Mon.Sep 13, 2021

6 Web Design Trends Creatives Need to Prepare for in 2022

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. In normal times, web design tends to evolve at a subtle and gradual pace. But these are nothing like normal times. The global pandemic and resulting lockdowns have brought huge cultural and societal shifts that have reverberated everywhere.

Vintage Engraving Lines Textures for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a fantastic collection of vector textures to download this week, courtesy of Shapeshift. These vintage engraving lines textures are based on the detailed linework that forms an engraved illustration.

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Mike Will on what sports stars can teach us about reaching our creative goals

Creative Boom

Self-portrait © Mike Will. Whether you're just starting out as a creative or want to switch from one career to another, Mike Will is an inspiration to us all. This London-based creative photographer travels all over the world to create content and energetic brand campaigns.

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Emily Carr University Spotlight: Edward Madojemu

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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.

How Project Administration Can Make Your Creative Projects Run More Smoothly

Creative Boom

Getting organised with creative projects. Image courtesy of Rodeo. When a creative project comes together, it can be the best feeling in the world. But so often, that moment is delayed, sometimes for months on end, for reasons that could easily have been avoided.

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'It's important to make work that is fun to look at': the comforting, comedic collages of Yuxing Li

Creative Boom

Curious, crude and oddly familiar, the work of Hamburg-based illustrator and visual artist Yuxing Li is totally joyous; crafting captivating collage works that can't help but make you feel warm and fuzzy – longing for the days where running around outside was all that you needed to have a great time.

Richard Shear: A New Way To Evaluate Branding and Package Design

Graphic Design USA

GDUSA is publishing a series of articles by Richard Shear of inv?k k brands that takes an evolutionary look at consumer search patterns and explains how visual brand designers can use it to their advantage.

Output on its refreshed identity for a charity that unites the UK against suicide

Creative Boom

London design agency Output has overhauled the identity for Campaign Against Living Miserably ( CALM ) to help the suicide prevention charity cut through the noise of a growing, louder conversation around mental health.

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The world has been taken over by giant animals

Creative Bloq

Just kidding, but this optical illusion is for pet lovers only

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.

The Beauty of Spaciousness by Zoe Economides

We And The Color

‘The beauty of spaciousness’, a personal photography project by Zoe Economides. Zoe Economides is a fashion photographer with a heavy emphasis on landscapes. Some of her past photographic projects have been published by the likes of Time Inc.

Awful Web Designs From 18 of MMA’s Top Fighters

SpyreStudios

With Mixed Martial Arts in the mainstream, you’d think that the marketing teams for the fighters would know that their target demographic spend hours every day online and would probably be their biggest promoters.

Top 10: Chocolate Packaging

Mindsparkle Mag

We couldn’t find a better way to celebrate yesterday’s International Chocolate Day than having a quarter kilo of chocolate ice cream and featuring it as this week's Top Series edition. Can you imagine a world without chocolate?

Inspired by Tibetan Buddhist thangkas, Mellow Meadow’s hypnotic and swirling depictions explore motherhood and nature

Its Nice That

Learning from the unbridled freedom of outsider art, the illustrator explores the notion of motherhood, weighing up the beauty of nature’s process with societal expectations.

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.

Freelancers: Collecting Comprehensive Creative Brief from Your Client

HONGKIAT

I had ordered a special cake for a friend’s birthday and had given the receptionist all the specifications for the cake. When I went back to pick up the cake, it turned out to be nothing like what I had expected.

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Mammoth Straw Creatures Populate Japanese Farmland in the Annual Wara Art Festival

Colossal

All images courtesy of Wara Art Festival. If you visit Japan’s Niigata Prefecture during the region’s annual rice harvest, you’re likely to find enormous tarantulas, eagles, and dinosaur-like creatures stalking the bucolic landscape.

Copenhagen Tivoli Christmas park map on Behance #copenhagen #illustration #map

Designspiration

Copenhagen Tivoli Christmas park map on Behance #copenhagen #illustration #map

Sky House Is a Bali-Inspired Penthouse in a Former Miami Hospital

Design Milk

Once a Miami hospital, this property has undergone a total adaptive reuse transformation to become The Ritz Carlton Miami Beach Residences. One of the new private residences is this Bali-inspired penthouse by designer Catalina Echavarria of CEU Studio.

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

Billie Eilish’s new animated film is a love letter to her hometown of Los Angeles

Its Nice That

The singer is transformed into her two-dimensional animated form courtesy of Nexus Studios, in a film noir-inspired ode to La La Land.

Letters to this New World, the FT's new campaign as we emerge from the pandemic

Creative Boom

The Financial Times has today launched a new brand campaign, titled 'Letters to this New World', developed with The Brooklyn Brothers. It calls for public reflection on life before and after the pandemic and hopes to give a voice to the lessons learned.

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Download Adobe Animate: How to try it for free or with Creative Cloud

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Here's the legal way to download Adobe Animate for free

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The Future of Work Starts at NeoCon 2021: Register to Attend Today!

Design Milk

The future of work is still ever changing to the current state of the world and there’s no better way to learn, adapt and plan for it than at NeoCon , the global platform for commercial interior design. This year’s show takes place from October 4-6, 2021 at theMART in Chicago.

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.

A history of London as told by its shopfronts

Creative Review

James Smith & Sons on New Oxford Street If you’ve ever lived in London or been a regular visitor to its central shopping hub of Oxford Street, you’ll likely know James Smith & Sons’ umbrella store.

10 Natural + Neutral Accessories to Add Warmth + Coziness to Your Home

Design Milk

With fall in our sights this month, Scandinavian design and feelings of hygge, the Danish concept evoking coziness and well-being, come to mind.

30+ Movie Fonts for Posters, Covers, and Titles

Vandelay Design

Whether you’re designing a poster, credits, text cards, or even a theatrical trailer, typography is an important part of the design process for movies. They need to be both aesthetically pleasing and readable, but most importantly they have to stand out in the final product.

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Jana Traboulsi’s Kitab al-Hawamish explores the art of ancient ‘hyperlinks’

Creative Review

Traboulsi – who works as an artist and educator in Lebanon – is included in a shortlist of eight V&A Jameel Prize finalists, all of whom have made work inspired by Islamic tradition.

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.

Typography inspiration | #237 « From up North | Design inspiration & news

Designspiration

Typography inspiration | #237 « From up North | Design inspiration & news

Tyler Mitchell looks closer to home in new series

Creative Review

Brooklyn-based photographer Tyler Mitchell, known for his remarkable images that drift between fashion photography and social commentary, is the focus of a double bill of exhibitions at two Jack Shainman Gallery venues in New York City, along with a third at the Gordon Parks Foundation further upstate.

Goal or Wish? #inspiration #quotes #typography

Designspiration

Goal or Wish? inspiration #quotes #typography