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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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These Design Inspirations Can Change How We Read The News

by Kent Mundle

The news industry has experienced a lot of turmoil recently, bringing new strategies that put publications’ online experience front and center, creating tons of opportunities for visionary designers.

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The Art of Stealing: How to Become a Master Designer

by Michael Abehsera

Instead of envying other designers’ work, aspiring designers should look at it as the key to success. Copying work is an excellent way for new designers to hone their craft and improve their skills.

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Vehicle UIs of the Future Are Going to Be Amazing

by Muwuso Mkochi

The state of automotive UI design is widely criticized for being unintuitive, outdated, and unappealing. As a result, designers speculate about how those UI designs will improve in the near future.

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Everything You Need to Know about UX Sketching

by Nick Vyhouski

UX sketching is a crucial, yet often overlooked, aspect of UX design. It’s a very efficient way of communicating design while allowing designers to iterate multiple ideas before settling on one.

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Presenting Design Work: The Right Way

by Danielle Reid

The difference between getting the job or not often comes down to how design work is presented. Even great designers can miss opportunities because their portfolio isn’t up to snuff.

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Amazing Travel UIs

by Danielle Reid

From chatbots to swipeable UIs to animations and time-lapse videos, the world of travel and tourism interface design is ripe with excellent examples and opportunities for visionary designers.

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Alternative Housing Lifestyles for Remote Workers

by Kent Mundle

One of the virtues of remote work is the freedom to travel. However, housing can be a challenge. Let's look at a group of housing alternatives that apply to different types of remote workers.

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How CrunchBase Should Be Designed

by Andrew Graunke

Despite the widespread use and popularity of the start-up tracker, CrunchBase, there are improvements that could be made to the site. Learn how a thorough UX redesign improves user experience.

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