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UAL student Shihui Li highlights animal extinction through sugar-spun folk art

Creative Boom

When themes of social justice are built into the curriculum, they become embedded into the wider picture, helping us to both imagine and realise more just, sustainable futures. Interaction Design student Shihui Li found a beautiful, original way to highlight the decline in biodiversity for her final year project at UAL. One of the best things about the design industry is that, in our experience, it genuinely welcomes all kinds of people.

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How to Use Notion to Manage Your Graphic Design Work

Designer Daily

Introduction Handling graphic design work can be chaotic. From tracking all your projects to updating portfolios and juggling client work. This is where Notion comes into play. It’s a digital platform that acts as your organization tool, note-taking hub, second brain, etc. At NotionPlates we showcase templates (pre-designed layouts) designed by creators to organize, plan, track, simplify or build anything.

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F5: Hadiya Williams on Connections, a Love of Old Objects + More

Design Milk

Hadiya Williams spent 20 years in the world of graphic design before discovering a full-force passion for clay. What began as an innocent hobby in 2017 turned into a full-time job when design studio Black Pepper Paperie Co. was established, with Williams as the founder and creative director. Based in Washington, DC, she now spends her days creating decorative art referred to as terrestrial and generative, ceramic objects, and surface designs.

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100 Tiny CSS Tools & Apps for Web Designers

SpeckyBoy

Each of these free web-based tools and apps have been built by web designers for web designers. They all offer a time-saving solution to some of those monotonous or even complex CSS tasks you may need to perform from time to time. Without needing to install anything, all you have to do is bookmark, and save them for that day when required. From assessing your website’s accessibility to generating sophisticated flexbox or grid layouts, refining typography, choosing the perfect color scheme,

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Let's Talk Trends: Designing for Maximum Impact

Speaker: Amber Asay, Creative Director and Founder of award-winning design studio Nice People

Understanding what trends are happening and how they’re impacting the competitive landscape is crucial to providing top dollar design strategy to your clients. With so many trends coming and going, it can be overwhelming to determine which ones you should capitalize on and which ones might not be worth the trouble. In this exclusive webinar with Amber Asay, we’ll explore graphic design trends that need to die, trends that are starting to pick up and why, trends that have come and gone, and how t

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New book celebrates the brand that changed British football forever

Creative Boom

Admiral 50 Years of the Replica Shirt pays tribute to the company that first introduced replica shirts in the early 1970s. We chat with Glory Studio's Lee Nash to learn more. It's weird to imagine now, but there was once a time when fans wearing replica football shirts of their heroes would have seemed quite peculiar behaviour. This is actually quite a modern phenomenon that began in the early 1970s.

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Buitenverblijf Nest: A Modern Cabin Escape Among the Treetops

Design Milk

Tucked away in the Hoge Veluwe National Park in the Netherlands lies a unique haven – Buitenplaats Koningsweg – for artists and visitors alike. The former barracks site has been transformed into a vibrant community where dozens of creatives live and work. Now, as part of an innovative project by the municipality of Arnhem, a series of 11 “follies” have emerged within the woods, offering an opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the forest.

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Unveiling the Inner World: A Look into Yueming Li’s Illustrations

We And The Color

Have you ever dreamt a dream so vivid it felt like another reality? Or staring at a stranger on the bus, wondering about the stories swirling in their head? Illustrator Yueming Li takes us on a journey to explore these very questions. Li’s art isn’t just about creating pretty pictures. It’s about diving deep into the human experience, using illustration as a bridge to connect with our inner worlds.

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Yuki Uebo's crowded illustrations are inspired by the hustle and bustle of Tokyo life

Creative Boom

Tokyo-based illustrator Yuki Uebo creates messy, densely-packed images that reflect the crowded lifestyle of Japan's capital city. With practically 14 million people calling Tokyo home, the largest city on the planet is also one of the most densely populated. And it's this crowded way of living which has inspired local illustrator Yuki Uebo to fill her drawings with as many people as possible while also capturing the unique essence of Japan in the process.

