Gensler has designed the space in central London with the aim of encouraging “integration” between teams and highlighting the brand’s heritage.

Design and architecture studio Gensler has worked with magazine publisher Hearst UK, to create new offices for the media company and bring all of its brands into the same building for the first time.

Hearst UK, which publishes titles including Elle, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar, was previously located in two separate Soho, London offices.

All of its media brands have now moved in together in a newly designed space spanning five floors in Leicester Square, London.

The media company briefed Gensler to create a space which encourages collaboration and showcases the businesses’ heritage.

“Our goal was to drive integration and collaboration among teams and support cohesion and equality between brands,” says Christopher Crawford, senior designer at Gensler.

“For us this project was much more than a physical build – it was about creating culture that works across the entire Hearst family,” he adds.

The open-plan design for the newly named House of Hearst, includes a multitude of spaces for people to step away from their desks, work together or socialise, including a “flexible” reception area, central meeting suite, dining area and library space.

Meeting rooms have been moved to the centre of the space, allowing for desks to be placed around the outside, both letting in more light and creating better views, according to Gensler.

Areas have been designed for the creation of mood boards, which Crawford says are “an important part of Hearst’s creative process”.

Light wood panelling has been combined with black furniture, grey sofas and light-coloured walls, throughout the office, and lots of plants have been introduced.

Crawford says the studio has aimed to use colours that are “timeless, bright and sophisticated” and to bring a “residential quality” to the space, creating a “calming” atmosphere.

As well as traditional signage, digital signs are used in the building, which Crawford says allows Hearst to choose whether to keep a space neutral or add “brand specific personality” when needed.

“If Elle was hosting an event, for example, the space can be transformed to highlight the colours, tone and feel of their brand,” he says.

Key design features include a plaque wall, with the branding of each of Hearts’s publications engraved on a plaque, as well as “portal” corridors.

“The portal has a mesh display grid which has been created for brainstorming sessions,” Crawford says. “Notes can be hung, materials can be displayed, and styling of outfits can be hung on wall space.”

Hearst’s “H” logo appears throughout the building in various forms, for example, made out of lights inside an infinity mirror.

A library has been filled with back-copies of Hearst publications and competitors titles and also contains digital content, as the company takes steps to become paperless.

Hearst UK has now moved into its new office.

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Whether you’re working on a product packaging design, a greeting card, or even a website background, incorporating one of these line patterns and textures can help you achieve a pro result.

No need to spend hours of your valuable time searching for beautiful line patterns. We scoured the web to find the best line patterns and textures to help you get a headstart with your design process.

This collection includes both free patterns and premium items from Envato Elements(where you get unlimited downloads for a single price). Have a look and see if you can find a pattern suitable for your project.

Irregular Rounded Lines Texture Backgrounds

Irregular Rounded Lines Backgrounds

This is a bundle of stylish background textures that feature various designs of rounded line patterns. These are ideal for crafting a background for a website, landing page, or even a social media page. The backgrounds are available in 4500 x 3000 resolution.

Perspective Motion Lines Texture Backgrounds

Perspective Motion Lines Backgrounds

This collection of creative background textures feature 10 unique images in 5000 x 3333 resolution. Each background features a stylish design with perspective motion lines design. The backgrounds are available in JPG and editable AI file formats as well.

Old School Colored Lines Texture Backgrounds

Old School Colored Lines Backgrounds

A set of groovy background textures featuring old-school line designs. These backgrounds give out a retro 80s vibe and they’re perfect for making app backgrounds, website backgrounds, CD covers, and much more.

Flat Vertical Motion Lines Texture Backgrounds

Flat Vertical Motion Lines Backgrounds

This bundle of line texture backgrounds comes with 10 unique backgrounds in JPG format. They also feature stylish line patterns with various designs and styles. The backgrounds are available in 5000 x 3333 resolution.

Topographic Styled Colorful Lines Textures

Topographic Styled Colorful Lines Textures

If you’re working on a creative poster, book cover, CD cover, or a banner design, this bundle of line textures will come in handy. It features 13 unique backgrounds featuring typographic map style patterns. The backgrounds are available in 4K resolution AI and EPS file formats.

Colorful Faded Lines Backgrounds

Colorful Faded Lines Backgrounds

Another bundle of colorful and stylish lines backgrounds with faded designs. This pack includes a set of 8 different backgrounds in 4K resolution. The backgrounds can be used with Photoshop, Illustrator, Affinity Designer, and Sketch.

Lines – Abstract Stripes Texture Backgrounds

Lines - Abstract Stripes Texture Backgrounds

This bundle comes with a set of unique lines backgrounds with striped designs. The pack includes 39 different background designs in various colors and 4500 x 3000 resolution.

Lines – Abstract Wavy Backgrounds Patterns

Lines - Abstract Wavy Backgrounds Patterns

Another pack of unique abstract line background patterns featuring stylish wavy designs. This collection includes 68 different backgrounds in 17 different color variations and in 4500 x 3000 resolution.

Lineswork – Handcrafted Line Patterns

Lineswork - Lines Work Patterns

This is a set of 3 unique handcrafted patterns. These can be used to design your own unique backgrounds and textures for packaging, book covers, posters, and much more. The patterns are available in 3 different styles as well.

10 Vintage Lines Textures and Patterns

10 Vintage Lines Textures and Patterns

This bundle includes 10 unique line patterns and textures featuring a design inspired by vintage artworks. The textures are available in PNG and EPS file formats and in 6000 x 4500 resolution.

Hand Illustrated Line Patterns

This is a pack of unique hand-drawn patterns that are suitable for many types of design work from creating book covers to product packaging designs and more. They will go along great with kids related products as well. The pack includes 3 different patterns, each with 2 variations.

Bold Patterns

This bundle comes with 20 seamless patterns with bold designs. There are several different line-based patterns included in this pack. The graphics are also available in AI, PSD, and PNG file formats.

Parallel Diagonal Color Lines Pattern

A colorful and high-quality pattern featuring a parallel line design, perfect for crafting backgrounds and greeting cards. This pattern is free to download and use with attribution.

Hand-Drawn Lines Patterns

A bundle full of stylish line patterns you can use with your various design projects. This pack comes with 40 different line patterns in EPS, AI, and PNG files formats. As shown in the promo image, these patterns will add more style to many kinds of products and designs.

Abstract Flat Line Shapes Backgrounds

If you’re looking for a background with a line pattern for your website or print design, this bundle has plenty of options for you. This pack includes 10 unique line pattern backgrounds in JPG format. The images are available in 5000 x 3333 resolution.

Minimal Pattern With Curvy Lines

This minimalist pattern features stylish curvy lines that will give your designs a bold and a modern look. You can use it to create website backgrounds, product packaging, and more. It’s free to download.

MALINA – 20 Seamless Patterns

Another set of high-quality hand-drawn patterns collection. These line patterns come in various styles and designs. The pack includes 20 unique patterns you can use with your design projects. They will especially look great with feminine designs.

Flat Irregular Rounded Lines Backgrounds

Another bundle of line pattern backgrounds. This pack features 10 beautiful backgrounds with rounded line patterns. You can use them as website backgrounds, blog headers, and many other design projects.

Monochromatic Lines And Dots Vector Pattern

If you’re working on a design that uses a dark color scheme, you can use these monochrome line patterns to create a unique background for your project. It includes 6 free monochrome patterns featuring lines, circles, dots, and more.

100 Line Patterns

This massive bundle of line patterns comes with 100 seamless patterns you can use for different types of designs. It includes many different styles of line patterns for crafting greeting cards, book covers, website backgrounds, product labels, and more.

Bold Patterns Volume II

This is the second edition of the bold patterns bundle. This pack also includes 20 unique seamless line patterns that feature several different unique designs. The patterns are also compatible with Photoshop and Illustrator.

Yellow And White Stripes Pattern

A striped background will fit in with almost any type of a design. This free pattern can be used with various types of designs. If you have Illustrator, you can also edit the pattern to change its colors as well.

Simple Line Hand-Drawn Patterns

Another pack of hand drawn line patterns. This bundle comes with 40 unique patterns you can use with your package design, book covers, website backgrounds, and many other types of design work.

