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How Freelance Designers Can Thrive in a Tough Economy

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Economies rise and fall. It’s a cycle that can impact all of us in both positive and negative ways. But freelancers can be particularly vulnerable to these shifts. Working as a solo web designer means that you’re always fending for yourself.

Best Places Where You Can Find Web Design Inspiration

Graphic Mama

Designing a website, it not an easy task. Like any design, the blank page is the most frightening aspect. Then you’ve got to think of all the aspects beyond the aesthetics, the content, branding, usability, and functionality.

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Top 3 email design principles you need to use right away [Guest Post]

Design Roast

Everybody knows that email has the highest ROI among all other marketing channels. The reason is quite obvious. It’s the channel most used for lead nurturing. You create a list of contacts interested in your product, send them timely and engaging content to get them to buy from you repeatedly.

PosterLad: Award-winning project boasts posters inspired by '90s graphics, VHS packaging, and Bauhaus

Creative Boom

Taking inspiration from old VHS packaging, '90s graphics and retro culture, together with a strong influence of Bauhaus, this growing series of poster designs by Czech designer Vratislav Pecka is proving ever-popular with the creative community.

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.

Resize vs Resample: How To Properly Change Image Size and Resolution in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

Resizing an image sounds like one of the simplest things you could do in Photoshop, but there are actually some common mistakes you should avoid. If you’re a professional designer or photographer, it becomes complicated when you need to factor in print size and resolution.

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100 Amazing Graphic Designers to Follow on Instagram

Shillington

Instagram has come a long way since it was first launched a decade ago. If you scroll back through anyone’s timelines I’m sure their first posts are a selfie with a Sierra filter pasted over it.

Monotype launches the redesign of the iconic Futura, the only font on the moon

Creative Boom

Since its original design in 1927, Futura has given expression to the Bauhaus movement, has been to the moon and helped some of the world's most iconic brands "just do it" and "give you wings". It is the definitive Modern typeface and has defined geometric-sans for 90 years.

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Huge Discounts on Exclusive New Products at the Design Cuts Birthday Event

Spoon Graphics

My friends at Design Cuts are celebrating their 7th birthday over the next 2 weeks with an exciting lineup of live design sessions and fantastic discounts on their marketplace of design resources.

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Photographer Spotlight: Sara Meinz

Booooooom

Sara Meinz. Photographer and art director. currently based in Galicia, Spain. Sara Meinz’s Website. Sara Meinz on Instagram. Photo editor pick member photographer photography Sara Meinz spain

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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.

Why Conversational Marketing is Essential For Your Business

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Andre Oentoro. In today’s world, customers have an endless sea of choices when it comes to brands and products. And they’re only getting more and more fickle each day. If your brand can’t provide them with a product or service they need, they’re going to leave you for your competitors. This situation makes winning customers’ hearts an uphill battle, especially if you’re a small business owner trying to make ends meet.

Pixel artist Jason Tammemagi shares his love of cyberpunk, retrowave and 1980s culture

Creative Boom

Jason Tammemägi is best known for his Dublin-based children's television work, Mooshku. But he's also the pixel artist behind passion project, Genuine Human Art – an appealing showcase of pixel artworks inspired by cyberpunk and retrowave.

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These Most Popular Design Bundles Are Being Re-run. Grab as Many as You Can!

Spoon Graphics

As part of the Design Cuts birthday event, over the next week 28 of their most popular design bundles are being re-run! This is a great second-chance opportunity to pick up any of these fantastic 99% off deals that you might have missed.

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“What About the Horses” by Photographer Katie Murray

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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.

Roll up roll up! La Perruque is a 1x90cm magazine publishing type specimens on print margins

Its Nice That

Meet the minuscule typography magazine and publishing research project with a difference.

Maisy Summer's charming illustrations for a new cookbook that showcases 'creative meals on a budget'

Creative Boom

Manchester-based illustrator Maisy Summer has just finished illustrating and curating a new cookbook for students at Manchester Metropolitan University, featuring easy recipes for meals on a budget.

The Future of Ontario Place: Towards an Inclusive Preservation Dialogue

Azure Magazine

When Ontario Place was included in the World Monuments Fund’s 2020 Watch , it joined the likes of Paris’s Notre-Dame Cathedral and Chile’s Easter Island in a global survey of cultural heritage sites in need of urgent action.

“Haiti to Hood” by Artist Daveed Baptiste

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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

Sculpt

Identity Designed

Sculpt is an interior architectural studio and workshop based in Birmingham. They needed a comprehensive rebrand to give them a stronger presence across all touchpoints, echoing Sculpt’s fundamental principles – reshape, redesign, refine.

Charcoal, textured portraits by Collins Obijiaku delve into black identity and experiences

Creative Boom

In his new body of work, Nigerian painter Collins Obijiaku delves into notions of blackness, lived experience, interiority and identity, as well as representation.

How materialism affects a woman’s lifestyle according to Korean illustrator and artist Leebin Soyeon

Its Nice That

The artist and illustrator known for her unique airbrush techniques discusses her latest comic and exhibition.

Call to Submit: Booooooom 20~20 Art Print Editions

Booooooom

We’re very excited to announce an new open call for our 20~20 Art Editions for artists! Back in May, we had an open call for artist to submit work to our 20~20 Art Editions and had hundreds of amazing photo submissions.

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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.

5 Things to Tell Your Clients About WordPress Security

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Building and securing a WordPress website is always a challenge. Developers take great care to write solid code and implement features such as security plugins to mitigate the inevitable attacks. Even so, we’re not out of the woods.

Photographs by Shin Noguchi reveal the humorous and quirky moments of everyday life in Japan

Creative Boom

A giraffe wanders into a temple and greets Buddhist monks like an old friend. Workers dive into random gaps in giant bushes for no apparent reason. And police officers help a slumped businessman to stand up, seemingly unable to keep his head up.

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Sm;)e book charts the divergent graphic design heritage of the smiley

Its Nice That

Compiled by DJ DB Burkeman and artist Rich Browd, the publication compiles dozens of visual interpretations of the symbol by artists such as Jeremy Deller and Norman Cook.

“Little Black Boy” by Photographer Rashod Taylor

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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.

Get Out the Vote: Creative Ideas for Photographers

Feature Shoot

“Photographers are the hidden heroes of getting out the vote,” Andy Bernstein, the Executive Director at HeadCount , a non-partisan organization that works with musicians to register voters and promote participation in democracy, tells us.

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The Teacher is a tribute to those who dedicate their lives to educating the next generation

Creative Boom

If 2020 has taught us anything – not that many of us needed reminding – it's the importance of key workers in our society; those who play a pivotal role in our daily lives.

“I find myself speaking more and more to the plants”: Brendan George Ko on his foliage infused photography

Its Nice That

The mixed-media photographer has returned with more illusory and nature-rich imagery.

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