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11 Digital Tools that can make a Freelancer’s Life Easier

Noupe

Making $100,000 as a freelancer is not difficult. Making $100,000 and staying sane is the real challenge. If you have been freelancing for a while, there’s a good chance that you find the above statement relatable.

The Future of Design: Meet the playful and unforgettably punchy work of Gydient

Creative Boom

Move The System, Gydient, 2021. Hamburg-based multidisciplinary creative Tra Giang Nguyen is known by her digital pseudonym Gydient that came into play following the founding of Fustic.Studio.

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Type Design in the Museum: Acquiring the Immaterial

Typographica

Craig Eliason explores how the peculiarities inherent to type design shed light on the purpose and practices of the design museum in the contemporary world. Commentary

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The Best Laptops for Graphic Designers 2021

Just Creative

Graphic design is a challenging job that requires serious hardware and software. In the current digital nomad haze, laptop characteristics such as mobility and weight have also become extremely important.

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 Create a Neon Light Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a vibrant visual effect by adding neon lights to a photo. This popular art style often incorporates simple shapes or text for the neon lights, which are illuminated in bright colours.

Architype fuses typography and architecture to forge expressive new alphabet

Creative Boom

Typography and architecture are two disciplines often covered on Creative Boom, but it's rare that we include them in one article. Here's an intriguing exception, though, in the form of the Architype Alphabet , created by Johann Lucchini, an artistic director and illustrator based in Paris.

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Top 10 Best Asus Laptops for Graphic Design in 2021

Just Creative

In an industry so saturated, picking the best bet and purchasing a laptop can be one of the most challenging decisions that you might make today. We wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we didn’t mention Asus’ extensive catalog of Windows-based laptops.

35 Cute Cats, Birds, and Botanicals Illustrations for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a wonderful collection of illustrations to download this week, courtesy of Pretty Little Lines.

36 Days of Type meets Accidentally Wes Anderson

Creative Boom

Imagine combining two, possibly three or four, of your greatest loves in an unexpected side project of typography, architecture, papercraft and Wes Anderson aesthetic. Manchester-based designer Mel Edwards has indulged in just that, creating a series of letters inspired by typical Anderson buildings.

The 3 Most Important Pieces of Information That Your Website Needs

Six Leaf Design

Everyone needs a website at this point. If you don't have one for your business, chances are that you're missing out on a good number of opportunities.

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.

Top 20 After Effects Intro & Title Templates

Just Creative

The introduction sequence of your creative is perhaps the most essential part of your project. This is the point where you will attract the audience and keep them interested in your project. If not done correctly, the audience may not continue watching the remaining part of your project.

“The Riesthal Gardens” by Photographer Anne Immelé

Booooooom

Photo anne immelé france les jardins du riesthal mulhouse photographer photography the riesthal gardens

By gum, it's not plastic! Mother Design's branding for disruptive startup Nuud

Creative Boom

Remember the mass campaign to phase out plastic straws that blew up a few years ago? Well, Nuud wants to do the same for plastic chewing gum. And Mother Design has crafted a playful brand identity for this disruptive startup.

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What is Branding? (Updated April 2021)

Canny

What is branding? Because branding is such a misused and misunderstood term, “what is branding?” has become a common question that we answer at Canny. Alongside “how much is logo design?”

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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.

Graphic Design Tablet Reviews: XP-Pen Artist 22 2nd Gen & XP-Pen Deco 01 V2

Just Creative

When we find an incredible piece of technology that we know can help make work easier for you, you know that we do everything we can to share it with you, our loyal reader.

10 Free Retro Font Families for Designers

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Time to go old-school! Including retro fonts on your website can evoke a feeling of nostalgia. That old “eighties poster” look is very distinctive and easy to replicate with the right font.

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Uncommon's B&Q ads put a Spring into everybody's step

Creative Boom

It's been a rare case of nature imitating human events. Just as Britain lifts out of lockdown, winter is turning to spring, with blue skies, warmer temperatures and flowers blossoming everywhere.

Make Graphic Designs

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Make Artistic Graphic Designs It is safe to say that you are an understudy of visual communication?

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

Top 10 Best Marketing Courses in 2021

Just Creative

Marketing is the practice that many businesses put in place to promote their products or services to consumers. Companies can put a ton of money into their marketing campaigns. For example, for Super Bowl 55, the cost of a 30-second commercial was reported to be $5.5 million.

Monotype trend report shows brands banking on nostalgic, handcrafted and big type

Its Nice That

Deep analysis of how typography has been deployed in rebrands and campaigns over the past year has yielded interesting findings in the mega foundry’s report.

Blurred paintings inspired by the Old Masters, created with layers of aerosol paint

Creative Boom

From the series, The Past, Present & Imperceptible © Miaz Brothers. With a radical new approach to portraiture and a signature style characterised by layers of aerosol paint, the Miaz Brothers have always pushed perception and interpretation to their very limits.

Snøhetta Expands — and Enlivens — an Oslo Fashion Destination

Azure Magazine

When it first opened its shop in Oslo in April 2020 , Norwegian retailer Moniker was already taking a risk. Could a bricks-and-mortar destination withstand the challenges of the pandemic?

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.

Top 30 Free PowerPoint Templates for 2021

Just Creative

Powerpoint presentations are a huge part of the corporate and creative boardroom. Whether you’re pitching new ideas or closing business deals, how well we present our thoughts, concerns, and proposals is a huge part of the decisions and partnerships that businesses make and create.

“Fragments” by Photographer Paul Yem

Booooooom

Paul Yem. Paul Yem’s Website. Paul Yem on Instagram. Photo Paul Yem photographer photography submission

Juergen Teller and Wolfgang Tillmans respond to 'digital addiction' in new project PRSNT

Creative Boom

Zhong Lin - #172 #ringbuoy and posted on 16th Oct 2020 based on Instagram © Zhonglin.

Time For A New Approach To Leadership

Graphic Design USA

Simon Berg of Ceros on how the pandemic set fire to the leadership playbook and how leaders can embrace a new approach that is honest and authentic.

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 20 Best Free Icon Fonts for UI Design

Just Creative

When it comes to UI Design, two of the most basic components that are important aspects of any web project are free icons and resources. While you could always create your icons and symbols for your projects, let’s be honest – none of us have the time for that.

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22 Typography-Dominant Package Designs

The Die Line

The utterly joyous world of Hollie Fuller and the importance of silliness

Creative Boom

Packed to the rafters with character, charm and cheer, Lincolnshire-based illustrator Hollie Fuller beguiles us with her utterly joyful and wholesome practice that toes the line between feeling geometric and feeling candid.

Negative Emotional Language Hurts E-Commerce Conversions

Graphic Design USA

Unbounce report shows that, during the pandemic, online traffic was way up but messages associated with negative emotions like fear and sadness depressed conversions.

One Hundred Years tells the story of Hackney through the ages

Creative Review

Since 2013, indie publisher Hoxton Mini Press has been celebrating the stories of its local community via its East London Photo Stories book series.