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Creative Guide: Express your personality through pattern and typography with Kris Andrew Small

Its Nice That

As part of New World, our collaboration with Today at Apple, we’re bringing you a series of step-by-step Creative Guides which allow you to complete a project, guided by a leading creative. Features

Design Case Study: Marmont Road Bespoke Detective Agency by Lizzie Curtis


We always love hearing about the personal design projects that our Shillington Teachers take on, but Shillington London Teacher Lizzie Curtis caught our attention with her’s for more reasons than one.


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10 Ways How You Can Use AI in E-commerce


Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and natural language processing (NLP) are three of the hottest technologies on the marketplace at the moment, and they power many of the tools and applications that we use on a daily basis, from Netflix and YouTube to the eCommerce stores where we spend our money.

Typography tips and best practices for websites

Designer Daily

One crucial component of an excellent website is to have clear communication. It is vital as it establishes a relationship between the brand and the user. Around ninety percent of all information is text. Text is represented through typography – it is a way to communicate efficiently.

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.

Bespoke typography provides the branding backbone for microbrewery Diagonale

Creative Boom

Launched in 2019, Diagonale is an independent micro-brewery in Broussy-le-Grand, Marne, in northeastern France. At the end of last year, they asked Brand Brothers to craft a visual identity for the project.

The 25 Best Outline Fonts for Your Designs (Free & Paid)

Just Creative

Perfect for creating web designs, branding projects and headlines, and more, outline fonts can make your designs stand out. An outline font can help make your design stand out. .

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Photographer Spotlight: Jan Khür


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Mask Appeal: Anton Burmistrov's designs give a Mexican twist to tequila brand

Creative Boom

Anton Burmistrov is a multidisciplinary graphic designer born in Estonia, who has lived in Mexico, Colombia, Bangladesh and China, and now resides in London.

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Jinhwa Jang draws abstract figures, neon landscapes and dystopian futures

Its Nice That

Inspired by Japanese comics, anime and games, the Seoul-based illustrator knows how to work a good (and weird) narrative.

Weekly News for Designers ? 587

Speckyboy Design Magazine

bloo – This open-source “low fidelity” wireframe kit includes over 250 components and support for dark mode. The Junior Designer Starter Pack – This collection of helpful design tools and resources can help junior (and senior) designers get things done.

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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.

“A Kind of Blindness, A Kind of Sight” by Photographer Jaclyn Kolev Brown


Jaclyn Kolev Brown is an artist and photographer based in Richmond, Virginia, where she teaches photography at Virginia Commonwealth University. Walking the line between reality and surrealism, her work often emanates from a central theme of questioning identity.

Posters by Formist that champion 'inventive' typography

Creative Boom

Letters are kind of a big deal for Formist – the renowned publisher, type foundry and design studio based in Sydney, Australia. And now it's bringing a whole load of new letters to your walls with the launch of some fresh type posters this month.

Rational Simplicity: Celebrating Rudolph de Harak, an unsung hero of mid-century graphic design

Its Nice That

Richard Poulin pays homage to the trailblazing American graphic designer, hoping to share his rich, varied and vibrant portfolio with a wider audience. Features

Storytelling Pictures

Joe McNally

My dear friend and fellow photog of many years, PF Bentley , recently shot me a super solid and sent me a beautiful 16×20 rendition of the moment of the transition of power, from January, 2001. Framed it, and it’s about to go up on the wall.

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.

University Press Cover Round-Up

Spine Magazine

We welcome you to another in our ongoing feature in which notable book cover designer Jordan Wannemacher periodically highlights a selection of recent university press cover designs. Please enjoy this celebration of amazing work. This list is in no particular order. Credits are listed below.

The groundbreaking colour tool that united art with creatures, and artists with zoologists

Creative Boom

What can 21st-century creatives learn from the mid-1800s? Quite a lot, it turns out, when you consider the findings that were made then around chromatic pairs and colour theory, and taking a very designer-ish approach to viewing the world around us.

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Six Feet Apart Please is a digital time-capsule of social distancing stickers made over lockdown

Its Nice That

Savannah Walker, a New York-based graphic designer, has launched an open-source library of markings and stickers from around the city.

5 Web Design Trends That Unfolded in 2021

Web Design Ledger

Given all the drama, panic and fear that dominated 2020, we are seeing brands tone down their usage of color in 2021. Businesses, their customers, and the population as a whole have had to make adjustments.

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

Why You Should Further Educate Yourself as a Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Everyone knows that education is the best investment a designer can make to further his or her career. But what does that mean, exactly? Should you go back to school (or attend for the first time)? Should you find a mentor or study the greats repeatedly until you perfect your craft?

Whimsical themes, everyday scenes: the art of Loe Lee

Creative Boom

Loe Lee is a Chinese-American illustrator, designer, and muralist whose whimsical images tell short stories with a bit of splash of magic.

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Sydney Ligouri: Educator To Watch

Graphic Design USA

Sydney Ligouri is a designer who has been teaching at Shillington for over three years and was recently promoted to Head of the New York campus, overseeing all teaching and teaching teams. She is the first of our 2021 Educators to Watch.

New animated short emphasises the harsh realities of animal testing

Creative Review

Anti-animal cruelty charity, Humane Society International (HSI), has launched Save Ralph, a short film to spotlight the realities of animal testing.

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.

Identifying and Improving Your Weaknesses as a Web Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Web design and development are incredibly vast fields. There are so many potential skills to learn and areas in which to specialize. That means even the top people in the industry will have holes in their knowledge.

Susan Kandel's photography explores the world of America's East Coast Catholics

Creative Boom

When the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church comes to town, you might expect a photographer to grab their long lens and try to get a shot of the pontiff. But when Pope John Paul II visited the Boston Common in October 1979, American photographer Susan Kandel took a different approach.

The Best of Brand Partnerships


The best brand partnerships are truly something special. They can add significant value to their combined customer base or send a powerful message. But what is a brand partnership, exactly? How do they work? And most importantly, how do they benefit you?

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Go behind the scenes of Wes Anderson and an Oscar-nominated short: Tickets are now available for April’s Nicer Tuesdays Online!

Its Nice That

Annie Atkins, graphic prop maker for film, and Oscar-nominated animator and director Siqi Song take to the online stage for our monthly edition creative talks.

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.

How Modernizr Can Help You Implement CSS Fallbacks

Speckyboy Design Magazine

As web designers, we are often encouraged to utilize the latest and greatest features that CSS has to offer. And there are plenty of compelling reasons to do so. Techniques like CSS Grid and Flexbox make quick work of common layouts , while CSS animations add movement and interactivity.

King Owusu creates loving portraits in tribute to the 'strong women' in his life

Creative Boom

King Owusu is celebrating his West African heritage this month by representing the inspiring matriarchal figures in his Ghanaian-London community in a new series of portraits on display on billboards across London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The amount Should You Pay For a Logo Design?

Graphic Design 24

How much Pay For a Logo Design? We realize a decent organization name is vital. Some would even spend a decent amount to get an eminent showcasing research organization to find a decent brand name to synergize the name of item/administration with the commercial center.

In figurative and dynamic paintings, Peter Uka depicts the scenes of his childhood in Nigeria

Its Nice That

Inspired by a profound love of music, the Cologne-based artist depicts detailed scenes of dance and everyday life.

The Best 15 Business Card Mockup Templates

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Business cards are a great way to share your contact information during networking events or even when you meet a potential customer or business partner.