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Growing Your Audience as a Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Freelance designers are in a tough position. We have to create awesome work which gets us clients , and then we have to go out and market that work to make sure potential clients actually see it. We’ve all seen those designers who seem to have an overabundance of fans and followers, and whose work draws others in like moths to a flame. Are they just better designers than we are? Of course not.

How to get a job in design after graduation (and what you definitely mustn't do)

Creative Boom

Graduation always brings a mix of emotions. Mainly of joy and excitement to be entering the working world, but also a little anticipation of what happens next and perhaps a little sadness that you'll be saying goodbye to another chapter of your life. But if you're graduating during a global pandemic, those emotions will likely be intensified as jobs look uncertain and the economy bows under the pressure of Covid-19's weight.

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Accessibility Measure or Exclusive Architecture?

Azure Magazine

It’s not often that a piece of street furniture sparks so much controversy. In Montreal, a number of bright blue benches, divided by two centre armrests and stenciled with a COVID-inspired time limit were installed and removed in less than 24 hours in Cabot Square.

Survival of the Fittest: 7 Branding Strategies for Health and Wellness Businesses

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Karl Kangur. We live in an era largely driven by ideals of physical health and good looks. The culture of staying eternally young sneaked into modern society, took it over, and has no intention of going away. In 2018, the global wellness economy hit a $4.5 trillion mark , compared to $3.7 trillion in 2015. The growth of the wellness market in this period was twice as fast as the growth of the global economy.

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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.

Inventing Posters

I Love Typography

The modern poster first appeared in France in the 19th century, but its antecedents can be found in Renaissance printmaking. Woodcut, engraving, etching, and drypoint were techniques used by the likes of Albrecht Dürer, Hieronymus Bosch, and Raphael, while printmaking publishers like Hieronymus C**k, helped popularize the print and expand it into a burgeoning industry. The post Inventing Posters appeared first on I Love Typography. typography printmaking typographic firsts

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Video Tutorial: 80s Memphis Style Pattern with Colourful 3D Shapes

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you some useful techniques for creating colourful vector art with a 3D style. We’ll be basing the design on the rad patterns of geometric shapes and squiggly lines from the 80s, known as Memphis patterns, but adding a modern twist with gradient overlays to give the artwork a nice vibrant appearance. ? Download my FREE Turing Patterns – [link].

Best Vintage Fonts for Branding and Logo Design

Just Creative

While they say that everything old becomes new again, the appeal of vintage fonts appears to be timeless. With their classic design and elegant look, a vintage font can be the perfect thing needed to put your clients’ business over the top. With our list of the Best Vintage Fonts for Branding and Logo Design, you can transport your clients to the past and provide them with a unique, stylish, and timeless design.

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Noted: New Logo, Identity, and Packaging for Filthy Food by Mother Design

Under Consideration / Brand

“Filthy, not Stirred”. 2009) " Filthy Food (stuffed olives, cherries, onions) is the cocktail garnish choice of the best bars, restaurants, hotels and liquor stores in the world. For decades, oily, salty, salad olives have been re-purposed to garnish premium drinks. Filthy presents a delicious, balanced and memorable alternative that complements premium alcohol by not masking the subtle flavors of the cocktail, while adding to the guest's overall experience.

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Sophia Yeshi on lifting each other up, fighting for better representation, and creating the world she wants to see

Creative Boom

Sophia Yeshi is an illustrator and designer originally from Baltimore, Maryland, now based in Brooklyn, New York who began her creative career aged 12 years old when she discovered Photoshop. Growing up, she didn't see many people that looked like her, so she decided to "create the world she wanted to see", that is, a celebration of women, people of colour and the LGBTQ+ community.

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.

Photographer Spotlight: Kyle Weeks


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10 Top Luxury Fonts for Branding and Logo Design

Just Creative

Does anyone remember the TV show, “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous”? In every episode, the host would present the luxurious lifestyle that people were living and it got us thinking. What luxury fonts are out there that you can use in your branding and logo projects to add a new level to your designs? With our list of the Best Luxury Fonts for Branding and Logo Design, we want to showcase the luxurious fonts that can add that extra something to your work.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Delta Gamma by Ologie

Under Consideration / Brand

“Anchor Management”. Established in 1873, Delta Gamma is one of the largest women fraternities* in the U.S. with more than 250,000 initiated members in 152 collegiate chapters and 195 alumnae groups. (* Delta Gamma refers to itself as a fraternity instead of a sorority.)

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Photographs by Oleg Pulemjotov that looks into the curious world of Brighton's 'eccentric' folk

Creative Boom

Brighton's residents have something of a reputation for being a tad eccentric; something Oleg Pulemjotov discovered when he arrived in England over a decade ago and made the seaside resort his new home. Now he's brought his fascinating series together for a new book, Brighton Folk, one that "does not set out to prove whether this is true or not but is a documentation of what stands out to the photographer, however exciting or mundane it may seem", according to the publishers.

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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.

Once Appon a Time – A Retro Project Where Modern Meets Retro by Luli Kibudi

The Logo Smith

The post Once Appon a Time – A Retro Project Where Modern Meets Retro by Luli Kibudi appeared first on The Logo Smith All Content © 2020 The Logo Smith.™ |. Once Appon a Time is a joyously colourful retro brand & app project by Luli Kibudi, that certainly deserves a bit of your time. Although the Behance Project page is somewhat sparse of information, it obviously appears that Luli Kibudi has reimagined certain famous brands and apps with their retro incarnations.

