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If you're suffering with a creative slump, fear not! We've got lots of brilliant content to inspire you. If you're thinking of making that scary leap into freelance, don't miss leading designers share the biggest mistakes they've made when going it alone – and what they've learned from them.

Want to get yourself noticed with a new business card? We've got some top tips on how to create the perfect design.

Also this week, artist Manuel Castañón reveals how to paint a dragon with personality, we scoured the web to bring you some brilliant free 3D models, and discover the top prototyping tools you should be using in 2016. Find all this and much more on the site every day! 


9 mistakes to avoid when going freelance
When it comes to tips for going freelance, nothing beats advice from successful freelancers who have already taken the plunge. Here, nine leading designers and illustrators share the biggest mistakes they made when going freelance – and reveal what they earned from them. [Read more...]

Top tips for painting a dragon with personality
Artist Manuel Castañón’s love for dragons began when he was four. Since then, his passion for them has done nothing but grow and this talented illustrator has put his dragon-drawing skills to the test in this piece. Here, he shares his process for painting an original dragon, from sketch to finished illustration. [Read more...]

PROMOTION: Responsive design in the real world
Discover how to master responsive UX with Illustrator. Matt D Smith explains how in the latest issue of net magazine and at Generate New York on 22 April. The conference for web designers also features talks on CSS image effects, SVG animations, web performance, prototyping techniques, and more! [Read more...]

8 top business card design tips
As a designer or artist, you have the power to create an exceptionally unique business card that recipients will hold onto for months, or even years. That's why the helpful folk at Company Folders have created a step-by-step guide in infographic form to help you design the perfect business card. [Read more...]

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28 free 3D models
In recent years, a large number of websites have appeared offering 3D models and, while you have to pay for the majority of them, there are many free models online too. You just have to know where to look. Here, we scoured the web for resources and found a selection of free 3D models. Enjoy! [Read more...]

The top 10 prototyping tools for 2016
Prototyping tools can help us solve design problems before writing even a single line of code. Prototypes bring our ideas to life, and in doing so can change the way we design. With so many prototyping tools now available, how do you choose the right one? Here's the top 10 prototyping tools you should be using. [Read more...]


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