Dezign Sense #1

This issue features Freeform by Apple, Aritifex Hand Typeface, Jon Moore, Severance UI and two UI Tips to improve your workflows.

Dezign Sense #1

Welcome to the first issue of Dezign Sense! πŸŽ‰

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As I mentioned, this visual, weekly newsletter focuses on enhancing a designer's sense of approach, choice-making and creativity in aesthetics and function.

Let's dive into this week's stuff. πŸ‘€

Type of the Week

Every week, I share my love for typefaces, one at a time. Written text is one of the dominant ways we humans communicate. Knowing how it can be used in context, can enhance the communication in subtle but powerful ways.

Today let us explore Aritifex Hand by Connary Fagen.

Graphic with centered text. The title is Artifex Hand with subtitle "by Connery Fagen". Description says "An elegant, calligraphic sans-serif, best suited for short and long form text in editorial and branding."
Graphic showing a snippet of a page and a business card, both using Artifex Hand. From top to bottom, the page snippet has page number 03, title Renaissance and text description of renaissance. Business card has two line address, fictional store name "New Harbor" and tagline that says "The lighting store for your home".

If you like this, you can also checkout other typefaces by Connary that pair well.

Tips of the Week

Small techniques compound and enhance your overall workflow in Design. Here are some tips that inspired me over the last few days.

Tools of the Week

Some systems, apps, products, plugins add significant value than others. Here are some you can explore this week.


Over the past few months, I've tried Freeform app by Apple and it is one of the most exciting and powerful creator products to come from Apple team after Pages, Keynote or Notes. If you know Canva or Figma, this is a simpler, easier, free tool for penning down your thoughts spatially. My most favourite things about it are the interactions across devices and an ability to bring any file onto the canvas.


Often we wish we could see what is the equivalent pixel dimension of a physical size. Instead of relying on various web converters, here's a nifty little Figma plugin β€” Converter that can help you out right in the place you need it.

System 22 by Jon Moore

Not all UI Kits are tuned to an every-day use. Here's one β€” System 22 a UI kit that is exhaustive and can be your daily resource when it comes to producing quick interface screens.

Teases of the Week

Here are some visual delights to tease you, from the world of graphics and interfaces that can inspire you in your projects.

Typography in Severance β€Ίβ€Ί
High Rise Film Poster by Chris Thornley
Sonny's Personal Site made in Framer
Card Hover Interactions by Brad Cornes

Hope you've enjoyed it. If you have a suggestion or a thought, you can reply to this email or reach me on twitter β€” @arjunphlox. Β 

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See you all next week with another set of tasteful gems. 🫢🏼