March, 2020

Why You Should Replace All Your Hand-Drawn Brush Scripts with SVG Fonts

Spoon Graphics

Hand-drawn fonts are a crucial tool for creating an informal design style with a human touch, but as with all handmade art styles, you can’t beat the authenticity of artwork that has actually been created by hand.

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Graphic Design Dictionary | Web Basics

Six Leaf Design

This month I’m starting a new series to help explain some of the common terms that I use everyday as a graphic designer, but that may not be as commonly known to others.

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How to work with a logo brief that was simply, 'No serif, no sans serif'

Creative Boom

Moth Design has created the branding for Boston's newest contemporary art museum, MassArt Art Museum. The free, public museum is part of Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), which was founded in 1873 and has long dreamed of having a museum on-site both for teaching and public purposes.

Big and Bold Typography: A New Trend in Web Design

One Extra Pixel

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.

How Web Designers Can Help in a Crisis

Speckyboy Design Magazine

As I write this, the lives of potentially billions of people have been altered in one way or another. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an untold amount of changes – both big and small – not to mention tragic. To be sure, this is a crisis on a global scale.

Which Leadership Traits Are Valued the Most by Creatives?

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Divyang Metaliya. Leadership turns into a technical job once you learn it’s dynamics – unless you are dealing with creatives. Creative professionals just don’t fit into your typical norms.

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Insider tips on how to make it as a professional illustrator

Creative Boom

Whether you're thinking of quitting your job and going it alone, or are already a seasoned freelancer, it's always good to get the benefit of other illustrators' experience.

Photographer Spotlight: Holly Chang

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12.design Sites To Inspire Your New Domain

Inspiration Feed

Did you know? You can get a free.design domain name for your website! design lets everyone — especially your clients or future employers — know what you do before they even arrive to your website.

How to Apply Cyberpunk Style Color Grading & Neon Effects to Your Photos

Spoon Graphics

The cyberpunk aesthetic is commonly associated with densely populated, futuristic cities illuminated by bright neon signs and advertisements.

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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.

The Best Courses on Skillshare in 2020

Just Creative

What I love about Skillshare is their short format classes, teaching you valuable skills in a short amount of time! They have thousands of classes in many different categories, as shown below.

Benefits of Approval Studio Proofing Tool for Designers and Creative Teams

Designer Daily

Among all of the design agencies’ headaches, artwork proofing is probably one of the most acute ones.

A guide to the UK and Ireland's best art and design conferences in 2020

Creative Boom

If you're looking for creative inspiration, advice and insight to push your skills, or you want to enjoy a day or two away from your desk, then here's our guide to this year's best creative conferences.

Printed Pandemic: Plague Books

I Love Typography

The Black Death of the fourteenth century, a disease named after the symptomatic boils and darkened skin caused by internal bleeding, claimed as many as 200 million lives.

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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.

Design Fails: 10 Times Typography Ruined the Day

Creative Market

Typography, the art and science of displaying letters to make the written word read well and also visually pleasing, is a fickle beast. While you naturally don’t expect design fails to happen when you arrange type for graphic design, they occur with enough frequency to make you shake your head.

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Download My FREE ‘Bad Print Effects’ Photoshop Action

Spoon Graphics

The finishing touch to any retro or vintage themed design is to apply a series of adjustments that replicate the aesthetics of the low-cost printing methods that were used for old magazine, comic and matchbook prints.

25 Top Tools Used by Jacob Cass

Just Creative

Peek behind the curtain of Jacob Cass’s set up and see the tools and other items he uses daily when working with clients all over the world. If you’re a beginner or watching your spending, you may want to consider our post on the top gear for all career levels & budgets.

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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

Gali Erez on working in-house for Wix, her love of UX and how it feels to solve web design problems

Creative Boom

Gali Erez is Head of Product for Editor X , a new website design tool created by Wix that hopes to ditch any need for CSS skills. She joined Wix in 2015 as a senior UX designer before becoming the manager of all UX consumer experience groups at the platform.

4 Reasons Why Graphic Design Is So Important In Business

Graphic Design USA

Why is graphic design important to businesses? Here are four reasons.

Illustrator Spotlight: Seo Young Kwon

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Video Tutorial: How to Add Retro Print Effects in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to show you a series of filters and adjustments you can apply to your artwork to give it an old, aged print effect.

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.

Self-Isolating? How To Start A Business While Quarantined

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Evan Fraser. This is a stressful and uncertain time for all of us.

How to Create Your Brand’s Social Media Aesthetic

Creative Market

Social media is a phenomenon that you might love or hate. Regardless, you have to admit that social media brings numerous improvements to our personal and work lives.

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Daniel Lloyd on carving out a successful creative career away from the big city

Creative Boom

Daniel Lloyd is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, famous for its medieval buildings and being the birthplace of Charles Darwin.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Institut Ramon Llull by Toormix

Under Consideration / Brand

“Glass Half Llull”. Established in 2002, Institut Ramon Llull is an organization founded by the Catalan Government, the Government of the Balearic Islands, and the Barcelona City Council with the purpose of promoting Catalan language and culture locally and abroad.

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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.

Drag Queen Comics by Illustrator Cheyne Gallarde

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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Glitch Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial we’re going to have some fun creating a trendy glitch effect, that we’ll apply to a photo some accompanying text. The effect combines digital distortions such as screen tearing, RGB splitting and scanlines to simulate the visual errors associated with digital video footage. Much like how analogue effects help to give your artwork a retro look, this glitch effect helps to achieve a modern or futuristic high-tech vibe.

Best Computers for Graphic Designers in 2020

Just Creative

The right technology can not only help you work faster but can also make the images that you create look amazing from start to finish. When we looked at the list of computers for graphic designers we recommended back in 2018 , we knew that as time went on, the technology would get better.

What to Include in Your Graphic Design Portfolio: Experts Weigh In

Creative Market

How to start a podcast in 2020: A step-by-step guide for beginners

Creative Boom

As you might have seen lately, I've launched a podcast for Creative Boom , opening up another platform to celebrate, inspire and support the creative community. It's been something I've wanted to do for a while but never had the time, courage or confidence.

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