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1. May 2016

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Popular design news of the week: April 25, 2016 – May 1, 2016

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, [...]

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30. April 2016

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Comics of the week #337

Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world [...]

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28. April 2016

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How to Create a Chalkboard Vector

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a chalkboard vector with some gradients, a bristle brush, and some freebies from Vector Mill! The tutorial is relatively simple and can be applied to many other Illustrator projects. Final Image Below is the final chalkboard vector we will be shooting for. Tutorial Details Program: Adobe [...]

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28. April 2016

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5 things nobody tells you about freelancing

Starting out on your own as a freelancer is exciting. You’re making your talents available to the world, and are ready to make your mark. While this career path can be very rewarding (monetarily and otherwise), it’s not all kittens and unicorns. There are going to be challenges and days when you wonder why you [...]

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27. April 2016

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What’s Next?

The writing was on the wall. For over a year now, I’ve waffled, hummed, and hawed on what I wanted to do. Last May, I left Shopify. For a brief two months, I filled my time up with conferences and relaxation before taking a position at Xero. Going into Xero, I was apprehensive. It’s probably [...]

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29. April 2016

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Can a design be “correct”?

Design is about problem solving, whether that be visual, structural, conceptual, or any other ‘…al’. If there’s a problem, it follows that there is a solution. When Steve Jobs hired design legend Paul Rand to design the brand identity for what would be named (by Rand) NeXT computers, he was expecting a few options. Instead, [...]

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29. April 2016

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Adobe packs Experience Design CC with new features

This week Adobe announced the first update for Experience Design CC since its public preview. The update is a response to the feedback Adobe received from the design community. In a blog post, the company made clear that some of these updates are still works in progress, but Adobe’s confident that users can create even [...]

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