Articles by Nataly Birch

Inspiration

World of Design No. 1: Ukraine

September 22nd, 2014
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World of Design No. 1: Ukraine

From Sevastopol to Kiev, from Lviv to Donetsk – the Ukraine is a huge country with a long, rich history as well as dramatic landscapes and seascapes. Under its wings live various ethnic groups with a wide and diverse cultural background. The Ukraine or better the Ukrainians definitely have something to show off. It is a motherland of splendid embroidery, lavish traditional costumes, and...

Essentials

For the Love of Typography: 30 Free Decorative TypeFaces for Graphic Designers

September 19th, 2014
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For the Love of Typography: 30 Free Decorative TypeFaces for Graphic Designers

Typography in the world of web design is only still growing in importance, while in the world of print design noone doubts the importance of great type choices and craftsmenship. Every artist understands that this is able to either make or break your design, no matter how lavish or unique it looks. Harmony in design aesthetics is what really matters, and typography plays a...

Essentials

30+ Free GUIs for Website Builders: Late Summer 2014 Edition

September 17th, 2014
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30+ Free GUIs for Website Builders: Late Summer 2014 Edition

Of course could you delve into flat style design digging through informative aka dry articles that cover fundamental principles and basic techniques and let you know all of the principles and theory behind what you are about to do. Or you could go studying real world examples. This will let you get the hang of prototyping flat style projects quickly and effectively. What we...

Essentials

Corporate Design Made Easy: 30 Free Stationery Mockup Templates

September 16th, 2014
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Corporate Design Made Easy: 30 Free Stationery Mockup Templates

Establishing your company in the real as well as the virtual world is an essential step towards success. While websites, profiles in social media, and mobile apps help to conquer the internet, in the real world things are less simple and straightforward. Still you are blessed with a wide selection of choices. You can go for press/television advertisements or various public campaigns, but before...

Essentials

Abandon Skeuomorphism with these 30 Free Icon Sets in Flat Design

September 8th, 2014
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Abandon Skeuomorphism with these 30 Free Icon Sets in Flat Design

The modern way of emphasizing cleanliness, sharpness and objectivity in your designs is by trying to avoid all lavish stylistic choices such as textures, fake feeling of 3d dimension, illusory decorations, shiny/glossy effects and giving the flat style a shot. Being here not just since yesterday, it certainly becomes obvious that this trend not only has put down its roots but also has matured...

Apps

30 Free Mobile App UI PSDs for Developers: Summer 2014 Edition

September 1st, 2014
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30 Free Mobile App UI PSDs for Developers: Summer 2014 Edition

While prototyping interface designs, we are always striving for the spur that will force our imagination to run riot. Inspiration gives us a boost, but when it comes to an actual workflow, we are in need of something more pragmatic and effective such as sets of pre-defined components. Even if you are a great supporter of creating everything from scratch, sometimes you can be...

Design

Typography Without Limits: 40 Fresh Adobe Illustrator Text Effects

August 14th, 2014
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Typography Without Limits: 40 Fresh Adobe Illustrator Text Effects

Wondering how to start working with Adobe Illustrator without getting overwhelmed by its endless possibilities? Then begin your acquaintance from tutorials that are aimed to fill the gaps of your knowledge. Nothing can be compared to this kind of educational material, especially when devoted graphic designers reveal their secrets and techniques. Of course, there are a considerable number of tutorials that cover everything from...

Design

Revised Vintage: Collection of Free Stuff to Awaken Your Inner Hipster

August 12th, 2014
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Revised Vintage: Collection of Free Stuff to Awaken Your Inner Hipster

The members of that subculture that is easily and uniquely recognizable by its Ray Ban glasses, skinny jeans/trousers, almost antique Holga photocamera, shaggy haircuts and deep love to vintage are called Hipsters. They are those who truly appreciate old-fashioned stuff and successfully manage to stay away from mainstream trends, while at the same time, look very stylish and voguish. Conquering the real world, they...

Essentials

Boring Work Made Easy: Free Templates for Creating Manuals

August 8th, 2014
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Boring Work Made Easy: Free Templates for Creating Manuals

Whichever boring and insipid creating a manual usually is, whether you are a developer/manufacturer or an end-user, you simply cannot do without one. Perspective of poking a finger in the sky in order to figure out how to employ the product as well as leaving your arduous piece of work without a detailed description does not sound great at all. So like it or...

Essentials

29 Great Free Business Card PSD Templates: The Ace up Your Sleeve

August 5th, 2014
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29 Great Free Business Card PSD Templates: The Ace up Your Sleeve

When it comes to promoting a business, we have become accustomed to resort to online means such as websites, social media profiles, Google ads and the like. In doing so we extremely underestimate the power that is hidden in print material. Take that profane business card as an example. Of course these days business cards are no longer necessary to convey your contact information....