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Inspiring work by the 'Type Champions' in Monotype's second annual award

Creative Boom

City of Helsinki. Type library Monotype has just announced the winners of its second annual Type Champions Award, which recognises and celebrates brands that "elevate the value of typography in developing and maintaining brand identities".

12 Best Branding Courses to Learn Online

Just Creative

There is a sweeping ambivalence about what branding truly is and its role, especially among small businesses and startups.

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30 emerging illustrators to support and follow for inspiration in 2021

Creative Boom

Tess Smith-Roberts. Looking to commission an illustrator, or simply want to be creatively inspired by the latest talent? Then you need to check out the Directory of Illustration.

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15 New Ways to Master Graphic Design With Domestika

Designer Daily

Graphic design is a highly competitive industry. In order to make it as a professional and stand out, hands-on experience is essential. At Designer Daily, we keep you updated on education resources that will help you acquire new skills and improve your portfolio.

Design Thinking Strategies for Facilitating Growth and Performance

Speaker: Carrie Cousins, Founder and Freelancer Writer & Designer at Carrie Cousins LLC

Design thinking is at the root of creative success. Seriously! But do you know how to shift your mindset and creative process – as well as that of your team – to create and ideate in ways that are truly innovative? The most inspired and innovative teams and individual designers need to be a part of a culture that enables forward-thinking, acceleration, and efficiency. It’s a combination of creative, analytical, and collaborative approaches that produce results.

How to Create 3D Text Effects in Photoshop with the “Transform Again” Technique

Spoon Graphics

The “Transform Again” command in Photoshop that repeats the previous adjustment with every press of the shortcut has many uses, but one of my favourites is to create faux 3D text effects.

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How to deal with invoice disputes

Creative Boom

Illustration by Abbey Lossing for Creative Boom. As creatives, we put our heart and souls into our work. Not to mention the majority of our time and energy.

How To Avoid Design By Committee

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Here’s a scenario for you: a woman has three young children, each armed with a handful of crayons. They’re happily drawing on a large sheet of paper, cooperating and sharing colors.

Listen to Shillington’s New Podcast Pathfinder


We’re very excited to announce the launch of Shillington’s brand new podcast—Pathfinder! Pathfinder exists to support Shillumni and other graphic design graduates across the world entering the creative industry.

Ultimate Guide to Successful Video Pre-Production

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Torrey Tayenaka. Before the age of high-speed internet and mobile access to wireless connections, video content was a costly marketing accessory, available only to a small percentage of online users.

Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential For Your Business

Speaker: Danielle Hughes, Chief Personality Officer, More Than Words Marketing

In this presentation, you'll hear from Danielle Hughes, a copywriting and branding expert, on how you can use your personality to connect with your clients and stand out from the clutter. On how being vulnerable and real will create stronger connections and affinity, and how knowing your brand and your audience makes messaging easier for you and more relatable for them.

“Miner” by Photographer Lindsey Kennedy


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Weekly News for Designers ? 567

Speckyboy Design Magazine

WebP Images & WordPress: Why and How to Use Them (+Plugins) – Some tips for using this up-and-coming image format with WordPress. What’s Missing From CSS? – A random look at responses to the annual CSS survey. See anything you agree with?

BBC has launched a bizarre new ad campaign for iPlayer

Creative Review

Titled Like Nowhere Else, BBC iPlayer’s new campaign is a bid to claim viewers at a time when a new streaming service seems to pop up every month.

Best Laptop Docking Stations of 2020

Just Creative

When you’re a graphic designer on the go, powering your laptop will generally come down to using the classic three-pronged plug into the nearest outlet.

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Recession Proof Your Business

Speaker: Ean

Facts fight fear. This presentation will outline specific actions you can take to protect your cash manage debt to increase your chances of success in an economic downturn. Suitable for all size businesses (side hustle to C-Corp) with any bookkeeping system.

