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How to be creative on demand

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. Remember this time last year, when lockdown hit: how many of us said we were going to use the extra time to start a side hustle, write a novel, launch a podcast? And yet for most of us, just having the spare time to do so wasn't enough.

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Is graphic design too trendy?

Its Nice That

Whether it’s chrome lettering or outlined type, we’ve all heard someone say: “Ooh, that’s a bit trendy!” Here we question what’s wrong with that, what’s right about it too, and the unexpected significance design trends have. Features

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Sleek Web Design Trends and Strategies for 2021

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Every year the trend of web design trends get better with the advancement of technology. These trends have promised to put us in a sci-fi future, where nothing is less than a dream.

25 Best Handwriting Fonts for Graphic Design, Branding & Logos

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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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.

New animated music vid explores lockdown-exacerbated problems

Creative Boom

London-based director and animator Matt Hutchings has created the dystopian CG music video for Orbiting, the new single from Brighton singer-songwriter Fable.

Showcase of Logo Designs with Retro Mascot Characters

Spoon Graphics

Whatever happened to the good old fashioned brand mascot? There aren’t many companies these days that have a cute cartoon representative!

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35 Best Procreate Brushes for Illustration

Just Creative

While there are many illustration apps available for the iPad, the Procreate App stands alone as one of the most popular for professional and hobbyist illustrators. Companies such as Pixar and Disney use Procreate.

Inspired by Hello Kitty and Gudetama the depressed egg, artist Ben Elliot interrogates 'cute'

Creative Boom

Sometimes the role of art is to educate; at others, it's to engender political and social change (or at least awareness). Sometimes, it's largely about being really blummin' cute, and we're wholeheartedly behind that.

Pay Just $29 for This Bundle of $2236 Worth of Creative Products

Spoon Graphics

As commercial designers we often have to create various graphic styles on demand in all the projects we work on throughout the day. Being able to experiment with new looks keeps the job exciting, but it can be a challenge, especially when deadlines loom!

5 Pro Tips For Compelling Wildlife Photography

Richard Bernabe

Elevate your wildlife photos beyond the mere ordinary and begin creating compelling wildlife photography with these 5 pro tips. The post 5 Pro Tips For Compelling Wildlife Photography appeared first on Richard Bernabe.

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.

How to Create Cinematic Photos For Social Media

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Andy Day. Making your brand’s photos stand out on social media is a constant challenge, as is creating attractive imagery for your blog and website.

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Giada Maestra on why she's passionate about body positivity

Creative Boom

Giada Maestra grew up in the North East of Italy and spent most of her childhood immersed in an artistic environment, in touch, especially with photography and drawing. The artist studied Fashion Design at Iuav University but has chosen Illustration as their creative path.

RIP, S. Clay Wilson, Highly Influential Cartoonist and Underground Comix Artist

Juxapoz Magazine

S Clay Wilson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Heartland, the Amber Waves of Grain, son of a machinist and stenographer (look it up, kids.)

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What Saul Bass Can Teach Us About Web Design

Smashing Magazine Graphics

What Saul Bass Can Teach Us About Web Design. What Saul Bass Can Teach Us About Web Design. Frederick O’Brien. 2021-02-12T12:00:00+00:00. 2021-02-12T12:05:41+00:00. Web design exists at a lovely intersection of different disciplines.

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.

10 Best FREE Graphic Design Courses Online

Just Creative

Have you ever thought about starting a career in graphic design or has it been a while since you last worked in the field and you want to refresh your skills? One of the amazing things that the internet can offer is online courses.

Studio Aardman creates mental health campaign targeting young people

Creative Boom

Animation studio Aardman – famed for its work with talent including Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Wallace – is launching a new mental health campaign titled What's Up With Everyone , collaborating with Leeds-based integrated agency, ilk.

Appreciating the Unsung Heroes of WordPress

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The rise of open-source software has been one of the most impactful things to happen to the web design industry. Just think about all of the apps – large and small – that have made life easier for designers and developers. And perhaps none have had an impact quite as large as WordPress.

“Caribbean Dreams” by Photographer Samantha Box

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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

Best Mechanical Keyboards in 2021

Just Creative

For many people, a keyboard is a keyboard. Those who feel that way may have never experienced the joy of using a mechanical keyboard that can offer best-in-class typing. Unlike a regular keyboard, a mechanical keyboard can provide a user with a level of feel and feedback that cannot be matched.

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Geo Law and his immersive world of murals and doodles

Creative Boom

Geo Law is an illustrator based in London who has created art and commercial work for the likes of Google, The New York Times, Friends of The Earth and Facebook, to name a few.

My Client Made Me Do It: True Tales from the Grumpy Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Designers often like to critique other designers. It’s just a natural side effect of being creative. We see a website or app and immediately start looking at how it all fits together. What challenges might have our brethren faced along the way? Would we have done anything differently?

“The Model Family” by Photographer Tealia Ellis Ritter

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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.

Sustainable Web Design: Everything You Need to Know

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Kristina Tuvikene. Together with gadgets and supporting systems, the internet accounts for about 3.7% of global greenhouse emissions. This translates to an estimated massive 1.6 billion tons of emissions in 2020.

Joe O'Donnell brings back that Teletext art vibe

Creative Boom

Could Joe O'Donnell be the best new artist straight outta Milton Keynes? He may be now based in the creatively booming territory that is Manchester, sure, but we're going to hedge our bets and go with a 'Yes'. Joe makes bright and clunky illustrations that try to find joy and humour in the mundane.

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8 Unique Ways to Implement Social Media Icons with CSS & JavaScript

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Social media icons are a necessity for every website. They’re instantly recognizable and useful for encouraging users to share your content or to visit your Facebook or Twitter profile. Yet, these visual assets have become so common that we sometimes leave creativity out of the equation.

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AUPALE Vodka Elegant Visual Identity

Trendland

Words Marta Knas. Branding for Canadian AUPALE Vodka by a Montreal-based studio Wedge is a mix of purity, chemistry and Northern allure. Inspired by the shades of Aurora Borealis, the concept takes cues from distillery's geographical location. BRANDING GRAPHIC DESIGN typography Visual Identity

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.

[Podcast] How To Get Ideas with Creative Bravery with Lisa Hastings

Just Creative

Lisa Hasting is an independent Creative Director, a brand strategist and an unorthodox solver of problems. She’s experienced working all over the world including the far east. In this episode, we dig into coming up with ideas and being brave.

Barbara Hulanicki, iconic founder of equally iconic '60s brand Biba, launches new fashion label

Creative Boom

It's no exaggeration to say that Barbara Hulanicki has been instrumental in shaping the collective visual consciousness around what the 'Swinging Sixties' means. The Polish-born, University of Brighton illustration graduate opened Biba in West London in 1964.

Ludwick Hernandez channels his fears into absurdly funny illustrations

Creative Review

French illustrator Ludwick Hernandez initially studied fine arts at university as he thought he’d eventually become a painter, but little by little his passions turned towards illustration.

Quirky Illustrations by Christoph Niemann Reinterpret Household Objects in Clever Contexts

Colossal

All images © Christoph Niemann, shared with permission. For Christoph Niemann ( previously ), all it takes is a halved apple or pliers lying around his studio to spur a quirky drawing featuring the random object.

10 Creative Content Lessons From 2021 Super Bowl Advertising

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Devin Partida. Many people confess that they mainly watch the Super Bowl to catch the commercials.