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Avoiding the unnecessary: Brodie Kaman's tactile, typographically-led practice

Creative Boom

Berlin-based art director and graphic designer Brodie Kaman is a force to be reckoned with, boasting a captivating practice that combines a dynamic starkness with a relaxed, somewhat free-hand candidness across the work he does. "I

How to Use Instagram Insights to Grow Your Business in 2021

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Eddie Segal. Without a proper way to measure your marketing processes, you can’t tell if you’re making any progress or going in the entirely wrong direction.

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How to Create Detailed Graphic Patterns in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

Patterns come in all kinds of styles, from simple repetitive shapes to complex graphical arrays. In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to share some tips for creating detailed pattern effects that are made with full-colour illustrations.

Illustrator Spotlight: Liam Cobb

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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.

Artist Shirien Damra's moving mural marks America's first 'Immigrant Day of Resilience'

Creative Boom

Photography by Carla Carrasco Ocampo. Artist Shirien Damra has created a bright and hopeful mural to commemorate 'Immigrant Day of Resilience', a new annual date in the calendar that honours the strength of immigrant communities amid a long history of marginalisation in the United States.

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25 Tattoo Design Elements: Brushes, Vector Art and ToolKits

Just Creative

Tattoos have been around for as long as we can remember. As a matter of fact, experts claim that evidence of human tattoos can be traced from around 3370 BC to 3100 BC. That mentioned, it’s understandable why tattoos are still very much celebrated today.

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Study Design Abroad: Ximena Jimenez, Peru to Shillington Melbourne

Shillington

Shillington Melbourne graduate Ximena Jimenez’s LinkedIn bio states “Born in Trujillo, Raised in Lima, Shaped in Neumünster, Fashioned in Bangkok, Based in Melbourne” and we think that’s a great way of summing things up.

Bristol Photo Festival launches with a theme that celebrates 'A Sense of Place'

Creative Boom

Rian with friends, 2017 © Peyton Fulford. Bristol Photo Festival kicks off in May, a new biennial celebration with a year-round programme of commissions, collaborations, and exhibitions by both local and international artists.

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The Best Printers for Graphic Designers in 2021 & How To Choose What’s Right For You

Just Creative

While many things in this world have taken the digital route, if you work in any creative field such as graphic design, you know how being able to print physical copies of your work can help not only you get a better idea of how the final project will look but is also a great way for your clients to get an idea of how things are going.

50% Off The Bare Bone Skull Creator ?? FIRST 250 SETS ONLY

Spoon Graphics

Creating stunning designs with gruesome skulls has never been easier with The Bare Bone Skull Creator. This brilliant toolkit is an interactive collection of 139+ professionally drawn elements that can be organised and composed in infinite ways.

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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.

3 Ocean Photographers Creating Intoxicating Images

Trendland

Words Kylie McDowell. Fuel your wanderlust with intoxicating images created by these 3 ocean photographers from far-flung places around the world. From Italy to Australia, each captures the awe-inspiring natural world at its finest. FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHY nature ocean

Lauren Tepfer's photographs capture what it's like to grow up in American suburbia

Creative Boom

Setanta Books has just released its latest bi-monthly publication , 006 by Lauren Tepfer, as part of an ongoing collaboration with Open Doors Gallery , a platform that looks to support and highlight emerging and early career photographic artists.

The Clearing helps Marcus Rashford call Full Time on food poverty

DesignWeek

London-based design studio The Clearing has created the branding for footballer Marcus Rashford and chef Tom Kerridge’s new initiative to end food poverty in the UK. The Clearing has created the the branding for Full Time, which includes the visual identity, naming and strategy. link].

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AZ Awards 2021: Meet the Finalists!

Azure Magazine

In a challenging year, design has continued to lift our spirits. Case in point: the 1,209 submissions from 57 countries to the 2021 AZ Awards. From this standout number, our esteemed jurors have selected 72 finalists in 22 categories.

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.

Why Web Designers Should Learn Multiple Content Management Systems

Speckyboy Design Magazine

We live in an era where web designers have become ultra-specialized. Many tend to have a narrow focus regarding the tools they use and types of projects they accept. It didn’t used to be this way. Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the industry was a bit scattered. I certainly fit that mold.

Tomesha Faxio's photographs celebrate the beauty of black hair in its most natural state

Creative Boom

© Tomesha Faxio. In photographer and mixed-media artist Tomesha Faxio 's powerful new series, we see a celebration of pride, authenticity and blackness.

“American Backyard” by Photographer Elliot Ross

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How to Write an Annual Report

Canny

DISCLAIMER: this blog post is only meant as a guide and is not intended to give any legal advice. All annual reports should ensure that they fulfil the legal requirements of their own country or state by referring to the guidance provided by the relevant regulatory bodies.

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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

10 Best Pro Fonts for Clean and Minimal Logo Design

Just Creative

If you have a clean and minimalist style in mind when designing your logo, a simplistic approach to typography is essential to achieve that look. There’s no doubt that these iconic logo designers would agree that minimalism and simplicity is what makes a logo timeless and memorable.

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Acclaimed director Brent Harris says a fond farewell to Daft Punk in new film

Creative Boom

Award-winning commercials and film director Brent Harris has just released La Légende, a short film that pays homage to Daft Punk. Harris says his three-minute tribute is a "love letter" to the electronic music duo who disbanded in February.

“Scenes from the Last Day on Planet Earth” by Photographer Chris Maggio

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The Grumpy Designer Wonders: Why Are Clients So Cheap?

Speckyboy Design Magazine

If the internet has accomplished one thing (beyond giving us web designers a career), perhaps it’s the emboldening of cheapskates. The ability to get free and low-cost items online has outshined even the most fervent coupon-clippers of yesteryear.

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.

Rhythmic and fluid, Zuzanna Rogatty’s design practice is likened to a dance

Its Nice That

Based between New York and Hawaii, the Polish graphic designer applies her experimental and detailed approach to both freelance projects and her role at Collins.

The iconic Rockefeller Center building in New York just got new branding

Creative Boom

Marketing agency Known has created the new branding for an iconic NYC landmark, the Rockefeller Center. The distinctive tower was built around a century ago during the Great Depression and, according to Known, was designed to be the "ultimate urban campus".

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“Purple is Black Blooming” by Photographer Aaron Chapman

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10 Best Tools for Testing Responsive Websites

SpyreStudios

Anyone who builds websites knows that responsive design is important. In fact, any modern website should be built with responsive techniques in mind. While there are plenty of tools for creating responsivity , it’s tougher to find debugging & testing tools.

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.

“There’s a massive potential for design”: an Australian design guide

DesignWeek

In Perth, Australia, a series of public bus stops represents a personal journey for graphic designer Kevin Wilson. The redesigned signage features Aboriginal artwork, rendered in a minimalist style and simple colour palette.

Revealing photographs by Ted Lau that offer a fresh perspective of North Korea

Creative Boom

© Ted Lau. Growing up in Hong Kong, award-winning photographer Ted Lau was always curious about North Korea after seeing daily headlines about missile tests and nuclear weapons.

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Do You Need A Degree To Be A Graphic Designer In 2021?

Shillington

At Shillington, we often get approached by prospective students who are eager to learn skills to start a graphic design career.

“Notice” by Photographer Wesley Verhoeve

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Alice Yuan Zhang’s digital creations examine consumption, politics and her “responsibilities as an immigrant”

Its Nice That

The LA-based artist and designer talks us through her practice, spanning art direction, graphic design, web design, coding, 3D modelling, AR and VR.