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5 free vintage typographic logo templates

Use these 5 typographic logo templates to quickly and easily create your own vintage style logo designs in Illustrator. Each of the templates are fully customizable and were created using free to download fonts only, ...

10 free subtle grunge brushes for Photoshop

I've been doing some experimenting with Photoshop brushes lately and thought I'd make some available for you to download. This particular set is made up of 10 subtle grunge brushes designed to give your work a ...

7 things all great design resources have in common

As well as working for Dealotto, I’m also an active member of the community on Creative Market, which means I spend a lot of time around design resources. The combination of the two means that my work is pretty much ...

Making use of Art Brushes in Illustrator

Since I started working on Dealotto, I've spent a lot of time looking at design resources. Themes, fonts, actions, patterns, plug ins; all sorts of goods. During this time, I've noticed that there's a much ...

The year I started selling my own products

As I mentioned in my review of 2013, I've always loved the idea of creating and selling my own products. Last year, having previously created some free design resources that went on to become quite popular, I ...

2013 in retrospect

This time last year I wrote a short post about what I had planned for 2013 and spoke briefly about what I hoped to achieve. I thought now would be a good time to look back on it and reflect on what I've done during ...

Google's greatest ever easter eggs

Google has become well renowned for the easter eggs that it adds to its products and services. Hidden gems that are there to make us laugh, or think; but mostly, keep Google in the news. 

Designed to get ...

Tweaking the logo

I designed the logo for Sivioco back in 2010 and other than ironing out some issues with the 'S' in 2011, it's remained unchanged. This week, however, I decided it was time to make some tweaks.

40 really creative business card templates

If you’re not in the position to photograph your work, product mockups can be a great alternative to showcase your designs. They’re inexpensive, easy to use and relatively hassle-free. The only problem is that ...

The history of typography in 5 minutes

Designer Ben Barrett-Forrest has created a delightful and informative stop motion animation about the history of fonts and typography.

The History of Typography, which is just over 5 minutes long, ...

Sound in user experience design

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works…and sounds. The web is home to thousands of sites dedicated to showcasing great design, but the majority of these are focused purely ...

Inspiring typography from Typewolf

If you’re looking for a quick fix of typographic inspiration then boy, do I have a treat for you. It comes in the form of Typewolf.

Typewolf is a showcase of typographic inspiration that identifies the fonts ...

The Science of Sleep

Recently I had the honour of making my first contribution to Silver Screen Society by designing a print for the movie, The Science of Sleep.

Side project: Friends of Type

Friends of Type is the side project of designers Aaron Carambula, Erik Marinovich, Dennis Payongayong and Jason Wong. The project is an ever growing archive of original typographic design and lettering primarily ...

Sell your domains with Namebox

Namebox is a simple service created by designer Drew Wilson to help you sell your unwanted and/or unused web domains. It’s free to use and is built to make listing your domains quick and easy.

8 must-watch talks for any creative

Every now and again I come across a talk that I find to be truly inspiring or informative. Over the years I’ve made sure to bookmark these talks for later reference and now, after recently revisiting my collection, I ...

The potential of personal projects

Personal projects allow us the freedom to work on whatever we want, to experiment or to try something new. With no client demands and no set deadlines, the direction and final outcome is entirely down to you. In ...

How to present screenshots of your work

When it comes to presenting screenshots of your work the most obvious choice would be to use a straightforward screen-grab. Today, however, we’re going to look at some alternative methods and discuss how they might ...

Should you be working with startups?

For me, working with startups has been a huge learning experience. Over the last two and a half years I’ve experienced working both in-house and as a consultant for two startups, as well as recently agreeing to ...