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The 8 best prototyping tools for 2018

From low fidelity to high fidelity, the design world is now filled with prototyping tools. The best prototyping tools help you iterate quickly while preserving design consistency. They become more than just a tool, in fact, but rather a platform for full creativity and experimentation with the entire product team. Today, let’s look at prototyping tools [...]

By | 2017-12-12T17:34:42+00:00 December 12th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

5 times brands temporarily changed their packaging

An instantly recognisable piece of packaging design is one of the most valuable tools at a brand manager's disposal. Whether it's through prominently displaying distinctive logos such as the Nike Swoosh or McDonald's Golden Arches, or by harnessing a brand's colours, packaging helps products to get noticed in a sea of competition.But when a brand [...]

By | 2017-12-12T17:00:46+00:00 December 12th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

How to Create Unique Paint Effects With Watercolour and Gouache

What You'll Be CreatingI love the unpredictability of watercolour and gouache, and in this tutorial I will introduce you to the materials I use while painting and the effect they have on the paints I use.Why Use Paint Effects?Painting is fun. Part of that fun is experimenting, and part of that experimentation is not knowing [...]

By | 2017-12-12T16:00:00+00:00 December 12th, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best Tools for designing a Mobile App

Mobile App development industry is expanding by the day, transforming the way businesses operate worldwide. The ever-increasing number of smartphone users in the global market has resulted in this tremendous popularity of the mobile applications. Could this be the reason why every enterprise is investing in a mobile app? Certainly, Yes. Designing mobile apps have [...]

By | 2017-12-12T14:24:15+00:00 December 12th, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

The 10 best design books that aren't about design

There are plenty of amazing design books around, but some of the best lessons can be learned from books that are about a different topic altogether. Recently, GV partner Daniel Burka put out a Tweet asking the hivemind which non-design books had taught them the most about their profession, and the thread proved hugely popular. [...]

By | 2017-12-12T14:23:29+00:00 December 12th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Stay safe online with Private Internet Access VPN

When you're browsing the web, you can never be too sure about who might be watching, be it your ISP, advertisers, or even the government. One of the best ways to ensure your privacy online is to use the protection of a VPN. And this daily deal means you get two years of protection from [...]

By | 2017-12-12T12:18:05+00:00 December 12th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

How to Create an Animated Character with Photoshop and CrazyTalk Animator 3

What You'll Be CreatingAs a graphic designer, you may be very familiar with working in Adobe Photoshop. But Photoshop, though very powerful, isn't good for everything—just try to animate something more advanced than a bouncing ball! Luckily, there are other programs you can use to animate a character created directly in Photoshop, so that you [...]

By | 2017-12-12T11:35:19+00:00 December 12th, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

APIs: The building blocks of the next-generation web

In the context of the web, you might already have thought about APIs in the form of services made available by third parties. Google, for example, exposes a Google Maps API that you can consume as a developer to integrate Google’s mapping, street view, navigation and more into your app. This involves importing scripts hosted on [...]

By | 2017-12-12T10:07:46+00:00 December 12th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Why Vertex is a must for CG artists

Vertex is the event connecting all areas of the UK visual effects community, for a day of presentations, workshops, recruitment and discussion.Come to watch talks by some of the world's biggest names in VFX, including Scott Ross, Chris Nichols, Brett Ineson, Sébastien Deguy and more.Book tickets for workshops run by some top artists, from Glen [...]

By | 2017-12-12T09:33:29+00:00 December 12th, 2017|blog|0 Comments