Geometric Minimal Patterns

A pack of 40 seamless line patterns featuring geometric shapes. In addition to line patterns, you’ll also find many other pattern styles in this pack, including circles, dots, crosses, and more. Surely you can use this pack with more than one design project.

Blue Line Pattern Set

This free patterns set includes 6 unique and colorful line patterns. These patterns are ideal for designing greeting cards and backgrounds. You can download them for free.

Black Ink Drawn Patterns

If you’re looking for a way to give your design project or your website a real natural hand-drawn look, this pattern will come in handy. This patterns pack includes 20 patterns that feature black ink drawn lines.

40 Line Geometric Patterns

Everything from designing fabrics to product labels and website backgrounds, this bundle of patterns can handle them all. This pack comes with 40 line-based geometric patterns that you can use with various types of design work.

Watercolor Abstract Summer Pattern

If you’re a fan of watercolor designs, you’re going to love this watercolor pattern. You can download and use it with your personal projects for free as long as you credit its author.

Geometric Hearts Seamless Patterns

Hearts not only come in different sizes but apparently they also come in different geometric shapes as well. This pack includes 10 line patterns that mimic the shape of a heart using geometric shapes. These patterns will definitely give your designs a unique look.

Layered Rounded Lines Backgrounds

A pack of unusual line patterns that are most suitable for using as your website or app background. The pack includes 10 pattern backgrounds that feature rounded lines in a layered design.

Colorful Line Art Pattern Set

This set of colorful line patterns include 6 different and stylish designs. The different styles of lines and shape patterns will give you plenty of choices to find the right pattern for your design.

Wavy Lines Tileable Backgrounds

Line textures come in different shapes. This pack includes line background textures in beautiful wavy forms. The textures in this pack are available in tiles. Which means you can use them to create seamless tileable backgrounds. The pack includes 5 patterns in 9 different color variations.

12 Seamless Textured Patterns

A pack of 12 textured line patterns you can use to create your own unique backgrounds for websites, product labels, greeting cards, book covers, and more. The pack includes patterns in both Black and Subtle White variations. The files are available in EPS, AI, PNG, and PSD, file formats.

Abstract Line Pattern With Stars

This free line pattern has a certain elegance to it. It features a star shape that’s quite mesmerizing to stare at. You can use it to create backgrounds for greeting cards, websites, and more.

Lines Work Patterns

A set of colorful and playful line patterns to use with your various design projects. The pack comes with 3 different pattern styles. They will fit in well with your kid’s related projects such as book covers and product packaging designs.

Abstract Flat Linear Waves Backgrounds

This is a pack of 10 stunning backgrounds that feature wavy line designs. You can use these backgrounds to add more style to your website backgrounds or even social media accounts.

Seamless Patterns Of Grey And Black Lines

This pattern is perfect for crafting a minimalist background for a website or an app. It features a seamless design with grey and black lines. You can download it for free.

Binary Patterns

If you’re working on a tech-related design project, this binary line patterns pack will prove useful. This pack includes 25 pattern designs featuring line-based binary style designs. You can use these to craft backgrounds, greeting cards, and presentation slides as well.

100 Tiles Patterns

This is a pack of vector-based Adobe Illustrator swatch patterns that you can use to create seamless backgrounds for various projects. It includes 100 different line patterns and comes in Photoshop format, EPS, and PNG formats as well.

Soft Lines Pattern

You can immediately see a product packaging or a greeting card design when you look at this pattern. This pattern is free to download. Use it to craft your own background design.

Striped Checkered Pattern

A set of basic line-based striped and checkered patterns. This set includes 3 different patterns you can use for free with your various design projects.

40 Photoshop Seamless Patterns

A set of 40 simple line patterns available as a Photoshop pattern file. You can download the pattern file for free and use its various line patterns to create your own backgrounds, frames, and more.

 

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It might be one of the best public relations moves in the design world. Pantone releases an annual color of the year that sets the tone for color trends for a 12-month cycle.

This year’s selection – Living Coral – is representative of many of the color trends we’ve seen heading into 2019. Bright hues are a popular choice and this color is certainly a bright option.

Here’s a look at Living Coral and how the color – and similar colors – as inspiration for using the color (or not) in design projects this year.

About Living Coral

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Pantone calls Living Coral an “animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”

What’s nice about the selection is that it tends to fall in line with many current color trends and will blend well in gradients, as a bright background (that’s something other than blue) or as an accent color. While it has a somewhat feminine feel, this color can be a rather versatile option that’s just a bit softer than red or orange, but more vibrant than pink.

Here’s what Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, has to say about the color selection: “Color is an equalizing lends through which we experience our natural and digital realities and this is particularly true for Living Coral. With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Pantone Living Coral his a responsive chord.”

In essence, the color is a simple, visual representation of the state of our design and marketing universe. Everything Eiseman says echoes that fact.

Color Swatches

  • Pantone: 16-1546
  • RGB: 255-109-112
  • CMYK: 0-59-50-0
  • HEX: ff6d70

Pantone made Adobe files available for download using Living Coral.

Color Meanings

When it comes to color meanings and associations coral can be connected to orange or pink hues. It’s a little of both.

Coral is a pink-orange that feels fresh and invigorating. It’s rather dynamic and can pull from colors around it. Most often you’ll find coral with bright white or an oceanic blue for a lighter tone.

To pull back the vibrancy and lightness of the color (and keep it from feeling quite as feminine), it can be paired with gray or neutral palettes.

Color meanings include:

  • Light, bright, vibrant, feminine (especially light or muted corals)
  • More orange corals: Soothing, trendy, energetic
  • More pink corals: Compassion, playful, sweet

Here’s how Pantone describes this color: “Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, Pantone Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.”

How to Use Living Coral in Print and Web Design Projects

Let’s dive straight into some great examples of this color being used in action:

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While Living Coral is associated with a natural element, it’s not a hue that creates an immediate connection with nature. But it is the color of coral in the sea (where it gets its name) and mimics the color of a “red” sky at dusk and dawn.

What’s nice about this tie to nature is that it’s a color that blends with other hues exceptionally well.

Use Living Coral with other bright colors or contrast it with a deep blue or green. It’s more versatile than you might think and renders nicely on printed and screen-based elements.

Best uses of coral:

  • As one color in a gradient background
  • In images, particularly of the sky or with ocean scenes to show the natural use
  • As a text or user interface accent
  • For a call to action button
  • As a color overlay on an image or for text elements

Inspiration from the Design Shack Gallery

Future Comes

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Dug

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Ester Digital

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Sister Agency

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Makers and Allies

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Prymd

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Last 5 Colors of the Year

  • 2018: Ultra Violet, 18-3838
  • 2017: Greenery, 15-0343
  • 2016, Rose Quartz, 13-1520, and Serenity, 15-3919
  • 2015: Marsala, 18-1438
  • 2014: Radiant Orchid, 18-3224

Conclusion

Now that you’ve had a good look at Living Coral do you think it is something you can use in projects? Or is it just too much of a gimmick?

I’ll admit to being rather skeptical at first, but the more projects and places I saw it in use, the more Living Coral grew on me. I especially love it in the Lab branding example above and when paired with a light blue or dark color gradient.

It’s much more versatile than I imagined and trying it takes me out of my comfort zone just a bit. That’s a great design challenge for me personally in 2019.

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The in-house design team at ITV has curated a year-long project, which will see different artists, designers and photographers reinterpret the TV channel’s branding.

ITV has launched a year-long creative initiative, which will see 52 artists create animated versions of its logo that will appear on its main TV channel as idents.

The project, called ITV Creates, will see a range of creative people, including graphic designers, illustrators, photographers and artists, reinterpret the ITV logo in physical form. These will then be animated by ITV Creative, the channel’s in-house agency, and each one will run on TV for a week throughout 2019.

It has been organised by ITV Creative alongside independent artistic director Charlie Levine, who have collaboratively sourced the 52 artists that will take part in the project.

Idents that “live in the real world”

by Katrina Russell Adams

Tony Pipes, executive creative director at ITV Creative, says the brief given to the artists was “quite open”, with the only restrictions being that their artworks needed to be made from physical objects before being animated, and that they should be based on ITV’s typographic logo.

