August, 2020

The 11 Core Principles of Logo Design

Just Creative

This article was contributed by Nathan McKinley. The logo represents the most recognizable face of any business brand, and it can play a crucial role in creating a first impression that can stay in the minds of customers. Naturally, designing a strong logo is very important for any business brand.

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Advice for Beginners That Are Starting Out in Web Design

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The web design community is great at sharing knowledge. But quite often what we share has some prerequisites attached. You’d likely need to already be a web designer or developer to get something out of it. But what about beginners?

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How to Negotiate a Better Freelance Rate, Without Negotiating

Creative Boom

Make the Letter Bigger

I Love Typography

Decorated or illuminated initials were an important part of medieval manuscripts for a thousand years. From luxurious gold and silver letters to plain drop capitals, they functioned to illustrate, commentate, and adorn the text.

Webinar Survey 2021 Graphic Arts Today

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for graphic artists and freelance professionals. Here at Graphic Arts Today, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Graphic Arts Today’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button below:

Various vector resources that a graphic designer can use

Designer Daily

There are many graphic design tools and resources available in the market to guide and enhance your creativity. Besides various templates, icons, and user interface elements, high-quality vectors are as important.

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Top 8 Gaomon Tablets for Graphic Design

Just Creative

While not a household name like some of their competitors, Gaomon continuously crafts incredible tablets for graphic designers and we felt that it was beyond time that we share with you, our loyal readers, what the best Gaomon tablets for graphic designers are.

Oji by Seachange

BP&O

Text by Richard Baird. Oji is a sushi brand of firsts. It is the first in New Zealand to use fully recyclable and biodegradable packaging and the first to use all free-range products. This is a significant move forward and marks the brand out from well-established competitors.

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A' Design Awards: 20 winning projects to inspire you in 2020

Creative Boom

Feel like your work deserves more recognition? Well, it probably does, but it still might never happen unless you do something proactive about it. And here's something specific you could try.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Robinhood by COLLINS

Under Consideration / Brand

“Trade Runner 2049”.

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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.

“Western Canada” by Photographer Thomas Gardiner

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Video Tutorial: Isometric City Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you a really useful technique for creating isometric art, in particular an isometric city scene with loads of skyscrapers and bright neon lights.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Logo Design

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Umer Bilal. When first starting up your business, you absolutely have to nail the branding. You need to create a strong identity for yourself from the very beginning in order to make a lasting impression on the customers you want to attract.

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The Australian National Academy of Music 2020 Season by Studio Brave

BP&O

Text by Richard Baird. The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is dedicated to the artistic and professional development of young exceptional classical musicians.

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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.

Stories & Ink: Robot Food rebrands and renames its own tattoo skincare range

Creative Boom

Leeds design studio Robot Food has given its own Electric Ink brand a fresh look and new name, following a shift online as a direct-to-consumer tattoo skincare line.

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Together at Home: Managing Kids and Your Web Design Business

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Illustrator Spotlight: Yadi Liu

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Showcase of Brush Lettering with Fast, Aggressive Strokes

Spoon Graphics

The style of a pen stroke can completely change the perception of a lettering piece. Smooth, flowing calligraphy comes across as elegant and ceremonial, whereas faster and more direct strokes generate more of a raw and energetic mood.

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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.

Best Huion Tablets for Graphic Designers in 2020

Just Creative

The Huion brand is one that is trusted by industry professionals all over the world. From the features that they load into each tablet, to the wide range of options that they offer designers, no matter what their budget is, Huion is a brand that is a household name.

Noted: New Name and Logo for St. Louis City SC

Under Consideration / Brand

“Soccer and the City”. 2019) " St. Louis City SC will begin play in MLS in 2023, joining Sacramento as the 29th and 30th teams in the league. The team will feature the only majority female-led ownership group in Major League Soccer, led by Carolyn Kindle Betz.". Design by. “A

The complete retrospective of Japan's ingenious master of three-dimensional typography

Creative Boom

If, like John Maeda , many of you see Takenobu Igarashi as a creative legend who taught you the "ABCs of form (and life)", then prepare yourselves for the complete retrospective of the ingenious master of three-dimensional typography.

25 Fantastic Adobe Illustrator Text Effects Tutorials

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Great typography can elevate any project and make it look more polished. But when you take text and apply creative and unique text effects, you create a completely different work of art. In this roundup, we’ve gathered the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials for designing highly creative text effects.

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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

Photographer Spotlight: Emma Hardy

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Are These Fan-made Football Concept Kit Designs Better than the Real Strips?

Spoon Graphics

I have to admit, I’m not much of a football fan (or should that be soccer?), but these concept kits really piqued my interest!

Why Do Everyone’s Logo Fonts Look the Same?

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Dawson Whitfield. Maybe you’ve noticed it while flipping through a magazine or browsing your favorite sites online. Maybe you’ve opened one too many marketing emails only to be left with the same lingering feeling.

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Noted: New Logo and Identity for LoL Esports

Under Consideration / Brand

“No Laughing Out Loud Matter”. "As As League of Legends heads into its next 10 years of operation, the new LoL Esports brand embodies values that position esports as a meaningful life pursuit.

Reader Survey 2021 Graphic Arts Today

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for graphic artists and freelance professionals. Here at Graphic Arts Today, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Graphic Arts Today’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.

A lavishly illustrated guide hopes to tell the complete story of the 'Art of Drag'

Creative Boom

A handful of drag histories have been written throughout the years, but the majority have focussed only on cis, male drag queens.

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18 Free High-Resolution Adobe Illustrator Brush Packs

Speckyboy Design Magazine

If you’re looking to add unique elements to your Illustrator designs or want to spice up your projects, you’re going to need a quality Illustrator brush pack. While Illustrator is a popular design program, you can’t find as many resources for it as you can for Photoshop.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Eric Ross Bernstein

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