January, 2020

The Complete Graphic Designer Salary Breakdown (2020 Update)

Shillington

Are you getting paid correctly for the work you do, and the level of experience you have? It’s an important question, but one that too few working in graphic design ask themselves on a regular basis.

New Year, Same Me: Yeye Weller's fun illustrations that poke fun at New Year's resolutions

Creative Boom

Have you failed at your New Year's resolutions yet? Or are you still going strong? No matter how well you're doing German illustrator Yeye Weller has launched a new set of prints to remind us to not take ourselves too seriously in 2020.

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Beautiful Liquify Logo Animation in After Effects

Abduzeedo

Beautiful Liquify Logo Animation in After Effects. abduzeedo Jan 24, 2020 I have been going back through old tutorials to fix some of the images that might be broken or with old formatting. The blog has changed quite a lot since we started 12 years ago.

How to Start A Business With No Money + Plus Crowdfunding Tips

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Lidia Staron. Every successful business started with just a spark, an idea. It might have come in the middle of the night sending jolts and sweat throughout the body, or a quiet moment of inspiration while on the train home.

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10 recommended podcasts for creative freelancers and businesses in 2020

Creative Boom

If you're looking to focus on your creative business this year and you're after some decent inspiration, you can't go far wrong with a podcast. One that gives you that reassuring hug to tell you everything is going to be ok.

Point, don’t point

I Love Typography

The pointed finger must surely be one of the oldest human gestures. In deep prehistory, long before the evolution of spoken language, and when we were considerably hairier, it is not difficult to imagine one of our primitive human ancestors pointing to a lion, a landmark, or a lemon.

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Areas to Be Proactive with Your Web Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

We talk about it all the time. Being a web designer is about more than just clean code and pretty graphics. There are a number of other roles we play. Psychiatrist, psychic, support technician and all-around guru come to mind.

Web Design Trends and Predictions for 2020

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Aaron Chichioco. As of January 2020, there were about 1.74 billion websites worldwide and active internet users numbered almost 4.43 billion. This year, you can expect more businesses and institutions to strengthen their online presence.

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Where is Photography Banned?

Feature Shoot

In the last decade, photographers covering stories for The New York Times , Getty Images , National Geographic , and more have been arrested for taking pictures on US soil.

Aardman creates a new animated film for Greenpeace to highlight the world's ocean crisis

Creative Boom

Aardman and Greenpeace have launched a powerful new animated film to highlight the plight of the world's oceans.

The Best Brushes for Affinity Designer (Free & Premium Packs)

Spoon Graphics

Affinity Designer is fast becoming a popular alternative to Photoshop. After receiving several messages asking whether I will be providing Affinity compatible tutorials and resources, I have been meaning to pick up a copy myself.

Hilarious Versions of Popular Movie Posters

Designer Daily

Due to the expensive licensing and printing costs, some African movie theaters commission artists to pain custom movie posters. The problem for the artists? Some of them have not even seen the movie they were doing a poster for, so the results are sometimes quite hilarious.

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The Oldest Book in America

I Love Typography

Printing was introduced into the Americas by the Italian Giovanni Paoli, better known as Juan Pablos.

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The 9 Best Courses on Coursera for Designers & Creatives

Just Creative

People are curious by nature and thanks to the internet, anyone curious about a topic or looking to expand their skills or even learn a new skill can take classes online on their time. One of the best options for taking classes online is through Coursera.

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Brochure design ideas: 25 tips to create marketing materials that sell

Canva

While many marketers place most of their efforts on social media marketing, you could argue that in a world that’s saturated by hashtags and paid advertising, print mediums like brochures are perfect for grabbing the attention of potential customers.

Studio Dotto's bespoke Art Deco-inspired typography for Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres

Creative Boom

For its new theatre season, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse theatres approached Manchester-based Studio Dotto to create these typographic-led 'what's on' guides and brochures. The theatres produce brilliant shows that respond to their time and place.

Video Tutorial: How To Create a Retro Cereal Box Design with a Mascot Character

Spoon Graphics

In today’s video tutorial, I’m going to take you through the process of creating a mascot character to go within a retro cereal box design, using a mixture of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

Top 10 Web Design Trends for 2020

Creative Market

As this year comes to a close, we look toward the new year with excitement for the web design trends for 2020. The past year was filled with developments in virtual reality and voice UX, as well as the prominence of geometric shapes in design, so what will 2020 bring for web design?

