5 Typography Rules All Designers Should Know

New to the world of Typography? Designers swear by these five go-to rules for keeping their typography looking tip-top. From adding optical margin alignment to...

2018 Graphic Design Trends You Need to Know

2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for graphic and print design. Read on to discover the top five graphic design trends which...

How to Design Beautiful Email Newsletters

E-newsletter design has evolved in leaps and bounds in recent years, with businesses looking to entice customers with advanced layouts and interactive content. Here...

The Best Retro Branding Design

Branding inspired by the retro styling of Mondrian, Bauhaus and the Swiss School is a big trend this year. Here's our pick of some of...

The Graphic and Print Design Trends to Look Out For in...

What better way to put a politically tumultuous year behind you than to indulge in a bit of trend spotting for the year ahead?...

The Very Best Catalogue & Booklet Designs

Email newsletters might have become an integral part of marketing campaigns, but print catalogues, booklets and look books are still tried-and-tested tools for reaching customers directly and getting...

30 Amazing Letterpress & Screen Printed Designs

Digitally-created designs don't need to look overly modern and perfect once printed. Choosing to print your designs with a time-honored method like screen printing...

Inspiration: Botanical Print Design

Antique-style botanical illustration finds the perfect modern partner in clean typography and minimal layouts. Be inspired by these beautiful, flora-adorned examples of packaging and print...

Fresh Ideas for Improving Your Magazine Layouts

Magazines can be a challenge for any designer, budding or professional. Managing a large amount of content while maintaining a stylish, high-end look can be...

Mouth-Watering Food Packaging

The food inside may taste great, but the wrapping on the outside looks even more delicious!  These packaging designs for coffee, chocolate and groceries are works of art in...

The Most Stylish Children’s Book Designs

These beautiful children's picture books showcase publishing design at its most creative and inspiring.  We love the trend for 1960s-inspired illustrations and color palettes. Browse...

20 Beautiful Collages in Print Design

Collage-inspired designs are enjoying a moment in the sun, but they've always been a beautiful way to give print designs a 3D, tactile look.  These...

12 Classic Covers Reimagined

Classic novels have timeless appeal, but sometimes publishers want to update their book covers to appeal to contemporary audiences. These design-forward cover designs for classic stories bring out...

Modern Wedding Invitations Inspiration

These design-forward wedding invitations have one in thing in common—they're all heart-stoppingly gorgeous. From monochrome stunners to die-cut beauties, prepare to get a serious case of invitation...

Photographic Layouts Inspiration

Photography is a key element of many designs; but some designers take photos to a new level of awe-inspiring in their layouts. These examples,...

Cookbook Design Inspiration

Cookbooks are an endless source of print design inspiration, combining atmospheric photography with enticing typography and tantalising colour.  Find inspiration for your next publishing project with our...

Beautiful Ads: Print Ads To Inspire

Print ads have certainly stood the test of time—continuing to astonish, shock, challenge and inspire viewers. Some of the best ad designs are the...

Book Cover Trend: An Aerial View

Many of the most striking book covers you'll spot on the shelf these days use a tried-and-tested formula—aerial photograph + minimal typography = a...

Magazine Design: Essential Guide to Cover Design

These stunning magazine covers use surprisingly simple design tricks and techniques to achieve an eye-catching effect. Be inspired by these fantastic examples of beautiful cover...

Color Inspiration: How to Use Color in Your Designs

Colour is at the heart of successful print design. These stunning designs use the power of colour to transform their layouts from dull to decadent....

Poster Design Inspiration

Posters are a tried-and-tested, high-impact format for advertising films or events. Here we take a look at poster designs which combine photography and typography for dramatic effect,...

Five Ideas for Creating an Effective CV

You might be dipping a toe back into the job market or looking for a way to wow the recruiter at your dream company. These candidates...

Business Card Trend: Painterly Designs

These business cards take minimal type and embellish it with a beautiful splash of watercolour. And the look works across all sorts of industries...

2015 Design Trend: Modern Vintage

With the New Year beginning, here at InDesignSkills we're casting a beady eye over last year's dominant design trends and predicting what will be...

Card Design: Bold and Beautiful Greetings Cards

'Tis the season for sending out greetings cards, welcoming in the festive period and the New Year. From creative corporate efforts to hand-crafted letterpress...

Typographic Logos: 10 Rules for Success

When crafted with care, typographic logos have the potential to be elegant, efficient and sometimes even iconic pieces of design. Restricting yourself to InDesign (with a workspace orientated...

Bottle Design: Beautiful Wine Label Designs

With the holiday season fast approaching, we thought we'd take a look at something a little more indulgent here at InDesignSkills. Wine and other...

Menu Design: Our Pick of the Most Delicious Designs

Menus are an integral part of any dining experience. If care and attention has been put into the design of the menu, then it's...

Cover Trend: Birds with Hand-Drawn Typography

Inspired by one of our favourite covers of the year, H is for Hawk, we shall be paying tribute to a subject favoured by...

Book Design Inspiration

Front covers often steal the limelight. Let's take a few moments to appreciate what’s inside the cover. Discover ten books that showcase excellence in book design. Each project...

Magazine Design: Exceptional Layouts and Covers

From arty, independent publications to expertly-pitched commercial efforts and high-end fashion tomes, there is a wealth of exceptional magazine design out there. Get inspired for...