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The true cost of a redesign

UX Collective

I have spent a vast portion of my UX design career working agency-side. That gives one an opportunity to learn about many different business models, organisational cultures and approaches to change management.

How to get back your creative spark after suffering months of 'lockdown brain fog'

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. We all thought we'd achieve so much during the lockdowns. Without distractions like pubs, cinema and general socialising, we'd be free to start new side projects, brush up on our software skills, maybe even learn a language. But for many of us, it's been the opposite.

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7 Apple designs that were way ahead of their time

Creative Bloq

The most innovative, forward-thinking designs from the Cupertino giant

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Video Tutorial: Vivid Neon Chrome Text Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a vivid 80s style neon chrome text effect.

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.

Photography Spotlight: Elena Cremona

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Branding Packages Suck! Here’s Why (Updated June 2021)

Canny

We often get asked what our branding packages look like, and how much they cost. But, we don’t offer branding packages at Canny. We never have, and we never will.

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Six Great Book Covers and the Stories Behind Them

Eye on Design

A book cover has a challenging job. Not only must it represent the depth of knowledge between its pages, but it must also stand on its own as a form of storytelling. Though a book is certainly more than its cover, the best covers can draw readers in with images and text alone.

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“Snow Desert” by Photographer Mikhail Lebedev

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Rick Banks collaborates with Lance Wyman to digitise his 1976 USA Bicentennial font

Creative Boom

On picking up an old Computer Arts magazine in 2019, Manchester creative Rick Banks discovered an interview with the acclaimed graphic designer Lance Wyman, talking in detail of his 1976 USA Bicentennial font.

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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.

Rebranding Case Studies Spotlight: 17 of the Best Rebrands

Canny

Rebranding is 50% risk and 50% opportunity. When a company gets their rebranding right, it can boost their image for the better, raising brand awareness and increasing sales.

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21 Fresh Free Fonts For Graphic Designers

Graphic Design Junction

New fresh and free fonts, free available for commercial use. Collection of twenty one fresh free fonts and best premium fonts designed with powerful OpenType features in mind.

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“Between the Wood and Tide” by Photographer Bryan Anselm

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Artist Liam Hopkins gives us a creative glimpse at how to save the UK's struggling high streets

Creative Boom

There's a strip in Manchester known as King Street. One that has always been highly regarded but in recent years has struggled. Not enjoying the same footfall as the nearby Arndale shopping centre or famous bustling Market Street, it was no surprise that the pandemic sent much of it over the edge.

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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.

8 Web Designs with Impressive Surrealist Themes

SpyreStudios

Web designs with surrealist themes are hard to come by. However, this does not mean that we don’t see it everywhere. In some way or another, web designers are bold enough to incorporate a little bit of surrealism in their design.

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All you need is 5 fonts

UX Collective

There weren’t as many web fonts to pick from when I started my freelance career in the early 2000s, still I was always overwhelmed by the number of fonts to choose from. With no formal education in design or typography, my choices were uninformed and limited.

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Illustrations from 2021 by Sam Chivers

We And The Color

Check out this selection of illustration projects from summer 2021 by Sam Chivers. UK-based illustrator Sam Chivers just published a fine selection of his most recent illustration projects. Created for various publications, the artworks are based on different topics. Below you can see a few images.

New York's Subway Map is taken online in ambitious project by Work & Co

Creative Boom

One of the best ways to improve your design work is to learn from the best. That's why it's worth paying attention to the winners of The Indigo Design Award , a global contest that highlights exceptional talent in the fields of graphic, digital, mobile design, design for social change and branding.

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

40+ Creative Logo Design Inspiration #93

Graphic Design Junction

Beautifully designed logo design and logo concepts for your inspiration. Here is the collection of Logos from Dribble’s best logo designers. This is the 89th roundup of logos, featuring unique modern design logo templates created by professional graphic designers.

WebP Images: A Primer

SpeckyBoy

When it comes to increasing performance, web designers leave no stone unturned. After all, every kilobyte we can shave off of a page’s load time will make for a better user experience. Images are an area of primary concern. Even basic optimization techniques can mean better performance.

“True North” by Photographer Luke Saxon

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Photographs of Manchester's fiercely independent shops in the 1980s

Creative Boom

If there is one city outside of London that has seen dramatic change since the 1980s, it's Manchester. Lying in the shadow of multiple cranes and fast-growing tower blocks, some of its streets are unrecognisable today, certainly to those born and raised there.

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.

Interviewing design idols: Gonzalo Miranda

UX Collective

Madrid based Art Director & 3D artist, Gonzalo Miranda, creates a whole range of incredible artwork utilising his skillset of set design, environmental design, and even VR modelling.

LogoArchive – Logo Redux by Darren Leader

BP&O

LogoArchive returns with its fifth collaborative Extra Issue: Logo Redux, dedicated to the fascinating theme of Renaissance printers’ marks. These marks, many drawn from the 15th century, appear somewhat modernist in nature.

These are the best website designs of 2021 so far

Creative Bloq

Find inspiration in these forward-thinking designs

Covid Comfort Blankets: A creative solution to bring separated loved ones together

Creative Boom

June Frangue with "Dave". Emerging artist Jess Warby has collaborated with ad agency Crispin Porter Bogusky (CPB) to create a series of comfort blankets for people separated from loved ones during the pandemic.

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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.

Goodbye 8-point grid, hello 4-point grid?

UX Collective

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Photographer Spotlight: Emma Dudlyke

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The 14 best colour tools for web designers in 2021

Creative Bloq

The top tools to help you create the ideal colour palette