The 52-week-long creative project aims to express the channel’s new brand message of “more than TV”, Pipes says.

“The pieces should be able to live in the real world, beyond their on-air presence and touch an audience in different ways,” he adds.

The artists work across different visual arts disciplines and are from a “diverse range of backgrounds”, says ITV, including both up-and-coming and established creatives.

“Creative organisations can often be insular, so we wanted to open the door and look out, to make our palette richer and the adventure more exciting,” says Pipes. “We wanted it to reflect how ITV opens the door to different writers, directors and performers.”

The idents are being produced throughout 2019. Currently, the first eight idents have been made, which will run throughout January and February.

Project launches with photographer Ravi Deepres

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The first ident comes from artist, photographer and film-maker Ravi Deepres, who has used still and moving photography of landscapes and cityscapes to overlay the ITV logo.

Another two artists who are set to appear in the first eight weeks include Mark Titchner and James Brunt. Titchner has used sound and vibration to reinterpret the logo, while Brunt has used natural material he collected from forests, then later returned, to inform the shapes and colours of his logo.

The project will also see a month dedicated to student artists, whereby ITV Creative will work with universities across the UK to source talent, in a bid to give young artists “opportunities”, says ITV.

Ever-changing on-air look

by James Alec Hardy

Pipes says that the year-long project aims to challenge the idea that TV idents should stay consistent for a long time.

“Idents have traditionally just been used as markers, a moving wallpaper that stays the same on air for years,” he says. “We wanted to break this mould and create something that is always changing. We thought — why not use air-time as an opportunity to showcase talent from the creative community?”

ITV Creative has also tweaked its broadcast logo, working with design studio DBLG. The wordmark is the same, but it now has a cut-out appearance made from three, coloured layers, helping it appear more physical.

ITV’s creative project follows suit with other broadcasters revamping their on-screen branding and idents in recent years. This includes Channel 4, which launched a deconstructed version of its classic Lambie-Nairn-designed logo in 2015, completed by the channel’s in-house team, 4Creative, alongside DBLG. A more recent example is BBC Two, which launched its first rebrand in 20 years in 2018, alongside a new set of animated idents that also opted for a more tactile, physical look.

ITV Creates has now launched with Ravi Deepres’ artwork. Each ident will run on-air for one week, on ITV’s main broadcast channel.

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Industrial designer Tom Karen and set designer Bunny Christie are among those to appear in the Queen’s List, which recognises “outstanding achievements” of people across the UK.

Designers, artists and people working in the creative industries are among those who have been named in The New Year’s Honours list 2019.

Industrial designer Tom Karen has received an OBE for services to design. Karen, who is now 92 was born in 1926 in Vienna and raised in Brno in Czechoslovakia, where he remained until 1939. He came to England in 1942 studying aeronautical engineering at Loughborough University before becoming a British citizen.

In an illustrious career which began in the 1950s Karen has designed cars, products and toys. Standout projects include the Bond Bug – a three wheeled, two-seater car with space-age looks, which ran on a 750cc engine.

This led to Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder being designed by Karen around the chassis of the Bond Bug for the first Star Wars film, released in 1977.

He designed another signature of the 1970s, the Raleigh Chopper, a bicycle adopted by 1000s of teenagers who took to its unique design – high wide handlebars and an oversize seat. It originally came as a single speed, three or five gear bike.

Then there’s children’s game marble run, the Bush TR130 radio and several lorry cabs for Leyland among many other projects.

Karen worked at the Ford design studio in 1955 before joining Hotpoint and Philips, where he set up their studio for white goods. He joined Ogle Design in 1962 as managing director and chief designer and it was here that he designed the Bond Bug and Landspeeder.

Bunny Christie

Production and set designer Bunny Christie has received an OBE for services to theatre. Born in St Andrews, Scotland in 1962, Christie studied at Central Saint Martins in London.

Her award-winning set designs include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and A Streetcar Named Desire. She mainly works in London but also the rest of the UK, Europe and the US.

Recently she designed the set for Julius Ceaser at The Bridge Theatre, London, creating an immersive space in the round. Christie is now working on A Midsummer Nights Dream, which launches in June at the same theatre.

She has designed many opera sets, such as Medea at ENO for David McVicar, which will be performed in Geneva, Switzerland this year. Christie has also worked in film, including Kenneth Branagh’s Oscar-nominated short film Swan Song.

Meanwhile other figures from the arts and creative industries have received honours.

Knighthoods

Ian Craig Blatchford, director, Science Museum Group. For services to Cultural Education.

OBE – Commanders of the Order of the British Empire

Christopher Bailey-Woods MBE, president and lately Chief Creative Officer, Burberry. For services to Fashion.

Tacita Dean OBE, artist. For services to Art

John Ward Pawson, architectural designer. For services to Design and Architecture.

Yinka Shonibare MBE, artist. For services to Art.

Mustafa Suleyman. For services to the UK Technology Industry.

Gillian Claire Wearing OBE, artist. For services to Art.

OBE – Officers of the Order of the British Empire

Professor Sonia Boyce MBE, artist. For services to Art.

Professor Anne Carlisle, vice-chancellor, Falmouth University. For services to Higher Education in Cornwall.

Stephen Alan Coleman, chief executive officer, CodeBase. For services to technology entrepreneurship.

Caroline Ingrid Collier, director of partnerships and programmes, Tate. For services to Galleries, Museums and the Arts in the UK.

Malcolm Arthur Colson Hay, curator, Parliamentary Art Collection. For services to Parliament’s Art and Heritage.

Andrew Colin Nairne. For services to Museums and the Arts.

Cornelius Michael O’Connor, deputy director, National Army Museum. For services to Military Heritage.

Christopher Barry Riddell, illustrator. For services to Illustration and charity.

OBE – Members of the Order of the British Empire

Dr Adrian Bowyer, inventor. For services to 3D Printing.

David Griffiths. For services to Art, particularly Portrait Painting.

Barbara Walker. For services to British Art.

Elizabeth Ann Weir. For services to the Arts and Education.

Daniel Lloyd Taylor. For services to Business Design and Workplace Diversity.

 

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One of the most important early design decisions you will make is what kind of background will carry a project. Should it be a single color, colorless, use trendy elements such as geometric shapes, gradients or wood grain patterns? Or would a solid background design can help make a project shine?

Staying on trend with background design styles is important as well. A trendy background choice shows that a website design is modern and the content is new. A modern visual framework can even signal a user that you are thinking about their needs and making the most of the tools that will make their experience better.

So how do you do it? Here’s a look at ten background design trends and styles for 2019, with a great option to try from each style.

Color Block Layers

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Color blocking has been a design trend that transcends disciplines. You’ll find it in fashion, home décor and website design.

What’s great about this style for design backgrounds is that it can be bright, and with layering, visually interesting. It works with a variety of color palettes – which can be great for brands – and doesn’t create a background that’s overly complex or difficult to achieve.

Use a color-blocked layer with a bright or light background and then add second “background” in another color. You can see this in the portfolio website example above with a white background and then individual elements in blue boxes.

One To Try

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Qusq Pro is a WordPress theme that features a color block theme with layering.

Flat Color

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One of the parts of flat design tat’s never really gone away are the colors of the style. These colors are coming back around as background colors.

Not only is the style to use bolder hues for the background, but to use them in a way that’s flat. No gradients, no variation, just a solid color background in a single hue.

These backgrounds often have realistic layers on top and sometimes a border or another background behind them to create depth. (You can see this full effect from the example above with white edging around a beige background with an image on top.)

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Color Palettes Vol 2 includes plenty of hues that are perfect for bright backgrounds. And each one exemplifies the flat color background trend.

Illustrations

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Full illustrated backgrounds are a trending style. Whether you create or commission a custom illustration, use a premade design or piece something together from a scene creator kit, these styles can be intricate, detailed and very interesting.

The things that’s particularly nice about an illustration is that it can be attention grabbing and memorable. The thing that’s difficult about an illustration is that these background designs can be rather busy, and you’ll have to carefully plan placement and style of other elements.

The solution used by Fixate, above, is a good one with a full-screen background illustration with an area cut out of text elements. It’s busy, but visually interesting and easy to read.

