Mon.Apr 05, 2021

5 Simple Ways to Increase Your Brand Awareness on Instagram

Noupe

Instagram has become the most popular social media platform. It is used by over a billion users, according to Statistics. This shows just how important of a platform it is for businesses. If you want to implement a successful social media marketing strategy, you cannot afford to overlook Instagram.

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Posters by Formist that champion 'inventive' typography

Creative Boom

Letters are kind of a big deal for Formist – the renowned publisher, type foundry and design studio based in Sydney, Australia. And now it's bringing a whole load of new letters to your walls with the launch of some fresh type posters this month.

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Spoon Graphics Turns 14 Years Old — Still Steadily Ticking Along

Spoon Graphics

It’s that time of year when Spoon Graphics gets a little older, with 2021 marking 14 years of tutorial creating, freebie sharing and article writing on what started as a blog that was attached to my portfolio website in 2007.

The groundbreaking colour tool that united art with creatures, and artists with zoologists

Creative Boom

What can 21st-century creatives learn from the mid-1800s? Quite a lot, it turns out, when you consider the findings that were made then around chromatic pairs and colour theory, and taking a very designer-ish approach to viewing the world around us.

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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.

“A Kind of Blindness, A Kind of Sight” by Photographer Jaclyn Kolev Brown

Booooooom

Jaclyn Kolev Brown is an artist and photographer based in Richmond, Virginia, where she teaches photography at Virginia Commonwealth University. Walking the line between reality and surrealism, her work often emanates from a central theme of questioning identity.

Ornate & Highly Decorative 3D Typography by Katt Phatt

Design You Trust

Katt Phatt shared a beautiful 3D project on Behance featuring some ornate and highly decorative design. A typographic piece which accentuates curves within typography. With the addition of 3D to further enhance the effects. The tools used were: Autodesk 3ds MaxPixologic ZbrushCorona Renderer.

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C-A-L-L # 3: Architects for Housing Education

Azure Magazine

TAL-TO (The Architecture Lobby Tkaronto) is advocating for the implementation of a “Housing Guarantee” — a rights-based approach to housing that recognizes the key role of a home in reducing inequality and improving health outcomes.

When art collided with the American magazine

Creative Review

Senior curator Mason Klein explains how photography, graphic design and magazines transformed American visual culture from 1930 to 1960, ahead of a new exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York. The post When art collided with the American magazine appeared first on Creative Review

C-A-L-L # 3: Architects for Housing Education

Azure Magazine

TAL-TO (The Architecture Lobby Tkaronto) is advocating for the implementation of a “Housing Guarantee” — a rights-based approach to housing that recognizes the key role of a home in reducing inequality and improving health outcomes.

Otherway’s grocery-inspired Weezy branding is decidedly untechy

Creative Review

Weezy is still a relative newcomer to the world of food delivery, launched towards the end of 2020 with the promise of super-speedy food shops that arrive via electric moped, 15 minutes after they’re ordered through the app.

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.

Donna Ferrato Presents a Lifetime of Work Honoring the Stories of Women

Feature Shoot

American photographer Donna Ferrato is possessed with a candor you rarely find, a willingness to traverse the most delicate, vulnerable parts of life and do so with extraordinary courage and sensitivity.

Portraying Black Power Through Afrofuturism

Design You Trust

Katia Herrera is a digital collage creative from the noisy city Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Despite Herrera being a self-proclaimed introvert, her artwork is remarkably loud in a world trying to quiet black voices.

Top 20 Podcast Microphones For Incredible Audio

Just Creative

Podcasts have become a fixture of our daily lives much like that first cup of coffee or catching up on our favorite shows on Netflix or Hulu.

Discs Extracted from Antique Porcelain Become Delicate Jewelry by Gésine Hackenberg

Colossal

All images © Gésine Hackenberg, shared with permission. From her studio in Amsterdam, Gésine Hackenberg ( previously ) punches perfectly round discs from Delftware and antique ceramic dishes.

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.

Beautiful Illustrations of Ancient Towns in China by Yukai Du

Design You Trust

Originally from China, the illustrator Yukai Du moved very quickly to England, where she currently lives. She was introduced to the finesse of Chinese painting at a very young age, at the age of 4.

