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At What Point Does Obsessing Over Design Become a Liability?

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The overall quality of a website’s design is often in the details. Those seemingly-small elements such as microinteractions , typographic spacing and color accents can be real difference makers. They have the potential to transform the mundane into something that stands out.

The design process secrets of Javier Jaén Studio laid bare

Creative Boom

Barcelona-born graphic designer Javier Jaén is a multitalented chap, working across editorial illustration, book covers, audiovisual projects, advertising and cultural communication and more.

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The Colorful Geometric Illustrations of Cheng Peng

Designer Daily

Cheng Peng is a creative designer who works for Heizi, a branding agency that belongs to Tencent. She recently created a series of posters that hope to help autistic children to feel more welcome in the city of Shenzen, where the designer is based.

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Video Tutorial: Retro Text Effects with Adobe Illustrator’s Blend Tool

Spoon Graphics

Follow along with today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a simple but effective text effect with somewhat of a retro vibe, featuring stacks of text elements that are progressively spaced further apart.

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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.

8 Graphic Design & Branding Services for Musicians, Bands & Artists

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Nick Voorhees. It’s no secret that social media is over-saturated with competing interests ruthlessly seeking attention. An unfathomable amount of new posts are uploaded every second and most of us mindlessly scroll while our minds are elsewhere. Like any other business owner, musicians, music producers, DJs and other music creators are forced to navigate these oversaturated waters that are essentially a popularity contest.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Qianhui Yu


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Save 34% off the Nostalgic Font and Label Collection

Spoon Graphics

My friends at Heritage Type Co. recently launched a magnificent new collection of vintage fonts and ready-made label designs. If you love the detailed design style of vintage branding with ornate embellishments, this extensive set of tools and resources may be just what you’re looking for to create nostalgic logos, packaging designs, posters, wedding invitations, and much more!

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10 Best VPN Services For 2021 + Top Deals

Just Creative

Streamlining business operations remotely has been one of the biggest challenges in 2020. The moment the pandemic shocked the world, people started adapting to remote work environments. Around 88% of organizations encouraged their employees to work remotely and 91% of companies in the Asia Pacific region implemented compulsory work from home policies. For functions from holding brand meetings to monitoring production, businesses now rely heavily on virtual tools.

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Hey Chante aka Chanté Timothy on creating kaleidoscope-styles for kids and grown-ups

Creative Boom

Known as Hey Chante, Chanté Timothy is a London artist doing dazzling editorial and picture book work, most notably for this year's A Black Woman Did That.

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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.

“Infinite Perimeter” by Photographer Michalis Poulas


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15 Free Hero Scene Creator Mockup Templates for Photoshop

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Scene creators are a great way to present your designs exactly the way you want them. A great scene creator will have different elements as separate files or objects that you can place and arrange as you please.

How Social Media Automation Can Save Your Business Resources

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Vincent Sevilla. If you have ever been involved in social media marketing, you know that one of its biggest challenges is the amount of time that it takes. You need to continuously conceptualize content ideas that your audience will find relevant and useful. You have to research and produce the content and feed it to them frequently enough that they remain interested and engaged.

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Nostalgic beers that grapple for our attention celebrate the 'golden era' of professional wrestling

Creative Boom

If you're a fan of grappling, fake tan and dramatic storylines, then these colourful wrestling-themed beers will quench your nostalgic, subculture thirst.

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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.

“Ordinary Sacramento” by Photographer Enoch Ku


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Type Hero #11: Braille Institute Atkinson Hyperlegible Typeface – Free Font Download

The Logo Smith

The post Type Hero #11: Braille Institute Atkinson Hyperlegible Typeface – Free Font Download appeared first on The Logo Smith All Content © 2020 The Logo Smith.™ |.

Photography as Self-Therapy: An Introduction for Beginners

Feature Shoot

© and courtesy Judy Weiser. In 1977, Psychology Today published a short blurb about a growing movement: people who were using photographs to help others.

Plastic Horse's animation about Ramo, a toucan-headed man in search of water in Paris

Creative Boom

"The rainy season has run away, the streets are dry, the rivers and canals are empty. Ramo the toucan-headed man navigates the scorched Parisian streets searching for water to help bring the city back to life," so reads the description for a new music video for Ramo featuring Loïc Fleury.

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

“New Monuments” by Photographer Shane Lavalette


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The 12 Best Photoshop Actions for Creating the Duotone Effect

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Duotone, double color, or whatever else you want to call it, on this is for certain about this photo effect: it’s cool. And trying to replicate it on your own can be a bit difficult if you’re not well versed in post-production.

Spitfire Audio’s free music-making tool lets you experiment with the sounds of the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Its Nice That

Designed to help anyone write music for animation or film projects, the BBCSO Discover plug-in, designed with Ustwo, was created by recording an orchestra one note at a time.

Sara Maese lets you wear the seasons in 'sassy' style

Creative Boom

Winter may be almost here, but that doesn't mean you still can't carry a piece of summer around with you. Spain's Sara Maese is the illustrator you can thank for this feat.

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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.

“It Looks Like Jam But It’s Actually Blood” by Photographer Grant Harder


A lovely series from Vancouver-based photographer Grant Harder. See more images from “It Looks Like Jame But It’s Actually Blood” below! Grant Harder’s Website. Grant Harder on Instagram. Photo grant harder photographer photography vancouver

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Simplifying Your Designs for the Smartest User

Speckyboy Design Magazine

You probably know that putting too much food on your plate is usually a bad idea. Since research indicates that you’re more likely to overeat if you fill your plate, it’s not a good thing for your waistline. It’s also not a good thing for your eyes.

Chiara Pozzi and Illustrazioni Seriali look to elevate illustration as an art form

Its Nice That

Chiara’s creative platform Illustrazioni Seriali has created its first purely illustrative artist residency “Spazi”, asking illustrators to respond to the theme of space.

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Loulou João talks alluring avatars and animating for Adult Swim

Creative Boom

Say hello to Loulou João and her little friend. Visual artist Julian Glander has Froshmin, a Smurf-blue kid with a bowl cut. Animator and The Weeknd video producer Jeron Braxton has the mascot Jiggle Wolf, a kind of Tex Avery toon for the trap generation.

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.

Booooooom Print Swap (Supported by Opus & Moab)


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How To Improve Conversions Using Color Psychology


You must have heard the saying ‘the first impression is the last’ quite a few times in your life. People don’t just say it for the sake of saying it; it holds some truth. All it takes is just a few seconds for your target audience to decide whether to buy products from your website or not.

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RNID’s new look marks a fresh chapter for the charity

Creative Review

Founded in 1911, for the last century the Royal National Institute for Deaf People’s mission has been to make life inclusive for deaf people and those with hearing loss, whether through pioneering new treatments for tinnitus or promoting access to sign language.

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