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How To Simplify the Web Design Process

Design Beep

There’s no question that web design can be a complex and time-consuming process. But it doesn’t have to be. Streamlining your workflow and using the right tools can simplify the web design process and get your projects done faster. Why Simplify the Web Design Process?

Sarah Madden on slowing down and finding escape through an exciting leap into freelancing

Creative Boom

It took a global pandemic to slow many of us down and make others reassess their entire lives. For Sarah Madden , a graphic designer based in Leeds, she realised she wanted to embrace freelance illustration and design full-time to explore a better lifestyle.

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The Best Graphic Design Software in 2022

We And The Color

No matter how talented you are as a graphic designer, good software is essential for a fast workflow and the daily creation of modern graphics. An intuitive UI, as well as diverse features, make a good graphic design software.

Photographer Brad Walls takes to the squash court for his next conceptual art series

Creative Boom

Future Passé, from the series Vacant © Brad Walls. Renowned for his geometric compositions and conceptual art imagery, Australian photographer Brad Walls has turned his attention to the humble squash court, creating a dramatic series that plays on the symmetry and lines of the space.

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Giddy Citizen Branding by Smack Bang

We And The Color

Check out this funky new brand identity of Giddy Citizen, a modern company with a modern approach to wellbeing. Based in Sydney, Australia, Giddy Citizen is a memorable lifestyle brand creating feel-good products for everyday people within the wellness space.

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Parenting Loudly: Why we need more working mothers in creative leadership roles

Creative Boom

If 53% of all graphic designers are women, but only 11% of those are in leadership roles (with even fewer as agency principals, according to recent figures ), what on earth does that mean for the number of mothers in those positions?

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She Was Only changes its name to Extract, marking a new chapter for the London studio

Creative Boom

It's been over a decade since She Was Only launched, the design studio founded by Chris Vickers and Craig Scott in 2012. With a big anniversary to celebrate, it has rebranded and renamed itself Extract , saying it reflects its long-held belief that less is more.

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Inspired by grime and films like Moonlight, Templo rebrands UD to reflect Black music culture today

Its Nice That

As UD relaunches with a state-of-the-art music hub unveiled by Sadiq Khan, Templo brings the brand forward, implementing a new name and bridging logo.

Art 101

SUGOI! An Art Show Tribute To Japanese Animation @ Spoke Art, San Francisco

Juxapoz Magazine

Spoke Art is thrilled to share an all new collection of original artwork celebrating Japanese Animation in the exhibition SUGO!!

“Could Policy-Making be Considered Architecture?” A Q&A with Frida Escobedo

Azure Magazine

Until recently, Mexican architect Frida Escobedo (b.

A Modern Bangkok House With a Central, Glass-Fronted Swimming Pool

Design Milk

FLAT12x recently completed the TT Residence for a family in Po Kaew, Bangkok, Thailand. The massive home, which spans over 10,700 square feet, illustrates how classic and modern architecture can be combined and how it can thrive in a tropical locale.

Design inspiration: our favourite projects from June

DesignWeek

Hip-hop and stamps may not typically go hand in hand, but that’s the inspiration for design studio Dorothy’s latest print series.

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Catching Up With Bend Goods – The LA Brand That’s Reshaping the Furniture Industry

Design Milk

Founded by sculptor, designer, and creative director Gaurav Nanda in 2010, Bend Goods bridges the gap between beauty and function, creating innovative, intricately designed furniture pieces and accessories through the artful twisting, bending, and sculpting of wire.

Nest Productions

Mindsparkle Mag

Nest Productions offer friendly, professional, and (all)inclusive production management.

PayPal reveals a “people first” brand refresh

DesignWeek

PayPal has revealed a refreshed visual identity and strategy which aims to “build stronger connectivity” between the brand’s mission and communications. PayPal’s in-house design team collaborated with New York-based studio Gretel on the project.

5 Signs When You Should Take a Break From Freelancing

HONGKIAT

Despite what you think about doing freelance jobs being a profession where you call all the shots, you would often find yourself failing to take breaks between each incoming project because money is waiting to be made.

