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How to Build Your Personal Brand as a Freelancer

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Diana Adjadj. Have you checked the latest figures on the freelance workforce? It’s getting very crowded out there. According to the latest figures by Statista , there are almost 60 million independent workers in the U.S. alone.

Kurppa Hosk's smart typographic designs for new awesome synthesiser Superlative

Creative Boom

Iconic analogue synthesisers like Korgs or Rolands usually boast the kind of typography that would make most graphic design geeks salivate.

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The Must-Have Fonts for Graphic Designers and Font Lovers

Tuts Plus

Whether you love to use fun and interesting fonts in your work or simply in everyday use, this must-have list of everything from serifs to scripts and more should be right up your alley.

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40 Punchy Designs and Illustrations with a Boxing Theme

Spoon Graphics

I have made inspiration showcases for all kinds of design subjects, but one theme I least expected to provide such a variety of artistic styles was the sport of Boxing!

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Best Graphic Design Tablets in 2020

Just Creative

Way back in 2018, which these days can be considered ancient history, we shared with you what we considered to be the best Graphics Tablets for Graphic Design. While our picks certainly great, technology is a lot like cars where the newest tech becomes dated quickly.

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50 of the best graphic design blogs for inspiration in 2020

Creative Boom

No creative can exist in a vacuum. We all need to keep in touch with the latest trends and check out the work our fellow professionals are producing. It's not about copying others, of course.

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50 Best Design Blogs You Have To Read (2020 Update)

Shillington

No creative can exist in a vacuum. We all need to keep in touch with the latest trends, and check out the work our fellow professionals are producing.

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8 Creative Ways To Improve Your SEO (Search Rankings)

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Adam Petty. It’s 2020. The online world is bigger than ever. With so much information out there it can be hard for your customers to find you, let alone spend their precious time engaging with your content.

Anxiety Empire is the free, no-adverts mag exploring the dangerous impact of the media

Creative Boom

It's about time someone made it clear that mental health isn't just a simple, and individual issue, but a societal one. New mental health magazine Anxiety Empire does just that and practices what it preaches by working to a model that means the print publication is free. "We

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Guta by M -- N Associates

Under Consideration / Brand

“A Breath of Fresh Chair”. Established in 2018, Guta is a chain of coffee shops in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, that combines the tradition of Vietnamese street coffee culture with the variety of contemporary coffee shop offerings (e.g., drinks with whipped cream on top).

25 Tutorials For Getting More Out of Adobe Indesign

Speckyboy Design Magazine

When it comes to print design, there is no better tool than Adobe InDesign. Once you master the basics, however, you need to upgrade your skills and learn new tricks that will quickly turn you into an InDesign pro.

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The Type Designer’s Sophisticated Font Bundle (99% Off)

Just Creative

Font bundles are my favourite, and this one is no exception. This brand new bundle from DesignCuts brings you a wide range of professional quality fonts, from sans-serif to classic serif, brush, calligraphy, display and many more.

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Vault49 creates the first ASMR-inspired logo

Creative Boom

New York and London brand design agency Vault49 has created what it claims to be the first ASMR inspired logo for media brand So Satisfying , which hosts and curates video content aiming to ignite autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) in viewers.

Moss, Coral, and Lichen Inspired Embroidery Hoops Stitched by Hannah Kwasnycia

Colossal

All images © Hannah Kwasnycia, shared with permission. Canadian artist Hannah Kwasnycia stitches embroidery hoops inspired by moss, lichen, coral, mold, and bacteria cultures. Colorful strands are layered to form three-dimensional representations of living organisms.

Noted: New Logo and Identity for Tilix by BR / BAUEN

Under Consideration / Brand

“If I Could Turn Back Time”. 2017) Owned by PagSeguro, Tilix is a fintech app that offers a simplified bill payment system in Brazil.

My Top Logo Design Fonts (50% Off)

Just Creative

Looking for a set of best-selling fonts for your logo & branding projects? I’ve teamed up with DesignCuts and hand selected these 5 pro fonts , so you can use them in your next project.

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Futura's Agua Bendita Mezacal designs celebrate rule-breaking and defiance of norms

Creative Boom

Mexico City-based design and branding studio Futura has created the branding and packaging for Agua Bendita, a mezcal brand made in Mexico. Agua Bendita mezcal was founded as a drink "dedicated to those who defy traditional norms.

30 Free Motion Graphic Templates for Adobe Premiere Pro

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Video is a great way to build trust with potential clients, showcase your products in use, and add a touch of personality to your brand. But if you want to achieve results with video marketing, you need to make sure your videos stand out from the competition.

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Noted: New Logo for the State of Oklahoma

Under Consideration / Brand

“Aim for the Star”. Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the 50 United States. Its residents are known as Oklahomans (or colloquially, "Okies"), and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

Should You Use YouTube Pre-Roll Advertising?

