Mon.Nov 16, 2020

How to get your creative products featured in the press

Creative Boom

Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels. You might be a jewellery designer selling products online or an illustrator hoping to push some new prints – whatever you're doing to make a living; you need publicity in magazines, blogs, and newspapers to raise your profile and get new customers.

Tailor Brands – A Comprehensive Review

Designer Daily

The marketing space in the modern era is rather competitive. While brands are striving to make excellent products and have product quality at their core, branding is something that not everyone pays heed to.

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Be inspired by these award-winning branding projects by leading designers

Creative Boom

Critical Mass. Ever wondered what it takes to be an "award-winning" designer? Well, check out these branding projects, and you'll soon have a good idea.

“The Sapper” by Photographer Bharat Sikka

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Photo bharat sikka photographer photography the sapper

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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.

Milton Glaser's art school celebrates the iconic 'I Heart NY' designer's career

Creative Boom

Installation shots Courtesy of The Cooper Union/Photos by Marget Long.

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Pete Clayton's Positive Vibes is a 30-day passion project full of motivation and humour

Creative Boom

To keep him smiling and spread some positivity, Plymouth-based illustrator, designer and animator Pete Clayton has been enjoying a 30-day passion project, creating brightly coloured posts for Instagram , all hand-drawn and combined with typographic cheerful messages. "I

6 Creative Instagram Accounts To Follow Now

Trendland

Words Emily Sandiford. As museums, galleries and creative studios close their doors amidst a new wave of lockdowns, we’re looking closer to home for inspiration. Here are six Instagram accounts to fill your feed with fun design, dream interiors and contemporary art.

Pentagram redesigns Virgin Money as a 'playful, joyful' brand

Creative Boom

Partners at Pentagram's London office have rebranded Virgin Money. The project came about following the announcement of the merger of Clydesdale Bank, Yorkshire Bank and app-based bank B, with the trio going on to become Virgin Money thanks to the rebrand.

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Feast your eyes on Sierra Datri’s stylish editorial illustrations

Its Nice That

The Toronto-based designer talks about designing editorial illustrations for Ssense and why designers can afford to take some time off for themselves.

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.

Artist Lydia Leith creates 'non-event' posters and 'sick bags' in response to a year of cancellations

Creative Boom

Christmas is cancelled' and 'Postponed' read the cheeky screen-printed posters by Cumbria artist Lydia Leith , who wanted to mark 2020 as the year of lockdowns, cancellations and "non-events". Usually over the course of a year, I would design a number of event posters," she explains. "As

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A Place of Our Own explores life as an Arab woman in Israel

Creative Review

Iris Hassid has spent half a decade documenting the recent surge of young Arab women who choose to go university in Tel Aviv and make the city their home.

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The Christmas ads of 2020: the year a pandemic changed the world

Creative Boom

It's been quite the year. Charming as it's been, we were pretty interested to see how the major retailers would tackle the annual push to get us to part with our cash this Christmas, particularly when we're enduring a global pandemic.

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8 Italian Ceramics That Combine Hygienic Design With Exuberant Style

Azure Magazine

Durable. Odourless. Natural. Sustainable. Sanitary. In an era where personal health and safety dominate global consciousness, the inherent qualities of ceramics – did we mention they’re also easy to clean? – are more vital than ever.

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.

13 Artists & Activists using Photography to Explore Body Image

Feature Shoot

Astra Marie. Body Paint/ Styling: Nneka Gigi / @nnekagigi. Photography: Zachary Bxllion / @zacharybxllion. In 2018, Astra Marie teamed up with the artist Nneka GiGi and creative director and editor Zachary Bxllion to create the portrait above.

Under UV Light, Platypuses Radiate a Fluorescent Green-Blue Hue—But Scientists Aren’t Sure Why

Colossal

From left: visible light, ultraviolet light, and yellow-filtered UV light. Photo by Jonathan Martin. The platypus has puzzled researchers for centuries.

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Robert Beatty’s campaign for Away depicts the “sci-fi-like experience of travel amid a pandemic”

Its Nice That

The illustrator has brought his distinctively surreal style to 15 illustrations and animations for the brand’s Christmas campaign, which hopes to convey the strangeness of 2020.

Life-like sculptured heads by Jaume Plensa explore the contrast of light and darkness

Creative Boom

Rui Rui, 2019 © Jaume Plensa. Even after the longest night, the morning always comes," is the sentiment behind Jaume Plensa's latest body of work, Nocturne, featuring extraordinary giant sculptures of heads in stone, glass, steel, and bronze.

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

How I Got Here: Bake Off illustrator Tom Hovey

Creative Review

Tom Hovey talks to us about his journey from fussy eater to street artist to Great British Bake Off illustrator, and why food illustration is a good palate cleanser in the Instagram age. The post How I Got Here: Bake Off illustrator Tom Hovey appeared first on Creative Review. How I got here

RISD Continuing Education Launches Winter Term With 100% Online Courses and Certificates

Colossal

Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education announces more than 60 online courses for adults and teens this winter, as well as eight certificate programs, that are offered 100% online.

Simon Halfon unpacks the visual references in his album artwork for Oasis, The Who and George Michael

Its Nice That

As his retrospective book Cover to Cover is published, the graphic designer picks out five of his favourite covers from an illustrious 40-year career.

#ILoveTheseGuys Creative Inspiration: Appartement 103

Shillington

Shillington students and staff from around the world share the work of creatives who inspire them in the #ILoveTheseGuys series. In this post, New York student Orion Currier highlights projects from Paris-based independent design agency, Appartement 103.

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.

D&AD unveils its first-ever digital annual for 2020

Design Week

D&AD has revealed the 58th edition of its annual, which has been published in a digital-only format for the first time. Designed by Rotterdam-based Studio Dumbar, this year’s annual is available internationally and can be accessed for free.

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Anna Zimmermann finds inspiration in ordinary things to create her sleek images

Its Nice That

For Anna, the designer functions as a connecting role, bridging concepts with the people that can turn it into reality.

INSPIRATION EDUCATION PTY LTD: Graphic Designer

Shillington

The post INSPIRATION EDUCATION PTY LTD: Graphic Designer appeared first on Shillington Design Blog.

The Annual 2021: Meet the Judges

Creative Review

A selection of the Creative Review Annual 2021 judges Our aim at Creative Review is to have the work that is entered into our Annual awards judged by the widest possible of industry experts we can.

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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.

Editorial Design : New Brutalism Controversial Concrete

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Editorial Design : New Brutalism Controversial Concrete. abduzeedo 11.16.20 Tim Tijink shared a personal editorial design and graphic design project titled New Brutalism: Controversial Concrete.

Elizabeth Yaffe on Designing The Orchard

Spine Magazine

Elizabeth Yaffe is a designer and motion graphics animator in New York City. She’s currently a senior designer for Ecco Books at HarperCollins. The Orchard happened to be the first book I was ever asked to design for Ecco.

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GEOMETRY 3D Product Visualization

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GEOMETRY 3D Product Visualization. abduzeedo 11.16.20 Peter Janov shared a personal exploration of a set design and 3D product visualization. The main subjects of these renders are furniture pieces manufactured by an Italian brand Cimento.