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.

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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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.

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.

Illustrator Spotlight: 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.

Is graphic design too trendy?

Its Nice That

Whether it’s chrome lettering or outlined type, we’ve all heard someone say: “Ooh, that’s a bit trendy!” Here we question what’s wrong with that, what’s right about it too, and the unexpected significance design trends have. Features

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.

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.

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.

Gordon Kaye: A Piercing Moment of Clarity

Graphic Design USA

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“Untitled” by Photographer Yichen Zhou


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A typography tribute to Darwin's On the Origin of Species shows the book's own evolution

Creative Boom

It must have been some feat for British graphic designer Simon Phillipson to create a new edition of Charles Darwin's classic On the Origin of Species , highlighting all the linguistic changes the famous naturalist made between the book's first and last publication.

Explore the black and white streets of Hey Mady, where you never know which way the story will turn

Its Nice That

Storytelling is at the heart of the Philippines-based illustrator's work. Find out more about her complex architectural series of drawings below.

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.

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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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.

Montréal’s Quartier des Spectacles Does Light Therapy on a Large Scale

Azure Magazine

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Montreal’s vibrant and world-renowned arts programming, including festivals like Just for Laughs, Osheaga and Franco-Folies, was put on hold.

“The Missing Eye” by Photographers Mattia Parodi & Piergiorgio Sorgetti


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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

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.

Crane by Collins


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.

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.

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!

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.

Learning From Barcelona: A New Future for Toronto’s Public Parks

Azure Magazine

On a late afternoon in fall, my visit to Barcelona’s Parc de l’Estació del Nord unfolds in a symphony of sights and sounds. Kids zip around on bikes and scooters and clamber over play equipment.

Maxwell Alexandre’s large-scale paintings are infused with Brazilian pop culture and hip-hop

Its Nice That

The Brazilian artist has long been inspired by the music industry, which imbues a sense of lyricism and pace in his detailed works.

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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.

“If Home Was Home ” by Photographer Michelle Lisa Polissaint


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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.

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.

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!

Shared Governance: A Democratic Future for Public Spaces

Azure Magazine

Picture Berczy Park in Toronto – before the cute dog statues were added to the fountain. On a hot summer day at this modest little slice of green in an otherwise busy downtown area, a woman decides to sit on the fountain’s edge. She dips her feet in the water. Before long, others have joined.

Finding and Using Your Own Design Voice

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Your design voice – or design style, if you will – is how you choose to relay information to your audience. That sounds simple, but for the uninitiated, it can be incredibly confusing.

Last call to enter the world's largest design competition

Creative Boom

Lifewtr Series 7: Art Through Technology by PepsiCo Design and Innovation, A' Design Award winner in Packaging Design, 2019 - 2020.