June, 2022

Want to go freelance? These top illustrators share the big secrets to their success

Creative Boom

© Jungmin Ryu. All images courtesy of the artists. Going it alone as an illustrator is full of challenges, from creative to administrative. So the more advice you can get, the better.

What is Sketching and Why a Designer Needs It

Designer Daily

Sketching is a quick drawing technique. Classic sense, sketching is a preparatory stage before the creation of artistic work. Such sketches help artists think through the composition, outline the main lines and assemble the elements of the future work. Fast does not mean poor quality.

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How to Become a Graphic Designer

Inkbot Design

How to Become a Graphic Designer. It can be tough to land a graphic design job if you don't know exactly what kind of designer you want to be. Your career as a graphic designer is one of the most exciting careers you can choose.

Colourful 3D Isometric Text Effect Illustrator Tutorial

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a colourful extruded isometric text effect. It has a 3D appearance with hollowed out letters, finished off with a vivid spectrum of hues and a subtle glowing appearance.

21 New Foundries Join ILT

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. One year ago today, ILT launched its own font store. Our mission is to create a healthy and creative ecosystem for the creators and users of type. Meet the new foundries! The post 21 New Foundries Join ILT appeared first on I Love Typography. typography ILT Fonts

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Ghia Non-Alcoholic Aperitif by Perron-Roettinger

BP&O

In case you’ve missed it, low and no-alcohol drinks are a thing. With over 20% of adults in the UK claiming to be teetotal, abstinence is cool: Brewdog is now Punk AF (that’s ‘alcohol free’), Thomson & Scott’s Noughty is (fairly) nice, and Seedlip is sexy.

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Amazing Digital Art Illustrations By Samji

Graphic Design Junction

Today we are featuring an illustrator who illustrated digital art illustrations. One of my favorite passionate and hardworking professional digital artists is “ Samji “. He is from Kerala, India. Currently working as a freelance illustrator.

C-90 Designs for a Nurturing Environment

Graphic Design USA

When NMU’s College of Graduate Studies & Research asked C-90 to create a visual identity to increase their visibility and public awareness, it presented a fascinating design problem. .

Painted Effect Photoshop Action and Smart PSD

Spoon Graphics

Easily give your photographs a hand-painted look in just a few clicks with the help of my Painted Effect toolkit for Adobe Photoshop. A series of filters and adjustments are automatically applied to your image to mimic brush strokes and bold smudgy colours.

Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Pufff

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Follow Steven Heller as he takes a closer look at a counter-less wonder called Pufff. Designed by Rob Keller, this brilliantly bloated beauty hits all the right notes. The post Steven Heller’s Font of the Month: Pufff appeared first on I Love Typography.

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Business Collateral Merchandise Photoshop Mockup Set

We And The Color

Available for download on Adobe Stock, this business collateral merchandise mockup set for Adobe Photoshop includes a range of digitized branding materials and office supplies.

Class of 2022: A guide to all the UK's graduate shows this summer

Creative Boom

Students at Glasgow School of Art. Left to right: Billy Paterson (Communication Design Y3), Jihye Baek (MFA 2022), Fleur Connor (Painting and Printmaking 2022), Sophie Ammann, Leonie Hiller (Communication Design 2022). Grad shows are back in physical form: hooray!

50 Best Photography Business Cards For Photographers

Graphic Design Junction

Best photography business cards for photo studio, photographers and photo designers. The highly-creative business cards are fully customizable and come in a well organized Photoshop.PSD and Ai vector format. All texts are editable and colors can be easily change to whatever you may want.

9 Web Design Mistakes that Harm your SEO

Noupe

Your website is the virtual front door to your business, and for that reason having a website that manages to engage and retain customers is vital. But what about attracting customers? That’s where SEO comes in. Even though you may have a well-designed website, that’s not enough.

The Perfect Fonts for Your Next Project. Get Them All for $29!

Spoon Graphics

Every designer needs a variety of typeface styles that they can rely upon for every project.

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Typographics Festival: An interview with Cara Di Edwardo

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Typographics is a design festival that takes place every June in New York. A regular feature in the calendar of any type lover, it feels like it’s been around for much longer than it actually has.

Artistic Photoshop Poster Template

We And The Color

You can download this unique poster template for your next design project on Adobe Stock. Created by Adobe Stock contributor @GrafVishenka , this beautifully designed poster template is based on a standard size of A3. The PSD file is completely print-ready and you can edit it in several ways.

