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A graphic design handbook reinvented online to support creatives worldwide

Creative Boom

Seeking to be inspired by exceptional design work? Us too. It's why we're big fans of The Indigo Design Award , a global contest that aims to reward rare talent in the fields of graphic, digital, mobile design, design for social change and branding.

Design Deals For The Week

Designer Daily

Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. Crafty Bundle of 27 Premium Fonts.

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Video Tutorial: Melting Liquid RGB Text Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a melting liquid RGB text effect with somewhat of a retro 80s aesthetic with its vibrant colours and grainy texturing.

The best laptops for Photoshop in 2021

Creative Bloq

Our pick of the best laptops for Photoshop right now

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.

35 Popular Forums for Web Designers and Developers

HONGKIAT

Web designing and development are one of the most widespread professional careers. These are also rapidly emerging fields that require one to be up-to-date with the latest advancements. And what is a more better way to keep yourself updated than through discussion forums and professional communities.

Faces, Flowers and Frankie Cosmos: Lauren Martin on feeling clumsy and finding her natural style

Creative Boom

Lauren Martin is a creative tour-de-force; with a career that spans music and illustration, with each practice as successful, satisfying and serene as one another.

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Photographer Spotlight: Oumayma B. Tanfous

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35 stunning Procreate brushes

Creative Bloq

Top Procreate brushes to elevate your illustrations

35 Famous Graphic Designers You Need To Know

Shillington

We love graphic design. And we’re guessing, as you’re here, you love graphic design too. This means that we all love graphic designers too—after all, they’re the ones creating the designs.

V&A to host three-day 'Glastonbury Weekender'

Creative Boom

Glastonbury 1987 photographer credit John Novis. The V&A museum is to host a three-day Glastonbury Weekender featuring a virtual conference, a new interactive database and installations inspired by the festival archive.

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.

Schackbräde Chess Games by fagerström

We And The Color

Schackbräde, a collection of chess games created by design studio fagerström. Based in Madrid, Spain, fagerström is an independent design studio specializing in visual solutions based on crafted design and strong conceptual thinking.

“Falling” by Photographer Gabby Laurent

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WordPress Themes – 2021’s Best WordPress Templates

Graphic Design Junction

WordPress Themes for your photography site, portfolio , magazine, business website, or blog. Download Responsive WordPress Themes, top rated, hand-picked WordPress Themes , ready-made layouts created for WordPress CMS, world’s most popular free content management website builder.

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Ken Garland Was Graphic Design’s Moral Compass

Eye on Design

Ken Garland, who died in May at the grand age of 92, was an enigmatic figure in the graphic design world.

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.

Why only learning code sets you up to fail

Creative Boom

With SuperHi, you can make over 125 creative, interactive projects to add to your portfolio. Learning to code is a gateway to exciting creative opportunities, not to mention helping you earn more money and respect in your career. But the pathway towards coding mastery is not always an easy one.

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Echo Series by Photographer Wouter le Duc

We And The Color

Dutch photographer Wouter le Duc just finished his most personal project called ‘Echo’. Wouter le Duc is a Dutch portrait photographer who strives to show what’s underneath the mask of daily life. It’s like he captures a glimpse of the inner world of the sitter.

The 24* Best Photo Curators to Follow on Instagram

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Canny Rebrand Checklist, from idea to implementation

Canny

Rebranding your company is not an easy decision to make, but once you’ve committed to doing it, you’ll quickly see the rewards.

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

24 Fresh Free Fonts For Graphic Designers

Graphic Design Junction

Download fresh free fonts 100% available free for commercial use. Modern fonts collection included condensed fonts, brush fonts , free script fonts and sans serif fonts.

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Animators tackle 'period shame' for Menstrual Hygiene Day

Creative Boom

As well as being a sunny bank holiday weekend, the last month in May was also home to another annual reason to be cheerful – Menstrual Hygiene Day.

Lumina Magazine Template for Adobe InDesign

We And The Color

Check out Lumina, a fully customizable magazine template made for use in Adobe InDesign. The Lumina magazine template was designed by Adobe Stock contributor @GraphicArtist. Created in the standard size of A4, it comes with 30 fully customizable pages.

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Photographer Spotlight: Alina Negoita

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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.

The Complete List of Rebranding Services and Deliverables

Canny

Rebranding deliverables can be very flexible, as each brand approaches a rebrand with different needs. When looking for an agency to handle your rebranding project, having a strong idea of what you want can help. Flexibility, on both your side and the agency’s side, is key to any good rebrand.

Fresh Free Fonts (20 New Fonts For Designers)

Graphic Design Junction

Fresh sans serif fonts, slab and script fonts free available for commercial use. There are twenty fresh free fonts and few premium fonts designed with powerful OpenType features in mind.

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19 artists come together to Stop Asian Hate in a print collaboration with Paperboy

Creative Boom

Kimberly Morris. Photo by Ed Heffer. Paperboy has brought together 19 international illustrators to create prints inspired by what they love about Asian culture. From food and fashion to flora and fauna, it's part of a project titled Must Be Nice and hopes to raise money to #StopAsianHate.

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The 36 best Illustrator brushes: Premium and free

Creative Bloq

Gorgeous Illustrator brushes to add to your toolset

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.

“Off Days” by Photographer Tatum Shaw

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Rebranding Deliverables and Services

Canny

Rebranding deliverables can be very flexible, as each brand approaches a rebrand with different needs. When looking for an agency to handle your rebranding project, having a strong idea of what you want can help. Flexibility, on both your side and the agency’s side, is key to any good rebrand.

Free PSD Mockups: 25 Useful Mockup Templates For Designers

Graphic Design Junction

Fresh useful Mockup templates to present your work in a realistic-way. Download 100% free psd mockups fully customizable and easy to use. Just apply your design or logo and it’s all done.

Jon Hanlan's character illustrations inspired by Picasso, Matisse and vintage cartoons

Creative Boom

Jon Hanlan 's unique style can be attributed to Picasso, Matisse, illustrators from the Mid-Century, as well as vintage cartoons. Full of quirky, often abstract features, his artworks include humorous and eccentric characters, engulfed in surreal and colourful backgrounds.

Studio XXX on becoming one of K-pop’s most prolific graphic design studios

Its Nice That

Seoul-based graphic designer and Studio XXX founder Jiyoon Lee talks us through the “unexpected” success of K-pop and its visual world.