What’s this font called?

Are you checking out a website and a certain typeface catches your eye? You want to know what it's called so that maybe you use it in one of your own projects in the future. But how can you tell? If you don't want to squirm through the webpage code to find out, there is... Continue Reading →


Lovely new logo for Halifax Public Libraries

Hi everyone, What do you think of this logo for the Halifax Public Libraries? Armin’s reviews is not a rave, but rather only points out it’s a big improvement from the old logo. I love it! It’s so playful, colourful, approachable. It makes me want to visit the library. J This may not sound like... Continue Reading →

Ladies, wine and design

Hello everyone! Are you back in shape and hard at work after the Christmas holiday? If you like design, good conversations over a glass of wine (I know you do!) then this is for you. Jessica Walsh, the brilliant designer who's partner at Sagmeister & Walsh in New York initiated the "Ladies, wine and design"... Continue Reading →

Where to find affordable typefaces

Free is not always best. Far from it, actually. So, what do you do when you need a high quality typeface (or font, as it's known in popular culture) but don't have the cash to pay that much for it? Web designer Charli Prangley answers this for us! Coming across her video (check it out... Continue Reading →

Getting clients in the door – the ASAP way

Hi all, Short and sweet this time. The friends at nuSchool just wrote a post about how to find clients "right now". Go check it out  - like - right now! 🙂 Cheers, Nicoleta

The best magazines at your doorstep

Meet Stack - an independent magazine subscription service which is committed to finding and bringing you the best of the best in independent magazines worldwide. Once subscribed, you can expect a different magazine to be delivered to you each month. The trick is you won't be knowing which one. This is exciting for all magazine... Continue Reading →

Best free stock photos

There's no such thing as a free lunch. Well… there may be. Read on to find out. We all recognise the value of good photography and its impact on design. This is why quality is more important than quantity and, as designers, we are willing to pay for a good stock photo or, even better,... Continue Reading →

Dear Bonnie, I love you

Bonnie Siegler, an accomplished graphic designer who, after partneting with Emily Oberman for many years, now runs her own studio, has decided to share her wisdom with the world in a weekly column on Design Observer, aptly called "Dear Bonnie". In her "truth-telling advice column", she answers questions from new and not so new designers... Continue Reading →

Learning from others

Learning takes place in numerous ways. You can read a book, an article, take a class or do some research on the Internet. Another way, however, is to speak to someone about it. It is to listen to someone else sharing her knowledge on this topic and get you inspired. There's something about human contact... Continue Reading →

Dear design student

In my search for graphic design resources and inspiration, I came across Dear Design Student - a website with articles written by professional designers for us, students. Check it out as it's full of words of wisdom, advice and practical tips on how to deal with this new life once we start it.  

How to price your design services

The big money. We all dream of having this, but how do you get there? My inspiration came from a podcast episode I listened to from DesignLife.fm. The episode was ok to listen to during a train ride, but the most valuable resource I got from there is this article on how to charge for... Continue Reading →

The gloss bias

A while ago I bought a little (shiny) book called "The Pocket Universal Principles of Design". It's quite interesting and I can recommend it to anyone who wants to learn something in snippets, on the go. Hey, it even turns out that the authors created a course on Lynda.com starting from this very book. In... Continue Reading →

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