Wed.Sep 15, 2021

How to get represented by an illustration agency

Creative Boom

Halston, illustration for The New Yorker © Malika Favre, courtesy of the artist and Handsome Frank. Want to earn more as a freelance illustrator? And do you like the idea of someone else finding you clients, negotiating your fees and drawing up contracts on your behalf?

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Video Tutorial: Wavy 3D Distorted Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating this cool type-based artwork that combines wavy distortions with 3D text effects. It’s ideal for creating interesting quote art or visually interesting poster designs.

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Jay Z and No Age designer Brian Roettinger on music as a 'gateway drug' to design

Creative Boom

Brian Rottinger. Credit: Michael Schmelling. It's no secret that some of the most exciting, boundary-pushing and considered design work is the product of beginnings that are a far cry from the clean white Post-it note-strewn walls of design studios.

“Murals” by Photographer Lucas Deshazer


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Growth, Breadth, and Terrain: collaborative show explores the nature and society of Puerto Rico

Creative Boom

Nathan Budoff (American, b. 1962) Even the Smallest Among Us , 2021 Charcoal, shellac-based ink, acrylic and oil on canvas Lent by artist © Nathan Budof.

Detached in Harmony by Brad Walls

We And The Color

Detached in Harmony, this artistic photo project by Brad Walls draws inspiration from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic as well as from a renowned 1940s fashion photographer. Award-winning aerial photographer Brad Walls just released a new photo series titled ‘Detached in Harmony’.

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How the first version of Mailchimp was designed

UX Collective

During my time on the product design team at Mailchimp in 2018, one of my most memorable conversations was with CEO & Co-founder Ben Chestnut. In the early days of starting Mailchimp, Ben spent most of his time on design and brand.

Clients Make Too Many UX Decisions. Here’s How to Stop Them.


The boundaries between a web designer and their client can often become blurred. Designers, in an effort to please paying customers, put client feedback into action – even if it leads the project in the wrong direction. A client may be pleased with themselves and happy to get their own way.

Ruffin: Where Are All The Black People

Graphic Design USA

Amber Ruffin will give the keynote address at the 11th edition of the One Club’s Where Are All The Black People (WAATBP) diversity conference and career fair, taking place virtually September 29-30.

Crosby Studios Unveils A Cyberpunk Café in Moscow

Azure Magazine

Steel, concrete, LED panels and neon green compose the unexpected palette for New York- and Moscow-based artist and architect Harry Nuriev’s latest project.

The Provocative and Prescient Work of Archie Boston Jr.

Eye on Design

When Archie Boston Jr., the nationally recognized art director, designer, educator, and author, talks about graphic design, he also talks about God, ethics, activism, race, and legacy—though he doesn’t use that last word when speaking about his career.

The Art of Letters looks beyond the function of type to “realise the beautiful art form within the system”

Its Nice That

In a newly published 800-page volume, Klim joins forces with Formist in an experimental dissection of how language systems come together through typography.

Reducing The Need For Pseudo-Elements

Smashing Magazine Graphics

Reducing The Need For Pseudo-Elements. Reducing The Need For Pseudo-Elements. Marcel Moreau. 2021-09-15T10:00:00+00:00. 2021-09-15T12:06:56+00:00.

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As Christo’s swan song L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped becomes a reality, this book details its incredible design

Its Nice That

The Taschen tome documents, through sketches, notes, blueprints and photography, the genesis of the artistic duo’s dream to wrap the Parisian monument, which never manifested during their lifetimes.

Uncommon's latest campaign for Google celebrates 'the power of questions' around UK culture and identity

Creative Boom

In Google's latest campaign, made in collaboration with Uncommon , the brand focuses on its most powerful product, Search, bringing up some of the biggest questions people ask about British identity and culture today.

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Illustrator Kelly Anna’s Tokyo Olympic series proves she’s not yet done evolving

Its Nice That

We catch up with the London-based illustration superstar fresh off the completion of her popular Tokyo Olympic series.

