A guide to 2020 Christmas cards by designers, illustrators & makers

Creative Boom

We've teamed up with Just A Card , the grassroots campaign on a mission to encourage us to shop independent, to pull together this guide on Christmas cards for 2020. Christmas card bundle by Jot. Now, more than ever, independent businesses need our support.

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The 6 Visual Trends That Will Define 2020

Inspiration Feed

Do trendy visuals of 2020 remind you of something you’ve seen before? Keep calm, you are not alone. Trends tend to evolve inevitably get built on with new references and movements in visual communication.

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The ultimate 2020 Christmas gift guide for artists and designers

Creative Boom

The brand, notjust clothing, who sleighed the nation with the Greggs and Gareth Southgate festive knits, returns to celebrate the greatest heroes of 2020 with the NHS Heroes festive knit – available in all its glory online. 2020 Rainbow by Miss Magpie – Priced from £40.

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Moving portraits and stories from British people sharing their experiences of 2020

Creative Boom

Onjali, 2020 Credit: Tim Mitchell. Natalie, 2020. Natalie, 2020. Helen, 2020. Helen, 2020. Fracella, 2020. Fracella, 2020. Jenny, 2020. Jenny, 2020. Yunus, 2020. Yunus, 2020. Dermot, 2020. Dermot, 2020.

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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.

2020 Black Friday + Cyber Monday Deals for Designers

Just Creative

Welcome to our massive compilation of the best 2020 Black Friday Deals and Cyber Monday Sales for graphic designers, web professionals, creatives, photographers freelancers and more. When is Black Friday 2020? When is Cyber Monday 2020?

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A' Design Awards: 20 winning projects to inspire you in 2020

Creative Boom

Coming of Age Photography by Ismail Niyaz Mohamed is Winner in Photography and Photo Manipulation Design Category, 2019 - 2020. Feel like your work deserves more recognition? Well, it probably does, but it still might never happen unless you do something proactive about it.

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Class of 2020: An essential guide to all of the UK's virtual degree shows this summer

Creative Boom

Arts University Bournemouth: Align 2020. Bath Spa University School of Art: Degree Show 2020. Launching 26 June 2020 at 17:00 GMT – Visit the show. Launching on 18 June 2020 – Visit the show. University of Brighton: Graduate Show 2020. Launching on 30 June 2020 – Visit the show. Cardiff School of Art and Design: Summer Show 2020. Launching on 26 June 2020 – Visit the show. Launching on 18 June 2020 – Visit the show.

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Indigo Design Award 2020 winners all push the creative envelope

Creative Boom

Indigo has just announced the winners of its third Indigo Design Award 2020, from contenders drawn from over 50 countries. Here we look at six of our favourite winners of the year, while you can find full details of all the Indigo Design Award 2020 winners here. The illustrations for Das Hündische Herz (Heart of a Dog) by Christian Gralingen won the Indigo Award 2020 for Graphic Design. Medulla Game by Lemonodo Games won the Indigo Award 2020 for Game Design.

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Best Portable Monitors in 2020

Just Creative

Best Portable Monitors in 2020 – Overview. Best Portable Monitors in 2020 Compared. Best Portable Monitors in 2020. Best Portable Monitors in 2020. The post Best Portable Monitors in 2020 first appeared on JUST™ Creative.

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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.

Best Laptop Docking Stations of 2020

Just Creative

Best laptop docking stations of 2020. So instead of wasting your time doing that, check out our list of the best laptop docks in 2020 and keep reading for even more insight (it’s fun. Best laptop docks of 2020. Best laptop docking stations of 2020.

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The Australian National Academy of Music 2020 Season by Studio Brave


The post The Australian National Academy of Music 2020 Season by Studio Brave appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion. Text by Richard Baird.

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Creatives who graduated in the last recession offer their career tips to the class of 2020

Creative Boom

2020 has been challenging for all of us. But the world doesn't always work like that, and especially so in 2020. Great things come out of hard times. We started Creative Boom during the global recession of 2007-2009 and haven't looked back.

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Ediya Beanist by Studio fnt


Text by Richard Baird EDIYA is a well-established South Korean coffee brand, with franchised stores and array of drinks and branded products. It has the largest number of stores, exceeding that of Starbucks and any other international brands, opening its 3000th store at the end of 2019.