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World Cities Flat Line Color Headers is a set of city-scape illustrations that can make a great background starter. When picking an illustrated background, look for something that creates a connection to the content on your website.

Geometric Shapes

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Circles, polygons and other geometric elements are a big part of background design in 2019.

The shapes can be reminiscent of childhood or just a fun alternative to all the flat, single color backgrounds that had been previously trending. For a modern flair on geometry, stick to a monotone color palette and use elements with a lot of contrast to make the most of the background.

These background styles can be somewhat flashy, such as the example above, or include a muted color palette with subtle geometric undertones.

One To Try

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Linear Shadow Backgrounds includes 10 large and small geo (or poly) shapes with fun colors and gradients.

Line Patterns

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From subtle curves to bold strokes, line patterns are growing in popularity as a background design element.

What makes lines work is that they mean something. The best line patterns help draw the user into the design and lead the eye to other visual elements, such as the custom line pattern in the example above.

Line patterns can be large or tiny, and both can be effective depending on the goals of your project.

One To Try

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Engraved Vector Patterns includes 16 repeat patterns for backgrounds. The kit includes almost any line style you might like with straight lines, blocks and curved lines. (Repeating patterns are nice because you don’t have to worry about “seams” where patterns meet.)

Watercolor

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Surprisingly, watercolor backgrounds tend to evoke a lot of response from designers – they either love or hate them.

Many associate watercolor elements with a more feminine tone, such as the example above, but they don’t have to be. Use a neutral watercolor to add depth or balance to a background.

Watercolor backgrounds can mimic elements that are painted or just include lines and swirls of “paint.”

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Pale Watercolor Backgrounds is a great kit of PNG files because the colors work with almost any other design scheme. Using pale pastels, these elements include depth for the background and almost fade away at the same time.

Gradients

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If you are at all like me, then you are one of those designers that truly has a love affair with gradients. (I can’t get enough of them.)

This trend is so flexible with background gradients that are only color, background gradients that overlay an image or video or even animated background gradients that change color or seem to float across the design.

With so many options, it’s almost certain that you can find a workable solution that works with your color palette and design scheme.

One To Try

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If you build in Sketch, 75 Gradient Backgrounds includes everything you need with plenty of subtle fades and great color combinations.

Bubbles and Blobs

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While bubbles and blobs might resemble geometric shapes, they are often different in that many of these elements include some motion and the shapes are rather imperfect.

This trend trends to work in two ways as a background element:

  • As an actual background with bubble or blob shaped elements that are there only for visual interest or to add a little color to the overall design.
  • As a “foreground” background element, such as the example above. Bubbles and blobs are often moving shapes that float up through the design to create a more layered effect but are “background elements” because they serve no functional role other than to help grab user attention.

One To Try

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Vintage Bubble Backgrounds has a true-to-life bubble style appeal, with 10 faded bubble images.

Abstract Shapes

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There are plenty of shapes and designs that make beautiful backgrounds, but don’t fall into any one category. All of these elements can be classified under the catch-all “abstract” category.

Abstract background elements are there purely for visual interest. They can create a focal point near an element that users need to see, develop a sense of space and depth or just provide a layer for other elements to sit on.

While abstract background are a “rule less” design, it is good to have some organization and sense of pattern when working with them so that the design does not leave users with a chaotic vibe.

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Abstract Striped Backgrounds includes a set of 10 images in different colors with depth of field.

Wood Grain

background design trends

Wood grain backgrounds are popular when it comes to product photography and scene style designs.

Both work well with this element because the wood grain background provides a natural setting that isn’t flat. It’s interesting, but not overwhelming. It provides an interesting location to help bring focus to the thing sitting on the background.

To make the most of wood grain styles, try to match the coloring of wood to foreground elements and look for planks that are wide or thin based on foreground elements as well. Try to avoid elements that fall into the “cracks” between planks.

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background design trends

Wooden Backgrounds includes 10 different options with color and lighting changes with images that are more than 3,000 pixels wide.

White and Gray

background design trends

Light colored – white and gray – backgrounds are a trend that continues to hang on. Mostly derived from the minimalism trend, these backgrounds are simple and easy on the user. They provide ample space and contrast for other elements on the screen.

Most white and gray backgrounds have some element of texture, such as a pale gradient, use of shadows to create separation with foreground elements or some sort of overall pattern or texture.

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Showcase Backgrounds includes 12 background images with a light color scheme with only white a pale gray, making these a perfect fade-into-the-distance design option.

Conclusion

Change up an old design with a new background. Something as simple as changing the look of the design canvas can totally refresh a project.

Look for something with a touch of trendiness to add a more modern touch to your design.

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Christmas is on the way! Whether you’re designing festive party flyers, looking for Christmas mockups, or a holiday icon set, we have a great collection for you today!

We’ve pulled together a fantastic collection of Christmas flyers and templates, mock-ups, icons, vectors, and much more. Some of them are completely free, some cost a few dollars, but all of them will get you in the festive spirit. Have fun looking through this selection of resources, and we hope you find a few that help out with your holiday design work!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Banners

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Banners

This is a collection of vector banners you can use to design different types of Christmas and New Year’s creations, promotions, and branding materials. The pack includes 5 gorgeous designs in AI, EPS, PDF, and JPG formats.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Cards & Graphics Bundle

Christmas Cards & Graphics Bundle

A massive bundle of Christmas vectors. It comes with 66 modern and creative Christmas card templates, 20 vector Christmas gift tags, and 16 logo templates, all packed into one download.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Wreath Creator

Christmas Wreath Creator

With this unique graphics pack, you’ll be able to create your own stylish Christmas wreaths by yourself. It comes with 22 wreaths, 2 bows, and 3 ribbons, all as separate elements you can drag around to create beautiful Christmas wreaths.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Vector Elements Toolkit

Christmas Vector Elements Toolkit

A Christmas design toolkit for designing creative Christmas designs. This bundle comes with more than 100 elements you can use to create your own beautiful Christmas cards, banners, posters, and flyers. It also includes 4 premade Christmas card templates.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Scene Creator

Christmas Scene Creator

This is a collection of isolated Christmas-themed elements you can use to create your own unique Christmas scenes for various designs projects. The bundle includes 32 Christmas elements, 5 premade PSD scenes, and 6 backgrounds.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Hand Drawn Santa Claus Illustrations

Hand Drawn Santa Clause Illustrations

A collection of cute and adorable Santa Claus illustrations you can use to design unique Christmas cards, banners, and flyers. It includes 13 different Santa illustrations with various poses in PNG and AI file formats.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Watercolor Christmas Florals Collection

Watercolor Christmas Florals Collection

A beautiful collection of Christmas florals featuring watercolor designs. All of the illustrations in this pack are hand-drawn to add a more authentic look to your Christmas cards, posters, and banner designs.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Overlays, Cliparts, & Graphics Bundle

Christmas Overlays, Cliparts, & Graphics Bundle

Another big bundle of Christmas graphics. It includes many creative photo overlays, Christmas photos, cliparts, lettering, and lots of isolated objects for crafting unique Christmas designs.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

White Christmas – Scene Creator

White Christmas - Scene Creator

If you’re planning on updating your website and social media page covers with a creative Christmas-themed design or even creating a unique scene to showcase your products, this bundle will come in handy. It includes 30 different Christmas elements that you can rearrange however you like to create beautiful Christmas scenes.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Merry Christmas – Handdrawn Lettering Objects

Merry Christmas - Handdrawn Lettering Objects

This is a collection of unique Christmas-themed objects. It comes with a total of 43 items in EPS, SVG, and PNG formats. You can use them to create unique greeting cards, packaging designs, flyers, and much more.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Santa Claus – Christmas Vector Collection

Santa Claus - Christmas Vector Collection

Looking for a cute Santa Claus to include in your new advertisements, promotions, and designs? With this pack of vector illustrations, you’ll have plenty of choices.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Mock Up Photos Collection

Christmas Mock Up Photos Collection

This bundle includes 21 unique mockup templates for Christmas-themed items, such as packaging, greeting cards, and much more. The templates are available in easily customizable PSD files.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Merry Christmas Backgrounds

