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How to Write a UX Proposal

Posted by Design Shack - 2 hours ago
Did you know that a great UX proposal can solidify client relationships and facilitate project management? Here’s how you write a UX proposal that will help you manage projects, and strengthen client relationships. A UX proposal is a document that outlines a UX, app or web design project. It should note what the problem is […]

20+ Black Texture Background Graphics

Posted by Design Shack - 6 days ago
Looking for a minimalist, dark, or black texture background to highlight the contents of your design? We’ve got you covered. Using minimal and dark texture backgrounds is an increasingly popular background design trend. Mainly because a black background allows you to highlight text and content, grab attention, and to show off professionalism. Especially when it […]

Design Trend: Sliced Text & Typography

Posted by Design Shack - 2 weeks ago
Purists say that you should never alter typography. Lettering should appear as intended by the type designer, or you should select a different font altogether. While this is mostly true, the exception is in the sliced text trend. The nifty effect makes type elements look like they’ve been cut with a precision tool and can […]

27 Inspiring Letterpress Style Posters

Posted by Design Shack - 4 weeks ago
Are you planning on designing a poster with a retro or a vintage vibe? Not sure where to start? Then browse our hand-picked collection of letterpress posters and letterpress templates to find inspiration. Letterpress is one of the oldest printing techniques that date back to the early 1440s. Back in the day, this technique was […]

What Is Holistic Web Design?

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Google “holistic web design” and you’ll see a lot of results that encompass health and wellness. But that’s not really what designers and developers usually mean when they mention holistic web design. In the most simple of explanations – we’ll dig deeper after this – holistic web design is a process of thinking about all […]

50+ Best CV & Resume Templates of 2018

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
A first impression can either make or break your chance of landing a dream job. So choosing one of the best resume templates can give you a fantastic head start. These modern CV templates for Word, Pages, and InDesign are the perfect starting point for creating your new and improved resume! These beautifully designed resume […]

20+ Best Watercolor Photoshop Actions

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Whether you’re designing a unique website background, a poster, sketch, or a creating an artistic photo composition, using a watercolor Photoshop action can make your design stand out from the crowd. A watercolor effect it’s not an easy effect to master when created from scratch. It takes a lot of work, time, and skill to […]

10 Tips for Using Text Effects That Don’t Suck

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Adding effects to typography can be a source of heartache for designers. Clients demand a drop shadow or embossing, and you’re stuck with text effects that threaten to ruin a project. What you need is an arsenal of text effects that don’t suck so you can help the client pivot to something a little more […]

How to Install & Use a Photoshop Brush in 3 Minutes

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Photoshop brushes can open up a whole new world of creativity. Brushes let you draw and paint in any way imaginable—creating anything from simple textures, to patterns in any imaginable element (from simple leaves to a beautiful night sky!) If you haven’t used a Photoshop brush before, it can be a little intimidating. But once […]

20+ Best Social Media Kit Templates & Graphics

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Are working on crafting a content plan to promote your brand and business on social media? Then these social media kits and templates will help you design amazing graphics for your social media campaigns like a pro. Preparing content for your social media promotions is a time-consuming process that most social media managers and marketers […]

100+ MacBook Mockup Templates (PSD & Vector)

Posted by Design Shack - 3 days ago
Whether you’re looking for a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or MacBook mockup, we have you covered today. We’re featuring a mix of photo mockup templates, realistic illustrations, and flat/stylised versions of these MacBook notebooks. Totaling over a hundred different MacBook mockups, in all shapes and sizes, these are great for dropping in your own work, […]

5 Tips to Use Instagram Creatively for Your Brand

Posted by Design Shack - 1 week ago
It seems like every brand is on Instagram these days. So how do you create posts that generate engagement and help your images, video, and stories stand out from the pack? The answer is to use your keen design eye. The same skills that you use as a designer—color balance, contrast, shape, and composition—can help […]

