Wed.Jul 28, 2021

Why you might want to switch to a four-day work week

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. In the creative industries, we all talk about the importance of work-life balance. Of how nobody ever lay on their deathbed and thought: "I wish I'd spent more time at the office".

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Photoshop, Affinity, or Procreate? Take Your Pick of These Three Discounted Brush Bundles!

Spoon Graphics

Brushes are a staple of any design resources library, they are important tools required for drawing, illustrating, and creating interesting effects. These fantastic bundles provide you with endless brush options for shading, lettering and texturing at a discounted price of 97-98%.

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Johanna Ploch's ironic illustrations poke fun at the 'grotesque' details of modern life

Creative Boom

Johanna Ploch is a young artist from Hamburg, whose work moves between digital moving image and art and illustration. She's known for her light-hearted and charming style, which finds irony, entertainment and humour in the mundanity of modern life, without ever indulging in negativity or cynicism.

30+ Best Affinity Designer Brushes

Just Creative

Developed by Serif, the Affinity Designer program is a vector graphics editor that is one of the strongest competitors to the crown held by the industry-preferred Adobe Illustrator.

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.

Best Web-Design Tools and Websites for Students

Graphic Design Junction

There are thousands of different career options for students, but one of the most popular and fastest-growing is in web design. By mastering technical coding and design skills , students can develop their creativity by making aesthetically pleasing and functional websites.

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Optimizing your own performance as a designer

UX Collective

Strategies to help find creative inner discipline, seek perfection, push beyond and demystify. When it comes to the idea of “performance” as it relates to graphic design and creativity there are many dimensions. Performance is not just about doing good work.

“mónos” by Photographer Vincenzo Pagliuca

Booooooom

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Edinburgh Art Festival returns with over 35 stunning exhibitions

Creative Boom

Artist Isaac Julien, CBE, RA unveils the UK Premiere of his work Lessons of Hour at the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art as part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2021. Credit Duncan McGlynn.

How vintage graphics inspired Vivo - Netflix's stunning new animated musical

Creative Bloq

Coming soon to Netflix

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.

Cafe d’Avignon Branding by Mucca & Jeffrey Fisher

We And The Color

Branding agency Mucca teamed up with illustrator Jeffrey Fisher to create a unique brand experience for Cafe d’Avignon, the new retail spinoff from NYC culinary legend Pain d’Avignon. The old world becomes new in these designs for a culinary legend.

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Best laptop for animation 2021

Creative Bloq

Looking for the best laptops for animation? We have you covered

Leomi Sadler’s illustrations are all about “performances of wisdom, a sense of joy, and perseverance”

Its Nice That

We catch up with the illustrator since our last chat with her in 2018 and discuss her latest Breakdown Press release, Tummy Bugs.

40 Best Responsive PrestaShop Themes

Template Monster

The Best PrestaShop themes. HOME & FAMILY. FASHION & BEAUTY. ELECTRONICS TEMPLATE. ANIMALS & PETS. SPORTS, OUTDOORS AND TRAVEL. DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY. BUSINESS & SERVICES. COMPUTER & INTERNET. CARS & MOTORCYCLES. Indubitably we live in the age of mobile gadgets.

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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.

MVRDV’s Zig Zag Building Meets the Mainz Harbour

Azure Magazine

Off the German port city of Mainz’s Neustadt neighbourhood, the Zollhafen — German for “customs port” — has long sat undisturbed along the Rhine river — until now.

Take Note: Our New Design Milk Stationery Collection Has Arrived!

Design Milk

We’ve been having an absolute blast celebrating Design Milk’s 15th anniversary with you this summer! Traveling down memory lane and revisiting some of our best adventures and highlights has been really rewarding, but the fun is nowhere near over. Ready for the news?

When you cannot run away from using tables on mobile

UX Collective

Inspirational ideas to design tables you will want to bookmark Continue reading on UX Collective ». mobile usability ux design ui

36 incredible famous buildings to inspire you

Creative Bloq

Take a tour of the world's most famous buildings

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

Landscape’s “optimistic” rebrand of COVID testing and vaccine start-up Curative

DesignWeek

San Francisco-based design studio Landscape has rebranded Curative with an ambition to position the U.S heathcare start-up as an on-the-go and “essential” service.

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17 digital artists you need to know about

Creative Bloq

These astonishing digital artists will inspire you

Fresh Resources for Web Designers and Developers (July 2021)

HONGKIAT

As a web developer, there’s always something you can learn every day and grow. You can learn design principles, user experience, user interface design, and user behaviors through analytics data. Or, you can branch yourself into servers such as installing and running a server package yourself.

Graphic designer Judit Musachs talks us through designing credits for music videos

Its Nice That

“What I take away from doing credits is that it pushes me to design differently every time,” says Barcelona-based Judit on the practice which has allowed her creativity to flourish.

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.

Are we really that different?: An Exhibition You Can Eat

Design Milk

Chef Bob and I have always prided ourselves in rooting Pinch Food Design in Chelsea, the heart of New York’s art gallery scene. We find the neighborhood inspiring and ever changing. Walking by the gallery windows day after day inevitably influences our work…and we love that.

7 Years Since Shillington Manchester: Lorelle Skelton, Founder of The Creative Occupation (+ Exclusive Discount!)

Shillington

Credit: Ellie Grace Photography. Back in 2014, Lorelle Skelton was working at a digital marketing agency but wanted to take that next, creative step. After stumbling across an advert for Shillington , she knew it was for. So she jumped on a train from Sheffield to Manchester and never looked back.

Drive Your Business to Further Success With Schiavello’s Intelligent Workplace Solutions

Design Milk

The following post is brought to you by Schiavello. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design. It’s widely known throughout the design world that Australia’s talent is on point.

Tokyo Field Notes: Wild Night at Women’s Gymnastics Team Final!

Joe McNally

Definitely a newsworthy night as The Goat, Simone Biles , withdrew. She looked completely uncomfortable (for her) coming off her first vault, and that one run closed a chapter here in Tokyo.

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.

The Photography Annual 2021: Meet the Judges

Creative Review

Creative Review’s Photography Annual celebrates great image making, from those taking the images as well as those commissioning them.

What Is a Model Release, Minor Release, and Property Release (and When Do I Need Them)?

Vecteezy

If you contribute stock photos , stock videos , or vectors to Vecteezy, you may have come across the requirement for a model release, minor release, or property release. These are important legal documents that must be submitted along with your content in certain situations.

9 Rules For Starting Your Own Poultry Farm

Design Hill

Share 4. Tweet 3. Share. With the demand for poultry products ever-rising, poultry farming is amongst the most profitable businesses today. It is considered the fastest-growing division of the agricultural sector. Even COVID could not diminish its spirit.