Merry Christmas Backgrounds

A beautiful and a customizable Christmas background you can use to create a website header, social media cover, and product showcase. The background is available in an Illustrator file you can edit to change colors and text.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Outline Icons Pack

Christmas Outline Icons Pack

This is a pack of Christmas icons featuring 25 colorful icons with many common Christmas items. You can use it to create unique greeting cards, social media posts, ads, promotions, and more.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

85 Hand-Dawn Christmas Elements & Wreaths

85 Hand-Dawn Christmas Elements & Wreaths

This massive bundle of Christmas elements includes lots of useful items you can use to create greeting cards, posters, flyers, and more. It comes with 85 customizable Christmas wreaths, illustrations, and tons of other items.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

6 Vector Christmas Backgrounds

6 Vector Christmas Backgrounds

A collection of vector background textures for customizing your Christmas-themed designs. This pack includes 6 unique backgrounds with hand-drawn designs.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas and New Year’s Greeting Cards Collection

Christmas and New Year’s Greeting Cards Collection

This bundle comes with 72 unique greeting card templates for creating cards for both Christmas and New Year’s. The templates are available in high-resolution and can be customized using Illustrator.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

52 Christmas Overlays & Vector Set

52 Christmas Overlays & Vector Set

Another bundle full of hand-drawn Christmas overlays and vector elements. This pack 13 unique designs in 4 different color schemes. All of the designs are available in editable AI, EPS, and PSD file formats.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Sales Banner Collection

Christmas Sales Banner Collection

Working on a promotional banner for a Christmas sale? Then you can download this pack of sales banner templates to quickly design a promotional advertisement for your business. It includes 6 different template designs.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Sharp Badges

Christmas Sharp Badges

A collection of colorful and creative Christmas badges. These will come in handy when designing greeting cards, social media posts, and many other types of promotional material.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Social Media Posts

Christmas Social Media Posts

No need to hire designers to create Christmas-themed posts for your social media promotions, simply use these templates. This bundle includes 20 editable templates for creating different kinds of posts for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

X-Mas Seamless Patterns Set

Xmas Seamless Patterns Set

This collection of patterns include 12 seamless patterns featuring Christmas-themed designs. These are ideal for creating backgrounds for greeting cards, posters, flyers, and packaging.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

75 Christmas Cliparts

75 Christmas Cliparts

A bundle of creative Christmas cliparts featuring many different types of designs and illustrations. It includes 75 cliparts in vector format you can use with both print and digital designs.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Cards Mega Set

No need to go shopping for Christmas cards or New Year’s cards. With this massive pack of Christmas cards templates, you can print your own unique cards to send to your friends and family. It includes 78 Christmas and New Year’s greeting cards templates.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Vibes – 33 Elements and Graphics

This is a special bundle full of various Christmas themed elements including different types of graphics and illustrations. As a bonus, you will also get 2 beautiful print-ready Christmas greeting card templates as well.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Santa Claus Flyer

Are you working on promoting a special Christmas event? This cool flyer template will help you with the marketing process. You can easily edit and customize this A4 sized template to design a flyer to promote your holiday events.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

50 Flat Christmas Icons

Whether you’re designing graphics for a website, social media posts, flyers, or greeting cards, this pack of Christmas icons has got 50 beautiful graphics that will add a great festive look to your designs.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Flyer Template

Another Christmas flyer template for promoting events, parties, and concerts. It includes both Photoshop and Illustrator formats, which allows you to freely edit and customize the template to your preference.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

48 Christmas Doodles

Easily design your own flyers, greeting cards, and social media posts using these gorgeous Christmas doodles. This pack comes with 48 unique vector doodles you can use with your designs.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Retro Christmas Flyer Template

Another Christmas flyer that features a trendy retro design. It’s perfect for promoting holiday sales, concerts, parties, and various other events. The flyer template comes to you in both Illustrator and Photoshop file formats.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Graphics Bundle Gold Edition

This one is a mixed bundle of Christmas resources. This special pack includes 32 Christmas icons, 13 Christmas labels, 8 postcard templates, 10 patterns, 15 handwritten Christmas inscriptions, and more.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Premium Vector Christmas Collection

Design your own Christmas related graphics and greetings using this pack of vector illustrations. The pack comes with 50 premium Christmas illustrations in AI, EPS, and PSD file formats.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Vintage Christmas Kit

This bundle of Christmas illustrations features a vintage and a retro look. You can use them to design greeting cards, social media posts, and more with a classical design. It includes 17 different elements and 2 Christmas themed backgrounds.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Patterns & Illustrations

A set of 6 unique Christmas patterns and illustrations for crafting festive website headers, social media posts, and greeting cards. The files are available in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Character Creator

This is a fun pack of elements that allows you to create your own Christmas themed characters. You can create Santas, reindeers, elves and more by combining different elements from the pack.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

66 Christmas Patterns & Graphics

Another mixed pack of Christmas themed patterns and graphics. You can use these to design greeting cards, website backgrounds, flyers, and more.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Vibes Flyer Template

This Christmas flyer template is perfect for promoting your holiday parties, DJ events, dance events, and more. The PSD format templates can be easily customized to change colors and rearrange elements as well.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

100 Christmas Doodle Icons

A big pack of 100 doodle style Christmas elements. You can use these to style your websites, design greeting cards, flyers, and do much more. The icons are available in EPS, PNG, AI, and SVG file formats.

  • Price: Envato Elements Subscription

Christmas Bundle

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This is a massive bundle that includes dozens of Christmas cards, text effects, Christmas photo cards, elements, and holiday flyer templates worth of $78, all in a 500mb pack for just $19.

  • Price: $19

Rustic Christmas Megapack

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With over 125 Christmas elements and 16 background patterns, this pack will provide you with everything you need to craft all sorts of Christmas related designs.

  • Price: $25

Christmas & New Year Flyer Bundle

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This 5-in-1 flyer bundle comes with five beautiful Christmas flyer designs and a new year flyer design, all in 4×6 size.

  • Price: $16

The Christmas Mockup BUNDLE

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A bundle of 7 modern and minimalist Christmas-themed mockups for showcasing your artworks and products. It includes 3 frame mockups for US size frames (8×10″), 2 front view stock photos, and 2 overhead flat lay stock photos.

  • Price: $35

Holiday & Christmas bundle

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Featuring 18 stunning character illustrations, 30 floral elements, 10 festive borders, 26 decorative goodies, and much more, the Holiday & Christmas bundle will definitely bring out the joy in your designs.

  • Price: $25

Christmas Set

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This pack includes plenty of beautiful Christmas icons and elements, which you can use to design all sorts of Christmas themed banners, cards, and more.

  • Price: $8

Christmas Assets & Mockups

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This massive bundle contains 106 Christmas asset photos, 13 greeting card mockups, 10 device and frame mockups, 26 3D rendered text, hero images, and much more.

  • Price: $24

Merry Christmas greetings & doodles

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In addition to 50 adorable doodles, this Christmas pack includes 13 greeting card templates, 3 patterns, and an Advent calendar.

  • Price: $14

Polar Bears, Christmas illustrations

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Polar bears make everything look adorable. This bundle features 8 cute polar bear characters, 12 greeting cards, 3 patterns, 7 labels, and more.

  • Price: $12

Christmas & New Year’s Icons

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This pack comes with 75 Christmas and 55 New Year’s icons, all hand-drawn. Each icon in the bundle is available in 4 different graphic styles.

  • Price: $32

Christmas Illustrations toolkit

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This cute Christmas bundle includes 16 character illustrations featuring a Dog, Santa, Bear, Penguin, and more. It also includes 40 Christmas items, 10 hand-drawn decorative elements, and many others.

  • Price: $9

Hand-drawn Christmas Tree elements

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This hand-drawn pack includes over 30 different Christmas tree elements, shapes, and icons in vector and PNG formats.

  • Price: $6

Christmas Characters Set

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Create your own unique Christmas story with this creative Christmas characters set, which comes with over 30 different elements.

  • Price: $8

Noël Christmas Collection

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Noël Christmas Collection takes an interesting approach to Christmas design. Instead of the predictable Red-colored Christmas designs, this collection adds a whimsical look to all of its 180 items.

