Fri.Feb 19, 2021

7 Ways to Leverage Social Media to Build Lasting Customer Relationships


Today, any brand’s reputation and perception vastly depend on the relationships they have with their customers. It’s easy to create competent products and spend money on advertising. But the brands that put in special efforts in creating meaningful customer relationships are the ones that stand out.

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The endlessly charming, joyful work of Hugo Bilton leaves you content and nostalgic

Creative Boom

Hugo Bilton, Boat in Harbour, 2021. Illustrator and artist Hugo Bilton is nothing if not prolific, creating work at a rate and a quality unmatched by most.


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Explore the black and white streets of Hey Mady, where you never know which way the story will turn

Its Nice That

Storytelling is at the heart of the Philippines-based illustrator's work. Find out more about her complex architectural series of drawings below.

Today's apps like TikTok, Facebook and Tinder reimagined as their '90s counterparts

Creative Boom

The tail end of the rave era, Blur, Tamagotchis, the Big Breakfast on Channel Four… there was a lot to love about the '90s.

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.

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Speckyboy Design Magazine

25 Free Magazine & Editorial Layout Templates for Adobe InDesign – Get your publication off the ground with these outstanding free InDesign templates.

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Florian Schommer on how punk and skater culture kickstarted his creativity

Creative Boom

Florian Schommer grew up in a "nowhere town" in the West of Germany, close to the Dutch and Belgium border. As a kid, he didn't really have many interests and was very shy in school.

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The First USPS Stamp Designed by an Alaska Native Artist Features a Trickster Raven as It Steals the Sun


“Raven Story.” ” Image courtesy of USPS. When it’s released later this summer, a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service will illuminate a piece of Indigenous culture that’s long been associated with an escape from darkness.

Claudia Rubín on designing at pace for The New York Times Magazine

Its Nice That

Having landed her dream role, the graphic designer tells us what it’s like to work for such a dynamic and high-speed publication.

“Plucked” by Photographer Geir Moseid


Photo geir moseid norway oslo photographer photography plucked

Stylish new McDonald’s ads promote home delivery service

Creative Review

The posters are the latest in a long running series of ads from McDonald’s that have taken a simple, minimalist approach, making clever visual use of its iconic branding or its products to send a message to its audience.

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.

Announcing the Winners of the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards

Feature Shoot

LJ and his Fort © Rashod Taylor. After reviewing hundreds of outstanding submissions, we’re delighted to announce the thirteen winners of the 6th Annual Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards.

Bortolotto Crafts a Sinuous New Gateway to Toronto’s OCAD University

Azure Magazine

If iconic Toronto architecture was distilled to a single streetscape, it might well be the view south from the corner of Dundas and McCaul.

Color Theory Basics For Non-Designers: Everything You Should Know

Graphic Mama

As a continuation of our inspirational examples and palette ideas for great color combinations, today we will have a look at the basics of color theory and go beyond that.

Sotoleros Is Not Tequila, But It's Just As Traditional

The Die Line

Emphasizing the hand-made aspect of the spirit, each bottle includes a stamp of a hand-drawn illustration of the respective artisan that crafted that batch

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.

Karabo Poppy Moletsane and Jasmina El Bouamraoui create a suite of customisable symbols for Wiki’s 20th birthday

Its Nice That

The illustrators build a set of 101 symbols, each representing different areas of knowledge, cultures and celebrations for the free encyclopaedia's anniversary.

Artist’s Stunning and Spooky Abandoned Movie Theater Diorama Is Too Real Not to Believe In

Design You Trust

Japanese model artist Takatsu breathtaking diorama is one that is taking us down memory lane with a bit of nostalgia–and also one that is so breathtakingly realistic we can’t believe they’re not photographs! More: Instagram , Twitter h/t: grapee.

Online safety platform Just Ask Max rebrands to show the internet is a jungle

Design Week

London-based studio Among Equals has rebranded cybersecurity platform Just Ask Max (JAM) – previously Simple Cyber Life – with an animal-themed identity, inspired by stories like The Jungle Book.

Winners Of The Visual Storytelling Contest By The Independent Photographer

Design You Trust

Here are the winners and finalists of The Visual Storytelling Contest By The Independent Photographer.

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

Dimensional Typopgraphy Experiments


Dimensional Typopgraphy Experiments. abduzeedo 02.19.21 It’s the weekend and if you like me, like to spend your weekends trying to learn something new here’s a little motivation, to be more specific, some 3D and typography motivation.

Artist Draws Extremely Realistic Drawings Using Only A Pencil

Design You Trust

No one’s born knowing how to draw. It takes some time before childish scribbles take shape and turn into simplistic drawings that resemble something that is recognizable. Same goes with hyper-realistic drawings, which take exponentially more time to learn than just simple stick figures.

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Moynihan Train Hall: branding New York’s “biggest civic infrastructure project in decades”

Design Week

New York-based branding studio Watson & Company has designed the identity for the newly opened Moynihan Train Hall in Manhattan.

HOOF branding by Uniforma Studio


HOOF branding by Uniforma Studio. abduzeedo 02.19.21 Uniforma Studio shared a branding and visual identity for HOOF, a brand creating thoughtful solutions for office spaces. Office interior design is all about interaction. Interaction between people and objects around.

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 Female Fashion Photography in the 1960s by Hans Dukkers

Design You Trust

Fashion of the 1960s featured a number of diverse trends. It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the time. h/t:


Illustration Art

After a delay of 100 years we can finally celebrate the arrival of a compilation of the work of the brilliant T.S. Sullivant. Sullivant was part of that blessed generation of ink worshippers that included A. Frost, Heinrich Kley and Charles Dana Gibson, and he was as good as any of them.

Tokyo’s Kadokawa Culture Museum Houses an Arresting Kengo Kuma-Designed Bookshelf Theater


All images © RK, shared with permission. Although it boasts more than 50,000 books, the massive library at the heart of the Kadokawa Culture Museum ( previously ) isn’t just for bibliophiles or curious readers hoping to stumble upon a new title.

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GreenSupplies Gives A Whole New Meaning To Clean

The Die Line

Combining practicality and edge, the bottles’ look and feel suggests nothing but pure intention.


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.

Elegantly Subversive Paintings Position Somber Women in the Throes of Domestic Struggle


“None of These Clocks Work (I)” (2020), oil on canvas, 48 x 40 inches. All images © Chidinma Nnoli, courtesy of Rele Gallery, shared with permission. In her poetic body of work, Chidinma Nnoli draws on her experiences growing up in a patriarchal, Catholic home.

Culture POP Soda's Branding Highlights Flavor And Function

The Die Line

Culture POP Soda is a new functional beverage that combines probiotics with sophisticated and creative twists to classic flavors

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Marco Kesseler’s photo project studies our relationship with agriculture and the man-made

Its Nice That

The Polytunnel visually critiques the landscape of food, capturing the crops at different stages throughout the seasons.


How Calm created a billion dollar wellness app

Creative Review

Apps have gone from digital curiosities to big business, and the market has never been more competitive. Calm creative director Andrew Schapiro tells CR how great design, user feedback and a sprinkling of ‘whimsy’ is key to the company’s success.

Jobs of the week from Courier Media, Official Business and Poppins!

Its Nice That

Our weekly round-up of jobs posted on our sister site If You Could Jobs.

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