7 Deadly Mistakes Remote Managers Should Avoid

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Sharon Koifman. We’ve all heard that remote work is here to stay because of its uptake during the COVID-19 pandemic. And we’ve read about the tools we all should have and the importance of having a culture where distributed teams feel connected, among other aspects. But have you ever wondered what not to do? What mistakes to avoid in your first experience managing a virtual team ?

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Artist Spotlight: Lena Gustafson


Paintings by San Francisco-born, Oakland-based artist Lena Gustafson. Gustafson graduated from the Art Institute of Boston with a BA in Illustration and Art Therapy in 2011. She founded Night Diver Press together with her partner Peter Calderwood, utilizing silkscreen and other alternative printing techniques to create prints, books, zines, and monotypes. Gustafson’s paintings are actually informed by her experience preparing images for screen-prints.

Eva Münnich's super sassy animation featuring 'The Flower Ladies' and '90s dance moves

Creative Boom

If you're wondering whether this shoe advertisement by Eva Münnich is real, think again; it's purely a cathartic exploration of sassiness and '90s dance moves by the London-based illustrator and animator. Plucked from her imagination, it features The Flower Ladies, endearing and bolshy characters who show off their "kicks" as well as their style, all set to a funky tune called Check 'Em Out by William Davies. Sound design is by Fi Roberts. "I

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

Color Palettes of the Fortune 500 Brand Logo Designs by Bold Web Design

The Logo Smith

The post Color Palettes of the Fortune 500 Brand Logo Designs by Bold Web Design appeared first on The Logo Smith All Content © 2020 The Logo Smith.™ |. Fortune 500 Color Palettes by Bold Web Design is a veritable feast of brand logo design colour palettes. Not sure I’ve ever seen such a comprehensive collection of brand logo designs and their respective colour palettes, even if it is ‘limited’ to the Fortune 500 brands.

10 Easy Ways to Take Your Landing Page to the Next Level

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Stephanie Jones. It’s really disheartening to build a landing page, publish it, and then get only a couple of conversions. You spent hours crafting your copy and designing everything. You sent it out to your email list, paid for ads, and yet you’re still not seeing results. As with most marketing work, there is an art to creating effective landing pages.

Still Ill by Monique Jackson is a powerful visual diary about contracting Covid-19

Its Nice That

The London-based illustrator’s depiction provides an honest look at the day-to-day reality of dealing with the debilitating after-effects of the virus.

Aerial shots of basketball courts transformed into a surreal and satisfying animation

Creative Boom

Barry Chapman admits he has a slight obsession for basketball. Earlier this year, the London-based Irish motion designer shared his series, The Big Flip , featuring animated "reverse dynamic experiments" that are all sports-related. Now he's back with a mixed media animation made in collaboration with Auckland-based aerial photographer Petra Leary. And the theme? Basketball. Simply named Courts, the short film brings dozens of Petra's aerial shots of basketball courts to life.

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.

Noted: New Logo for Mars2020 by House of van Schneider

Under Consideration / Brand

“R’over the Moon”. NASA's next mission to Mars -- the Mars 2020 Perseverance mission -- launched on July 30 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It will land in Jezero Crater on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021. Perseverance is the most sophisticated rover NASA has ever sent to Mars, with a name that embodies NASA's passion for taking on and overcoming challenges.

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Brand Naming – How to Win The Pitch Every Time

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Rob Meyerson, who we interviewed on the JUST Branding Podcast. Those with little experience naming new brands may imagine it takes little more than a late-night brainstorm over pizza and beer. But the scarcity of available names, the necessity of legal and linguistic viability, and the difficulty of aligning on a single name require a considerably more rigorous approach.

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Truthmark is a photography database aiming to stop misuse in fake news

Its Nice That

Initiated by Canon with agency Uncle Grey Copenhagen, it allows photographers to upload images together with the stories and contexts behind them, aiming to curtail misappropriation.

Studio Bennü's bold identity for Critics' Club helps to champion art and culture for all

Creative Boom

Studio Bennü has created a bright and bold identity for Critics' Club, a social enterprise which runs programmes in the UK to introduce young people to art and cultural spaces. The heart of the brand focuses on challenging cultural norms while championing creativity for all, regardless of their background – the very core values and mission statements that the London studio chose to reflect.

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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.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Tend by Mythology

Under Consideration / Brand

“Making a Dent… ist in the Industry”. Established in 2018 and opened for business in late 2019, Tend is a full-service dentist start-up with six locations in New York, NY, created with the goal of redefining the dentist experience from beginning to end.

Photographer Spotlight: Jesse Gouveia


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Do All of the Projects in Your Portfolio Look the Same? That’s OK.

Speckyboy Design Magazine

All creative professionals can benefit from having an online portfolio. They’re great for attracting new clients and can even provide a trip down memory lane – letting you reminisce about what you’ve learned over time. Still, it’s possible to obsess over a portfolio a little too much. For example, adding certain features to a project just so you can list it could be a sign of mixed priorities. Are you designing to serve your current client or to impress the next one?