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10 Ways for Designers to Keep the Creative Juices Flowing

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Matt Shealy. Any designer or person who has a creative side hits a roadblock every now and then. When you are trying to constantly pursue the next great creative thing, you will stumble.

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10 Tips to Create a Winning Graphic Design Portfolio

Creative Market

This article was created by our friends at Dribbble , the leading destination to find & showcase creative work and home to the world's best design professionals. Is your graphic design portfolio in need of some serious TLC?

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The Most Important Thing Your Clients Should Know About Their Website

Speckyboy Design Magazine

When a client hires you to design and build a website, they’re making an investment in their organization. And, depending upon their particular sector, that website can play a major role in determining future success. Yet, it’s not always viewed that way.

Class of 2020: An essential guide to all of the UK's virtual degree shows this summer

Creative Boom

One of the many sad things to happen to the creative industries this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is the impact on art and design students graduating this summer.

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Video: How To Create Detailed Graphic Patterns in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

Recently I have been checking out the kinds of graphics that are associated with hydrodipping, the popular image transfer technique that is used for applying patterns to all kinds of objects, from vehicle parts to sneakers.

Large Format Graphic Design – Ultimate Guide for Designers

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Natalka Antoniuk. If you’ve got a knack for graphic design then I applaud you. I know it’s not easy. Creating visually appealing artwork that is designed to serve a purpose is harder than most people think.

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'What happened when we all stopped', a beautiful animated poem narrated by Jane Goodall

Creative Boom

Best-selling author Tom Rivett-Carnac has written a children's book to share a positive message of hope as we emerge from the lockdown. And it's now been turned into an animated poem, narrated by celebrated anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr Jane Goodall.

The Writing Mistress

I Love Typography

From around the beginning of the 1600s, there was a renewed interest in calligraphy. At the same time, women, known as writing mistresses, begin to teach handwriting and calligraphy to young women.

15 Best Watercolor Brushes for Affinity Designer

Just Creative

While Affinity Designer can be a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, what makes Affinity stand out among these alternatives is the number of amazing options that you can add. Many including those for watercolor can add a new dimension to your work.

Design News: 15th of June 2020

Designer Daily

The interesting news of the past week if you are a graphic designer, web designer, product designer, or pretty much anyone that has an interest in design. The 7 Habits of Exceptionally Creative People. Great advice that will truly help and that destroys some myths around creativity. Read on Medium.

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New film shares life in lockdown for artists with Down's syndrome

Creative Boom

Heart & Sold is a global arts organisation that represents, promotes and supports visual artists with Down's syndrome. Today it has released a compelling new film that shines a light on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its community.

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120+ Best Photoshop Products for Half Price. Buy 5+ and Save a Further 50% Off!

Spoon Graphics

A free online Photoshop event has kicked off today at Design Cuts featuring live sessions with top designers and incredible discounts off over 100 of the best Photoshop products.

14 Best WordPress Security Plugins to Protect Your Site from Hackers

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Roman Daneghyan. Powering 35% of the web, WordPress (WP) is one of the most popular website building platforms in the world. However, unfortunately, because of its popularity, the platform is also a popular target with hackers.

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Photographer Spotlight: Lawrence Agyei

Booooooom

Photo chicago lawrence agyei photographer photography

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Eight unexpected ways to get freelance design work

Creative Boom

The life of a freelance designer is a great one in many respects. But it can sometimes be tough to find a steady and reliable flow of work, like at the beginning of your career, or in the middle of a global pandemic.

Read at Speed: The Work and Legacy of Margaret Calvert

Shillington

It’s hard not to overstate the importance Margaret Calvert. Can you name something you see everyday? How about road signs?

How to Manage a Remote Team of Graphic Designers Successfully

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Georgi Todorov. Remote graphic design teams give you the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people who all bring unique skills to the table. Because location isn’t a factor, you have more reach to find the best fit for your team.

Noted: New Logo and Identity for 10 Tampa Bay by Matchstic

Under Consideration / Brand

“10/10 Would Watch Again”. 1965) " WTSP , virtual and VHF digital channel 10, is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to St. Petersburg, Florida, United States and also serving Tampa. The station is owned by Tegna Inc. WTSP's studios are located on Gandy Boulevard in St.

