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5 Common WordPress Myths Debunked

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Don’t be alarmed – but it’s been said that the internet contains some misinformation. It’s also really effective at spreading various falsehoods. And because anyone can publish whatever they like, it can be difficult to tell fiction from the truth. Shocking, right?

What are NFTs and Should Designers be Thinking About Crypto Art?

Design Week

“I’m going to Disney World,” said Mike Winkelmann earlier this month, after bidding closed on his digital collage work auctioned at Christie’s New York. Sold for $69 million (£49.5

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How Web Design and SEO Work Together to Drive eCommerce

Noupe

Web design and SEO are truly the backbones of any good e-commerce business model. Without a physical store, you have to rely on your website and content to create a visual and emotional experience for your customers.

Moving animated short shows how caregivers are helping to make history

Creative Boom

One of the silver linings of the Pandemic has been the way it's shone a light on the great and inspiring work done by the care profession. And yet, it's still all too easy to view the residents of care homes as generic and faceless "old people".

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.

15 Best Free Retro Font Families for Graphic Design, Branding & Logos

Just Creative

Retro fonts remind us of the good old day and come with a kind of nostalgia that not many other typefaces can portray. The marker-inspired typefaces and vintage text visuals can naturally convey intimacy, creativity, and talent.

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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Vintage Pin-Up Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a WW2 aircraft ‘nose art’ inspired image, featuring the classic ‘girl-riding-a-bomb’ style pin-up.

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Double Bill Posters that show a shared passion for graphic design and movies

Creative Boom

Director, Sofia Coppola © Double Bill Posters, 2021.

Top 50 Free Fonts for Graphic Design, Branding & Logos

Just Creative

Fonts are a crucial part of any brand and marketing campaign. They determine the aesthetic of a project, and the target audience an organization has its eyes set on.

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‘On The Road’ Procreate Brush Set for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a fantastic brush set for Procreate to download this week, courtesy of Shoutbam. The ‘On The Road’ brush set is divided into 3 parts: Line brushes, Texture brushes, and Shader brushes.

The nostalgic pop aesthetic of motion designer Ardhira Putra

Creative Review

When motion designer and illustrator Ardhira Putra was a kid he often drew Son Goku from Dragon Ball as well as copying characters from other comics such as Astro Boy, Doraemon and the Adventures of Tintin.

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.

Justine Allenette Ross on black utopias, black trauma, and the power of visual language

Creative Boom

© Justine Allenette Ross, Self-Portrait. Originally from Detroit, Justine Allenette Ross is an American illustrator who focuses on human interaction, blackness, and playful observation.

StoreBuilder: A Great Way to Start Your eCommerce Dream

Just Creative

For small business owners looking to set up a website or online store quickly, website builders can answer a lot of owners’ prayers. Not every small business owner can afford to hire an agency to create their website or even have an in-house web developer.

Why Thinking Ahead Is Crucial in Web Design

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The difference between building a great website and a mediocre one is usually determined very early on. It’s often a matter of a web designer painting their project into a virtual “corner”. That’s where a design becomes inflexible and unable to accommodate various use cases.

Integrating A ‘PHD’ Strategy Across Brand Channels

Graphic Design USA

Ryan Schmidt of Landor & Fitch contends that now is the time for brand leaders to reconsider how brand experiences truly integrate the physical, human, and digital to deliver authenticity and truth.

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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.

Kate Isobel Scott on playfulness, plasticine and Pingu

Creative Boom

Melbourne-based all-round incredible creative Kate Isobel Scott, best known for her animations and illustrations, loves the simplicity of making things.

Top 20 Best Sci-Fi, Hi-Tech, Futuristic & Techno Fonts

Just Creative

Looking for some hi-tech, techno or futuristic fonts for your next design project? These really can add a new layer of uniqueness to your projects. However, selecting just the right font for your project can get a bit complicated with all of the options out there.

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20 Free Mobile UI & Wireframe Kits for Sketch App

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Sketch is a popular program that can be used to create beautiful mobile UIs and wireframes that’s rising in popularity. Thanks to its rise in popularity, you can now find tons of resources that cater to Sketch and speed up your design process.

