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Design Roundup September 2020

Design Roundup September 2020

  • In this Design Roundup September 2020 blog post, we cover the best things in the design world that we found over the course of the previous month.
Design Roundup September 2020

We know the importance for designers to stay updated with relevant news and trends. It not only keeps designers well informed but also helps them to find inspiration, improve workflow, and deliver better results to their clients.

In this monthly series, we aim to round up some of the best things in the design world that we found over the course of the previous month. We aim to make this your best go-to destination for all the great stories, news, tools, resources, and everything that can make you more creative and productive.

Here’s what you may find interesting for designers this month.


Designing a Material Theme: Typography

Diagram of the baseline Material Design type scale

A blog post by Liam Spradlin, a Material Design Advocate, on tailoring your typography with Material Design and Figma


Don’t Take Your Clients For Granted (Video Podcast)

The secret to any successful business is the strength of your customer relationships. In this episode, we dive deeper to examine why many people get this wrong. Fail to focus on value and great customer service and you’re inviting someone else to steal your client away. “When you do more than you’re paid for, eventually you’ll be paid more than you do.” Zig Ziglar.


A Guide to Experience Mapping for UX Design

Justin Morales shares one of his favorite methods for doing experience mapping. In this blog post, he breaks down what an experience map is, when and how to use one, and most importantly, how to create one effectively.


Personal Brand Heuristics

A brand isn’t a destination. It’s a continuing process that evolves over time. So you’ve never made it, and you’re always nurturing it forward. Here are some ideas to keep in mind as you keep pushing to a new space for yourself.


6 visual design principles that UX designers should be aware of

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We’ve all heard of the visual design elements like shape, line, etc., and we’ve had the principles like contrast, emphasis, rhythm, etc. beaten into our heads. Here Chris Lee will share a few of the subtler, not as oft-mentioned principles that he has learned training as a graphic designer — but is still used to this day.


Mindful productivity: a sustainable way to work and think

Here is an article by Anne-Laure Le Cunff on how mindful productivity can help you be more productive and more creative.


Design System UI Kit for busy designers – revkit

RevKit Design System UIKit

Free forever for your commercial and personal projects


Tabler Icons

Tabler Icons

681 Fully customizable free SVG icons. (MIT license)


Basicons

Basicons

Basic icons for product design & development. Designed with care & precision. Updated & refined weekly.


A step-by-step guide to CREATE YOUR OWN WordPress theme!

This article talks about the first steps to create a WordPress theme so that you can have a website with a custom look.


10 Google Font Combinations for Inspiration

10 Google Font Combinations for Inspiration

Here is a list of 10 Google font combinations for inspiration. You’ll discover which fonts go well together and which combos can ensure positive user experience for your website visitors.


10 habits of successful freelance designers

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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between those freelancers who are super successful, are booked out for months, and never seem to have to do any marketing vs. those who are constantly hustling for the next project? Turns out, the most successful freelancers have a few things in common that set them apart from the rest.


15 designer curated color palettes to inspire your next project

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To inspire your next graphic design or illustration project here is a rounded up handful Shots packed with beautiful color palettes curated by the design community. 


Light Brighter – Handbrush Font


Portfolio Must-Have for a Designer

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Build an awesome design portfolio and land your dream job

See Also
Best UI Interaction’s of the month – April 2020


7 Practical Tips for Better Microcopy


Good microcopy is one of the fastest ways to improve an interface. Try doing an audit on your UI with these tips to see how it stands up.


13 Design challenges to improve and showcase your skills

Here is a list of tools and resources that present design challenges in different fields of design. So if you want to dive into type, develop digital products, or exercise your design muscles, this is a list that will help you get those results.


24 beautifully designed pricing page examples

These pricing page examples show designers how to create pricing pages that convert.


Launch library

Learn how to launch literally anything


Un-Cancelling 2020: Virtual Conferences for Designers

Below is a list of conferences still going ahead, with information on their moves from in-person to virtual events.


Grow Your Web Design Business Profits by 61%

The five factors that will determine your business’s success over the next 12 months


Sell Web Designs for 15,000 Dollars | Web Design Business

Web design business plan, running a web design business from home, and getting clients


Olympian® by Linotype

Olympian

Neuestadt Font


Some interesting articles, you may like.
Design Roundup August 2020
Design roundup July 2020
Design Roundup June 2020
Best UI Interaction’s of the month – May 2020
8 Certifications for Web Designers to Level Up their Resumes and Stay Competent
Mega list of Remote Job Websites & Freelance Websites
6 Excellent Ideas to Make Passive Income for Designers
Startup Enigma – Adobe XD theme for Startup and Digital Agency.

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