Street Photographer Matt Stuart’s Incredibly Serendipitous Images Collected in a New Book

Colossal

All images © Matt Stuart, courtesy of Laurence King, shared with permission. Armed with his Leica and an extraordinary amount of patience, Matt Stuart ventures through the streets of cities worldwide to capture the unexpected and coincidental moments of everyday life.

Space Backgrounds (Nebula, Galaxy, Stars, Planets & More)

Vandelay Design

Use these space backgrounds (including galaxy and nebula backgrounds) for designing posters, flyers, book covers, album covers, websites, and more. The post Space Backgrounds (Nebula, Galaxy, Stars, Planets & More) appeared first on Vandelay Design.

July 2022 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

Colossal

Image © Amanda Browder. Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at hello@colossal.art.

Bollwerk Weekender

Design Everywhere

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37 of the Best Fun and Playful Fonts

Vandelay Design

Here are the best fun and playful fonts that are perfect for giving your designs a whimsical and cheerful vibe. They're great for many different types of projects. The post 37 of the Best Fun and Playful Fonts appeared first on Vandelay Design. Fonts Design fonts graphic design resources typography

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ISC Club

Design Everywhere

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IZANA

Mindsparkle Mag

Nere studio restyled the clothing and textile accessories brand IZANA. This brand focuses on the creation of unique products, dyed and handmade using natural dyes. These dyes are made with materials collected in the mountains of the Basque Country.

Palace St.Gallen

Design Everywhere

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Discoveries in design thinking and reasoning by means of sketching

UX Collective

Once you know how to steal like an artist, the next question might be how to iterate on borrowed design heuristics. Sketching is a perfect and possibly the easiest tool for idea shaping?—?but but there’s even more to its place in the wider picture.

Palace St. Gallen

Design Everywhere

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Photographer Captures The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places Around The World

Design You Trust

Greenhouse, France. French artist, Dimitri Bourriau “Jahz Design”, is a graduated graphic designer. He has always been interested in history and architectural remains. It was in 2013 when he developed his interest in the photography of heritage in disuse.

Arthur Hnatek Trio

Design Everywhere

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Typographically Nuanced, Reseach-Based, and Socially Driven — Inventory Press Share Their Favorite Books

Eye on Design

In 2010, graphic designer Adam Michaels was looking for a different kind of book series. He wanted to see more accessible, visual and editorially experimental books, books that were typographically and materially nuanced, research-based, and socially-driven. He imagined these books in a small, mass-market paperback format. There was a kind of generational impulse that was part of this too,” said Michael. “I

Insert Brain Here: Absurd Situations And Silly Humor In Funny Comics By Paul Woods

Design You Trust

Paul Woods aka “Woodsy” is a 41-year-old cartoonist and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. He creates hilarious single-panel comics, and you might find it hard to keep a smile off your face when scrolling through them.

Philosopher illustrations by David Amblard

Abduzeedo

Philosopher illustrations by David Amblard. abduzeedo 0705—22 David Amblard created a series of illustrations about Philosophers and was super kind to share with us.

Cute Illustrations Featuring An Introverted Cat That Is Just Living Its Life

Design You Trust

The Art Of Sleeping. According to Andrews Amoramar: “Lonecat is an introverted cat who likes to spend time by himself. This is not to say that he is antisocial, but rather that he knows how to be alone. He is the perfect cat for introverted people.

Meet the graduates: Manchester Metropolitan University’s Chloe Watts

DesignWeek

Chloe Watts is a BA Illustration with Animation graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University. Her final project is a collection of illustrations and 3D figures which aim to explore difficult subject matter. Design Week: Can you briefly explain what your final project was about? Chloe Watts: My work that I displayed at the degree show meant an awful lot to me and was the culmination of the past. Source

How To Invest in Graphic Design as a Small Business

Inkbot Design

How To Invest in Graphic Design as a Small Business. Small businesses know about leaving a lasting impression. But how many actually invest in graphic design? Looks are everything when it comes to attracting customers and building your brand.