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The best computer for graphic design 2018

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If you're in the market for a new computer for graphic design, you've come to the right place. Our selection of the best laptops for graphic designers will suit you if you need a portable workstation. But if you require superior ergonomics, a bigger display and more power for less cash, then you're better off going for a desktop.  As…

What to learn to upgrade your web design skills

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So you've got a perfect design portfolio, you've mastered all the nuances of responsive web design and your user experience skills are tip top, but there's something holding you back from progressing in your career. Sometimes, to get better at your day job, you need to look a little outside your particular specialism. You could take on a side project,…

How to design a handwriting font that isn't boring

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Ulrike Rausch is a type designer and letterer, and the founder of her own type foundry, LiebeFonts. Her studio is dedicated to crafting handwriting fonts with love, with the likes of KFC using her lettering to give its branding a personal touch. In her talk at TYPO Berlin 2018 (tune in to the livestream here), Rausch shattered some of the…

Enter the True AR app design challenge

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If you're passionate about augmented reality (AR) and want to be the first to try the upcoming True AR SDK by WayRay, you're in the right place. Global holographic AR technology company WayRay is currently running the True AR Challenge, an online competition where designers and developers are invited to share their ideas for AR applications for cars.  WayRay has…

The design studio survival guide

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Starting and running a successful design studio takes guts, determination and a fair bit of business savvy. It can be hugely rewarding, but you also need to know what you're letting yourself in for. As our freelance survival guide shows, there are plenty of considerations to bear in mind when going it alone – but these responsibilities are multiplied when…

New film tells the story of Canadian graphic design

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Having raised almost $100,000 on Kickstarter – nearly $20,000 over its target – Design Canada, a documentary about the history of Canadian graphic design, is premiering this summer. It's five years since Greg Durrell, who is a partner at Hulse & Durrell, and his collaborators Jessica Edwards and Gary Hustwit began filming. The team thought they were finished last year,…

Pixel Pioneers returns to Bristol with first-class web design and UX advice

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If you're on the hunt for some web design inspiration, look no further. Pixel Pioneers, a one-day conference for web and UX designers as well as front-end developers, is returning to Bristol's harbourside on 8 June, this time preceded by a day of workshops. Following on from last year's inaugural event, Pixel Pioneers Bristol will feature some of the brightest…

You Need to Design More Than Just Your Homepage

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Website first impressions matter. But not as much as you think. Most of us have heard so many clichés about the importance of first impressions that we’ve probably never questioned their worth. After all, we know from our own experience how quickly a bad impression can put us off—a person, a restaurant, a brand, you name it. But there’s another…