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Logo Placement: What You Need to Know

Design Roast

Designers often spend years figuring out the best placement for different elements, from everything from web design to print ads. There needs to be a set amount of white space and a certain alignment to various items, plus numerous other factors.

16 Instagram Marketing Tips for Turning Followers Into Customers Using Journey Maps

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Val Razo. Back in 2010, when Instagram was released as a simple photo-sharing app, no one could have predicted this social media platform would evolve into a great marketing tool.


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What Web Designers and Their Clients Need to Know About SEO

Speckyboy Design Magazine

SEO has become one of my least favorite topics. It’s something that I’ll begrudgingly discuss with clients, but only when I have to. And writing about it? I’d rather hide under my bed. In some ways, it feels like one of the dark arts. But here I am, attempting to change my own sentiment.

Ann Kiernan is crowned Illustrator of the Year in the V&A Illustration Awards for 2020

Creative Boom

Ann Kiernan has been named the Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year and won the Illustrated Journalism Award in this year's V&A Illustration Awards.

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.

How to Create a Fantasy Map of Your Own Fictional World

Spoon Graphics

Follow along with today’s Photoshop tutorial to create your own fantasy world, just like the fictional story settings of Neverland, Middle-Earth or Westeros.

Best Handwritten Fonts for Graphic Design

Just Creative

While many of us fully believe that we have good penmanship, the truth is that when it comes to using it in the world of graphic design, we might as well have the penmanship of a doctor. Not exactly the best choice when you’re working on the branding or a logo for a new client.

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Charming Risograph prints of food and drink packaging from around the world

Creative Boom

Winneke de Groot and Felix van Dam are the creative duo behind We Are Out of Office , a small studio based in a cherry orchard just outside Utrecht in The Netherlands.

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Mustang Brush Font for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a lovely typeface to download this week, courtesy of Dealjumbo. The Mustang Brush font is handwritten brush style display font with a dancing baseline, making it a great choice for use in creative and artistic projects.

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The Best Printers for Graphic Designers in 2020 & How To Choose What’s Right For You

Just Creative

Graphic designers work with print more than most other creatives today.

8 Caffeine-Powered CSS and JavaScript Snippets

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Sure, the thought of web developers downing caffeinated beverages by the gallon is a stereotype. But if you browse social media enough, it sure does seem like many of us partake in the ritual. You also see various homages to that liquid lightning on CodePen.

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.

Gretel's rebrand of tech company NI balances 'rationality and creativity'

Creative Boom

Global design studio Gretel has created a bold new brand identity for NI, renaming it from its previous National Instruments.

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75 Best Affinity Resources for Half Price. Buy 5+ and Save a Further 50% Off!

Spoon Graphics

Affinity Live has kicked off today with 50 of the best Affinity products on offer with a huge 50% discount. This is your chance to own the best brushes, patterns, ornaments, creators, and much more.

Noted: New Name and Logo for Seattle Kraken

Under Consideration / Brand

“Puck Yeah!”. 2018) "The Seattle Kraken are a professional ice hockey expansion team based in Seattle, and will begin play in the 2021-22 National Hockey League (NHL) season. The team will compete in the NHL as a member club of the league's Pacific Division in the Western Conference.

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Photographer Spotlight: Philip-Daniel Ducasse


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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.

Greg Bunbury's empowering street art campaign to amplify black creative voices

Creative Boom

This summer, to keep the Black Lives Matter movement alive and give creatives of colour a platform to raise their profile, award-winning designer Greg Bunbury has launched an empowering street art campaign across London.

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The Case for Building Resiliency into Every Website

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Ask a dozen web designers how to build a specific feature – and you’ll likely get a dozen unique answers. That’s part of the beauty of web design. You don’t need to stick to one specific formula to achieve a desired look or functionality. However, not every solution is on equal footing.

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Noted: New Logo and Identity for Toyota Europe by The&Partnership

Under Consideration / Brand

“The Car Formerly Known as Toyota”. Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME) oversees the wholesale sales and marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts and accessories, and Toyota's European manufacturing and engineering operations.

“I Set the Moon on Fire Because She Wouldn’t Wake Up” by Artist Mai Ta


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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

Studio Gruhl's work is a masterclass in concept-driven design that's cool, but not trendy

Creative Boom

It's always so refreshing when you get sent work that makes you feel genuinely excited – that's aesthetically considered but thoroughly original, that looks effortless cool without being trendy, that somehow does all these things by pushing boundaries that the client says yes to.

8 Tip-Top Toggle Switch CSS Snippets

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Toggle switches may not be the most noticeable UI elements in a form, but they’ve arguably done more to spice up a mundane task than anything else. Before toggles came along, we often used a single checkbox element to “switch” something on or off.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Rangers Football Club by See Saw Creative

Under Consideration / Brand

“The Lion’s Share”. Established in 1872, Rangers Football Club is a Scottish professional football club based in Glasgow, Scotland, playing in the Scottish Premiership, the top division of the Scottish Professional Football League.

“Olvido pa’ Recordar” by Photographer Mateo Arciniegas


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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.

Ping Hatta's latest portraits celebrate womanhood, diversity and a love of maximalist fashion

Creative Boom

Illustrator Ping Hatta has always been interested in clothes; how they can say so much about a person, showing character and personality. So for her latest series, she has focused on maximalism.

Beguiling Surreal Illustrations Combine Beauty With the Bizarre

Brown Paper Bag

Inspired by “all things decorative and surreal,” illustrator Stephanie Singleton creates images that incorporate floral beauty with subject matter bordering on the bizarre. I especially enjoy her portraits of people that explore the element of emptiness.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Royal Academy of Music by Johnson Banks

Under Consideration / Brand

“A Subtle Crescendo”. Established in 1822, the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) is the oldest conservatory in the UK that received its Royal Charter in 1830.

“The Dog’s in the Car” by Photographer Tami Aftab


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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.

Photographer David Holbrook found two innovative ways to stay creative during lockdown

Creative Boom

As with so many of us, when lockdown first hit, photographer David Holbrook wasn't quite sure what to do with himself creatively. His usual work, mostly photographing sports and activities for the likes of The London Longsword Academy and Men's Fitness, was obviously on hold.

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Stop Worrying About People Stealing Your Ideas

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Ideas: the germs that grow into those great, award-winning designs we all want to have our names attached to. We all get dozens of ideas constantly, which typically range from fairly good to amazingly good. Ideas are an abundant commodity that we all have, as creative people.

Teju Cole on photographing Switzerland, instead of adding to the “endless books about Mexico”

Its Nice That

The novelist, curator and former photography critic for The New York Times Magazine talks to us about Fernweh, his new photobook documenting his Swiss travels. Features

“Konvergenz” by Artist Maarten Rots


A lovely series by Dutch artist Maarten Rots. Working in the medium of photography, “Konvergenz” explores the area around sommergalerieZöbing (Zöbing am Kamp, Austria), where he stayed as an artist in residence in 2019.

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Penhaligon's campaign brings the joy and nostalgia of the seaside trips to locked-down Brits

Creative Boom

With the majority of us having to opt for "staycations" as our 2020 holiday plans – if indeed we have any—it makes sense that brands are following suit.

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