  • Price: $25

Christmas Birds & Flowers Vectors

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This set features 58 different Christmas clipart elements including a cardinal bird, a chickadee bird, poinsettias, flowers, leaves, a pine cone, and a whole lot more.

  • Price: $6

Hand Drawn Christmas Quotes in Shapes

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These stylish Christmas quotes will fit in nicely with your Christmas card designs or flyer designs. The pack contains 5 hand-drawn quotes in shapes.

  • Price: $12

Christmas Wreath & Frame Collection

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This pack includes 25 designs of Christmas wreath and frames. Perfect for designing Christmas related invitations, newsletters, cards, and stationery.

  • Price: $12

Watercolor Christmas Clipart

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In this bundle, you’ll get over 100 Christmas elements, 5 Christmas card designs, and 2 seamless patterns, all in one affordable pack.

  • Price: $9

Christmas cards set

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No need to design your own Christmas cards. This pack includes 20 card templates for both Christmas and New Year.

  • Price: $25

Hand Drawn Christmas Badges

14
  • Price: Free

White Christmas Badges

13
  • Price: Free

Merry Christmas Poster

2
  • Price: Free

Dark Blue Christmas Background

16
  • Price: Free

Retro Christmas Badges

15
  • Price: Free

Hand Painted Christmas Tree

12
  • Price: Free

Watercolor Christmas Card

11
  • Price: Free

Christmas Card with Red Ribbon

10
  • Price: Free

Retro Christmas Party Label

3
  • Price: Free

Cute Christmas Party Flyer

5
  • Price: Free

Green Christmas Background with Baubles

6
  • Price: Free

Christmas Card in Watercolor Style

7
  • Price: Free

Boxing Day Sales Labels

22
  • Price: Free

Striped Christmas Flyer

1
  • Price: Free

Christmas Greeting Card with Garlands

8
  • Price: Free

Christmas Party Invitation Template

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Christmas party invitation with ribbons, stars and flowers. Two different color variations included – beige and green.

  • Price: $6

Christmas Party Invitation Flyer

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You can use this template for your home party or club party to invite friends, relatives and other people. Easy to edit the text and font.

  • Price: $6

Big Christmas Medallion Collection

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This big collection is all you need to make all of your Christmas and winter holidays stationery. A total of 113 + 2 hand painted watercolor elements, patterns and backgrounds – all in co-ordinating colors and high quality.

  • Price: $25

Christmas Party Flyer

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The PSD file is very well organized in folders and layers. You can modify everything very easyily. Changing the color style, pictures and the typo is no problem. The main folders that will require most customization are highlighted in different colors.

  • Price: $9

Christmas Party Flyer Template

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This Christmas party flyer template is very modern PSD (Photoshop) flyer that will give the perfect promotion for your upcoming event or nightclub party coming up on Holidays of Christmas and New Year. All elements are in separate layers and text is editable.

  • Price: $7

Christmas Design Elements Kit

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Cute doodle Christmas design kit. The elements are very easy to combine and will help you in making your own designs.

  • Price: $18

Seamless Christmas Patterns

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Perfect for making invites, invitation cards, and much more. The pack includes 6 PNG files (1000 x 1000 px) with transparent background so you can easily pick your own color to match with your project. The design is for your personal use or small crafts business.

  • Price: $5

Christmas Holiday Vintage Florals

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Our Christmas Holiday Floral Clipart set includes 40 PNG files with transparent backgrounds, 40 JPG files with white backgrounds and 1 Adobe Illustrator vector file containing all 40 images in vector format. The PNGs and JPGs are 300DPI and approximately 10 inches at their widest point.

  • Price: $6

Christmas Invitations

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This collection is perfect for printed paper products, handmade craft items and web design. You can use these invites for a number of purposes and occasions on Christmas.

  • Price: $6

Watercolour Christmas Set

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A beautiful set of Christmas Holiday watercolor designs, background and patterns to decorate your holiday projects! Use them in personal craft or in small business as a part of your own creative composition. Product contains ZIP folder with high quality PNG and JPEG clip art pictures.

  • Price: $6

Retro Christmas Illustrations

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Authentic, 1940s and 1950s Christmas illustrations scanned in high resolution. Carefully checked for copyright, thoroughly restored and ready for you to use for all kinds of personal and commercial design projects.

  • Price: $28

Christmas-Holiday Photo Overlays

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Christmas and holiday overlays with hand drawn and textured greetings and distressed textures.

  • Price: $10

Christmas Seamless Patterns

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18 Christmas digital papers in red and white colors. Each pattern is seamless and can be tiled seamlessly in any directions. JPG files at high resolution with 300 DPI. Vector files can be resized without losing quality and can be recolored easily.

  • Price: $7

Christmas Eve Digital Papers

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Twelve beautifully designed digital papers, saved as 300 DPI, 12 x 12 inches JPEG. You can use these backgrounds for your next Christmas based design projects.

  • Price: $8

Christmas Watercolors Based Elements

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50 elements (JPG on white background, 300 dpi). 20 different individual branches (12 branches of pine, 2 holly, mistletoe bush 1, 2 bumps, 3 branches with red berries + some red berries). 2 glasses of mulled wine (+ 2 empty glass glasses). Spicy ingredients for mulled wine (2 apples, ginger, cloves, anise, 3 orange slices50, vanilla, cinnamon). Sweets (biscuits in the shape of stars, cookies with chocolate, marshmallows, candy stick, cookies).

  • Price: $20

Christmas Vector Elements

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This pack is filled with icons, labels and many design elements based on Christmas format. All elements are organized by layers. It’s easy to hide or move any element.

  • Price: $6

Christmas Wreaths Clipart

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Hand painted wreaths and other floral elements are the perfect illustration for your Christmas cards, Christmas tags and other your Holiday ideas.

  • Price: $10

Christmas Lights Decorations Set

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Set of 11 vector brushes festive strands of Christmas lights makes it quick and easy to customize your holiday projects. These can be used on illustrations, cards and almost any similar design formats.

  • Price: $8

Licorice Christmas Watercolor Kit

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This set includes 37 high-quality elements, that will be very helpful in creating gift cards, apparel prints, posters, presentations and so much more.

  • Price: $19

Christmas Flyers Bundle

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These beautiful Christmas flyer templates are very easy to customise. All of the elements are isolated on different layers and the text is fully editable for each flyer and facebook cover. So you can use the fonts we suggest or use your own if you wish.

  • Price: $9

Christmas Patterns Pack

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Perfect for making invites, invitation cards, Seasons greetings cards, Christmas cards, party decorations, party favor tags, label stickers, scrapbooking, stationary, gift wrap, packaging, t-shirt, baby clothes, buttons, pendants, holiday gifts, print on fabrics and so much more.

  • Price: $5

Christmas Hand-Crafted Illustrations Bundle

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You can incorporate these Christmas illustrations into your creations. Included illustrations can be used in and out of the Christmas season, making this set an all-year-round resource.

  • Price: $25

Christmas Clipart

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This Christmas clipart pack contains 44 separate seamless elements that you can use in your Christmas related designs. All elements come in vector format with 300 DPI.

Price: $8

Christmas Icons and Elements Set

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This set of images can be used for printed paper products, web design, digital or paper scrapbooking, stickers, magnets, or invitations.

  • Price: $8

Christmas Trees Illustrations

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A collection of mod Christmas trees and snowflakes in red, green, pink, silver, and gold. Pack contains an EPS file and also JPGS and PNG files of each tree.

  • Price: $8

Christmas Posters

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  • Price: $7

Christmas Paintings Pack

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You will get tons of watercolor paintings and ready print greeting card designs with this pack. All of them specially painted and scanned in high resolution. And also specially cleaned backgrounds with tablet on Photoshop. You can use with any colored grounds.

  • Price: $17

Christmas Greeting and Sticker Illustrations

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A Christmas collection of graphic elements. Perfect to create greeting cards, invitation, stickers or other Christmas designs.

  • Price: $9

Christmas Cats

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Christmas cats for your holiday designs, greeting cards, invitations, web graphics, scrap booking, posters, blogs and banners.

  • Price: $7

Christmas Border Designs

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Hand drawn Christmas doodle seamless borders for decorative design, cards, winter backgrounds, gift tags and labels.

