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16 Books Every Graphic Designer Should Read

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As graphic designers, we are constantly looking to learn and refine our skill sets. The wealth of inspiration and knowledge that can be found in a good book is usually incomparable to the readily available content on the internet. Whether you are an established design professional or a beginner who is looking to learn new skills, we recommend this list of 12 inspiring graphic design books to fuel that creative spark.

How to Create a Mood Board to Inspire Your Website Design

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Whether you’re working on a brand new website or a stylish redesign, inspiration and dreaming up the style you want to portray is always the first step. This may sound like a difficult task if you’ve been in an inspo-rut. On the other hand, you could be brimming with inspiration but struggling to organize all of your fun ideas into a cohesive plan.

As you read through this guide, you will realize that it is easy to hone-in-website design inspiration and manage it into digestible concepts and drum up new ideas to make your site its best. This mood boarding process works well whether your website is for your personal brand, your own company, or for a client! Mood boarding is the best way to synthesize everyone’s input, too.

5 Essential Elements of Modern Package Design for Beauty Products

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Beauty brands have been growing exponentially in the last couple of years. Last year, the industry was estimated to be worth $265 billion worldwide. The industry is defying gravity by growing at a skyrocketing rate. Use of the online sales and changes in lifestyles have steered growth in a speedy way. Timing as also played a major role as we’re living in a generation where everyone wants to look good. Diversification of brands has led to the rise of new brands that are steering the growth of the overall beauty brands. Social media has pushed the brands even higher by encouraging self-expression and an opening myriad of possibilities to young generation consumers who are tech-savvy. With the advent of influencer marketing, more and more people are buying makeup products to try their hand professionally or to follow along with the latest tutorial from a so-called “beauty guru” on Instagram or YouTube.

15 Podcasts Every Website Designer Should Be Listening To

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In a world where multimedia rules supreme in capturing our attention, podcasts have become a favorite form of content creation and enjoyment. Audio-only content is great to listen to in the car, while exercising, or while doing other things around the house. When you don’t need to care about watching the visual part of the content, you’re free to get other tasks completed while learning new things or being entertained.

Some podcasts are purely created for enjoyment and humor while others have a business or scholarly edge to help you learn and grow. Today, we’ll be focusing on a handful of podcasts that will help you be a better web designer and hone your craft in your industry.

A List of Successful Infographics (and why they work)

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Infographics are essential to any company, business, or even anyone whom is dealing with things such as design, advertising, or development. There are many infographics this year that are extremely successful, and the reasons why are because they have all the points of design that become important to things such as this. One reason an infographic may be considered successful has to do with how the design flows, whether there is not enough text or too much, whether the overall design just isn’t balanced in terms of objects, banners, images, or typography that is not countered with something that allows the eye to flow throughout the entire infographic. There are many more terms so as to explain why these make for successful infographics, and many will be talked about today. Here is a list of successful infographics and why they work.

20 Inspiring Wine Label Designs

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We’ve previously discovered twenty inspiring beer bottle packaging designs, so we of course had to venture out and show off the designers that make wine bottle packaging so incredibly appealing. As a graphic designer, you may be asked to create unique and aesthetically pleasing package designs, product designs, ranging from children’s toys, to cigarette boxes, to food packaging, like a bag of chips. People don’t even truly realize the extent of which design is implemented literally everywhere, in any and every product. Walking into a grocery store means that you are exposed to thousands of designs on packaging created by graphic designers in order to get your attention and buy that product, and the same goes for wine labels. Today, we will discover 20 inspiring wine label designs that are unique and can be inspiration for your future designs.