August 8th: Weekly Design Links

“Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.” – Robert Kennedy

I’ve been doing these weekly design links posts for quite a while now (since May of 2016) and they’ve evolved a bit since then. In January I started doing a daily email version with 5 links a day called CreativeLinks.Club and that’s been an interesting ride also. As of last Friday, I’ve decided to change CreativeLinks.Club into a weekly email service instead of a daily. In essence it will mirror these weekly posts. If you prefer to consume these on Medium, then keep following and enjoy. If you want to get these via email, go to CreativeLinks.Club and sign up.

On to this week’s creative bounty…


Swiss House XXII Preonzo •

Web Design

Despacito Websites •

Divide and Conquer: Examples of Beautiful Split-Screen Layouts •

Empty States? More like You-Have-No-Idea-How-Much-Work-Goes-Into-Those States, amirite?? •


In Design, Empathy is Not Enough •

An Interaction Designer Books a Holiday •

Are Notifications A Dark Pattern? •

Self Promoting Here! — The Sad State of Payment Buttons •

Graphic Design

Getting it right: why infographics are not the same as data visualizations •


Bonet •

Montreal — Espace Pour La Vie cards •

Illustration Teardowns: Matisse Erwhere •


When to Solve Your Team’s Problems, and When to Let Them Sort It Out •

Figma 2.0: Now with Prototyping and Developer Handoff •

When you want to do everything, do this. •

How to Beat the Imposter Syndrome Feeling •


Geometric Magnetic Toys For Creative Play •

Delicious Brand Identity and Packaging: Utopick Chocolate Bars •


Calcula •

Imagine Making Your Own Font •



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