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The BEST Newsletters Every New Digital Designer Should Know

To be a designer in the past, you had to attend a post-secondary institution, do an internship or two, and then make your way up the career ladder. Learning was formal, and access to conferences, exclusive magazines, and extra courses was a privilege.

Now with the World Wide Web being so accessible: design tools and tricks are at the palm of our hands if you have the right resources and connections. This year, the biggest skill I have gained while learning UX design was being resourceful. If I don’t know about it now, I will know by the end of the week with the right amount of research. I am a big learner and love to discover new trends and ideas in my field.

Here are my top current newsletters that have made an impact on my digital design journey.

1. Dribbble Newsletter

Dribble is a social media platform where creatives showcase their designs and bodies of work in a single snapshot. Despite having a newsletter to promote “shots” done by featured creatives, their newsletter is surprisingly filled with actual, helpful blog posts for new and upcoming designers.

2. UX Design Weekly

Curated by product designer Kenny Chen, this gem is packed with useful resources and hand-picked ux articles to help any new designer. Each email showcases a different featured portfolio site, which is a bonus if you are looking for inspiration from others.

3. TLDR

TLDR is a tech lover’s favorite. If you need some conversation starters at your next networking event or just want to keep up with STEM trends, this is the daily newsletter to get.

4. Design is Expansive

This is a very new newsletter written by UI/UX designer Akash Solanki and it is pretty great so far. If you are looking for some inspirational storytelling and access to connect with other designers, this is the newsletter for you.

Illustration from antivirusakash@getrevue.co

You will be surprised at what you might come across in these newsletters.

I have gotten so many free resources, insights, and inspiration from following these hand-picked newsletters, and I hope this list will inspire you to become a resourceful creative as well.

Sincerely,

Arienne J

Arienne Visuals

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Great Holiday Gifts for Journal Writers!

Holidays are around the corner and so was post cyber monday deals. I encouraged a lot of my readers to start different forms of entertainment that do not require staring at a screen this winter. One of those things was journaling. Journaling has proven to release stress and is a great way to express yourself without judgment or approval. Journaling is an art form.

I personally love creating junk journals with random stickers and clippings. My first junk journal was gifted to me by my cousin who hand made one and passed it on to me, and I was really grateful for the sincere gift of writing creativity.

To help kick off your journal or to get a gift for a friend, here are some fun journal items and accessories you can get off of SheIn.

Fun items to Kick Off Yours or Your Friend’s Journal

Unique Pens

Pattern Clippings Aesthetic

Monthly Stamps

Astrology Stickers

Green Plants Stickers

Polaroid Photos

Bookmark Clips

A New Journal

Right now SheIn is having a big extended Cyber Monday Sale so make sure to get your journal items early before the holidays!

Sincerely,

Arienne

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