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Fresh tools to help creatives run their freelance practice in 2024

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock We asked the Creative Boom community what tools save them the most time and effort, and here's what they had to say. It doesn't matter how talented you are in your chosen creative discipline; that's only half of the work of being a successful freelancer. The other half is about staying organised and productive so you can deliver everything on time and get paid promptly.

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How to Pitch Your Designs to Clients Like a Pro

Inkbot Design

How to Pitch Your Designs to Clients Like a Pro So, you've spent countless hours crafting the perfect design. You've considered every tiny detail and are confident your creation will knock your client's socks off. But now comes the nerve-wracking part – pitching it. Presenting your designs can be daunting, but it's a crucial skill for any designer.

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Logo Rhythm: new book celebrates band logos that rocked the world

Creative Boom

Love logos? Love music and all-things band culture? Love design books? Then, we have a Kickstarter project for you. In his day job, Jamie Ellul is the creative director at Supple Studio in Bath. But in his spare time, he's been working on an intriguing project with design writer Jim K Davies. It's a book with the self-explanatory title of Logo Rhythm – Band Logos That Rocked The World.

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UI and UX Design – What’s the Difference?

Inkbot Design

UI and UX Design – What’s the Difference? You've probably heard UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) thrown around often, primarily if you work in tech or design. But what do they mean? Let me break it down for you: UI design is all about the look and feel of a product. It's the pretty face that users see and interact with. A UI designer's job is to create layouts, visual elements, icons, buttons and all the other stuff that makes up an app's interface.

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Let's Talk Trends: Designing for Maximum Impact

Speaker: Amber Asay, Creative Director and Founder of award-winning design studio Nice People

Understanding what trends are happening and how they’re impacting the competitive landscape is crucial to providing top dollar design strategy to your clients. With so many trends coming and going, it can be overwhelming to determine which ones you should capitalize on and which ones might not be worth the trouble. In this exclusive webinar with Amber Asay, we’ll explore graphic design trends that need to die, trends that are starting to pick up and why, trends that have come and gone, and how t

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Female-founded agency JOAN rebrands to reflect key elements of its DNA

Creative Boom

The New York/London agency has a new identity that retains familiar visual elements but casts them in a new, forward-thinking light. Based in New York and London, creative agency JOAN is mainly known for two things: being female-founded and delivering exceptional work, such as their campaign for body care start-up Luna Daily, which we reported on last November.

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Throw Your Coffee a Bone with This Stylish High-Protein Drink Mix

The Dieline

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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“Red River” by Photographer Meghan Marin

Booooooom

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You Asked, We Listened: The Dieline Awards 2024 Extended To February 28th

The Dieline

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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From maverick to market leader: how Airbnb rewrote the hotel rules

Moo

If you’re looking for an authentic, cost-effective, and convenient way to travel, chances are you’ve stayed in an Airbnb. And if you’ve yet to experience the wonder of Airbnb’s online platform, you’ll find loads of unique lodging options offered by hosts worldwide. There are more than 7 million places to stay in over 220 countries, from a private room to a private island.

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The Democratization of Design: Giving Creators & Marketers the Tools to Succeed

Brands must create and share impactful content to thrive, but they have less people, tighter budgets, and fewer resources to do so. Learn how to publish and market digital content with the same professionalism as organizations with million-dollar budgets.

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Why is the Univers Font all over China?

UX Collective

While the West kept reinventing Helvetica, China somehow settled with printing almost everything in Univers.

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Video Content Marketing Strategy: A Comprehensive Guide

Inkbot Design

Video Content Marketing Strategy: A Comprehensive Guide Hey there, fellow marketers! In today's fast-paced digital landscape, video content has become an indispensable tool for businesses to engage with their target audience. And when combined with a well-crafted marketing strategy, video can be a game-changer for your brand. So, let's dive into video content marketing and explore how you can harness its power to drive engagement, increase conversions, and boost your bottom line.

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Branding and Visual Identity of Rebel Water Unveiled

Abduzeedo

Branding and Visual Identity of Rebel Water Unveiled abduzeedo 0219—24 Explore how Rebel Water's branding and visual identity were crafted to transform drinking water into a lifestyle and rebellious journey, highlighting its unique approach. In the ever-evolving landscape of brand design, the Rebel Water project stands out as a testament to creativity and innovation.

