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Nick Saporito

7 Fonts You Should Never Use For Your Branding

Today I’ll be outlining 7 different fonts that should never be used in branding — whether you’re a designer or a client — and I don’t just mean Comic Sans. Everyone knows not to use Comic Sans. These are fonts that are often overlooked. Some of them aren’t necessarily bad from a design standpoint —…

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Free Download: The 20 Best GIMP Brushes

One of the many wonderful things about GIMP is that it allows you to install brushes created by third parties, which can save you a ton of time that you would’ve otherwise spent drawing these elements individually. In this post I’ll be sharing the 20 best free brushes I’ve rounded up. Many of these brushes…

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How To Accept Payments As A Freelance Designer

On sites like Upwork, Freelancer and Fiverr, accepting payments as a freelance designer and establishing working terms are things you need not worry about. The site handles it for you. If you’re setting up your own website and online business infrastructure though (like I recommend you do,) you’re going to need a way to get…

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Do You Need A Website As A Graphic Designer?

I see too many designers relying on other sites to host their work and conduct business, and I think it’s a mistake — a mistake I made and paid for myself in the past. You may not think you need a website to conduct business as a graphic designer, and technically you don’t, but I’d like to shed some…

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GIMP: The Best Photo Correction Software, And It’s Free!

If you occasionally need to make casuals edits to your pictures, photos and graphics, GIMP may be the best photo correction software for your needs. Not only is it incredibly easy to use, but it’s open source (free) and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. Best photo correction software – visit gimp.org to download…

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Free Design: 100% Money Back Guarantee Logo

Seeing as how my contact icons and social media icons were well-received and regularly bring in search traffic, I figure it would make sense to come up with some kind of useful design to create and give away maybe once a month or so. This week’s giveaway: a 100% Money Back Guarantee logo. I’ve often…

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A Look At My New Design Setup

For those of you interested in the tech side of things, I figured I’d share my latest build. I’ve been using my previous machine for quite some time, but it’s getting old and slowing down. Since this is something my livelihood depends on, I had very little hesitation about investing in an upgrade. With this…

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How not to get scammed as a freelancer
How Not to Get Scammed As a Freelancer

When you’re doing business on the internet, you’re usually dealing with strangers. It’s very easy to be scammed if you’re not careful. I’ve been hustled a few times in the past myself, but I’ve learned from those mistakes, and in this post I’m going to share my tips to avoid being scammed as a freelancer.…

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Create a Heartbeat Design with Inkscape

Today I’ll be demonstrating how to create a vector heartbeat logo that can be compatible with any other sort of theme. I often see people selling t shirts on Facebook using this sort of concept – depicting dogs, cats, instruments, skylines, etc. – and advertising them against those audiences. The goal of this tutorial is…

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