Emily Redfearn's vibrant, hand-painted tote bags to raise money for charity

Creative Boom

Sheffield-based illustrator, animator and designer, Emily Redfearn , has hand-painted some beautiful tote bags to sell via her online shop and raise money for the NHS and local hospice, St Luke's. It was a project she began during lockdown, after her grandad sadly passed away from cancer.

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Photographer Spotlight: Samantha Sutcliffe

Booooooom

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How CSS Variables Can Improve Efficiency and Consistency

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Code repetition is one of the more frustrating aspects of CSS. Having to type out the same property values over and over throughout a stylesheet takes time. And when making changes down the road, it’s too easy to miss a value. The result is an inconsistent design.

Noted: New Logos for UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs by Skye Design Studios

Under Consideration / Brand

“Slug as a Bug in a Rug”. 1965) "The UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs are the athletic teams that represent the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Banana Slugs compete in Division III of the NCAA as an independent member.

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Gouache, still life paintings by Clara Rubin that celebrate her love of Italian life

Creative Boom

Known for her still life paintings of Italian buildings and interiors, Milan-based artist and illustrator Clara Rubin is inspired by her own childhood, exploring the scenes that feel so familiar and comforting.

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The Current Crisis Makes it Clear: We Need a New Deal for Affordable Housing

Azure Magazine

One of the most disturbing images to come out of the early days of COVID-19 in North America showed a Las Vegas parking lot whose white lines had been given a new, awful purpose: creating physical distancing parameters for those sleeping rough.

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10 Free Plugins for Adding Animation Effects to WordPress

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Special effects such as smooth scrolling, page transitions or CSS animations can add some welcome personality to your WordPress website. Use them to call attention to important information, enhance UX and take your designs up a notch.

Reviewed: New Logo and Packaging for Mitka by MadCats

Under Consideration / Brand

“Spray it, Don’t Say it”. Launched this year, Mitka is a new brand of aerosol spray paint available in Ukraine.

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Eight-year-old boy creates charity exhibition in style of famous artists but with Covid-19 twist

Creative Boom

Eight-year-old Rollo Jensen has created a Coronavirus-themed charity exhibition, featuring artworks in the style of famous artists he likes but with a pandemic twist.

To show that Pride never stops, Fredde Andersson creates Zoom backdrops for remote celebrations

Its Nice That

To kick off Converse’s All Stars Series, we collaborated with the London-based illustrator to produce eight artworks for various LGBTQIA+ communities to use during this year’s socially distanced parties. Features

Pastel colors and Venetian Terrazzo in a house by NestSpace Design

Trendland

Words Mariana Bettinelli. NestSpace Design was inspired by secondary rainbows when renovating a family apartment in Taiwan. INTERIOR DESIGN INTERIOR interior photography NestSpace Design taiwan

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Reviewed: Friday Likes 333: From Abraham Lule, Surchip and Juan Caicedo, and Tátil Design

Under Consideration / Brand

“From Abraham Lule, Surchip and Juan Caicedo, and Tátil Design”. Today we segue from beautiful type on labels to a label with funky type to funky type, period, with work from Brooklyn, Bogotá, and Rio de Janeiro. Maria & Bernardo by Abraham Lule.

Pentagram creates the 'most authentic' logo in iconic department store Liberty's history

Creative Boom

For Londoners, at least, any reference to the department store instantly conjures up a mental picture of busy floral prints that somehow avoid tweeness in favour of luxury.

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Capturing a trace of the unexplainable, Jasmine Clarke’s photography brims with open-ended narratives

Its Nice That

The Brooklyn-based photographer talks us through her thoughtful practice and how “the nature of photography tells us that what we are seeing is true, but it’s not.”.

Best CG Artwork Around the World

Noupe

CG artwork stands for Computer Generated artwork. If you are into movies , you’ve probably heard the term CGI. CGI stands for Computer Generated Images. CG artists are digital artists, and they create CGIs. These CGIs include 2D and 3D works as well.

Reviewed: New Logo and Packaging for NUMU by Pupila

Under Consideration / Brand

“Back to Square Sun”. Established in 2018, NUMU is a craft brewery based in Liberia, Costa Rica, in what is known as the Chorotega Region, named after one of the most powerful American Indian tribes, that resided in the northwest of the country.