How Graphic Design Can Help Your Business During Every Part of the Sales Cycle

Purple Rose Graphics

Ultimately what I help businesses do is sell things or find the right people for them to sell their products or services. I have a pretty good understanding of the sales cycle because of this. The sales cycle is the term used to discuss the process a business goes through to get and keep a new customer or client. I thought it would be interesting to show you all how graphic design can benefit you during almost every part of the sales cycle. Buckle up, friends, it’s time to start our tour!

“A Future Within”: The Superb Monochrome Art of Ruben Ireland

Design You Trust

Ruben Ireland is a digital artist based in the UK. Ruben has been crafting his art. For a decade now and you must have seen or recognized his stylish black and white illustrations featuring characters mixed with different types of techniques. Ruben Ireland’s work is both inviting and foreboding.

Taylor Made Is Serving Spunky Vibes To The Coffee Industry

The Die Line

The to-go boxes for the donuts and the carriers for the coffee are innovative and bold. There's something about the vivid blue and bubblegum pink that makes you feel content and inspired enough to consume a sprinkle-covered donut.

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

Dominic Forbes on Designing Skyward Inn

Spine Magazine

Dominic Forbes is a London-based designer who worked at HarperCollins for many years before going freelance in 2018. Here he talks us through his process for designing Skyward Inn. Skyward Inn is a speculative science fiction novel by Aliya Whiteley published by the Solaris imprint of Rebellion.

[Podcast] How To Tap Into Primal Human Desires with Nathan Hendricks

Just Creative

Nathan Hendricks believes there is no excuse for a lousy brand. As chief creative officer at LPK, he challenges the organization’s creative teams to uphold the vision that every brand should make a powerful and positive difference for the people it serves.

Pixlr Celebrates Earth Day with The 10 Most Beautiful Places on Earth

Pixlr

Moonlit mountains, azure oceans, shifting sand dunes, colorful flower fields – we truly live on a beautiful planet. This Earth Day, let us celebrate the natural wonders that remain and remind ourselves of what we must preserve for our future generations.

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Flowering — Design for Online Flower Store

Abduzeedo

Flowering — Design for Online Flower Store. abduzeedo 04.05.21 Dana Hora shared a web design project titled Flowering. The work is for the design of an online store for a studio that makes flower bouquets.

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.

RAR on the Rooftops: Design Annual 2022 Entries

Graphis

As the winter season comes to a close and spring pops up around the corner, we’re all yearning for some freshness. Luckily, Graphis has you covered! Read on for the freshest designs in our Design Annual 2022 competition.

NFT Spotlight — Monochrome Art with Ruben Ireland

Abduzeedo

NFT Spotlight — Monochrome Art with Ruben Ireland. AoiroStudio 04.05.21 Ruben Ireland is a digital artist based in the UK. Ruben has been crafting his art.

Hundreds of Minuscule Paper Cranes Perch in Bonsai Trees in Naoki Onogawa’s Sculptures

Colossal

All images © Naoki Onogawa, shared with permission. Using just his hands, Tokyo-based artist Naoki Onogawa folds scores of origami cranes with wingspans that never top a single centimeter.

The Road to a (Potentially) Forgivable PPP Loan

Guild News Blog

The deadline for applications for PPP loans has been extended to May 31st, 2021. One member's experience applying for a loan. The post The Road to a (Potentially) Forgivable PPP Loan appeared first on The Graphic Artist Guild.

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.

Message on a Bottle: The Story Behind Dr. Bronner’s Soaps

The Die Line

Ever spend twenty minutes in the shower just reading the Dr. Bronner's soap bottle? Well, here's the real story behind those oh-so-wild-and-wordy labels

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Jacques Rival

Communication Arts

Akaru Studio refreshed this architecture and scenography studio’s website to express its full portfolio for its 20th anniversary. Article

M Tecnica: Toronto’s New Destination for Ceramic and Porcelain Tile

Azure Magazine

“The great thing about the showroom is it’s not only about tiles,” says interior designer and MAKINSACHANGE founder Linda Makins, celebrating Toronto’s newly opened design destination.

How will creativity shape our post-Covid future?

Its Nice That

Ahead of a free panel event on 22 April, we interview several New World contributors to get their predictions for the future of creativity. Features

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Must-Knows To Build A YouTube Channel For Your Business

Designs.Ai

If you’re thinking about starting a YouTube channel for your business but not quite sure where to begin or what to prepare, we got you, fam. First of all, it’s an excellent move for your business! It is estimated that there are over 2 billion users worldwide and 30 million visits per day.

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