“Say it with a flower” shooting for Lia Di Gregorio

Trendland

Words Mariana Bettinelli. Art director and stylist Elisabetta Bongiorni drew inspiration from botanical illustrations for the shoots of Lia Di Gregorio's jewelry. STILL LIFE jewelry Still Life Photography

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

Alexandra Francis on going freelance during a pandemic and why creative friends matter

Creative Boom

Although Alexandra Francis studied fine art at university, she graduated, knowing it wasn't really for her. Fast-forward a year later, and the talented Manchester creative found her calling in design and illustration following a full-time course in graphic design at Shillington.

San Diego Zoo’s new look is a love letter to the animal kingdom

Creative Review

The origins of San Diego Zoo date back to 1915 when, as legend has it, founder Dr Harry Wegeforth drove past an animal menagerie abandoned after the Panama-California Exposition and heard the roar of a lion named Rex.

Fantastical Plants and Hybrid Characters Form a Strange Menagerie Crafted by Cat Johnston

Colossal

All images © Cat Johnston, shared with permission. A moth-human hybrid, striped coral, and a smoking frog sporting a tracksuit inhabit Cat Johnston ’s fantastical ecosystem crafted from paper and textiles.

A Brutalist-Inspired Washroom Rises in Tokyo

Azure Magazine

Nestled between an off-ramp for the metropolitan expressway and the Sendagaya subway station entrance, a new monolith has gone up near Tokyo’s National Stadium. Behind the soaring 7.5-metre reinforced concrete facade, however, is a suite of all-gender public toilets.

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.

Alexandra Francis on going freelance during a pandemic and why creative friends matter

Creative Boom

Although Alexandra Francis studied fine art at university, she graduated, knowing it wasn't really for her. Fast-forward a year later, and the talented Manchester creative found her calling in design and illustration following a full-time course in graphic design at Shillington.

Photographer Spotlight: Alexa Quinn

Booooooom

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Weekly News for Designers ? 584

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The 20 Best Photoshop Actions & Layer Styles for Creative Text Effects – Give your regular graphics an extra oomph with incredible typography! This collection includes a massive variety of styles to choose from. Emoji Cloud – Tell the world how you feel by using this CDN for SVG emoji.

Delicately Illustrated Tattoos Take a Whimsical Approach to Flora and Fauna

Colossal

All images © Joanna , shared with permission. Polish tattoo artist Joanna ?wirska wirska ( previously ) stipples fur and inks subtle gradients to create fanciful scenarios of backpack-wearing kangaroos, cycling cats, and whimsical masses of tangled flora and fauna. Working as Dzo Lama, ?wirska

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.

This Is Still Not A Book by Jean Jullien is as cheeky and charming as before

Creative Boom

When Jean Jullien published This Is Not A Book in 2016, it was hailed as one of the best books for children by the media, booksellers and librarians alike.

“Si Solo Tu Supiera'” by Photographer Andy Garcia

Booooooom

Photo andy garcia harlem hudson valley photographer photography si solo tu supiera

Illustrator Heather Loase is obsessed with Michael Imperioli and “super lame men that take themselves very seriously”

Its Nice That

The New York-based illustrator talks us through a few of her recent comics, most of which she’s shared with the Sopranos star on Instagram – who loves them all, of course.

Ocado goes purple in new visual identity

Creative Review

One time the butt of jokes that its sole purpose was to supply middle-class Londoners with the latest pretentious food items, Ocado’s business has undergone a huge transformation in recent years. The online grocery delivery pioneer has emerged as one of the clear winners of the pandemic.

Akintunde Ahmad’s new fashion line takes African textiles global

Creative Boom

© Ade Dehye. Photographer: Darrin Baldridge. After spending half a year living and studying in Ghana, writer, filmmaker and educator Akintunde (Tunde) Ahmad returned to his native East Oakland, California in 2016 sporting unique threads, colourful compositions and eclectic patterns.