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Designing For People With Accessibility Needs

HONGKIAT

The people who use the web are not a homogeneous mass but rather a huge group with incredibly high diversity. Many of them are not native English, or highly educated city dwellers with excellent health conditions.

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Why core graphic design skills are no longer enough

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. It might sound weird to say it. But the core graphic design skills you learned at uni will only get you so far.

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Video Tutorial: How to Design a Holographic Sticker Using Photoshop & Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

In today’s tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of designing a sticker using Photoshop & Illustrator, but more specifically, I’ll show you how to set up your print artwork file to create cool sticker effects with a colourful holographic finish.

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.

The Complete List of Web Design Services and Deliverables (Updated May 2021)

Canny

Web design services and deliverables can be overwhelming. When you are looking for web design services (design agency), you need to know what it is you need. It may seem easy, but it’s not. This is because a lot of the time web design packages are recommended.

Neon-filled, Blade Runner-style photographs of Dubai at night by Xavier Portela

Creative Boom

From the series, Dubai Glow © Xavier Portela. It was following a trip to Japan in 2014 that Xavier Portela began his fascinating Glow series , images of different cities at night, brought to life with a supercharged neon, post-production vibe immersing everything in a Bladerunner-style theme.

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Vintage Lightroom Presets for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a useful collection of Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of Hydrozi. These Vintage Lightroom presets are designed to make a photo feel more emotional and nostalgic by giving the image an old-fashioned appearance.

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Dealing With an Absentee Web Design Client

SpeckyBoy

Building a great website takes more than just a beautiful layout and slick functionality. It also requires a healthy dose of communication between a designer and their client. Because, without client input, how can you possibly achieve a project’s goals?

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The Roaring Twenties inspires Design Bridge's identity for a new rosé drink by Sacha Lichine

Creative Boom

Inspired by the lavish parties of the 1920s (and perhaps the 2020s if things go to plan), Design Bridge 's identity for a new rosé wine features eclectic graphics and a bespoke bottle structure designed to connect with the "contemporary wine drinker".

25 New Corporate Catalog & Brochure Design Templates

Graphic Design Junction

Creative and modern Brochure Templates ready to use for corporate, fashion agency catalog, graphic designer, annual reports or personal portfolio. These brochure design catalog templates can save your time and money in creating a professional corporate informant.

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.

Top 5 Creative Adobe CC Apps for Web Designers

Template Monster

A web designer needs more than pure creativity to show his talent to the world. You never know when a new cool concept will occur to you. In order to express your creative capabilities to the fullest, you need to keep the right tools handy. Have you ever worked with the Adobe Website Builder?

Synchronized Swimming Aerial Photography by Brad Walls

We And The Color

The beauty of synchronized swimming shot from above by award-winning aerial photographer Brad Walls. Just in time for the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympic Games, award-winning fine art aerial photographer Brad Walls , aka Bradscanvas, released a new photo series titled “Water Geomaids”.

The new Yearbook of Type showcases the world's latest typefaces in the theme of music

Creative Boom

The choice of a typeface and the design of a text can have a dramatic impact on any piece of work. It can make or break it, as any respectable designer will know. Typography certainly plays a crucial role and that can be a heavy responsibility to bear.

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Key differences between designing for China and the West

UX Collective

What comes first to your mind when you think of China? The food? The population? The rising market? Although the first two things are quite interesting, the last one is probably the most compelling of all, especially from a business perspective.

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.

25 of the Best Websites of Bands and Musicians

Vandelay Design

Bands and musicians need to have a website that is attractive to visitors and provides all of the necessary information that fans will want to find. In this post we'll feature 25 websites for your design inspiration. Most band websites will have some things in common.

HELIUM-10000 Is a $10,000 Gas-Filled Jacket That Floats Like a Balloon

Design Milk

When designers refer to “blue skies”, it’s usually made in reference to no-limits brainstorming sessions, the purely creative exercise of investigating “what if?”

