Design Inspiration: Creative Ideas for Designers

A graphic designer’s most valuable asset is his/her creativity — and it needs constant care and feeding. Here you’ll find creative thinking exercises, brainstorming tips, activities for creative teams and design inspiration, all geared toward helping you develop the best graphic design solutions. Don’t neglect your creativity. Feed it. Nurture it. And let it breathe. Let it be accessible for when you need it most.

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Card Game Design: Creative Clash on Kickstarter

If your work day is anything like mine, it can often feel like you’re trapped in a never-ending game of Life. Projects come in late, contributors struggle to contact sources, the templates are inconsistent and the computer is running slower than molasses. Do not pass go! Do not collect $200! Thankfully, Ryan Martin and...

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Top 10 Websites for Designers – March 2014

Dieter Rams’ principles for good design have been around for awhile. But this new site captures them in a fresh way. Plus, as AIGA dives into its centennial year, the celebration kicks into gear with rich historical context presented through a dynamic website. You’ll find all this and more in this roundup of the...

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HOW Design Live Speaker Frank Baseman On Design Lessons

The older I get, and the longer I work in the graphic design profession, the more I come to realize that “plum jobs”—those projects that one can only dream about—don’t come around every day. This may seem very obvious, but the further one gets from design school—where at times the only creative restriction on...

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Designer Spotlight: GOLD

The partners behind design firm GOLD live on opposite sides of the country, but still manage to create stunning, vintage inspired projects. Plus, check out their online venture, which features daily creative prompts.