Jennifer Farley is a designer, illustrator and design instructor based in Ireland. She writes about design and illustration on her blog at Laughing Lion Design.

Jennifer's articles

  1. 6 Tools for Testing Mobile Web Designs

    One of the most important processes when designing for the web is testing. We’re all aware that one of the challenges of web design is ensuring the site looks good in multiple browsers. As the mobile web becomes more and more important, you need to know how your site or widget looks on a mobile device. But there are so many devices, how do we test them all?

  2. Free Display Fonts You Don’t Want to Miss

    Display fonts are most suitable for use as headlines, subheadings or possibly pull quotes, but not so great for body text. Display fonts are often considered to be “fun” fonts and can certainly add personality and flair to your design work.

  3. Focus on Typography: Size

    The size and contrast of your type are probably the two most important factors when making your pages legible. None of the fundamentals of typography—contrast, hierarchy, size, and space—work in isolation, but if the contrast is bad or if the size of your type is too small, you will lose readers.

  4. 5 Questions Every Logo Designer Should Ask

    Before a designer goes on to create a logo there are two basic questions that need to be answered: Who is the client? and who is the audience. In this post I’ll examine which questions to ask in order to better understand your client and the work at hand.