June, 2020

14 graphic designers and illustrators explain why they moved into motion design

Creative Boom

Whether you're an illustrator or graphic designer, chances are you've been asked at some point if you can make your visuals move. And if not, expect such a request any time soon. Because the whole of the creative industries are steadily moving in that direction, and professionals need to follow suit. or get left behind. In short, it's a great time to move ahead of the curve, and start learning this invaluable skill. To do so, we'd recommend Created.

6 Insightful Photography Tips for Beginners

Richard Bernabe

These insightful photography tips for beginners will give a solid foundation as you start your journey. No esoteric jargon here, just good, solid advice. The post 6 Insightful Photography Tips for Beginners appeared first on Richard Bernabe. General How-To Inspiration camera bags creativity filters gear Lens photography

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10 expert tips for designing with a blurred background [case studies]


Blurred images: a photography mistake? In some cases, yes, but also a useful design tool. Now, we’re not talking about salvaging a bad photo by slapping a blur effect on it and calling it good enough. Instead, we’re going to look at intentionally choosing or creating different types of blurred images to enhance our designs in specific ways. If you pay attention to web and graphic design styles, you may have noticed that this has been something of a trend in recent years.

When Social Distancing is Inspiring Fashion Designers


Masks, gloves and safety distances… Will the great artillery of barrier gestures encourage us to dress differently? This is why some fashion designers and designers who are reinventing our clothes are suggesting at the era of physical distancing. read more articles from TL Team. DESIGNERS TRENDS Fashion

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.

Inspiring Work From Home Setups From Designers Around the World

Creative Market

Given the circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many creators have abandoned the routine of heading into the office or working from a cafe, to working from the comfort of their homes instead. While working from home has its perks, such as skipping the morning commute or spending more time with your furry friends, this “new normal” may also pose a challenge as you build a home office that invokes your creativity.

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Class of 2020: An essential guide to all of the UK's virtual degree shows this summer

Creative Boom

One of the many sad things to happen to the creative industries this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is the impact on art and design students graduating this summer. They've had their much-anticipated final year degree shows cancelled at universities across the UK, as social distancing rules and lockdown restrictions stop us from physically seeing their work. But all is not lost. Many educational facilities have moved their annual events online.

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30 Best Overlays, Effects & Styles for Photoshop and Illustrator

Just Creative

One of the great things about using Photoshop and Illustrator ( get 40% off here ) is the number of different add-ons that you can download. Made by other designers all over the world, you can easily find that one piece that can take your work to the next level. These addons can include overlays, effects, and styles that can help you get the most out of your artwork.

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. Exclusive Font Bundle of 50+ Fonts, 30 Logos. This Exclusive Font Bundle is chock full of 50+ different fonts in a wide range of styles from playful to elegant. Additionally, you’ll get 30 editable logos.

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Death of a?Typeface

I Love Typography

Robert Granjon (1513–90) was a French type designer who, in 1557, invented a new style of typeface that was modeled on contemporary handwriting. It later came to be know as Civilité, after the civilité of etiquette books that the typeface often appeared in. Although Granjon wished for his Civilité to become the national typeface of France, it never really caught on, and it never seriously competed with Roman and Italic fonts. The post Death of a Typeface appeared first on I Love Typography.

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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.

Illustrator Spotlight: Domenico Carnimeo


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Video: How To Create Detailed Graphic Patterns in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

Recently I have been checking out the kinds of graphics that are associated with hydrodipping, the popular image transfer technique that is used for applying patterns to all kinds of objects, from vehicle parts to sneakers. Browsing those designs gave me the inspiration to try and create an intense graphic pattern of my own in Photoshop. After a lot of trial and error, I found a useful technique that allows you to quickly fill an entire canvas with randomly placed graphics.

'What happened when we all stopped', a beautiful animated poem narrated by Jane Goodall

Creative Boom

Best-selling author Tom Rivett-Carnac has written a children's book to share a positive message of hope as we emerge from the lockdown. And it's now been turned into an animated poem, narrated by celebrated anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr Jane Goodall.

Large Format Graphic Design – Ultimate Guide for Designers

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Natalka Antoniuk. If you’ve got a knack for graphic design then I applaud you. I know it’s not easy. Creating visually appealing artwork that is designed to serve a purpose is harder than most people think. Balancing user experience with everything you know about art (and trying to please your client) is a skill in itself. But what happens when someone approaches you to design something slightly different?

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.

