April, 2022

7 beautiful portfolio templates for creatives in 2022

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. Portfolio templates have come a long way over the last decade. You can now create a professional website with minimal effort. But the best designs are ones that let your work stand out. They're clean, functional and professional.

How To Make Eye-catching Brochure Templates For Products

Designer Daily

Creating a business brochure is important to promote your company and its products. A well-designed brochure can help you get more customers and a lot of sales.

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Angela Kirkwood's animated music video is a funny look at the perils of obsession

Creative Boom

As the old saying goes: 'Be yourself, everyone else is taken'. It's a lesson the characters in Angela Kirkwood's animated music video would do well to learn, as it follows the life of a cat who has become completely obsessed with a dog and pays the price along the way.

Spoon Graphics Turns 15 Years Old — The End is Nigh! (or is it?)

Spoon Graphics

It’s that time of year when Spoon Graphics gets a little older, with 2022 marking 15 years of tutorial creating, freebie sharing and article writing on what started as a blog that was attached to my design portfolio website in 2007.

The Month in Type: Fun type

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Our monthly global roundup of the best in typography, graphic design, branding and fonts. And some fun too! The post The Month in Type: Fun type appeared first on I Love Typography. typography monthly font news

The Art Gallery of New South Wales by Mucho

BP&O

The Art Gallery of New South Wales, founded in 1872 as the New South Wales Academy of Art, suffered from a fragmented brand architecture.

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Exclusive: Free Bugs Vectors

Designer Daily

Whether you are afraid of bugs or you love them, you may need them in one of your upcoming designs. Good news: our cute three littles buggies are available completely free of charge.

Photographs by Helga Stentzel of clothes on a washing line transformed into charming animals

Creative Boom

Smoothie © Helga Stentzel. During a spot of laundry a few years back, London-based Russian-born artist Helga Stentzel got the idea for a unique series featuring clothes on a washing line cleverly staged as different animals.

Clean Tones Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a great collection of Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of Hydrozi. This set of Clean Tones effects transform your images with a bright, clean and warm look.

Fonts to Fall in Love With

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In last week’s newsletter we looked at some of the fantastic fonts released during out first Font Fashion Week. In this second part, we introduce you to six families that we’re sure you’ll want to get to know better.

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Marc Jacobs by Triboro

BP&O

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs heads his own eponymous fashion brand, as well as diffusion lines The Marc Jacobs and Heaven by Marc Jacobs. He was also creative director at Louis Vuitton from 1997 to 2014, where he created the company’s first ready-to-wear clothing line.

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“Everyday Sculptures” By Photographer Julie Hrn?í?ová

Booooooom

Photo everyday sculptures Julie Hrn?í?ová ová norway photographer photography

Pinterest Alternative: Ultimate Digital Asset Management for Designers

Designer Daily

As a designer, your work doesn’t start when you put down that pen or mouse to sketch something. At the other end of the project spectrum, it doesn’t finish when you send the logo to print or push your website to production.

Holly Stapleton mixes gouache with digital art to create works bathed in golden hour light

Creative Boom

Say Goodnight, 2021 © Holly Stapleton. Taking a photographer's favourite hour of the day, when a golden light bathes everything in a flattering warmth, Holly Stapleton 's illustrations are pleasingly soft, charming and tender.

Double Colour Exposure Photoshop Tutorial

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a simple technique to create what has become known as double colour exposure, where two images are overlaid to produce an interesting effect with contrasting colours.

Schotis Display font family

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Schotis Display is the companion to Schotis Text and is meant to be used in headlines, in subheadings, and other large size settings. Its design is inspired by 19th-century Scotch Romans, but has a thoroughly contemporary look.

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Autex Acoustics by Marx Design

BP&O

With manufacturing and sales teams throughout Australia, UK and the USA, Autex has grown to become the market leader in interior acoustic products in New Zealand, and the go to choice for leading architects aspiring to reduce the amount of atmospheric noise within cutting-edge residential and commercial spaces.

Stylish Instagram Carousel Post Template for Adobe Photoshop

We And The Color

This super-stylish Instagram carousel post template is available for free download with an Adobe Stock trial subscription. Created by Adobe Stock contributor @Marcel , this Instagram carousel post template for Adobe Photoshop includes 16 matching design options.

