Sat.Oct 24, 2020 - Fri.Oct 30, 2020

Why these top graphic designers moved into visual design & UX

Creative Boom

Do you consider yourself a 'graphic designer' or 'visual designer'? Many people will be surprised by that question ("Aren't they the same thing?"). Others might even get annoyed ("Can't I just call myself a designer?").

How to Improve your Website’s Speed


If you’re wondering why your website conversion rate is painfully low after investing a lot of time (and money) into it, then you probably haven’t considered its page speed. Did you know that a whopping 1% of a business’s revenue is lost for every second a page takes to load?

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8 Horizontal Rules and Dividers Enhanced with CSS

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Some design elements are so common that they almost become afterthoughts. The horizontal rule is one of them. It’s easy to simply place them within our content without any attention to detail. But this venerable HTML tag is capable of doing so much more – thanks to some clever CSS.

Volta Pasta Makes Creative Use of Typography

Designer Daily

It’s not so often that you find some truly well designed packaging, so I was delighted to stumble upon this wonderful work done for Volta by Stamp.

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.

Cheng Peng combines geometry with heart and character

Creative Boom

Piggies, dragons and kiddies await as you enter the world of Chinese illustrator Cheng Peng. Based in Shenzhen, the creative works for Heizi, a brand design studio part of tech giant Tencent.

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Showcase of Creepy Illustrations Featuring Skulls and Skeletons

Spoon Graphics

With Halloween coming up this week, I figured it would be an ideal time to produce another morbid inspiration showcase featuring skulls!

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. Trendy Bundle of 50 fonts and 100 Design Elements.

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The Sm;)e Book uncovers the storied history of the iconic smiley symbol

Creative Boom

We see smileys everywhere – they're a staple messaging shorthand, and cultural signifiers unlike any other in that they represent multifarious different subcultures, movements, music scenes, drug scenes as more.

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Best Photography Lighting Kits & Studio Lights for 2020

Just Creative

Some of the hardest-hit industries lockdowns have affected include those that gravitate towards creative work. For instance, several photographers, on-cam talents, and local film directors have had to put projects on hold to observe updated health regulations in the name of preventing Covid-19. .

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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.

Illustrator Spotlight: Nick Öhlo


Illustration illustrations illustrator Nick Öhlo

Lumios Marker Font Family for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a versatile font to download this week, courtesy of Elena Genova from MyCreativeLand. The Lumios Marker Family has been carefully hand crafted using a Pilot Sign Pen for ultimate realism.

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The 'protestor on a horse', Brianna Noble, rides out to inspire Americans to vote this November

Creative Boom

She was the iconic image that went viral as she rode her horse through the streets of Oakland during the recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations; now activist Brianna Noble stars in a new film that hopes to inspire Americans to vote in the upcoming US election.

Top 13 Productivity Habits for Freelancers

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Alistair Knight. Being a freelancer can be extremely rewarding. You’re able to be your own boss and can work whenever and wherever you want. You can wake up early before the rest of the world or sleep in and hit the snooze button as often as you like.

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.

“LIKE” by Photographer Ryan Debolski


Photo detroit LIKE michigan photographer photography ryan debolski

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Web Design Trends in 2021 That Blow the Cobs From the Web

Graphic Mama

Web design trends – the pressure is on. Evermore competitive, evermore innovative, as we look to kick 2020 well and truly into the long grass, web designers are racking their brains for where the trends are likely to be.

The Tube Mapper: Photographer Luke Agbaimoni's mission to document every London Underground station

Creative Boom

A trip on the London Underground isn't just an exhilarating experience for those who occasionally visit the capital; it's the beloved backbone of the city, a system treasured by Londoners of all ages and backgrounds, for helping them to easily get around.

Shy Bird by Perky Bros


Text by Richard Baird Shy Bird is a all-day café, rotisserie and bar in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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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

Photographer Spotlight: Halfdan Venlov


A selection of portraits by Copenhagan, Denmark-based photographer Halfdan Venlov. Centered around themes of youth identity, coming of age, and a feeling of “being out of step with the world”, Venlov’s images are not tied to specific narratives.

Neue’s Norwegian passport designs feature landscape illustrations on every page

Its Nice That

Released this week after winning the contract in 2014, the concept celebrates the connective power of nature – and transforms under UV light.

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'A Letter in Mind' sees over 500 artists specially customise the humble envelope

Creative Boom

Over 500 artists, including Dame Zandra Rhodes, Grayson Perry, Chantal Joffe, Paul Thurlby, Ann Kiernan, Ishbel and Morag Myerscough are taking part in fundraising exhibition 'A Letter in Mind' for NHS hospital charity The National Brain Appeal.

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A new exhibition remembers Ray Harryhausen as a titan of cinema

Creative Review

Ray Harryhausen is known for having almost singlehandedly elevated stop-motion animation to an art form in the second half of the 20th century.

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.

Photographer Spotlight: Erli Grünzweil


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Think Food Bank campaign takes on food poverty with guerrilla stickers

Its Nice That

Led by designers Maisie Benson and Holly Kielty, the illustrated stickers that blend with each supermarket’s branding urge shoppers to buy extra items to donate to food banks ahead of a difficult winter.

Pentagram partner Yuri Suzuki helps bring Roland's iconic electronic music tools to everyone, for free

Creative Boom

Whether you're familiar with the actual machines or not, we'd bet that you've heard the distinctive sounds of Roland's iconic 808 drum machine and 303 bass synthesiser.

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Vivid Portraits by Photographer Tim Flach Frame the Unique Features of Vulnerable Birds


Peruvian Inca tern. All images © Tim Flach, shared with permission. From an Egyptian vulture with wispy feathers to a cockatoo with a vibrant fanned crest, Tim Flach ’s expressive portraits convey the subtleties and bold features of birds around the globe.

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.

“To The Pavement” by Photographer Alan-Michael Duval


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Rohan Chaurasia on how his childhood in India influences his design practice, exploring mundanity and animism

Its Nice That

Rohan combines graphic design and illustration to explore “how the sacred, spiritual qualities present in ancient structures can also apply to the newer, quotidian ones”.

Ballerina From The Air: Aerial photographer Brad Walls captures ballet like never before

Creative Boom

To mark World Ballet Day this week, award-winning aerial photographer Brad Walls, also known as Bradscanvas , has released a new body of work that captures the performance dance as you've never seen it before.

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