January, 2024

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How to Run a Successful Design Business Without Clients

We And The Color

Unleashing Creative Independence: Thriving in the Design World Without Clients The hustle and bustle of client relationships may not be everyone’s cup of creative tea, but envisioning a design business sans clients might seem like an oxymoron. Fear not, fellow designers, for the possibilities are as vast as your artistic imagination. In this guide, we’ll dive into the realm of independent design entrepreneurship, exploring alternative income avenues that don’t rely on the tradi

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Reboot your creativity: how to reclaim momentum if your January is dragging

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock Struggling with the return to work? You're not alone. Read these tips to help reignite your creativity for a dynamic and inspired year ahead. Does January 2024 feel like walking through treacle? Of course, you always expected the first day back after your break to be a bit of a struggle. But surely by now, you think, you should be firing on all cylinders.

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The evolution olympics logo From 1924 To 2024

Creative Nerds

The highly-anticipated Olympics will be making its grand return to Europe, specifically in the vibrant city of Paris, France, during the warm summer months of 2012. As many are aware, the Olympics is a globally recognized event that bears the title of being the oldest of its kind in the realm of sports. The inaugural […] The post The evolution olympics logo From 1924 To 2024 first appeared on Creative Nerds.

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Is There a Future for Graphic Designers in the Era of AI?

We And The Color

Graphic Design in the AI Era: Embracing Synergy for Creative Evolution In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, where artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming industries, many individuals are wondering whether the profession of graphic design will face obsolescence. While AI has undoubtedly made significant strides in automating design tasks, it’s important to recognize that the human element in graphic design remains indispensable.

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Let's Talk Trends: Designing for Maximum Impact

Speaker: Amber Asay, Creative Director and Founder of award-winning design studio Nice People

Understanding what trends are happening and how they’re impacting the competitive landscape is crucial to providing top dollar design strategy to your clients. With so many trends coming and going, it can be overwhelming to determine which ones you should capitalize on and which ones might not be worth the trouble. In this exclusive webinar with Amber Asay, we’ll explore graphic design trends that need to die, trends that are starting to pick up and why, trends that have come and gone, and how t

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How creatives will be doing things differently in 2024

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock Had a rough 2023? You're not alone. But these creatives are taking a fresh approach to 2024, and their advice may help you, too. In the fast-paced world of creativity, things are always changing. New technologies arrive, creating new ways of working and new types of products to create. At the same time, new social and cultural movements spring up, changing how we see the world.

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Tony Diterlizzi: my 1980s inspirations

Creative Bloq

It was the decade when fantasy art became part of pop culture. Illustrator and author Tony DiTerlizzi shares his favourite 1980s artists and their influence on him.

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Exploring the Impact of Negative Space in Illustrations, with a Focus on Logo Design

Graphic Design Junction

In the design world, every part matters—colors, shapes, and typography all add up to the overall look and feel. One essential but sometimes overlooked tool for designers is negative space, also called white space. Negative space is the area around and between the main elements in an image. In this article, we will explore the captivating role of negative space in illustrations, with a particular emphasis on its impact in logo design.

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Game Over at Sports Illustrated

Joe McNally

Legend has it that Heinz Kluetmeier donned scuba gear and dove into the Olympic pool at a long-ago games and set up cameras on the bottom, wiring them so he could fire them remotely. His assistant asked him if they had permission to do this. “We’re not going to ask permission,” came the reply. No one was going to say no to Heinz. And because of that, an audacious act of brazen, lovely, break-the-rules attitude born of supreme photographic skills and confidence, millions of people have enjoyed st

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20+ Water Effect Photoshop Tutorials and Brush Sets

HONGKIAT

Water is captivating but mimicking its effects digitally is no small feat. If you’re a professional looking to add these effects to your projects, you’re in luck. The internet is brimming with resources and tutorials from skilled designers eager to guide you. This article is your treasure trove, offering a wide array of techniques for creating everything from simple droplets to elaborate rain and waterfall scenes.

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The Democratization of Design: Giving Creators & Marketers the Tools to Succeed

Brands must create and share impactful content to thrive, but they have less people, tighter budgets, and fewer resources to do so. Learn how to publish and market digital content with the same professionalism as organizations with million-dollar budgets.

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Roam magazine celebrates the modern folk movement in a refreshing new way

Creative Boom

We love a good passion project here at Creative Boom, and here's our favourite of 2024 so far! Roam magazine is taking an inclusive and cross-disciplinary approach to showcasing the modern folk movement. As the philosopher George Santayana once wrote: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." But history isn't just a list of names and dates, wars and leaders; it's much broader than that.

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Beyond Colors: Yoaz, Parisian Maestro of Digital Art and Design

We And The Color

In the heart of the enchanting city of Paris, amidst the winding streets and artistic fervor, resides Yoaz —a passionate artist and graphic designer whose creativity knows no bounds. Steeped in the vibrant energy of this iconic city, Yoaz has carved a niche for himself in the dynamic realm of digital art, where every stroke and color blend tells a story of boundless imagination.

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SEGA x Anicorn Watch Turns Back Time to the 16-Bit Era

Design Milk

If you’re of a certain age, the name Genesis will either reignite memories of a chart topping English rock band or a 90s-era, cutting edge video game console that took the world by storm with its pairing of 16-bit graphics with a plentitude of attitude. It’s the latter memories designer watchmaker Anicorn taps into with the release of the SEGA x Anicorn Mega Drive/Genesis Watch.

