Punch Procrastination in the Face and Accomplish Your Goals

Working from home or even an office as a freelancer can be very rewarding. Free time, creating your own schedule, the chance to be your own boss—the freelancing life is one that a lot of people envy. Unfortunately, without a boss or supervisor breathing down your neck, the accountability starts to decrease and freelancers can … Continue Reading

How to Stop Yourself from Stealing from Your Design Gurus

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but what about when that flattery is taken too far? Take a look at any blog in our industry, there is a 100% chance that there is at least a few posts with nothing but different pieces readers can gain inspiration from. There is nothing wrong with this … Continue Reading

How to Beat Designer’s Block Like a Kung Fu Master

If you have ever written articles for a blog or publication, you’ve definitely experienced what we call a writer’s block. By definition, this is an undetermined period during which a writer feels there is no inspiration for him anymore. Writer’s block can easily be a designer’s block and all of us can encounter a block … Continue Reading

Know Why Your Website’s Header Is Driving People Away

Whichever website you visit, the first thing that you will notice is the header image of that website. Later on, scrolling down the page or admiring the header image is something that depends on the purpose of your visit. The point is that the header image (or, to be more generic, the header section) is … Continue Reading

Finding the Inner Balance Between an Artist and a Designer

The similarities between an artist and a designer are quite easy to see, in fact those unaware of the distinctive differences might even assume that they are the same occupation. However for those that understand the functions of both creative endeavors, they know that is far from the case. An artist is a creative who creates to … Continue Reading

Illustrated History of Web Forms

How many forms are filled out each day across the web? Billions of them, for sure. From small household blogs to government portals, it’s hard to imagine a website not having at least one form. And this comes naturally, since forms are the quickest way of having users: • subscribe for a newsletter • add comments to an … Continue Reading

3 Glaring Signs That Cry Out for a Website Redesign

The thought of redesigning and revamping a website can be scary for most web designers. The thought of all the work and effort to design their website all over again can be frightening, more so are the countless review cycles, opinions from numerous stakeholders, comments from site visitors, and other factors to consider and this … Continue Reading

5 Tips to Improve Your Résumé

Have you ever thought that the reason behind you not getting any design jobs is not the amount of skills you have, but the résumé you send to companies? Think that when companies post job openings hundreds of applications come in day by day and the HR manager needs to sort the bad ones out first. … Continue Reading

First Steps in Creating a Web Design Business

You don’t like working for others and wish others worked for you? Are you also attracted to the idea of working with lots of people and multiple personalities? Then going for your own design company is something you might want to look into. Starting a web design business might seem something anybody can do, but … Continue Reading