Tue.May 04, 2021

Joyful, colourful and chunky, James Merritt's illustrations will add some positivity to your day

Creative Boom

Playful and bright with plenty of chunky characters, James Merritt 's artworks are joyful and comforting, but the London-based illustrator confesses illustration is very much a "side hustle" right now, as he works full-time at Goldsmiths, University of London, helping students create animated films.

17 Typography Inspiration Resources To Boost Creativity

Shillington

Dipped your toes into the world of graphic design? You’ll know that typography is something that underpins almost every aspect of this practice.

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5 websites that showcase the latest big design trends

Creative Boom

Zipeng Zhu, creative director of Dazzle Studio. For most of us, the global pandemic has been the biggest thing to happen in our lifetimes – not least because it's affected absolutely everything. Yes, even web design.

32 Remarkable Lettering and Typography Design for Inspiration

Graphic Design Junction

How to motivate yourself? It’s very easy! try something new, start exercising, reading inspiring hand-made lettering and calligraphy quotes and positive vibes.

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.

Kenesha Sneed's new children's book celebrates representation and healing in the creative process

Creative Boom

© Many Shapes of Clay. Based in Los Angeles, Kenesha Sneed is an illustrator, creative director and multidisciplinary artist whose work speaks to empowerment and the black female experience while ensuring a balance of purposeful colour and fluid forms.

4 Ways Clients Can Hurt Project Outcomes (and How You Can Save the Day)

SpeckyBoy

Whether you’re building a website, mobile app or even a marketing campaign, everyone involved is working towards a successful outcome. And, although the stakeholders share this common goal, they may have very different thoughts about how to get there. This can be problematic.

Client 101

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15 Best Seamless Vector Textures Sets

Graphic Design Junction

High resolution textures and backgrounds are perfect for graphic designers to create endless possibilities and make your designs look more elegant, attractive and memorable. There are 15 seamless vector texture sets with approx.

20 brilliant motion designers and animators whose work you can't miss

Creative Boom

Work by Ana Tortos for The New York Times. Whether you work as a motion designer, are studying motion design, or are just curious about it, there's a ton of great work out there to be inspired by.

“Nuclear Family” by Photographer Josh Chaney

Booooooom

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Pastel Color Scheme for a Refined Website Design

Template Monster

Pastel color scheme can win Oscar for the most "elegant role" among other palettes used in web design. Sites taking minimal approach by using washed out color scheme, call a feeling of sophistication and purity.

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.

20 Sites to Download Free Illustrations For Designers

HONGKIAT

Either you’re working on a design project or creating a presentation, beautiful illustrations can change the mood of your design and make it more expressive. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Photoshop Grid Template: Designing Through the Line

Template Monster

There is no need to deny the usefulness of the grid for (web) design, at least it would be silly. Any photoshop grid template is capable to simplify the work of a designer, and omit questions like: " I think I should move it a bit to the right. ".

Rice studio on growing with and nurturing Ho Chi Minh City’s creative community

Its Nice That

Co-founded by Joshua Breidenbach and Chi-An De Leo, Rice is a branding studio shaping, and inspired by, Vietnam’s visual culture.

Picks of the month: the best design events in May

DesignWeek

Online talks: Right Aligned, from Coventry Design Festival. While Coventry Design Festival is not returning until May 2022, the team has devised a series of online talks in an attempt to inspire creative minds during lockdown.

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.

Member Spotlight: “Design for Each and All”

Guild News Blog

We’re honoring the professionals whose work has helped families with children weather sheltering-at-home: children’s illustrators! The post Member Spotlight: “Design for Each and All” appeared first on The Graphic Artist Guild

Interview with Sthuthi Ramesh, Independent Graphic Designer

Shillington

Sthuthi Ramesh is an Independent Designer based in London. Born, raised and starting her design career in India, Sthuthi has worked for some of the biggest names in the industry— Pentagram , Wieden + Kennedy and Ogilvy to name a few—before embarking on an incredible freelance career.

Annual Report Design You Can Bank On

Canny

As touched upon in a previous post , annual report design can be much more than a drab legal requirement. It can be a tool, a resource, and an advert all rolled into one. Here are some of the best annual report examples, along with some of the worst… just for comparison.

Business Presentation Cover Designs

We And The Color

Available as fully editable vector graphics, these templates of business presentation cover designs provide a modern look.

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

5 Must-Attend Virtual Talks at IDS 2021

Azure Magazine

The Spring Resiliency Virtual Conference, taking place from May 10 to 13, offers a number of digital experiences, from showroom tours and demos to the all-new Prototype Pitch series. Most enticing of all, its series of talks features industry game changers in all disciplines of design.

Logos & Marks by Sergey Semenov

We And The Color

Check out this well-designed collection of logos and marks created by Sergey Semenov. With six years of experience, Sergey Semenov is a Russian graphic designer specializing in logo and brand design as well as UX/UI design.

Picks of the month: the best design events in May

DesignWeek

Online talks: Right Aligned, from Coventry Design Festival. While Coventry Design Festival is not returning until May 2022, the team has devised a series of online talks in an attempt to inspire creative minds during lockdown.

How to Create a Star Wars Tatooine Poster in Photoshop

Envato Tuts+

What You'll Be Creating. Today, we will be learning how to create a Star Wars Tatooine travel poster in Photoshop using simple photo compositing techniques!

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.

High Water packaging

Communication Arts

Midday’s sparkling packaging for High Water is inspired by the water’s edge and the beauty of high tide. Article

Design for Each and All: Michael Lloyd Spears

Guild News Blog

Designer Michael Lloyd Spears has a masterful knowledge of creative software and true savvy of its place within the arsenal. The post Design for Each and All: Michael Lloyd Spears appeared first on The Graphic Artist Guild.

Japanese textile designer Sud? Reiko’s innovative materials subject of new exhibition

DesignWeek

“My designs often start from little everyday moments, where I’ll think ‘Hmm, that’s interesting, how would this work as a textile?’,” ’,” says designer Sudō Reiko.

A Quirky Animation Follows a Determined Cactus Farmer as She Tracks the Man Destroying the Environment

Colossal

A cowgirl named Rose and her eccentric pals embark on a mission to find the man damaging their local environment in the clever and fervent short film “ Spell of the West.”

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.

Japanese textile designer Sud? Reiko’s innovative materials subject of new exhibition

DesignWeek

“My designs often start from little everyday moments, where I’ll think ‘Hmm, that’s interesting, how would this work as a textile?’,” ’,” says designer Sudō Reiko.

How to quickly create unique shapes using illustrator

Creative Nerds

This illustrator tutorial we will be sharing two techniques for creating unique vector geometric vector shapes in seconds. The tutorial is in the form of a video screencast to make it as easy, as possible to follow along with the tutorial.

Luxury Cannabis Brand Verdant Feels Like A Euphoric Dream

The Die Line

Designed by Amr Elwan & Evermore Agency, this cannabis packaging alone is sure to inspire higher thought and take you on a creative journey via its yellow and gold color palette.

Indian Artist Creates A Little Girl Character To Give More Life To His Macro Photos

Design You Trust

The spheres of macro photography and illustration may seem unrelated, but actually, they’re not mutually exclusive. An artist from India, Vimal Chandran, brings these two spheres of art together, and as you’ll see, creates an unexpectedly powerful combination.

Design for Each and All: Hoshi Hana

Guild News Blog

Hoshi Hana is a designer and artist of Japanese American descent from L.A., which gave her access to the beauty of diversity. The post Design for Each and All: Hoshi Hana appeared first on The Graphic Artist Guild.