Sat.Aug 22, 2020 - Fri.Aug 28, 2020

Together at Home: Managing Kids and Your Web Design Business

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Working from home is a blessing. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s easy. Indeed, there are a number of challenges – and a global pandemic only adds to them.

The diversity challenge: how to break into and stay in the creative industries

Creative Review

When I, like many other BIPOC graduates, decided to pursue a career in the creative industries, I was well aware of the difficulties that would occur to get in and stay in.

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Healist Blends Science And Nature In Perfect Harmony

The Die Line

For greater ease and clarity, we use master illustrations alongside benefit specific colours and iconography to pull each range apart

Stories & Ink: Robot Food rebrands and renames its own tattoo skincare range

Creative Boom

Leeds design studio Robot Food has given its own Electric Ink brand a fresh look and new name, following a shift online as a direct-to-consumer tattoo skincare line.

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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.

Top 8 Gaomon Tablets for Graphic Design

Just Creative

While not a household name like some of their competitors, Gaomon continuously crafts incredible tablets for graphic designers and we felt that it was beyond time that we share with you, our loyal readers, what the best Gaomon tablets for graphic designers are.

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Video Tutorial: Isometric City Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you a really useful technique for creating isometric art, in particular an isometric city scene with loads of skyscrapers and bright neon lights.

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A lavishly illustrated guide hopes to tell the complete story of the 'Art of Drag'

Creative Boom

A handful of drag histories have been written throughout the years, but the majority have focussed only on cis, male drag queens.

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The Australian National Academy of Music 2020 Season by Studio Brave


Text by Richard Baird. The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is dedicated to the artistic and professional development of young exceptional classical musicians.

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“Western Canada” by Photographer Thomas Gardiner


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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.

100+ Best Procreate Products for Half Price. Buy 5+ and Save a Further 50% Off!

Spoon Graphics

Procreate Live is back and this time it’s even bigger! Over 100 of the best Procreate products are on offer with a huge 50% discount. This is your chance to own the best Procreate brushes, drawing kits, background textures and much more.

Photographs of LA under Covid-19 reveal how Californians are coping with the global pandemic

Creative Boom

A trip to LA is a fascinating, eye-opening experience. Full of quirky characters under seemingly endless blue skies, it's perfect for people watching. Tragically, it's also a place that exposes the vast gap between America's rich and poor, bringing with it a wealth of problems.

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Rolls Royce redesign by Pentagram’s Marina Willer reimagines the brand for a younger, contemporary audience

Its Nice That

The overhauled identity features a redrawn word mark, a digital-friendly icon based on the car’s statuette, modern colours and typography, and a computer-generated set of patterns.

“Oobanken” by Photographer Jerome Ming


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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.

Should You Use WordPress Auto Updates?

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Keeping a WordPress installation updated with the latest core, theme and plugin versions can be tough. It’s something that frustrates both web designers and website owners. Depending on the particular component, updates can be released quite frequently.

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New graphic novel by illustrator Elisa Macellari tells the fascinating story of cult artist Yayoi Kusama

Creative Boom

Deemed as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan, Yayoi Kusama is often called the "princess of polka dots" with her dot-covered artworks gaining cult status around the world. But despite her fame, not many know of her story, until now.

Pritzker Prize Winners Design Accessible and Inclusive Public Washrooms For Tokyo

Azure Magazine

“Everybody poops.” ” Or so says the almost-canonical children’s book. And, too, everybody pees. Not only does everyone pee, but everyone has a right to pee.

“Grey American Landscape” by Photographer Yeon J Yue


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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

People Ask This Artist To Edit Their Pics And He Absolutely Nails It

Design You Trust

We hear so much about Photoshop gone wrong in pics on social media that we don’t really expect much from it anymore. But the graphic designer Karan Acharya is proving that photo editing can be an art form in itself.

A book for typography lovers: London Street Signs tells the story of the capital's cherished nameplates

Creative Boom

Street signs are everywhere in London. They dutifully lie on every corner, guiding us through one of the best cities in the world. As a creative, you might notice the different lettering styles but did you ever consider their history?

10 Pure CSS Responsive Navigation Code Snippets

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Designing a responsive layout doesn’t need to be difficult. Especially if you initially wireframe to plan ahead and figure out exactly what you’re creating. One of the hardest parts of a good responsive site is the navigation.

In an exciting industry, if you find yourself bored, you’re doing something wrong

Its Nice That

On Tuesday night, Marylou Faure, Jerome Harris, Denisse Ariana Pérez and Grilli Type’s Noël Leu dished out a whole load of inspiration and advice. Features

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.

DeadHungry also known as Alex Paganelli


Words Claire Granlund. The chef, photographer, and filmmaker Alex Paganelli also known as DEADHUNGRY was born in the picturesque French Alps. During his upbringing, he was surrounded by the beauty of mountains and cultural diversity, which came natural with Italian-British parents.

Pentagram launches new brand identity for Rolls-Royce to appeal to a 'younger audience'

Creative Boom

When we think of Rolls-Royce , the word "luxury" immediately springs to mind; a brand often reserved for the very rich (and perhaps famous), not something meant for anyone below the age of 60.

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10 Free Google Font Alternatives to Popular Fonts


Whether you’re a student or a recent graduate, living on a tight budget means looking for savings wherever you can, including the assets for your creative projects. Of course, you don’t want to compromise on the quality of your work. That would be the very definition of a false economy.

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IKEA Revamped Their 2021 Catalog To Include Animal Crossing Characters And Fans Are Loving It

Design You Trust

Animal Crossing is a social simulation video game series developed by Nintendo, and it’s currently considered to be one of the most popular video games in the whole world. For instance, its newest record-breaking game Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold 1.88

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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.

Design in a shady place: Trademark


Text by Yusaku Kamekura, 1962 Design 11 No. 40 is an out-of-print and rare issue of a slim 54pp Japanese magazine from the 60s dedicated to all things design. This issue includes a feature on boat interior design and modernist furniture.

Groove Armada's latest music video tells the story of long-distance love during lockdown

Creative Boom

Fons Schiedon , animator and art director at London-based production company Forever , is the mastermind behind Groove Armada's music video for its latest single, Lover4Now, portraying the long-distance relationship between a cat named Cosmo and a dog named Mio.

Design Case Study: Book Design for Oversharing My Selves with Shillington Teacher Annette Dennis


Annette Dennis is a Shillington teacher in Melbourne, a graphic designer and art director who specialises in branding, visual identity and editorial design.