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Anorak founder Cathy Olmedillas on creating new ventures and why slow success is the best

Creative Boom

Since 2006, independent kids publisher Studio Anorak has taken children's magazines in bold new directions. As it celebrates its 18th anniversary, we caught up with founder Cathy Olmedillas to hear about what she's learnt on the way, how she's taking Anorak to new markets, and what creatives should keep in mind when embarking on fresh ventures. They grow up so fast.

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Must-have Vintage Fonts For Retro Design Lovers

Designer Daily

Everywhere we look—be it websites, billboards, or business cards—we encounter fonts. Think of them as the attire for our words. Fonts craft an ambiance, establish a mood, and convey a brand’s essence. Much like our clothing reflects our personality, fonts narrate a tale for our content. Their role? Absolutely pivotal. Shifting focus to a trending style: retro fonts.

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Procreate user? This new brushes bundle will be right up your street!

Spoon Graphics

Brushes are a staple of any design resources library, they are important tools required for drawing, illustrating and creating interesting effects. This new bundle contains 21 of the very best Procreate products that contain brushes in a variety of art styles, discounted by 92% to reduce the price to just $29 for them all! All the assets come backed with full extended licensing, so you can safely use the brushes in all your design projects and even use them to produce merchandise and other salea

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Unveiling Francis House: An Office of the Future for Edelman UK

Design Milk

When Ruth Warder, CEO of global communications firm Edelman UK and EMEA Brand Chair, came across an old warehouse from the 1900s, she knew it was the ideal home for the company to grow. “We knew it was the perfect blank canvas to bring to life the vision we had for a post-pandemic workplace,” she shares. Working with Gensler , that vision became a reality – one that occupies 45,000 square feet, eight mezzanines, and five floors.

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Let's Talk Trends: Designing for Maximum Impact

Speaker: Amber Asay, Creative Director and Founder of award-winning design studio Nice People

Understanding what trends are happening and how they’re impacting the competitive landscape is crucial to providing top dollar design strategy to your clients. With so many trends coming and going, it can be overwhelming to determine which ones you should capitalize on and which ones might not be worth the trouble. In this exclusive webinar with Amber Asay, we’ll explore graphic design trends that need to die, trends that are starting to pick up and why, trends that have come and gone, and how t

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Aardman creates cute stop-motion films that focus on the 'things we love' about the BBC

Creative Boom

For those fond of Aardman's classic Creature Comforts, a new campaign by BBC Creative involving six new films will bring back happy memories. The vox-pop style shorts highlight the 'things we love' about the public service broadcaster. It was 1989 when Nick Park introduced Creative Comforts to Britain. Cast in a documentary style, the charming film featured a cast of loveable wild animals and pets made out of clay, matched with human voices to great effect.

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The New Way to Create Painting Effects with Photoshop’s AI Generative Fill

Spoon Graphics

One of my most-watched videos every day on the Spoon Graphics YouTube channel is my tutorial showing how to create a watercolor effect in Photoshop. That tutorial uses a combination of Photoshop filters to transform an image with a painterly appearance. Since the addition of the Generative Fill tool to Photoshop, there’s a whole new way of creating a realistic painting effect with the help of AI.

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Guests Commune With Swedish Craft at Persona Restaurant

Design Milk

Restaurant interiors are tasked with setting the table, so to speak, for a dining ritual that complements the cuisine as much as the chef’s ambition. But the über-stylish, effortlessly chic Swedish restaurant, Persona , in the covetable Stockholm neighborhood of Östermalm, moves the needle on dining culture in a digital age where people are increasingly isolated and often more concerned with relishing in social media likes than savoring their meal.

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Good Habit builds serene brand identity for AI marketing tool, Wonda

Creative Boom

The London studio's visual identity for a new AI tool, Wonda, avoids adding to the noise with a simple, emotionally engaging design. As our recent special report highlighted, AI is no longer a niche interest but is increasingly integrated into the toolkits of agencies everywhere, and used on a day-to-day basis. And that applies just as much to marketing as anywhere else.

