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Spells Digest #24

Hey folks! 👋 As of last week, we turned 1! We started Design Spells on May 29th, 2023. Back then, it was just a simple X/Twitter account, with no newsletter and no website.

It's surreal to see how much we have grown since then. From launching this biweekly newsletter that you're now reading, which has grown to over 6.5k subscribers, to launching our website in March, which has garnered an average of 15k monthly visitors.

We couldn't be more grateful for everyone's support. It's thanks to all of you that our little corner of the internet has been able not only to grow but thrive over this past year 💜

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You can read this issue online too if you like! Without further ado, here is the latest roundup of spells from the past 2 weeks:

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Stay spellbound,
The Design Spells Team

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