Best Printer for Graphic Designers (Laser vs. Inkjet in 2019)

What does the modern day digital artist look for in the best laser printer for graphic design? Unfortunately, it can be a large number of things. Laser printers are the staple of graphic design due to their speed, print quality, high duty cycle, and low cost on a per page basis, …

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7 Best Desktop Computers for Graphic Design In 2019

What makes a desktop computer an inspired choice for a graphic designer? Despite what many people believe, it’s more than just the specs. Getting the best setup means focusing on the features that matter. As you will see, these extend beyond the graphics card and screen resolutio…

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5 Best Logo Design Software Apps Reviewed

Do you have the right logo for your business? The best thing to do is to hire a graphic designer to help create a brand identity. The second best thing is to use a logo generator. That is what this list is for. Note that if you are a real graphic designer you should be […]

Best Laptop Stand Showdown (The Roost vs Nexstand)

You’re on your laptop all the time. Whether work or play, your laptop is always near. But too many hours at your laptop can take a toll on your posture. A few years ago my neck and back was hurting from hours hunched over. So I thought a laptop stand would be a good solution. [&h…

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5 Best Mouses for Graphic Design – Maximize Control & Ergonomics for Any System

Designers know that a high-quality mouse can improve productivity and ease the strain on the wrist, forearm, and fingers. Those that don’t would quickly find out, as they tend to opt for cheap generic mouses that simply aren’t made for long hours of use. Table of Contents Anker V…

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8 Best Monitors for Graphic Design (LED vs. LCD in 2019)

You probably know this already but it’s worth repeating: many display manufacturers promise outstanding performance but only a handful deliver. Falling for the wrong one can cost you more than just a tidy sum of money. You can have the most powerful computer there is, but without…

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11 Best Laptops for Graphic Design [Updated 2019]

If you’ve decided on a laptop rather than a desktop, you need to know exactly what you’re after. You’re looking for a lean, lightweight computer that can handle Photoshop and 100 Chrome tabs without a hitch. And, of course, you want the freedom to move around as you create, but w…

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15 Best Online Graphic Design Courses

If you’re trying to make it as a graphic designer, you can’t skate by on talent alone. In-depth knowledge of programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, 3D Max, or Blender is required, and these aren’t that easy to learn on your own. Table of Contents Fundamentals of Drawing Anythin…

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4 Best Mechanical Keyboards for Designers and Developers

Keyboards don’t always get as much attention from designers and developers as mice do. But whether you’re designing digital products or developing apps, the right keyboard can improve your productivity and eliminate some repetitive commands. What’s more, it can help you avoid the…

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75 Best Graphic Design Books (The Definitive List)

Graphic design books are published at an alarming rate but not all of them are worth your time. Don’t waste your time and cash on a book that repeats what you already know or doesn’t delve deep enough into the topic. Instead, pick up one of these “must-haves” for your creative li…

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Grammarly Review 2019 (Premium vs Free)

Do you want to avoid typos and spelling errors in all your documents without hiring a proofreader? Well, that’s exactly what Grammarly promises to deliver. And if you upgrade to a premium plan, it may even improve your style and diction. Table of Contents Grammarly Free Grammarly…

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How Much Is Adobe Photoshop (and Illustrator)? Cost Breakdown

If you’ve recently tried to buy Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, you may have noticed their pricing structure is somewhat confusing. No longer can you simply pay a one-time fee, download the software, and use it for as long as you like. Instead, Adobe has moved to a subscrip…

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9 Best Online Portfolio Website Builders (Updated 2019)

If you are a designer, artist, or photographer you know that you need a website to showcase your portfolio. If you want to be taken seriously you need something to link to other than your Instagram. Last week I went down the rabbit hole of “how to make a portfolio website&#…

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99designs Review [Experience of Buying a Logo]

Do you need a new logo for your business? Or perhaps you are creating a flyer or new set of business cards that needs a unique design. 99designs gives you the creative options that come from using the services of an actual designer, not just a pre-designed template. But is it wor…

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Canva vs. the Competition (Top 10 Design Tools Reviewed)

Solid graphic design and visuals play a large part in a business’ success. Your branding and design elements help make your company recognizable and memorable. Logos, brochures, and even the right type of font send a message to potential clients. So, having the right design is in…

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FreshBooks vs. QuickBooks vs. Xero [A Review of Which Is the Best]

There’s nothing like the freedom of running your own business. But delivering a product or service is only part of the job. Proper financial administration and bookkeeping can make or break your business. Table of Contents FreshBooks Review QuickBooks Review Xero Review The Compa…

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Skillshare vs. Udemy vs. Lynda Review [Plus Discount Code]

Have you ever wanted to take a class to fine-tune your skills? Or maybe there was a hobby you had an interest in, but never had the time to learn? In this review, we put Skillshare, Udemy, and Lynda head-to-head and weight the pros and cons. Table of Contents The Basics Who’ll Us…

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Top 12 Best Graphics Tablets [Updated 2018]

You’re ready for your next project. Or, are you? When was the last time you updated your graphics tablet? An digital designer or artist is only as good as their tools. Don’t get stuck with subpar equipment. If your tablet is getting in the way of your creativity, it may spell dis…

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Pixpa Portfolio Builder Review [Updated 2018]

Designers, photographers, artists, and architects all have one thing in common — their portfolios are the lifeblood of their work. A great portfolio separates you from the rest of the crowd. There’s just one problem. You may not have the coding experience needed to create your ow…

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A Complete Review of Hello Bonsai [Pros & Cons]

All creative freelancers know that actually doing their work isn’t the hard part. In fact, that’s where you have the most fun. It’s keeping track of everything that’s such a hassle. Every project requires proposals, contracts, and invoices. You spend as much time on creating (and…

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10 Best Free & Paid Mockup Generators Reviewed

Eighteen hours of testing. Ten mockup generators. One winner. Our thorough investigation found that Smartmockups is the best mockup generator tool for designers and non-designers alike. When compared to other generators, it was the easiest to use and produced the highest quality …

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