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Small Business Web Design – Essential Expert Advice

Inkbot Design

Small Business Web Design – Essential Expert Advice. Having a website is crucial because you can connect with your customers. Many people will visit your site because they are looking for information about your business.

35 Creative Monogram Logos For Inspiration

Graphic Design Junction

Making a monogram logos just got much quicker and easier. You won’t need any magic school training to start pulling monograms out of hats in seconds rather than minutes. Simply type any two-letter combo starting with an uppercase letter followed by a lowercase letter, and “Shazam!”

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Photographs by Helga Stentzel of clothes on a washing line transformed into charming animals

Creative Boom

Smoothie © Helga Stentzel. During a spot of laundry a few years back, London-based Russian-born artist Helga Stentzel got the idea for a unique series featuring clothes on a washing line cleverly staged as different animals.

Clean Tones Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a great collection of Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of Hydrozi. This set of Clean Tones effects transform your images with a bright, clean and warm look.

Fonts to Fall in Love With

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. In last week’s newsletter we looked at some of the fantastic fonts released during out first Font Fashion Week. In this second part, we introduce you to six families that we’re sure you’ll want to get to know better.

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Stylish Instagram Carousel Post Template for Adobe Photoshop

We And The Color

This super-stylish Instagram carousel post template is available for free download with an Adobe Stock trial subscription. Created by Adobe Stock contributor @Marcel , this Instagram carousel post template for Adobe Photoshop includes 16 matching design options.

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40+ Remarkable Hand Lettering Typography Designs For Inspiration

Graphic Design Junction

Creative and inspiring hand lettering and digital lettering quotes with positive vibes. Nowadays graphic designers and artists are using watercolor, chalkboard, paper, and gold glam textures to make attractive inspirational quotes and lettering typography designs with goodtype thoughts.

Crane by Collins

BP&O

In 1775 Crane paper was used to print the first money for the American colonies, and by 1801 the company was the primary paper producer for local and regional banks.

Selected Illustrations by ?ình ?i?p

We And The Color

Check out these fantastic illustrations by ?ình p is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In addition to a range of commissioned projects, the talented designer loves to create dreamlike illustrations. Below you can see a small selection of illustrations.

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Holly Stapleton mixes gouache with digital art to create works bathed in golden hour light

Creative Boom

Say Goodnight, 2021 © Holly Stapleton. Taking a photographer's favourite hour of the day, when a golden light bathes everything in a flattering warmth, Holly Stapleton 's illustrations are pleasingly soft, charming and tender.

20+ Best Portfolio WordPress Themes 2022

Graphic Design Junction

Best Portfolio WordPress Themes , custom-built for modern creative websites, including agency, portfolio, graphic designer and magazine as well as photography websites.

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Swee Kombucha by Bedow

BP&O

Although its recent rise to popularity has been rapid, running a quick search on ‘kombucha’ reveals that until the 21st century it had seen little category growth since its creation, more than 2000 years ago.

Pentagram, NYT Top Type Directors Club Competition

Graphic Design USA

The winners of the Type Directors Club TDC68 Communication Design and 25TDC Typeface Design competitions have been announced. Pentagram and The New York Times Magazine were the most honored.

Work From Shed: The garden office has never looked so appealing in this tribute to homeworking

Creative Boom

Holloway Lightbox - John Holloway Photography. As remote working is well and truly here to stay, you might want to swap your humble dining room table for something a little more permanent.

Free Men T-Shirt Mockup

Graphic Design Junction

Yet an another high-quality free t-shirt mockup PSD template, perfect for showcasing men apparel designs on photorealistic mockup. This round neck T-shirt mockup is ideal to showcase your brand t-shirt designs in a flawless way.

Hal2 Branding by George&Harrison

We And The Color

George&Harrison developed this unique brand identity for Hal2. George&Harrison is an Eindhoven, Netherlands-based studio with an international team of talented people with notable skills. Together they develop solid strategies and engaging designs for cultural and commercial organizations.

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Grady: Motion Is Branding’s Future

Graphic Design USA

Kevin Grady is a Senior Partner in design at Lippincott, a global creative consultancy, where he spearheads programs out of the San Francisco office. He contends that motion design is the future of branding.

