Beyond the Pen Tool: A creative blog by DesignCrowd

Designer Interview: Indonesia based Laurentia Lisa Setiawan

Kevin Bradford

After graduating from University with a major in IT, Indonesia based Laurentia Lisa Setiawan realised her real passion lied in design. She is now one of DesignCrowd's Top 200 designers, and has earned more than $22,000 through entering competitions. Read more

Iconic Movie Stars from the Golden Age of Cinema in Today's High Street Fashion

Kevin Bradford

Movie stars from the golden age of cinema are remembered for their suave style and glamour. But what would these fashion icons look like if they were dressed in modern everyday clothes? DesignCrowd asked its community of designers to Photoshop some fashionable ensembles onto the Hollywood idols of yesteryear. Read more

8 Great Octopus Designs for World Octopus Day

Divya Abe

Octopuses are incredible to look at, making them a very popular inspiration across all types of designs and artworks. They're also pretty incredible in general, which is why they get their very own international day of appreciation. To join in the fun, we've rounded up our top 8 favorite tentacle designs. Read more

How to Get the Most Out of Your Small Business Data

Jane Murray

Data collection and analysis may not sound like the most exhilarating of pastimes, but with a little time and effort, it can bring mind-blowing improvements to your bottom line. Knowing when, how, and why customers interact with your business gives you crucial info on anything from improved customer service to targeted business expansion. Read more

DesignCrowd Photoshop Contest: Politicians At Home

Jane Murray

With both the US and Australia enjoying a Labor (Labour) Day long weekend in the past month, we thought we'd have a look back at a classic Photoshop contest where our designers imagined what politicians get up to at home during their time off. Read more

2015 Rugby World Cup Posters And Classics From Past Tournaments

Kevin Bradford

With the Rugby World Cup well up and running in England, we decided it was time we checked out some of the stand-out design assets being used in 2015, and looked back at how the artworks have evolved. Read more

Iconic Movie Posters Re-imagined

Jane Murray

As some films ascend into public consciousness as all-time favorites, their posters and covers also often evolve into classic examples of design. But as design styles evolve, tastes change, and technology improves, it can be fun to see what modern designers can pull out of these gems. So we thought we'd check out the top re-designed iconic movie posters on the web. Read more

If Donald Trump Appeared in Classic Horror Movie Scenes

Kevin Bradford

US Presidential candidate Donald Trump has had his fair share of horrifying moments on the campaign trail. But here at DesignCrowd, we challenged our community of designers to show off their skills and Photoshop the real-estate developer into some of the most iconic horror movie scenes of all time. Read more

5 Common Coffee Logos and How to Get Them Right

Jane Murray

There are many reasons to celebrate a beverage that keeps a large portion of the world sane and functioning every day. One reason we're particularly fond of this caffeine fueled drink is its influence in design. Check out these 5 common coffee logo types, and find out how to ensure your design isn't a has-bean. Read more

15 Greatest Google Doodles of 2015 (so far)

Jane Murray

On September 1, Google revealed its new logo and visual identity. And while the basic Google logo hasn't changed this significantly in almost two decades, Google is well-known for its playful logo adaptations to celebrate noteworthy dates around the world. To celebrate the dawn of this new era for the World's favorite search engine, we've collated the best Google Doodles of 2015 thus far. Read more

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