Starting the website design process can either give you a really great feeling, or can leave you feeling hollow in the pit of your stomach. The feeling you get is usually dependent on how great of a kick start you get with your design process. What if I were to tell you that you can […]
We’ve all seen them (and probably use them) – extensions of your company name. Agencies, Labs, Creatives and many others are used as a way to set us apart, but how far apart are we, really? More and more you see designers straying away from the traditional “design” at the end of their company name […]
You’re a creative person. We all are. That’s one of the reasons we are designers. But, how many of us have heard from someone that we have an over active mind and we come up with too many ideas? An over active mind can be both positive and negative. In today’s article we’ll explore both sides.
As a creative community, we want to believe that there are positive aspects of the creative minds we have but rarely do we look at the downside of it (or maybe we’re just too busy thinking of creative ideas that we don’t notice the down side?). So instead of just discussing the benefits of an over active creative mind (which I do below), I want to also discuss the drawbacks of the over thinking that we tend to do.
Designing an awesome minimalist web design can be great, but adding in the textured elements to it can turn it into a visually stunning piece of artwork. Today’s article will showcase some of the coolest designs that utilize textures and will also link you to some tutorials that will show you how to turn your […]
Marketing can be the one thing in your business that sets you apart from your competition, yet so many freelancers are either uneducated on ways to market themselves or are just a bit scared to think outside the box. Lucky for you, we’re doing all of the heavy thinking here today. ;) Guerrilla marketing is […]
Today we’ve got a special treat for the SpyreStudios visitors; 10 free copies of the new iSocialize theme from Giant Themes! The best part is this – the Giant Themes site doesn’t even launch until January 1st, so you’ll be getting the theme before anyone else! Before we get into what you need to do […]
How many fonts do you have downloaded? As a designer myself, I am going to go out on a limb and assume most designers have 500+ fonts on their computer and are always on the lookout for more (but always end up using your 8-10 favorite ones, right?) :) We’ll, today you’re in luck because […]
Web designers can (and should) draw inspiration from places other than web design, so today’s article is going to showcase 25 creative packaging designs that I found on Deviantart.com For anyone who hasn’t browsed through deviant art yet, you are missing out on a lot of creative inspiration. yes, the css galleries out there are […]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, I am sure everyone is aware of the Bokeh effect. This article will showcase the Bokeh effect in web design from bright and bold backgrounds to the subtle black and white. Some even go as far as to make the Bokeh effect […]