Save up to 98% & arm yourself with the tools and knowledge of the digital creative’s trade [Deals]

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Learn the essential skills and software used by professional designers and animators.
Learn the essential skills and software used by professional designers and animators.
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Whether you’re a designer, animator, or any other kind of creative, your work requires skill, taste and, just as importantly, tools. Whether you’re making 3D architectural schematics, designing signage, or crafting a post-Internet seapunk masterpiece in MS Paint, we’ve assembled some of the best gear and lessons to empower your work at some of the lowest prices you’ll see. Check them out now, these deals will only be around for another day or two.

Get Thousands Of Design Elements With The Premium Design Library [Deals]

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I’m big on saving time, no matter what you do. So when an offer pops up that allows you to go to one place to get everything you need, I’m all for it – especially if the quality is top-notch. So if you’re a designer, there’s an offer available right now that gives you a “one stop shop” for plenty of your design needs.

With this offer, you’ll get a slew of design elements for 98% off the regular price – just $49 – in The Premium Design Bundle from Cult of Mac Deals.

Stack Up On Thousands Of Resources With The Summer Creative Design Bundle [Deals]

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As a designer, there is no such thing as too many resources. It’s simple – the more assets you have, the more combinations and unique designs you can deliver. With that in mind, the more designs you can deliver, the more dynamic of a designer you’ll be! If you are looking for a UI/UX bundle that has it all, look no further.

The Summer Creative Design Bundle is a Cult of Mac Deals special offer that gets you lifetime access to literally thousands of high-quality assets…for only $39!

Get New Logos, Website Redesigns, And More With 99designs [Deals]

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So you’re starting a new venture in 2013. Need a new logo for it? What about getting that web design dealt with so you can launch your first website? Perhaps it’s time to finally consider styling up your business cards?

Whatever your design needs may be, why limit yourself to one designer when you can tap into the talent of hundreds of talented artists? That’s what 99designs offers – and Cult of Mac Deals has an offer that lets you get $50 of high quality design services for only $25!

Facebook Recruits Apple’s Former iWeb, Numbers Design Engineer

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One user interface designer has swapped Cupertino for Menlo Park.
One user interface designer has swapped Cupertino for Menlo Park.

We often hear stories about Apple luring talented individuals away from rival companies over to its Cupertino campus. But sometimes it works the other way around. Facebook has installed a new Product Design Manager, Chris Weeldreyer, who previously worked as an Apple user interface design engineer.

Philippe Starck Confirms That ‘Revolutionary’ Apple Product Is Actually Steve Jobs’s Yacht

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So Stack wasn't working on a new Apple TV or the iPhone 5, but Steve's private yacht instead.
So Stack wasn't working on a new Apple TV or the iPhone 5, but Steve's private yacht instead.

French designer Philipe Starck teased us all last week when he revealed during a radio show interview that he had been working on a “revolutionary” new product with Apple that would launch within the next 8 months. As the news began to circulate, Apple quickly denied working with Starck, and the designer backtracked on his comments.

Starck has now confirmed that he was actually helping the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs design his own yacht.

Samsung Designer Denies He Copied Apple’s Devices, Is Confident He’ll Match Jony Ive One Day

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More people are recognizing Samsung because of its legal battles with Apple.
More people are recognizing Samsung because of its legal battles with Apple.

Apple and Samsung have battled in court over the design of a number of Samsung’s Galaxy products, which Apple believes were “slavishly” copied from the iPhone and iPad. However, the Korean company’s chief of mobile design maintains that the Galaxy is “original from the beginning,” and believes that one day, he will match Jony Ive by designing a truly iconic product.