  • Price: $5

Christmas Party Flyers

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A Christmas and Winter Party flyer template, with 2 Photoshop layered files. It’s fully editable, and CMYK print ready.

  • Price: $6

Christmas Baubles

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This set comes with 18 hand drawn Christmas decorative graphic elements. You can use these graphics to create your vintage Christmas cards, invitations, gift tags, gift wraps, cupcake toppers, web graphics, scrap booking and a lot more.

  • Price: $8

Watercolor Christmas Collection

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Set of watercolor posters on Christmas theme. Watercolor elements different kinds of drawing. On crumpled paper, chalkboard and on kraft. All ilustrations are in vivid and very colorful. Font is located on a separate layer.

  • Price: $24

Christmas Lights

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Christmas lights on dark background. Pack contains vector set with Ai and PSD format.

  • Price: $5

Christmas Graphics Set

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Christmas Collection with cute characters and graphic elements. Perfect for create greeting card, invitation, stickers or other your Christmas design. All elements on a white and black background.

  • Price: $8

Christmas Patterns Pack

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Christmas Kraft Paper in red, green and white holiday designs on kraft paper, Christmas digital background paper with ornaments, reindeer, plaid, snow, snowflakes,Christmas tree and more. This paper has a kraft paper background texture to look like traditional kraft paper.

  • Price: $6

Beautiful Christmas Background

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Christmas decorations: fur-tree branches, colorful glass balls, a candle, red glittering snowflakes, cinnamon sticks and anise stars on a rough wooden background with a copy space.

  • Price: $9

Christmas Cards Bundle

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This pack contains Christmas lettering and Christmas cards with horizontal, vertical and square sizes. You can print this cards or use the web version.

  • Price: $8

Christmas Bundle

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Large collection of Christmas cards, invitations, ornaments, design elements and tags. Since they’re all in vector format you get lots of ornaments, backgrounds, textures etc. that you can play around with to make your own creations.

  • Price: $14

Hand-drawn Christmas Elements Collection

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Are you ready for Christmas? This package, with a brand new hand-drawn elements, contains everything you need for Christmas design. You can create greeting cards, invitations, party design, decorate blog, and do anything with these elements.

  • Price: $14

Holiday Christmas Design Bundle

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This grand Christmas design pack contains over hundreds of beautifully designed vectors, flyer designs and over 36 Christmas card designs.

  • Price: $10

Christmas Ornaments Clipart Pack

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Watercolor Christmas clipart set is a beautiful digital set of 22 watercolor styled Christmas elements, snowflakes, deers, balls, wreaths, twigs and dividers. Perfect for winter holiday invitations, cards, baby and bridal shower invitations, any other winter invitation design, scrapbooking, cardmaking, announcement cards, blogs, logos and photo overlays.

  • Price: $6

Decorating for the holidays can include more than putting up a tree and adding tinsel. Decorating can extend to the digital space as well with great Christmas desktop backgrounds and wallpapers.

We’ve collected dozens of great Christmas desktop backgrounds, so you can change your screen every day during the holiday season if you like. While many of these desktop backgrounds and wallpapers are free, others can be found using stock image services or graphic design asset tools or marketplaces. Happy holidays!

Pine & Berries

A beautiful desktop depiction of pine, berries, and mistletoe that still leaves plenty of room for icons on your computer!

Red Christmas

A bold, red Christmas wallpaper that really puts you in the festive mood.

Minimal Christmas Decorations

A beautiful collage of Christmas decorations with a plain background. Stylish and minimal!

Christmas Tree Close-Up Wallpaper

Forget the traditional Christmas tree form, this is a close-up texture-style wallpaper of a holiday classic.

Bringing the Christmas Tree Home

A beautiful tilt-shift image that shows off a Christmas tree on top of a camper van. At a novel scale!

Christmas Garland Desktop

A string of holiday decorations set against a red background.

Star Pattern + Blank Space

A red string and a collection of star decorations, set against a plain dark background.

Single Christmas Ornament

Just a single Christmas ornament, with a stylish depth of field. Wallpaper simplicity!

Snowflake Macro

A super-close-up of one of the most beautiful things in nature —  a snowflake. Perfect for your desktop wallpaper.

Mini Christmas Scene

A beautiful little Christmas scene for your desktop wallpaper, with a few Christmas trees and a festive church!

Minimal Snowy Tree

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A simple snowy tree – even undecorated – can get you in the holiday spirit. This Christmas desktop background is simple and leaves plenty of room for you to actually see desktop icons.

Santa Flying

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The artistic style of this Santa flying through the sky with his reindeer is a grown-up interpretation of the childhood scene. The dark style is beautiful and not too busy for a desktop wallpaper.

Christmas Tree

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If asymmetrical balance is your style, this Christmas tree wallpaper features a fun style with lights on a dark background.

Blue Christmas

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Not every Christmas decoration has to be red and green. This simple blue holiday ornament emanates holiday sparkle.

Gift Delivery

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Gift Delivery is a fun representation of how much time it seems to take for the holiday season to arrive. The desktop wallpaper is sure to be a conversation starts if anyone glimpses your screen.

Christmas Letters

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This Christmas desktop background should appeal to all the wordsmiths out there.

Snowman Wallpaper

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Not every Christmas desktop background has to be just for the holiday, a fun winter scene – such as this lifelike snowman – can be equally nice.

Christmas Garland

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Simple garland on a wood background is eye-appealing and features just a hint of the holiday season for your desktop wallpaper.

Snowman

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This cool snowman desktop wallpaper features a fun design with plenty of space around it. Great for people that prefer a background without too much going on.

Christmas Volcano

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An explosion of gifts is every child’s dream. This representation shows exactly that.

Happy Holidays Sign

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The texture of this Christmas wall paper is nice and provides plenty of room for visible icons on the screen. It has a bit of a trendy and retro vibe.

Christmas Lights

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Move a design trend to a holiday trend. This gradient Christmas desktop wallpaper includes fun color, holiday snowflakes and a cheerful design.

Holiday Glitter

christmas desktop backgrounds

A characteristic of the season is certainly sparkle. This glitter desktop background fits the bill.

Happy New Year

christmas desktop backgrounds

Here’s a little holiday greeting for the devs. Happy New Year is a fun desktop wallpaper to end the holiday season.

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the time of the year to create a beautiful greeting card design for friends and family. We’ve collected the perfect Christmas card templates to help you create a stunning Christmas card design in Photoshop.

Most people usually just tag everyone on a Facebook post to wish them a Happy Christmas. But nothing beats a good old-fashioned Christmas card you can post to everyone to show how much you care (and appreciate the important people in your life). A thoughtful greeting card says a lot about a person!

There’s no need to buy Christmas cards in bulk. You can actually make your own using a simple Christmas card template. We’ve collected a bunch of amazing Christmas card templates you can easily download and customize with Photoshop to personalize the design as your own!

Cute Christmas Card Templates Set

Cute Christmas Card Templates Set

These cute and adorable Christmas cards will definitely help you create an amazing card that stands out from the crowd. The creative designs in these templates are not only colorful and beautiful but also help put a smile on your face. The bundle includes 4 different designs and comes in print-ready Photoshop and Illustrator formats.

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Christmas Photo Cards Templates

Christmas Photo Cards Templates

Create a more personalized Christmas card using these photo card templates. This bundle comes with 2 different Christmas card designs. You can easily add a photo of your family into the design using Photoshop smart objects and print it out in landscape or portrait layout. As a bonus, there’s also an Instagram post template as well.

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Modern Christmas Card Template

Modern Christmas Card Template

This Christmas card template features a bold and an elegant design that will surely attract anyone’s attention. It comes with a dark color theme featuring lots of Christmas-themed ornaments. You can edit the template using Photoshop and print in A4 or A5 sizes.

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Colorful Christmas Card Template

Colorful Christmas Card Template

This Christmas card is appropriate for all audiences. Which means you can send it to everyone in your family and friends. It features smart objects to let you easily customize the design, text, and colors however you like.

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Minimal Christmas Card Template

Minimal Christmas Card Template

A quite an original Christmas card template that features a minimalist and a dark color theme. The minimalism certainly adds a more elegant look to this card design, making it best for sending to your co-workers, employees, and even to your boss.

