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The beauty of swimming pools captured from above by aerial photographer Brad Walls

Creative Boom

Award-winning aerial photographer Brad Walls , also known as Bradscanvas, has just released a new series, Pools From Above, which is an ode to the beauty found in the shapes, colours and textures of swimming pools. It's an interesting perspective that uses Brad's clean, minimal aesthetic to showcase pools from around the world.

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Best Left-Handed Mouse for Graphic Designers

Just Creative

If you go online or even in a local electronics store and walk down the computer peripheral aisle, you’re bound to come across a selection of computer mice you can choose from. However, one type of mouse might not be on display. Left-handed mice are not very common as only 10% of the world is left-handed. We thought that if you’re a left-handed graphic designer, you should be able to use tools suited for how you work.

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How to negotiate a better freelance rate, without negotiating

Creative Boom

If you're a freelancer, the chances are that the prospect of negotiation fills you with dread. When we hear that word, a pretty clear and consistent picture is conjured, and it goes something like this. You state your price, they laugh and counter with something far lower, you gulp and wish you'd never gone in so high (even though it wasn't) and reluctantly agree to work for pennies. That's the perception, but there's no reason that it needs to be the reality.

Influencer Marketing Ultimate Guide [+ Campaign Brief Template]

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Anna Medina. Everyone’s talking about influencer marketing these days. But only a few really know how to benefit from it. The strategy seems like such a simple idea. I mean you partner with someone, sign an agreement, and have them promote your products. How hard could it be, right? Unfortunately, it’s more complicated than that. Even an Instagram star with 2.6 million followers isn’t always able to sell as little as 36 t-shirts.

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.

Oji by Seachange


Text by Richard Baird. Oji is a sushi brand of firsts. It is the first in New Zealand to use fully recyclable and biodegradable packaging and the first to use all free-range products. This is a significant move forward and marks the brand out from well-established competitors. Oji opened in New Zealand with two locations in […]. The post Oji by Seachange appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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Artist Spotlight: Kseniya Galper


A selection of work by Boston-based painter and illustrator Kseniya Galper. Kseniya Galper on Instagram. Painting artist boston editor pick illustrator Kseniya Galper member painter painting submission

Diversifying and decolonising the field of graphic design, Sold Out Publishing celebrates underrepresented references

Its Nice That

Founded by Bakhtawer Haide and Betty Brunfaut, Sold Out is a platform facilitating multiple perspectives based on plurality.

Photographer Spotlight: Asia Denise Shelton


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Cbabi Bayoc on going from a caricaturist to painting Prince’s The Rainbow Children album cover

Its Nice That

The artist’s work spans charismatic portraits depicting Black fatherhood, and Cubist-inspired energetic scenes capturing the atmosphere of live music.

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.

A Furry Utopia is Overrun with Delicately Rendered Cats in Kamwei Fong’s New Illustration


“Wonderfurryland” (2020), 25 x 37 inches. All images © Kamwei Fong, shared with permission. According to long-held superstitions, a horde of black cats certainly indicates impending misfortune, but for Kamwei Fong , a mass of the furry creatures is actually a fluffy utopia.

Ryan Martin's luminous portraits of teenagers crowned by nature, facing a future of climate change

Creative Boom

There are two running themes in Californian artist Ryan Martin 's latest series of vivid oil paintings: humanity's complicated relationship with the environment and the potential impact of climate change on the younger generation. On show at the Elizabeth Houston Gallery in New York, the luminous portraits in Thirsty Tide feature teenagers, embraced by nature and living beings, as if wearing a halo.

Should more graphic designers design buildings?

Creative Review

Fresh from designing their own building in Amsterdam, Thonik’s Nikki Gonnissen and Thomas Widdershoven discuss what sets graphic designers apart from architects and what that could mean for a more collaborative future. The post Should more graphic designers design buildings? appeared first on Creative Review

Ravenous Frogs and Surprised Bears Form an Adorably Expressive Ensemble of Ceramic Creatures


All images © Helen Burgess, shared with permission. Helen Burgess, who works under the moniker nosey mungo , crafts a playful troupe of characters with endlessly diverse expressions: there’s a flock of startled chickens, a bulging rain frog sporting a dramatic frown, and a whale duo grinning with contentment. Imbued with a bit of whimsy, Burgess’s clay creatures are derived from their real-life counterparts.

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.

Pools From Above


Words TL Team. Aerial photographer Brad Walls , also known as Bradscanvas , has just released his latest series Pools From Above - an ode to the beauty found in the shapes, colors and textures of swimming pools. FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY pool

#FridayFive with Shillington’s Amy Gardner


Inspiration can come from anywhere. So, on the first Friday of each month, we’re sharing some of our Shillington team’s favourite things from the past four weeks. This month, Marketing and Communications Assistant Amy Gardner shares what was on her radar in July. To Follow: Lee Lai. Lee Lai is an artist creating amazing hand drawn and painted comics out of Melbourne, Australia. I absolutely love their style.