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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.

Web Design Trends and Predictions for 2020

Just Creative

As of January 2020, there were about 1.74 2020 Web Design Trends & Predictions To Boost Engagement and Impact. What other web design trends are you picking up this 2020? Guest Articles Web Design & UX 2020 trendsThis article has been contributed by Aaron Chichioco. billion websites worldwide and active internet users numbered almost 4.43 billion. This year, you can expect more businesses and institutions to strengthen their online presence.

Sumuyya Khader's booming practice is all down to the maelstrom of 2020

Creative Boom

Who said new creative spaces have been rendered pipedreams by 2020? 2020 has basically been me putting resources into myself, pushing the limits a bit and starting a business. The tumultuousness of 2020 may have changed things for Sumuyya, but it's still been a tricky year for her. Sumuyya Khader , that's who. The illustrator has recently set up a Risograph print studio in their home of Liverpool by the name of Granby Press.

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Ann Kiernan is crowned Illustrator of the Year in the V&A Illustration Awards for 2020

Creative Boom

Ann Kiernan has been named the Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year and won the Illustrated Journalism Award in this year's V&A Illustration Awards.

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10 Best Trackpads & Touchpads of 2020

Just Creative

To help enlighten some people to the benefits that a trackpad can have, we thought highlighting the best trackpads in 2020 would go a long way in helping people rediscover the trackpad. Best Trackpads of 2020 – Overview. Best Trackpads of 2020 Compared.

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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.

World's largest design contest, the A' Design Awards, announces 2020 winners

Creative Boom

Superegg Sculpture Installation by Jaco Roeloffs is Winner in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category, 2019 - 2020. Winetime Seafood Packaging by Olga Takhtarova is Winner in Packaging Design Category, 2019 - 2020. Human and Sea Illustration by Liu Xiaorong and Huo Kai is Winner in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category, 2019 - 2020. Coming of Age Photography by Ismail Niyaz Mohamed is Winner in Photography and Photo Manipulation Design Category, 2019 - 2020.

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Waitrose & John Lewis Christmas ad for 2020 asks us to 'give a little love' and supports the creative industries

Creative Boom

Inspired by the kindness we saw throughout the pandemic, the spot is just one aspect of the campaign, which also launches today, on National Kindness Day, as it hopes to make a lasting difference to some of those hit hardest during 2020.

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A guide to the UK and Ireland's best art and design conferences in 2020

Creative Boom

The VFX Festival 2020, London. In 2020, the festival will focus on discovering and developing new and emerging talent. 16-18 March 2020, Southbank Centre, London – pearsoncollegelondon.ac.uk. For 2020, you can expect names such as April Greiman, Oscar Hudson, Rory Simms, Laura Callaghan, Andy Gent, and more. 3-5 April 2020, The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin – iloveoffset.com. 20 April - 1 May 2020, Leeds – leedsdigitalfestival.org.

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Web Design Trends 2020: High Tech & Visually Mind-Blowing

Graphic Mama

Wondering what web design trends 2020 will be like? Web design trends 2020 are an absolute mixture of the visual side of graphic design and the high-tech side of evolving technology. Let’s not linger any more and dig right into web design trends 2020. Top Web Design Trends for 2020 are: A collaboration of photos and illustrations. Innovations that will be on top of website design in 2020. We’ll be seeing a lot of this trend in 2020.

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.

Best Laptops for Photography in 2020

Just Creative

Best laptops for photography in 2020 – Overview. MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020) – $2149. Dell XPS 15 (2020) – $1720. Best laptops for photography in 2020 Compared. Best laptops for photography in 2020. MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020) – $2149.

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Pablo Albarenga wins The Photographer of the Year title in the 2020 World Photography Awards

Creative Boom

Uruguay artist Pablo Albarenga has been crowned The Photographer of the Year in the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards for his series, Seeds of Resistance. Seeds of Resistance © Pablo Albarenga, Uruguay, Photographer of the Year, Sony World Photography Awards 2020. Black Francis © Tom Oldham, United Kingdom, Open Photographer of the Year, Sony World Photography Awards 2020. Hurry © Hsien-Pang Hsieh, Taiwan, Youth Photographer of the Year,Sony World Photography Awards 2020.

