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Top 12 Photoshop Alternatives


Some brands become so popular that their name becomes associated with the product itself. Photoshop is one of them. Even if people aren’t using Photoshop, they call editing photos as photoshopping.

40 Inspiring Lettering Quote Designs with Quirky Messages

Spoon Graphics

It can be really frustrating for designers and illustrators when you feel like creating something , but you can’t think of anything to make. The popular quote: “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.”

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.

Design Deals for the Week

Designer Daily

Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. The Wonderful Graphics Bundle.

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12 of the hottest photographers to follow right now

Creative Boom

Are you looking for truly high-end photography inspiration? Then AtEdge is the place to find it. Founded 18 years ago, this invite-only platform brings together only the very best commercial photographers from around the world.

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Sale Instagram Stories Templates for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a time-saving set of resources to download this week, courtesy of Freepik. These sale promotion templates have been designed specifically for Instagram Stories, to allow you to easily create seasonal advertisements for your clients.

Designer News: June 22nd 2020 Edition

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 complete guide to CSS media queries. Get a deeper understanding of what media queries can do for you. Read on Polypane.

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Daughter's LoveRaw designs look to 'dissociate from vegan stereotypes'

Creative Boom

Leamington Spa-based studio Daughter is behind the new branding for vegan chocolate range LoveRaw. The agency came to work on the project having been recommended by another client, sports nutrition brand Grenade, for which it created the brand positioning, a new strapline and a brand book.

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24 Essential Remote Work Tools To Try In 2020

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Ray Slater Berry. Remote work is here to stay. Recent surveys have found that nearly 80% of workers say they are more productive when working remotely.

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.

“Pecos” by Photographer Hope Mora


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Noted: New Logo and Identity for Yale by GW+Co

Under Consideration / Brand

“Where the Sun do Shine”. 1843) "At Yale , we have the expertise and product range to protect your home and possessions. We pour passion and pride into our products, making sure our locks lead the way in home security.

The speculative branding bringing 'Socially Distanced Pals' together

Creative Boom

Designer Katrina Romulo has been keeping busy during the lockdown, working on a campaign she's called Socially Distanced Pals. The idea, she says, is "to encourage people to be considerate and thoughtful during these trying times".

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[Podcast] Brand Strategy Workshops with Melinda Livsey

Just Creative

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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.

Some Things Covered: See Yourself in This Book

Spine Magazine

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on in 2018. We feel it is still very relevant to today’s design industry. When asked to write a piece on representation for Spine , I immediately wondered why I was asked? In my opinion, plenty has been written on the subject.

Reviewed: New Broadcast Graphics for Launch America by Oxcart Assembly

Under Consideration / Brand

“NASA, We Have No Problems”. This past May 30, NASA, in partnership with SpaceX, successfully launched the Falcon 9 rocket with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program and the first from U.S.

The world's first prison-based label InHouse Records launches mag for inmates in lockdown

Creative Boom

While it might seem like something of an odd statement initially; it makes sense that sadly one of the groups in the UK most adversely affected by lockdown is its prisoners.

“Homecoming” by Photographer Meghan Marin


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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

Lauren Harms on Designing How to Pronounce Knife

Spine Magazine

Lauren Harms is a designer based in New York, primarily focused on visual storytelling. She is currently an Art Director at Little, Brown and Co., an imprint of Hachette Book Group. Here she tells us how she created the cover for How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa.

Reviewed: New Logo and Packaging for Fellow Creatures by Classmate Studio

Under Consideration / Brand

“For Chocolate’s a Jolly Good Fellow”. Established in 2019, Fellow Creatures is a brand of vegan chocolate based in Scotland with the claim of making the "creamiest, most velvety milk-style vegan chocolate ever".

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Graphic design graduates help dress up H&M's new London store as it opens post-lockdown

Creative Boom

Global fashion powerhouse H&M is championing and supporting graphic design graduates in London this week by featuring their bespoke poster designs on the exterior of its new shop on Oxford Street.

Andrej & Andrej is an experimental Slovakian studio founded by two guys called Andrej

Its Nice That

After meeting at university, the graphic design twosome have since been working seamlessly across identities, websites, fonts and illustration.

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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.

8 Free Happy Birthday Graphics

Design Roast

If you’ve ever looked for free happy birthday graphics, you know it can be challenging to sort through thousands of search engine results. Finding just the right graphic that won’t cost you a cent to use isn’t easy.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Festik by Brand Brothers

Under Consideration / Brand

“Hot Ticket”. Established in 2012, Festik is a ticketing service company based in Toulouse, France, providing tickets to the public and various services for event organizers and producers, including advance online and in-person ticket sales and day of event ticket sales and check-in control.

Ragged Edge's 'clubbed together' rebrand of Laka, a community-based insurer of cyclists

Creative Boom

As bike shops struggle to keep up with unprecedented demand during the pandemic, Ragged Edge 's rebrand for a community-based insurer of cyclists couldn't have come at a better time.

“Power tae the key workers”: Cobolt Collect are injecting the streets of Glasgow with hope, colour and positivity

Its Nice That

The mural art collective founded by Erin Bradley-Scott, Chelsea Frew, Kat Loudon and Edda Karólína Ævarsdóttir celebrates key workers in this typographic and illustrative campaign.

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.

8 Unexpected Ways to Get Freelance Work


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: Follow-up: New Logo for HBO Max by Trollbäck+Company

Under Consideration / Brand

“Maxed Out”. Launched 2020) " HBO Max is WarnerMedia's direct-to-consumer offering, which debuted May 27, 2020.

A weird and brilliant recent vid from Cornershop, of Brimful of Asha fame

Creative Boom

The refrain heard across many a late 90s playground that 'everybody needs a bosom for a pillow' meant that the band name Cornershop is one very much seared into the minds of those of us of a particular generation.

“The Great American Vernacular Encyclopedia” by Photographer Thomas Humery


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Tips for Converting an Existing WordPress Website to Use the Gutenberg Block Editor

Speckyboy Design Magazine

When the Gutenberg block editor was released as part of WordPress 5.0, a number of web designers were worried about the effect it would have on existing websites. Some vowed to keep using the Classic Editor for the foreseeable future. But the newfangled block editor has settled in nicely.

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