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8 Tips to Help You Grow as a Freelance Designer

Inkbot Design

8 Tips to Help You Grow as a Freelance Designer. Freelance design has exploded in the last few years, and while the numbers might be significant, many freelance designers still do it without knowing what they are doing.

Areas Where AI Can (and Already Is) Benefitting Web Designers

SpeckyBoy

Much has been made about the potential impact artificial intelligence (AI) will have on our lives. And it’s nearly impossible to avoid the headlines that tell us so. What’s more, several products that utilize AI (or something like it) have hit the market.

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Designers need to get moving (with motion design)

UX Collective

Source: Jakob Winterholler Throughout the history of technology, creators have tried to replicate the look and feel of real-life objects. Skeuomorphism design principles are still prevalent today.

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Best foot forward: Lynne McCusker's bold branding for a new retro shoe store

Creative Boom

Launching a new shop is a brave enterprise in an increasingly challenging retail environment, and good branding can mean the difference between success and failure. Here we present a great example of how to do it right and chat to its creator, Lynne McCusker , to find out more about it.

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Colourful 3D Isometric Text Effect Illustrator Tutorial

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a colourful extruded isometric text effect. It has a 3D appearance with hollowed out letters, finished off with a vivid spectrum of hues and a subtle glowing appearance.

Ghia Non-Alcoholic Aperitif by Perron-Roettinger

BP&O

In case you’ve missed it, low and no-alcohol drinks are a thing. With over 20% of adults in the UK claiming to be teetotal, abstinence is cool: Brewdog is now Punk AF (that’s ‘alcohol free’), Thomson & Scott’s Noughty is (fairly) nice, and Seedlip is sexy.

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Kerrang! illustrator Daniella Batsheva brings a new inclusivity to the metal mag

Creative Boom

Traditionally male-dominated heavy metal magazine Kerrang! has appointed its first female lead illustrator. We find out more, and share some of Daniella Batsheva 's best work to date. Kerrang! is a music industry institution.

How to Become a Graphic Designer

Inkbot Design

How to Become a Graphic Designer. It can be tough to land a graphic design job if you don't know exactly what kind of designer you want to be. Your career as a graphic designer is one of the most exciting careers you can choose.

9 Web Design Mistakes that Harm your SEO

Noupe

Your website is the virtual front door to your business, and for that reason having a website that manages to engage and retain customers is vital. But what about attracting customers? That’s where SEO comes in. Even though you may have a well-designed website, that’s not enough.

Best WordPress Themes – Mid Year Sale 50% OFF

Graphic Design Junction

Grand mid year sale 50% OFF on Best WordPress Themes is now live! You can save upto 50% on best-selling WordPress themes! So what are your waiting go and grab your favorite WordPress theme on discounted price.

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12 of the best online clothing stores that sell unique pieces by leading artists and designers

Creative Boom

Yeye Weller for L?U U Clothing. Stop supporting fast fashion, and get behind your fellow creatives instead! These stores and one-person shops are great places to find unique pieces you can wear with pride.

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“Southern Fiction” by Photographer Tema Stauffer

Booooooom

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80s Retro Instagram Post Templates

We And The Color

Give your Instagram posts a trendy 80s-inspired retro vibe with these post templates.

20 Super Fresh Free Fonts For Graphic Designers

Graphic Design Junction

Modern sans serif, slab and script fonts for graphic designers. New collection of fresh free fonts with 100% free for commercial use. The fonts can easily be matched to an incredibly large set of projects, so add it to your creative ideas and notice how it makes them stand out!

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55 best coworking spaces for UK freelancers looking for a desk

Creative Boom

Uncommon, Fulham, South West London. Image courtesy of Uncommon. After working from home for the last two years, many of us are starting to consider an office again. But with rising living costs and ongoing uncertainty, we've been naturally putting it off.

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SpeckyBoy

The World’s Most Satisfying Checkbox – A behind-the-scenes look at turning a mundane element into something much more compelling. Fun CSS-only scrolling effects for Matterday – Learn how to add some scrolling flair to your site.

Flea Market Flyer Vector Template for Adobe Illustrator

We And The Color

Currently available for free download with an Adobe Stock trial subscription, this beautifully designed shop and flea market flyer template comes with plenty of lovely illustrations. This beautiful shopping and flea market template was designed by Adobe Stock contributor @DannyAldana.

