How to Create Hand Lettering Artwork on Paper

How to Create Hand Lettering Artwork on Paper

This is a simple tutorial on how to create beautiful typography artwork by hand. No digital technology is involved. After you complete this tutorial, you should have a grasp on my personal technique that I use on Nonsense Thoughts and you will be able to apply these skills in creating your own unique style of hand lettering, sketching and illustration artwork. Let’s have some fun!

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7 Free High-Quality Concrete Wall Textures

7 Free High-Quality Concrete Wall Textures

This freebie package contains texture images of concrete walls. The textures are rough and can be used to spice up your design projects with a bit of a grungy, dirty element. These texture images are big: over 4700x3100px.

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Examples of Flat Designs in iOS Apps

Examples of Flat Designs in iOS Apps

Apple’s announcement of iOS 7 (the latest version of the company’s mobile operating system) adopting a flat design is a game-changer for designers. Apple has even released a guide to help mobile developers move towards the flat design style. The flatter user interface of iOS 7 is a stark departure from the earlier design philosophy of previous versions of the operating system.

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Win Free Web Hosting for 3 Years + Domain Registration from Bluehost

Win Free Web Hosting for 3 Years + Domain Registration from Bluehost

This giveaway is near and dear to me (and you’ll read why in just a little bit). In this giveaway, we’re working with Bluehost — web-hosting providers trusted by millions of websites — to give out a free web hosting account for 3 years accompanied by free domain name registration. This is perfect for those of you needing a website. Read on to see how you can win this giveaway!

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30 Examples of Using the Right Charts for the Right Data

30 Examples of Using the Right Charts for the Right Data

Data visualization makes numbers and statistics easier to comprehend. The key to effective data visualization is presenting data in an intriguing and visually appetizing way. In this showcase, you’ll get to see web app dashboards, mobile app interfaces, infographics, etc. which beautifully use charts the right way. If you’re looking for charting, graphing, and data visualization inspiration, you’re at the right spot.

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Using Photos of People in Web Designs: 30 Inspiring Examples

Using Photos of People in Web Designs: 30 Inspiring Examples

According to a usability study, photos of people effectively attract a site user’s attention. That’s a great thing when it comes to web design. There’s a trend right now of using photos of people as major components of a website’s design. In this showcase, I share to you 30 inspiring examples of websites that masterfully integrate photos of people in their designs.

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Giveaway: Adobe Online Training Videos for a Year

Giveaway: Adobe Online Training Videos for a Year

We’ve partnered up with Train Simple — providers of online technology training on Adobe software and web technologies like HTML5, CSS3, and WordPress — to give 5 annual memberships to you, our beloved Design Instruct readers! Read on to see how you can win one of these memberships (which are worth $99 each)

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Should Designers Join Pinterest?

Should Designers Join Pinterest?

Pinterest exploded out of nowhere, didn’t it? The social media site launched quietly last year and every so often you’d see a friend talking about joining it. Then, suddenly, it felt like everybody and their dog was joining the network! Should you join the bandwagon?

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30 Beautiful Dark Websites for Inspiration

30 Beautiful Dark Websites for Inspiration

Websites with a dark color palette appear alluring, elegant, and strong. They’re also a rare breed of websites at the moment because the flat UI style and clean, simple website designs are currently the popular themes in the industry right now. Here are some gorgeous and inspiring dark websites to check out.

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9 Simple Productivity Tips for Freelance Designers

9 Simple Productivity Tips for Freelance Designers

You probably know already that it can be hard to get things done and still have a balanced life when you’re a freelance designer. On one hand, if you work too little, you won’t be able to make ends meet. On the other hand, you’re also worried that if you work too much, you’ll miss out on your life.

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Giveaway: Flat UI PSD Kit for Designers

Giveaway: Flat UI PSD Kit for Designers

The flat UI design style is rapidly positioning itself as one of this year’s hottest subjects in the web design community. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Designmodo to give out 5 personal licenses to their Flat UI PSD that’s aimed at designers and are worth $39 each. Want to win one? Then read on!

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5 Free jQuery Slider Plugins for Responsive Web Designs

5 Free jQuery Slider Plugins for Responsive Web Designs

Responsive web design is the concept of designing a website’s layout so that it adapts to the screen size of the user — making the user’s experience on your site optimal for whatever device they’re using. There are many free jQuery slider plugins that integrate well with responsive web designs — you’ll find a handful of them in this post.

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