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Koto boosts youth-oriented fintech brand with super-colourful Gen-Z visuals

Creative Boom

The agency's work for the collaborative earning app Fluz is keenly targeted at a young audience looking to save money. In the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, many people are looking for ways to stretch their money further. Enter Fluz, a collaborative earning app that amplifies spending power by offering cashback on everyday purchases. To help spread their message far and wide, Fluz recently teamed up with Koto , a brand and digital agency with studios in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York a

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Award-Winning Design Meets Fashion at the Museum at FIT by Lily Liu

Designer Daily

Award-winning graphic and UX/UI designer Lily (Ziqi) Liu has taken her unique blend of traditional and digital design techniques into the fashion world with her award-winning rebranding of the Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology). As an innovative graphic and UI/UX designer, Liu brought a new twist to the museum’s brand using her digital design skills and an eye for fashion.

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The Design Conference 2024 (Review)

Just Creative

The Design Conference , hosted annually in Brisbane (Meanjin), Australia is a “wonderfully confronting experience that introduces you to your dream future, how to grasp it and the connections that can make it a reality.” This marketing wank aside, what it really means is that this event is a place to hear topical presentations and connect with others.

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Download All These Fonts for Just $29

Spoon Graphics

How do you fancy getting your hands on a hand-picked selection of fantastic fonts to take your design projects to the next level? Design Cuts have put together another deal packed full of top quality fonts and squashed the price down by 91%, so much so that there isn’t much left on the price tag! This is a great opportunity to acquire $316 worth of fonts in a variety of styles for just $29.

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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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How to build a personal brand that feels authentic and not BS

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock Creatives share their top tips for building a personal brand, allowing you to unleash your unique creative vision, connect with your tribe, and attract your dream clients. In today's hyper-connected digital landscape, personal branding has become key to success for creative professionals. It's no longer enough to simply be talented: you need to be able to stand out from the crowd and attract clients, collaborators and fans by cultivating a unique personal brand.

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9 social media tips for illustrators, graphic designers and creatives

Creative Bloq

Graphic designers and illustrators have to be social media savvy these days. Learn from design and illustration professionals about how to build your social media presence and stay on top of best practice and priorities.

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Silly Pictures of Cats: A Whisker-Tickling Collection

Graphic Design Junction

There’s something inherently delightful about the antics of our feline friends. Cats have an uncanny ability to find themselves in the most absurd situations, often leaving us in stitches. In this whisker-tickling collection of silly cat pictures, we’ll explore some of the funniest, most heartwarming, and downright bizarre moments captured on camera.

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DesignStudio rebrands Ascential, the company behind Cannes Lions

Creative Boom

The organiser of events for the marketing and fintech industries has a new dynamic identity, conveying the power of convergence. Unless you check the FTSE 250, you might not have heard of Ascential, the British business-to-business media company specialising in exhibitions, festivals and information services. But you've probably heard of some of its events, such as Cannes Lions, the world's largest ad industry gathering, and Money20/20, the world's largest fintech event.

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“You Can’t Go Home Again” by Photographer Stephen Joyce

Booooooom

A project documenting photographer Stephen Joyce's hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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MAUD: Redefining Branding and Visual Identity

Abduzeedo

MAUD: Redefining Branding and Visual Identity abduzeedo 0614—24 Discover MAUD's innovative approach to branding and visual identity, focusing on boosting talent and fostering innovation. Renan Ramos presents a compelling new project titled "MAUD: Not a Consultancy," created during the ID Lab 2 workshop by Marcelo Kimura. This design venture aims to revolutionize the approach to branding and visual identity, focusing on optimizing processes, boosting talent, and fostering innovation.

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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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Bimmi by Bedow

BP&O

When it comes to pre-packaged, semi-liquid meals and snacks, it’s easy to cite the infamous examples that are now stand-ins for whole demographics – I’m talking about SlimFast, the epitome of 90s diet culture; biohacker fuel Soylent; and, more recently, the US-based celeb-backed Daily Harvest, which made headlines due to product recall over food poisoning incidents.

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Why Amber Asay's new podcast on women in design is a must-listen

Creative Boom

In her podcast, Women Designers You Should Know, the founder of Nice People explains why she's celebrating the unsung female visionaries who have shaped our creative world. Thumb through most books on the history of design, and you'll find them dominated by the narratives, contributions and stories of men. In fact, you might assume that, at least until the modern era, there were no female designers at all.

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The illustration library for Trivago is influenced by 00s animated sitcoms

Its Nice That

Niceshit tells us how it developed the style, and the needs that feed into an illustration system for a massive brand like Trivago.

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Blending Creativity and Strategy: How Digital Design Agencies Craft Iconic Logos

Graphic Design Junction

In the world of branding, the logo is more than just a visual mark; it serves as the cornerstone of a company’s identity. A well-crafted logo can communicate the essence of a business, attract new customers, and differentiate it from competitors. This is where the expertise of a digital design agency comes into play, integrating both creativity and strategic planning to design a logo that not only captures attention but also encapsulates the brand’s values.

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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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How to Publish Website on Github Pages in Three Simple Steps

HONGKIAT

Github Pages offers a valuable service by allowing you to host a static website directly from a Git repository. It’s an ideal platform for solo developers to showcase portfolios, support open-source projects, or disseminate information about educational institutions or organizations. Many prominent projects utilize Github Pages for hosting, including well-known ones like Bootstrap , NormalizeCSS , and Yelp.

