Thu.Feb 18, 2021

How Can Small Businesses Utilize the Power Of AI?

Noupe

AI, the next digital revolution is providing unimaginable possibilities to every sector of the industry. Be it transportation, information technology, hospitality, healthcare, and much more, AI is making entrepreneurs prepare for what’s next to come and boost their business performances.

Ananya Mohan on social purpose, avoiding stereotypes and her dazzling practice

Creative Boom

Ananya Mohan, NARI, 2020.

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Best Procreate Brushes For Beginners

Just Creative

When you download the Procreate app for your Apple iPad, it can take some time to get used to using it. With so many different brushes created by other designers out there, it can be hard to pick the ones that will help you get up to speed in no time.

Ahra Kwon and her little utopias

Creative Boom

People define Ahra Kwon 's art style. Figures are all over her worlds of giant objects and hangul characters, coming together to form mini-utopias and, in some cases, interlocking like shapes would.

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.

Photographer Spotlight: Luis Corzo

Booooooom

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Ethereal, rainbow paintings by Primary Hughes that show hidden human depths

Creative Boom

© Primary Hughes. All images courtesy of the artist. Michigan-based artist Primary Hughes is probably best known for his colourful acrylic portraits, having shown in numerous galleries in California and New York.

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The act of making and anthropology: Emma Crabtree on visual poetry and finding beauty in ugly things

Creative Boom

Emma Crabtree, Poem Picture,2020. Not many creatives can have their work described as "wonky" and get away with it or have the work somewhat de-valued in doing so.

Zohar Dvir animates a bubble-filled fantasy world for Teddi Gold

Creative Review

Gold discovered Dvir’s work via Vimeo, and says she was “instantly obsessed” with the director’s mix of surrealism and humour. Thought Bubbles explores the feeling of being unable to reach a loved one, and this sensation underpin’s Dvir’s animation.

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Miller Genuine Draft hopes to regain relevance with “hand-crafted” rebrand

Design Week

BrandOpus has rebranded Miller Genuine Draft (MGD) in an attempt to win back the relevance among consumers, according to the design studio. The overhaul includes a redesigned logo, colour palette and typography and rolls out across all packaging and communications.

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Andrew Davis on Designing Plain Bad Heroines

Spine Magazine

Andrew Davis is a designer and illustrator at HarperCollins. He lives in London. Here he tells us about designing the cover for Plain Bad Heroines. When I began reading Plain Bad Heroines , I couldn’t wait to get started on designing the cover.

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.

Contorted Limbs and Bodies Disrupt the Mundane in Surreal Photographs by Cristina Coral

Colossal

All images © Cristina Coral, shared with permission. Photographer Cristina Coral has an eye for subtle alterations that transform seemingly ordinary scenes into surreal images brimming with illusion.

Bristols Cider: Inspired by Thirst. Rooted in Tradition.

The Die Line

By incorporating elements of death, marked by skeletons on the glass bottle labels, the design team seemed to lean towards Neil’s goal of killing the stereotype that apple cider should be sweet as opposed to dry—the way it is made in the UK

Fantastical Cartoons, Robotic Pets, and Vibrant Architecture Populate Digital Illustrations by Ori Toor

Colossal

“David and the Sphinx” In Ori Toor ’s Gibberish universe, it’s not uncommon to see bulbous cartoon creatures, leaves sprouting from pockets of machinery, or tunnels wrapped in rainbows.

Marcelo Ventura Reimagines The Concept of Pop Culture Characters in Dark-Style Illustrations

Design You Trust

Many self-taught artists have no formal education but have extraordinary skills, talents, creative ideas, and artworks. One of them is like this artist, starting from a hobby and happy drawing, Marcelo Ventura, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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.

Modern Take of a Classic Book Cover

Abduzeedo

Modern Take of a Classic Book Cover. abduzeedo 02.18.21 Mario De Meyer shared an incredible illustration work as for a book cover. He was approached by Penguin Books to design the cover for the Deluxe Edition of the American classic “The Great Gatsby”.

The Bold Type Hotel

Communication Arts

A site by eight for a Patras, Greece–based hotel conveys its character through a balance of design and typography. Article

Design of Healthcare App

Noupe

Health is one of the major concerns of today’s world. We are living in a fast-paced world where going to the gym every day seems a challenge. But tracking one’s health status is not that much difficult.

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“Truth is the first casualty in a war”: Poulomi Basu on her acclaimed docu-fiction film, Centralia

Its Nice That

In the first Nicer Tuesdays talk of 2021, the transmedia artist took us through the subtleties between fact and fiction, ideas she explored through photography.

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

Sin Eater: Illustrations from The Heart of The Herefordshire Countryside by Matthew Glover

Design You Trust

Matthew Glover is the creator of Sin Eater Illustrations, he lives deep in the heart of Herefordshire’s countryside. Here his fascination of nature and British folklore grew, working in a traditional pen and ink style his artwork is highly detailed and is all created by hand.

National Gallery seeks design team to work on £30 million bicentenary project

Design Week

London’s National Gallery is searching for a design team to work with it on a suite of capital projects that will mark the institution’s 200 th birthday in 2024.

COLLINS Reimagines The Classical Concert Experience For San Francisco Symphony 

Abduzeedo

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Alice Zoo documents a community of roller skaters, evoking a sense of much-needed warmth and hope

Its Nice That

The London-based photographer’s latest series is filled with joy and optimism, which is just what we need right now.

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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.

Fiery Crayon Sculptures and Busts by Herb Williams Confront the Climate Crisis

Colossal

“First Fire.” ” All images © Herb Williams, by Hannah Deits, shared with permission. Herb Williams addresses some of the most pressing issues of our time—uncontrollable fires, hurricanes, and an impending lack of natural resources, to name a few—through an unusually playful medium.

Troup Injects Bruno Mars' Personality Into SelvaRey Rum Refresh

The Die Line

Recognizing a need to imbue the brand with investor Bruno Mars’ personality while elevating it to the super-premium space, SelvaRey brought in agency Troup to realign and revitalize the spirit's identity

An Upstate New York Studio Maximizes Its Intentionally Small Footprint

Azure Magazine

After years spent living and working in a densely populated city like New York, many people begin flirting with the idea of packing it all in and moving somewhere with a little more elbow room and a lot less noise.

Huruf explores Malaysia’s visual culture and multilingual vernacular through type

Its Nice That

Surrounded by multiple languages, dialects and scripts, the Kuala Lumpur-based type collective explores its rich typographic landscape and designs new fonts representing its translocal culture.

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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.

Closed Loop Partners Announce Winners Of The Beyond The Bag Challenge

The Die Line

We all want to find an alternative to plastic bags. The Beyond The Bag Challenge just might have identified a few notable solutions

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Ten visual artists explore the relationship between sound and vision

Its Nice That

Sometimes ambient, often abstract, and always creatively representative of the genre – we speak to five artists who’ve used their medium to represent different genres of music for Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist collection. Features

Magnum OOH ads

Communication Arts

LOLA MullenLowe and Thomas Danthony’s elegant OOH ads for Magnum bring the joys and indulgences of the winter season to life. Article

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Little Troop adds a touch of joy and “kid-like” design to every single project

Its Nice That

Since launching, founders Noemie Le Coz and Jeremy Elliot have worked on a whole host of projects for the likes of Apple, Girlgaze, Billie, Puma, Facebook and Taschen.

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Is it time for a radical simplification of digital design?

Creative Review

Digital platforms designed to hijack attention and bloated with features are doing little for people’s collective wellbeing, but is it too late to embrace a more simple, human approach? The post Is it time for a radical simplification of digital design? appeared first on Creative Review