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10 of Our Fav Illustrators Using True Grit Texture Supply

Booooooom

I recently connected with a talented illustrator and designer by the name of Andrew Fairclough, who many of you may know as the founder of True Grit Texture Supply. I'm extremely impressed with what he's created and the sheer number of incredible artists using his tools speaks for itself. We thought it would be fun to tell each of our audiences about what the other is doing—Andrew interviewed me about Booooooom (you can read it here) and I wanted to make a post about some of my fav cre

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The Democratization of Design: Giving Creators & Marketers the Tools to Succeed

Brands must create and share impactful content to thrive, but they have less people, tighter budgets, and fewer resources to do so. Learn how to publish and market digital content with the same professionalism as organizations with million-dollar budgets.

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Blue Mountains by For The People

BP&O

The Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia are not technically mountains at all. They are, rather, a complex labyrinth of dissected plateaus, gorges and valleys of sandstone, formed over 50 million years ago. So far, so deceptive. Fortunately, however, the Blue Mountains are most definitely blue. When the atmospheric temperature of the region rises, a superfine mist of fragrant The post Blue Mountains by For The People appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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Recchiuti Adds the Surprise of a Box of Chocolates to Their Quirky Typography

The Die Line

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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Watching Keiko Kimono paint showed me the unique power of subconscious creativity

Creative Boom

Japanese painter Keiko Kimoto recently impressed audiences with a live painting demonstration at the opening of her latest exhibition, Okurerutaiyou: Delayed Sun. And Creative Boom was lucky enough to have a front-row seat to watch the balletic artist in action. There's an impulsiveness at the heart of Keiko Kimono's work. In her paintings, restless figures appear to leap away from the viewer, and even more traditional still-life pieces are depicted with an energy that reflects the artist's spon

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The best Dune art covers a stunning mix of styles

Creative Bloq

From the first novel to the Dune Part 2 movie, Frank Herbert's world has inspired wildly different interpretations.

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Rethinking Creative Workflows: Increasing Efficiency in the Design Process

As the design industry evolves, teams are facing new challenges and a need to produce more outstanding creative work than ever. Leaders must learn how to adapt their processes to solve today’s—and tomorrow’s—unique design challenges. In this e-book, you’ll learn how to establish your creative workflow and leverage the power of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite to streamline the entire design process, from start to finish.

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IKEA and Raw Color Invite You to Embrace Vibrant Colors + Patterns

Design Milk

The psychological benefits of color and how it impacts our mood have been well-documented over the years. Color can be used to express our personalities, influence our well-being, and elevate our home’s ambience. Recognizing the power of colors in transforming living spaces, IKEA has joined together with Dutch design duo Raw Color , comprising Daniera ter Haar and Christoph Brach, to introduce the visually delightful TESAMMANS collection.

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Top 10 Most Iconic Mobile Phone Logos

Inkbot Design

Top 10 Most Iconic Mobile Phone Logos Mobile phones have become an indispensable part of daily life in our modern digital age. From staying connected with loved ones to handling business on the go, these handheld devices have revolutionised how we communicate and interact with the world. But beyond their functional capabilities, mobile phones have also become symbols of personal expression and style.

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The jobs of the future will need creative thinkers, and UAL is feeding that demand

Creative Boom

More and more creative thinkers will be needed to make the most of AI tools, a report predicts. We explore how UAL's Creative Computing Institute can help you gain the skills you need. Right now, anyone weighing up whether to go to university might well be in two minds. In a world wracked with political and economic turmoil, many creative students may feel they face an uncertain future.

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Booooooom Shop: Care Book

Booooooom

Our newest book, Care, is now available in our shop! The 128-page book features images by 60 women-identifying artists and photographers who responded to the theme of care. This collection is meant to be a reminder of the ways care shows up in your life and the different forms it can take. Care was designed by Megan Kwan (@supersensitivestudios), edited by Kimi Hamada and Anna Schneider, and features photography on the cover by Laura Sgherri.

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Creative Insights: Data-Backed Trends to Help You Design Successful Content

In today’s competitive markets, how do you make sure that your content not only stands out but performs well? How can you predict whether certain design choices will result in clicks, engagement, downloads, and other drivers of ROI? Shutterstock’s Creative Insights Report (Q3) is your window into the hottest trends that are transforming the creative world.

