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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Illustration Inspirations to Help Breathe Life Into Your Brand

by Waldek Graczyk

We've hunted down a collection of custom illustrations created by designers from around the world. Some come from products, others from web pages, but all push the limits of great design.

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Logo Animation Inspirations to Make Your Brand More Relatable

by Jason Gonzalez

Need a dose of brand animation inspiration? We've searched high and low to bring you this collection of brand-energizing animations from world class designers of digital products and experiences.

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The 11 Photoshop Plugins That Made Me a Better Designer

by Michael Abehsera

Photoshop is packed with features, but it's lacking in areas. Fortunately, there's a community of third-party developers who regularly create fantastic extensions to help designers improve workflow.

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Please Your Readers With These Blog Layout Inspirations

by Francesca Gilibert

Blogs are all about one thing: Readers. With that in mind, we've curated a group of inspiring blog layouts that are designed to provide users with an easy and engaging redaing experience.

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The Best Design Articles of 2016

by Lauren Holliday

In a world where only 3% of adults spend time learning each day, reading is a competitive advantage. Jumpstart your learning with the absolute best design links published around the web.

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Retain Users With These Mobile App Onboarding Inspirations

by Michael Abehsera

Mobile app onboarding is fraught with frustration and friction, but it doesn't have to be this way. Learn from these exquisit onboarding examples specifically designed to engage and retain users.

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Convert Visitors With These Landing Page Inspirations

by Kent Mundle

Landing pages are an essential part of the digital sales funnel. These landing page examples are a great resource for designers looking to help clients convert website visitors into paying customers.

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The Super Simple Guide to Iconography

by Tidjane Tall

Digital icons replace descriptive words and sentences and optimize visual space, usability, and aesthetic. Learn to create 10 custom icons in less than 10 seconds each (we promise).

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