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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

Noupe

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.

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.

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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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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.

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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.

Death of a?Typeface

I Love Typography

Robert Granjon (1513–90) was a French type designer who, in 1557, invented a new style of typeface that was modeled on contemporary handwriting. It later came to be know as Civilité, after the civilité of etiquette books that the typeface often appeared in.

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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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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.

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.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Domenico Carnimeo

Booooooom

Illustration Domenico Carnimeo illustrations illustrator italy

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.

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.

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.

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Photographer Spotlight: Karim El Maktafi

Booooooom

Photo karim el maktafi milan photographer photography

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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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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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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.

“Oklahoma” by Photographer Rahim Fortune

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Photo new york city oklahoma photographer photography rahim fortune texas

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10 Amazing Animated Text CSS & JavaScript Code Snippets

Speckyboy Design Magazine

You can make some pretty dazzling text effects with basic CSS and a few lines of JavaScript. These effects range from text display animations to 3D rotations or anything else you can imagine.

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.

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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Adobe Character Animator: Everything You Need to Know + Free Puppets

Graphic Mama

American computer software company Adobe has been widely known as specialists in Creativity software products for years with a host of top-ranked household name products like Photoshop, Acrobat, Flash, Lightroom, and Illustrator among many, many others.

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Dealing with the Low or No-Profit Areas of Your Freelance Web Design Business

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Starting a freelance design business is something of an experiment. You throw all kinds of ideas out there and see what works. And, over time, you get to learn the results. When those results are tallied, not every idea is going to come out a winner.

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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Ollie Hirst's conceptual illustrations on science, the human body, and some of the world's biggest stories

Creative Boom

Describing himself as a "life-long cardiac pacemaker patient", Manchester-based Ollie Hirst is a conceptual illustrator that has a natural affinity to science and the human body, but he also loves to stay abreast of world news. "I

The Earth Issue Black Lives Matter Print Fundraiser

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Photo black lives matter fundraiser photography

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Dreaming Vinyl is a platform that turns songs into animated vinyl stickers

Its Nice That

Founded by Jay Vaz and Lawrie Miller, Dreaming Vinyl is all about discovering music and experimenting with the vinyl sticker design process.

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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Photographs by Samar Baiomy that document the impact of rising seas on Alexandria's 'Little Venice'

Creative Boom

Visual artist Samar Baiomy has spent the last two years documenting the demolishment of houses in Alexandria's 'Little Venice' in Egypt, picking out details of internal walls and discarded items to pay homage to the people who once lived there. Known as the El-Max (??????)

Reviewed: Friday Likes 332: From Peck Design Associates, Positivity Branding, and Olssøn Barbieri

Under Consideration / Brand

“From Peck Design Associates, Positivity Branding, and Olssøn Barbieri”. No connecting thread or common approach this week, with work from Nashville, Amsterdam, and Oslo. Rare Bird by Peck Design Associates.

Surreal Animal Collages by Katarzyna & Marcin Owczarek

Trendland

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 ".

Graduating in a downturn: Advice from creatives who survived the 2008 crash

Its Nice That

Illustrator Jean Jullien, art director Emilie Chen, Moving Brands’ Jonny Naismith, freelancer Victoria Kochowski, and It’s Nice That’s very own founder Will Hudson offer their guidance on how to hold on in rocky times. Features

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