August, 2021

12 Graphic Design Portfolio Essentials (Top Tips for Landing Clients)

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Hanson Cheng. In graphic design, looks are everything. No truer is this mantra than when you want to impress potential clients with your portfolio.

Wenwen Zhu on the Poetic and Meditative Parts of Illustration

Its Nice That

Born in China and now based out of New York City, illustrator Wenwen Zhu has an impressive editorial portfolio filled with “wabi-sabi” inspiration.


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Creative Brand Guidelines Templates for Presentation

Graphic Design Junction

Brand guidelines templates also known as a Brand Manual, Brand Standards & Brand Identity Guidelines. Brand design agencies and branding studios will use brand guidelines templates to present their clients how to implement their new brand.

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Why You Shouldn't be Afraid to Call Yourself a Graphic Designer (Whatever Stage You're At)

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. It might sound strange, but many people who do graphic design feel embarrassed to call themselves a graphic designer. You may be one of them. The reasons are many and varied.

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.

The logo Archive is back with a Playful Issue

Designer Daily

Logo Archive is a series of small books that are regularly published to give designers an overview of what’s going on in the industry regarding logo design and iconography.

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6 Best Notebooks for Graphic Designers, Artists & Illustrators

Just Creative

Despite what we may think, for someone who works in a creative space, no piece of tech will replace a quality notebook for quick notes or sketches of ideas and projects when you’re on the go.

80 Eye-Catching & Cool Color Combinations For 2021!

Design Wizard

Browse our color combinations to step up your creative game and reap the rewards. Knowing what colors go together is a skill in itself and it can have a positive impact on all areas of your life.

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Steven Heller’s Font of the Month

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In this debut issue of our new monthly column, design legend Steven Heller takes a look at René Bieder’s Magnat font family.

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Kulsum Karolia's Positive Work Shows Why it Pays to be a Multidisciplinary Designer

Creative Boom

Manchester School of Art graphic design graduate and illustrator Kulsum Karolia has been blending mediums and disciplines to create work that leaves a positive impact.

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.

Amazing Illustrations Artwork by Ethem Onur Bilgic

Graphic Design Junction

Today we are featuring stunning digital illustrator and fine Art artist “ Ethem Onur Bilgiç ”, with his amazing illustration art collection. He was was born in 1986 in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied Graphic Design in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.

Black and White Lightroom Presets for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a useful collection of Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of Hydrozi. These Black and White presets are designed to enhance the mood and elegance of your photographs by converting them into dramatic monochrome images.

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Poster for Change by Riya Shah

We And The Color

This poster was created for the purpose of change in thinking. Riya Shah is a graphic designer and visual artist from India. In 2019, she created this poster design for the purpose of change in thinking. Plastic is the most common element that is found in the ocean.

15 Best MasterClass Courses and Classes in 2021

Just Creative

It’s not every day that we get to experience a masterclass with some of the world’s most reputable personalities, but the e-learning platform MasterClass is giving us just that.

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.

An Interview with Fontfabric

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. We interviewed the brilliantly talented folk at Fontfabric. Their clients include high-profile brands like Nike, Lipton, Hyundai, CNET, and the US national football team.

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Zitong Zhao on recycling daily observations to create meaningful graphic design work

Creative Boom

Now graphic and motion designer at Meat Studio , Zitong Zhao has worked her way up through a variety of agencies, including DTE Studio, Gretel, and Dazzle thanks to her expressive work that challenges the received wisdom of the industry.

Clean and Minimal Business Cards Templates (28 Stand Out Designs)

Graphic Design Junction

Simple clean business card templates with minimal design for corporate professional & individuals. Minimal business cards with minimal logo design can make your brand more attractive and minimalist. Simple business cards templates are suitable for any business or personal use.

This Versatile Bundle of Artistic Design Resources is Just $29

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.

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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

“Becoming No Air” by Photographer Sebastian Siadecki


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Capitu Brand Identity by Gabriel Dominicali

We And The Color

Created for Estadão, Gabriel Dominicali designed a colorful, feminine visual identity. Gabriel Dominicali is a graphic designer from Brazil. The skilled designer was commissioned by Estadão to create a fresh, new visual identity for Capitu. Capitu is Estadão’s newest editorial.

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The Rebellious and Revolutionary Work of Designer Eiko Ishioka

Eye on Design

For Eiko Ishioka, one of Japan’s most groundbreaking designers, creativity was an amorphous, fluid medium that she dipped into, gently molding materials into whatever form she was currently creating—a poster, an advertisement, or a costume.

Chi Michalski's animated illustrations find beauty in our strange new reality

Creative Boom

It's not an understatement to say the last year has been massively unusual. To help us see the bright side of the strange new world we've found ourselves in, thanks to the pandemic, Seattle-based illustrator and art director Chi Michalski has thought outside the box with her animated illustrations.

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.

Modern Logo Templates PSD Design (Inspiration #95)

Graphic Design Junction

List of Modern Logo Templates created by professional logo designers. Explore thousands of fully editable vector logo templates , all are available in Photoshop PSD, AI and EPS format. This is the best hand-picked collection of modern logo templates. What is Custom LOGO?

20 Free Photoshop Layer Styles for Creating Beautiful Text Effects


Photoshop Layer Styles are pre-configured commands that will take basic text and quickly create typographical works of art for you.

Photographer Spotlight: Miki Frances-Correia


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20 ideas for better data visualization

UX Collective

Applications we design are becoming increasingly data-driven. The need for quality data visualization is high as ever. Confusing and misleading graphics are all around us, but we can change this by following these simple rules.

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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.

Transforming Your Small Business From Physical to Digital: All You Need To Know


According to a 2017 Forrester report , nearly three-quarters of businesses claimed to have a digital strategy. Today, four years and one pandemic later, that number is closer to 100 percent.

9 of the best new arts and photography books to inspire you creatively

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. While we couldn't live without our devices, there's nothing that can replace holding a physical book in our hands.

25 Super Minimal Business Cards Design

Graphic Design Junction

Minimal corporate Business Card Templates suitable for your own brand identity or any kind of business like Corporate Agency, Creative, Blog, Magazine, Retail, Photographer, Artist, Designer, Freelancers and much more. Simple and clean minimal business cards are best for minimalist presentation.