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Danny Cortes Preserves Hip-Hop Through Miniatures

Design Milk

Baking bread, binge-watching television, and building makeshift home gyms. These are just some of the hobbies people turned to with their new-found abundance of time during the pandemic. But for most, little became of the activities necessitated by self-preservation or the desire for productive leisure. Maintenance man turned miniature model maker, Danny Cortes , is an exception to this.

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Here’s Why You Should Always Log Out of WordPress

SpeckyBoy

We may think we know WordPress security. But we can’t underestimate the task at hand. It seems that surprises lurk around every corner. Consider a recent report from the security firm We Watch Your Website, for example. The report claims that 60% of hacked WordPress sites stem from stolen session cookies. I sure didn’t see that one coming.

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Overdose: Esther Rou Jiao's animation shows why it sucks to hoover up your emotions

Creative Boom

New York-based graphic and motion designer Esther Rou Jiao looks at how removing negative emotions isn't the miracle cure-all you may imagine it to be in her award-winning animation Overdose. It's easy to feel burnt out, exhausted and fatigued in the modern world. With a constant stream of negative information and work coming your way through your computer screen, it's all anyone can do to feel upbeat.

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Amazing Digital Canvas Illustrations By Denis Gonchar

Graphic Design Junction

Denis Gonchar stands as a luminary in the world of digital canvas illustrations art, hailing from the picturesque landscapes of Ukraine. His creative journey has been nothing short of captivating, marked by a unique blend of artistic vision, technical prowess, and a profound connection to his cultural roots. With a keen eye for detail and a relentless pursuit of excellence, Denis has carved a niche for himself in the ever-evolving realm of digital creativity.

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From Visualization to Execution: Exploring Our Strengths as Designers

Speaker: Sean Adams, ArtCenter College of Design

Thomas Edison once said “Vision without execution is hallucination.” This statement applies not just to invention, but to graphic design. One of the greatest strengths of graphic designers is the ability to first develop a concept and then execute it to make it real. From visualization and ideation all the way through to actuation and execution, each step of this process takes skill and expertise.

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LIFT Sofa: A Seating Collection Inspired by an Elevator

Design Milk

While elevators can be unexpectedly charming and elegant – especially those of the Art Deco era – they’re not often mentioned as being someone’s creative inspiration. Then along came Julien Renault and the LIFT sofa. Brought to life for Portuguese brand MOR Design , it borrows from the machine’s mechanics as well as the iconic LC 2 Chair by Le Corbusier.

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The 15 Best Educational Platforms to Level Up

Inkbot Design

The 15 Best Educational Platforms to Level Up Learning has never been more accessible, affordable, and engaging than today – thanks to a boatload of incredible online educational platforms. No matter your age, background, or interests, there's something to scratch your intellectual itch and help you improve. Why settle for the same old classroom snoozefest when you can dive into interactive lessons, chat with experts, earn legit credentials, and even have fun along the way?

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Quentin Blake re-draws classic characters for Bonhams fundraising auction

Creative Boom

The BFG © The Roald Dahl Story Company, Quentin Blake 2024 Iconic illustrator Quentin Blake has drawn the likes of Charlie Bucket and the BFG once again as part of a Bonhams auction to support a campaign for a permanent national centre for illustration. Quentin Blake has illustrated 18 Roald Dahl books during his long and prolific career, with his scratchy pen and watercolour depictions of Matilda, Charlie Bucket and the BFG being the definitive representations for generations of readers.

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Weekly News for Designers ? 733

SpeckyBoy

How to Create a Good README.md file Get tips on creating a standout README.md file for your projects with simple steps. Announcing TechSchool Get into programming for free with this new open-source platform designed for beginners. CSS for Printing to Paper Make your web pages print-friendly with this CSS for printing guide. On-Scroll 3D Stack Motion Effect Add flair to your website with this on-scroll 3D stack motion effect tutorial.

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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. From visually impaired users who rely on assistive technology, to people with a temporary injury such as a broken arm, tech users are forever diverse and beautifully unique. The products we design can, and should, reflect the extremely wide range of human experiences and needs.