404 pages: Check out the best error pages around

June 18, 2019

A 404 page is what pops up when you try to access a web page that doesn't exist. If you're designing a website, you're going to need one. They're traditionally an immense source of frustration, but the best 404 pages turn the situation to the designer or brand's advantage. More and more, we're seeing bespoke 404 pages that use wit, clever UX or beautiful design to sweeten the pill of…

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Being an art director: all you need to know

June 2, 2019

Most creative fields have an art director. It's an impressive job title that exists in graphic design, advertising, marketing, publishing, film and TV, web design and video games. Many creatives aspire to become one and if you're just starting out you probably want to know what you have to do to get the top job. If you are already heading down the path to becoming one, you might want to…

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27 top character design tips

May 26, 2019

Character design can be a tricky beast to tackle. Creating your own character from scratch involves a lot of creative thinking. Although many of the classic characters familiar to us all through cartoons, movies and advertising look straightforward, a lot of skill and effort will have gone into making them so effective. From Mickey Mouse's famous three-fingered hands – drawn to save production time when he was first developed for…

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