Robert Bowen

  • How to Grow as a Designer or Developer

    For many of us in the design and development communities, when we first begin down this path, we tend to go in hungry searches for knowledge and like a sponge we soak up all we can find. However, at times we can come to a plateau where we comfortably set up our virtual camp and we work from this place.



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  • Showcase of Online Artist and Design Portfolios

    Throughout the creative fields, like with art and design, getting your work out there for an audience to find and connect with is essential. Taking your work online is a major outlet that many designers and artists opt for, especially given the versatility that the web offers.



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  • 20 Free Top Shelf UI Kits for Web Designers

    When it comes to web design, the UI elements that are included can, at times, make or effectively break (in more ways than one) the overall piece. Compromising the aesthetics and even the functionality of the design rendering it virtually useless. So we have to choose the UI elements carefully.



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  • Inspiration Shift: Tilt-Shift Photos and Effects

    With all of the various techniques and lenses that photographers use to create over the years in the development of their craft, we see many spring to the forefront of the industry to take hold. Of these that are popular with the public, several have been adopted by graphic artists who attempt to replicate the outcome with their own works. One that continues to grow in favor with the masses is tilt-shift photography.



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  • Designing the Airwaves: Podcast’s Part in Design

    One powerful outlet that many designers have been turning to over the recent years, which in turn has allowed for a further evolution of the design community and conversation, is podcasting. This completely accessible, and open format for extending the design dialog is proving a viable solution for many seeking to lend their voice to the field in another way altogether.



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  • 40+ Inspiring Grunge Ridden Photos of Ruins

    As we move forward leaving our history behind us, time takes its toll upon that which we have left there. For centuries people have been building structures that have weathered and ruined over time, and in those ruins is more than a rich reminder of our past. There lies an abundance of inspiration just waiting there to be tapped by anyone who happens upon them.



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  • Distraction Management: How To NOT Procrastinate or Get Distracted

    Whenever we are working on a design, facing a deadline, it is of the utmost importance that we stay on track and power through til the end. Doing whatever is necessary to keep us walking with progress over stalling with digression.



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  • Building Manageable Growth on the Web

    One of the greatest things about the web can also prove to be its deadliest of business snares at the same time. That is the opportunity it provides for growing and expanding your business via the internet. Which is one of the main reasons that the web based business market continues to grow at the rates that it does, as it does in the design and development fields.



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  • Showcase of Fabulous Foggy Photographs for Your Inspiration

    In the design world, one type of sought after resource centers around that misty natural special effect called fog or smoke. Look around and you will see numerous textures, brushes, and tutorials all focusing on capturing that vaporesque element in our work. So today we thought we might take this fascination one step further, and take it into the realm of inspiration.



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  • Typographical Inspiration for the Weekend

    Those of us who work in creative fields tend to need to return to the wells of inspiration for a bit of a recharge for our imagination. In these times we turn to many, many different areas, looking for anything to spark those creative fires once again so that we can enthusiastically charge back into the proverbial fray.



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