One of the main reasons I started a design blog was because of the inspiration I found in browsing the design community.¬† While I’ve only had a voice the last 30 days or so, I have been all eyes and ears for months.¬† Digesting great content from around the web is part of my daily routine and I owe a lot to the inspiration, knowledge, and just plain fun that I’ve been a part to being a blog reader. With all that said, I want to start a new recurring post highlighting some of the best of what’s been on my screen throughout the week.

Get your taste buds ready for the first edition of the Saturday Swirl.



The Evolution of a Design Blog

This article walks through the life of a design blog and analyzes each stage from Introduction to Retirement. With the recent launch of my own blog, I found it encouraging to read what lies ahead.


Start Off Your New Year With An Ideal Project Profile

Making sure you’re working with your ideal clients can save you time, money, and headaches.¬† Identifying your ideal project/client is the first step. Here’s how to do it.


Lorem Ipsum Is Killing Your Designs

A raging debate is taking place over at Design Informer over the damaging (or not) effects of Lorem Ipsum. It’s so heated that the author has even penned a rebuttal.

Resources & Freebies


100+ Seamless Patterns Great For Creating Website Backgrounds

The Web Design Ledger has unleashed a massive roundup of various patterns and backgrounds that should fit nicely in any designer toolbox.


Freebie: Texture Pack 4 – Watercolours

Grab this texture pack of colorful watercolor paintings to use for your next hand crafted web design.



How to Create Typeface Characters

Learn how to make cute and creative characters (animals, people, etc.) from characters (letters, i.e. A,B,C).


Create Stunning Interlocking Shapes and Light Effects Using Photoshop and Illustrator

Create a detailed futuristic poster using a few simple steps in Illustrator and Photoshop.


Creating a Realistic Torn Photo Effect

Learn how to digitally tear up that picture of an unappreciative ex so you can keep the original copies just in case.



35 High Quality Apple Inspired Icons

If you love Icons and Steve Jobs, this is your showcase.


35 Stunning Digital Photo Manipulation Artworks

Unbelievable collection of digital photo manipulations that will make your jaw drop.

Got Links?

I’m always expanding my list of sites to browse and stories to read. Help me find that next must read article by leaving me a comment below or through email. Now enjoy your weekend!

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