The Basics of Good Design

The Basics of Good Design

  In my last post, I explained the 10 Most Used Design Terms including typography, branding, and layout terms. But when it comes to creating visuals, what actually makes a good design? And how to distinguish it from bad design? What’s good design Good design has two important aspects: it pleases the eye and it serves a purpose. The second aspect is easy to make out. Let me give you an example: you get a flyer for an event. The flyer tells you what the […]


10 most used design terms explained

10 most used design terms explained

    Do you speak Design? When you are around people working in the creative industry, you can sometimes feel a bit lost. They throw around with design terms you never heard before. This might seem intimidating but it’s not as difficult as it might appear.   When I started out as a designer, many moons ago, I knew nothing. I would listen to designers talking, always nodding like I had a clue, and later I would look up the terms I caught in the […]


The Ultimate Photoshop Layer Guide

The Ultimate Photoshop Layer Guide

The #1 mistake people are making, when working with Photoshop is, not using layers. Even if you only use Photoshop for your hobby or are using it now and then to create something for your blog or business, layers are a must. Most people argument with either it’s too confusing or it takes too much time. This post will hopefully settle your confusion and to tell you one thing up front: In the end, using layers will save you time and redundant work!   What are […]


How to Resize Images in Photoshop

How to Resize Images in Photoshop

Did you ever post an image on your blog or on social media and realized it wasn’t displayed correctly or the resolution was bad. I think this happens to everyone. The problem is, you need different sizes for all the places you want to post your image be it online or in print. So, what to do? You have to resize your images in Photoshop and I will show you how this works. + At the end of this post, you can get my super […]


How to add a favicon to your blog

How to add a favicon to your blog

Have you ever noticed the tiny little logos in you browser’s address field? That’s a favicon. Now you want one of these too, right? It is time to get out your brand board because we’re making a favicon for your blog. If you don’t have a brand board you should check out my post. Favicons Favicons are a great way to implement your brand style for your readers to see. To make your blog recognizable every part of your design counts, right? Favicons are not only […]


Category Buttons for your Sidebar

Category Buttons for your Sidebar

Today, I share with you a quick and easy way to create your own category buttons for your WordPress sidebar. Are you sick of your lame category widget and do you want something that fits your brand style? In my last post, I showed you how to create a brand board for your blog. I am using mine to update my blog design and make it fit my brand step-by-step. Changing the category widget to DIY-made buttons is one part to reach a distinctive design […]


Make your own brand board

Make your own brand board

In my last post, I talked about creating a mood board on Pinterest to help you rediscover your creativity and get new inspiration. A mood board can be handy for different kinds of things. You can use it as a go-to place for inspiration, to collect ideas for a special design project or you can use it to make a brand board for your business or blog. A brand board is a physical or digital sheet that holds the main style assets like logo, fonts, colors, […]


Rediscover your creativity

Rediscover your creativity

A couple of months ago I moved to Paris. WOOHOO! Since then, my life has changed completely. My daily routine, my habits and my point of view are different now. This new start, as you might call it, has brought me many good things and I am just starting to wrap my mind around this completely crazy past few months. I think, I have been very lucky with how everything worked out. A couple of tears have been shed on the life I left behind […]