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Sleepless in Soho: Neon-lit, stylish photographs of London's entertainment district at night

Creative Boom

For three years, British photographer Joshua K. Jackson walked the lamp-lit, neon-filled streets of London's Soho, turning to photography as a way to escape the frustrations of insomnia.

7 Free Dark Wood Texture Photoshop Mockup Templates

Spoon Graphics

Apply detailed wood grain effects to your lettering, logos, and graphics with the help of my free Dark Wood Texture Mockups. These Photoshop files contain Smart Object layers you can paste your artwork into, which will then be automatically processed to apply the wood grain texturing.

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Cultural Diversity: The illustrators who are proving just how much representation matters

Creative Boom

Black Lives Matter has been the rallying cry of 2020. All around the world, people of all kinds have taken to the streets during the pandemic to demand systemic change.

How To Create A Website Design That Converts – Guide for Small Businesses

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Aslam Multani. First impressions matter. The first interaction a potential customer has with your brand is usually on your website. The way you design and develop your website can make or break your conversion rates.

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.

Who invented the news­paper?

I Love Typography

News has been around as long as humans have. From word of mouth to handwritten newsletters to printed newspapers in the early 1600s, the news has always captivated us. It has evolved from an expensive and bespoke service for an elite few into a major part of today's mass media.

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8 Famous Logo Designs and their accompanying Final Logo Sketches

The Logo Smith

The post 8 Famous Logo Designs and their accompanying Final Logo Sketches appeared first on The Logo Smith All Content © 2020 The Logo Smith.™ |. Arek Dvornechuck has compiled a great post showing famous logo sketches and napkin doodle sketches for 8 famous brands and companies.

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How to Get a Graphic Design Education with Coursera Plus

Just Creative

Are you wanting to learn graphic design online with a comprehensive course? You’ve found the right place. Although we’ve shared free & premium graphic design courses in the past, this offer from Coursera has to be one of the most comprehensive graphic design courses available online. In fact, the “ Graphic Design Specialization ” career learning path from Coursera is compromised of 5 courses in one and you can get access with Coursera Plus. More on that below.

Looking at an Online School Through a Web Designer’s Eyes

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Like so many families around the globe, ours has had to make some difficult decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most agonizing was what to do about school. Should we send our daughter back to traditional school, or should we opt for an online school?

How to Create Smoky Brushes and Type in Illustrator

Tuts Plus

What You'll Be Creating I've always been fascinated by smoke and have experimented a lot with it. So in this tutorial, I'll explain how to create a realistic smoky texture, make it into a smoke vector brush, and use it for type.

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.

Animal Crossing: Oil paintings by Mayuka Yamamoto of enigmatic children dressed as animals

Creative Boom

It was the cute, welcoming game of mundane fruit picking and creative crafting that got us through the first lockdown, now Animal Crossing has inspired a new series of paintings by Japanese artist Mayuka Yamamoto.

Photographer Spotlight: Kemka Ajoku

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8 Types of Videos Brands Should Use in Marketing Campaigns

Just Creative

This video has been contributed by Dave Schneider. 85% of internet users in the U.S. consume video content at least once a month. And the demand for video is increasing every year. Brands can no longer get by without adding video to their arsenal of marketing tools.

5 Tips for Designing a Better Logo

Six Leaf Design

Creating a unique and memorable logo may sound easy, but there are so many things to take into consideration when trying to create the most important aspect of your branding and professional image.

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.

The Animade rebrand by Koto uses its logo as eyes, adding instant character to all it touches

Its Nice That

This jubilant identity also brings out the animation studio’s distinct personality through abstract shapes, bright colours and a typeface full of “fun quirks”.

Vibrant watercolour paintings by Rance Jones of Cuba and its 'survivors and dreamers'

Creative Boom

In his latest series of watercolour paintings, The Lingering Revolution, American artist Rance Jones explores the children, farmers, workers, shoppers and tradespeople of Cuba against its remarkable backdrop of history.

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“The Painted Wall” by Photographer Jared Landberg

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Best Oil Brushes for Procreate

Just Creative

Since the 15th century, artists have been using oil paint as a medium to bring their imaginations to life. These days, the medium is still viewed by many as an important art form. The downside is that oil paint can take some time to dry, so with the advent and improvements in technology, artists can now use their Procreate app to create masterpieces with “digital” oil paint.

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

Base Design creates identity for the forthcoming Bob Dylan Center

Creative Review

Next year, the Bob Dylan Center is set to open in the Tulsa Arts District in Oklahoma, US. The institution will be one of the only public venues for the musician’s archive and is set to exhibit a collection of more than 100,000 items spanning Dylan’s career.

Jungeun Lee utilises graphic design as if a guessing game between herself and the viewer

Its Nice That

Not knowing quite what she wanted to do thankfully led the Rotterdam-based creative towards graphic design – yet the possibility of what's next is still wide open.

B&Q's 'Build a Life' campaign by Uncommon celebrates the belief that DIY can lift our spirits

Creative Boom

In what has been a hugely challenging year for many businesses, B&Q is one retailer to thrive as people have turned increasingly to DIY projects and home improvement during the pandemic.

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“Imag[in]ing America” by Photographer Jennifer Garza-Cuen

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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.

Meticulous Illustrations Document the Flora and Fauna Observed throughout the Devon Countryside

Colossal

All images © Jo Brown, shared with permission. Behind Jo Brown ‘s home in Devon is a rich countryside complete with a wooded area and thick vegetation.

Make 2021 Your Year of Embroidery With the Daily ‘1 Year of Stitches’ Project

Brown Paper Bag

This article is brought to you by Brown Paper Stitch , my business that makes your wardrobe pawesome by embroidering your pets on clothing. One thing I remember from the year 2017 was how I stitched every day.

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Dive into Alice’s Wonderland in the V&A’s first-ever VR event

Its Nice That

The curator takes visitors on a sneak preview of the museum’s upcoming Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser show, with added psychedelic effects, while a new VR experience sees the world down the rabbit hole brought to life by illustrator Kristjana Williams.

Ben Tallon's new graphic book rips open Britain's dirty underbelly with a heaping of dark comedy

Creative Boom

Ya Mum and Other Stories from the Backstreets of Britain is a new collection of 21 illustrated black comedy short stories, moments and embarrassments from the brilliantly warped mind of writer and illustrator, Ben Tallon.

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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.

Photographer Spotlight: Aiden Harmitt Williams

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Graphic Design Books Every Designer Should Read in 2020

Noupe

Graphic design is an incredibly important field in our world. According to the US Labor of Statistics data , there are 281.500 graphic design jobs just in the USA. It’s a field in which just having talents is not enough. You have to constantly improve your skills, whether they are directly about graphic design or the business side of it. You need to keep up with the competition. The Internet is a great resource for improving your skillset, and showcasing your work.

Penguin Random House reveals winners of Student Design Award 2020

Creative Review

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