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Clare Connie Shepherd on Designing Pondweed

Spine Magazine

Clare Connie Shepherd is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Brighton, United Kingdom. Here she takes us through her process for designing Pondweed. The concept of the cover is to show an irregular and frustrated voice that is trapped and submerged in strands of pondweed that is set against a backdrop with a hopeful ray of sunlight. Pondweed is both beautiful and dangerous, displaying both light and dark areas.

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From branding to Bake Off: inside the delicious world of food illustration

Design Week

“I love cooking, and eating even more,” says illustrator Tom Hovey, as he tells Design Week about making pilgrimages to the street food markets of Bristol with his studio colleagues. You may have seen Hovey’s work before – he creates the illustrations on Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off. Hovey has been with the show since its launch a decade ago on BBC Two.

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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

“Dreaming Of Us”: The Superb Digital Cyberpunk And Dystopian Art Works Of Leopoldo D’Angelo

Design You Trust

Inspired by Cyberpunk and Synthwave culture, Leopoldo D’Angelo, known as Dangiuz, creates post-apocalyptic and dystopian scenarios. The Italian artist deals with Computer Graphics, Digital Art and 3D arts. More: Dangiuz, Artstation, Behance, Instagram, Facebook h/t: visualatelier8 According to Dangiuz: “Hello everyone! My name is Leopoldo D’Angelo, although almost everyone refers to me as Dangiuz. Source. Inspirations 3d cyberpunk dystopia future neon sci-fi synthwave utopia

Explore 110+ Online Courses This Fall With RISD Continuing Education


RISD CE Online is excited to announce 110+ online courses for adults and teens, which can be taken from anywhere in the world at any time. Creative adventures in a range of visual arts and design disciplines await Continuing Education students at Rhode Island School of Design.

How to accept payments online


A sale isn’t a sale until money changes hands. To get in on the $601.7 billion (and growing) of retail purchases that occur over the internet, your e-commerce business needs to accept payments online. But a site’s payment system is more than just a matter of survival. A better checkout experience can also help your business grow. In the e-commerce industry, where cart abandonment rates remain stuck in the 70 percent range , a smooth, intuitive payment experience is crucial.

Inflatable Heads, Fantastical Paintings, and Bulbous Sculptures Comprise a Surreal Dreamland by OSGEMEOS


All images courtesy of Hyundai Card, Hyundai Capital News Room, shared with permission. Wedged between two buildings in Itaewon, Seoul, is a huge, inflatable head marking the entrance to OSGEMEOS ’s latest exhibition. With a shaggy mohawk and thin mustache, the yellow character resembles a band of glowing figures that populate the inside Brazilian twins Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo’s immersive installation.

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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.

Need PowerPoint Backgrounds? The Best Places to Check Out [+ Freebies]

Graphic Mama

Having more than 500 million users and being used for an estimated 30 million presentations per day (an amazing 350 presentations per second are started worldwide), PowerPoint, it is no exaggeration to say is a phenomenon. It’s easy to use, a staple in meetings, conferences, classrooms, and now of course for online learning and completely accessible. However, familiarity often breeds complacency.

Penguin reveals shortlist of Student Design Award 2020

Design Week

Penguin Random House has announced the shortlist for its 2020 Student Design Award. Launched in 2007 to stimulate interest in graphic design within the publishing sector, the annual award is open to all students studying on a further or higher education course. Amie Carter Each year is split into three categories: adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children.

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A constant in any design process is rejecting ideas, either by ourselves or by others. It’s the nature of our job. You can take it personally, learn from it, and hopefully grow from it. Marcelo Siqueira definitely upped it to 11 with his Symbols & Logos Not Approved. In the process of creation, between brainstorms, meetings, presentations and approvals, Marcelo ended up having graphical proposals that the world will never see.

When Dozens Of Whales Arrived In Small Newfoundland Town, This Photographer Took Out A Drone To Take These Aerial Pics

Design You Trust

According to Darren Hatt: “On July 22, 2020, dozens of humpback whales arrived in the small town of Sunnyside, Newfoundland. This time of year, it’s common to see them breach the water as they hunt for caplin. It’s less common to see so many arrive so close to town. They stayed in town for 3 days before they left. It was the perfect opportunity to photograph these beautiful giants with my drone. Source. Animals aerial Newfoundland whales

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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.

Abduzeedo - Untitled Article


Ali Ali is a highly acclaimed director from Cairo, Egypt. With over six Cannes Lions under his belt, he has directed more than sixty commercials for brands such as Vodafone, Google, Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Amazon, and was recently named by The Gunn Report® as one of the top 10 most awarded directors in the world.

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Out Now: The Workspace Issue

Azure Magazine

It’s time for a reboot. That’s the consensus as the world continues to grapple with the ongoing consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prompted a re-evaluation of architecture and design standards and the embracing of fresh paradigms to address future needs. To those ends, we’ve canvassed a who’s who of industry experts in the September issue of Azure , distilling their takes on what’s next for workspaces, schools, airports and more.

Zaha Hadid Architects ‘Roatán Próspera’ Customizable Residences


Words TL Team. Zaha Hadid Architects with AKT II and Hilson Moran recently introduced their latest project; a digital architectural platform to create 'customizable' homes for the luxurious Roatán Próspera Residences in Honduras. ARCHITECTURE architecture luxury luxury homes