Beyond the Pen Tool: A creative blog by DesignCrowd

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

How to Stand Out in a Crowded Market

Jane Murray

While the internet has brought about infinite new ways for small businesses to engage with their customers and further their reach, it has also significantly increased the amount of competitors you need to take into account. To help your company stand out in a crowded market, take a look at some of these tips. Read more

5 App Design Contests That Challenged Our Designers

Jane Murray

App development is a field currently overflowing with opportunities, with data suggesting more than 1000 new apps join the Apple app store every single day. That makes app design a valuable income opportunity for designers willing to take on diverse challenges. At DesignCrowd we get our fair share of app design contests, so if you're looking for work in the field, this article will show you the type of opportunities we offer. Read more

Designer Interview: Sydney based Rijan Hamidovic

Kevin Bradford

Creativity has been a part of Rijan Hamidovic's life since he was a child. On his profile page, the Sydney based designer lists his specialties as Photoshop designs, logo designs, and packaging design. Here he discusses who his main influences are, his preferred type of working environment, and his opinion on his own design style. Read more

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