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35 Creative Monogram Logos For Inspiration

Graphic Design Junction

Making a monogram logos just got much quicker and easier. You won’t need any magic school training to start pulling monograms out of hats in seconds rather than minutes. Simply type any two-letter combo starting with an uppercase letter followed by a lowercase letter, and “Shazam!”

A helpful guide to marketing for creative freelancers who want to quit Instagram

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. Instagram has been a beloved tool to creatives everywhere since its launch in 2010. But recent algorithm changes and a push for more video content have left many artists and designers struggling to enjoy the same likes and reach.

Create Adorable Designs for Children with This Toolbox of Cute Creative Resources

Spoon Graphics

Using the cute and cuddly hand-crafted resources in this new bundle, you can create wonderful artwork for children’s books, greeting cards, kids’ clothing and more!

Layfort font family

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. The brand new Layfort font family takes its inspiration from Art Deco typefaces and crosses that with a dash of industrial flavor to arrive at a distinct typographic voice.

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Crane by Collins

BP&O

In 1775 Crane paper was used to print the first money for the American colonies, and by 1801 the company was the primary paper producer for local and regional banks.

Selected Illustrations by ?ình ?i?p

We And The Color

Check out these fantastic illustrations by ?ình p is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In addition to a range of commissioned projects, the talented designer loves to create dreamlike illustrations. Below you can see a small selection of illustrations.

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40+ Remarkable Hand Lettering Typography Designs For Inspiration

Graphic Design Junction

Creative and inspiring hand lettering and digital lettering quotes with positive vibes. Nowadays graphic designers and artists are using watercolor, chalkboard, paper, and gold glam textures to make attractive inspirational quotes and lettering typography designs with goodtype thoughts.

Behind the scenes with De La Foye, a Chicago studio inspiring businesses to thrive

Creative Boom

To create great websites, you need to have a passion. And Denise Foy, owner of De La Foye Design Studio , is quite clear about where her passion lies. It all began when she helped a chef turn an ailing restaurant around by getting it online. As a result, a failing business became a roaring success.

8 Awesome Animated Backgrounds Built with CSS & JavaScript

SpeckyBoy

In web design, animation is often used as a way to draw attention. Movement compels users to focus on a specific element – such as a button or an image. But animation can also be used in more subtle ways.

Fantastic New Fonts

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. During our first and hugely successful Font Fashion Week, we saw the release of 12 new font families. Today we feature half of them — from fonts that can sing and dance to those with a typewriter pedigree, and fonts that sparkle! Buckle up!

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Swee Kombucha by Bedow

BP&O

Although its recent rise to popularity has been rapid, running a quick search on ‘kombucha’ reveals that until the 21st century it had seen little category growth since its creation, more than 2000 years ago.

7 Deadly Website Mistakes

Six Leaf Design

Okay, maybe they're not exactly deadly. But these 7 common website mistakes can potentially make the difference between a visitor checking you out + taking action or peace-ing out because they don't connect with you.

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16 Fresh Free Fonts Download

Graphic Design Junction

Fresh free fonts perfect for many of your projects like logos & branding, photography, invitations, watermarks, advertisements, product designs, stationery, wedding designs, labels, product packaging, special events and much more.

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Megan Du on creating bright and bold illustrations that are fascinated with retro-futurism

Creative Boom

Vintage paper, daily fantasies, and retro-futurism are just some of the many inspirations that fuel illustrator Megan Du. Bright, bold, and impossible to miss, Megan's art also focuses on female perspectives to tell unique stories.

8 CSS & JavaScript Snippets That Enhance Hamburger Menus

SpeckyBoy

The hamburger menu has become synonymous with mobile apps and websites. It neatly hides navigation items until users need them. They’re great for saving space when screen real estate is limited. And we’re also seeing them utilized more on desktop devices as well.

Bodoni Egyptian Mono

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In a landscape filled with thousands of typefaces, Bodoni Egyptian Mono is an unexpected design that mixes together wildly divergent DNAs. We interviewed its designer, Nick Shinn of Shinntype. The post Bodoni Egyptian Mono appeared first on I Love Typography.

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