40+ iMac Mockup PSDs, Photos & Vectors

Posted by Design Shack - 2 weeks ago
The iconic iMac can provide a beautiful surround in which to display your work. And the web is filled with some amazing iMac mockup graphics which make it easy to drop in your own design. Whether your project relates to design or business, a high-quality mockup is always useful to showcase your work. Today, we […]

10 Tips for Writing Great Microcopy

Posted by Design Shack - 4 weeks ago
The tiniest bits of text on your website can have the biggest impact. Microcopy includes all of the instructions, labels, navigation, tooltips, error messages and call-to-action language that helps users actually use a design. Microcopy can aid navigation, and be the final element a user reads before clicking a button. (It’s easy to understand why […]

25 Best Subtle Black & White Background Textures

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Are you looking for a subtle black and white background texture to make your designs stand out from the crowd? In this collection, we’re featuring some of the most beautiful, simple, and modern black and white background textures you can use for your design projects. A black and white texture is the ideal choice for […]

20 Best Newborn Lightroom Presets for Baby Photography

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Every parent wants to take beautiful photos of their newborn baby to create precious memories. Wouldn’t it be great if you could make those photos look professional with just one-click? That’s exactly what you can do with these newborn and baby Lightroom presets Photos you take with your digital camera or your iPhone don’t always […]

Design Trend: Dark & Moody Designs

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Good design can really get you in the mood. Today, we’ve got a collection of dark and moody website designs that will help inspire you to create a distinct atmosphere in your design work. While most dark collections have a bit of a “downer” vibe, not all of these designs have that feel (although color […]

10 Tips for Perfect Flyer Design

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
If you aren’t a print project regular, designing the perfect flyer can be somewhat nerve-wracking. But it doesn’t have to be. With a solid content plan and a great designer (that’s you), crafting the perfect flyer that will entice and engage users is simple. There’s a wonderful feeling to designing something, then having it printed […]

40+ Best Lightroom Wedding Presets

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Designing a beautiful wedding album can be tough when you also have to go through hundreds of photos while enhancing and editing them as well. Thankfully, Photoshop introduced a solution to that painful process with Lightroom. Now, all you need are a few Lightroom presets and you can instantly enhance your wedding photos in a […]

7 Tips for Finding the Perfect PowerPoint Presentation Template

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
A great PowerPoint presentation template can wow audiences, and help you to build a slideshow quickly and easily. While you can create your own custom template, there’s a whole market of affordable PowerPoint templates that you can customize. But what should you be considering when deciding which one to choose? PowerPoint templates are a great […]

20+ Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits

Posted by Design Shack - 4 days ago
You don’t have to be a pro photographer or a graphic designer to optimize and enhance your portrait photos. With the right Adobe Lightroom preset for portraits, you can apply stunning effects, all by yourself. In this collection, we feature the best Lightroom presets available for quickly optimizing your portrait photos, selfies, wedding photos, and […]

20+ Modern Professional PowerPoint Templates

Posted by Design Shack - 2 weeks ago
In today’s collection, we’re bringing you a set of fresh new modern, professional PowerPoint templates for creating presentations that stand out from the crowd. Give your presentation a modern edge, and convey your message in a professional way. We handpicked a collection of unique and modern PowerPoint templates that you can use for crafting slideshows […]

Background Design Trends & Styles for 2018

Posted by Design Shack - 3 weeks ago
One of the most important early design decisions you will make is what kind of background will carry a project. Should it be a single color, colorless, use trendy elements such as geometric shapes, gradients or wood grain patterns? Or would a solid background design can help make a project shine? Staying on trend with […]

35+ Best App Landing Page Templates 2018

Posted by Design Shack - 4 weeks ago
Whether your app landing page is encouraging people to sign up, register, join, or subscribe, it’s a key thing to get right. A carefully designed mobile app landing page can make-or-break your conversion rates, and it’s worth taking the time to get right! Landing pages can hold a huge amount of value, and if you’re […]

