April, 2021

Typography tips and best practices for websites

Designer Daily

One crucial component of an excellent website is to have clear communication. It is vital as it establishes a relationship between the brand and the user. Around ninety percent of all information is text. Text is represented through typography – it is a way to communicate efficiently.

How to Create Detailed Graphic Patterns in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

Patterns come in all kinds of styles, from simple repetitive shapes to complex graphical arrays. In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to share some tips for creating detailed pattern effects that are made with full-colour illustrations.


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50 motion design resources that creatives actually use

Creative Boom

Image credit: Andrius Vizbaras. The web is full of free resources that can help motion designers, from free plugins to informative podcasts. But there's a lot of rubbish out there, and you don't want to waste your time. So we decided to ask real-world motion designers for their recommendations.

The Best Laptops for Graphic Designers 2021

Just Creative

Graphic design is a challenging job that requires serious hardware and software. In the current digital nomad haze, laptop characteristics such as mobility and weight have also become extremely important.

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.

Illustrator Spotlight: Liam Cobb


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A great list of data visualization tools you can use on a website

Designer Daily

Data is all around us, and in today’s world, everything revolves around data. Data visualization is very important when talking about websites and businesses. It tells you all about your business illustrated in various graphs, charts, etc.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Neon Light Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a vibrant visual effect by adding neon lights to a photo. This popular art style often incorporates simple shapes or text for the neon lights, which are illuminated in bright colours.

36 Days of Type meets Accidentally Wes Anderson

Creative Boom

Imagine combining two, possibly three or four, of your greatest loves in an unexpected side project of typography, architecture, papercraft and Wes Anderson aesthetic. Manchester-based designer Mel Edwards has indulged in just that, creating a series of letters inspired by typical Anderson buildings.

Top 10 Best Asus Laptops for Graphic Design in 2021

Just Creative

In an industry so saturated, picking the best bet and purchasing a laptop can be one of the most challenging decisions that you might make today. We wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we didn’t mention Asus’ extensive catalog of Windows-based laptops.

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.

Illustrator Spotlight: Peter Gehrman


Peter Gehrman (previously featured here ). Peter Gehrman’s Website. Peter Gehrman on Instagram. Illustration gothenburg illustration illustrator peter gehrman

Time For A New Approach To Leadership

Graphic Design USA

Simon Berg of Ceros on how the pandemic set fire to the leadership playbook and how leaders can embrace a new approach that is honest and authentic.

Make Graphic Designs

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Make Artistic Graphic Designs It is safe to say that you are an understudy of visual communication?

Video Tutorial: How to Create Seamless Panorama Slide Images for Instagram

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to share some useful tips for creating visually interesting panoramic posts on Instagram that seamlessly pan back and forth to show a larger image within the regular viewport area.

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.

Artist Shirien Damra's moving mural marks America's first 'Immigrant Day of Resilience'

Creative Boom

Photography by Carla Carrasco Ocampo. Artist Shirien Damra has created a bright and hopeful mural to commemorate 'Immigrant Day of Resilience', a new annual date in the calendar that honours the strength of immigrant communities amid a long history of marginalisation in the United States.

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The 25 Best Outline Fonts for Your Designs (Free & Paid)

Just Creative

Perfect for creating web designs, branding projects and headlines, and more, outline fonts can make your designs stand out. An outline font can help make your design stand out. .

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“Chinese Food” by Photographer Carmen Chan


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Fonts in Focus: Louche

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Issue #3 of Fonts in Focus takes a look at Joona Louhi's weird and wonderful, high contrast display typeface, Louche. Unusual weight distribution and some unorthodox and quirky details make this new release well worth a second look.

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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

Negative Emotional Language Hurts E-Commerce Conversions

Graphic Design USA

Unbounce report shows that, during the pandemic, online traffic was way up but messages associated with negative emotions like fear and sadness depressed conversions.

50% Off The Bare Bone Skull Creator ?? FIRST 250 SETS ONLY

Spoon Graphics

Creating stunning designs with gruesome skulls has never been easier with The Bare Bone Skull Creator. This brilliant toolkit is an interactive collection of 139+ professionally drawn elements that can be organised and composed in infinite ways.

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The Future of Design: Meet the playful and unforgettably punchy work of Gydient

Creative Boom

Move The System, Gydient, 2021. Hamburg-based multidisciplinary creative Tra Giang Nguyen is known by her digital pseudonym Gydient that came into play following the founding of Fustic.Studio.

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25 Tattoo Design Elements: Brushes, Vector Art and ToolKits

Just Creative

Tattoos have been around for as long as we can remember. As a matter of fact, experts claim that evidence of human tattoos can be traced from around 3370 BC to 3100 BC. That mentioned, it’s understandable why tattoos are still very much celebrated today.

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: Jan Khür


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Do You Need A Degree To Be A Graphic Designer In 2021?


At Shillington, we often get approached by prospective students who are eager to learn skills to start a graphic design career.

AIGA Research Explores Evolving Design Profession

Graphic Design USA

AIGA has released the executive summary of its 2021 Design Point of View (POV) research, an in-depth analysis of the design profession, with the goal of creating a better community. Blog AI graphic design AIGA AIGA POV Design Research Bennie F.

Spoon Graphics Turns 14 Years Old — Still Steadily Ticking Along

Spoon Graphics

It’s that time of year when Spoon Graphics gets a little older, with 2021 marking 14 years of tutorial creating, freebie sharing and article writing on what started as a blog that was attached to my portfolio website in 2007.

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.

Mask Appeal: Anton Burmistrov's designs give a Mexican twist to tequila brand

Creative Boom

Anton Burmistrov is a multidisciplinary graphic designer born in Estonia, who has lived in Mexico, Colombia, Bangladesh and China, and now resides in London.

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Graphic Design Tablet Reviews: XP-Pen Artist 22 2nd Gen & XP-Pen Deco 01 V2

Just Creative

When we find an incredible piece of technology that we know can help make work easier for you, you know that we do everything we can to share it with you, our loyal reader.

“Meet Me in the Green Glen” by Photographer Maureen R. Drennan


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