8 Top Graphic Design Trends of 2019

What’s hot in graphic design? One of the things people always want to talk to me about is graphic design trends. Here’s a recap of the top graphic design trends of 2018, plus a little preview of what’s likely on the horizon for 2019. It’s such an interesting topic because there are trends that change slowly over time – just look at the long evolution of flat design to where we are now – and others that seem to flip overnight. Should you always rush to use the latest graphic design trends in your work? Of course not. But it’s helpful to pick up new ideas, find inspiration, and see what types of techniques and styles are shaping your industry. 1. Bright Color Use of bright color for everything from backgrounds to images to user interface elements was one of the biggest graphic design trends of 2018 for sure. Palettes Read the full article…

A/B Testing For Mobile-First Experiences

A/B Testing For Mobile-First Experiences A/B Testing For Mobile-First Experiences Suzanne Scacca 2019-02-11T12:00:26+01:002019-02-11T11:04:01+00:00 Your client’s website is done. They’re thrilled with it. You and your team are satisfied with the results. And visitor reception looks good so far. While I recognize that a lot of research, experimentation, analysis and review went into the creation of the website, is that all there is to building a winning website these days? I’d argue that the mobile-first web has added a layer of complexity that few are fully prepared for. Which is why your work shouldn’t stop when you hit the “Publish” button. If you’re not yet performing post-launch A/B testing for your website clients, that’s a big mistake. Although we have a massive amount of case studies and other research at our disposal that confirm how to design for conversion on desktop, the mobile experience is still relatively new. At least the Read the full article…

This hand drawn Super Mario animation is the best way to start the week

If you’ve ever been bored in front of an notebook, then chances are you’ve tried to make a flipbook animation at least once. By drawing a single frame on each page, maybe you attempted to animate something simple like a stick-figure running, or a flower growing. What you probably didn’t do was animate a playthrough of an entire Super Mario level — complete with powerups and enemies — like Twitter user @KisaragiHuae6 has done. The animation shows the franchise’s debut World 1-1 level, which first appeared in Super Mario Bros for the NES in 1985. This level established the format for every 2D Mario game that would follow it, and the animation includes it all, from punching Question Mark Blocks, to collecting 1-Up Mushrooms, and stomping… Read the full article…

The designer’s guide to perfect prints

You invest a huge amount of effort, time and resources into getting your designs right. So, the last thing you want is for them to come back from the printers looking less than perfect. That said, it’s easy to get swept up in the creative process and forget about how your artwork will translate in to print. But leaving these considerations until the end of a project can lead to costly mistakes, which is why having a deep understanding of the print process and how it can add value to your artwork – and therefore your clients – is vital.  And that’s where this free booklet from Route 1 Print can help. A fantastic resource, this handy-sized guide explains and showcases multiple ways in which print can really compliment a design.  The perfect finish Each page of the booklet features expert advice about the print process, all of which is Read the full article…

Sit at a Computer All Day? You Need These Glasses

You’re reading Sit at a Computer All Day? You Need These Glasses, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! If you are anything like me, you probably sit in front of a computer most of the day. (That’s just the nature of design work.) And as much as we get up, move around and do other things, there are … Read the full article…