July, 2021

Inspiring student work by graphic design's next generation, made during the pandemic

Creative Boom

Branding for Writers' Museum by Lin Loke. Want to see some eye-catching, fresh and original design work?

Discovering Syrian Graphic Design And Type Through The Syrian Design Archive

Designer Daily

Unfortunately, Syria has become identified by the horrible war that has been going on for a very long time. Some people, however, don’t want to forget the rich ancient and modern history of that beautiful country.

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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Retro Superhero Comic Text Effect in Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a retro text effect, inspired by the title art for the Superman comic books.

Top 6 Online Marketplaces to Sell Graphic & Web Design Products

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Sandra Brooke. There’s nothing like earning money doing something that you love. You may even be lucky enough to turn your creativity into an additional source of money.

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.

Ask ILT: Fashion Fonts

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In episode one the new Ask ILT series, I answered, What’s the difference between Grotesque and Neo-Grotesque? In episode two we ask, Why do fashion brands and magazines use so much Bodoni & Didot?

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Frank William Miller Jr on the five books that have helped chart his creative path and passions

Creative Boom

Frank William Miller Junior has enjoyed quite a varied career so far, navigating the worlds of culture, music and social good, and working with everyone from Tribe Called Quest and Nike to Rockstar Games. Here, we chat with Frank about the five books that have helped shape his creative path.

Web Design Trends 2021: 30+ New Website Examples

Graphic Design Junction

Creative trendy examples of Web design that follow the 2021 trends. In this web design gallery we only selected best award winning websites for your inspiration. We hope that this article was able to help you understand some new web design trends 2021.

Photoshop Halftone & Engraved Effects for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a new premium download this week! This collection of Photoshop Actions and Smart PSD allows you to easily generate halftone and engraved effects within your design work.

The Best Computers for Graphic Design in 2021

Just Creative

The best computer for any graphic designer starts with the power the computer has to handle any number of tasks that you need to take care of, no matter how demanding they might be. The trick however is finding this computer at an incredible value.

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.

Fonts in the Twilight Zone

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Among my favorite kinds of typefaces are those that don’t fit neatly into predefined or existing categories; those that dip their toes into more than one genre, or take their cues from disparate historical periods.

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The Ultimate List of Web Design Tips and Ideas

Canny

Designing your website can be a bit of a slog at times, but we’re here to make it that much easier with our ultimate list of web design tips.

Creative director Ivan Alonso shares five books that inspire his design practice

Creative Boom

Ivan Alonso is a creative director and photographer based in Austin, Texas, whose work spans brand identity, brand strategy, campaign development and creative image-making.

“The Imaginary Birds” by Photographer Yota Yoshida

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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.

How to Create a Vintage Logo T-Shirt Design in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to easily create cool looking vintage logo designs by combining antique illustrations with some visually interesting text styles and layouts.

Top 10 Fastest & Most Powerful Laptops for Graphic Designers

Just Creative

At their core, laptops are built to be your PC on the go. Not every laptop is created equal though and some options out there are designed to provide the user as much processing power & speed that money can buy.

An Interview with Ulrike Rausch

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Ulrike Rausch is an author and award-winning type designer based in Berlin. She’s also the designer of one of my all-time favorite handwriting typefaces, the beautiful and authentic, LiebeHeide.

20+ Creative Brochure Templates Design

Graphic Design Junction

Creative, clean and modern Corporate Brochure Templates ready to use for any business, designing agency, graphic designer, corporate annual reports or portfolio. Clean visual structure and professional typography.

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

How to compete in the new global jobs market as a creative

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. Once upon a time, working for a company outside the UK meant uprooting your whole existence and going to work in another country.

8 CSS & JavaScript Code Snippets for Creating Realistic Animation

SpeckyBoy

We say it all the time because it’s true: CSS and JavaScript are capable of some amazing feats. Web-based animation is a prime example. Not long ago, animation on the web was a bit rudimentary – save for add-on technology such as Flash. The movements were basic and often trended towards cartoonish.

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Photoshop, Affinity, or Procreate? Take Your Pick of These Three Discounted Brush Bundles!

Spoon Graphics

Brushes are a staple of any design resources library, they are important tools required for drawing, illustrating, and creating interesting effects. These fantastic bundles provide you with endless brush options for shading, lettering and texturing at a discounted price of 97-98%.

15 Best Chromebooks for 2021

Just Creative

Looking for the best Chromebook for your graphic design & creative needs? We’ve got the perfect guide for you. We’ve reviewed and ranked the best Chromebooks you can buy today.

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.

Ask ILT: Grotesque & Neo-Grotesque

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. For the first in my brand new series of reader questions, I begin with two common type classifications. They sound pretty much the same and they do have a lot in common, but their differences are significant, and that makes them suitable for different applications.

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50 Best Script Fonts Of 2021

Graphic Design Junction

50 Best Script Fonts for designers. All fonts are evoke the vibe of calligraphy and handwriting script style, perfect for all of your web and graphic design projects.

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11 inspiring summer reads for creatives in 2021

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. It's typical and quite maddening, actually. You've spent the last six months dreaming of a break from the daily grind. But now you've taken time out to relax; you can't settle. You keep getting bored and find yourselves sneaking a glance at your work emails.

Habitat Café Branding by S?la Özy?ld?z

We And The Color

Take a look at this beautiful brand identity created by S?la la Özy?ld?z z for Habitat, a breakfast café located in Qatar. Located in Qatar, Habitat is a unique breakfast café specializing in authentic delicacies. Independent graphic designer S?la la Özy?ld?z

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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.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Modern Gradient Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a colourful gradient logo icon.

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30+ 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.

An Interview with John Hudson

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. John Hudson, co-founder of Tiro Typeworks, world-class type designer and expert in font technology. We talk with him about the award-winning superfamily, Brill, the challenges of multilingual typography, volcanoes and walking the dog.

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