Tue.Sep 14, 2021

How to Create Mood Boards That Inspire: 20 Pro Tips

Creative Bloq

The right mood board can help communicate your design ideas to win pitches and get a prompt sign off

Matchbloc once again celebrates mid-century matchbox labels from the Eastern Bloc

Creative Boom

If there's one source of inspiration beloved to most graphic designers everywhere, it's the humble matchbox: particularly those from the Eastern Bloc.

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Free PSD Mockups: 26 Photoshop Mockup Templates

Graphic Design Junction

New collection of Photoshop free Mockups. High quality mockups to present your artwork and design in the right way. Download free psd mockups for commercial and personal use, fully customizable, editable and easy to use mockup templates. Just apply your design or logo and it’s all done.

Incredible paper sculptures by Diana Beltran Herrera continue her love of nature

Creative Boom

It's been a while since we caught up with Diana Beltran Herrera , a designer and artist from Colombia based in Bristol. Her delicate paper sculptures are a display of vibrant colours, textures, and compositions that highlight beauty and fragility with great attention to detail.

The Power Of Pen And Paper Sketching

Smashing Magazine Graphics

The Power Of Pen And Paper Sketching. The Power Of Pen And Paper Sketching. Tracy Osborn. 2021-09-14T09:30:00+00:00. 2021-09-14T13:06:22+00:00. Need to design something?

Henry Hoovers and Starry-Eyed Bees: Annie Hall’s weird and wonderful knitwear

Creative Boom

Annie Hall has certainly carved out a unique practice, sitting within a warm, weird, and wonderful sweet spot nestled between disciplines.

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Tad Carpenter's Sunday Suns is here to fill your world with positivity and light

Creative Boom

American designer Tad Carpenter has been drawing, sculpting and stitching together an interpretation of the sun every week on a Sunday for the last six years.

Post House

Mindsparkle Mag

Now that traveling is being less restrictive, at least locally, the idea of a short escape from home to at least change the scenery is more likely. For this kind of brief escape, we’re not in the look of a fancy place to stay, but somewhere that reminds us of home, but it’s not our house.

Picfair offers grants for projects that explore the therapeutic benefits of photography on mental health

Creative Boom

Cavan Images, Picfair.com. London-based photography start-up Picfair is set to award ten £2,000 grants for projects that explore or support the relationship between photography and mental health. It's part of a scheme called Mind The Lens , which coincides with World Mental Health Day.

Create Content That Targets Your Existing Design Clients

SpeckyBoy

When it comes to marketing your freelance web design business, it’s easy to spend the bulk of your energy on attracting new clients. That’s certainly a worthwhile pursuit. But it’s also important to focus on your existing ones as well. There is great value in keeping existing clients in the loop.

A Modern Cabin in Washington Is a Floating Oasis on the Water

Design Milk

Designed by Jim Olson of Olson Kundig as an oasis on the water, the Water Cabin is a 1,580-square-foot retreat with 180-degree views. The floating home resides on Portage Bay in Washington State with western red cedar siding inspired by weathered cabins.

Introducing Our Color of the Season: Cosmic Iris

Creative Market

Iris: a flower with sword-shaped leaves, the Greek goddess of rainbows, the part of your eye that lets light in. As we discover what this new normal can look like, here’s a color that captures our quest for the unknown. The curiosity in experiencing familiar places with new eyes.

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Macau Designers Association—Branding Concept by Au Chon Hin

We And The Color

Check out this unique visual identity concept created by Au Chon Hin for Macau Designers Association. Au Chon Hin, a graphic designer and founder of studio Untitled Macao, just published this beautiful branding concept for Macau Designers Association.

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Top 21 Sites To Find Online Graphic Design Jobs

Design Hill

Share 0. Tweet 0. Share. Finding the right job opportunity becomes important when it comes to your design career success. Whether you’re working as a full-time or freelance graphic designer, you always want to enjoy the freedom of work rather than struggling with a regular work schedule.

Lily Kong on bringing themes of loneliness and vulnerability into her work since the lockdowns

Its Nice That

The London-based illustrator tells us about how the pandemic has affected her work, particularly, and how she manages to hold onto her sense of humour.

