Sat.Jun 06, 2020 - Fri.Jun 12, 2020

How to Create a Colourful Geometric Pattern in Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

Making geometric patterns in Adobe Illustrator is always a fun creative project. You can follow the same basic technique each time but experiment with different shapes and colours to create endless pattern styles.

Thoughts on the Early Adoption of Web Development Tools

Speckyboy Design Magazine

It seems like every day new tools aimed at web designers are released. And they tend to generate some buzz, as design blogs are always in search of something new to talk about (guilty as charged). But, should you actually be using these items?


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Mobile App Marketing: How To Make Your New App Visible To Potential Customers


If a website wants to be visible on Google, it needs a good SEO strategy. The same story goes for mobile apps , only this time it needs an ASO strategy – basically, how to get your app visible in the app store. It doesn’t matter how awesome, how user-friendly or how useful your app is.

Illustrations by artist and cyclist Jen Lewis for the UCI that celebrate World Bicycle Day

Creative Boom

It was probably the best decision of her career when Jen Lewis decided to combine her two greatest passions: cycling and illustration.

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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.

Pantone Colour Swatch Mockups for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a really unique collection of Photoshop mockup templates to download this week, courtesy of New Tropical Design Studio. These Pantone Colour Swatch Mockups help you quickly and easily create trendy photographs, style guides, and cool social media content.

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.

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Creative Boom's recommended summer reading list for 2020

Creative Boom

Have you been watching a lot of TV lately? You're not alone. But now that lockdown's easing and we're allowed back out to the parks and beaches (social distancing all the way, of course), it's an excellent time to get our noses back into a good book.

Top 15 Affinity Lettering Brushes

Just Creative

Affinity Designer is a program that many graphic designers prefer over Adobe Illustrator because of the different options that it offers as well as the ease of use it comes with.

Upgrade Your Font Library with These Professional Level Typefaces at 99% Off

Spoon Graphics

Is your font library in need of an upgrade? If so, you won’t find a better deal than this bundle of professional level font families. This collection is discounted by 99% for a limited time, giving you the opportunity to acquire $2485 worth of top quality fonts for just $29.

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How to Find Design Clients During a Lockdown

Creative Market

One of the biggest concerns for designers is how to find clients during this time of worldwide lockdowns. With many businesses still shut, regular customers disappearing, and no short-term end to this uncertainty, what are designers supposed to do?

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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.

How to get a half scholarship to study graphic design at Shillington

Creative Boom

Whether you're a recent design graduate looking to build on your degree, or an established professional looking to switch careers, Shillington 's intensive graphic design courses are both a practical and affordable way to propel yourself into your dream job. And here's some even better news.

10 of the Best Whiteboard Videos on The Web

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Victor Blasco. Whiteboard videos are one of the most popular and esthetically inspired types of videos to add to your marketing campaign.

Photographer Spotlight: Karim El Maktafi


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Print Equals Human

Graphic Design USA

Kevin Kernan of GDLOFT on the power of print, especially now, to cut through the digital clutter and appeal to the senses. People, he writes, want their humanity back.

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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.

Taylor Alarcón on growing up in Chicago, discovering a love of photography, and why he's hopeful for the future

Creative Boom

Originally from Chicago, Taylor Alarcón is a self-taught portrait and documentary photographer based in Northern California.

The Best-Ever Freelancing Course for Designers & Creatives – Master Pricing, Proposals & Sales

Just Creative

I’m a big believer of online education, but I have to be honest, the market is saturated and it’s hard to find a robust course, put together someone you can actually trust, with real-world experience behind them.

Illustrator Spotlight: Domenico Carnimeo


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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Badoo done In-house

Under Consideration / Brand

“A Change of Heart”. Established in 2006, Badoo is the largest social discovery network in the world with the mission to "provide the best technology for people to meet, because happiness is better shared". More colloquially, it's one of the most popular dating apps in the world.

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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

The Big Front Room: A year in pictures at one of Manchester's best-loved music venues

Creative Boom

It was originally a cinema, built in the 1930s in a beautiful art deco style. It later became a concert venue and was where many of us saw our first gig.

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.

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Surreal Animal Collages by Katarzyna & Marcin Owczarek


Words TL Team. Belgium-based duo artists Katarzyna & Marcin Owczarek submitted us these wonderful surreal Animal Collages. Telling stories is a part of their photography project based on surrealistic imagery. The ongoing mixed-media series of collages, titled " My Hearth is An Animal ".

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Foot Locker by Jones Knowles Ritchie

Under Consideration / Brand

“The Empire Stripes Back”. Established in 1974, Foot Locker is a sportswear and footwear retailer with a global presence.

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.

Pablo Albarenga wins The Photographer of the Year title in the 2020 World Photography Awards

Creative Boom

Uruguay artist Pablo Albarenga has been crowned The Photographer of the Year in the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards for his series, Seeds of Resistance.

Josh Durham on Designing Throat by Ellen Van Neerven

Spine Magazine

Josh Durham is a multi award-winning designer who worked in the magazine industry before setting up his company Design by Committee in sunny Australia. Here he talks us through his process for creating the vibrant cover for Throat.

The 20 Best Photoshop Actions for Creating Stunning Dispersion Effects

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Dispersion effects create a really cool look in your finished photos. This effect basically works by taking an image and then breaking up on one edge so that it appears as though it’s been broken up into tiny pieces.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Little League by Ologie

Under Consideration / Brand

“In a League of their Own”. Established in 1939, Little League is a nonprofit organization based in South Williamsport, PA, that organizes local youth baseball and softball leagues throughout the United States and the rest of the world.

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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.

Clerkenwell Brothers give Little Miracles an identity to celebrate its 100% recyclable sparkling ice tea

Creative Boom

The Clerkenwell Brothers has crafted an identity for Little Miracles, a new 100% recyclable sparkling ice tea range that has committed to going plastic-free by 2023.

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“Oklahoma” by Photographer Rahim Fortune


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Illustrations by Romane Bonsoir Are Reminders of the Little Ways to Be Kind to Yourself

Brown Paper Bag

Illustrator Romane Bonsoir creates images that combine colorful nature with the beauty that comes from feeling yourself.

Reimaging Graphic Design via a Prism of Cyberpunk, Brutalism & Steampunk


After the recent pandemic challenge, the planet is entering a new age. During a lockdown, we have faced many technology disruptions that reminded us once again about the importance of massive digital transformation.

Your Space or Mine: Artists and designers spread messages of positivity across the UK

Creative Boom

Following on from its popular Community is Kindness project, the Build Hollywood family of Jack , Jack Arts and Diabolical have collaborated with artists and designers from across the UK to bring even more positivity to our streets.

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