Carrie Cousins has more than 10 years experience in the communications industry, including writing for print and online publications, and design and editing. You can connect with her on Twitter @carriecousins and Google+.

  • Design Trend: Parallax With a Twist

    Design Trend: Parallax With a Twist

    The newest trend in web design has inklings of parallax, but it’s not quite parallax. It involves moving elements, but it’s not really animation. It includes plenty of great...

  • 20 Free Fonts to Try in 2016

    20 Free Fonts to Try in 2016

    New year. New typefaces. New Free Fonts. Are you looking for a change to your website or app design. A new typeface might just be the answer. And there are so many great options...

  • 11 Web Design Trends for 2016

    11 Web Design Trends for 2016

    Are you ready for 2016? Let’s bring on the web design trends. The new year will come with plenty of new techniques and trends, but the dominant theme is likely to be a...

  • Checklist for Designers: Things You Need To Do Before Presenting to a Client

    Checklist for Designers: Things You Need To Do Before Presenting to a Client

    You have a looming deadline for a client project. The minutes re ticking toward the face-to-face client meeting. Are you ready? Just grabbing a design and handing it to a client...

  • 20 Gift Ideas for Web Designers

    20 Gift Ideas for Web Designers

    On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me … a MacBook Pro with Creative Suite. Well, that’s not exactly how the holiday jingle goes, but if you are a web designer...

  • What is Invisible Design?

    What is Invisible Design?

    Design is not always an in-your-face art. It is subtle, usable and often undefinable. Quite simply, good design is often invisible. And just to be clear – invisible design is...

  • 16 Places to Find the Best Free Stock Photos

    16 Places to Find the Best Free Stock Photos

    Good images are a key part of putting together a great website. But finding images to use can sometimes be difficult. Your options are to take the photos yourself, buy images from...

  • How to Be a Great Email Designer: Essential Tools

    How to Be a Great Email Designer: Essential Tools

    It’s can be hard to get excited about email design. But it is an ever-growing and ever-important part of branding and design for a large number of businesses, freelancers and...

  • Why Designers and Web Developers Must Work Together

    Why Designers and Web Developers Must Work Together

    It seems like a common sense idea: Designers and developers must work together. But too often, these individuals work apart while working on the very same project. The designer...

  • How to Hire a Web Designer or Design Firm

    How to Hire a Web Designer or Design Firm

    So you need a great website, right? Everyone does. But if you are not skilled in the art of web design or development, you will need to hire a designer or design company to...