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How can illustration be used as a tool to educate and inspire? Maisy Summer shares her wisdom

Its Nice That

The London-based freelance illustrator explains why educational visual material often calls for close collaboration with the intended audience.

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The Democratization of Design: Giving Creators & Marketers the Tools to Succeed

Brands must create and share impactful content to thrive, but they have less people, tighter budgets, and fewer resources to do so. Learn how to publish and market digital content with the same professionalism as organizations with million-dollar budgets.

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Creative Fabrica: Your One-Stop Shop for Unleashing Creativity

Graphic Design Junction

Creative Fabrica is a platform brimming with everything a creative mind could desire. From eye-catching fonts and graphics to crafting essentials and a design tool that feels like an extension of your imagination, it empowers designers, crafters, and artists of all levels to take their projects to the next level. Let’s delve into the main website and its crown jewel of the platform, Creative Fabrica Studio, with a special focus on its game-changing transparent PNG generation feature. [ Hid

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Beautiful Whiskey Branding: The Art of the Craft Spirit Label

Inkbot Design

Beautiful Whiskey Branding: The Art of the Craft Spirit Label Let's be honest here, my thirsty friends. When perusing the whiskey aisle at your favourite liquor emporium, what grabs your eye first? The age statement? The price tag? No, that gorgeous label is staring you right in the face. That gilded, embossed work of liquid artwork practically seduces you with its beauty.

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Two Deserts: From Form's latest exhibition traces the changing shape of the Californian desert

Creative Boom

Ahead of the release of a short film that has been six years in the making, creative studio From Form has exhibited a series of photographs that chart the ever-shifting shape of the Californian desert. Over the last six years, Ashley Govers and Jurjen Versteeg, the husband-and-wife team behind independent creative studio From Form, have been busily working on a short film chronicling the Californian desert.

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Agnesi Pasta Gets a Charming Bicentennial Makeover Worthy of a Wes Anderson Movie

The Die Line

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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Rethinking Creative Workflows: Increasing Efficiency in the Design Process

As the design industry evolves, teams are facing new challenges and a need to produce more outstanding creative work than ever. Leaders must learn how to adapt their processes to solve today’s—and tomorrow’s—unique design challenges. In this e-book, you’ll learn how to establish your creative workflow and leverage the power of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite to streamline the entire design process, from start to finish.

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Remarkable Hand Lettering Typography Quotes For Inspiration

Graphic Design Junction

In a digital world dominated by impersonal fonts and robotic typing, hand lettering typography quotes are making a comeback – and it’s cooler than ever. This modern art form seamlessly blends the timeless elegance of hand-drawn letters with the precision and flexibility of digital tools. Buckle up, because we’re diving deep into the world of hand lettering typography quotes: its fascinating history, the secret techniques that bring it to life, the digital tools that make it magic, an

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ETH Zurich Uses 3D Printing to Create Ever-More Fluid Forms

Azure Magazine

The capabilities of 3D printing keep growing. Over the past two decades, we’ve seen the technology used in everything from furniture and lighting to bridges and homes. The material palette has expanded with these applications: once only confined to plastics, we now have the possibility of printing concrete and metal. When it comes to 3D printing, as with all of the processes it explores, ETH Zurich seeks to push the limits.

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Play Studio gives a distinct and memorable vibe to OpenAI conference

Creative Boom

The company behind ChatGPT brought hundreds of developers together for DevDay in San Francisco. Play Studio was on hand to give the event a unique visual identity. Whatever you think of AI, there's no denying that it's taking over and is here to stay. (If you don't believe us, read our special report on how design agencies are actually using AI in 2024.