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Logo and Why It’s Important

Graphic Design Junction

Imagine that you are making plans to create and grow a business. For sure, the logo is the last aspect you will think about. However, a logo is one of the integral parts of success, along with the creation of a modern website, the presence of a high-quality product, and a customer service department.

NB Studio and Sofie Birkin create colourful stamps for Royal Mail to mark 50 years of UK Pride

Creative Boom

It's been almost five decades since people marched through London, becoming the UK's first 'Gay Pride' rally. Now Royal Mail is marking the special milestone with a set of rainbow-coloured stamps designed by NB Studio and award-winning artist Sofie Birkin.

This fintech identity was inspired by YouTube videos of slicing Spam

Its Nice That

Lovework Studio somehow manages to fuse the realms of B2B fintechs with looping visuals of mindfully meditative animation.

Café no Tom — Branding by Firmorama

We And The Color

Brazilian studio Firmorama created this beautiful brand identity for Café no Tom. Café no Tom is a gastronomic space located on the premises of SCAR, the cultural center of Jaraguá do Sul.

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Accessibility Tip: How to Test Color Contrast Ratios

SpeckyBoy

There are several key ingredients required to build an accessible website. Each has a role to play in ensuring that all users can navigate and consume a site’s content. Color is perhaps the foundational element.

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Nude photo series recaptures the spirit of the original Glastonbury

Creative Boom

From the series, Where Have All The Flowers Gone © Tom Hunter. Recapturing the freedom and liberation of the original festival scene, artist Tom Hunter 's Glastonbury portraits are a welcome antidote to sanitised TV coverage.

Top 25 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Business

Inkbot Design

Top 25 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Business. Ensure that your startup plan acknowledges the presence of these common mistakes to eliminate them appropriately. It will help you put the right foot ahead to drive growth, revenue, and enhanced business opportunities.

Instagram Post and Story Notification Templates

We And The Color

Bring your social media presence to the next level with these notification templates for your Instagram posts and stories. Created by Adobe Stock contributor @vynetta , this set of Instagram post templates comes with twenty design options for posts (1080 x 1080 px) and stories (1080 x 1920 px).

Time Out’s art director on orchestrating an illustrated love letter to London for its last print issue

Its Nice That

“My God, the amount of emailing”: art director Bryan Mayes talks us through the highs, lows, and “sheer amount of commissioning” that went into the four-cover, illustrated issue.

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The Wild World of Barney Bubbles: a closer look at the enduring influence of the iconic graphic designer

Creative Boom

Barney Bubbles is a name synonymous with graphic design. Treading the line between art, graphics and direction, Bubbles was best-known for his contribution to the British music industry, particularly between the 1970s-1980s.

17 Time Management Tips for Web Developers

Inkbot Design

17 Time Management Tips for Web Developers. Anyone working, primarily as a web developer , must be able to manage their time effectively. To deliver quality work, you must allow time for your body to rejuvenate. You are your boss as a web developer.

10 Lesser-Known (But Incredibly Useful) WordPress Plugins

SpeckyBoy

There are several notable WordPress plugins that just about every web professional knows about. They have a large following and tend to be market leaders in their niche. But most of them, at one point, started as smaller projects. Their popularity grew over time.

Studio Yukiko plans to keep on “surprising people” with its diverse and experimental graphic design

Its Nice That

From cultural identities to exhibitions and even a typeface inspired by ear wax, the Berlin-based studio gives us a run-down of its latest projects.

Striking public art project '8X5' protests against the US criminal justice system

Creative Boom

Created by nonprofit arts organisation Art At A Time Like This in collaboration with SaveArtSpace , 8X5 is a billboard exhibition which aims to provoke a dialogue about America's criminal justice system.

Small Business Digital Marketing: How To Get Started

Inkbot Design

Small Business Digital Marketing : How To Get Started. When it comes to marketing, small business owners often look at digital advertising as a secondary channel for reaching prospective clients. You've seen the digital marketing hype, the big names, and the fancy websites.

UX vs. UI: Guide to Distinguishing User Experience and User Interface Design

Noupe

Well, they certainly sound like they’re all about the same thing. When you design the user interface, surely what you are dealing with is user experience. Is it that simple? Or are there significant differences between the two? What consequences would such a difference have for design?

Learn to Design Immersive Artworks for your Home or Events

We And The Color

With this online course by Tiffany Lusteg, you will learn to create immersive artworks to elevate any space or event using innovative do-it-yourself techniques. Tiffany Lusteg is an artist from California specializing in large-scale immersive installations, murals, spatial design, and sculptures.

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