Toptal Design Blog

The Toptal Design Blog is a hub for advanced design studies by professional designers in the Toptal network on all facets of digital design, ranging from detailed design tutorials to in-depth coverage of new design trends, techniques, and technologies.

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The Widening Impact of the Motion Design Industry

by Micah Bowers

What does the motion design industry encompass, how does motion design impact business, and what problems are motion designers uniquely equipped to solve?

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How to Define a Brand Voice for Maximum Impact

by Nicola Fleming

A company’s brand voice is its unique demeanor and style of delivery, and it shapes every customer interaction. How can companies define brand voice guidelines that inspire ongoing trust?

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How to Improve App Settings UX

by Mayank Sharma

Well-designed settings panels allow users to tailor apps to their needs and help companies lower customer-support costs. What techniques ensure effortless settings UX?

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Why Internal Corporate Software Is So Frustrating (with Infographic)

by Micah Bowers

At the enterprise level, user mistakes can imperil thousands of employees, customers, and shareholders. With so much at stake, usability isn’t a luxury; it’s mandatory.

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How to Give Professional Design Feedback

by John Challis

When delivered well, constructive design feedback improves the design process and boosts team culture. Four professional designers discuss how to handle design feedback and collaborate productively.

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The Ultimate Experience: A Guide to the Principles of Sensory Design

by Micah Bowers

Digital design routinely ignores neurological factors beyond sight. Sensory design principles emphasize the interconnection of human perception and prompt designers to explore non-visual solutions.

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Think Business – How to Increase Your Designer Value

by Damola Taiwo

The principles that govern design are foreign to many business leaders but it takes more than shiny deliverables to span the knowledge gap. Designers must translate design value into business value.

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Paving the Path to Purchase – eCommerce UX Best Practices

by Micah Bowers

Mobile eCommerce may be the future, but desktop sites are digital gold mines. To engage shoppers, boost product value, and unlock more revenue, designers must master these eCommerce UX best practices.

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