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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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Skeuomorphism, Flat Design, and the Rise of Type Design

by Michael Abehsera

The argument for type design, what it is, and why it should be the next step in the evolution of UI from skeuomorphism and flat design.

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How to Create Nested Symbols in Sketch

by Wojciech Dobry

Sketch is not a complex tool, but it’s array of features can save you a lot of time – especially Symbols. In this tutorial, learn how to nest symbols in Sketch.

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The Ultimate List of 50 of the Best Sketch Plugins

by Wojciech Dobry

Designers love Sketch for its simplicity. They love it thanks to its plugins, which add numerous features. Here are 50 of the very best plugins for Sketch.

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7 Tips for Shooting the Perfect Kickstarter Video

by Miklos Philips

A well-produced, high-quality pitch video can go a long way toward helping a business or individual gain credibility and secure funding. Here are 7 tips.

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Page Speed 101: A Primer for Mobile UI Designers

by Michael Abehsera

Want to improve your page load speeds for your responsive website? Here is a full list of everything you could do to improve your site’s loading times

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Heuristic Analysis for UX – How to Run a Usability Evaluation

by Miklos Philips

What is a heuristic analysis? How do you run one effectively by employing a group of usability experts to dramatically improve a product’s UX?

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Using Emojis to Manage Sketch Files

by Wojciech Dobry

When it comes to large projects, browsing through layers in Sketch to understand what they do is not exactly a comfortable process even with good naming conventions. Unless you use something visual...like an emoji.

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Creating Mind-Bending Illustrations with Sketch and Looper in No Time

by Wojciech Dobry

An image is worth a thousand words. Learn how to create outstanding illustrations with the Sketch plugin Looper.

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