Colour Me Impressed: Part Two

What is green and smells like blue paint? Green paint! I swear that’s my last colour joke. So in my last article I talked about how you can play around with colour schemes and how you can get some values from Adobe Color. This article I’m going to show you another neat tool you can […]

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Colour Me Impressed: Part One

What happened when a red ship crashed into a blue ship? The crew was marooned! Hah, pretty good right? Here is a better one: Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing! That’ll give you laughs for days. Weeks even. All joking aside, colour is amazing. Understatement of the year right […]

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Bitmap Texture Power

Looking to add a bit more realism into your illustrator work? A bit more grit and grime? Something to make your design less sterile and less perfect looking? Say no more poor soul! Textures are here to add those little details and make your masterpiece, more masterpiece-er… There’s a few ways you can bring in […]

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Nothing is Original

At this point it might be safe to say that everything has been done before. Sure, as technology advances we get new tools and mediums to use for design but the principles still remain the same. What techniques designers used to create a well put together composition on paper remain true when converted to a […]

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Typography: Modular Scales

There’s always a need for varying sizes of typography within design. Headings, call outs, and paragraphs of content all need different text treatment. It’s fairly obvious you don’t want to have a heading looking the same as the rest of your content. You want that heading to be bolder, bigger and more attention grabbing. You […]

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Designers are like Mothers

You are reading this title thinking, what is she talking about? Designers are like mothers?! Well, I think I know what I’m talking about. Let’s start with the “mother” part. I have three and a half children (one on the way, half way there). Every morning I wake up refreshed (not really, the 2 year […]

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The Never Ending Struggle

4K Resolution screens. Heck, you’d think you were looking out a window! The pixel density is bonkers, taking the recent standard of 1080p screens with 2 million pixels to 8 million. The dubbed ‘Ultra High Definition’ is rather new on the market with Televisions and monitors but as more content becomes available you can expect […]

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Put Align in the Coconut

There is probably a statistic out there that shows that the majority of designers show some symptoms of OCD. It is actually a good thing that this is the case as things tend to fall apart visually if things aren’t aligned just right. There is an invisible genie at work in the background of every […]

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The Life of a Designer is a Life of Fight

“The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.” – Massimo Vignell This quote is so true! We spend our entire careers fighting the bad and the ugly. As creative people, we notice bad design first. It’s the good design that we walk by with a smile on our face and think […]

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A Product-Based Approach to CRO

Posted by CraigBradford Before joining the world of digital marketing, I was a product design engineer. Most of my clients at Distilled are now CRO projects and I’ve found my background to be surprisingly useful. There’s a lot of overlap between designing physical products and designing websites that convert well. I’d like to share some […]

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