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Articles by Kendra Gaines

If you're asking me to share with you some of the best web designs in the world, chances are I'm going to point you in the direction of something that's pretty minimal. In fact, if you ask most designers, they'll point you to sites that are equally...
It's no secret that many believe responsive web is the future. Creating a responsive site means that it's able to adapt to the many different browsers and sizes that are available. If I want to make sure my website I've created on my desktop can...
How do we live without food? It's our sustenance. It's the reason why we live and can be the reason for the opposite. Many events, conferences and groups surround themselves around the idea of being a 'foodie' and submerge themselves in the culture...
A design founder is a founder of a company who happens to be a designer or makes sure to create a large role for design in their business. Design is extremely powerful — it influences what we see, what we feel and even what we do. As old, salesy techniques...
It's the first quarter of 2013 and everyone wants to be the person to tell you what's next. I'm not sure what we all gain from it other than a solid "I-told-you-so", but you've probably read many articles telling you what's happening for 2013....
There are two main reasons people utilize the web: to share things and to be informed. Sure, we could pick up a newspaper or switch on the television, but I'd argue that it's much easier to whip out your phone or laptop to find info. The wonderful...
The popularity of shopping for items online is greatly increasing. If you ask me why I like to shop online, it's because I have pretty solid control over my purchase. I get to have time to open up another tab and read up on reviews from other folks....
We are very visual beings. We like to see it to believe it. And sometimes we don't trust our brain as much as we trust our eyes. Making decisions is often easier when you see something rather than if you take in a bunch of information about that something. ...
It's the trend that people are calling for this year. But it's really a trend that's been here for the past couple of years. Typography is a concept that's been practiced for many centuries. And it's one that's going to stick around for years to...
In order to be a great designer, you need to be on top of the trend before it becomes a trend. Being able to have this sense of what's going to take off is key in creating a wonderful product. You're recognized for being one of the 'firsts' and you're...
For a while now, designers have been absolutely infatuated with all things subtle. We love subtle patterned backgrounds and intricate decorative elements; we are even into the muted color palettes. We forgot about going bold for a minute,...
Musicians and bands are frequently young, and usually working within a tight budget, often funding promotional material from their own pockets. As a result they're one group of people who try their hardest to stay within a budget. Most times,...