May, 2021

Why core graphic design skills are no longer enough

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. It might sound weird to say it. But the core graphic design skills you learned at uni will only get you so far.

Examples of websites that do web typography properly

Designer Daily

Typography has become fundamental in web design projects. It makes the copy clear, legible, and appealing to readers as it’s considered an art of arranging text and letters. Typography assists in providing an excellent experience for users before they even click a button or read.

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10 Vital Elements of Art That Make a Good Design

Graphic Design Junction

Creating a good print design can be quite a challenge.

Video Tutorial: How to Design a Holographic Sticker Using Photoshop & Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

In today’s tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of designing a sticker using Photoshop & Illustrator, but more specifically, I’ll show you how to set up your print artwork file to create cool sticker effects with a colourful holographic finish.

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.

Talking about type

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. After more than 50 years, the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) chose to dump the Vox-ATypI font classification system. Why the breakup? And does it really matter? Is there anything to be gained by devising replacement systems?

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27 Artists Reveal Who Inspires Their Work

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The Complete List of Web Design Services and Deliverables (Updated May 2021)

Canny

Web design services and deliverables can be overwhelming. When you are looking for web design services (design agency), you need to know what it is you need. It may seem easy, but it’s not. This is because a lot of the time web design packages are recommended.

5 Ways You Can Contribute to the Web Design Community

SpeckyBoy

Among the many benefits of becoming a web designer is the chance to be part of a fantastic community. Designers and developers of all stripes take pride in sharing what they know. It’s also a great place to exchange ideas, code, and a meme or two.

The Biggest Brush Sets Made Specifically for Affinity Designer

Spoon Graphics

I receive requests for design resources for the Affinity creative software more and more frequently from Spoon Graphics subscribers.

23 Fresh Free Fonts For Graphic Designers

Graphic Design Junction

New fresh free fonts collection for typography lovers. The fresh fonts are perfect for graphic design, print design, logos and t-shirt designs. The following fonts are ideal to create branding and best for logo fonts, business cards, mockups, packaging design and any other web and graphic projects.

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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.

“Non so dare un nome a quell’estate” by Photographer Leandro Colantoni

Booooooom

Photo italy leandro colantoni non so dare un nome a quell'estate photographer photography sicily

Neon-filled, Blade Runner-style photographs of Dubai at night by Xavier Portela

Creative Boom

From the series, Dubai Glow © Xavier Portela. It was following a trip to Japan in 2014 that Xavier Portela began his fascinating Glow series , images of different cities at night, brought to life with a supercharged neon, post-production vibe immersing everything in a Bladerunner-style theme.

15 Famous Calligraphers to Follow on Instagram

Template Monster

In one of our previous articles published on MonsterPost this week, we were talking about vintage fonts for logo design. Today, we have decided to continue the series of publications for the avid typography fans with 15 of the most famous calligraphers on Instagram.

8 Stunning Examples of CSS & JavaScript 3D Text Effects

SpeckyBoy

If you’re looking to make a visual impact in your web projects, 3D text effects are a surefire way to do so. They can turn an ordinary website headline into a can’t-miss work of art. The great thing is that a wide variety of 3D effects can be created using CSS and JavaScript.

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.

Showcase of Designs and Illustrations of Witches & Witchcraft

Spoon Graphics

I recently did a search for witch themed graphics for a little project I’m working on and discovered there’s an entire sub-genre of art styles dedicated to witches and witchcraft. Become bewitched by this inspirational showcase of wicked designs and illustrations with a witchy aesthetic.

17 Typography Inspiration Resources To Boost Creativity

Shillington

Dipped your toes into the world of graphic design? You’ll know that typography is something that underpins almost every aspect of this practice.

“Reaching for Dawn” by Photographer Elliot Verdier

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Photo elliot verdier france paris photographer photography reaching for dawn

The Roaring Twenties inspires Design Bridge's identity for a new rosé drink by Sacha Lichine

Creative Boom

Inspired by the lavish parties of the 1920s (and perhaps the 2020s if things go to plan), Design Bridge 's identity for a new rosé wine features eclectic graphics and a bespoke bottle structure designed to connect with the "contemporary wine drinker".

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

30 Fresh Free Fonts For Graphic Designers

Graphic Design Junction

High quality fresh free fonts collection specially roundup for professional graphic designers. The free fonts are applicable for any type of graphics, print design, logos and t-shirt designs.

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Dealing With an Absentee Web Design Client

SpeckyBoy

Building a great website takes more than just a beautiful layout and slick functionality. It also requires a healthy dose of communication between a designer and their client. Because, without client input, how can you possibly achieve a project’s goals?

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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Distressed Letterpress Print Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to add grungy, distressed, ink stamped effects to your type, logos, or illustrations. The effect resembles the letterpress printing style, or any other impact print method, like a rubber stamp, or an old typewriter.

Adobe defends itself as Photoshop users berate new update

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It's all Apple's fault, guys

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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.

Photographer Spotlight: Guilherme da Silva

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Photo brazil guilherme da silva photographer photography sao paulo

Class of 2021: A guide to all of the UK's degree shows this summer

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. Some might be virtual, others are happening in real life – if all goes to plan.

25 New Corporate Catalog & Brochure Design Templates

Graphic Design Junction

Creative and modern Brochure Templates ready to use for corporate, fashion agency catalog, graphic designer, annual reports or personal portfolio. These brochure design catalog templates can save your time and money in creating a professional corporate informant.

10 Stunning Examples of Text Distortion Effects in Web Design

SpeckyBoy

We all love typography. And when type is set in motion, we love it even more!

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.

Vintage Lightroom Presets for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a useful collection of Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of Hydrozi. These Vintage Lightroom presets are designed to make a photo feel more emotional and nostalgic by giving the image an old-fashioned appearance.

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7 Highlights of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021

Azure Magazine

As a rhetorical question, “How will we live together?” is more pressing than ever. Given the news on various fronts, it takes on the urgency of a plea. For the world’s most important architecture exhibition, the question is a mandate, a broad and all-encompassing challenge.

Photographer Spotlight: Guttæ

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Photo angelo guttadauro florence guttæ italy photographer photography

Collaboration, Character and Consideration: Marie Boulanger's mindful typographic practice

Creative Boom

Poster design in collaboration with Marion Bisserier, featuring Vulva Black by Marie Boulanger and Good Girl by Marion Bisserier. All proceeds went to Sistah Space, a Hackney-based charity helping victims of domestic violence.

Creative Business Card PSD Templates (25 Print Ready Design)

Graphic Design Junction

Beautiful business card templates excellent & good for any type of business and personal use. A modern and stylish business cards with creative design and easy to customize in photoshop.