An Interview with a Surrealist Artist: Alberto Matsumura

An Interview with a Surrealist Artist: Alberto Matsumura

We’ve always tried to feature artists on Design Instruct whom we think the community will appreciate. We look for artists who get their hands dirty, who know what it’s like to be a career creative, and who, most importantly, do fantastic work. Our latest artist feature definitely checks those boxes. Meet Alberto Matsumura.

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Why You Should Just Keep Going: An Interview with Illustrator Mario Carpe

Why You Should Just Keep Going: An Interview with Illustrator Mario Carpe

We come across many types of artists on Design Instruct. By far, our most favorite types are those who are unabashedly passionate and enthusiastic about their work. Mario Carpe is definitely that.

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How to Keep Designs Fresh (When Everyone Wants the Same Thing)

How to Keep Designs Fresh (When Everyone Wants the Same Thing)

Your fourth client this week just sent you the exact same rustic wedding invitations that have been trending on Pinterest, and you explain for a fourth time that no, you can’t just copy that design. You promise to create something with the same ‘vibe’ that they’ll love just as much. Now what?!

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Free Colorful Business Card Templates

Free Colorful Business Card Templates

If you’re looking to spruce up your business card game this summer, we’ve got some fantastic business card templates that might just do the trick!

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An Interview with French Illustrator and Art Director Sophie Rocher

An Interview with French Illustrator and Art Director Sophie Rocher

Sophie Rocher is an art director and illustrator based in Paris. Here’s a Design Instruct exclusive interview.

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An Interview with a Young, Up-and-Coming Designer: Shaivalini Kumar

An Interview with a Young, Up-and-Coming Designer: Shaivalini Kumar

Shaivalini Kumar is a young designer who has been featured in Adobe’s 25 Under 25 program for her fantastically colorful and humorous work. We have an interview with this young artist for your reading pleasure.

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Lessons from the Ocean: A Surfer’s Guide to Design Thinking

Lessons from the Ocean: A Surfer’s Guide to Design Thinking

My relationship with the ocean began before I was born. My parents rented a small boat the weekend “Jaws” was released. Coincidentally, the movie was filmed in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where my father chose to introduce my mother to the sport of sailing. I’ve been told it did not go well.

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5 Reasons Why it’s Good to Be a Beginner Designer

5 Reasons Why it’s Good to Be a Beginner Designer

In the creative world, experience is often seen as a boon to anyone’s resume. A lack of experience, on the other hand, is often a source of anxiety and stress for many beginners… But it shouldn’t be.

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25 Things Designers Have Said About Design

25 Things Designers Have Said About Design

Design is one of those professions wherein true, life-changing insights are best gained when you let it consume you and permeate every aspect of your life. It is only when you have enough experience (and failures) under your belt, that you can really get a sense of what design is really about — and more to the point — what “good” design is really about.

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5 True Things Every Creative Already Knows (or Should Know) Vol. 1

5 True Things Every Creative Already Knows (or Should Know) Vol. 1

Sometimes we, at Design Instruct, encounter some true things about being a creative that we just have to share with you. Here’s a few to get us started.

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More than 1 Million Public Domain Images From the British Library

More than 1 Million Public Domain Images From the British Library

You read that right. 1 Million free images for you to use as you see fit.

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The Work of Master Penman Jake Weidmann

The Work of Master Penman Jake Weidmann

Penmanship is not dead. Artists like Master Penman, Jake Weidmann, is making sure of that.

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