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How to Stop Getting Burned by Your Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

It seems like every designer has a horror story or two (or seventeen) about getting ripped off by a client who refuses to pay. Once it happens, there’s not too much you can do. It sucks, but it’s the simple truth.

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How to Create a Colorful Retro-Style ‘Rainbow’ Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

Follow along with today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a colourful text effect, which comprises of a stack of text elements that transition through the colour spectrum to produce a rainbow effect.

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How storytelling is at the heart of the Nike brand

Creative Review

Walk down any city street, and it will only be a matter of minutes – maybe even seconds – before you spot a Nike Swoosh.

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Heath Kane creates cover art for Penguin's final printed versions of George Orwell classics

Creative Boom

All images courtesy of Penguin Vintage. It's been roughly 13 years since Penguin called upon the talents of Shepard Fairey to create the covers for George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm.

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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.

10 Best Charcoal Brushes for Procreate

Just Creative

Charcoal is a great medium to create life-like portraits. It equips an artist with the perfect option to highlight the effects of light and shadow with shading. Charcoal sketches also work great to distinctively elaborate the gradients on a hand-drawn surface.

World Eye: Latest Design From Collective Arts Brewing

Designer Daily

Collective Arts Brewing is a craft brewery from Canada. Hamilton, Ontario, to be more specific. What’s special about them? They combine their beer crafts with the talent of artists by inviting them to submit their work twice a year in calls for art.

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Toma Vagner's imaginary world inspired by classic toys, synthesisers and Japanese comics

Creative Boom

Since graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Toma Vagner has made quite the name for herself, winning awards, inspiring many and working with a whole heap of big names including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Bandcamp, and Red Bull.

How to Create Engaging Images for Social Media – 5 Proven Methods

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Ashley Lipman. In the 1800s, playwright Henrik Ibsen coined the phrase that would evolve into the adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

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“Panama” by Photographer Levi Walton

Booooooom

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Master the Vintage Design Style with $2014 worth of Resources for Just $29

Spoon Graphics

If you’re a fan of the vintage style you’ll love digging through the wealth of quality design resources in this vintage themed bundle!

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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.

dn&co's identity for Brent Cross Town celebrates 'play' for a new park for London

Creative Boom

London creative studio dn&co has crafted the brand strategy and visual language for Brent Cross Town , a new park town for future London, with the hope that it'll encourage the local community to get moving and enjoy a more active lifestyle.

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How to Create Engaging Images for Social Media – 5 Proven Methods

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Ashley Lipman. In the 1800s, playwright Henrik Ibsen coined the phrase that would evolve into the adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

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“Reliving Girlhood” by Photographer Andriana Nativio

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Roslyn Fok on What Inspires Her Design Work (Interview)

Inspiration Feed

Working with fashion brands such as Converse, Nike, and even Chanel, Graphic Designer Roslyn Fok knows how to handle any design job that she takes on.

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.

Why every creative needs a mentor, and how to get one

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. It doesn't matter how talented you are; no one knows everything. So getting a mentor is a crucial part of any career. Created knows a lot about this topic, as an academy that offers expert mentorship as part of its courses.

10 Best Charcoal Brushes for Procreate

Just Creative

Charcoal is a great medium to create life-like portraits. It equips an artist with the perfect option to highlight the effects of light and shadow with shading. Charcoal sketches also work great to distinctively elaborate the gradients on a hand-drawn surface.

Photographer Spotlight: Tom Johnson

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Shillington Graduates Collaborate with Print Social and Crisis

Shillington

At the start of 2021, Shillington were approached by Print Social , an accessible, sustainable pre-sale platform based in South London, and Crisis , the UK’s national charity for homeless people, for an exciting project for our Shillumni across the world.

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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

Sthuthi Ramesh's Jhaveri Contemporary gallery identity is inspired by a 1966 milk kiosk

Creative Boom

London-based graphic designer Sthuthi Ramesh has created a new brand identity for Mumbai-based contemporary gallery Jhaveri Contemporary.

How To Design Featured Images For Your Blog

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Jon Torres. When most people think of the factors that make an excellent blog, great writing is the first thing that comes to mind. But whether you realize it or not, images are also a key determinant of the success of your blog.

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“Remnants of an Exodus” by Photographer Al J Thompson

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Orwell gets a neon-tinged makeover in new Penguin series

Creative Review

Reimagining one of Penguin’s classic titles would be a dream commission for most designers, let alone being let loose on the work of arguably England’s most celebrated writer, George Orwell.

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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.

Bear Markets and Beyond demystifies jargon with animal art and a little Attenborough

Creative Boom

Unicorns, narwhals, yaks, cows and civets. What have all these creatures got to do with your hard-earned cash? Well, far more than you would think at first glance.

Are High-Quality Free WordPress Themes a Thing of the Past?

Speckyboy Design Magazine

There’s an old saying that there’s “no such thing as a free lunch” – meaning that everything has a cost. Increasingly, the available free WordPress themes seem to be heading in this direction.

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Mysterious Marine Ecosystems Populate Rich Paintings by Robert Steven Connett

Colossal

“Devouring Star Jelly.” ” All images © Robert Steven Connett, shared with permission probes the ocean depths for.

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Photographer Cassian Gray honours the humble postal worker

Creative Review

When London was placed into tier three restrictions after the first national lockdown, photographer and Kingston University student Cassian Gray decided to shine a light on unrepresented key workers in society.

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.

Avenir Next World builds on Adrian Frutiger's legacy with a truly global typeface

Creative Boom

A much-loved geometric sans-serif, Avenir is one of the world's most famous fonts. Originally designed by Adrian Frutiger in 1988, it was given a new lease of life in 2002 by the Swiss typeface designer alongside Monotype's Akira Kobayashi with the launch of Avenir Next.

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Patricia Urquiola’s Refined Cafeteria Brings Spanish Flair to Frankfurt

Azure Magazine

As Germany’s economic capital, Frankfurt has a reputation as a business town, one better known internationally for its soaring (by European standards) skyscrapers than its hospitality culture. Enter Patricia Urquiola.

Channel 4 animation series Rap Therapy sees Krept & Konan and D Double E offer mental health advice

Its Nice That

The films by Toad London aim to resonate with teenagers, and feature work by illustrators such as Mason London, Elena Gumeniuk and Kris Andrew Small.

Where Two-Factor Authentication Falls Short

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Web designers are constantly bombarded with security advice. We’re informed about best practices, security holes and their requisite patches. It’s enough to make your head spin. Of course, this is all important and well-meaning.

Surviving 2021: How creative freelancers can weather the storm

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. Freelancing might feel precarious at the best of times, but never more than at the moment. Most of us had a pretty rough 2020. And the first few weeks of this year suggests that 2021's hardly going to be plain sailing either.