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Threads’ downfall, HTML to Figma, Customer Experience 3.0, effective communication

UX Collective

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “When Threads launched, growth experts loved their onboarding strategy. “Wow, a one-click sign up!” many said. With one click, your profile is created. With another one, it is launched, already pre-populated. That’s the starting point of most growth playbooks: less friction means higher conversions.

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From Visualization to Execution: Exploring Our Strengths as Designers

Speaker: Sean Adams, ArtCenter College of Design

Thomas Edison once said “Vision without execution is hallucination.” This statement applies not just to invention, but to graphic design. One of the greatest strengths of graphic designers is the ability to first develop a concept and then execute it to make it real. From visualization and ideation all the way through to actuation and execution, each step of this process takes skill and expertise.

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"It’s all about matching the energy of a brand": A day in the life of interior designer Kirsty Vance

Creative Bloq

The experience design lead shares what it takes to create memorable brand experiences.

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Inside the advanced and inviting visual identity DIA created for the launch of Onchain Summer

Its Nice That

Bold colour palette? Check. Playful typographic system? Check. And an animated twist on the client’s logo? Also check. This project marries innovation with the promise of an enriching bite of arts and culture.

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Turner Duckworth’s Book 'I Love It. What Is It?' is a Design and Branding Anthology from Creatives Around the Globe

The Die Line

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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Translating Marketing Messages: Speak Your Customers’ Language

Inkbot Design

Translating Marketing Messages: Speak Your Customers' Language Let's start with the basics. When we talk about translation in marketing, we're not just referring to changing words from one language to another. Sure, that's part of it, but effective marketing translation goes beyond simply swapping out English for Spanish or Chinese. Translation in marketing means crafting your messaging to resonate with your target audience.

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Rethinking Creative Workflows: Increasing Efficiency in the Design Process

As the design industry evolves, teams are facing new challenges and a need to produce more outstanding creative work than ever. Leaders must learn how to adapt their processes to solve today’s—and tomorrow’s—unique design challenges. In this e-book, you’ll learn how to establish your creative workflow and leverage the power of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite to streamline the entire design process, from start to finish.

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Why the London Overground rebrand is more than just a pretty pattern

Creative Bloq

New names and colours make the system easier to use.

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Juliette's Perfume-Inspired Liqueur Has All the Glamour of an Art Deco Vanity

The Die Line

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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This Week On Shelf Life: Wearable Food

The Dieline

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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Is the new Deadpool & Wolverine poster trolling Taylor Swift fans?

Creative Bloq

Marvel may have confirmed a huge cameo.

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Creative Insights: Data-Backed Trends to Help You Design Successful Content

In today’s competitive markets, how do you make sure that your content not only stands out but performs well? How can you predict whether certain design choices will result in clicks, engagement, downloads, and other drivers of ROI? Shutterstock’s Creative Insights Report (Q3) is your window into the hottest trends that are transforming the creative world.

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A HUNDRED ARTISTS ON THEIR BACKS

Illustration Art

When I first saw the ceilings of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, I was gobsmacked by their ornamentation -- nearly a hundred galleries dense with weird figures, mysterious symbols, grotesque creatures, bizarre landscapes and mythological tableaus, stretching as far as the eye could see. (Virtual tour courtesy of Google Maps available here ). The ceilings on the Uffizi corridors were painted by teams of artists starting in 1579 and took hundreds of years to complete.

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The only 4 Apple President's Day deals I'd consider

Creative Bloq

Genuinely good offers on MacBook, iPad Air and more.

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Crafting Kaksikko Studio's Branding: Clean, Inviting Visual Identity

Abduzeedo

Crafting Kaksikko Studio's Branding: Clean, Inviting Visual Identity abduzeedo 0219—24 Explore how Kaksikko Studio's branding seamlessly integrates their ethos into a clean visual identity. Discover their meticulous craftsmanship and understated forms. In the realm of the visual identity, every detail matters. When it comes to crafting an identity that truly speaks to a studio's ethos, the work of Kaksikko Studio stands out as a prime example.

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Designspiration

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How to Create Stunning Typography With the Corel Type Tool Kit

Download this free eBook to learn how you can create stunning typography, using the basics, such as placing text, to advanced controls like ligatures, variable fonts, effects, tracking, range kerning, and everything in between. Learn how to: Use Character Control to add variety to your font styles. Use Paragraph Control to manage spacing, alignment, justification and more.