Hoefler&Co &Monotype.

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

It’s been thirty-two years, four months, and fourteen days since I hung out a shingle to announce that The Hoefler Type Foundry was open for business.

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From plants to Playboy, type designer Mathilde Quentin finds inspiration everywhere

Its Nice That

We talk to Mathilde about her graduate project that challenges the binary in the French language, and discuss her latest work for The Steidz.

Why design principles alone aren’t enough for creating a great web app

UX Collective

6 things I learned that will improve your UI design Continue reading on UX Collective ». ui user-experience design-principles design web-design-apps


Communication Arts

A Wellington- and Amsterdam-based digital design firm pushes the boundaries of what web design means. Article

Designing UX in non-startup tech

UX Collective

How and what to do when we designing UX for companies where the culture, goals, environment, products are totally different from startups. One or two decades ago, the UX Designer profession was not booming as it now is. I started to design my first UI, in 2008.

Parachute Is Making It Harder to Get Out of Bed With a New Furniture Line

Design Milk

Parachute has built a cult following for their line of luxurious bedding and they’ve since expanded to lounge wear and mattresses.

Farfetch collaborates with Magnum to create a fashion show of classic photography

Creative Review

Farfetch hosted pop-up installations of the chosen photographs – which include classic images by Magnum photographers including Eve Arnold, Ernest Cole, Bruno Barbey, Chris Steele-Perkins and Herbert List – in London, New York and Dubai.

DMTV Milkshake: Fernando Mastrangelo on Celebrating (And Eulogizing) the Natural World

Design Milk

This week’s DMTV Milkshake guest is Fernando Mastrangelo – artist, designer, and most recently, guest judge on the HBOMax competition show Ellen’s Next Great Designer. Mastrangelo loves salt.

5 Tips to Getting More Design Jobs For Freelancers


(Guest writer: Wanda Livingstone). There are many web design businesses and deals that are set up and shut down just as quickly because they are unable to keep the business afloat.

A’ Design Awards & Competition Call for Submissions 2022

Design Milk

The following post is brought to you by A’ Design Award and Competition. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design. The A’ Design Awards & Competition is currently open for submissions but the deadline of September 30 is fast approaching.

Super Colorful Graffiti by Sobekcis | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials #graffiti


Super Colorful Graffiti by Sobekcis | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials #graffiti

Arden Studio Reinterprets the Ubiquitous Office Writing Boards, Screens + Panels

Design Milk

Arden Studio is out to refresh the office with their collection of modern glass writing boards, wall panels, mobile panels and screens.

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Taking the Long Way: Designing a Website Worth Sharing


The path to a perfect design is rarely a straight line. Read about how we came to realize the design for our new website through the eyes of our resident graphic designer, Caitlin Granberry. At the beginning of 2020, Sangfroid! was an ambitious agency with a dedicated team of four.

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“The power of language really catches me”: Eager Zhang on what draws her to experimental typography

Its Nice That

Growing up speaking three languages has instilled a “metalinguistic awareness” in Eager which now infiltrates nearly all her projects.

Flora and Fauna Intertwine with Strands of Hair in Miho Hirano’s Dreamy Portraits


“Heart Beating” (2020), oil on canvas, 33.3 centimeters. All images courtesy of Gallery Sumire, shared with permission. Wrapped within the piecey curls surrounding Miho Hirano ‘s subjects are twigs, vine fragments, and clusters of pink blossoms.

CJWHO ™ (Beautiful Typography Inspiration Made With Spices.) #spices #design #illustration #colors #art #herbs #clever #typography


CJWHO ™ (Beautiful Typography Inspiration Made With Spices.) spices #design #illustration #colors #art #herbs #clever #typography

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London Design Festival 2021 – talks guide


The Personal is the Political.

Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas #photography


Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas #photography