logos, social media, and websites? Enter Tailor Brands Logo Maker. The tool offers an automated logo maker and brand identity platform, that’s easy to use, customizable, and made with small business owners in mind. Here, we’re going to take a look at Tailor Brands and tools that you can use to jumpstart your logo and brand design… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

10 Websites We’d Love to See Redesigned in 2020 (And Why)

Different designers have different takes on what makes a great website. But, one thing we can all agree on is popularity never makes a website design great. We have proof. Today we take a look at a few popular websites owned by well-known companies and brands. These websites receive millions of visitors every month. And they are well-known around the world. All these websites have one thing in common—they could all use a bit of a visual refresh! Even though web design has come so far as an industry and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Best Video Transition Effects (For After Effects + Premiere Pro)

Video editing is an art form of its own. It takes careful and creative thinking to create a video that captivates an audience. Not just in filmmaking but it applies to YouTube, Instagram, and many other types of video content as well. The art of transitioning from one scene to the next is one of the most challenging tasks video editors have to deal with. Especially when it comes to creating content for online audiences, people expect to see attractive effects in transitions. Let’s face it, the default… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 


Turning past into present with typography and photography. The title „Squadron,“ that appears in the 1942 documentary on Czechoslovak airmen in Great Britain, was the initial inspiration for a photographic—typographic project, whose basic concept is a reflection on the story of Czech airmen. The fates of Czechoslovak airmen during World War II represent an important moment in history that, in its moral significance, transcends the borders of the Czech Republic. For artistic duo of typographer Jan… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Sebastian Schubmehl | 

40+ Best Premiere Pro Animated Title Templates 2020

Making a professional-looking title scene for your video often takes a lot of work. When it comes to creating animated titles in Premiere Pro, it could take hours to figure out the right settings and design. These Premiere Pro animated title templates are a life-saver! The opening title scene is arguably the most important part of any video. But this fact puts more responsibility on you to craft the perfect title scene that fits the video, and grabs your viewer’s attention. Thankfully, you don’t have… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Adobe Live in February: The big Photoshop birthday special

Nine creative people in nine sessions over three days. It’s Photoshop’s birthday and we are celebrating all of the possibilities: Traditional, highly professional image processing and photography will be given a stage, as well as illustration, image composition, storytelling and digital smartphone art. We are celebrating the ideas that can be realized with Photoshop. From the small sketch to high-resolution 3D artwork. So watch out—as you’ll be able to experience inspiration, techniques and many great… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 

10 Pros and Cons of Minimal Navigation in Web Design

There’s been a shift happening in website design for a while: navigation and menus are shrinking. Minimal navigation styles and elements are growing in popularity, despite arguments against the hamburger menu icon. Although not all minimal navigation elements use this style, it’s certainly a visual style we’ve seen explode in use over the past few years. But does it work? Should you consider using minimal navigation for projects? Here, we’re going to take a look at some pros and cons with examples of… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

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 | 

Allrounder Grotesk

Meet Allrounder Grotesk, a decent and modest font and the first member of the multipurpose Allrounder superfamily. A workhorse that lives up to its name, Allrounder Grotesk consists of ten weights ranging from a delicate Air to a powerful Black with 900+ glyphs per font. Each weight is accompanied by carefully hand-corrected italics. The sans serif typeface supports more than 200 Latin-based languages, containing the complete „LatinPlus“ glyph set developed by underware. It also provides you with… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Moritz Kleinsorge | 

European Design Awards 2020

Until February 21st, you can still apply for the European Design Awards 2020. Take the chance and prove yourself agains the most talented creatives from all over Europe. Apply Now! Since 2007 a group of people, made out of publishers, journalists, editors, and academics, come together on a yearly basis, to gather, evaluate and acknowledge the best examples of communication design in our continent. It is a very special and unique set up, in the sense that it involves the people who curate similar… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

50+ iPad Mockup PSD & PNG Templates

Using an iPad mockup template is a great way to display your latest and greatest responsive website design or app interface. We’ve collected our favorite free iPad mockups, and a few premium options, to get you started. We’ve scoured the web to find over a hundred different tablet and iPad mockups, in all shapes and sizes, that can make your app or website interface stand out. They vary between photograph-based PSD iPad mockups, PNG templates, or vectors that can scale to any size. Some are free… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

art Karlsruhe 2020

art Karlsruhe 2020 opened its doors today for a preview and we had a first look at the program of 200 international galleries as well as numerous one-artist shows, flanked by a varied supporting program and the special exhibitions. For the third time, the „Karlsruhe Multiple“ project draws attention to an endangered species. As in previous years, the art project initiated by Vollack is a cooperation with the Karlsruhe Zoo and the State Majolica Manufactory. In 2020, it is the Humboldt Penguin that is… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 

How to Book, Plan + Attend a Design Conference Like a Pro

A design conference is a great way to recharge, refresh, and develop new skills to make you better at your job. But planning for attending a conference can be a little bit intimidating. So here, we’re going to break it down. You can book, plan, and attend a design conference like a pro – even if you are going for the first time – with these tips. We’re covering everything from planning and booking, to mapping out a session plan, what to bring, and some tips on what to do after the event as well!… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

In 20 Posters Around the World

ENTKUNSTUNG is an independent forum for art criticism and practice based in Berlin and Vienna. On the occasion of the publication of their third yearbook, they invited 22 artists and designers from all over the world to participate and support their project In 20 Posters Around the World by creating an exclusive poster artwork. The result: 20 wonderful posters that represent not only each artist’s aesthetic but also a strong feeling of community and cooperation. The posters are available in their… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— entkunstung | 

10 Presentation Design Mistakes to Avoid (With Examples)

One of the most important aspects of a successful presentation is designing an effective slideshow. Unfortunately, it’s also a part most professionals often neglect or don’t pay attention to. This is why most of the bad presentation designs share a pattern. They are usually made using the default PowerPoint templates. They use the same default fonts as every other presentation. They also include terrible stock photos. And try to stuff as much information as possible into a single slide. We noticed all… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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