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Universal Favourite serves up a generous mix of rebellion and homeliness for The Dinner Ladies

Creative Boom

The Australian frozen meal service needed a rebrand, one that reflected its huge success, homely meals, and anti- "mumsy" attitude, extending from its website to its packaging. When we hear the very mention of dinner ladies here in the UK, we might consider the likes of Victoria Wood, Julie Walters and Maxine Peake. Or we might remember the women who looked after us during school meals, of course.

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Felicia Chiao’s illustrated characters visualise the looming presence of our intimate anxieties

Its Nice That

The San Francisco-based artist’s illustrated works capture feelings we are often unable to articulate, providing a sense of comfort for anxious brains.

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A Brutalist Icon is Transformed into an Ultra-Sustainable Hotel

Azure Magazine

Beloved by architects, detested by the public, New Haven’s Armstrong Rubber Company Building, an icon of brutalist architecture designed by Marcel Breuer, was voted Connecticut’s ugliest building in a 2018 Business Insider survey. Like many bygone trends, brutalism has since come back into favour, inspiring both new builds and masterful renovations.

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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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“Undine” by Photographer Ina Königs

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Landor's rebrand for Milan's Symphony Orchestra engages multiple senses

Creative Boom

This rebrand for an Italian musical institution fuses sound and visuals and Milan's avant-garde futurism as a way to draw in Generation Z. Whenever you work on a branding project, you're not necessarily looking at the bottom line of your client's business. You're thinking more about conveying the ethos of the brand in a holistic way across multiple touchpoints.

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Nothing Says Something About the Monochromatic Landscape of Smartphones

Design Milk

Nothing has always looked different from its beginning. Founded by Chinese-Swedish entrepreneur Carl Pei in 2020, the brand’s see-through industrial design language – spearheaded by music device darlings Teenage Engineering – quickly allowed the startup to find a niche within the competitive mobile device category. Supplemented by their own clarified flavor of Android known as Nothing OS, and directed by Dyson’s longtime former design lead, Adam Bates, the London-based operation’s go

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Behind the scenes with The Guardian creative team making all its election artwork by hand

Its Nice That

Partly inspired by a ‘Broken Britain’ and in direct response to the rise of AI generative imagery and fake news, the newspaper’s election coverage this year is made with purposely imperfect paper cuttings.

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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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The future of AI in graphic design

Creative Bloq

In 2024, AI is now embebbed in countless agencies' workflows. We ask graphic designers what that means, and where it's all heading.

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How Flare and Louis Oliver cast 30 Seconds to Mars in a new light

Creative Boom

Photography by Andrew Timms Be Flare Lighting and production designer Louis Oliver reveal how they teamed up with Jared Leto to create a striking new visual production for 30 Seconds to Mars' 2024 world tour. As rock legends 30 Seconds to Mars took the stage of London's O2 arena earlier this week, fans were greeted with an audacious and visually striking new production, unlike anything they'd seen before.

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Sabine Marcelis Boldly Reimagines the VitraHaus Loft in Germany

Design Milk

Sabine Marcelis , a Dutch designer known for her innovative use of color, is the latest designer to make their mark at the VitraHaus Loft (see previous VitraHaus Loft installations here ) in Weil am Rhein, Germany. The vibrant installation offers fresh perspectives on living spaces, showcasing a bold color scheme that redefines the concept of home. Marcelis, whose previous collaboration with the Vitra Design Museum was the 2022 Colour Rush!

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Why Web Design Students Should Learn Basic HTML and CSS

Graphic Design Junction

Web design is a vibrant area that blends technology with creativity. As a student stepping into this realm, you’re probably buzzing with ideas and concepts waiting to be brought to life. But here’s the catch: knowing how to use design software is just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to transform those brilliant designs from mere concepts to functional websites, you’ll need a solid understanding of the backbone of web design—HTML and CSS.

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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.

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How to Name a Company: The Ultimate Guide

Inkbot Design

How to Name a Company: The Ultimate Guide Naming a company is one of the most vital decisions any business person can make. If you get it right, you will have come up with a brand name that is both catchy and memorable. Get it wrong, and… Well, let’s just say that you may end up hating yourself for years. So, no pressure! This definitive guide will take you through every step in creating a fantastic company name.

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Starkly beautiful photobook captures the disappearing kiosks of the Eastern Bloc

Creative Boom

This striking new volume by Zupagrafika chronicles vanishing Soviet-era kiosk designs across the ex-Soviet world. In cities across formerly communist Central and Eastern Europe, a distinct type of small modernist architecture is slowly vanishing from the urban landscape. Soviet-era kiosks – tiny, modular booths that served everything from hot dogs to newspapers to currency exchange – were once a ubiquitous sight from Warsaw to Belgrade.

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Jacques Monneraud’s Remarkable Ceramic Vessels Meticulously Mimic Corrugated Cardboard

Colossal

All images © Jacques Monneraud, shared with permission At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking that if any of Jacques Monneraud ’s vessels were filled with water, they’d soak right through and split at the seams. And that’s exactly what the artist wants you to think! Incredibly, these vessels are made of clay. Monneraud’s pieces appear lightweight and almost haphazard, as if repurposed quickly from corrugated cardboard.

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macOS Sequoia wallpaper is a nostalgic treat for Apple fans

Creative Bloq

Animations pay tribute to the designer of the original Mac icons.

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How to Create Stunning Typography With the Corel Type Tool Kit

Download this free eBook to learn how you can create stunning typography, using the basics, such as placing text, to advanced controls like ligatures, variable fonts, effects, tracking, range kerning, and everything in between. Learn how to: Use Character Control to add variety to your font styles. Use Paragraph Control to manage spacing, alignment, justification and more.