Design

Delving into the world of design, with an emphasis on website and app design (two of our favourite things). And for some career inspiration, check out our fascinating interview with Dmitrii Gruzdev, who entered the game design world before even completing his degree at Dundee's DJCAD!

‘The Basics of Typography’ – a 10 minute gem from Maxime Rabot

Visual Designer Maxime Rabot has created a fantastic Figma Community resource in his quick and accessible guide to basic typography and why it matters. As typography for beginners resources go, it’s well worth your time. A joy to read First things first, ‘The Basics of Typography‘ is one of the most appealing and legible resources […]

Evie
Feb 10, 2021

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 […]

Evie
Dec 16, 2020

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?

Evie
Oct 11, 2020

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 […]

Leonardo
Aug 19, 2020

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) […]

Evie
May 15, 2020

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 […]

Leonardo
May 4, 2020