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The top 5 best app icon designs

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In this post, we lay out 5 of our favourite app icon designs – from simplistic masterpieces to elaborate works of art, these app icon designs have become a firm favourite among design lovers everywhere. For our list, we have chosen app icons that really stand out among the crowd, there’s just something about them that… Read more »

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Logo histories: Facebook

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In this post, we takes a look at the history of one of the most recognisable brand logos of all time. When Facebook made the leap from a university networking site to a global phenomena, Mark Zuckerberg and Sean Parker (the first person to see some real potential in the site) commissioned Mike Buzzard of Cuban… Read more »

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Logo histories: Twitter

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You know you are doing something right when your logo is instantly recognisable the world over. When it comes to Twitter, the number one social media site – where you can wax lyrical at 140 characters a time, without its blue bird, it just wouldn’t feel the same. In 2012, the social network’s former Creative… Read more »

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How to make an app icon stand out

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The app icon has become a massively important part of a designer’s career these days. With more and more companies out there trying to tap into the digital market, the app icon is a key feature in their arsenal to increase clients and drive traffic to a particular app. In this article we are going to… Read more »

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App icon inspiration

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From the obscure and niche – to the bold and popular, app icon inspiration can come from a variety of places. The beauty of designing an app icon, is that you have some room to play with and unlike other icon designs – you’re given greater freedom to explore and experiment. As it’s one of… Read more »

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Craft beer logos: the top 5

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So, why has Creative Freedom decided to focus some time talking about craft beer logos? Because since the rise of the craft brewery, we’ve seen a ton of cool, snazzy and just damn good logo designs. It’s not surprising, as the industry has been built upon the solid foundations of creativity and experimentation, with breweries… Read more »

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Are kinetic videos good for your site?

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Having risen in popularity in recent years, with a variety of businesses seeing something magical in them – the kinetic video is definitely worthwhile to look into. It’s eye catching in its simplicity, as fonts and shapes come to life in a quickfire parade of often colourful hues. In the past we have discussed how… Read more »

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Photography and site design

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Photography plays an important role in site design, especially for businesses. Visitors want to feel engaged when they visit your site, and this is achieved by including a variety of content, with one of the key features being a good set of photographs. Sometimes, it’s hard for site owners to get this right, as Kris… Read more »

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The state of icon design

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Creative Freedom has become increasingly aware of how quickly some of the biggest brands out there today keep changing their logos. From subtle tweaks, to full blown redesigns – has our fast paced, consumer driven world now reached such speed that brands need to continually rethink their entire aesthetic, as well as the services they’re… Read more »

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Incorporating vintage into your site design (without being twee)

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Love it, or hate it – the vintage style remains ever popular. E-stores, corporate designs, portfolios, and blogs incorporate vintage styles on both a small and large scale, we guarantee there isn’t a day that goes by when you’re browsing on the web and you don’t stumble across some vintage aesthetics. Its popularity is due… Read more »