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Top 7 biggest icon design mistakes

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Whether you’re a seasoned designer or a complete novice, we can all fall foul of design mistakes now and again. In this post, Creative Freedom takes you through the top 5 biggest icon design mistakes. These are the most common mistakes that designers of all stripes sometimes find themselves making. 1. Too much going on… Read more »

The best ways to promote your app

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So, you’ve created the most awesome, cool and down right brilliant app, but, you’ve hit a snag. How do you promote it? Well, in this post we are here to help. Basically, you need to think like a proper entrepreneur, an entrepreneur Alan Sugar would be proud of! It’s not too difficult, just a little marketing… Read more »

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10 best magazine apps on the market

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For the news hungry, there’s been a major transformation in the quality of magazine apps in recent years, with brands tapping into the user need for apps that not only impart the same information they would in a physical magazine, but also in regards to the aesthetics too. In this post we give the rundown… Read more »

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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 »