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Industry Spotlight: 20 Health, Beauty and Wellness Logos

Jo Sabin

In this industry round up, we looks at 20 beauty and fitness logos from the trillion dollar health and wellbeing industry. If you an entrepreneur building a business in this industry or a designer building a career, there are a few design trends to note down when considering your next logo design project or rebrand. See the 20 health, beauty and wellbeing logos now! Read more

Forget the Mining Boom, Let's Create a Tech Boom!

Jo Sabin

Technology Down Under is on fire! DesignCrowd CEO and co-founder tells us it's time Australia started planning for its future. He says it's time to create a technology boom and offers seven reasons Australia should create, support and foster a technology boom (and stop worrying about the mining boom). Read more

50 Startup Logos from 2014: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jo Sabin

We've scoured the globe to curate a list of the best logos from startups worldwide. The startup brands featured here cut across industry categories leaving a blaze of disruption in their wake. The trend for flat design continues for both big tech brands and startups with color palettes reflecting a muted tone. Check out the top 50 startups logos for 2014! Read more

DesignCrowd's Alec Lynch: Why Co-Founders Are the Secret to Startup Success

Jo Sabin

Most successful start-ups or tech businesses have multiple founders. Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Groupon, Uber, Square, Instagram, to name a few. But does it make sense for you? In this article, DesignCrowd chief executive and co-founder of DesignCrowd will look at six questions that will help you determine if getting a co-founder is right for you and, if so, what to look for in a co-founder. Read more

See Santa Claus, Elfs and Other Famous Christmas Characters as Hipsters

Jo Sabin

Christmas is approaching, and although Santa has a great beard, and the season is filled with sweaters, fairy lights, locally sourced produce, and possibly some gingerbread moustache cookies, DesignCrowd just didn't think there was enough 'hipster' at Christmas time. We launched a design contest and invited our designer community to makeover traditional Christmas characters as hipsters. Enjoy the results! Read more

Microsoft, Apple, Google Embrace Flat Design

Jo Sabin

The most popular operating systems in the world, Windows, iOS and Android, have slowly been shifting their design language to a more minimalistic and cleaner look that characterised by presenting data in grids, larger title headers, extensive use of whitespace, adoption of solid color palettes and condensed flatter font-types. Let’s take a look at how these 3 companies approach and implement flat design on their own OS and related services. Read more

How To Hire a Designer: Contractors, Agencies, Freelancers and Crowdsourcing

Jo Sabin

Dear business owner, do you need to get some marketing materials designed or perhaps you are considering a re-brand and now you're on the hunt for a designer. Choosing a designer doesn't have to be time-consuming or difficult. This post is about the different ways you can work with creatives. Should I hire a freelancer, outsource or crowdsource the design I need? Let's find out! Read more

Bling it on: 19 Disney Famous Disney Characters with Grills

Jo Sabin

A-list celebs like Beyonce, Rihanna, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Bieber have all appeared in public sporting gold or platinum, often diamond studded, grills. With this fad taking off, we thought it would be great to see what unlikely candidates would look like if they let their hair down and wore some killer mouth bling. To kick it off, we started out with Disney. See the hilarious results now! Read more

Industry Spotlight: 20 Beautiful Hospitality, Restaurant and Cafe Logos

Jo Sabin

In this industry logo design round up, we look at 20 eye-catching restaurant and cafe logos from the hospitality industry. In this group of designs, there were some clear trends budding logo designers and entrepreneurs should pay attention to - from illustration to typography, hospitality entrepreneurs and small business owners are investing in quality design. Read more

Four Reasons Your Company Letterhead Design Should Pop!

Jo Sabin

You might not realise it, but a letterhead is more than just a blurb at the top of a page. It contains everything that your customers need to know about your business, conveyed in combination of your company name, logo and contact information. Having so little space to establish the message of your business means that a coherent design approach to your company's stationery is invaluable. Here are four important reasons that your company letterhead should pop. Read more

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