Wed.Jan 22, 2020

10 recommended podcasts for creative freelancers and businesses in 2020

Creative Boom

If you're looking to focus on your creative business this year and you're after some decent inspiration, you can't go far wrong with a podcast. One that gives you that reassuring hug to tell you everything is going to be ok.

Top 10 Futur Courses to Learn Design & Business

Just Creative

If you run own graphic design firm, improving your skills can not only make you a better graphic designer but also more attractive to potential clients. The business side of your firm may not be your strong suit and that’s ok.

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From three to 70 people: Five things Uniform's Nick Howe has learnt in two decades of running an agency

Creative Boom

Back in 1998, graduating from Liverpool JMU as a product designer, along with a bit of marketing knowledge (that's the beauty of a joint honours degree for you!), I came out of university with a certain attitude. I knew I wanted to be creative, a designer to be precise.

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All the Vintage Design Resources You Could Wish for in One Bundle

Spoon Graphics

Of all the different design styles, the vintage look is the most difficult to pull off, unless you have the right materials. Authenticity is the key when it comes to creating realistic vintage artwork, otherwise you end up with a fake-looking digital knock-off.

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.

Photographs by David Gleave that capture the bands, musicians and gigs of Northern England in the 2010s

Creative Boom

Manchester photographer David Gleave is having his first retrospective this February, featuring portraits of local musicians and bands such as Noel Gallagher, Johnny Marr, and the Happy Mondays.

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How to Add Text and Fonts in Photoshop


Party flyers and invitations, book and CD covers, and even social media posts like Instagram stories all have one key thing in common: they all use typography! Typography is the art of arranging letters and text in a way that makes the copy legible, clear, and visually appealing.

45 Simple Line Art Minimal Logo Designs for Inspiration

Graphic Design Junction

Simple and clean minimal logo designs created with abstract line art. Logos with Line art are very popular and so attractive. This collection consists of different designs that use thin line techniques to create minimal and clean logos that many will appreciate.

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“The City is a Choreography” by Photographer Melissa Schriek


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60 free calligraphy fonts download and bring charm to your designs


Finding the right calligraphy font for your needs can be a hard and arduous task. They are either too decorative and flashy for your simple designs or too simple and modern for your formal designs. Calligraphy fonts have many uses and are best paired with a simple body font for balanc e.

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.

30 Free Logo Mockup PSD Templates for Creatives

Speckyboy Design Magazine

A logo is an important part of every brand identity which is why the presentation of logo design matters. After all, the logo could be used not only on stationery items and a website but also on packaging, billboard ads, product tags, and more.

28 Droste Effect Examples


The Droste Effect is used to classify images or photos that are recurring within themselves. On paper, this goes on forever but in reality, it only goes as far as the resolution allows. The term stems from the Dutch Cacao brand with the same name.

The Mixed-Media Work of Jay Torres


The illustrations and personal work of artist Jay Torres have a dark surrealist edge. The El Paso-raised artist, now based in Pasadena, moves between analogue and digital tools to craft his creations. Main The Blog Hi-Fructose Hi-Fructose Magazine illustration Jay Torres mixed-media

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Suadinho: André Gola's Alter Ego

Juxapoz Magazine

We've been wanting to introduce you to Brazil-based illustrator and designer André Gola whose deft drawing brings to life character designs whose clever, witty figures comfortably infiltrate animation, product design, photography, murals, and other public interventions.

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.

Oscars 2020: Oscars in Illustrations


Get ready movie buffs and cinephiles because the 92nd Academy Awards are just around the corner. There is now less than a month left for the short, buff and golden guy to find himself in somebody’s hands.

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Noted: New Logo, Identity, and Livery for Eastern by Mechanica

Under Consideration / Brand

“All Over the Map”. (Re-est. Re-est. 2019) " Eastern Airlines, LLC ('Eastern') is a US Part 121 Flag Air Carrier with Scheduled Domestic and International, Passenger and Cargo authority from the US Department of Transportation ("DOT") operating wide-body, long-range aircraft.

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Nan Goldin’s Extraordinary Document of Life on “The Other Side”

Feature Shoot

Back in 1972, Nan Goldin was walking through downtown Boston when she came upon three trans women that would become her entrée into another world.

Reviewed: New Logo and Packaging for Byte Bars by Cast Iron Design

Under Consideration / Brand

“Byte your Tongue”. Launched in 2019, Byte Bars is a new brand of snack bars loaded with simple, whole, vegan ingredients and made with MCT oil, the healthy fat derived from coconuts, that helps burn fat for energy and boost your metabolism.

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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

The Oscar Nominees 2020 Noir Poster Series By Nuno Sarnadas

Design You Trust

Nuno Sarnadas is a digital artist based in Portugal. “Very early I revealed myself as being a very creative child who took advantage of all surfaces to draw, forcing my parents to watch closely all the time.

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John Drossos’s ‘Urban Mist’ Series


Greek photographer, John Drossos contacted us via our Submit page to introduce us to his misty and wonderful photographic world. We definitely enjoy a lot his “After Dark” and “Urban Mist” series. Checkout his Behance below for more of his work.

The Bodysuits of Daisy Collingridge


Daisy Collingridge crafts wearable, stitched suits inspired by what's contained beneath our skin. The artist's background is in fashion, but "her practice has continued to revolve around textiles and fabric manipulation but has developed into the realms of sculpture and performance," her site says.

Hotpants, Cigarettes, Harp Lager And Guinness – A Belfast Student Party In 1970

Design You Trust

It’s a student party in Wolseley Street in Belfast – what would be called the University Quarter these days. It’s Christmas time in 1970 and students from Queen’s University live it up on Harp lager and tins of Guinness. These wonderful photos are courtesy of Norman Craig. More: Flickr h/t: Source.

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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.

Beautiful Liquify Logo Animation in After Effects


Beautiful Liquify Logo Animation in After Effects. abduzeedo Jan 24, 2020 I have been going back through old tutorials to fix some of the images that might be broken or with old formatting. The blog has changed quite a lot since we started 12 years ago.

Eckmannpsych & Cheee


James Edmonson’s Eckmannpsych and Cheee may look different, but they share a similar spirit. Eckmannpsych is a revival of Otto Eckmann’s eponymous Eckmann-Schrift , originally released in 1900 at Rudhard’sche Gießerei in Offenbach. Eckmann’s training as a fine artist is evident in this typeface, which is expressive rather than utilitarian. Eckmann-Schrift is an embodiment of the art nouveau style, fashionable at the time of its release.

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Illustration and Motion Design for ANAGRAM MUSIC VIDEO


Illustration and Motion Design for ANAGRAM MUSIC VIDEO. abduzeedo Jan 22, 2020 Pavel Fuksa and Barbora Idesová shared a really cool illustration and motion design post on their Behance page.

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Communication Arts

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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.

Feed: Erik Östensson the circle of line

This is Paper

23.01.2020 — Research, Photography Erik Östensson encourages to expand the interpretation of familiar objects

Exploring the Liminal Spaces of Joshua Flint’s Surreal Paintings


“Synchrony,” oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches. All images © Joshua Flint, shared with permission. Through hazy lines and obscured faces, Joshua Flint ( previously ) reflects on the blurriness of in-between states in his most recent paintings.

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PriestmanGoode creates branding and interiors for co-living colossus

Design Week

PriestmanGoode has designed the identity — including logo and brand strategy — and interiors for an India-based co-living community, Olive. Olive’s communities will open in Bangalore, Chennai and Pune in 2020; these three locations will provide 20,000 beds in total.