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12 Figma tips to work more efficiently

UX Collective

We all know Figma makes regular updates to their features that can be new and awesome, like previewing typography, or it can be a modification that may change an established workflow, like the infamous local variables. So as someone who uses Figma almost every work day, minus some meeting-heavy days, learning to apply new features or finding existing hidden gems helps me stay up-to-date in the app, but also optimizes my design workflow.

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Creative Insights: Data-Backed Trends to Help You Design Successful Content

In today’s competitive markets, how do you make sure that your content not only stands out but performs well? How can you predict whether certain design choices will result in clicks, engagement, downloads, and other drivers of ROI? Shutterstock’s Creative Insights Report (Q3) is your window into the hottest trends that are transforming the creative world.

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Elevate Your Brand with Professional Business Stationery Templates

Graphic Design Junction

Business stationery templates provide a convenient and flexible way to create professional-looking materials without the need for extensive design expertise or resources. Whether you’re a small startup or a large corporation, utilizing templates allows you to streamline your branding process, ensuring consistency and coherence across all your printed materials.

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Top 10 Reasons Your App Needs a Website

Inkbot Design

Top 10 Reasons Your App Needs a Website You've poured your heart and soul into developing an incredible mobile app. It's beautifully designed, packed with excellent features, and primed to revolutionise its industry vertical. But here's the burning question: Is a mobile app alone enough nowadays? The simple truth is that while apps are vital for many businesses, they can't go it alone successfully.

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SomeOne's new identity for Inntravel urges travellers to swap wheels for walking boots

Creative Boom

Self-guided tour operator Inntravel's new identity by SomeOne features a suite of fingerpost sign-inspired graphics and hand-drawn illustrations, helping to convince new hikers that it can show them the way. When visiting a place for the first time – whether it's an idyllic coast in Britain or a hilly landscape in Italy – do you really get the best view from a taxi or bus window?

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Funky Vintage Design Will Make Balholm's Lemonade the Toast of Your Next Picnic

The Dieline

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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From Visualization to Execution: Exploring Our Strengths as Designers

Speaker: Sean Adams, ArtCenter College of Design

Thomas Edison once said “Vision without execution is hallucination.” This statement applies not just to invention, but to graphic design. One of the greatest strengths of graphic designers is the ability to first develop a concept and then execute it to make it real. From visualization and ideation all the way through to actuation and execution, each step of this process takes skill and expertise.

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The New Free Fonts Every Designer Should Have

Graphic Design Junction

In the dazzling spectacle of design, fonts often lurk in the shadows. Yet, these unsung heroes hold immense power. Like a chameleon, the right typeface can morph a design’s mood – channeling sleek modernity, timeless elegance, or playful whimsy. Forget the hefty price tags – a treasure trove of new free fonts awaits, waiting to be unleashed on your creative projects.

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4 methods for using fonts in Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Bloq

There's more than one way to find and activate fonts across Adobe's Creative Cloud applications. Here are the best ways, plus what to do with Type 1 fonts.

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Practice develops a 'less is more' identity for new skincard brand Remedy

Creative Boom

The New York branding agency has been working with skincare expert Dr Muneeb Shah to help disrupt an often confusing and fragmented market. The 'less is more' concept is a powerful one in design. But when it comes to client work, it can sometimes be an uphill battle putting that into practice. Corporate clients, in particular, may end up trying to cram multiple messages into one design; either to please all the competing parts of the business, or because they just lack focus concerning what thei

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Vintage Branding: Reviving the Classics for Modern Marketing

Inkbot Design

Vintage Branding: Reviving the Classics for Modern Marketing In the fast-paced marketing world, where trends come and go faster than you can say “influencer campaign,” there's one approach that never seems to go out of style: vintage branding. Yep, that's right – those deliciously retro logos , packaging designs, and advertising styles from decades past are making a serious comeback.

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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. From visually impaired users who rely on assistive technology, to people with a temporary injury such as a broken arm, tech users are forever diverse and beautifully unique. The products we design can, and should, reflect the extremely wide range of human experiences and needs.