Group the cards and apply the shadow to the group instead of the individual cards. This way you don't have to merge all the shapes.
Bonus: your layers will be more organised, and you'll be sure that all cards have the same settings for the shadows.
Check this website for some generic device metrics.
When you are designing for apps, you're actually designing in dp but all programs call it px.
If you take the dp and times it by the density you will get the px for the screen.
An example of this is retina screen which has 2x pixel density, so it's fitting in 2 ...
Well I'm sure this is not as 'creative' as your management probably expects you to go into Einstein-mode and invent what nobody else did, but.. moving away from floppies and drives and all that explicit symbolism, you can just type the name of the action and use a good old checkmark.
You're done working, so you 'Save and Close', right?
This is called a SlidingUpPanel - given that one has this sort of interaction behavior with the element in mind:
Searching for SlidingUpPanel as UI element delivers the best search results as well as the most ready to use components out of various frameworks.
Those are simply called "cards" in every environment that I've seen them in. You could add other descriptors in this case, such as "flat", "rounded", and "low contrast" (the text in the images you show would likely fail an accessibility audit). But they are just cards. Searching for "checkout card" or something similar can get you more examples.
Yes and no, and this answer is going to be wildly unpopular but bear with me. I feel that its really the other way around*. It all depends on what you mean by creative. If you would have asked me this question 5 years ago I would have answered no. Today i have to sadly answer yes but not because of the reason most people think but basically having worked in ...
But being creative or artistic does not necessarily mean "ability to draw".
Creativity is a must-have. A good designer needs to be able to imagine/see information in various constructs, envision color usage, often determine imagery to be used. All this takes creative thinking. While you generally don't have to be creative enough to come up with earth-...
Creative, yes. Almost any job in the world needs some kind of creative input.
Artistic, not necessarily. Depends on what you're designing and what time you have available. You can't be artistic in 5 minutes. There's many designers out there that are creative, but not artistic. You could, in a way, say that illustrators generally tend to be more artistic ...
Determining a "base" or "target" screen size depends on several factors. If you have an existing product, a good process would be looking at analytics to understand what type of device is most common for your users. If you're designing and developing a new product, you can make a guess depending on what demographics you think your product will be used by. If ...
Not every concept can easily be drawn into an icon.
Material things, meaning actual physical objects can easily be associated with a symbol (laptop, car, dog, hat), but more abstract notions don't always have a direct symbol that everybody will recognize. Particularly hard when you're pairing similar concepts with subtle differences between them (vegan vs. ...
There is a language that is a little complex to learn. Chinese. The point is that it has ideograms instead of phonetic symbols.
Trying to put icons for everything is a bit complex. It is easier for people to read a text than to learn new symbols and styles.
Even making icons for an application, like software, making icons for every command is complex. It ...
I haven't found a 'no symbol' default setting in the master. My workaround is to use an empty symbol. Here are the steps:
Create an empty symbol by creating an artboard of the exact same size as your divider symbol, but with nothing on the artboard. Save this artboard as a symbol.
In your master data cell symbol, place your empty divider symbol.
When this ...
As for Wheat / Gluten labels unless you specifically want to convey that the product contains these, you should cross them out to signify wheat-free or gluten-free products. Not sure what your full assignment for this is but it is very hard to differentiate between these two pictorially and for people with Celiac disease this difference is a big deal. I ...