January, 2020

The Complete Graphic Designer Salary Breakdown (2020 Update)


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


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.

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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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10 Useful Paper Cut-Out Fonts

Designer Daily

Digital design is great, it opens a range of possibilities that were unheard of previously. However, sometimes you just want to give a more human, non-digital look-and-feel to your designs.

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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.

Whereabouts: Alice Pasquini's line drawings on the back of postcards document her travels

Creative Boom

Over the last three years, Italian artist Alice Pasquini has travelled the world, sketching street scenes or landscapes on the back of postcards which she then posts to herself back home.

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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.

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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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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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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50 Free Time-Saving Photoshop Actions

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Most designers and photographers spend many hours in Photoshop, whether it be for designing or editing photos. In your client projects, you may receive photos that need to be touched up, or you may be a photographer yourself.

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.

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.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Fisher-Price by Pentagram

Under Consideration / Brand

“The Price is Right”. Established in 1930 by Herman Fisher, Irving Price, Margaret Evans Price, and Helen Schelle, Fisher-Price is a brand of educational toys for children and infants.

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Announcing the Winners of The Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards!

Feature Shoot

‘Fading Flamingos’ © Maximilian Mann. We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards.

15 Best Affinity Designer Brushes

Just Creative

Developed by Serif, the Affinity Designer program is a vector graphics editor that is one of the strongest competitors to the crown held by the industry-preferred Adobe Illustrator.

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Beyond Money: The Hidden Benefits of Web Design Projects

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Not all website design gigs are created equally. The truth is that they will all vary in terms of compensation, scope and the overall experience you have. But just about every project provides you with some type of benefit. They aren’t always monetary.

China is named as the 'most creative' country in the 2019 World Design Rankings

Creative Boom

China has scooped first place in the World Design Rankings , making it the most creative country on the planet. That's according to the A' Design Awards – one of the largest art and design competitions in the world.

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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.

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Noted: New Logo for DK by Pentagram

Under Consideration / Brand

“One for the Books”. 1974) " DK Publishing is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.

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Nature Reclaims Abandoned Castles, Theaters, and Monasteries in Photographs by Jonk


All images © Jonk , shared with permission. Inspired by a wildlife documentary he saw as a child, Paris-based photographer Jonk (Jonathan Jimenez) travels the world in search of man-made structures that have been abandoned and reclaimed by nature.

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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.

Our 50 Favorite CSS Libraries, Frameworks and Tools from 2019

Speckyboy Design Magazine

With all of the changes and rapid advancements CSS has gone through over the last few years, we should not be surprised at the vast volume of open-source resources and tools that are continually being released.

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Liam Wong's debut monograph is a cyberpunk-inspired exploration of a neon-soaked nocturnal Tokyo

Creative Boom

Late-night taxi rides, rain-soaked streets, a fleeting glimpse of the last train home – video game designer-turned-photographer Liam Wong reveals a neon-soaked journey into the nocturnal world of Tokyo.

2020 223

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.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for GoDaddy done In-house

Under Consideration / Brand

“All Systems Go”. Established in 1997, GoDaddy is a domain registrar and web hosting company. A staggering 78 million domain names have been registered through them and they host over 19 million users.

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This Artist Blends Human Bodies And Animal Faces Together

Design You Trust

Ahmad Habash is a visual storyteller, director, and animator with extensive experience in different areas such as animation, illustration, videography, and paper-craft.

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.

2020 163

A Floating Hotel with Aurora Views Just Opened on a Frozen River in Sweden


Arctic Bath. Photographer: Anders Blomqvist. After 16 months of construction, a spa hotel built on the Lule River in the northern province of Lapland Sweden is now open to travelers.

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Martin Andersen's charged and emotional photographs of diehard Tottenham Hotspur football fans

Creative Boom

Photographer and life-long Tottenham Hotspur fan, Martin Andersen has turned his camera on his fellow fans to capture the atmosphere of hundreds of football games at home, away and across Europe, right up until 2017 when the last game played at the White Hart Lane stadium.

2020 219

30 Minimal Frame Mockups for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a useful collection of picture frame mockups to download this week, courtesy of Frisk Web Studio.

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Noted: New Logo for Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol

Under Consideration / Brand

“Flight of the Condor”. 1925) "The Ecuadorian Football Federation (Spanish: Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol or FEF) is the governing body of football in Ecuador.

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A Dad Recreates His Kids Animal Doodles: ‘Things I Have Drawn’


Have you ever wondered what the world would look like if children’s drawings were real? Wonder no more. Viral Instagram sensation ‘Things I Have Drawn‘ does just that – and the results are amazing!