Sat.Jan 30, 2021 - Fri.Feb 05, 2021

10 Best Chalk Brushes for Procreate

Just Creative

As we all know, chalk-art is one of the oldest forms of drawing that uses a dark surface as its base to draw on it with a powdery white or off-white material in crayon form. Chalk is an inorganic material composed of calcium carbonate which can be creatively used for art!

Avoiding Wasted Space on Your Website

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Technically, there’s no limit to the amount of design and content elements you can place onto a website. But the reality is that the space for getting a user’s attention is finite. That’s because a visitor typically reacts to what they see in the first few seconds after page load.

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The Best Graphic Design Competitions, Contests & Awards

Shillington

Graphic design competitions, awards and website features are a great opportunity to gain recognition for your design work within the creative community and get noticed by potential clients and future employers.

Get a blast of visual inspiration from these award-winning design projects

Creative Boom

Want to win an award for your designs or just craft better work in general? Then check out our selection of winners from the third Indigo Design Award , which are all fresh and original, and sure to inspire you creatively.

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 Tutorial: How to Make It Rain in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s video tutorial we’re going to use the power of Photoshop to change the weather by making it rain within a photograph.

Top 15 Best Halftones Brushes for Procreate

Just Creative

Halftone refers to a photo or other image that has been reproduced, and dots of ink produce the gray or color tones of the image. Famously, Andy Warhol would use halftones on his photographic prints.

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Genie Espinosa on her love of Disney and horror, but her hate for bananas

Creative Boom

Interviewing Genie Espinosa is exactly as you'd imagine from the illustrator's personal, playful art style. The Spanish creative's emails are sprinkled with capital letters, heaps of ha-has and exclamations, and a lot of honesty amidst her freewheeling words.

Shared Governance: A Democratic Future for Public Spaces

Azure Magazine

Picture Berczy Park in Toronto – before the cute dog statues were added to the fountain. On a hot summer day at this modest little slice of green in an otherwise busy downtown area, a woman decides to sit on the fountain’s edge. She dips her feet in the water. Before long, others have joined.

Top 10 Best YouTube Cameras for 2021

Just Creative

In 2019, it was reported by Tubefilter that every minute worldwide, 500 hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube. Yes, you read that right. 500 hours.

“If Home Was Home ” by Photographer Michelle Lisa Polissaint

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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.

Beyond the Pane is a poetic keepsake inspired by lockdown

Creative Boom

2020 made us change how we interact with our world. The pandemic forced us indoors, behind the windows of our homes. These windows have allowed us to daydream, to process what it means to be apart, to make sense of many unfamiliar and uncomfortable feelings.

The Zoo of Extinct Animals is an AR experience allowing viewers to interact with extinct wildlife

Its Nice That

Developed by Sebastian Koseda, the experience is a stark reminder of the effects of human activity – a project created in collaboration with Hanna Rose Steward and James Rogers.

Top 15 Best Halftones Brushes for Procreate

Just Creative

Halftone refers to a photo or other image that has been reproduced, and dots of ink produce the gray or color tones of the image. Famously, Andy Warhol would use halftones on his photographic prints.

Freebie: Cute Valentine’s Day Cards and Backgrounds (AI & EPS)

Speckyboy Design Magazine

If you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day card that doesn’t quite look like it’s last-minute, then you’ve come to the right place!

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.

Celebrating art as nonviolent resistance as we mark Black History Month

Creative Boom

© Kwame Brathwaite. It's Black History Month in the United States. As many artists know, there is an everlasting connection between social justice, activism and creativity.

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For World Cancer Day, Coppafeel! and Animade launch a campaign reminding young people to check their chests

Its Nice That

A series of illustrations and animations highlight the importance of examining yourself regularly – a response to the drop in doctors attendance caused by the pandemic.

Ultimate Guide to Social Media Advertising in 2021

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Kristina Žiauk?. Social media marketing has revolutionized the way we reach potential customers. It’s all about creative storytelling.

Bold Animal Portraits Emerge from Ornamental Backdrops in YoAz’s Digital Illustrations

Colossal

All images © YoAz, shared with permission. In YoAz ’s Ornamental Animals , vibrant portraits of lions, gorillas, and other large mammals pop out of an expanse of decorative flourishes.

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

Artist adopts the ancient Japanese art of borrowing to offer an escape from lockdown

Creative Boom

There's a term in Japan (of Chinese origin) called Shakkei (??), which literally means "borrowed scenery" – a principle of "incorporating background landscape into the composition of a garden". It's this sentiment that forms the basis of June Mineyama-Smithson's latest series, Lockdown Mindscape.

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Illustrator Eve Liu “doesn’t do shadows’’, and we love her for it

Its Nice That

The New York-based illustrator declared her shadow-free practice back in grad school. Stylistically bold, we find out more about this digital artist and her love of flat graphics below.

The Best Ring Lights in 2021 for Vlogging, Video Calls, Selfies

Just Creative

Nowadays, nearly everyone has filming equipment. Whether a top-notch smartphone, an amateur video camera, or a professional vlogging kit, the modern professionals and creatives aren’t shying away from being in front of others, albeit only on screen. . Additionally, platforms like Youtube, Instagram, and TikTok are only encouraging more people to start capturing snippets of their daily lives, with the number of streamers increasing by the day. .

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“El Agua Escondida” by Photographer Luis Manuel Diaz

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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.

Beatrix Hatcher is a bookworm and future picture book star

Creative Boom

How many books did you read last year? Beatrix Hatcher read 25. Oh, and she made one too. The Kingston upon Thames creative makes playful, characterful illustrations with a textured feel that prove irresistible.

Freebie: Valentine’s Day Icon Set (50 Icons, SVG & PNG)

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Ahh, Valentine’s Day! That beautiful day that brings out the romance in all of us. It’s a day for romantic dinners, flickering candles, expensive wine, roses, chick-flicks, and free icon sets!

10 Best Chalk Brushes for Procreate

Just Creative

As we all know, chalk-art is one of the oldest forms of drawing that uses a dark surface as its base to draw on it with a powdery white or off-white material in crayon form. Chalk is an inorganic material composed of calcium carbonate which can be creatively used for art!

Photographer Spotlight: Mark Sommerfeld

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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.

Interns at Wieden+Kennedy create music videos for Khruangbin from their homes

Creative Boom

Credit: Pooneh Ghana. Every year, Wieden+Kennedy London run The Kennedys , a five-month, fully paid creative crash course for those who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunities to break into the creative industries.

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Endangered Flora and Fauna Are Recreated in Textured Paper Sculptures by Mlle Hipolyte

Colossal

All images © Mlle Hipolyte, shared with permission. From her studio in Lyon, Mlle Hipolyte scores, crimps, and fringes bits of paper that become sculptural interpretations of endangered species.

Ultimate Guide to Social Media Advertising in 2021

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Kristina Žiauk?. Social media marketing has revolutionized the way we reach potential customers. It’s all about creative storytelling.

Gordon Kaye: A Piercing Moment of Clarity

Graphic Design USA

Gordon Kaye, editor and publisher, with thoughts on the 2021 GDUSA People To Watch and Students To Watch special edition. Blog GDUSA GDUSA People To Watch GDUSA Students To Watch gordon kaye Graphic Design Magazine graphic design magazines Graphic Design News Graphic Design USA

New grid system works by Charles Gaines, the artist who paints faces and trees by numbers

Creative Boom

For those of you who love orderly patterns and grids, Charles Gaines will no doubt be a big inspiration.

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