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Texture is 2016’s hottest packaging trend

In a sea of similar items, how do you make your product packaging stand out? One of our favorite ways is by complicating it a little with 2016’s coolest packaging trend. Designers are imbuing their designs with texture, giving packaging a tactile quality that drives shoppers to grab them off the shelf.

February 9th By

5 unexpected places to inject personality into your site

Personality transforms a basic site into an engaging, entertaining one. It’s what convinces first-time visitors to keep clicking and repeat visitors to come back. However, once you’ve added personality in all the obvious places – like your copy, visuals, fonts, and color scheme – you might not know what else to personalize.

February 4th By

5 killer snowboard design trends to watch this season

Where sports go, graphic design is not far behind. From big scale branding of major pro teams to the design of your local little league logo, there is someone behind the scenes, utilizing imagery to delineate teams. And that goes double — nay, infinitely multiplied – for products available to consumers of sporting goods.

February 3rd By

20 famous logos made with Helvetica

Just what separates a brand name in a standard, mass-distributed typeface from a bona fide logo? One of them is generic and basically worthless, while the other is (hopefully) an impactful, memorable, skillfully made, often very expensive work of design.

February 2nd By

99webinar: How to craft a fearless PowerPoint presentation

While our first PowerPoint webinar covered the familiar structure of a PowerPoint presentation and the basic elements needed to properly build one, we’ll now take a higher level approach to the design process and explore how we can all make more innovative presentations.

January 30th By

Reimagining the movie posters for 2016 Oscars nominees

What better time to kick off a fun community contest than right before the Academy Awards?! This time around, we turned to our designer community to reimagine the 2016 Oscars movie posters for the 8 “Best Picture” nominees, drawing inspiration from the minimal movie poster trend.

January 29th By

Top 10 Super Bowl logos

Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest sports event of the year. It’s practically a national holiday; time to compare TV screen sizes with your friends and perfect your loaded nachos recipe. In honor of 50 years of Super Bowl glory, here’s our list of the top 10 Super Bowl logos of all time.

January 29th By