Self, Made by Collins

BP&O

Opinion by Richard Baird. Exploratorium is a “public learning laboratory” and San Francisco based museum that enables visitors to question and make sense of the world around them through hands-on exhibits that touch upon science, art and human perception.

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Top 10 Futur Courses to Learn Design & Business

Just Creative

If you run own graphic design firm, improving your skills can not only make you a better graphic designer but also more attractive to potential clients. The business side of your firm may not be your strong suit and that’s ok.

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How to design a poster: 25 ideas to create a buzz for your next event

Canva

Raise your hand if your walls were plastered with posters as a teen or if you have at least one Pinterest board with inspirational or motivational posters. Yes, to both, right here. Posters are one of my favorite design projects because you can bend the rules so many different ways.

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Daisy Collingridge on her fleshy bodysuits of funny, endearing characters that celebrate the human body

Creative Boom

London-based artist Daisy Collingridge has quite an exciting venture. Aside from being an illustrator, she also creates and wears fleshy bodysuits of lovable characters, acting out their different personalities for the camera.

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Video Tutorial: Easily Create Fake Window Reflections in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

For today’s video tutorial I have a really quick and easy Photoshop process to add realistic glass reflections to an image, to make it appear as if a portrait photograph has been taken through a window.

10 Graphic Design Trends for 2020

Creative Market

No designer is an island. Regardless of how much you like or dislike to follow trends, the world of graphic design is continuously influenced by advertising, marketing, architecture, popular culture, and technology patterns.

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46 Remarkable Hand-Lettering and Typography Designs for Inspiration

Graphic Design Junction

I love handmade lettering and typography and this is one of the best lettering and typography quotes design by professional Instagram artists and designers. Today I shared 2020’s first lettering and typography collection for typography lovers.

25 Best Procreate Brushes for Illustration

Just Creative

While there are many illustration apps available for the iPad, the Procreate App stands alone as one of the most popular for professional and hobbyist illustrators. Companies such as Pixar and Disney use Procreate.

What is the golden ratio? What you need to know and how to use it

Canva

What do the Pyramids of Giza and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa have in common with Twitter and Pepsi? Quick answer: They are all designed using the Golden Ratio. The Golden Ratio is a mathematical ratio.

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Leroy Johnson's vibrant mixed media artworks inspired by his love of jazz and Philly

Creative Boom

Artist Leroy Johnson, an 82-year-old Philadelphia native, has an unwavering love and deep respect for the architecture, character, and residents of the place he's always called home.

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Video: Realistic Shallow Depth of Field Effect Using Depth Maps

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to show you a useful technique for adding a realistic shallow depth of field effect to your photos. We’ll use a Depth Map to indicate which areas need to be blurred and by how much.

Air Studios by Spin

BP&O

Opinion by Richard Baird AIR Studios was founded in 1965 by Beatles producer Sir George Martin. It is located in London’s Lyndhurst Hall, a former church with one of the largest recording rooms in the world and a live space capable of holding a full symphony orchestra.

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“Color Blocking” by Photographer Adam Frint

Booooooom

Adam Frint. Adam Frint’s Website. Adam Frint on Instagram. Photo Adam Frint chicago editor pick member photographer photography

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Island Smiles Dental Care Branding Process & Interview

Just Creative

Just Creative was interviewed on the Logo Inspirations Instagram channel, discussing the logo design & branding process for Island Smiles, a dentist in Maui, Hawaii. Project Overview. Island Smiles (formally Hyland Dental Care) came to JUST Creative in need of rebrand.

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19 innovative ideas for students to promote creativity in the classroom

Canva

Between the pressure of keeping up with the school curriculum, meeting with parents and running daily classes, it can be hard to make time for innovative ideas for students that promote creativity in the classroom.

Never-before-seen works by Barnett Freedman, one of the UK's most influential illustrators and designers

Creative Boom

A peer of Eric Ravilious and Edward Burra, Barnett Freedman was a pioneering artist at the interface of modern art and design in 20th century Britain.