Articles by Kendra Gaines

I've always had this crazy infatuation with packaging design. There's just something about getting a physical product and checking out what it's presented in and how its presented. Is it in a box? What color is the label? Is there stuffing of...
Motion graphics are flat out neat. They're what dazzles our eyes at the beginning of movies and during commercials. They're what takes stagnant illustrations and makes them great animations. Even little pieces of motion graphics are implemented...
With so many new mobile phones, tablets and other devices coming out every day, designers have to be prepared to make common functions easy to do on these devices. The usual approach to this is responsive design. However, what some of us are still...
In 2011, Adobe sent shockwaves through the design community by introducing Adobe Muse: design software that made websites. You could imagine my excitement as well as other non-coders worldwide. They created this WYSIWYG editor mixed with...
If you're anything like me, you spend a lot of time studying other designers' work. I like to look at projects for the experience and the interactions created for the users. Obviously, as more techniques come about, the changes in web design...
When I was around 16, I got into freelancing for graphic design through a small non-profit. They needed some posters and book covers and I figured I could do that pretty easily. I handled things well for my age and made a couple bucks so I could buy...
Last year, WordPress was being used to power 72.4 million websites on the Internet. That was around half of all live sites at the time. Of all the websites using a content management system now, 59.8% of them are being run using WordPress. And...
The art of creating a website these days is learning how to create an online experience. Many of these experiences are extensions of a brand or person and are relayed via different colors, fonts, etc. Thanks to awesome advancements in technologies,...
If you are a freelancer or you work from home, then you might know exactly how it feels to be on your own little island. You're cooped up in your office all the I time trying to get work done. If you're anything like me, you only look up and go outdoors...
One of the most important things about creating a brand is making sure everything is cohesive. Once a brand pinpoints their values and how they'd like to be perceived, they have to make sure all their touchpoints refer back to these values. What's...
If you're a living, moving, breathing person, then the chances are very high that you've heard of the newest infatuation in the design world, flat design. If you're unsure, here's a quick crash course: it's flat color. This means there are no...
We love responsive web design and rightfully so. As a matter of fact, it's almost mind boggling when a website isn't responsive these days. It's been a trend on the up and up for a while now. It's also been a trend that seems to change and create new...