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  • Designing a Killer Style & Brand Guide (Tips & Examples)

    What makes a killer Brand Style Guide? Depending upon your brand, you can design something very specific and include a 20 page guide on how to best represent your brand; or you can have a quick reference sheet available for those everyday glances. There are many different styles of brand guides out there and there […]

  • 28 Tartan, Plaid & Argyle Patterns (with Photoshop .PAT)

    You can include any one of these 28 Photoshop Patterns in varying color and pattern combinations to add some depth and character into your designs. Be it subtle or bold, these tartan, plaid and argyle patterns will give a unique touch to your project. Included Items for each pattern set: Photoshop .PAT file Photoshop file […]

  • 9 Collaboration Tools for Creative Teams

    Let’s talk team collaboration! As a designer you know your work will eventually be passed into someone elses hands; sometimes it requires a bit of team work between “departments” to get the task done. Besides the good old-fashioned ways of maneuvering through the creative process such as print and review feedback – which really doesn’t […]

  • Save Your Sanity (and money) with Unique Photo Packs

    We live surrounded by a menagerie of imagery – especially as online web trends progress. As a designer, one of the big time suckers can be looking for stock images that don’t suck; finding any way to streamline this process is a huge tip. One of the latest finds in the creative market world are […]

  • What I’ve Learned from 15 Years of Creative Freelancing

    This past month I celebrated my 15 year work anniversary – normally, if I would worked at a company this long I’d receive a plaque or a watch or some other type of accolade for the dedication to the service. I, on the other hand, as my own boss, treated myself – and I’m proud […]

  • How to Pick Stock Images That Don’t Suck

    Stock images – we have to use them, let’s face it – sometimes there is no other option. So when your design calls for the use of a stock image – try to follow some of the 6 tips below to finding stock images that don’t suck. How to Avoid Picking Stock Images That Suck […]

  • Flat and Round – 18 Free Social Icons

    Our sister site, ThePrintableLab.com, has just released an Ultimate Blog Planning Kit filled with blog organizational printable goodies. We partnered up and thought – what is blogging without the social element? So we created over 300 social icons for their kit. Since we love to give out freebies we have selected 18 icons (9 total […]

  • Expanding Web Design Trends in 2014

    Four months into 2014 has provided an abundant amount of creativity in web design. From the increased popularity of parallax scrolling features to auto-play full screen video backgrounds, and responsive design – let’s round-up some expanding web design trends for 2014. Parallax Scrolling The ever-growing, ever evolving web design trend.  It’s a fun use to […]

  • PLD 2014 Reader Survey

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    Sometimes when browsing through an email template gallery, you can get a little lost in the design and brilliant photography used within the template. It can seem a bit difficult to figure out, once you purchase a template, what you can create that will make the template work for you and your brand. While you […]

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