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Free Fonts: 21 New Fresh Free Fonts Download

Graphic Design Junction

Download the fresh free fonts in 2024 and elevate your design game. The significance of fonts cannot be overstated. As we step into 2024, designers are continually seeking ways to enhance their creative projects without straining their budgets. A key resource that has become indispensable for designers is the ability to download fresh free fonts. This article delves into the importance of keeping your fonts library up-to-date, explores the trends in fonts for 2024, and provides insights into whe

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Rethinking Creative Workflows: Increasing Efficiency in the Design Process

As the design industry evolves, teams are facing new challenges and a need to produce more outstanding creative work than ever. Leaders must learn how to adapt their processes to solve today’s—and tomorrow’s—unique design challenges. In this e-book, you’ll learn how to establish your creative workflow and leverage the power of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite to streamline the entire design process, from start to finish.

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Artis in Residence: award-winning digital artist Laura H Rubin

Creative Bloq

A Tim Burton fan with soap bubbles, an unused guitar and an affectionate cat in a Narnia-like room hidden behind a wardrobe, take a look around Laura H Rubin's studio.

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10 Best Sites to Find Free Photoshop Brushes

HONGKIAT

Boost your creativity with our guide to the best sites for free Photoshop brush sets. Photoshop, a powerhouse graphics editing tool , becomes even more versatile with brushes, allowing you to add texture, depth, and an artistic touch to your work. These brush sets are essential for anyone looking to enhance their photos, create stunning graphics, or add that perfect artistic stroke.

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Wolff Olins completes major brand refresh for New York's world-famous Botanical Gardens

Creative Boom

NYBG abbreviation becomes central to the destination's new identity, unveiled this week alongside the singular defining idea of 'Do Right by Nature'. The famous New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) has revealed its first major brand refresh in over a decade in partnership with global brand consultancy Wolff Olins. One of New York's most significant scientific destinations, NYBG is a 132-year-old globally significant institution rooted in research and education, with a strategic focus on deepening co

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The Douglas Vintage Font Collection by Adam Fathony

We And The Color

Unveiling the Timeless Elegance: The Douglas Vintage Font Collection by Adam Fathony. Finding the perfect blend of vintage charm and modern versatility can be a daunting task. But fear not, for Adam Fathony brings forth the Douglas Vintage Font Collection—a treasure trove of 12 handmade font files, 25 detailed illustrations, 24 editable text logos, and 36 shape badges (72, if you count the line version of badges).

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Creative Insights: Data-Backed Trends to Help You Design Successful Content

In today’s competitive markets, how do you make sure that your content not only stands out but performs well? How can you predict whether certain design choices will result in clicks, engagement, downloads, and other drivers of ROI? Shutterstock’s Creative Insights Report (Q3) is your window into the hottest trends that are transforming the creative world.

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NYT Flash-based visualizations work again

FlowingData

In the 2000s, if you wanted to make interactive or animated visualization for the web, Flash was the main option. When Flash lost support and fell off the internet, a solid decade of great visualization no longer worked. The New York Times has resurrected their archives with a Flash emulator. So pieces that were relegated to static thumbnail images are back.

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Eddie Opara and Pentagram’s Brand Refresh of Gush Is a Breath of Fresh Air

The Dieline

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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8 logo trends to watch in 2024

Creative Bloq

From sonic and animated to heritage-driven, experts predict logo design to transform this year.

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20 Creative “Big Head” Photo Effects

HONGKIAT

It all began with Christopher Huet , a skilled photo manipulator who embarked on a playful journey with human heads. He discovered that simply enlarging a head could spark laughter. And it’s not just him; this fun idea quickly caught on. The online community of Photoshop enthusiasts, amused by Huet’s work, embarked on their own adventures in big head manipulation.

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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. From visually impaired users who rely on assistive technology, to people with a temporary injury such as a broken arm, tech users are forever diverse and beautifully unique. The products we design can, and should, reflect the extremely wide range of human experiences and needs.

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Illustrator Joseph Carrington on confronting what challenges you and the benefits of representation

Creative Boom

Auckland-based illustrator Joseph Carrington creates instantly recognisable work thanks to his sleek, deceptively simple style. We caught up with him to learn how this results from a lot of graft and how representation has helped progress his career. Having originally trained as a graphic designer, Joseph Carrington pivoted to illustration seven years ago.

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The Top 10 Cities for Artists in the World: Where Creativity Thrives

We And The Color

Artists are the lifeblood of any vibrant city, their creative energy pulsating through the streets, galleries, and studios. From the towering skyscrapers of New York City to the cobblestone alleyways of Florence, these urban havens provide a fertile ground for artistic expression, a place where inspiration knows no bounds. If you’re an aspiring artist, or simply someone who appreciates the power of creativity, then these ten cities should be at the top of your bucket list.

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F5: Dale Chihuly Shares His Favorite Architect + Beloved Collections

Design Milk

A master of glass, Dale Chihuly was first introduced to the material while studying interior design. “I started incorporating glass shards into woven tapestries while studying interior design at The University of Washington in the early 1960s. I loved its translucent qualities,” Dale said. “Purely by chance, I decided to melt stained glass in my basement studio and with a metal pipe, I blew my first glass bubble.

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Webflow vs. WordPress: Which is Better?

Noupe

Businesses from every sector today want to move out of their local markets and reach out to people worldwide, which calls for an online presence. The secret to digital success lies in an effective and well-designed website that would appeal to the target market and generate business. Thus, companies allocate a reasonable budget to web designing. However, with advancements in technology tools, it is now possible for companies to build websites with minimum tech support.

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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. If my business can’t pay its bills, can my creditors come after my personal assets? Do I have to pay the rent on my co-working space or office? Can my clients cancel signed contracts? Can I cancel contracts for things I no longer need because my business has slowed down?