Sat.Oct 10, 2020 - Fri.Oct 16, 2020

How to Easily Create Retro Landscapes with an 80s Aesthetic

Spoon Graphics

Sci-fi landscape scenes featuring Tron-style grids, mountain scenes, and a vibrant sunrise is a popular aesthetic that is associated with art and design from the 80s.

Why Web Design Client Referrals Aren’t a Slam-Dunk

Speckyboy Design Magazine

For a freelancer, referrals can be an essential ingredient to a successful web design business. Booking new clients this way can allow you to forgo at least some of the costs involved with traditional marketing.

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How to Make a Well-Designed Education Website: 4 Quick Tips

Noupe

The positive power of a Duke of Edinburgh Award is hit home by ARC's animated stories

Creative Boom

London animation and illustration studio ARC is behind this series of short films featuring real and honest stories from young people about their experiences of mental health issues.

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.

Why Hire a Graphic Designer for Your Logo

Six Leaf Design

Your logo is the literal face of your business. It’s the first thing people see and the main visual image that they will remember. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that yours is making the right impression from the very beginning.

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Neutro, a Bold Display Font for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a versatile new font to download this week, courtesy of Typologic. Neutro is a bold, sans-serif display font that comes in four styles: Regular, Bold, Extra Bold and an Outline version.

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Everyday British birds captured mid-flight in the wild by photographer Mark Harvey

Creative Boom

In his latest body of work, In Flight, acclaimed animal photographer Mark Harvey reveals incredibly detailed photographs of everyday British birds, captured mid-flight as they go about their daily business.

“Kavana” by Photographer Hannah Altman

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Why Link Building Must be Partnered with Internal Link Building

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Jason Khoo. When building exposure for your business, you need to get the word out to drive traffic to your website. And you need to use some sort of marketing strategy to do it. One of the most commonly used strategies to drive traffic to a website is SEO.

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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.

10 Best Creatives from California

Shillington

At Shillington , we love to explore and celebrate great design from around the world. We’ve covered the work of many creatives, from design studios to illustrators in many different countries and cities so far. Now, we’re heading to the West Coast US, specifically, sunny California.

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1930s-inspired travel posters that pay tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous buildings

Creative Boom

A new exhibition has launched to celebrate the work of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright with illustrations that pay tribute to some of his most famous buildings in the style of 1930s travel posters.

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“Cowboy Kees” by Photographer Sabine Rovers

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Best Alternatives to the Apple AirPods

Just Creative

Just about everyone loves using wireless earbuds to listen to music, answer phone calls, and do many other things. One of the best products out there is the AirPods from Apple. Whether you go with their original release or the Pro version, there is no doubt that they are a great piece of tech.

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.

Decolonizing Design: The Case for Universal Inclusivity

Azure Magazine

Understanding place is an integral part of Indigenous design. The simplest way to explain the difference between colonial views and Indigenous ways of thinking is to look at how places are named.

Bold and lush detailed illustrations by Molly Hankinson that celebrate Glasgow and its women

Creative Boom

Visual artist Molly Hankinson has just launched Your Space Or Mine, a vibrant street art exhibition on display across Glasgow to celebrate women and the city.

“An eye for un ail” by Illustrator Julien Posture

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Julien Posture. Julien Posture’s Website. Julien Posture on Instagram. Illustration editor pick illustration illustrator Julien Posture member montreal submission

12 Crucial Automated Emails For eCommerce (Email Automation Ultimate Guide)

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Kevin George. It’s intriguing to know that there are around 12 to 24 million eCommerce sites across the world and the industry is growing 23% year-over-year. And 46% of American small businesses don’t even have a website yet.

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

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Speckyboy Design Magazine

Developing For The Semantic Web – Why semantic markup has become increasingly important for websites. Animating Number Counters – Whether you’re counting up or down, add some animation to your numbers.

Amy Sherald's gouache portraits of black women pay tribute to womanism

Creative Boom

In her latest exhibition, Womanist is to Feminist as Purple is to Lavender, Amy Sherald shares five new small-scale portraits of black women made over the course of the pandemic.

Photographer Spotlight: Silvana Trevale

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Best Alternatives to the Apple AirPods

Just Creative

Just about everyone loves using wireless earbuds to listen to music, answer phone calls, and do many other things. One of the best products out there is the AirPods from Apple. Whether you go with their original release or the Pro version, there is no doubt that they are a great piece of tech.

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.

50 Free High-Resolution Texture Packs for Designers

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The number of options, directions, and aesthetic approaches you can take from simply adding a texture to your design is mind-boggling. Of course, not every design benefits from even the most subtle of textures, but you might be surprised at how a high-resolution texture can bring a design to life.

Grayson Perry to launch his Art Club exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery

Creative Boom

It was during the height of lockdown, just as many of us were climbing the walls, that one of Britain's best-loved artists came to our rescue and brought Grayson's Art Club to our television screens.

Graphic Design Trends in 2021 That Will Cause Revolution

Graphic Mama

Design trends for the coming year are always big news and 2021 is just around the corner, out with the old and in with the new has never been more wished for. To say that 2020 has been a strange year is more than just an understatement.

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15 Amazing Campaign Designs by Shillington Students

Shillington

Out of the over thirty briefs that Shillington students complete on the course, the Campaign Brief is one of the biggest—both in terms of deliverables and length of deadline. Though it’s also one of the funnest.

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.

Gorgeous and Delicate by Kazumasa Nagai, 1974

BP&O

Text by Kazumasa Nagai, 1974 Quarterly Design was a Japanese publication. Fifty years on, it really captures and conveys the spirit of its time.

Balance is a short film by Cheekyfire that reminds us to find calm during anxious times

Creative Boom

During this time of global anxiety, London-based production company, Cheekyfire , wanted to share more stories around mental health and the tools people use to find calm. All in the hope it might help others to find theirs.

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Photographer Spotlight: David Nana Opoku Ansah

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