“Saccharine” by Photographer Jennifer Timmer Trail


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Creative Boom's top picks for 2021 Calendars by artists and designers

Creative Boom

This Is Your Year.Probably calendar by Loz Ives of Idle Letters. I don't think we've ever been so pleased to see the end of a year. We don't need reminding why 2020 has been, shall we say, challenging.

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In his photos, Sama Kai Sundifu aims to capture raw, unfiltered and genuine human emotions

Its Nice That

Born in Freetown and now based in London, Kai uses photography as a means to share his perspective of the world.

Xinmei Liu’s images are inspired by old Chinese propaganda posters

Creative Review

New York-based illustrator Xinmei Liu is an only child, and says that as a kid she’d copy the images from her picture books to stave off any loneliness.

Practical Financial Advice for Creatives in Crisis

Speaker: Jason Blumer, CPA

This webinar provides practical and honest financial advice for those running creative businesses in crisis. The economic disruption brought about by the spread of the coronavirus has caught us all by surprise. Come learn how you need to act now in areas of cash, finances, tax, and the financial side of your business. There will be a time for Q&A as well

Top 10 Design & Creativity Tools for Designers

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Denise Langenegger. As businesses continue to divert their budgets toward content creation and digital marketing, so does the demand for marketing images, infographics, video content, social media marketing, packaging design and website design.

Photographer Spotlight: Jesse Navarre Vos


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New screenprints by Margaret Calvert celebrate the iconic status of British Road Signs

Creative Boom

British artist Patrick Murphy , the person behind the much-celebrated British Road Sign Project, has today launched a very special set of screenprints, produced in collaboration with Margaret Calvert, featuring designs chosen by the woman herself.

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Getting Creative During These Times

Joe McNally

Last week was busy! Scott Kelby and I virtually taught a complete, cover the bases look at flash photography. I was in a studio in Connecticut, and Scott taught from his home base in Tampa.

Web Design for All: Accessibility, Inclusivity and Beyond

Speaker: Eden Spivak, Design Expert and Editor at Wix & Nir Horesh, Accessibility Lead and Senior Product Manager at Wix

When we design products or websites for people like ourselves, there are many others who are, as a result, left out. In this webinar, we’ll delve into why accessibility matters. Yet however well-intended, website accessibility is too often seen as a checklist to be marked off at the end of the design process. Our goal is to shift the discussion around accessible design from accommodating the needs of a small minority group to creating better, more inclusive interfaces for us all - no matter our identity, background, knowledge, or ability.

Geometric Drone Paths Illuminate the Otherworldly Landscapes of the Southwest in Photos by Reuben Wu


All images © Reuben Wu, shared with permission.

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How to Create a Content Calendar: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Content With a Small Team

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Freya Kuka. Your blog’s survival hinges on quality content – but perhaps just as importantly, ensuring your content is published regularly. That’s why it’s essential to have a good content calendar that allows you to schedule content production and publication.

Photographer Spotlight: Sophie Green


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Xi Nan's cheerful and 'naive' illustrations act as an antidote to life's challenges

Creative Boom

When Xi Nan is struggling or feeling anxious, she cheers herself up by creating digital, often surreal paintings full of warmth and naivety. "It It makes my life more optimistic and joyful," the Tokyo-based designer and illustrator explains.

What in the World is a Force Majeure?

Speaker: Michele Berdinis

This session will answer business law questions that people are asking most during the pandemic.

Freitag wants you to swap your old bags for Black Friday

Creative Review

Originally a US import, Black Friday has become firmly embedded in British culture over the course of the last few years. More recently, however, there has been somewhat of a backlash against the annual retail free-for-all.

Typography treasure trove St Bride enlists designers’ help in securing its future

Its Nice That

Lucienne Roberts, Matt Willey, David Pearson and more have created We Are Type artworks to mark the institution’s 125th anniversary, supporting a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to continue its work in printing, type, graphic and book design.

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