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Best Photography Lighting Kits & Studio Lights for 2020

Just Creative

Check out our list of the best photography kits and studio lights for 2020. Before we talk about the best studio lighting kits of 2020 in detail, let’s go over a few takeaways that detail what the best studio light kit could be depending on what you’re looking for. .

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Best Chromebooks for Graphic Design in 2020

Just Creative

Best Chromebooks for Graphic Design in 2020. Below is our list of the best Chromebooks for graphic design in 2020. Best Chromebooks for Graphic Design in 2020 Compared. Best Chromebooks for Graphic Design in 2020. 2020 Acer Chromebook Spin 713 13.5"

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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

50 of the best graphic design blogs for inspiration in 2020

Creative Boom

No creative can exist in a vacuum. We all need to keep in touch with the latest trends and check out the work our fellow professionals are producing. It's not about copying others, of course. Still, it is about understanding common points of reference and the broader culture we all swim in, not to mention getting a blast of inspiration and new ideas along the way. To help you find all that, quickly and easily, we've brought together the best blogs around on art, design and creativity.

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Hanji by Studio fnt


Text by Richard Baird. Hanji is a new brand of traditional Korean papers from KCDF created to, not just inspire interest in both professionals and the general public nationally and internationally, but to also serve as a symbol of the craft inherent to the paper making workshops.

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Best Web Design Builder Software in 2020

Just Creative

Best Website Builders in 2020. So which one is the best web design software of 2020? This article has been contributed by Tegan Tedd. Whether you’re a seasoned or aspiring web developer, a business owner or are just someone’s nephew who’s been dumped with doing the website designing; there’s a web design builder software option out there that will cater to your needs and abilities so you’ll be able to create the perfect website.

Best Huion Tablets for Graphic Designers in 2020

Just Creative

Hopefully, our list of the best Huion tablets for graphic designers in 2020 will provide you with a wide range of options to help you pick the best one for your needs. Best Huion Tablets for Graphic Designers in 2020 – Overview. 2020 HUION Kamvas Pro 24 Drawing Monitor 2.5K

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10 recommended podcasts for creative freelancers and businesses in 2020

Creative Boom

If you're looking to focus on your creative business this year and you're after some decent inspiration, you can't go far wrong with a podcast. One that gives you that reassuring hug to tell you everything is going to be ok. Aside from finding out why someone's dad has written a porno, or what makes a guilty feminist, you'll probably be looking for insight on freelancing. Which is why I asked people on Twitter for their recommendations, creating this list to share with you.

Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2020 is open for submissions

Creative Boom

The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2020 from not-for-profit photography organisation FotoDocument and supported by Nikon is now open for submissions. Submissions close on 22 May 2020. The awards aim to celebrate female photographers and "highlight the positive power of photojournalism to reveal and explore the most important issues facing our people and planet," according to organisers.

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Creative Boom's recommended summer reading list for 2020

Creative Boom

Have you been watching a lot of TV lately? You're not alone. But now that lockdown's easing and we're allowed back out to the parks and beaches (social distancing all the way, of course), it's an excellent time to get our noses back into a good book. In this list, we've picked 21 brilliant reads that will help you take your mind off all your current stresses. From entertaining works of fiction to sources of self-help and learning, these top-quality tomes are just the ticket.

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The Best Courses on Skillshare in 2020

Just Creative

Top Skillshare Courses of 2020. The top Skillshare courses from 2020 are broken down into these categories: Graphic Design, Logos & Branding. What I love about Skillshare is their short format classes, teaching you valuable skills in a short amount of time! They have thousands of classes in many different categories, as shown below.

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Design News: 15th of June 2020

Designer Daily

What Every Product Designer Should Do in 2020. The interesting news of the past week if you are a graphic designer, web designer, product designer, or pretty much anyone that has an interest in design. The 7 Habits of Exceptionally Creative People. Great advice that will truly help and that destroys some myths around creativity. Read on Medium. More advice, because you need it after the special period we just went through (and that some countries are still going through).

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