June, 2021

The Importance of Storytelling in Design


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 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.

Matte Photo Effect Photoshop Actions for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a great collection of Photoshop Actions to download this week, courtesy of Shapeshift. Instantly give your photographs the popular ‘matte’ look with this collection of ready-made Actions for Adobe Photoshop.

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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.

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.

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.

Rebranding Case Studies Spotlight: 17 of the Best Rebrands


Rebranding is 50% risk and 50% opportunity. When a company gets their rebranding right, it can boost their image for the better, raising brand awareness and increasing sales.

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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.

“Snow Desert” by Photographer Mikhail Lebedev


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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.

The 50 Best Fonts for Logos in 2021

Design Wizard

Finding The Perfect Logo Fonts. Finding the best fonts for logos can be a tricky task. A font can change the entire look of the logo as the typography you use ultimately determines the personality of your branded logo.

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19 artists come together to Stop Asian Hate in a print collaboration with Paperboy

Creative Boom

Kimberly Morris. Photo by Ed Heffer. Paperboy has brought together 19 international illustrators to create prints inspired by what they love about Asian culture. From food and fashion to flora and fauna, it's part of a project titled Must Be Nice and hopes to raise money to #StopAsianHate.

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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: 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.

The 24* Best Photo Curators to Follow on Instagram


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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 5 Types of Fonts | A Go-To Guide for Your Designs

Design Wizard

Discover the five types of fonts and how you can use their inherent symbolism for your designs. Learn about their history, popular typefaces in Design Wizard and which types pair well for an effective text layout.

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Dads: Photographs by Bart Heynen that portray gay fatherhood in the United States

Creative Boom

Bart and Rob with Ethan and Noah at 630 AM. Antwerp, Belgium © Bart Heynen from 'Dads' published by powerHouse Books.

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


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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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.

“The road not taken” by Photographer Arnaud Montagard


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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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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.

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


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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All you need is 5 fonts

UX Collective

There weren’t as many web fonts to pick from when I started my freelance career in the early 2000s, still I was always overwhelmed by the number of fonts to choose from. With no formal education in design or typography, my choices were uninformed and limited.

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Photography Spotlight: Elena Cremona


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Ontological Design Has Become Influential In Design Academia – But What Is It?

Eye on Design

Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds — Anthropologist Arturo Escobar’s powerful argument for reimagining design to bring about social and environmental justice — has become a key reference within design theory recently.

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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.

Six things they don't teach you about working in the creative industries

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. You learn a lot in college. But there are only so many hours in the day, so certain things inevitably get minimised or left off the syllabus altogether. This means fresh graduates often enter the profession with knowledge gaps they may not be aware of.

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The 13 best Photoshop alternatives

Creative Bloq

These Photoshop alternatives are worth discovering