Choosing the Best Font for PowerPoint: 10 Tips & Examples

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
There’s a fine art to creating a great PowerPont presentation that wows. With so many tricks and features in this little bit of software, it’s more likely to see a bad presentation than a good one (and you don’t want to be that person!) While there are a lot of factors that contribute to the […]

5 Signs You Need to Fire Your Client (And How to Do It)

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Nothing can make your life miserable like a bad client. From scope-creep to those that never pay on time, sometimes you just have to let a client go. It’s a tough decision and you don’t want to burn any bridges, but often it’s best to dissolve the relationship and move on. When do you know […]

20+ Best Cursive & Script Fonts

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
If you’re looking for a different type of a font to make your design stand out, a cursive font can be a great choice. Cursive and script fonts aren’t new, but they’re a less common choice for many designers. This gives you a chance to use cursive fonts to add some originality to your next […]

30+ Best Poster Mockup Templates

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Without the right poster mockup to showcase your work professionally, your poster design doesn’t have the chance to stand out from the crowd. It’s often easy to overlook the way you present and showcase your designs! That’s why it’s worth investing in a set of useful mockup templates. If you’re working on a poster design […]

10 Tips for a Perfect Facebook Cover Image

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Almost every business and individual – from personal pages to freelance business pages – uses Facebook. It’s likely an integral part of your marketing strategy. It might even be your main professional website. So it is important that you make the most of this platform to ensure that your social media profile is polished and […]

20+ Best Responsive Website & App Mockup Templates

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Are you looking for the perfect mockup template to showcase your website or app in a professional way? Well, look no further. In this post, we’re bringing you a collection of responsive mockup templates that can beautifully showcase your website design. Whether you’re building a portfolio, promoting a mobile app, a SaaS business, an online […]

How to Create a Color Palette Without Stressing Out

Posted by Design Shack - 5 days ago
Picking the perfect color palette can be a little nerve-wracking. It’s something you’ll be committed to for some time, so you’ll want to get it right! Today we’re looking at how to create a color palette, with plenty of tips and advice. There are a few things that designers who don’t sweat about color always […]

5 Reasons to Use a Responsive Mockup Template

Posted by Design Shack - 2 weeks ago
If you aren’t using responsive mockup templates to showcase your website and app design projects, you’re missing out! A mockup template provides a realistic or stylized shell to highlight a design, and choosing a responsive template can beautifully show your design’s versatility. Most designers use a mockup template to place a website design into a […]

50+ Best Minimal Logo Design Templates

Posted by Design Shack - 3 weeks ago
Minimalist logo design is an art. How can you convey your brand with a professional logo, but keep the simplicity of a minimal, clean, and simple design? Getting that balance right is the key to crafting an iconic logo. One strategy we’re is to try using a pre-designed minimal logo template to base your next […]

Isometric Design & Illustration: An Eye-Catching Trend

Posted by Design Shack - 4 weeks ago
Icons form an integral part of any website design. From use in informational and navigational elements, to eye-catching parts of a larger design, icons and icon-based elements can be an attractive and interesting way to draw in users. While icons have used a dramatically flat aesthetic for a while, more projects are shifting to isometric […]

30+ Clean & Minimal Landing Page Templates

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
You may already know about the power of landing pages. It’s one of the greatest online marketing strategies many businesses use. Instead of directing your traffic to a website homepage, sending traffic to a landing page is a great way to increase conversions. Did you know that 48% of marketers build new landing pages for […]

25+ Best Monogram Fonts

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Creating a monogram is a popular design practice for logos, badges, signage, insignias, and signatures (it actually dates back to the early 350BC!). If you’re working on a monogram design, this collection of monogram fonts and typography is a helpful starting point! Many brands, products, and businesses still use monograms to craft unique logos that […]

How to Customize a Website Mockup Template

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
A website mockup template can be a design life-saver. It makes it easy to show off a website design concept in a setting that represents actual use (on many different devices). But how can you customize a website mockup template and drop in your own design? Here’s how. There are two ways to get started. […]

