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Universal Design: Transforming How We Think About Accessibility

Azure Magazine

What is accessibility? As a 3’5” scooter user with no arms, for me accessibility means barrier-free access to all the world has to offer. It’s a simple principle, but one not often seen in our public spaces.

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How Design Can Help Universities Both Distinguish and Unite Their Offering

Design Week

“The challenge in university branding is that you’re trying to present a coherent visual identity for something that just has so many fantastically varied things going on within it,” says Christine Ayre. Ayre is a designer with a background in linguistics and typography.

Pastel-coloured, dreamy travel photographs by Teresa Freitas to brighten your day

Creative Boom

All images courtesy and copyright of Teresa Freitas. To add a little sunshine to your grey and wet January, take a look at the gorgeous, soft pastel-coloured work of Portuguese photographer Teresa Freitas who loves to give her images of the world a slight cinematic twist.

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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.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Stained Glass Window Effect

Spoon Graphics

Follow along with this tutorial to learn how to create a stylized illustration with the appearance of a stained glass window, where the artwork is segmented into several coloured shapes.

15 Best Calligraphy Brushes for Procreate

Just Creative

Calligraphy is a beautiful art form whose history stretches back to Ancient China and has been used for centuries by many different types of people.

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Neglected Utopia: Photographer explores the forgotten modernist estates of Paris

Creative Boom

All images courtesy and copyright of Laurent Kronental. On the outskirts of Paris lie the Grands Ensembles, large housing projects that were built from the 1950s onwards to address a housing crisis, urban migration and the addition of thousands of migrants.

8 Examples of Icon-Based Navigation, Enhanced with CSS and JavaScript

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Icons are among the most versatile tools in a web designer’s arsenal. They can be used as attention-grabbing visuals just about anywhere on a website or app. Whether they’re alerting users of a flash sale or a new social media notification, they usually get the point across.

10 Best Crayon and Marker Brushes for Procreate

Just Creative

Procreate is one of the most well-known and highly regarded sketch pad applications that professional artists work on. It offers a vast selection of brushes catering to the needs of the widest possible range of art and design techniques.

Jack Forrest’s daily poster project puts an emphasis on bold typography

Creative Review

“Posters are a perfect cross-section of everything graphic design. For an application that only involves merely text and image, it has the potential for so much more,” says Sydney-based designer Jack Forrest.

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.

Beat the January slump with these essential tips from leading artists and illustrators

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Shutterstock / By January always seems to be a slow month," says London-based illustrator Hazel Mead. The last two years, I panicked and wondered whether I should change my career.

Getting Started with SEO

Six Leaf Design

So, you’ve taken the plunge and invested in a shiny new website for your business to take things to the next level. But what good is even having a website if no one can find it? That’s where SEO comes into play.

Top 10 Blackletter Calligraphy Brushes for Procreate

Just Creative

Originating in Northern Europe during the 11th century, the Blackletter Calligraphy style, also also known as Gothic or Black Letter, evolved as it spread throughout Europe. The vertical structure was created to mimic the architecture of gothic cathedrals.

“The Bushfire, The Flood, and The Virus” by Photographer Lisa Sorgini


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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.

See-saw at the border wall between the USA and Mexico named best design of 2020

Creative Boom

Image Credit: Teeter-Totter Wall designed by architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello with Colectivo Chopeke. Courtesy of Design Museum.

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17 Shillington Student and Teacher Winners of 2020 American Graphic Design Awards


We’re so excited to announce that 11 Shillington graduates and 6 Shillington staff projects were selected for the 2020 American Graphic Design Awards!

10 Best Trackpads & Touchpads of 2021

Just Creative

When you buy a computer, the standard piece of equipment that you would use to perform actions is a mouse, right? Well, did you know that there is another peripheral out there that allows you to do many of the same functions? Meet the trackpad.

Pushing wild swimming into coordination, meet the synchronised swimmers of Henleaze Lake

Its Nice That

Following the spark of an idea to create a series on synchronised swimmers, photography graduate Eva Watkins discovers the physical and mental benefits of taking to the water all year round.

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

Ard Su's art is a homage to the master Haruki Murakami

Creative Boom

What do we talk about when we talk about illustrating? The answer isn't often literature, but Baltimore artist Ard Su proves to be the exception. Ard's work is influenced by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, who we're sure Creative Boom readers need no introduction.

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Toronto’s DesignTO Goes Digital: A Guide to 2021’s Must-Sees

Azure Magazine

Thanks to a number of digital interventions, the 11th annual DesignTO – Canada’s largest design festival – is still a go for 2021.

Best Mechanical Pencils for Artists & Designers in 2021

Just Creative

“An animator is an actor with a pencil.”. That quote, from the legendary cartoonist Chuck Jones perfectly illustrates the importance of a pencil in the hand of a designer or artist. With the right tools, they can create anything that their imagination sees in their mind and put it on paper.

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Photographer Spotlight: Beth Garrabrant


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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.

Meet Yogisya, the artist who became a hedgehog

Creative Boom

With over 100k Instagram followers, Yogisya may be one of the biggest artists Western audiences haven't heard of yet. The Japanese creative's portfolio covers art, fashion illustration and even webtoons.

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Weekly News for Designers ? 576

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Web Design in 2021 – A look at the trends that will shape the year to come. An Early Look at Full Site Editing in WordPress – Take a tour of one of the biggest new features for WordPress themes.

Best Cameras & Memory Cards for Beginners in 2021

Just Creative

Taking up photography can be a very enjoyable and maybe even lucrative hobby to start. The problem is that when you’re first starting, it can get a little overwhelming at the sight of all the gear that’s out there.

“Federal Triangle” by Photographer Mike Osborne


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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.

Simon Landrein's promo for Coco Bans is one soulful, psychedelic trip

Creative Boom

A master of irreverence, France's Simon Landrein is adept at both striking comic strips and one-frame statements of the visually absurd sort. He's also got a knack for producing great music videos, with must-see promos on his CV for the likes of Compassion Crew and Silkie.

The 12 Best Photoshop Actions for Black & White Photo Effects in 2021

Speckyboy Design Magazine

If you’re looking to work on black and white photos, it’s a good idea to have a solid set of Photoshop actions on hand. These help to streamline your efforts and effectively act as timesavers. This is especially important if you have a lot of images you need to edit.

Top 15 Best Texture Brushes for Procreate

Just Creative

When you create beautiful artwork using a standard brush on the Procreate app, the artwork can look a bit flat, especially if you’re creating something with fur or hair. A texture brush can take a flat image and make it look soft, fluffy, or even gritty.

“Dormant Seasons” by Photographer Erinn Springer


Photographer Erinn Springer explores her midwestern roots in her recent series, “Dormant Seasons.” Originally from Wisconsin, Springer went to school in New York City and is currently based between both places.

Rebecca Hsu explores self and scroll art on a journey of discovery

Creative Boom

Growing up as a Taiwanese American, Rebecca Hsu searches for ways to reconnect with her culture through conversation, and transforming such dialogue into work that can be shared.

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