Why it’s important to use diverse stock images in design today

A woman with a prosthetic leg drinking coffee, talking with boyfriend in kitchen

We’ve all had a good laugh and eye roll at the women laughing alone with salad stock images—the sheer ridiculousness of this swathe of stock images that for some reason mainly depicts (primarily white) women as over enthusiastic salad eaters. Unfortunately this is a symptom of a much bigger problem which negatively affects a lot […]

2018 has been scary… we’ve got the horror posters to prove it.

Cars hurdling towards Mars… Ominous orange monstrosities floating above a city… A flurry of tweets threatening to attack. Sound like a good lineup for your Halloween horror movie binge? Alas, it’s just a catalogue of current events. 2018 has been a turbulent year all around the world. In the spirit of the season, we challenged […]

Exciting new paper stocks for your next print project

Leapin’ lizards! The last time there were so many new, uncoated paper stocks introduced to the graphic design community was probably the same week that fire was invented. It’s been a long time coming, but there are great new finishes, textures and hues now available for printing and packaging projects. With the addition of these […]

Promote your podcast with the right marketing materials

It seems these days everyone who’s anyone has a podcast. From Gwyneth Paltrow to RuPaul to your least favorite next-door neighbor, you can power up your smartphone around the clock and hear just about anyone’s brilliant thoughts and ideas. With more than 112 million Americans listening to podcasts, it’s no wonder everyone wants in on […]

The intricate world of pattern design (and how to create one for your brand)

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about patterns? Ugly wallpaper or your grand-aunt’s curtains might pop into your head. But patterns are so much more than that—and they’re so on-trend right now that you just can’t escape them. These colorful pattern designs for a chocolate brand resemble classic tile patterns. […]

How to design a podcast cover: the ultimate guide

Podcasts are an an almost wholly auditory experience. You create an intimate connection with your audience basically by whispering in their ears for an hour, sometimes on a daily basis. So if you’re starting a podcast for your company, or even for your own personal brand, it makes sense to focus on the audio quality. But […]

How to design a t-shirt: the ultimate guide

It’s stained, it’s ripped, it’s full of holes… But you just can’t seem to throw it out. Our favorite t-shirts become a part of us, which makes sense because your t-shirt design is often one of the first things people notice about you. For a lot of us, t-shirts are a part of our identity. […]

How to design an album cover: the ultimate guide

They say to never judge a book by its cover, and while we’d like to think that the same goes for albums—it’s the music on the inside that counts—there’s something to be said for a well-designed album cover. It’s your chance to catch the attention of new listeners and give a visual representation of the […]

7 resume design principles that will get you hired

As anyone who’s ever been looking for a new job can tell you, job hunting is stressful. Not only is it infused with agonizing uncertainty, but you also need to put your best foot forward in a one-page resume that’s supposed to sum up who you are, what you’ve accomplished and where you’re going. That’s […]