Callum Chapman
Callum Chapman is a self-employed blogger, author, graphic designer and illustrator. He is the founder of Circlebox Blog, and is also the founder & co-owner of, a design blog dedicated to giving cool products away! Drop him a line at Twitter!
  • Design & Illustration
    Showcase of Textures in Print DesignPreview
    The use of textures can dramatically improve your print design work. You can (if used sensibly) add more depth to your work, whether your work be business cards, advertisements or posters. The results of using texture in your print design projects can be completely different every time, depending on various factors such as what textures you use, how many textures you use, and how you apply them to your work. This post showcases a great selection of print design projects that make good use of textures; making the work more visually appealing. The showcase is followed by a small selection of useful links and resources.Read More…
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    Design & Build a 1980s iOS Phone App: Design Comp SlicingPreview
    Welcome to the fourth installment in our series on how to both design and build a 1980s version of the iOS "Phone" app. In this tutorial, we will be learning how to use Photoshop to slice the app design comp in order to continue building and skinning the app with Xcode.Read More…
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    Design & Build a 1980s iOS Phone App: Design the Phone Screen & Settings ScreenPart two
    Welcome to the second part in our "Design & Build a 1980s iOS Phone App" series, where we will be teaching you all the steps necessary to both design and code a "Phone" app similar to the default version on the iPhone. In this tutorial, we will complete the interface design of our app.Read More…
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    Design & Build a 1980s iOS Phone App: Design the Contacts ScreenPart one
    Welcome to the first in a series that will cover all the steps necessary to both design and code a "Phone" application! Our application will function much like the default iPhone version with one very important aesthetic twist: our design is inspired by the 1980s. This is a hands-on series, so read on and let's get started!Read More…
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    iOS Design Roundup: 5 Great Camera ApplicationsCamera preview
    There are probably hundreds of iPhone applications related to photography and film now, yet only a small selection of them have really made it. In this article, we'll be looking at five different iPhone camera applications (including the official iOS 'Camera' app) and examining the pros and cons of their design.Read More…
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    Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With These Delicious Vintage AdvertisementsPreview
    Sweets and chocolates have been around forever! This post takes a look at vintage and retro advertisements of some of our favorite treats, past and present. These advertisements range from the very early 20th century (1900's) all the way up to the mid-80's with the newest advertisement showcased here being from 1984. We will be looking at some of the trends and styles used; many of which are still being used today.Read More…
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    Design an iPhone Bank App in Photoshop: Part 3Preview
    In this quick tip tutorial, we're going to be creating a nice little stylish iPhone icon for the make-believe application "Bankapp" that was part of a recently published user interface design tutorial here on Mobiletuts+.Read More…
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    Design an iPhone Bank App in Photoshop: Part 2Preview
    This is the second in a two-part tutorial series on designing an iPhone banking application. In this part of the series, we will be designing the main layout/content of each of these pages: the menu/home page, the statement page, and the add account screens. Missed part one? Get up to speed by reading it here.Read More…
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    Design an iPhone Bank App in Photoshop: Part 1Preview
    In this tutorial, we're going to be designing the user interface of a financial based iPhone application in Photoshop. We will be using a truck-load of modern techniques to really make this design pop! The tutorial will be split into two parts, so be sure to subscribe via RSS or E-mail to check out the rest of the tutorial!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    10 Essential Elements to a Cheesy Romantic Novel Cover DesignPreview
    Most genres of books tend to have "styles" and "trends" that they follow, just like most other types of work such as web design; it becomes the norm to follow these trends. Romantic novel book covers tend be a bit cheesy and predictable. This post looks at a small selection of cheesy romance novel covers, and lists some essential elements for if and when you ever find yourself designing one of your own!Read More…
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    Twitter Background Design - Great Tips and Gorgeous ExamplesPreview
    We all know that gaining Twitter followers is down to how often you tweet and what you tweet about - or if you're a website owner and use Twitter, a way to communicate with your readers. However, there are additional ways to increase the chances of new stumblers to follow you, one of them being by having an interesting background.Read More…
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    40 Free Headline TypefacesPreview
    Using strong typography will increase the quality and visual appearance of your work, after all strong typographic skills are one of the many keys to great design! This round-up presents 40 beautiful fonts suitable for typographic illustrations, headlines and sub-headers.Read More…