27 Useful Design Tips Explained With Beautiful, Inspiring Graphics

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Poppie Pack, senior graphic designer at Canva, has put together a handy list of design tips complemented by beautiful images with inspiring quotes. From typography and layout to image editing and color usage, the list covers some crucial aspects of design that both newbies and professionals will appreciate. We've shortlisted 27 of our favourites to share with you. Check them … [Read more...]

Male Vs Female Color Perceptions And Preferences

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Traditionally, baby boys are wrapped in blue and baby girls in pink. A few years later, you can tell a boy's room from a girl's room just by observing the color combos (and the cleanliness ;) ). As we grow up, gender color preferences are visible in everything from wardrobes to cars (though nowadays the line is thinning). … [Read more...]

18 Inspirational Quotes On Design

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There are good days and there are days when you just can't get those creative juices flowing. Wether you're a rookie or a seasoned professional, every designer needs a little inspiration from time to time. Today's post features 18 inspiring quotes that are meant to get you back into the driver's seat, incase you're facing designer's block. Check them out below. … [Read more...]

How Humans React To Different Colors

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Did you know that green is used for night vision goggles because the human eye is most sensitive to, and able to recognise most shades of that color? People are often more productive in rooms painted blue. Pink makes us crave sugar. Red increases enthusiasm. Grey represents non-involvement, giving it a formal authority. … [Read more...]

JPEG, GIF or PNG? Which File Format Should You Use When Saving Images

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When saving images for web, it's crucial to know which file format to use - JPEG, GIF or PNG? Using the wrong format makes images blurry, increases file size and page loading time, which not only affects user experience but is bad for SEO as well. This handy infographic by WhoIsHostingThis.com acts as an excellent reference guide when it comes to selecting the right format … [Read more...]

These Space-Saving Furniture Designs Are Amazingly Creative

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With living spaces becoming pricier and smaller, space-saving furniture is more in demand than ever. One of the established players in this business is Italian furniture company Clei and Resource Furniture is the exclusive North American distributor for the same. Their video portfolio (below) showcases some of Clei's amazing modular designs and went viral recently with 19 … [Read more...]

50 Ways To Boost Your Brand (Infographic)

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Here's something you might want to print and pin to your office wall or workstation. UK-based printing company Superlogo has come up with a simple but useful infographic that offers 50 valuable tips to help boost your brand. A few of these might be well-known, but most of them are often overlooked or forgotten in the everyday hustle. Plus, it's always handy to have them … [Read more...]

Blast From The Past: Web Design Trends You’ll Never Forget

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Remember what websites looked like in the '90s? If you're thinking Comic Sans, Scrolling Marquees, Hit Counters, and Animated GIFs, you're on the right track. Thankfully a lot has changed since then, but there are some design elements that have lingered through the years, whether they've inspired new trends or trends that are hot on the comeback trail. Think the dancing baby … [Read more...]

Watch How This Photoshop Artist Makes A Japanese Celeb Lose 40 Kgs In 4 Minutes

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Here's proof that the Photoshop diet works better than any diet on the planet. YouTube channel realretouch has a crazy video that shows a photo of Japanese TV personality Matsuko Deluxe being retouched to a level that she looks at least 40 kgs (88 pounds) lighter. It's interesting to see how the artist uses various Photoshop tools and tricks to achieve this. Check it out below. … [Read more...]

This Office Has Desks That Vanish After 6pm So Employees Can Relax Or Go Home

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Amsterdam-based design studio Heldergroen has a cool work culture and a cooler office to go with it. Designed by Bright Green and built by Zecc Architects, the workspace clears out after 6pm to make room for recreational activities so that employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. Steel cables attached to wooden desks lift them up into appropriately built ceiling … [Read more...]

Always Show Up For A Meeting 5 Minutes Late, Here’s Why

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When it comes to the workplace, perception matters. You want to play your cards right and 'appear' busy. If you've been showing up for meetings on or before time, you're doing it all wrong. This brilliant graphic shows the correlation between the time you enter for a meeting and your co-workers' perception of you. The sweet spot is 5 minutes after the meeting has started. … [Read more...]