Adobe releases updated solutions to streamline the design process

Adobe has announced significant updates to Adobe XD CC that will help to streamline the designer-to-developer hand off process, enhance collaboration, and speed up the design process. The updates strengthen Adobe’s position as the end-to-end solution for UX design, giving users the ability to design, prototype, share and hand off to developers without having to … Read more →

Fascinating creative perspectives from the DesignThinkers 2017 Conference

Here, Graphic Arts Magazine columnists Diana Varma and Natalia Lumby report live from the annual DesignThinkers 2017 Conference held November 7 and 8 in Toronto. Dozens of influential design minds from around the globe inspired hundreds of attendees this year. Now in it’s 18th year, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers’ (RGD) DesignThinkers Conference is … Read more →

Axaio unveils MadeToPrint and MadeForLayers for Adobe CC 2018

Axaio software, a leading developer of solutions for PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, has announced the availability of MadeForLayers and MadeToPrint for Adobe’s newest InDesign version CC 2018. Both products support processing steps metadata for a standardized layer operation in the new version. The Server version of … Read more →

Mohawk releases Issue 13 of its Mohawk Maker Quarterly

Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, has released the 13th edition of its celebrated Mohawk Maker Quarterly. Each issue of relies on a single word for its creative framework. In issue 13, that word is “disruption.” Consistent with the ongoing strategy behind the … Read more →

Five helpful tips to make your design portfolio really stand out

Originating from Ireland, Liam McDonnell is a technologist and designer living and working in Massachusetts. He’s currently the UX and Creative Manager for Pixartprinting, a Boston-based online printer that caters specifically to creative professionals. McDonnell has over 16 years of industry experience, including work with multi-national organizations and smaller boutique design studios. He has completed … Read more →

New Curvature Pen tool to be added to photoshop

With a major new release of Creative Cloud expected later this year, Adobe has revealed a new and improved version of Illustrator’s Curvature Tool for Photoshop CC, which is designed to make drawing much easier. A short video posted on Adobe’s official YouTube channel ( shows the new Curvature Pen tool in action. The pen … Read more →