2008: A Year in Review

In 2008, this website celebrated a number of exciting milestones.  In May, I officially launched this site as a means to display my personal portfolio to prospective employers.  At the time, I had just lost my job and I was looking to start fresh in a new design job somewhere.  As time went on, the focus of this site changed from a means to showcase my portfolio to a platform to share my opinions and design resources with other designers.  Since then, I’ve published some really great articles, freebies and tutorials but since this site is relatively new I decided to review some of my favorite posts just in case some of you guys missed them.  Thanks again and I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!


Vector Freebies: Paint Brushes Set 4

The Most Retro Line Illustrator Brushes Ever!

104 Incredible Retro-Style Pixelated Illustrator Brushes

50 Ridiculous Retro-Style Broken Line Illustrator Brushes

105 Stunning Retro Tech-Shaped Illustrator Brushes

106 Delicious Water Color Illustrator Brushes

105 More Delicious Water Color Illustrator Brushes

104 Scribbled Dry Erase Marker-Styled Illustrator Brushes

81 Amazing Argyle Illustrator Brushes


50 Krazy Kaleidoscope Doodad Vectors

10 Scribbled Snowflake Vectors


50 Plaid Pattern Illustrator Swatches

50 Astonishing Argyle Pattern Swatches for Illustrator

25 Seamless Polka Dot Pattern Swatches

55 Seamless Line & Crosshatch Swatches


Free Textures: Dry Sand


Create a Burberry Style Plaid with Illustrator in 4 Steps

Create a Burberry Style Plaid Part II: Applying a Twill Pattern


Meet Designer & Blogger Adelle Charles

Meet Bittbox Founder Jay Hilgert

Meet Abduzeedo Founder Fabio Sasso

Meet Sean Hodge, Editor of PSDTUTS & VECTORTUTS

Meet Steven Snell, the Man Behind Vandelay Design, and Traffikd

Meet Andrew Houle, Founder of

Meet Lisa Sabin-Wilson, The Person Who Literally Wrote the Book on WordPress


127 RSS Feeds That All Designers Should Subscribe To

63 Extraordinary Companies that Support the Design Community