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. The Wonderful Graphics Bundle. A great collection of graphics to add to your resource box. $19 19 instead of $302.33 – Get it now ! 197 Flat Illustrations Across 20+ Categories.

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The Writing Mistress

I Love Typography

From around the beginning of the 1600s, there was a renewed interest in calligraphy. At the same time, women, known as writing mistresses, begin to teach handwriting and calligraphy to young women. Maria Strick in the Netherlands and Marie Pavie, perhaps from France, are the first two women to have their calligraphy copybooks published in print. The post The Writing Mistress appeared first on I Love Typography. typography calligraphy typographic firsts

“Pecos” by Photographer Hope Mora


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How to Create a Colourful Geometric Pattern in Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

Making geometric patterns in Adobe Illustrator is always a fun creative project. You can follow the same basic technique each time but experiment with different shapes and colours to create endless pattern styles. Follow along with today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a colourful geometric pattern based on a series of triangle shapes. I’ll show you how developing a simple rule to follow can transform a basic pattern into a much more complex layout with less repetition.

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

40 best creative podcasts to liven up your day

Creative Boom

The creative industries are ever-changing, and it can be challenging to keep up which developments demand your attention and which can be safely ignored. Podcasts can be a great way to filter out the noise and help you focus on what's important. Featuring key voices from design, illustration and other disciplines from all over the world, they're full of inspiration and advice, and it's just generally lovely to hear people chatting about the things that matter to them personally.

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9 Laws of Typography That Every App Designer Should Know

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Juned Ghanchi. Typography will always be a key element of graphic design. It has also become a critical factor in the success of app development and design. The use of typography can make or break a design, determine the readability of app contents and directly impact business conversion. When it comes to typography, there are certain ground rules that remain constant. On the other hand, certain principles evolve with new typefaces and design contexts.

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. Artifex Forge’s Finest Vintage Set of Affinity Brushes. With the Artifex Forge’s Finest Vintage Cross-Hatch Pen and Ink Brushes Set you can now easily create your own authentic looking vintage works of art!

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50 Graphic Design Terms You Should Know

Design Wizard

Introduction. You may think graphic design is a whole new world but in reality, it’s been around for years. It even has developed a language of its own. If you’re not in the industry don’t worry, I know these terms may be confusing. For instance, terms like kerning, bowl, creep, and many more might make no sense to you while talking to a designer, but these are the widely used graphic design terms. .

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.

Photographer Spotlight: Karim El Maktafi


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Pantone Colour Swatch Mockups for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a really unique collection of Photoshop mockup templates to download this week, courtesy of New Tropical Design Studio. These Pantone Colour Swatch Mockups help you quickly and easily create trendy photographs, style guides, and cool social media content. Choose from 5 templates to create endless layouts that incorporate colour schemes in the style of Pantone swatch books.

Indigo Design Award 2020 winners all push the creative envelope

Creative Boom

The Indigo Design Award promotes creativity from around the world, highlighting projects that are unique in graphic design, digital, mobile and game design. With an international judging panel of 48 leading creatives – including Pip Jamieson, Founder of The Dots, logo and identity specialist Jeroen van Eerden, and entrepreneur and software engineer Tracy Chou – the contest honours those who aren't afraid to push the envelope or make their voices heard.

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Best Web Design Builder Software in 2020

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Tegan Tedd. Whether you’re a seasoned or aspiring web developer, a business owner or are just someone’s nephew who’s been dumped with doing the website designing; there’s a web design builder software option out there that will cater to your needs and abilities so you’ll be able to create the perfect website. It’s never been easier to set up an appealing, professional-looking website.

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.

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. The Mega Craft Bundle. All the fonts and decorative elements you need to create crafty designs. $19 19 instead of $242.40 – Get it now ! Easily Turn Your Photos into Vectors with Photo Vectorizer.

White Rabbit Collection by Toko


Text by Richard Baird. The White Rabbit Collection is a contemporary arts publication showcasing the work of 99 artists drawn from the White Rabbit, a contemporary art museum, gallery and archive in Sydney. The museum has become one of the world’s most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art, with over 2000 works from 700 artists. Through this […]. The post White Rabbit Collection by Toko appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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A Month in Photos: June


Photo a month in photos adraint bereal adrian octavius walker al j thompson andré jacques brandon thompson davey adesida Dawit N. eric hart jr. jeremy grier june kemka ajoku lynsey weatherspoon mark elzey nadiya nacorda naima green photography steven john irby

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