Design articles

The MacBook and MacBook Pro are stunning examples of minimalist design. Their sleek lines, simple shapes, and uncomplicated designs are pinnacles of modern beauty. But let's face it: they pretty much all look the same. Whether you have a basic...
Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you're looking for. But data visualizations...
Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago. From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about. These intricate paper designs grace museums...
Cell phones have evolved immensely since 1983, both in design and function. From the Motorola DynaTAC, that power symbol that Michael Douglas wielded so forcefully in the movie "Wall Street", to the iPhone 3G, which can take a picture, play...
In these tough economic times, many designers find themselves applying for jobs and freelance gigs on a regular basis. So, how can we stand out from the rest and grab the attention of a design agency when they're usually bombarded with hundreds...
A graphic symbol is often used as part of logo design in order to convey a particular idea or concept in an effective and eye catching way. The shapes of these graphic symbols vary a lot, but one of the most commonly used shapes is the circle. Circular...
Whichever business you're in, and especially for anyone in the field of design, such as web designers, a business card can be as important as your website identity. A business card creates a physical connection and bond between you or your business...
When choosing one product over another, the design of the packaging probably influences your decision far more than you realize. Effective packaging design breaks away from the standard rules and conventions that we are accustomed to, giving...
Concept designers are also referred to as "visual futurists". These concept designs may not be on the market yet, but they can still inspire you to create something just as futuristic and exciting online. The designs may be impractical in some...
Thanks for all the submissions received over the past few days for our weekend Self Portrait challenge. Your submissions were of very high quality once again and a true source of inspiration. The self portraits you'll find below are very diverse,...
iPhone applications are hotter than ever. So how do these applications stand out and get noticed? One great way to do this is by creating a great website design that showcases these applications in the best possible way. These sites are usually...
After reviewing your feedback on last week's photomontage design challenge and knowing that you truly enjoyed the experience, I think it's time for another great design challenge... Do you recognize the picture on the left? That's Sharbat...