Dylan Collard explores our connection with dogs in new photography book

Creative Boom

From the series and book, Living With Dogs © Dylan Collard. Award-winning photographer and keen dog trainer Dylan Collard explores people's connections with their canine friends in Living With Dogs, an upcoming photo book filled with snaps of owners and their pets.

20+ Monogram Fonts For Monogram Logos

Graphic Design Junction

Creative monogram fonts specially designed for creating stunning monogram logos in no time. Monogram fonts includes regular and bold with uppercase and lower uppercase characters. The fonts have endless options to create high quality professional monograms.

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How to Start Testing Your Website with a Screen Reader

SpeckyBoy

There’s no doubt as to the importance of building accessible websites. It’s a constant topic of discussion in the web design community. And, in my opinion, most designers want to get it right. Accessibility impacts all of us in one way or another.

How to Start Your Own Online Graphic Design Business

Inkbot Design

How to Start Your Own Online Graphic Design Business. From creating engaging websites and ebooks to designing eye-catching graphics, print or digital products, graphic design has become one of the most valuable skills in business today.

George Byrne's abstract photos of Los Angeles turn the city into a candy-coloured dreamscape

Creative Boom

From the book and series, Post Truth © George Byrne. Over the years, photographer George Byrne has turned his camera lens to the modernist structures of suburban Los Angeles and transformed them into painterly abstractions.

Free T-Shirt Mockup

Graphic Design Junction

Download high-quality free t-shirt mockup template, perfect for showcasing your gorgeous apparel designs on photorealistic mockup. This round neck T-shirt mockup is ideal to showcase your brand t-shirt designs in a flawless way.

“If I’m not having fun, I scrap it”: Emma Bers on the joys of using Play-Doh to make posters

Its Nice That

This Chicago-based graphic designer taught herself how to use Photoshop over lockdown, and just two years later her colourful, juicy, type-filled posters are going down a storm.

The Dallas Networking Events you Need to Attend

Canny

The experience gained by attending Dallas networking events is second to none. Especially for the startup founders looking to grow their business and their contact list at the same time. It goes without saying, but there are various networking events in Dallas worth attending.

Illustrator Aura Lewis on making feminist statements, Mrs America, and her vintage-yet-modern style

Creative Boom

Illustrator, designer and author Aura Lewis creates joyful, colourful worlds where the personal is political. Renowned for her feminist-themed illustrations, Aura's work takes traditionally 'girly' visual elements and turns them into empowering statements.

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Wordle is a masterclass in product design simplicity

UX Collective

Some of the most fun I’ve had this year is playing Wordle with my friends and family. But I’m a product designer and a programmer, so as I played, I couldn’t help but notice some strange things about how it was constructed.

Yuna Kim wants to see graphic design become a more tactile medium

Its Nice That

Creating exhibition scratch cards and immersive wall-to-floor designs, the Seoul-based creative has no interest in keeping things simple.

A Business Owners Guide to Awesome Coworking Space in Dallas

Canny

As the city becomes an increasingly desirable destination for entrepreneurs , there is lots of coworking space in Dallas to take advantage of. Dallas is home to some of the most successful businesses, including over twenty fortune 500 companies and American Airlines.

Bored of Apes? Here's an artist's guide to NFTs that won't drive you bananas

Creative Boom

Bored Ape Yacht Club. Image licensed via Adobe Stock (By Jimmy Tudeschi). Assuming you're not living on a desert island with a volleyball named Wilson, you've likely heard of NFTs, for better or for worse.

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Designing big, complex products from scratch

UX Collective

3 tips for overcoming complexity and going from 0 to 1. Illustration by Namkhing Leesomprasong Every new product comes with core design challenges.

Weekly News for Designers ? 640

SpeckyBoy

Ideal SVG exports – Some thoughts regarding how design tools should export the vector format. On-Scroll Text Repetition Animation – This tutorial demonstrates an on-scroll animation that shows repeated fragments of big text.

AZ Awards 2022: Meet the Finalists

Azure Magazine

The news is in : The AZ Awards jury has selected 70 finalists from around the world. In a year when design thinking that reimagines our cities is needed more than ever, we have major contenders in three urban design sub-categories: overall visions, infrastructure and interventions.

Broker by In-House International is a 'rough and tumble' typeface inspired by paper cut lettering

Creative Boom

In a sea of stylish wobbles and delicate swashes, Broker is the typographic equivalent of deciding to face the world raw and unfiltered.