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Design Tips for 6 Common Marketing Projects

While you have design skills, it’s not reasonable that you’re a master of all things design or can channel creative inspiration on demand. And if you're not using design software day in and day out, you might need some help getting started, or at least a quick refresher. Here are some quick design tips and best practices to help you create six typical marketing pieces — and deliver anything but typical results.

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“It’s the Best Creative Playground You’ve Never Heard Of:” Devon Ko on Doing 3D Graphic Design

Like that live render preview you've been using to ideate and create 3D renders? Now hear from the team that created the actual software. You've seen this software in action if you watch a certain miniseries that starts with the word 'Game' and ends with 'Thrones'. Ahhh yeah.

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XD Best Practices
February 17, 2017

Mastering Freelance UX Design Work: Research, Design, and Efficiency

The everyday work of a freelance UX designer demands combining two quite different skills: research and design. A rundown of two simple, yet powerful, tools that can help you exceed in both.

XD Design Interviews
February 16, 2017 / UX/UI Design

Meet the Designer: Raphael Henrique

Raphael Henrique is a Brasilia-based designer creates UX tech solutions for (primarily) government agencies at Memora. We emailed with Raphael about the importance of user feedback, the intricacies of scheduling salon visits on an app, and the best rap-rock soundtrack to get stuff done.

February 16, 2017

Jumpstart Your Next Project with Guided Templates

Using templates is good for inspiration and skipping the setup, but to get the most out of templates you need to know how to customize the template for your own unique project. Take advantage of ready-to-use templates with instructions for commonly needed marketing materials. Now you can learn step-by-step while you create the deliverables you need.

XD Design Interviews
February 15, 2017 / UX/UI Design

An Interview with Timothy Hykes, Curator of 28 Days of Black Designers

An interview with Timothy Hykes, the UX designer behind 28 Days of Black Designers, a curated passion project running throughout Black History Month.

XD Best Practices
February 15, 2017 / UX/UI Design

9 Rules for Designing Mindfully

Liza Kindred recently took the keynote stage at IxDA’s Interaction 17 conference, and shared 9 rules for designing mindfully.

XD Trends
February 14, 2017 / UX/UI Design

Exploring the State of Design in Europe and North America

Six designers, ranging from UX, experience and service designers, all with experience of working in both Europe and North America, weigh in about their experiences. Interestingly, the perspectives were quite diverse, but had some common threads.