September, 2020

How to Present your Logo Designs to Clients – Top Tips & Tools

Just Creative

What makes a difference between a premium designer and a beginner? At first glance, the logos of a professional design studio don’t seem that much different from a freelancer’s work. That’s just the first glance, though.

Graduating in a global pandemic: 10 lessons learned by creative students at UAL

Creative Boom

Whether your graduation day is in the past or the future, we all have a vision of what that should look like. Unfortunately for this year's creative students, events conspired to make graduations look very different from the norm. And that was only the tip of the iceberg.

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Looking at an Online School Through a Web Designer’s Eyes

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Like so many families around the globe, ours has had to make some difficult decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most agonizing was what to do about school. Should we send our daughter back to traditional school, or should we opt for an online school?

How to Create an Ornate Vintage Logo Design in Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

Ever since I created the showcase of Unique Packaging and Label Designs for Whisky Bottles I have been wanting to have a go at creating some kind of liquor bottle label design of my own.

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.

Hanji by Studio fnt

BP&O

Text by Richard Baird. Hanji is a new brand of traditional Korean papers from KCDF created to, not just inspire interest in both professionals and the general public nationally and internationally, but to also serve as a symbol of the craft inherent to the paper making workshops.

Illustrator Spotlight: Ana Miminoshvili

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Last chance to enter the A’ Design Awards 2021, and get recognition for your work

Creative Boom

Are you fed up of seeing other creatives winning awards when you feel like your work is just as good, or better? Then why not do something about it? The A' Design Awards , the world's largest design competition, is currently accepting entries for 2021.

Who invented the news­paper?

I Love Typography

News has been around as long as humans have. From word of mouth to handwritten newsletters to printed newspapers in the early 1600s, the news has always captivated us. It has evolved from an expensive and bespoke service for an elite few into a major part of today's mass media.

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7 Free Dark Wood Texture Photoshop Mockup Templates

Spoon Graphics

Apply detailed wood grain effects to your lettering, logos, and graphics with the help of my free Dark Wood Texture Mockups. These Photoshop files contain Smart Object layers you can paste your artwork into, which will then be automatically processed to apply the wood grain texturing.

Ekta: 160 Faces by Lundgren+Lindqvist

BP&O

Text by Richard Baird 160 Faces is a new publication from Swedish artist Daniel Götesson working under the name Ekta, designed by Lundgren+Lindqvist and distributed under the studio’s publishing arm ll’Editions.

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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.

Booooooom x Capture Photography Festival: Public Art Open Call

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The Best Branding Podcasts Today

Just Creative

Are you looking for the absolute best podcasts in the branding and brand strategy space? You may have already found a few ‘top branding podcasts’ lists through Google search and been disappointed that only a handful of them are truly about branding.

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Perfectly imperfect women: the playful illustrations of Lucia Lenders

Creative Boom

Living and working in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Lucia Lenders 's work is playful, dynamic and what she calls "perfectly imperfect".

50 Essential Books Every Graphic Designer Should Read in 2020

Shillington

Even if you’re an experienced graphic designer, that doesn’t mean you ever stop learning. Indeed, graphic design should be a process of lifelong education for everyone.

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.

Video Tutorial: How To Create a Vintage Logo T-Shirt Design

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how you can easily create cool looking vintage logo designs by combining antique illustrations with some visually interesting text styles and layouts.

Ediya Beanist by Studio fnt

BP&O

Text by Richard Baird EDIYA is a well-established South Korean coffee brand, with franchised stores and array of drinks and branded products. It has the largest number of stores, exceeding that of Starbucks and any other international brands, opening its 3000th store at the end of 2019.

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Photographer Spotlight: Geoff Haggray

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How To Use Mood Boards For Brand Identity Design

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Gabe Nelson. If you’re like most graphic designers, you hate hearing the phrase, “Just work your magic.”.

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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

Daydreaming in Japan: a colouring book inspired by the streets of Nippon

Creative Boom

If you've been lucky enough to visit Japan, you'll no doubt yearn to one day return to this most unique and visually inspiring of countries.

Prints & Propa­ganda

I Love Typography

By the sixteenth century, printmaking — or art prints — had become a burgeoning industry. Millions were printed and many thousands have survived until the present day.

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The Bearded Sailor Tattoo Inspired Font for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a cool font to download this week, courtesy of LovePowerDesigns. The Bearded Sailor is inspired by old-school tattoos that were popular with sailors. It’s a hand-drawn font with rounded strokes that pairs perfectly with both script and sans-serif fonts.

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Leandro Erlich: Both Sides Now Catalogue by Studio fnt

BP&O

Text by Richard Baird Both Sides Now was an exhibition of works by Argentinian contemporary artist Leandro Erlich. This took place at the Seoul Museum of Art between December 2019 and March 2020.

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.

“Black Space” by Photographer Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin

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How To Create A Website Design That Converts – Guide for Small Businesses

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Aslam Multani. First impressions matter. The first interaction a potential customer has with your brand is usually on your website. The way you design and develop your website can make or break your conversion rates.

A movie-type identity for a Barcelona production firm is inspired by a love of cinema

Creative Boom

Barcelona studio Full Circle Karma has taken inspiration from the world of cinema to craft the new identity for BLUA , a local production company.

20 Tutorials for Creating Posters in Adobe Illustrator

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Posters are a great way to promote your event but they can also be used to promote your business or a cause. What’s more, they can be designed in many different ways and make use of illustrations as well as typography to convey all the necessary details.

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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.

A Variety of Design Resources For Both Professional and Hobbyist Designers

Spoon Graphics

Design bundles like this are the most affordable way to get the best creative tools to use in your projects. As designers, we always feel most inspired when working with amazing tools at our fingertips.

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5 Tips for Designing a Better Logo

Six Leaf Design

Creating a unique and memorable logo may sound easy, but there are so many things to take into consideration when trying to create the most important aspect of your branding and professional image.

“In Color in Japan” by Photographer Shin Noguchi

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9 Best Illustration & Drawing Courses for Artists (Free & Paid)

Just Creative

Did you ever want to be an artist growing up? Maybe you reached that goal and work in graphic design but for some of us, maybe we didn’t possess the natural skill or talent that the best artists in the world have.

Illustrator Roberto Blefari aka Hikimi dishes up bright illustrations to 'make us feel good'

Creative Boom

If you're looking for something to make you smile today then please turn your attention to Roberto Blefari, a freelance illustrator from Turin, Italy.