Sat.Aug 29, 2020 - Fri.Sep 04, 2020

The Self-Generation Effect: How to Create More Memorable User Interfaces

Interaction Design Foundation

Learn how to improve user experience by incorporating the self-generation effect in your user interface design. The self-generation effect is prompted in many of the customization tools built into some of the most widely-used products out there.

How to Start a Freelance Web Design Business

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Starting a Web Design Business in the Twenty-First Century Nowadays, we are witnessing a rapid development of online professions, and web designers are far from being left out.

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How to Improve Your Communication With Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

When you walk into a bakery, what’s the first thing you want to know? Do you care that the bakery was started back in the ’60s by the current owner’s immigrant Grandma?

Alice Tye's latest Street View-inspired paintings take us on a virtual road trip through America

Creative Boom

To ease the sting of travel restrictions, illustrator Alice Tye has launched a new series taking us on a virtual road trip through America.

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.

The Dos and Don’ts of Logo Design

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Umer Bilal. When first starting up your business, you absolutely have to nail the branding. You need to create a strong identity for yourself from the very beginning in order to make a lasting impression on the customers you want to attract.

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Prints & Propa­ganda

I Love Typography

By the sixteenth century, printmaking — or art prints — had become a burgeoning industry. Millions were printed and many thousands have survived until the present day.

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Camille Walala brightens up an entire East London high street with her largest art project to date

Creative Boom

As London starts to get back on its feet after lockdown, Camille Walala and art collective Wood Street Walls have teamed up to create one of the capital's largest-scale public art projects – the transformation of an entire East London street.

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Brand Voice – Everything You Need to Know

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Abhishek Talreja. Stay true to your values. That ’ s why you were a success in the first place, and that ’ s how you make incredible things happen. Rafe Offer. Publishing and promoting unicorn content isn’t about the consistency of the process alone.

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The Bearded Sailor Tattoo Inspired Font for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a cool font to download this week, courtesy of LovePowerDesigns. The Bearded Sailor is inspired by old-school tattoos that were popular with sailors. It’s a hand-drawn font with rounded strokes that pairs perfectly with both script and sans-serif fonts.

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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.

Anime, graphic design and multiple narratives collide in Taipei-based illustrator Saitemiss’ work

Its Nice That

Influenced by 80s Japanese ACG subculture, the Taiwanese illustrator talks us through her visually explosive works.

Graphic Design Festival Scotland relaunches as INTL with striking new logo and identity designs

Creative Boom

The festival formerly known as Graphic Design Festival Scotland will now become INTL, after six barnstorming years as GDFS. This is an evolution of the brand, as GDFS now sits within an overarching organisation for the festival to operate within called INTL.

Best Laptops for Photography in 2020

Just Creative

If you’re a photographer, professional or amateur, having the right equipment means that your photos look their absolute best. Long gone are the days of photos being developed strictly in a darkroom, many photos these days are developed and processed digitally, more specifically, on a laptop.

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$2296 Worth of Must-Have Tools for Creating Vintage Effects for $29

Spoon Graphics

If you’re a fan of the vintage art style you’ll love exploring the wealth of quality design resources in this new Vintage Treasure Trove bundle!

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.

The Art of Voting features political posters by 80 illustrators including Jamie Wolfe and Sophie Koko Gate

Its Nice That

Organised by Cawzii, the side project of Sony Picture Animation’s Alison Mann and Niantic’s Stephanie Perea, the book looks to promote free and fair elections and get people to the polls.

Graduating in a global pandemic: 10 lessons learned by creative students at UAL

Creative Boom

Whether your graduation day is in the past or the future, we all have a vision of what that should look like. Unfortunately for this year's creative students, events conspired to make graduations look very different from the norm. And that was only the tip of the iceberg.

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Brand Style Guidelines – Are you leaving money on the tablet with your brand identity work?

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Colleen Gratzer. If you’re not providing brand style guidelines after designing a logo, you’re leaving money on the table, leaving the client without guidance and giving your hard work the opportunity to be mucked up.

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Chill Out with These Calming CSS & JavaScript Code Snippets

Speckyboy Design Magazine

We could all use a little calm in our lives. What with the pressures that come along with web design and development – not to mention the state of the world. There are plenty of reasons to find an escape. And while getting out of the office is a great way to relax, it’s not always feasible.

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

“Absence in design is very important”: Karel Martens on paying attention to the things we don’t see

Its Nice That

One of the best-known names in graphic design, the Dutch modernist master and teacher reflects on his work and career to date. Features

Gretel and Knoll reinvent the furniture catalogue as a high-end magazine

Creative Boom

Is the printed catalogue on its way out? For mass-market retailer Argos: the answer is a definitive yes, it's officially replacing its publication after 48 years in favour of in-store digital screens.

How to Use the Psychology of Color When Creating a Website

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Dave Schneider. Colors are one of the most impactful ways that we perceive the world. Because of that, it’s not surprising that colors are an essential consideration when it comes to marketing as well.

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A Month in Photos: August


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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.

Farewell to Illustration Age – A Personal Note from Thomas James

Illustration Age

Illustration by Thomas James. Hello fellow Illustrators! After 10 years of creating and managing projects like the Escape from Illustration Island podcast, 15 Steps to Freelance Illustration, Illustration Friday, Illustration Age and others, it is time for me to move on.

Candy-coloured photographs of LA's glorious hidden beauty by George Byrne

Creative Boom

It's the city where dreams are made and now it's presented in glorious technicolour with the launch of George Byrne 's new monograph, Post Truth, featuring vibrant landscape photographs of Los Angeles.

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Making the Leap To Full-Time Freelancer: 6 Vital Pieces of Advice

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Patrick Chism. We’re more than halfway through 2020, and the freelance gig economy continues to expand full-throttle as a viable primary source of income for all types of professionals. Growing by 15% in the U.S.

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Text by Richard Baird. “I often think about what white fun looks like and this notion that Black people can’t have the same.

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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.

The Man Who Brought Finnish Design to Toronto

Azure Magazine

In July, Toronto lost the creative spirit that was Janis Kravis. An architect who also designed products and interiors, the Latvian-born Kravis established a groundbreaking retail space in the swinging sixties: Karelia.

Paintings of night swimming by Corn Shuk Mei Ho hide human emotions under the surface

Creative Boom

It's been a couple of years since we last featured the work of Corn Shuk Mei Ho , paintings that feature night swimming and explore human emotion. Now the London-based artist is back with an exhibition featuring five new artworks on the same theme, but with a timely focus.

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5 Ways That Brands Can Utilize TikTok in Their Video Marketing

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Laura Zamfir. TikTok is not only on the rise, it’s here to stay. Every month, millions of people around the world are scrambling to download the app from their app store. It’s a new social media giant that’s wholly dedicated to video content.