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Web Design Trend Watch: Flat Design

"Flatness" has replaced skeuomorphism as the predominant trend in UI design. Is it a passing phase, or is flat design here to stay?

Conference Preview: HOW Design Live

How and also why to attend HOW Design Live conference in Boston in May.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! (Just, not too much..)

Recycling is hip. Recycled bags are printed in trendy patterns and reusable water bottles are available in bright, cheerful colors and an array of styles. Recycling takes on so many forms: shopping bags made out of soda bottles and recycled plastics,

Stock Photography: Is it Boring?

I’m willing to bet that when most people think of stock images, they don't have a ‘stand alone’ picture in mind. Rather than something you might frame on your wall, stock is surely more about basic, safe and often mundane subjects.

Do I need a graphic design degree? 5 benefits that say “yes”

Although some designers “make it” in the design industry without a degree, the majority of us aren’t born with that special balance of talent and luck. No matter your skill level, getting your education is something that will benefit you greatly.

London 2012 Olympic Games: A Logo in Controversy

Amongst the buzz of gold medals, world records, and outstanding athleticism is the controversy over the London 2012 Olympic logo. This jagged and modern design has received more confusion and distaste than acceptance.

Design Reads: Top 10 Staff Picks

At NoD, our definition of ‘summer reading’ does not rely on Oprah’s Book Club nor the current 3-part novel everyone is raving about; or refusing to pick up. Our summer reads are inspired by our hunger for design.

Why Business Cards Still Matter in the Digital Age

In the era of social media and interconnectivity, it is easy to think you are always connected. Regardless of the all technology in everyday life, there is still a need for adding a personal touch, such as a business card, to your networking strategy.