Carrie Cousins

Carrie Cousins is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience in the communications industry, including writing for print and online publications, and design and editing. You can connect with Carrie on Twitter @carriecousins.

Exciting New Tools for Designers, February 2020

Are you starting 2020 off on the right foot? How about keeping up with those resolutions to learn or try something…

3 Essential Design Trends, February 2020

During the Winter months it’s easy to get the blues, and let that show through in design work with darker color…

Exciting New Tools for Designers, January 2020

We typically start the month with a roundup of new tools and resources for designers, but with the start of a new year…

Exciting New Tools for Designers, December 2019

As you are shopping this month for others, why not find a few goodies for yourself? Our roundup of new tools and…

3 Essential Design Trends, December 2019

This month’s collection of design trends is a gift to behold. Each of the trends are highly usable options that are…

Exciting New Tools for Designers, November 2019

There’s a lot of fun packed into the roundup this month with a couple of design games, delightful fonts and animations,…

3 Essential Design Trends, November 2019

There’s always a balance between visual design and functional design. Many of the “rules” of design as we know them…

Exciting New Tools for Designers, October 2019

It’s already time to start thinking about all the seasonal design elements that you will use for the rest of the year.…

3 Essential Design Trends, October 2019

There’s a bonus trend in the roundup this month. (Four trends rather than three…but you’ll have to find it!) Our more…

What’s New for Designers, September 2019

While there aren’t as many new tools out there to play with right now, the ones available are a lot of fun. From tools…

3 Essential Design Trends, September 2019

This month’s collection of design trends focuses on a bit of a slow burn – design techniques that appeal to millennials…

What’s New for Designers, August 2019

Some of the new tools in this month’s roundup are designed for productivity and getting ahead, from a tool that…

Are Design Pitches Worthwhile?

Pitching can be time-consuming, confidence-shaking, and unprofitable. Here, we’ll try to answer the question, “Are…

3 Essential Design Trends, August 2019

Each of the design trends we are spotting this month have to deal with over-the-top techniques. It’s interesting…

How Color Impacts UX

Color impacts everything from how a user feels when they interact with a design, to how they use the design, to whether…

What’s New for Designers, July 2019

Our monthly roundup of what’s new for designers and developers highlights the best free (or very low cost) new…

Is Dribbble Worth Your Time?

Do you Dribbble? Should you accept that invite and become a player? As Dribbble turns 10, we take a look at the pros…

3 Essential Design Trends, July 2019

Every month we post a roundup of the three biggest trends that we see on the web. Sometimes they’re old favorites that…