7 Awesome Design Resources for Startups and Entrepreneurs

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Collaboration tools and design tools are one of the greatest things to have on your side for working with a team for your startup, may it be a tool that would push your inspiration and motivation into full throttle, or tools to make work efficient.

While I was reading up on these tools and checking it out, I was pretty amazed and I really wished I had those tools way back when I was in college. I studied Multimedia Arts which covered about everything from graphics, to photography, to animation, web design and development and video and there were tons of projects with groups where we were tasked to make illustrations, paintings, programs and websites and if these tools existed back then, our lives would have been easier and team projects wouldn't be hard to organize. We used to just work with sending files around and stitching everything up or just really working all at the same time in one area (a library or coffee shop) to get things done quickly. Nothing against meeting up with everyone in person, of course. I still prefer working on projects face to face, but these tools here, like Zeplin seems to bridge that gap of working far apart with your team.

If you're looking for tools that'll help with design, check out these 7 design resources. They're pretty great!
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  • Profile picture of the author starkdigital
    nice that tools are awesome!
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  • Profile picture of the author brytespaklz
    The historical feature of Crayon Inspire makes it appealing.
    The overall list is a good one.
    Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Isabella
      Yep. It's a good way to find inspirstion and also a good way to pick up on design trends.
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  • Profile picture of the author Beckham
    thanks, That's great
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  • Profile picture of the author caitlynswanston
    very nice explanation. Looking for more such tutorials. Thanks for this. I wish I would have got this earlier.
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  • Profile picture of the author swsalim
    Thanks for sharing the tools. I use Sketch and XD before.
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    • Profile picture of the author Isabella
      How was your experience with sketch?
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      • Profile picture of the author swsalim
        Coming from Photoshop background, it takes a while to get used to. Sketch makes it easy to create my own UI Kit (symbols) and use it across all my documents. And there're plenty of useful plugins that could speed up your design process.
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        • Profile picture of the author Isabella
          Its specifically for UI right? Seems like it's doing its job. DO you still use it now?
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          • Profile picture of the author swsalim
            Yes, we use it to design responsive site too. It's easier now that we can create different size of artboard and reuse the symbols we created. I tried adobe XD for a bit while it's on beta but switching back to Sketch for now.
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          • Profile picture of the author swsalim
            What tools are you using now?
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            • Profile picture of the author Isabella
              I'm really interested in Sketch, sadly I don't use a Mac. I'd want to give a go at UI and web design eventually.

              Right now I use Photoshop. I do more of graphic design and digital art. So Photoshop is definitely my go to. Occasionally Paint Tool SAI. If I'm on my iPad, I use Autodesk Sketchbook or Procreate.
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              • Profile picture of the author swsalim
                You could probably try Adobe XD, I think you can install it on Windows. I kinda prefer Adobe XD in terms of the interface as it's so much cleaner and simpler. It's pretty similar to Sketch but when I was trying it out, it was lacking the essential plugins that would help you out during the designing process.
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                • Profile picture of the author Isabella
                  Thanks for the tip I'll definitely try that out. I've got a lot to learn about creating interfaces still (even websites). I'll give it a go~
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  • Really awesome, cool.
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