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A new show celebrates the work of graphic design pioneer E McKnight Kauffer

Creative Review

Hailed by his contemporaries as “the poster king”, 20th century graphic designer E McKnight Kauffer brought an avant-garde aesthetic to industries including literature, theatre, transport and more throughout his hugely successful career.

Download Vector Graphics of Minimalist, Geometric Modern Art

We And The Color

Available for download as fully editable vector graphics on Adobe Stock, these templates of minimalist, geometric modern artworks are ideal for decorative design ranging from posters to greeting cards.

When you’re tired of trying to learn it all

UX Collective

“I am somewhat exhausted; I wonder how a battery feels when it pours electricity into a non-conductor?” ? Arthur Conan Doyle Does this feel like you? I’m starting this article on a typical Thursday morning, but a particular day when I’m feeling very less-than.

The Inspiration Grid : Design Inspiration, Illustration, Typography, Photography, Art, Architecture & More #pink #print #design #book #type #typography

Designspiration

The Inspiration Grid : Design Inspiration, Illustration, Typography, Photography, Art, Architecture & More #pink #print #design #book #type #typography

Things UX writers hear a lot, but wish they didn’t…

UX Collective

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash If you’re a content designer, you’re probably already making a mental list of all the things you’ve heard that made you feel this way. Hit me up; I’d love to hear them! If you’re not a content designer, you’re probably wondering “What’d I do?”

The Pandemic Inspires Jess Murphy to Design Wallpaper for The Lawns

Design Milk

At the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, Brooklyn-based artist and founder of The Lawns design collective Jess Murphy set out to turn her artwork into wallpaper while she passed the time.

Loulou João introduces the Nicer Tuesdays audience to her creations: Miss Fuckit and the Fuckitverse

Its Nice That

At August's Nicer Tuesdays, we chatted to the revered animator and illustrator about how she's found her creative tone of voice.

Remarkable Minimalistic Movie Posters | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials #minimalist #movie #poster

Designspiration

Remarkable Minimalistic Movie Posters | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials #minimalist #movie #poster

“JMZ” By Photographer Arseni Khamzin

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Photo Arseni Khamzin JMZ montreal photographer photography quebec

manystuff.org — Graphic Design daily selection #design #graphic #poster #typography

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manystuff.org — Graphic Design daily selection #design #graphic #poster #typography

A Superstitious Cast Kicks Off Montréal’s 13th Annual Stop-Motion Festival in a Carnivalesque Animation

Colossal

? ?. To launch its 13th year, a bizarre animation for the 2021 Festival Stop Motion Montréal evokes eerie tropes and superstitions: a drooling pug morphs into an unfriendly black cat, a gardener reveals a sharp scissor hand, and a once-vibrant fire turns into clouds of soot.

Jazz festival in Strausbourg #jazz #france #photography #poster #typography

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A Bittersweet Love Letter to Ipanema Beach

Feature Shoot

“I remember going to the beach as a child and feeling a sense of freedom,” Sandra Cattaneo Adorno , who grew up in Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s-60s, tells me. “The grown-ups were having a good time together, so they left us children to our adventures and mischiefs.

design work life » cataloging inspiration daily #illustration #calendar #icons

Designspiration

design work life » cataloging inspiration daily #illustration #calendar #icons

Animator Magda Kreps reveals a beautiful new film exploring memory through animation

Its Nice That

Finally ready for its public release, The Things Around Us was, incredibly, made in her first year of studying animation.

Paper. - Russian Carpet: Daily inspiration, trends, mood board. Architecture, art, design, fashion, photography. #inspiration #zines #design #russian #cover #carpet #paper

Designspiration

Paper. Russian Carpet: Daily inspiration, trends, mood board. Architecture, art, design, fashion, photography. inspiration #zines #design #russian #cover #carpet #paper

Yue Zhang’s emotion-led illustrations aim to create a connection with the viewer

Its Nice That

Despite being new to the medium, the digital works of Yue Zhang unfold many emotions and topics in a single image.

swimming trinity photography by maria Svarbova design inspiration mindsparkle mag blog

Designspiration

swimming trinity photography by maria Svarbova design inspiration mindsparkle mag blog

New York art show proves it’s a dog’s world now

Creative Review

“Never has it been truer that people have an unexpressed animal side, desperate for release.