June, 2021

The Importance of Storytelling in Design

SpeckyBoy

Several years ago, I worked as an in-house copywriter and designer for a prominent marketing firm. When I first applied for the job I didn’t have any of the credentials my employers were looking for, and yet I got the job anyway, out of a pool of more qualified competitors.

Are Mockup Designers the Most Influential Designers of Our Era?

Eye on Design

When trying to understand how cities work – how they develop over time and how their social lives have come into existence – urbanists often look at infrastructure.

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12 Visual Examples of Brand Guidelines to Fuel Your Inspiration

Design Wizard

Nailing down brand guidelines for your business is not an easy task. To support your decision-making process, we put together this list of components that make up a brand identity.

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A graphic design handbook reinvented online to support creatives worldwide

Creative Boom

Seeking to be inspired by exceptional design work? Us too. It's why we're big fans of The Indigo Design Award , a global contest that aims to reward rare talent in the fields of graphic, digital, mobile design, design for social change and branding.

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.

Design Deals For The Week

Designer Daily

Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. Crafty Bundle of 27 Premium Fonts.

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35 Famous Graphic Designers You Need To Know

Shillington

We love graphic design. And we’re guessing, as you’re here, you love graphic design too. This means that we all love graphic designers too—after all, they’re the ones creating the designs.

Photography Spotlight: Elena Cremona

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How To Create An Online Vision Board for Inspiration

Design Wizard

Make Your Dreams a Reality with an Online Vision Board. If you’re looking to get motivated , look no further than an online vision board. Vision boards are visual representations of the goals you want to achieve in your life. Whether your goals are big or small, they can be put onto one.

How to get back your creative spark after suffering months of 'lockdown brain fog'

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. We all thought we'd achieve so much during the lockdowns. Without distractions like pubs, cinema and general socialising, we'd be free to start new side projects, brush up on our software skills, maybe even learn a language. But for many of us, it's been the opposite.

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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.

Fresh Free Fonts (16 New Fonts For Designers)

Graphic Design Junction

New fresh fonts, free available for commercial use. Download free fonts and used in your graphic and web design projects. There are sixteen fresh free fonts and few premium fonts for graphic designers.

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Video Tutorial: Melting Liquid RGB Text Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a melting liquid RGB text effect with somewhat of a retro 80s aesthetic with its vibrant colours and grainy texturing.

Luca Di Bartolomeo Illustrations

We And The Color

Let’s take a look at the creative work of Luca Di Bartolomeo, a skilled illustrator from Italy. Luca Di Bartolomeo is a 24 years old illustrator from Italy. He grew up in Abruzzo and at the age of 16, he had a huge chance to be an exchange student in the United States.

“Snow Desert” by Photographer Mikhail Lebedev

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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.

Talking about type: Introducing CEDARS+

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. There are the many ways with which to understand letterforms. There are schools of thought that focus on the impact of punchcutting and metal type on the outlines of letterforms, or on the historical period in which a style of typeface first emerged.

Animators tackle 'period shame' for Menstrual Hygiene Day

Creative Boom

As well as being a sunny bank holiday weekend, the last month in May was also home to another annual reason to be cheerful – Menstrual Hygiene Day.

Amazing Digital Art Illustrations By Zack Anderson

Graphic Design Junction

Today we are featuring Creative Art Director and Digital Illustration Designer Zack Anderson , with his amazing science fiction, video games, cartoons, illustration artwork. He is from Boca Raton, FL, USA.

Video Tutorial: Vivid Neon Chrome Text Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a vivid 80s style neon chrome text effect.

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

Documenting the almighty button

UX Collective

How do we look back in our field? Browsing through several collections available on Harvard Art Museum’s website triggered an interesting thought in my mind. We’re getting better, as humans, at documenting and exposing artwork in all types of formats.

The 24* Best Photo Curators to Follow on Instagram

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Brand Audit: How to Carry Out a Brand Audit (Updated June 2021)

Canny

Carrying out a Brand Audit is key before your company engage in any sort of rebranding project. When you’re building a new website, you need to understand exactly how you’re currently performing. The same applies for a Brand Audit. free ebook. The Rebranding Brief Template. get for free.

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Five must-see exhibitions to enjoy in London this summer

Creative Boom

Morag Myerscough's permanent installation at Design Museum, London. Image licensed via Adobe Stock. It's been an unprecedented year of lockdowns, staying at home and rolled-out vaccines.

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.

16+ Clean Minimalist Resume Templates

Graphic Design Junction

Simple and minimal resume templates and minimal cv/resumes 100% print ready designs for the job seeker who wants to leave an unforgettable impression.

Get All These Creative Resources & Toolkits for Just $29 (99% off!)

Spoon Graphics

Every product in this all-new design resources bundle is completely different from the next, making it an extremely versatile collection of tools that will prepare you for any future project.

Six Great Book Covers and the Stories Behind Them

Eye on Design

A book cover has a challenging job. Not only must it represent the depth of knowledge between its pages, but it must also stand on its own as a form of storytelling. Though a book is certainly more than its cover, the best covers can draw readers in with images and text alone.

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“The road not taken” by Photographer Arnaud Montagard

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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.

Branding Packages Suck! Here’s Why (Updated June 2021)

Canny

We often get asked what our branding packages look like, and how much they cost. But, we don’t offer branding packages at Canny. We never have, and we never will.

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Why only learning code sets you up to fail

Creative Boom

With SuperHi, you can make over 125 creative, interactive projects to add to your portfolio. Learning to code is a gateway to exciting creative opportunities, not to mention helping you earn more money and respect in your career. But the pathway towards coding mastery is not always an easy one.

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36 Remarkable Lettering and Typography Designs for Inspiration

Graphic Design Junction

Inspire your self with creative lettering and typography designs created by best artists and designers.