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50 motion design resources that creatives actually use

Creative Boom

Image credit: Andrius Vizbaras. The web is full of free resources that can help motion designers, from free plugins to informative podcasts. But there's a lot of rubbish out there, and you don't want to waste your time. So we decided to ask real-world motion designers for their recommendations.

AIGA Research Explores Evolving Design Profession

Graphic Design USA

AIGA has released the executive summary of its 2021 Design Point of View (POV) research, an in-depth analysis of the design profession, with the goal of creating a better community. Blog AI graphic design AIGA AIGA POV Design Research Bennie F.

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When Chaos Invades: Keeping Your Freelance Business Going During a Crisis

SpeckyBoy

Life is full of surprises. And just when you think you’ve settled into a routine, the unexpected can turn your world upside down. It can happen in the blink of an eye. As I write this, I’m in the middle of such a disruption.

Video Tutorial: How to Create Seamless Panorama Slide Images for Instagram

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to share some useful tips for creating visually interesting panoramic posts on Instagram that seamlessly pan back and forth to show a larger image within the regular viewport area.

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.

How illustrator and motion designer Minji Moon breathes new life into each colourful creation

Creative Boom

Minji Moon is a 28-year-old visual designer from Seoul, Korea. Her work is a celebration of colour and pays homage to Picasso's later pieces. She predominantly works with illustration and motion design and has created works for Samsung, YouTube, Nike, Coca-Cola, Facebook, and Spotify.

A great list of data visualization tools you can use on a website

Designer Daily

Data is all around us, and in today’s world, everything revolves around data. Data visualization is very important when talking about websites and businesses. It tells you all about your business illustrated in various graphs, charts, etc.

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Best Selling Fonts for Half-Price + FREE Typography Lessons with Top Creators

Spoon Graphics

A free online Typography event kicked off yesterday at Design Cuts featuring live lessons with top designers and discounts of up 50% off various popular font-families.

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Clarks in Jamaica: Al Fingers revisits the Caribbean island's obsession with the British shoes

Creative Boom

Clarks shoes might not be the epitome of cool here in the UK, but in Jamaica, they hold a special place in Jamiacans' hearts.

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Are All Stock Photos Bad and What Are the Best Stock Photo Websites?

Canny

Ever look at a photo and think those people look so perfect and happy just pointing at a computer screen? Or see the same skyscraper building image plastered over 5 or 6 different company websites? Or wonder where you’ve seen that posed photo of two guys dressed in suits shaking hands?

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“Meet Me in the Green Glen” by Photographer Maureen R. Drennan

Booooooom

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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.

Bata-Ville: A Shoe Company’s Quest for Global Utopia

Azure Magazine

The remnants of another city flank Toronto’s spine of skyscrapers. Converted into offices, condos, galleries and lofts, former warehouses and factories are home to a new urban economy — one fuelled by laptops, real estate and the flow of global financial capital.

Andrea Ucini's beautiful illustrations for a new book show us 'how to die well'

Creative Boom

Illustrator Andrea Ucini is behind the illustrations for a beautifully designed new book on "dying well".

8 Stunning Examples of CSS Glassmorphism Effects

SpeckyBoy

Glassmorphism effects have become a staple in modern web design. They offer a sleek aesthetic and fit beautifully with just about any background color. The exact definition of glassmorphism can vary a bit.

“We don’t have to put ourselves inside boxes”: Helga Dögg on design experimentation

Its Nice That

Always seeking new challenges, the Icelandic graphic designer works hard to take on new skills and processes.

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.

“Experimental Relationship” by Photographer Pixy Liao

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Street Heroines: The critically-acclaimed documentary that celebrates female street artists

Creative Boom

The courage and creativity of female street artists around the world is being celebrated with the premiere of the critically-acclaimed documentary, Street Heroines , produced and directed by Valiant Pictures ' Alexandra Henry.

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Microsoft is looking for a new default font after 14 years of Calibri

DesignWeek

Microsoft is replacing its default font for the first time in 14 years and asking the public for feedback on potential replacements. Calibri was chosen as the default font for Microsoft programmes like Office, Powerpoint and Outlook in 2007. At the time it replaced Times New Roman.

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WordPress Themes: 23 Best Responsive WP Themes

Graphic Design Junction

Elegant, creative and multi-purpose best WordPress themes. Responsive themes built upon some fresh, modern and unique design. The User Experience is among the best and the interface will blow your and your customers’ minds.

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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

“Extraction” by Photographer Michal ?uczak

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Strategy's new identity for a Christchurch shopping precinct is inspired by Five Lanes

Creative Boom

New Zealand creative agency Strategy was recently appointed by Colliers and Lichfield Holdings to create a name and identity "that is bold, incredibly flexible, vibrant and unmistakably unique" for a new shopping precinct in central Christchurch.

Important Slices of Time

Joe McNally

In the spring of ’95, I was a staff photographer at LIFE magazine, and was assigned to photograph the subjects of four famous, Pulitizer Prize winning photos, all taken some twenty five years or so previous.

Weekly News for Designers ? 590

SpeckyBoy

FigJam Simple Wireframe Templates – A free library that adds missing wireframing components to Figma’s new online whiteboard FigJam. Why Web Designers Should Learn Multiple CMS – A few reasons why we think learning multiple CMS can be a good thing for every web designer.

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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.

Photographer Spotlight: Stuart Winecoff

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Fortnight Collective creates simple, vibrant designs for new 'hard kombucha' drink, Allkind

Creative Boom

Odell Brewing Co. has recently launched its new "hard kombucha" drink, Allkind , with branding and packaging designs by Fortnight Collective , an agency with offices in Boulder, Colorado, and London.

Photographer Kemka Ajoku tells stories of Black British culture and experience

Its Nice That

After transitioning from academia to photography, Kemka now makes work for those who feel unseen.

Kacey Jeffers wants people to feel seen in his photography

Creative Review

Initially, self-taught photographer Kacey Jeffers never saw becoming a creative as a viable option when growing up in Nevis, a small island in the Caribbean sea. “Nevisian culture pushes very traditional career paths,” he tells CR.

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.

Web-Exclusive: 5 Retail Interiors Proving the Power of Bricks-and-Mortar

Azure Magazine

We’ve all grown accustomed to ordering just about anything online, from groceries to home-office equipment to makeup and clothing. The pandemic has made door-to-door delivery a no-brainer, while boosting the coffers of major e-tailers like Amazon.

Monotype sums up the creative trends we're seeing this year – and nostalgia is a big one

Creative Boom

Phil Garnham, Monotype. Type foundry Monotype recently launched its in-depth report into typographic trends for 2021 and beyond, looking into type's role in the directions that creative work is taking now and in future.

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Mother Design rebrands fiction podcast brand Realm, inspired by sci-fi and magic

Its Nice That

With a wonderfully characterful logo / mascot, the visual identity features glowing graphics akin to otherworldly portals, and a “slightly strange but overall friendly” typeface.

9 Best Multipurpose WordPress Themes (2021 updated)

Web Design Ledger

Flexibility, potent website building tools, great customer support, and impressive sales figures are to be expected in top-tier multipurpose WordPress themes. You may or may not choose to invest in a multipurpose WordPress theme for a single website-building project.

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Step Inside Our First-Ever Carbon-Neutral Issue

Azure Magazine

“Form follows function.” When I started at Azure , that was the first design-world mantra I absorbed as part of my new lexicon. A journalism school grad beginning my first internship, I wasn’t versed in the world of architecture, but soon embraced this phrase as gospel.