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Tidiane Diagana's animation for Vitae London showcases the design behind its watches

Creative Boom

Birmingham-based graphic and motion designer Tidiane Diagana is behind the animation and concept for UK luxury brand, Vitae London , bringing its latest watches to life with pleasing bright visuals wrapped up in a virtual world.

Building software for artists

UX Collective

How can we build software tools that empower artists to use computation in their own work? Plotting, Sonia Hashim. link]. I’m Sonia and I’m a member of the Expressive Computing Lab led by Jennifer Jacobs at the Media, Arts, and Technology Department at the University of California Santa Barbara.

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

Free 80s Graphics to Revive the Good Old Days

Template Monster

Surf’s up in 2021 or a Big Retro Wave in Web Design. Free 80s Fonts. 1980s Style Flyers and Posters. 1980s Style Patterns and Backgrounds. 80s Graphic Elements. Gone are those days when dance floors were full of young people with funky hairstyles, heavy makeup, and neon nails.

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Download The Best Minimalist Boho-Style Vector Illustrations

We And The Color

Check out these beautifully Boho vector illustrations that are based on various influences from the hippies and the bohemians. Do you want to create some super-stylish wall art, posters, artistic websites, or maybe some trending fashion styles?

Aerial photographs of 1960s communal dining areas in Singapore's social housing

Creative Boom

© Jonathan Tan. On the empty, void decks of Singapore's public apartment blocks, run by the Housing & Development Board (HDB), lie various old stools and tables, available for local residents to enjoy.

Microcopy: an essential guide to becoming a more literate designer

UX Collective

Illustration by David Hall Designers should not be mere decorators, but have an understanding of language and microcopy, a crucial design skill, now more than ever.

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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.

Web Design Quotes: Wisdom Inside

Template Monster

Why do people like quotes so much? The answer is pretty clear. Web design quotes can precisely and definitively express what we know, recognize, feel, believe, think, accept, imagine, hope, fear, desire, acknowledge, and/or have experienced as a life truth.

Packaging by Midnight Design for CHUTANG

We And The Color

The team of studio Midnight Design developed the packaging for the flavored syrups of CHUTANG. CHUTANG offers delicately flavored syrups.

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Five ways a.design domain helps you win clients

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. Getting a URL that ends in.design is simple and easy. And it can be a great way to win more clients and boost your freelance practice or company. But you don’t have to take our word for it.

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Women in UX: Susan Kare

UX Collective

Why women in UX? Ready for an utterly shocking statement? Prepare thyself: women are underrepresented in the tech sector. Oh… you already knew?

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.

15 Fresh Free Fonts for Designers

Graphic Design Junction

The latest collection fresh free fonts for designers. Highest quality commercial-use fonts available in truetype and opentype format. These fonts are applicable for any type of print, business cards, flyer design and so on. These new fonts are perfect addition to your design arsenal.

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Get Colorful Vector Graphics of Papercut Illustrations

We And The Color

Consisting of countless individual sets, all of these amazing graphic papercut illustrations are available as fully editable vector graphics. All of the following templates were created by Adobe Stock contributor @Cgterminal.

Together We Are One is the joyful message in a new art trail in Manchester's Old Trafford

Creative Boom

Photography by Joe Smith. Manchester designer Robert Lomas is behind a new community project in Old Trafford that hopes to bring some art and positivity to the city streets.

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40 Inspirational Architecture Firm Website Designs

SpyreStudios

Agency websites have become much more commonplace relative to the growth of online businesses. Different styles will benefit different agencies and this is especially true of architecture firms. As the old saying goes: measure twice, cut once.

A Focus on the Basics: Must-Have Features for Your eCommerce Website

SpeckyBoy

Building a website sometimes becomes a race to cram the most features into the final product. This rings especially true when it comes to eCommerce, where massive amounts of bells and whistles have become the standard. This methodology can produce mixed results.