Font Collection: 10 Free Bold Sans Serif Fonts

Font Collection: 10 Free Bold Sans Serif Fonts

This font assemblege is comprised of sans serif fonts with tall arms and wide stems, giving them a strong and striking appearance. They are fitting in situations where the designer wants to convey modernity and make a bold impact, such as in headlines and displays that crave attention.

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No Designer Gets It Right the First Time

No Designer Gets It Right the First Time

The work you do as a creative is for (and judged by) other people. No matter how much time, effort, blood, sweat, and tears you put into a design, it’s unlikely that you’ll get it wholly perfect in the eyes of the head honcho. From small tweaks in color schemes to flat out rejections and having to start over, top design professionals recount their experiences in revising and polishing their designs for their clients.

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Dealing with Design Critiques

Dealing with Design Critiques

Even the most talented designers in the world receive negative feedback on their work. Design is, to a large extent, a matter of taste — and the people we work for sometimes dislike the flavors we employ in the designs we make for them. We asked a few designers and artists how they handled feedback to get a glimpse of the strategies they use for handling critical appraisals of their work.

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To Our Readers: Half-Year Mark, Lessons, and the Future

To Our Readers: Half-Year Mark, Lessons, and the Future

Six months ago, my brother and I launched Design Instruct to serve as a place for designers and digital artists to get inspired, share techniques, and learn more about their craft. That was the basic idea we worked with. We had no idea where this would take us. Today, 6 months after the fact, we could not be happier with the way the design community has embraced our site.

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Staying Creatively Fresh

Staying Creatively Fresh

As the summer months (winter months, for our readers in the southern hemisphere) stare most of us in the face, it’s easy for our creativity to get lost in vacation mode. In this article, I’ll share some ways to keep your creativity fresh during these arguably laziness-inducing months.

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20 Awesome Online Shops for Art

20 Awesome Online Shops for Art

The nature of commercial art (i.e. graphic design, illustration, photography) is that it is artwork that you get paid to make. However, beyond the work you do for clients, you’re also able to sell your work on your own. A great way to do that is to have an online store. Support your fellow artists and designers by visiting and supporting their stores. It’s a great way to find inspiration and maybe even a great poster for that empty wall in your office.

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Design Instruct Week: Prizes on Twitter Every Day

Design Instruct Week: Prizes on Twitter Every Day

For the entire week, we’ll be giving away different prizes every day on Twitter. Don’t miss your chance to win amazing prizes from top-notch companies by following @designinstruct Twitter. Continue reading to see how the giveaway works.

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How to Get Creatively Inspired

How to Get Creatively Inspired

For the majority of us, creativity comes and goes—one day you can be producing revolutionary work, and the next, you may be staring at a blank canvas for hours. As professionals though, being in a creative rut can be costly, so we often have to find ways to coax ourselves into unfailingly being able to create.

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Welcome to Design Instruct!

Welcome to Design Instruct!

We’re so glad you’re here to join us in this new venture brought to you by the same people behind Six Revisions. Just like Six Revisions, we will provide you, the readers, with valuable and relevant content of the highest quality. We will inspire and motivate you, open up engaging discourse, and of course, we’ll have fun along the way.

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