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There are three responses to a piece of design — yes, no, and WOW! WOW is the one to aim for.

The best chairs for your office in 2020, perfect for graphic designers, creatives or anyone who sits at a desk for long periods of time.

Do you manage a team of creatives or a mixed team of creative & traditional thinkers? Find out how to maximise their potential to smash goals & work cohesively.

Bill Gardner, founder of Logo Lounge & Gardner Design, is interviewed by Jacob Cass, discussing logo design, trends, business and magic.

Self-isolating to stop the spread of COVID-19, but still need to make money? Here's a few ideas how, and what you need to do to set up your business quickly.

Finding a laptop on a budget doesn't mean you can get the specs and performance you need. See our list of the best budget laptops of 2020 for graphic designers.

Find out the 11 digital marketing tactics are already seeing successful results. See real-world examples of how businesses are leveraging this year's trends.

Portable external hard drives can be a lifesaver in your business. Having the right one though makes all of the difference. See our top picks here!

There’s often a lot of confusion about which files formats you need to give a client when delivering a final logo or branding package. You probably know that you have to give your client a variety of file formats, but which ones? Clients may frequently contact you asking for strange file formats or ad-hoc logo file requests. Print vendors sometimes use outdated technologies that require old and obscure files. You may wonder what all these file formats are used for and if they are even necessary. I can say with the confidence of experience — the moment you decide not to provide a file format in your logo package is the moment that your client will send you an annoying email asking you for that exact file. So don’t give them the opportunity to distract or upset your design mojo. Make a logo package that includes all of the file formats described below to cover all of your bases. Ok, but which file formats and why? I’m getting there, I promise. Logo File Formats Explained The issue with many file format explanations is that they get too technical. They dive deep and discuss things like lossless compression, bit depth, bitmap, […]

Your brand story is an essential component of your content strategy, but brand storytelling is an art form. Get it right with these 8 simple steps.

Set up your brand on Instagram and watch it flourish with these 8 simple steps. Use your photos and videos to gain followers and create a brand community.

Having the best tech for your graphic design work can help you be more successful. Check out our list of the best computers for graphic designers in 2020.

Having the best tech to edit videos is important. Check out our list of the best laptops for video editing and succeed in 2020!

When I am choosing a font, there are a certain handful that are always top of mind. This list featurres 38 of my favourite fonts for design.

Learn 6 valuable lessons for branding your business from innovative entrepreneurs who have established billion dollar companies.

A computer mouse is an incredible piece of technology. Here you will find the best mouse for graphic designers & creatives in 2020.

If you want to deliver real value via digital content, it's imperative to prioritize user experience when creating it. Find out 5 UX principles to follow & how.

Marketing your design business doesn't need to be complicated. Here are our top tips for building your marketing strategy to ensure a steady stream of clients.

Want to know the best keyword research practices for targeting lucrative keywords? Start optimising your content with keywords that search engines will love!

Podcasting has taken over the world and just about everyone has a podcast these days. If you start one, you need to best microphone out there in 2020.

Find out the pros and cons of YouTube pre-roll advertising and when we think you should use it. Make sure you get the most bang for your video advertising buck.

Looking for the latest & greatest tablet for graphic design? Here are the Best Graphic Design Tablets in 2020!

Looking for a set of best-selling fonts for your logo & branding projects? I've hand selected these 5 pro fonts, so you can use them in your next project!

Here are 8 fun ways to improve your search rankings. We show you how to use outbound links, be a guest author and work with influencers to boost your SEO.

Taking a trip in our Wayback machine, we came across our post for the best cameras for designers and believed it was time for an update. We wanted to present you with the best camera for creatives in 2020 in case you were looking to upgrade or even start a new side business. To get things started, we wanted to provide you with a handy shopping list for you to use before you buy your next camera. So let’s start there! More Top Gear for Designers Best laptops for designers 17 Essential Tools for Designers Best computers for designers Best budget laptops for designers Best printers for designers Best monitors for designers Best tablets for designers Best mouse for designers Best earphones for music-lovers Best microphones for designers Best office chairs for designers Best external hard drives for designers Best monitor calibrators for designers Best pens for creatives   What to look for when buying your next camera Sensor size Exposure flexibility and picture quality are highly influenced by the sensor within the camera along with the size of each light-capturing photosite on it. More light can be captured and recorded the larger the surface area of the photosite is....

This brand new bundle from DesignCuts brings you a wide range of quality fonts, from sans-serif to serif, brush, calligraphy, display and many more. 

Shhh! Wanna know the secret to building a remarkable brand? No, it’s not a pretty logo. No, it’s not an incredible product. No, it’s not your promise. A brand is your reputation. It is the sum of every interaction you make with your customers. It’s a person’s overall feeling with your brand. It’s a result. And to build a remarkable brand, you need a brand strategy. That’s the secret. For more on branding, I recommend Marty Neumeier’s books which I have loosely paraphrased above. Doing design without strategy is like driving a car without an engine. Sure it looks good, but it won’t get you anywhere fast. So what is a strategic brand? It’s a brand with a road map. A GPS. A North Star. This road map should provide a crystal clear direction on the brand’s route, ensuring you can weave through obstacles and have a smoother path to success. Consider your messaging, voice, values, purpose, personality, identity and brand story. Do they align? Can your customers relate? Building a remarkable brand is no secret. It’s simply the synergy of strategy & design.

Use our 5 steps to launch your personal brand as a freelancer. From learning what a personal brand is to building your social media profiles, this is all you need.

With 2020 in full swing, having the best tech can help ensure a successful year. Check out our list of the best laptops for graphic designers in 2020.

Look for a new monitor for your graphic design needs? Here are the best monitors for graphic designers in 2020.

Affinity is an exciting program for any artist or designer looking for a Photoshop alternative. See our list of the top best Affinity brushes & get started!