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Red Christmas Card Template

Red Christmas Card Template

This template is also available in A4 and A5 sizes. The bright red and colorful design makes it certainly more attractive than most other cards. It can be easily customized with Photoshop as well.

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White Christmas Card Template

White Christmas Card Template

If you’re preparing to celebrate a white Christmas, this template will be perfect to spread the same feeling and the season of joy with your friends and family. It comes to you as an editable PSD file.

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Fun Christmas Card Template

Fun Christmas Card Template

This unique Christmas card template features an attractive design that makes it almost look and feel like a design out of a Christmas sweater. It’s available as a fully layered PSD file featuring smart objects.

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Reindeer Christmas Card Template

Raindeer Christmas Card Template

This Christmas card template will definitely grab the attention of the younger audience. The adorable reindeers on the front give it a fun and entertaining look to the card design.

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Simple Christmas Card Templates

Simple Christmas Card Templates

A set of minimal and simple Christmas card templates featuring different styles of designs. The templates are available in 4 x 6 size and in both Photoshop and Illustrator formats. You’ll be able to customize the design, colors, and shapes to your preference.

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Elegant Christmas Card Template

Elegant Christmas Card Template

An elegant and a beautiful Christmas card template that will make your card stand out from all the other cards out there. This template is perfect for sending season greetings to all kinds of audiences while also showing off class.

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Unique Christmas Card Template

Unique Christmas Card Template

Another minimalist and creative Christmas card template that features stylish cutout design. All of the objects, shapes, and colors in the design are fully customizable with Photoshop.

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Christmas Cards Templates Collection

Christmas Cards Templates Collection

This pack comes with 3 different card designs featuring unique illustrations, shapes, and colors. The template can be customized with either Photoshop or Illustrator and it’s available in A5 size.

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Editable Christmas Card Template

Editable Christmas Card Template

An elegant Christmas card template that features a minimal design with a creative letterpress-style illustration. The template features smart objects and available as a fully-layered PSD file.

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Pixelated Christmas Card Template

Pixelated Christmas Card Template

This card design comes with a modern layout featuring a creative and pixelated background. The template is easily customizable with Photoshop and it’s available in A5 and A4 sizes.

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Creative Christmas Card Template

Creative Christmas Card Template

This creative and colorful Christmas card template comes with lots of Christmas-themed objects and ornaments all over its design. The template is fully customizable with Photoshop and includes free fonts.

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Clean Christmas Card Template

Clean Christmas Card Template

A clean and a unique Christmas card template that features an unordinary design. This template is also fully editable and comes with smart objects, free fonts, and multiple sizes.

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Christmas & Happy New Year Card Template

Christmas & Happy New Year Card Template

Get two birds with one stone by using this Christmas card template. This card will allow you to send greetings to both Christmas and the new year at the same time with one card. That’s smart thinking.

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Joyful Christmas Card Template

Joyful Christmas Card Template

Another colorful Christmas card template featuring seasonal designs, colors, and patterns. The template is easily customizable with Photoshop and its available in A4 and A5 sizes.

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Kids Christmas Card Template

Kids Christmas Card Template

This fun and attractive Christmas card template is perfect for making cards for children. The design is simple and fun enough to attract a kid’s attention. You can edit it with Photoshop.

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4 Vintage Christmas Cards Templates

4 Vintage Christmas Cards Templates

If you’re a fan of vintage designs, you can use these unique templates to create a vintage-themed Christmas card that stands out from the crowd. The bundle includes 4 different templates in editable PSD files.

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10 Christmas Cards & Backgrounds Set

10 Christmas Cards & Backgrounds Set

This is a collection of Christmas-themed designs that can be used as both Christmas-cards or backgrounds for your various other designs. It includes 10 different customizable PSD templates featuring modern designs.

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The countdown is on. There are just weeks, days even, remaining until the holiday. We all know that designers can be tough to shop for, so our gift list should be a life-saver!

We’ve collected a list of super cool gift ideas for designers, to help you be the perfect secret (or not-so-secret) Santa this holiday season. We’ve got you covered with everything from 3D printing pens to metallic artwork!

New iPad Pro

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We couldn’t compile a gift guide without something new from Apple. The newest iPad Pro is this season’s most-wanted item. It’s got all the power of a computer, works with the Apple Pencil for easy drawing, features an add-on, full-size keyboard. Plus, this iPad will even run Photoshop. It’s the perfect tool for working on the go, playing or both.

Timbuk2 Laptop Bag

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The Timbuk2 backpack is better than any laptop case and is commuter-friendly. This bag looks great and has pockets for everything from a computer to pens and chargers. The sleek design is appropriate for men or women, too.

Mark One Pen

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Mark One is a minimal, seamless pen that looks as good as it feels. It’s custom machined, all-metal, retractable pen with a ceramic-based exterior coating for long lasting durability. These pens are designed to last forever and it will likely be the favorite of whoever gets it.

Lap Desk

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The Lap Desk is a lightweight all-in-one solution to using your laptop on the couch or in bed. It features a large area to hold a computer (15 inches), built-in mousepad and place for your phone.

Panobook Notebook

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Panobook is a panoramic notebook that’s made to lay flat on a desktop for easy use with a beautiful cover and materials, so you’ll want to keep those sketches even after the notebook is full. The pages feature dot grid markers to make it easy to draw, sketch UI designs and outline artwork.

LED Word Clock

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The LED Word Clock displays time as text on a black and white, minimal-style display. It comes in several sizes – for a desk or wall – and can be a real conversation piece for a home office or other workspace.

Pantone Solid Guide Set

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Every designer loves a Pantone Guide. The Solid Guide Set includes all five spot color guides: Formula Guide Coated & Uncoated, Pastels & Neons, Metallics, and Premium Metallics. It includes all 2,678 colors in the Pantone Matching System to provide designers with the greatest array of Pantone’s spot colors.

Displate Metal Poster

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Take your poster game to the next level with Displate magnet-mounted metal prints. These posters are way nicer than paper prints and serve as a true talking point in a room. Each print – and there are so many to choose from – features a matte finish on a metal backing using a giclée print process. They even come gift packed to make the holidays that much easier.

“Lettering and Modern Calligraphy”

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Hand lettering is a trend and useful design technique. This book provides tools and techniques for beginners to start drawing letters by hand – it’s a lot like sketching. (Pair it with a nice notebook and pens for a gift that almost any designer will love.)

Chalkboard Mug

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Forget trying to find a coffee mug with the perfect saying on it – let your favorite designers write their own on this chalkboard mug. The microwave safe item allows you to use standard chalk to pen a doodle or message and then erase it and try again later.

Micro Sleeve Slim Wallet

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The Bellroy Micro Sleeve is a slim, leather wallet that fits a few credit cards and bills. It’s so small that you won’t worry about carrying too much junk, but just the right size for essentials in a sleek design.

Gather Desk Organizer

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The Gather desk organizer in a minimal, modular organizer. You can adapt it to your workspace by moving elements on the organizer within the sliding grid tray. The design is sleek as well – something designers will love – and it will look great in any workspace. You can also add extra pieces such as a coaster, sticky notes holder, headphone stand and more.

CMYK Socks

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Sometimes a total geek-out gift can show how much you care. These CMYK socks are just that gift. The artwork is simple, and designers will know this comes from the heart.

3D Doodler

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The 3D Doodler is a pen that allows you to draw real objects. Draw shapes, lines and anything else imaginable for a sketch that comes to life. It works using click-to-extrude heated plastic which hardens rapidly, allowing you to draw in 3D, freehand or using stencils. Make art, fix things, design wearable items, build models and decorate a space. Plus, it brings out your inner child in a hurry.

Wake-Up Alarm Clock

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If getting up in the morning is an issue, this clock gradually adds natural light to the room. The lamp and alarm can make it easier to get moving … and keeps you from waking in the dark.

Wireframe Card Deck

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Here’s a card deck that’s fun and practical. The Wireframe Deck includes 80 cards with common website and UI elements to help you arrange and build projects on the tabletop before starting with a computer. It’s a great brainstorming and visualization tool.

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