The One Font Pairing Tool You Need: Why We Love fontjoy.com
Font pairing is a skill almost every kind of designer will have to use at some stage. But a lot of us weren’t specifically trained in typography! So where do you start? Thankfully, Jack Qiao’s fantastic AI-powered font pairing tool fontjoy.com is a wealth of free inspo for amateurs and professionals alike. How Do You […]
How to Name an App or Brand – a writer’s advice
When naming your product, app or business, we know that short and snappy is best. But what next? How do you narrow down your options to something that’s not just easy to say and iconise but gives the right feeling?
On the benefits and pitfalls of being a Unicorn Designer
A unicorn designer is defined as someone skilled in design, visual design, and coding. While they’re very sought after, they are usually looked down upon by other designers because they’re seen as avoiding being a specialist in anything. Here’s why that shouldn’t be the case. I recently discussed the nature of Unicorn Designers with some […]
Figma – Exciting New & Upcoming Changes in 2020
Figma, the collaborative design and prototyping tool, has yielded great success as a slick (and free) Adobe XD and Sketch alternative. And this year, its features and UX are being upgraded like never before. So let’s have look at what’s new in Figma in 2020. The ‘What’s New in Figma’ webinar (headed by Yuhki Yamashita) […]
How to: Pick the perfect website colours (a resource guide)
Picking website colours is something every designer struggles with. But there are some great resources out there to help. Here’s a curated list of excellent and easy-to-use sites that could prove invaluable to your next project. Happyhues.io Happyhues is one of my go-to websites when looking for a new colour palette. While its options are […]
What are variable fonts? And why should you be using them?
Variable fonts have been officially supported by most browsers for quite a while. However usage of them didn’t start to pickup until very recently. Here’s a run down of how they work, and why you should start using them now. What are Variable Fonts? While a standard typeface comes with different files for weights, italics […]