Sat.Jun 27, 2020 - Fri.Jul 03, 2020

9 Laws of Typography That Every App Designer Should Know

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Juned Ghanchi. Typography will always be a key element of graphic design. It has also become a critical factor in the success of app development and design.

8 Animated CSS & JavaScript Code Snippets That Celebrate Summer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

There’s a reason why so many of us look forward to summer. It provides an opportunity to get outdoors and away from our desks. Then there’s the chance to spend more time with friends and family. As they say, adventure is out there.

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Stone lettering and variable fonts, what can the future of typography learn from the past?

Its Nice That

In the pursuit of pixel-perfect typography, have we lost the origins of its artistry in place of efficiency? We talk to contemporary typographers as well as stone letterers who are keeping the origins of the discipline alive, asking what is lost and gained in the movement from physical to digital.

Boost your career by entering the world's biggest design contest, the A' Design Awards

Creative Boom

Getting an award for your work can really help boost your career, widen your scope for potential clients, and help you charge more as a freelancer. But you can't win a competition without entering. So this year, why not go the extra mile?

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.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Gold Foil Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a handy technique for creating a gold foil effect that looks just like the hot foil stamping printing finish that adds luxurious embellishments to printed products.

Best XP-Pen Tablets for Graphic Designers

Just Creative

Founded in Japan, XP-Pen started in 2005 developing tablets for graphic designers. Throughout the company’s history, they have maintained a dedication to research, design, production, and the marketing of digital tablets.

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Womb Stories: Nisha Ganatra directs 'boundary-smashing' animated campaign for Libresse & Bodyform

Creative Boom

Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominated Nisha Ganatra has directed Womb Stories , a unique and beautiful animated film for Libresse & Bodyform that hopes to dispel myths, encourage a positive conversation and address the life-changing moments in a woman's life, from miscarriages and the menopause to endometriosis.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Iceland National Football Team by Brandenburg

Under Consideration / Brand

“Do Not F**k with the Icelandic”. Dating back to 1912, the Iceland National Football Team was first recognized by FIFA in 1946.

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7 Web Design Tactics to Build Long-Lasting Connections with Visitors

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Manish Dudharejia. How many websites do you visit on an average day? With millions of options for nearly every search query imaginable, you could easily spend hours perusing through dozens of sites that offer the same information.

The 13 Step Graphic Design Process (Simple & Effective)

Shillington

As we all know by now and despite what some people may think, the graphic design process is much more than just shoving words and pictures on a page or “just” designing a logo. Any graphic design project is intricate and has multiple steps.

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.

Paintings by Jérôme Lagarrigue inspired by an impassioned plea to 'end the racial nightmare'

Creative Boom

In his latest series, French-American artist Jérôme Lagarrigue explores the theme of urban violence and the challenges the black community still faces in America today.

What Graphic Design Trends Are Going Out Of Style?

Noupe

A graphic designer is a highly-demanding profession that requires not only a wide array of skills and vast expertise but also thinking ahead and breaking the rules. Even veterans must continuously upgrade their skills and expand their knowledge to stay on top of the game.

15 Marketing Tips To Grow Your New Business

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Fazreen Razeek. Whether you’re a freelance graphic designer or heading up a new video production company, there are certain steps you need to take in order to make sure that your business kicks off strong and makes an impact from the get-go.

Photographer Spotlight: Durimel

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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.

'Cute and creepy' figurines by Tina Yu are ornate, lifelike and deeply personal

Creative Boom

Inspired by her childhood, fashion, film, and nature, New York-based artist and designer Tina Yu creates colourful and detailed sculptures using epoxy clay.

Reviewed: Follow-up: New Logo and Identity for NI by Gretel

Under Consideration / Brand

“Put Your Test Foot Forward”. Established in 1976, NI (National Instruments) develops automated test and automated measurement systems that help engineers across various industries, from automotive to electronics to energy, by providing software-connected systems and hardware.

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9 Best Macbook Pro Monitors in 2020

Just Creative

Every few years it seems Apple announces the release of the latest version of the Macbook Pro and people want to get the best tech they can to make their work look its best when being displayed from a laptop.

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13 Canadian Designers to Watch

Azure Magazine

Those who call the territory now known as Canada home have many reasons to be thankful. The safe, dynamic cities. The abundant natural wonders. A rich history shaped by a growing multitude of voices. And, for a relatively small population, a wealth of design talent from coast to coast to coast.

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

Photographs that capture the rainbow prism-effect of sunlight passing through hummingbirds' wings

Creative Boom

Many of us have noticed and appreciated the heightened sound of birdsong during lockdown; here in south Manchester we even have a population of tropical parakeets that brighten up the skies with their green feathers and red beaks (locals think they're from escaped pets in the '70s).

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Laka by Ragged Edge

Under Consideration / Brand

“Hell hath no Fury Laka Cyclist Scorned”.

How to Build Brand Recognition with Great SEO

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Matt Diggity. Your brand is your company’s most valuable asset. Brand identity includes visual elements such as your logo, slogan and color scheme. But it also encompasses the relationship you have with your staff, customers and other stakeholders.

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Photographer Spotlight: DeSean McClinton-Holland

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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.

Lived Experience: Delphine Diallo's powerful portraits of LGBTQ+ people aged over 50

Creative Boom

Even with the extraordinary strides the LGBTQ+ movement has made in civil rights, acceptance, and visibility over the past half-century, a growing portion of the community remains largely invisible, its concerns relegated to the margins.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for OneFootball by DesignStudio

Under Consideration / Brand

“For Kicks”. Established in 2008, OneFootball is a football (soccer) media platform headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

Milton Glaser, pioneering graphic designer and creator of the iconic I ? NY logo, has died

Its Nice That

One of the creative industry’s most revered, influential and best loved designers passed away on Friday, on his 91st birthday.

The 15 Best Flyer Templates for Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

Speckyboy Design Magazine

If you’re designing a flyer for a special occasion, then you don’t want to miss this roundup. We’ve gathered the best flyer templates for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator that you can use as inspiration or to save time during your design process.

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.

Recreate Andy Warhol's famous screenprint of Marilyn Monroe with new LEGO Art sets

Creative Boom

For those of you who love a challenging LEGO kit, not just to enjoy building but to proudly display in your home, prepare yourself for new wall art sets that give you the chance, for example, to recreate Andy Warhol's famous 1967 screenprint of Marilyn Monroe.

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Essential Composition: Visual Patterns

Richard Bernabe

The human eye and brain are instinctively drawn to visual patterns. Here is why you should incorporate visual patterns into your photographic compositions. The post Essential Composition: Visual Patterns appeared first on Richard Bernabe.

How To Protect Your Small Business Investment

Graphic Design USA

The world of insurance is changing quickly, and the digital revolution is helping insurance companies offer tailored plans for any specific business need. Blog GDUSA GDUSA Blogs Graphic Design USA Next Insurance small business insurance

The Types of Freelance Design Clients You Should Avoid

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Once they’re out of design school and battling it out in the real world, designers can find themselves in a pretty crappy predicament.

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The Forgotten Cowboys: Photographs that celebrate the history of black cowboys in America

Creative Boom

John Ferguson's series, The Forgotten Cowboys , began in New York City when he was watching a group of African-American horseman dressed as cowboys parading through Times Square. "I I needed to find out more," the London photographer told Creative Boom. "So