10 Examples of Timeless Apple Design

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
When we set out to create a list of ten historic Apple products that feature timeless design, it seemed a little daunting. The reality is that it was anything but. Apple has been at the forefront of design and product design innovation since the Apple I in 1976. (Yes, Apple really has been making computers […]

20+ Best iPhone 8 Mockups

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Having a set of up-to-date iPhone mockups to use when presenting your designs to clients is a crucial part of being a professional designer. In this post, we bring you a set of iPhone 8 mockups to add to your ever-growing collection. iPhone 8 was one of the most anticipated devices in the Apple’s lineup. […]

7 Tips for Using Background Textures in Web Design

Posted by Design Shack - 3 months ago
This is not your typical roundup of textures to use for website backgrounds. If you are looking for a specific texture, we have those here. But what if you want to create your own? Or find a way to customize a texture to fit your project? That’s what we’ll focus on today. While there are […]

Monday: The Ultimate Team Management Tool

Posted by Design Shack - 5 days ago
Almost every team, from the smallest group to the largest company, is looking for an efficient way to manage projects and tasks in a way that everyone can understand. Finding the right platform to use as a team management tool can be tough, but monday can help. The tool is intuitive while helping you centralize […]

30+ Best Google Slides Themes & Templates 2018

Posted by Design Shack - 2 weeks ago
Google Slides is one of the best free tools available for creating a quick slideshow presentation. And we’ve collected some of the best Google Slides themes and templates to help you create a visually stunning slide deck. In this post, we’re featuring some of the best Google Slides templates you can use to create a […]

Wedding Monogram Logo Ideas, Tips & Advice

Posted by Design Shack - 3 weeks ago
A classic wedding monogram is a design element that almost any couple can incorporate into their wedding design and stationery. From use in invitations and mailings to a shared post-nuptial monogram, creating a classy wedding logo or monogram element can be a great touch. Here are a few tips to help you make your own […]

Typographic Posters: 100 Stunning Examples

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Typography is all about delivering art and information in a beautiful medium. Designing typographic posters is no easy task, and arranging and modifying each individual component is a skilled task. Not only that, special care has to be taken when it comes to the legibility and aesthetics of the fonts being used in the poster, choosing a […]

What’s the Best Font for Your Resume or CV?

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
It might sound a little silly at first, but the typeface you select for your resume design can speak volumes to potential employers. The font represents your design style and professionalism. It can also impact how the person looking at your resume perceives the information at hand. The typeface you select makes a first impression […]

Top 10 Podcasts for Designers and Creatives

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Ready for a good listen? A great podcast can provide inspiration as well as a mental break while you work or relax. There’s no shortage of outstanding podcasts for designers and creatives, covering web design, creative life, and much more! Today we’ve gathered a collection of great podcasts for designers and creatives, to give you […]

20+ Best Pages Resume & CV Templates

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
If you’re using Apple Pages to design your CV or resume, this is a great handpicked collection of resume templates to get you started fast. Some of these cost a few dollars, and some are completely free! Did you know that 98% of all resumes received for a job gets eliminated during the initial screening […]

20+ Best Microsoft Word Brochure Templates

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Today, we’re bringing you a set of professionally designed brochure templates compatible with Microsoft Word to help you get a head start on your next brochure project. Every designer has a collection of pre-designed templates. These templates not only allow you to enhance your workflow, but also save hours of time otherwise spent searching for […]

8 Typography Trends for 2018

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Bigger, bolder typography is the go-to type trend of 2018. Designers are opting for less elaborate typefaces and pairing them with bold color, cutouts, gradients, and even customizations to create lettering that stands out. Each of these trendy type styles is moving away from the flatter, more conservative options that have been popular for a […]

How to Install and Apply a Photoshop Action

Posted by Design Shack - 3 months ago
If you aren’t taking advantage of Photoshop actions for editing and image effects, you’re missing out on one of Photoshop’s best features. Here, we’ll take you through how to install and apply a Photoshop action in seconds, and share a few of our favorite free actions to try! Photoshop actions can save you time when […]