Apply Pixels Blog

Articles & tutorials to level up your design skills

The Comeback of Fun in Visual Design

It’s finally here. A swing of the pendulum. A reemergence of fun in visual design.

Michael Flarup
Jul 1, 2020

Social Media Image Templates 2020

Free templates that help you always get the right size for covers, hero images, ads, posts and profile pictures on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest

Anders Bothmann
Jun 10, 2020

Designing a Favicon in 2019

In this article will show you exactly how to design a favicon. We'll start with some top tips for what your favicon should look like, then move on to specific advice.

Emil Baehr
Sep 30, 2019

Designing for iOS 13

Unfolding the most important additions and changes to keep in mind when designing and developing apps for iOS 13.

Emil Baehr
Jul 2, 2019

Social Media Image Templates 2019

Free templates that help you always get the right size for covers, hero images, ads, posts and profile pictures on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Michael Flarup
May 14, 2019

Meet Apply Pixels 2.0

Today we’re excited to introduce Apply Pixels 2.0 — a new chapter in our efforts to empower creatives through resources.

Michael Flarup
Mar 6, 2019

Why Join Apply Pixels?

Apply Pixels is a new design resource platform made just for you! Here’s all the reasons why you should join us.

Michael Flarup
Feb 28, 2019

Designing iPhone Screenshots

Easy-to-follow tips on how to design great screenshots for the App Store.

Emil Baehr
Mar 12, 2018

Designing Splash Screens

How to design great splash screens.

Emil Baehr
Jan 17, 2018

Designing Logos

Creating a logo is design distilled. In this article I run through the aspects I think makes a good logo.

Michael Flarup
Aug 14, 2017

What Everyone Should Know About The Process of Designing Apps

How do you design apps? Here’s what everyone should know about the process.

Michael Flarup
Dec 23, 2016

How To Design Better App Icons

In this article and film I discuss best practises when designing app icons and how to create memorable, apt and unique icons for mobile platforms.

Michael Flarup
Mar 18, 2015

Creating Icons for the Apple Watch

An in-depth look at how to make Apple Watch icons and how they differ from their iOS siblings.

Michael Flarup
Mar 8, 2015

How do I use the Templates?

The goal of all the templates on this site is to make it easier, faster and more efficient to create icons and other assets for the screen. Here’s how.

Michael Flarup
Feb 8, 2015

Designing for Fun

It’s not form follows function after all, it’s form follows fun.

Michael Flarup
Feb 7, 2015

Designing Android Product Icons

Android iconography has changed under Google’s material guidelines. It’s a new dawn for icons on Android so obviously we need to build some tools for it!

Michael Flarup
Feb 7, 2015

Improving Exports with Bicubic Scaling

Learn how Bicubic scaling might help with those sharp contrast issues that happens when you scale things in Photoshop.

Michael Flarup
Jan 29, 2015

The Hunt for the Squircle

Arguably the largest change to the daily workings of icon designers in recent history was the icon corner radius introduced in iOS 7.

Michael Flarup
Jan 24, 2015

Icons and Logos are Not the Same

Icons and Logos are two completely separate design disciplines requiring different tools and different mindsets.

Michael Flarup
Jan 5, 2015

Let’s Talk Icons

What is an icon? Where are icons used? What makes a good app icon? All this and the secret to becoming an icon designer in this talk.

Michael Flarup
Dec 31, 2014