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What they never tell you about becoming a freelance creative

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Shutterstock / DimaBerlin. Going freelance can be a scary prospect, as there are so many unknowns. Will you find enough clients to keep the wolf from the door? How much will you earn? How often will you get paid?

4 Tips For Finding The Graphic Designer To Enhance Your Website

Designer Daily

Regardless of the kind of business you run, there’ll be a time that you’re going to need a graphic designer to improve your website. Typically, having a website is essential because it gives your consumers a place to get to know your brand better and learn more about your products or services.

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The Ultimate Guide to Brand Strategy

Just Creative

When big brands decide to reinvent not only themselves but also their brand strategy, it can make for some big news. Think of it this way, in the late ‘90s, Apple was on the verge of bankruptcy. Thanks to their biggest competitor, Microsoft, they were saved from going under.

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Video: Retro Badge Logo Design Illustrator Tutorial

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial I’m going to show you how to create an outdoors themed badge design, featuring a simple mountains graphic and colourful sunset effect using a retro colour scheme.

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.

A typography tribute to Darwin's On the Origin of Species shows the book's own evolution

Creative Boom

It must have been some feat for British graphic designer Simon Phillipson to create a new edition of Charles Darwin's classic On the Origin of Species , highlighting all the linguistic changes the famous naturalist made between the book's first and last publication.

“Untitled” by Photographer Yichen Zhou

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10 Assets from the Inspirational Textures & Elements Collection

Spoon Graphics

This new download for Access All Areas members is an exclusive sample pack that isn’t available anywhere else!

Ananya Mohan on social purpose, avoiding stereotypes and her dazzling practice

Creative Boom

Ananya Mohan, NARI, 2020.

Explore the black and white streets of Hey Mady, where you never know which way the story will turn

Its Nice That

Storytelling is at the heart of the Philippines-based illustrator's work. Find out more about her complex architectural series of drawings below.

The Best Film Cameras in 2021

Just Creative

Even with the advent of 4k resolution and pixel-perfect technology, the irreplaceable charm of film cameras is priceless. Any budding photographer and creative can attest to the authenticity and candidness of film photography supplies. .

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.

Photographer Spotlight: Luis Corzo

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Last call to enter the world's largest design competition

Creative Boom

Lifewtr Series 7: Art Through Technology by PepsiCo Design and Innovation, A' Design Award winner in Packaging Design, 2019 - 2020.

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Speckyboy Design Magazine

25 Free Magazine & Editorial Layout Templates for Adobe InDesign – Get your publication off the ground with these outstanding free InDesign templates.

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The best Adobe Deals & Creative Cloud discounts: Get 40 to 70% Off

Just Creative

Looking for an Adobe Creative Cloud discount? I mean, who isn’t? Well, good news! As Adobe partners, we can offer you 40-70% off all of Adobe’s apps including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, XD, etc. » Get 40-70% Off Adobe CC. (on on sale dates only, see below).

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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.

Susan Meiselas’s new book Eyes Open features 23 photography projects for curious kids

Its Nice That

The Magnum president’s latest book reinterprets her cult classic Learn to See for young people.

Manchester artists respond to Riz Ahmed's acclaimed album The Long Goodbye

Creative Boom

The Times I Spend Alone © Saidul Choudhury. In rapper Riz Ahmed's The Long Goodbye , we hear of an unapologetic account of what it means to be brown and British in the wake of Brexit and the rise of the far-right in the UK.

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20 Beautiful & Free Resume Templates for Designers

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Potential employers are busy people. They have the time-consuming task of reading many applications and resumes before finally selecting the perfect person.

Top 10 Best Samsung Laptops for Graphic Designers in 2021

Just Creative

Samsung remains a leader in technology, producing some of the most impressive devices available and much like their smartphone lineup, their line of laptops is abundant. If you’re in the market for a top-of-the-line computer, you should consider getting a laptop from Samsung. .

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

Accessibility Upgrades For Small Business Websites

Six Leaf Design

I’ve been having conversations with clients and doing research into accessibility + ADA compliance for small business websites. Sounds super exciting, right? Well whether it’s exciting or not, it's important.

Ahra Kwon and her little utopias

Creative Boom

People define Ahra Kwon 's art style. Figures are all over her worlds of giant objects and hangul characters, coming together to form mini-utopias and, in some cases, interlocking like shapes would.

Netflix launches anime scholarship, designed and taught by Studio Ghibli’s Hitomi Tateno

Its Nice That

The six-month scholarship is at Tokyo’s Sasayuri Video Training Institute and is intended to support Japan’s ever-expanding animation industry.

The First USPS Stamp Designed by an Alaska Native Artist Features a Trickster Raven as It Steals the Sun

Colossal

“Raven Story.” ” Image courtesy of USPS. When it’s released later this summer, a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service will illuminate a piece of Indigenous culture that’s long been associated with an escape from darkness.

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.

Cindy Sherman embraces the art of tapestry in new show

Creative Review

Cindy Sherman has become one of the world’s best-known contemporary artists. Since the late 70s she has been photographing herself in a range of guises and personas often inspired by TV, film, magazines and the internet, as well as pulling references from art history.

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The endlessly charming, joyful work of Hugo Bilton leaves you content and nostalgic

Creative Boom

Hugo Bilton, Boat in Harbour, 2021. Illustrator and artist Hugo Bilton is nothing if not prolific, creating work at a rate and a quality unmatched by most.

McDonald’s releases global redesign of packaging with a focus on illustration

Its Nice That

Highlighting specific ingredients from its globally recognisable menu, the redesign hopes to showcase the brand’s “playful point-of-view”.

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Finding and Using Your Own Design Voice

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Your design voice – or design style, if you will – is how you choose to relay information to your audience. That sounds simple, but for the uninitiated, it can be incredibly confusing.

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.

“The Local” by Photographer Nick Meyer

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New Dishoom meal kits and gift boxes inspired by Bombay's old art deco buildings

Creative Boom

We all love a little Dishoom in our lives. The okra fries are to die for.) Now the restaurant brand with its cult-like following is bringing its much-loved experience to our homes with the launch of meal kits and gift boxes that continue to pay homage to Bombay.

Claudia Rubín on designing at pace for The New York Times Magazine

Its Nice That

Having landed her dream role, the graphic designer tells us what it’s like to work for such a dynamic and high-speed publication.

21 SEO Tactics To Boost Rankings And Traffic

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Mary Warner. The internet is a crowded landscape overflowing with content. With 81,000 searches per second in 2020 , how do you ensure your website is getting the attention it deserves?

What COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Can Teach Designers

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The multiple COVID-19 vaccines that have come out are nothing short of scientific miracles. The speed and efficacy of these life-saving, pandemic-squashing shots are a testament to human achievement. That being said, getting these vaccines into the arms of everyday people has been a challenge.