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. If designed well, a logo can quickly become a great asset 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? If you’re just starting your journey in web design, you may feel left out. With all of the expert tutorials out there, it can be hard to know where to begin. It’s not the lack of information that is limiting.

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How to negotiate a better freelance rate, without negotiating

Creative Boom

If you're a freelancer, the chances are that the prospect of negotiation fills you with dread. When we hear that word, a pretty clear and consistent picture is conjured, and it goes something like this. You state your price, they laugh and counter with something far lower, you gulp and wish you'd never gone in so high (even though it wasn't) and reluctantly agree to work for pennies. That's the perception, but there's no reason that it needs to be the reality.

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.

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.

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.

The Australian National Academy of Music 2020 Season by Studio Brave


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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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.

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“Western Canada” by Photographer Thomas Gardiner


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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.

Together at Home: Managing Kids and Your Web Design Business

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Working from home is a blessing. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s easy. Indeed, there are a number of challenges – and a global pandemic only adds to them.

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!

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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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

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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.

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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Photographer Spotlight: Vivek Vadoliya


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Japanese Minimalism in UI Design for Digital Products


In this article, I’m considering the concept of Japanese minimalism, its implications in the user interface design of digital products, and its key principles. Are you ready to immerse in Japanese art trends leveraged in the context of the modern digital world?

Video Tutorial: Stipple Shading Tattoo Illustration in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

Follow along with today’s Photoshop video tutorial to create a bold and vibrant illustration of a snake. We’ll start with a loose, initial sketch, then I’ll show you some helpful brush settings for accurately outlining your illustration. The artwork is brought to life when colour is added, then it really starts to take shape when you apply the stipple shading.

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

Brand Voice – Everything You Need to Know

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Abhishek Talreja. Stay true to your values. That ’ s why you were a success in the first place, and that ’ s how you make incredible things happen. Rafe Offer. Publishing and promoting unicorn content isn’t about the consistency of the process alone.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Robinhood by COLLINS

Under Consideration / Brand

“Trade Runner 2049”. Established in 2013, Robinhood is a financial services company that offers commission-free trading through an online-only platform on their website and dedicated mobile app with the mission to democratize finance for all and provide everyone with access to the financial markets, not just the wealthy. Offering people the ability to invest in stocks, ETFs, and options as well as cryptocurrencies, Robinhood is a FINRA regulated broker-dealer, registered with the U.S.

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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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Oji by Seachange


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. Oji opened in New Zealand with two locations in […]. The post Oji by Seachange appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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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.

“Ragga” by Photographer Pascal Vossen


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Travel & Beach Lightroom Presets for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a great set of Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of PSD Stack. These Travel & Beach Presets are designed to give your holiday and vacation photos a bright and high-contrast appearance for a nostalgic, retro effect.

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Best Chromebooks for Graphic Design in 2020

Just Creative

Since its introduction in 2011, the Chromebook has taken a firm place in the laptop market and has offered professionals and graphic designers alike a laptop that is built to handle any of the daily tasks that they need to accomplish.

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Rolls Royce redesign by Pentagram’s Marina Willer reimagines the brand for a younger, contemporary audience

Its Nice That

The overhauled identity features a redrawn word mark, a digital-friendly icon based on the car’s statuette, modern colours and typography, and a computer-generated set of patterns.

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.

Photographs of LA under Covid-19 reveal how Californians are coping with the global pandemic

Creative Boom

A trip to LA is a fascinating, eye-opening experience. Full of quirky characters under seemingly endless blue skies, it's perfect for people watching. Tragically, it's also a place that exposes the vast gap between America's rich and poor, bringing with it a wealth of problems.

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How To Speed Up Your Workflow with a Little Help from Design.Dev

Inspiration Feed

Digital resources are everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a stock photo or an animated illustration, you don’t need to look far (or for hours) to find what you need. But this can be a double-edged sword, too.

“Oobanken” by Photographer Jerome Ming


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