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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.

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.

'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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

White Rabbit Collection by Toko

BP&O

Text by Richard Baird. The White Rabbit Collection is a contemporary arts publication showcasing the work of 99 artists drawn from the White Rabbit, a contemporary art museum, gallery and archive in Sydney.

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.

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.

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.

Photographer Spotlight: Lawrence Agyei

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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

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.

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.

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

Photographer Spotlight: Samantha Sutcliffe

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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.

Queer-focused Brazilian mag Samba's design is a 'beacon of hope' in uncertain times

Creative Boom

Despite all the current dystopian strangeness/hideousness going on at the moment, Brazilian designers Leo Porto and Felipe Rocha have cause for celebration: the longtime collaborators have teamed up to create their now Brooklyn-based practice, Porto Rocha.

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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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.

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Corona Food Masks by Hej Studio

Trendland

Words Mariana Bettinelli. In this completely new circumstances created by the Corona pandemic, that turned our lives upside-down, the studio explored the impact of face masks on our social life from a food designer’s perspective. PHOTOGRAPHY FOOD food photography

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.

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.

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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A Guide to Vintage Design Styles

Tuts Plus

What does retro style mean? Retro or vintage design refers to a broad range of graphic design styles which lift influences and inspiration from different historical eras and retro style design, from mid-century modern graphic design and 50s art styles to vintage 70s graphic design.

See In Black — Charity Photo Initiative

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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.