11 Minimalist Office Setups

Posted in Illustration, Inspiration, Showcase, Tools5 days ago • Written by 2 Comments

Less is more

This quote is becoming more sensible, especially for designers who have adapted the minimalist design approach. Over the years, minimalism, or the act of putting away irrelevant things to make space for the relevant ones, has become a regular part of every modern design principle. As web designers, we too, practice the same maxim. In fact, we even want to make this philosophy for living our lives. We strive to achieve such state that we even want our office setups or work space to reflect what we believe in.

For one, having a minimalist design in your office setup has its advantages:

  • It makes us focus more on ‘work’ than goofing around
  • It lessens the distraction and makes you think that you have fewer tasks to accomplish
  • It is beautiful to the eyes
  • You can actually make a small room bigger
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15 Bumper Stickers to Print and Peel

Posted in Fonts, Freebies, Illustration, Inspiration, Patterns, Typography, Wallpapers2 months ago • Written by 7 Comments

Once I saw a bumper sticker that says,

There’s no place like 127.0.0.1

Bumper stickers are very good means of relieving stress in the road. It takes our minds away from the pressure of work, traffic and the seemingly endless string of daily mishaps in life. Putting them in your car somehow helps those behind you. Somehow, you’re telling them a good joke and subtly whispering, “Read and laugh with this one instead of hitting my car from behind.”

Since one of our fundamental goals is to promote world peace (or should I say, road peace), 1WD is giving you 15 bumper stickers! We hope that you have fun with them and share them by putting them on your car. You’d do a great help, swear!

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10 Portfolio Websites that Will Make You Say Wow

Posted in Illustration, Inspiration, Photography, Typography3 months ago • Written by 8 Comments

Why is it necessary to have a portfolio website? Is it a requisite for all designers? Here are 10 portfolio websites that can lead you to the answers.

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10 Easy To Understand Photoshop Tutorials on Lighting Effects

Posted in Illustration, Inspiration, Photo Effects, Photography, Text Effects, Typography3 months ago • Written by 4 Comments

Most designers find Photoshop very versatile. Photoshop tutorials on lighting effects is highly sought after. Although mainly used in photography, this favorite software of designers bridges different kinds of needs, from typography to web design.

Not to exaggerate, Photoshop can supply all your design needs. Today, we will be highlighting a very particular need. This article is directed mainly to graphic designers and photo enthusiasts but could be a very good springboard to web designers too. With lightning effects added in your photos, you will be able to add more dynamism and professionalism in your designs. In short, it would make your awesome website more awesome. How cool is that?

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Icon Talk: Choosing the Perfect Icons for Your Website

Posted in Icons, Illustration, Tips, Web Design7 months ago • Written by 15 Comments

This thought might be the prevailing philosophy that hides beneath the shroud of web design: that small details sometimes happen to be the most important ones. That the things we think do not matter in our design are, in fact, necessary for the smooth flow and exchange of information.

Sometimes small things tend to have the biggest importance.

One of these small things that are commonly taken for granted are icons. Icons can be considered as a worldwide-understood element of web design. They are apprehended by most people, making the websites benefit from the addition of such. It is in this universality that icons are considered to be one of the most important design elements that have ever walked (figuratively) on the face of the earth.

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Graphics and Lyrics: How to Make Eyegasmic Infographics

Posted in Illustration, Inspiration, Typography7 months ago • Written by 6 Comments

Graphics play a role in our Internet learning experience. Images have become part and parcel of the information acquisition process in our lives. Normally, graphics like pictures and drawings are used as aids and not the main tool for learning. They are just appendices that help people understand the information that is being fed to them.

That was the general idea before the influx of the Internet. The pre-Internet idea is dominated by the belief that graphics are just ‘aids.’ But it has surprised learning purists that graphics can be very good tools as main information sources. Thanks to the Internet, we now have Infographics!

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Stunning Watercolor Effects in Web Design, Tutorials and Brush Sets

Posted in Brushes, Illustration, Inspiration, Web Interfaces2 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

Today the art of using watercolor is not limited to the canvas only, rather you can see loads of websites that have beautifully incorporated hand-drawn images and creation within their web designs. Such web designs look visually appealing and entice visitors. Watercolor masterpieces, because of their soft flowing strokes and smooth pastel colors, look visually gratifying; and incorporating such characteristics into a web design definitely brings outstanding results.

In this round up, we present a beautiful collection of some amazing and pleasing watercolor effects in website design. We hope that you will find this post interesting as well as inspiring for you. Enjoy!

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60 Mind-blowing Advertisements That Will Boost Your Creativity

Posted in Illustration, Inspiration, Showcase2 years ago • Written by 3 Comments

Love it or hate it, advertisements are all around us. Those times when you had to be horrified by those ugly banners in newspapers are gone. The classic ways of advertising are not working anymore. In order for an ad to be successful it has to resemble an “ad” as little as possible. Interaction with customers, experiments, installations etc. are taking over the world of advertisements. That’s why along with creative print advertisements (which are equally awesome), we’ve also collected some videos with next level advertising. Continue reading and check out these 60 mind-blowing advertisements to satisfy your urge for creativity.

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50 Super Cool T-Shirt Designs You’d Love To See!

Posted in Illustration, Inspiration, Typography2 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

We all have weaknesses. Mine, at least one of them, is t-shirts, especially cool t-shirt designs! Summer’s finally here, and  now is the best time to reorganize or supplement your wardrobe. T-shirts can be way more than just a piece of clothing. It’s often a way to express yourself/your interests/your views. What’s more, a great tee might even force you to stay in shape, just look at #47 if you want to know what I mean.

Beautiful design is beautiful design. Whether it’s a website, a poster or a t-shirt. Check out these 50 beautiful and creative T-shirt designs and, who knows, maybe you possess the same weakness as me!

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