Fri.Sep 11, 2020

Prototyping in Design Thinking: How to Avoid Six Common Pitfalls

Interaction Design Foundation

The Design Thinking process cannot be done without prototyping and testing. However, for companies or teams unfamiliar with the Design Thinking method, there might be some common mindsets about prototyping that potentially undermine its effectiveness in helping you craft the optimal design solutions.

Daydreaming in Japan: a colouring book inspired by the streets of Nippon

Creative Boom

If you've been lucky enough to visit Japan, you'll no doubt yearn to one day return to this most unique and visually inspiring of countries.

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Text by Richard Baird. Graphic Design / ?????????? was a monthly Japanese magazine published by Diamond Publishing that explored graphic design and visual culture.

Earthy but electric: Two Stories creates vibrant branding for new sustainability body

Creative Boom

Few sectors of the economy have been affected more by the pandemic than events. But the industry is fighting back with new initiatives. Recently, for example, 12 event agencies have come together to found isla , a new organisation to promote environmental sustainability within the business.

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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.

AZ Awards 2020: The Trophy, the All-Stars, the Gala Program!

Azure Magazine

With the 10th annual AZ Awards Gala just a week away, Azure is excited to share what we have planned. Taking place on Friday, September 18 – in a year that has changed the ways in which we tackle all types of endeavours – the gala will be online.

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Speckyboy Design Magazine

Custom CSS Styles for Form Inputs and Textareas – Learn the process behind creating custom form inputs that look identical across major browsers. Beyond Media Queries: Using Newer HTML & CSS Features for Responsive Designs – Go beyond the traditional methods to make your site responsive.

Photographer Spotlight: Robin Bernstein


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Okuda San Miguel Transforms a Stark Lighthouse in Spain into a Technicolor Beacon


“Infinite Cantabria” (2020, Spain. All images © Okuda San Miguel, by Beatriz Carretero and Omar H. Garcia, shared with permission. Situated along the coast in Cantabria, the Faro de Ajo has been transformed from a barren facade into a vivid display of more than 70 hues.

Illustrator Maïté Marque on why she loves to depict women who unashamedly “take up space”

Its Nice That

For the Paris-based illustrator, making work is and always has been like therapy.

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.

David Langton: Lessons From The Improv

Graphic Design USA

What does a business forecast look like when most of your clients are closed or working part-time? Creative director and business leader David Langton suggests it’s time to listen to improv comedians who do this all the time.

Thisaway’s future-facing rebrand of Brentford FC reflects the dynamism of the club’s new era

Its Nice That

The rebrand is inspired by the bee in the club’s crest, transitioning it from down-to-earth to confident and ambitious.

Introducing the D&AD Awards 2020 winners

Creative Review

In what has been an all-round difficult year for awards in the wake of the pandemic, D&AD announced the winners of the 58th edition of its annual awards scheme in a virtual ceremony last night.

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Vier5 on the communicative and democratic role of graphic design

Its Nice That

The Paris-based studio discusses how “design can change the way people see and reflect with our time” much more so than art.

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.

D&AD Awards 2020 reveals winners including four Black Pencil awards

Design Week

D&AD has revealed the winners of its 2020 awards, with four projects claiming the coveted top prize of Black Pencil. The Design and Art Direction (D&AD) awards have been running for almost 50 years and award different levels of prizes to recognise design work from the past year.

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The story behind the new animated music video for Stormzy’s Superheroes

Its Nice That

Speaking to both the director and the animation studio involved in the project, we take an in-depth look at how the video was made.

7 of the Best Creative Products to Illustrate Your Life This Week

Brown Paper Bag

This post contains some affiliate links. If you make a purchase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here. Yes To Mug by Ghost Goods. Ceramic Pup Pot by Jennifer Xiao. Late Summer Flowers Embroidery Pattern by Sarah K. Benning. Blue Cat Earrings by Gruni Ceramica.

Behind the scenes of new Netflix STEAM kids’ show Emily’s Wonder Lab

Design Week

Glow in the dark paint, rainbow horse toothpaste and oobleck. The world’s most bizarre shopping list perhaps, but also a look into what goes in Emily’s Wonder Lab. Emily Calandrelli hit Netflix screens back in August with her kids’ science show Emily’s Wonder Lab.

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

‘Gibberish’ Illustrations and Doodles


‘Gibberish’ Illustrations and Doodles. AoiroStudio 09.11.20 First of all, these are not 'gibberish' but that's how ori toor humorously calls his playful, creative and beautiful illustration & doodle series.

100+ Free PowerPoint Graphics For Better Presentations [Free PPT]

Graphic Mama

PowerPoint graphics are a great addition to all PowerPoint presentations no matter what the audience. A Powerpoint simply containing text and bullet points is not going to hold the attention, even with your hot topic content.

Graphis Master Photographer Mark Laita Featured in Journal #365: The Man is Non-Stop


Mark Laita ensures that he creates a relaxed and efficient work environment; he is graceful, witty, and straightforward, breaking down all barriers. For over twenty years Laita has been producing photography for advertising agencies worldwide.

Ufuoma Essi is an artist working with found footage to explore Black feminist epistemology

Its Nice That

The London-based artist uses film to “experiment with how we process information and history through images”, disrupting those histories as she does so.

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.

Pringles Trialing A Recyclable Paper Tube In The UK

The Die Line

The nightmare that is recycling a can of Pringles is almost over

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Freddy Mamani’s New Andean Architecture Adds Colour to Bolivian City

Design You Trust

Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani is aiming to imbue culture, colour and personality into the “monochrome” city of El Alto, through buildings based on ancient local architecture and craft.

KNESKO SKIN Is Luxury With A Hint Of Ancient Healing

The Die Line

We achieved the balance between the spiritual elements and luxury packaging through unique visual design, premium materials and modern printing techniques.

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Wieden + Kennedy and Noah Harris’ Sainsbury’s advert shows the spontaneity of stop motion

Its Nice That

In its latest work for Sainsbury’s, Wieden + Kennedy utilise the magic power of stop motion with director Noah Harris.

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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.

Get Accessible Luxury With PANCRACIO

The Die Line

The predominance of white bestows elegance and differentiate it from the competition

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Meet Rachael, the World’s First Fully Automated Autonomous 3D Design Influencer on Instagram

Design You Trust

Built with Unreal Engine 4, her capabilities are specially designed to create “likeable” images representing popular visual languages on the platform. Since May 2020, she has been posting to the Instagram account @rachaellic one new image per day.

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Birds Eye Estate Wines

The Die Line

The material and swing tag shows craft, style and quality.

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