Gretel's Dylan Mulvaney on city life, serendipity, and why graphic designers never get famous

Creative Boom

Dylan Mulvaney. As head of design at Gretel NY , Dylan Mulvaney is the creative force behind brand identities for Apple, Netflix and Vice. In our exclusive interview, Dylan chats about the process that leads to world-class results and how he got here in the first place.

Fresh Free Fonts – 21 New Fonts For Designers

Graphic Design Junction

New collection of fresh free fonts , 100% free download for commercial graphic design projects. High quality fonts perfect for logotype, branding, visual identity and any kind of typography artwork.

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Sitko Pizza Co. by Werklig

BP&O

Pizza making is a lot like brand identity design. It has many potential configurations: it can be generic or wildly individual, but fundamentally, it’s systematic, a framework of organised elements. It is a base that holds a variety of communicative assets and techniques (the toppings, if you will).

Areas Where AI Can (and Already Is) Benefitting Web Designers

SpeckyBoy

Much has been made about the potential impact artificial intelligence (AI) will have on our lives. And it’s nearly impossible to avoid the headlines that tell us so. What’s more, several products that utilize AI (or something like it) have hit the market.

A Year in Type

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. A year ago we launched I Love Typography’s font store, entering a crowded marketplace dominated by a few big players with very deep pockets. Read about our first 365 days! The post A Year in Type appeared first on I Love Typography. typography ILT Fonts

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Five Advanced Adobe Photoshop Online Courses in One

We And The Color

Take this set of five advanced Adobe Photoshop online courses to become a pro. Carles Marsal is a Barcelona-based visual artist and art director. Just recently, we introduced you to his online courses for Photoshop newbies.

Discover the latest creative talent at New Designers 2022, the mother of all grad shows

Creative Boom

Freedom Billboard by Hannah Davis. Looking to be inspired by the best new creative talent in the UK right now? It'd be near-impossible to attend all the individual grad shows at each college and university – but don't worry, you don't need to because New Designers is back!

Fresh Free Fonts – 22 New Fonts For Designers

Graphic Design Junction

Download modern and futurestic fresh free fonts , with commercial licence. High quality typography fonts perfect for logotype, branding, visual identity and all kind of typo artwork.

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Forward Majority by Order

BP&O

The balance of power in the US isn’t decided in Washington. It’s decided in state capitols where Republicans have gained overwhelming control, asserting systematic bias on voting rights and election processes.

Recreate the Look: 60s Art Poster

Creative Market

Colorful patterns, liquid shapes, curly lines, loud illustration layouts: the 60s are back. No matter if you’re into fashion, interior, or graphic design, 1960s-inspired color palettes and aesthetics are everywhere.

“Where I Was Born” by Photographer Lisa Bukreyeva

Booooooom

Lisa Bukreyeva. Born in 1993, starts photography in 2019. I’m from Kyiv, Ukraine. And I lived all my life in Kyiv. I mostly shot street and documentary photography. Important to me to establish a connection between people and the environment in which we are.

8 CSS Snippets That Demonstrate the Power of Shadow Effects

SpeckyBoy

Where would web designers be without CSS? It wasn’t so long ago that something as simple as a drop shadow required the use of graphics. Now, it’s a matter of writing a line or two of code. That’s great for adding some basic effects to your text and containers.

Best foot forward: Lynne McCusker's bold branding for a new retro shoe store

Creative Boom

Launching a new shop is a brave enterprise in an increasingly challenging retail environment, and good branding can mean the difference between success and failure. Here we present a great example of how to do it right and chat to its creator, Lynne McCusker , to find out more about it.

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Best WordPress Themes – Mid Year Sale 50% OFF

Graphic Design Junction

Grand mid year sale 50% OFF on Best WordPress Themes is now live! You can save upto 50% on best-selling WordPress themes! So what are your waiting go and grab your favorite WordPress theme on discounted price.

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Salahuddin: Corporate Boards and ESG Reporting

Graphic Design USA

Rashida Salahuddin is spearheading the Corporate Citizenship Project to address the challenges and ethical issues she has seen first-hand in the field of corporate governance. She is believer that corporate America should be transparent and practice what they preach.

How Has Website Design Changed Over Time? A Detailed History

Inkbot Design

How Has Website Design Changed Over Time? A Detailed History. Remember the days when websites were entirely text-based? With minimal designs and images, sites speak only for headings and paragraphs. Website makers don't know what a high-speed internet connection is.

“I am Not a Soldier, but I Have Been Trained to Kill” by Photographer Jesse Rieser

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Jesse Rieser. Jesse Rieser’s Website. Jesse Rieser on Instagram. Photo arizona Jesse Rieser photographer photography