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Seth Winterer. In the evolving world of digital marketing, video advertising is the trend for 2020. Marketers are including video in their content marketing strategies at an increasing rate.

The Guardian urges Berliners to 'break glass' and take a free copy of its Guardian Weekly

Creative Boom

"In case of corruption, break glass!" reads one of The Guardian 's red emergency boxes in Berlin, containing copies of its Guardian Weekly. Another box states, "In case of climate inaction".

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Illustrating African Folktales of the Congo Basin in Photographs

Feature Shoot

“ The Rainbow Python “ The Story Tree from “Stories of Tees and Tree of Stories “ “ The Mole and The Sun “ The Odzala-Kokoua National Park is the crown jewel of the Congo Basin— one of the largest, oldest, most intact preserves that has never been logged, or overexploited by poachers and hunters.

The 11 Main Types Of Graphic Design (Fun & Different)

Shillington

Most people are fairly confident in their definition of graphic design, but they end up pigeonholing graphic designers into a very narrow scope simply because they have a limited idea of what designers actually do. Do they create logos for businesses? Do they edit images in Photoshop?

25 Photographer Portfolio Websites for Web Design Inspiration

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Whether you specialize in bridal or portrait photography, one thing is clear: you need to have a website that showcases your photography skills and makes it easy for potential clients to book your services. When it comes to presenting your photography skills , there are several options.

The power of design and illustration to make us more comfortable discussing death

Creative Boom

Death isn't something most of us (in the Western World at least) feel comfortable about discussing – it remains a difficult, emotionally loaded topic.

Pocket-Sized Notebooks Hold Miniature Paintings of Angela Mckay’s Travels

Colossal

Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile in Italy. All images © Angela Mckay, shared with permission.

Keilhauer and Division Twelve “Get Bent” in New Partnership

Azure Magazine

This ain’t your daddy’s office furniture. Defined by bold colours, sleek lines and unpretentious bent-steel construction, Keilhauer and Division Twelve’s new series boldly embraces the soft contract movement – while announcing the partnership between the two Canadian companies.

Noted: Follow-up: New Logo and Identity for Eventbrite by Moving Brands

Under Consideration / Brand

“The Present Looks Tepidly Lit”. 2006) " Eventbrite is the world's largest ticketing and event technology platform, powering millions of events in 180 countries in 2017. We build technology that allows anyone to create, share, find and attend events of all kinds.

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Satisfyingly grotesque illustrations by Alex Jenkins full of dark humour and surrealism

Creative Boom

London illustrator and cartoonist Alex Jenkins creates disturbing artworks full of dark humour and grotesque scenes. "I I try to avoid the pretence but wallow in humour while touching on the absurd and surreal," he tells Creative Boom. Did he always want to be an illustrator? Not initially.

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The Superb Noir Superhero Posters By Marko Manev

Design You Trust

Marko Manev is an illustrator, graphic designer and a conceptual mixed-media artist. He has a bachelor of fine arts degree and has worked as a graphic designer in advertising for a number of years.

Historic Lithograph Reveals Anamorphic Views of Razed Bank of Philadelphia

Colossal

“Horizontorium” (1832), hand-colored lithograph, 22.5 inches. In 1832, artist John Jesse Barker added depth to a drawing by Philadelphia-based William G. Mason to create an optical illusion titled “ Horizontorium.”

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known as a Young Web Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Like most things in life, no career is without its share of challenges and revelations. What’s really amazing is how experience can change our perspective and provide both insight and hindsight.

Noise 13's ocean-inspired packaging for H2O+ hopes to 'sail above' other skincare products

Creative Boom

San Francisco branding agency Noise 13 has created this stunning new ocean-inspired packaging for H2O+ to help the skincare brand "sail above the sea of white minimalism on the shelf".

Meticulous Lino Cut Prints Reveal Some Spontaneity Behind Detailed Designs

Brown Paper Bag

Printmaker Sofie van Schadewijk creates block prints that are striking in their attention to detail. Focusing on stylized portraits of people, cats, and landscapes, her work is eye-catching thanks to her meticulous use of line paired with illustrations that feel like scenes from storybooks.

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Artsy & Vibrant Branding for Organic Beauty Brand Oio Lab

Trendland

Magic rituals and abstract art served as main inspiration for the visual identity of Polish organic beauty brand Oio Lab. The branding by HUGMUN Studio was conceived to highlight founders’ knowledge and commitment to quality and innovation.

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Top Custom Gutenberg Blocks You Can Add to WordPress

Speckyboy Design Magazine

One of the most promising aspects of the Gutenberg block editor is the ability to add your own custom blocks. They can consist of just about any type of formatted content or functionality you can imagine.

Shanghai studio JWDK creates posters to help fight against coronavirus, inspired by vintage Chinese public health notices

Creative Boom

Shanghai brand design studio JWDK has launched a series of illustrated posters to help in the fight against coronavirus in China, inspired by vintage Chinese public health notices from the 1950s.