February, 2021

4 Tips For Finding The Graphic Designer To Enhance Your Website

Designer Daily

Regardless of the kind of business you run, there’ll be a time that you’re going to need a graphic designer to improve your website. Typically, having a website is essential because it gives your consumers a place to get to know your brand better and learn more about your products or services.

How to be creative on demand

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. Remember this time last year, when lockdown hit: how many of us said we were going to use the extra time to start a side hustle, write a novel, launch a podcast? And yet for most of us, just having the spare time to do so wasn't enough.

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10 Things Designers Can Learn From Pastry Chefs

Speckyboy Design Magazine

I have a confession to make. I’m not actually a pastry chef. But I did work in a professional kitchen once upon a time, and baking is one of my favorite hobbies. I just love the awesome sights, sounds, and smells of a kitchen full of baking goods.

Video: Retro Badge Logo Design Illustrator Tutorial

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial I’m going to show you how to create an outdoors themed badge design, featuring a simple mountains graphic and colourful sunset effect using a retro colour scheme.

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.

25 Best Handwriting Fonts for Graphic Design, Branding & Logos

Just Creative

While many of us fully believe that we have good penmanship, the truth is that when it comes to using it in the world of graphic design, we might as well have the penmanship of a doctor. Not exactly the best choice when you’re working on the branding or a logo for a new client.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Richard A. Chance

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Richard A. Chance. Richard A. Chance’s Website. Richard A. Chance on Instagram. Illustration brooklyn illustration illustrator Richard A Chance

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Get a blast of visual inspiration from these award-winning design projects

Creative Boom

Want to win an award for your designs or just craft better work in general? Then check out our selection of winners from the third Indigo Design Award , which are all fresh and original, and sure to inspire you creatively.

Gordon Kaye: A Piercing Moment of Clarity

Graphic Design USA

Gordon Kaye, editor and publisher, with thoughts on the 2021 GDUSA People To Watch and Students To Watch special edition. Blog GDUSA GDUSA People To Watch GDUSA Students To Watch gordon kaye Graphic Design Magazine graphic design magazines Graphic Design News Graphic Design USA

Digital Art and Renaissance Statues: An Unlikely Combination That Actually Works!

Spoon Graphics

When it comes to abstract art, anything goes! However, there is one particular combination of styles that has become surprisingly popular.

35 Best Procreate Brushes for Illustration

Just Creative

While there are many illustration apps available for the iPad, the Procreate App stands alone as one of the most popular for professional and hobbyist illustrators. Companies such as Pixar and Disney use Procreate.

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.

20 Beautifully Designed Logo Creator Kits & Templates

Speckyboy Design Magazine

If you’re a business, your brand identity is your personality. Just like with people, we can’t really connect with those who hide their personality. But if they show us what they are like, they can become our friends. The same goes for businesses and their brands.

Crane by Collins

BP&O

Text by Richard Baird Time. This is central premise of Collin’s work for American stationery brand Crane, and more specifically, the bookmarking of the past and the present, and further, a meditation on the “concrete” as a time machine to the future.

Puuung on creating the internet's most beloved cartoon couple

Creative Boom

With over a million Facebook fans and just under that figure on Instagram and YouTube, South Korean artist Puuung is responsible for probably the most famous fictional couple in illustration and web animation.

RIP, S. Clay Wilson, Highly Influential Cartoonist and Underground Comix Artist

Juxapoz Magazine

S Clay Wilson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Heartland, the Amber Waves of Grain, son of a machinist and stenographer (look it up, kids.)

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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.

Video Tutorial: How to Make It Rain in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s video tutorial we’re going to use the power of Photoshop to change the weather by making it rain within a photograph.

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.

Photographer Spotlight: Luis Corzo

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AUPALE Vodka Elegant Visual Identity

Trendland

Words Marta Knas. Branding for Canadian AUPALE Vodka by a Montreal-based studio Wedge is a mix of purity, chemistry and Northern allure. Inspired by the shades of Aurora Borealis, the concept takes cues from distillery's geographical location. BRANDING GRAPHIC DESIGN typography Visual Identity

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

Genie Espinosa on her love of Disney and horror, but her hate for bananas

Creative Boom

Interviewing Genie Espinosa is exactly as you'd imagine from the illustrator's personal, playful art style. The Spanish creative's emails are sprinkled with capital letters, heaps of ha-has and exclamations, and a lot of honesty amidst her freewheeling words.

5 Things We Learned from NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver

Azure Magazine

When urban planning students across North America returned to their studies amid a global pandemic, all classes had moved online and opportunities for invaluable co-op placements providing real-world experiences were drastically reduced.

Showcase of Logo Designs with Retro Mascot Characters

Spoon Graphics

Whatever happened to the good old fashioned brand mascot? There aren’t many companies these days that have a cute cartoon representative!

The Ultimate Guide to Brand Strategy

Just Creative

When big brands decide to reinvent not only themselves but also their brand strategy, it can make for some big news. Think of it this way, in the late ‘90s, Apple was on the verge of bankruptcy. Thanks to their biggest competitor, Microsoft, they were saved from going under.

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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.

Photographer Spotlight: Delwin Kamara

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Sales Guys Bragging About New Cars …

Graphic Design USA

DJ Haddad, graphic designer and successful entrepreneur two-times over, recounts the story about what motivated him to start his own agency. Blog 321 Ignition design entrepreneurs DJ Haddad GDUSA GDUSA Blog Graphic Design Magazine graphic design magazines Graphic Design News Graphic Design USA Haddad & Partners

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Klaus Kremmerz animates quarantine boredom with a Hitchcockian spin

Creative Boom

Too much lockdown can make you forget to mind your own business as a neighbour. Some of us have become curtain twitchers keeping tabs on who's not sticking to the rules, who's flytipping, and who's playing about with the refuse bins.

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Speckyboy Design Magazine

25 Free Magazine & Editorial Layout Templates for Adobe InDesign – Get your publication off the ground with these outstanding free InDesign templates.

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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.

10 Assets from the Inspirational Textures & Elements Collection

Spoon Graphics

This new download for Access All Areas members is an exclusive sample pack that isn’t available anywhere else!

Top 15 Best Scanners for Graphic Designers in 2021

Just Creative

Having the right scanner can help make your workday easier and certainly more productive. Working in graphic design, you may need to scan hand-drawn sketches or doodles and make them digital so you can edit them to fit your needs.

For World Cancer Day, Coppafeel! and Animade launch a campaign reminding young people to check their chests

Its Nice That

A series of illustrations and animations highlight the importance of examining yourself regularly – a response to the drop in doctors attendance caused by the pandemic.

Accessibility Upgrades For Small Business Websites

Six Leaf Design

I’ve been having conversations with clients and doing research into accessibility + ADA compliance for small business websites. Sounds super exciting, right? Well whether it’s exciting or not, it's important.

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.