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All About Process – Dissecting Case Study Portfolios

by Adnan Puzic

A portfolio is more than a cache of images, it’s a way to demonstrate design skills and problem solving to clients. We show how to elevate portfolios by explaining the inner workings of a case study.

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The Importance of Design Education

by Jordan DeVos

Design education is often accused of being costly and irrelevant. But with a shift in perspective, universities don’t simply prepare students for a job, they cultivate innovation and ambition.

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Following Trends: Homage vs. Design Plagiarism

by Cameron Chapman

When looking for inspiration, designers should consider what they can add to the work of others. Where can they make it better? More useful? More elegant? More efficient?

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Prominent eCommerce Trends and Their Influence on Design (with Infographic)

by Miklos Philips

Many exciting trends in eCommerce are on the horizon, from AI and AR to chatbots and voice ordering. The future of eCommerce will be shaped by trailblazing tech and savvy UX design (with infographic).

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The Present and Future of AI in Design [Infographic]

by Miklos Philips

AI has become an over-hyped buzzword and the design world is no exception. Instead of resisting it, designers will soon be co-creating with AI. It will make them smarter. (Includes infographic)

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Art vs. Design – A Timeless Debate

by Miklos Philips

Two Toptal designers engage in a lively debate about aesthetics, objectivity, and the definition of art and design.

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Product Strategy: A Guide to Core Concepts and Processes

by Tanya Junell

In this age of lean startups, designers often find themselves in stretch roles where they are not only in charge of a product’s design but also in charge of coming up with the type of product to build.

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Master Hot Design Trends with These Photoshop Tutorials

by Miklos Philips

Visual design experiments often become popular design trends and suddenly they are seen everywhere. Here are a number of hot graphic design trends and some of the top tutorials on how to create them.

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Creativity Exercises to Boost Your Designs

by Bree Chapin

Here are a few exercises that can help get your creative juices flowing, whether you’re trying to get started on a new project or find yourself stuck in a creative rut.

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