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Designing with Stock Illustrations, Graphics and Fonts. How to make the best use of these resources and create projects that stand out from everyone else. // From MichelleHickey.Design
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Designing with Stock Illustrations

Stock illustrations, fonts and backgrounds have paved the way for creatives who want to create top-notch designs but may not necessarily have the time or talents to create everything from scratch. The new hurdle has become figuring out ways to use those resources in unique ways to set your designs apart from others. Personalizing your […]

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If you’re a blogger, or a designer, or you run an online shop, you may share in my biggest dread: photographing your work. We all know that the quality of your images can make or break your content. Even if your stuff is wonderful and you’ve poured all this hard work and energy into it, if […]

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An elder millennial, I learned graphic design the old-fashioned way, but for the past fifteen years, I’ve practiced those principles in the digital space. The result: content that stands the test of time.

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