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.

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.

Video Tutorial: How to Make Digital Camo Patterns in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

Today’s tutorial is kind of a follow-on from my guide to creating custom camouflage patterns in Adobe Photoshop from back in 2019. In that previous tutorial I shared some useful techniques for creating a variety of camo pattern styles using nothing but Photoshop filters.

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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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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.

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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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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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.

120+ YouTube Channel Names & Ideas For Inspiration

Design Wizard

YouTube channel names are an important part of building a foundation for future success on the platform. If you have a good channel name, it will be easier for viewers to find you through Google and YouTube. Additionally, they will remember who you are and recommend you to their friends. .

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.

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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“Becoming No Air” by Photographer Sebastian Siadecki

Booooooom

Photo becoming no air Durham north carolina photographer photography sebastian siadecki

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.

Advertising Design | 7 Types with Templates & Design Tips

Design Wizard

Browse our advertising design tips and templates to find what works best for your ad campaign. Edit our templates in Design Wizard and quickly adjust them to fit with your unique business.

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.

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?

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.

Photographer Spotlight: Miki Frances-Correia

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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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Facebook Marketing in 2021 | A Guide for Your Business Strategy

Design Wizard

Learn from our Facebook marketing tips and take the plunge into effective social media marketing to grow your business. Browse our expert advice on organic efforts to increase engagement, Facebook ads to boost sales, insights to measure metrics, and tools to help you be more efficient.

Illustrator and animator Ellis Tolsma hopes to remind us of the 'magical madness' of childhood

Creative Boom

Describing her style as vibrant, colourful and whimsical with a dash of retro, Ellis Tolsma creates work that shows a love of graphic lines and shapes, along with a "little bit of weirdness", as the Dutch illustrator and animator puts it.

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.

20 Free Photoshop Layer Styles for Creating Beautiful Text Effects

SpeckyBoy

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

Photographer Spotlight: Andrew McGill

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The Evolving Legacy of Ken Garland’s First Things First Manifesto

Eye on Design

The late Ken Garland ’s First Things First manifesto, written in 1963 on the spur of the moment during a public meeting, has become a tradition of enduring protest that its originator could never have predicted.

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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Duairak Padungvichean's magical illustrations are a whimsical wonder

Creative Boom

Distinctive, playful, and populated with a menagerie of strange creatures, Thai-born freelance illustrator Duairak Padungvichean's art is a quirky joy to behold. Calling to mind the fantastical worlds of Maurice Sendak, her work spans animations, 3D pictures, and even rugs. "My

Remarkable Digital Illustrations by Florian NICOLLE

Graphic Design Junction

Today we are featuring remarkable digital illustrator and freelancer artist “ Florian Nicolle ”, with his best drawing and illustration work. He create an image that retains its freshness of the first paint stroke, the expressions of the line have to be very free and spontaneous.