This week Icons8 team picked three interesting and useful articles about best method to design logos, explanation of Experience Design, and a story on websites redesigns. A couple of free fun tools to use. And to add an icing on the cake we added amazing color icons and UI kit. Enjoy!

Best Reads of the Week:

The 5 Step Logo Design Process for Designers & Clients

Jacob Cass talks about the most effective method to create logos — 5 step process. He shares how those steps — ask, decide, design, feedback and the final approval — should be done.

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WTF is Experience Design?

Joe Toscano, Experience Designer at Google, explains what experience designers do using funny GIFs as illustrations and then goes serious: “The core of what we do is in discovering how people use and interact with technology”. Go get the idea of what Experience Design is.

The Never-Ending Website

What we should think about while creating a website? How redesign can influence on users? Article describes experience of Apple.com and NYTimes.com as an example of how we should build and redesign websites.

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Best Tools of the Week:

Canva app for iPhone

This app allows to design presentations, social media graphics, and others. Canva contains lots of images, icons, shapes, fonts, and photo filters. You can try it for free!

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Cosmic Pedro by Icons8

Create images for your social media pages, presentations, or messages using 32.000+ icons. Choose an icon and background color, type a text, and you are done. It’s super easy and fun!

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Freebies of the week:

Guacamole 3-in-1 UI Kit by Avocode

This kit helps with pixels and vector shapes in Photoshop, Adobe Xd, and Sketch. It includes 150+ icons, 70+ UI elements, 500+ vector shapes, 600+ retina layers and 3 platforms.

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71 Animal Color Icons by Icons8

Download it for free in PNG, SVG, EPS, and PDF. Use these beautiful icons and don’t forget to tweet us, when you do, we’d love to see how it looks in your work!
 
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