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15 Must-Read Tips on Managing Client Expectations

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. The dream of landing a new client can sometimes turn into a nightmare. When that happens, it's natural to blame the client. Yet, it's often possible to stop such relationships from turning sour by improving how you manage client expectations from start to finish.

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UX and UI Logo Trends

Graphic Design Junction

With the advent of online and mobile working culture, UX/UI trends have experienced a significant transformation over the years. Yet 2021 is just no exception.

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How Aesthetics Matter in Sustainable Design According to Skagerak

Design Milk

At this year’s 3 Days of Design festival, Skagerak unveiled the Pelago outdoor collection, the most extensive collection it has ever launched.

Applying Marie Kondo’s (KonMari) decluttering method to design processes

Noupe

Doing a quick Google search on ‘UX design methods’ will yield hundreds of hits. If you’ve just mastered your design resume , and are new to UX design, or in a rush, wading through all that info is guaranteed to give you a headache.

Anita Mangan's latest book is a 'seriously silly guide' to the Chinese zodiac

Creative Boom

Do you like to stay at home like the goat? Or are you a dependable dog, cheeky monkey or wild horse?

The Best Fonts For Creating Vintage Logos and Designs

Spoon Graphics

The key to creating authentic looking vintage artwork–whether it’s logos, packaging, or T-shirt designs–is selecting the perfect font combinations that represent the lettering style from previous centuries.

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How A Logo, Designed 17 Years Ago, Is Having A Second Life

Graphic Design USA

A logo designed by Alessandro/Weber Design 17 years ago for a minor league hockey team is having a second life as a pop icon logo due to a Netflix released documentary and a hockey jersey worn by Drake.

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Alphabet's 'East meets West' identity for Fable & Mane draws on a symbolic tiger

Creative Boom

Manchester-based studio Alphabet has collaborated with modern hair wellness brand Fable & Mane to create an identity that plays on Ancient Indian beauty secrets and has a symbolic tiger at its heart.

Graphic Design Portfolio Template for Adobe InDesign

We And The Color

Available for free download with an Adobe Stock trial subscription, this graphic design portfolio template is fully customizable in Adobe InDesign. Created by Adobe Stock contributor @GrkiCreative , this A4 graphic design portfolio template comes with 24 fully customizable pages.

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How Designing and Writing Are More Alike Than You Think

Eye on Design

A couple weeks ago, we hosted a workshop at the AIGA Design Conference called Design Writing 101: How Writing Is a Lot More Like Designing Than You Think. When we started planning for the event, we had lots of ideas around what that statement meant.

Manager by day, Designer by night

UX Collective

Let’s find out together how the product design discipline has evolved and how managing design is more of a coaching and mentoring exercise. Figure 01: Image of Day /Night It’s late at night.

Robot Food's design overhaul of Urban Eat injects some life into the food-to-go aisle once more

Creative Boom

When you think of readymade sandwiches on the supermarket aisle, what springs to mind? Uninspiring perhaps? Dull and drab? In which case, Leeds studio Robot Food is about to whet your appetite with its new identity and packaging design for Urban Eat, the Samworth Brothers' food-to-go range.

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5A Format Brand Design by Jaros?aw Dziubek

We And The Color

Polish designer Jaros?aw aw Dziubek created a unique brand identity for agency 5A Format. Jaros?aw aw Dziubek is a Polish graphic designer specializing in a wide array of projects ranging from branding to packaging.

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“Paradise City” by Photographer Sébastien Cuvelier

Booooooom

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Macro Photography: 25 Inspiring Examples

Vandelay Design

Macro photography, the art of taking close-up photos, can produce incredible results that show us the world in a different way than we normally see it through our own eyes. The details in macro photos can be stunning, as you will see below.

The 10 pieces of photo and video kit that changed the game

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. Whether photography or video, brands throw many cameras at the market, often with complex and confusing naming conventions, and it can all get very confusing. But now and again, a new model stands head and shoulders above the rest and truly changes the game.

Smoke Explosion Photo Effect Mockup for Adobe Photoshop

We And The Color

Created by the skilled people of Pixelbuddha, this smoke explosion photo effect mockup for Adobe Photoshop is available for free download with an Adobe Stock trial subscription.

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27 Best Free Script Fonts OF 2021

Graphic Design Junction

Best of 2021, Free Script Fonts for Graphic Designers are here. A lovely script fonts will work perfectly for fashion, e-commerce brands, trend blogs, wedding boutiques or any business that wants to appear upscale and chic. This is the best fee script fonts collection of 2021 and perfect for 2022.

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How Does a Graphic Designer Keep Up With Design Trends?

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Graphic design is a unique field when compared to most industries. It is impossible to rely on stock knowledge for most of your work.

Jim Naughten's surreal 'digital paintings' highlight the perilous state of the natural world

Creative Boom

Photographic artist and author Jim Naughten has always wanted to alter reality. And in his new solo exhibition, Eremozoic , he conjures up a world that feels both familiar yet alien to highlight humanity's disconnection from the natural world.

What are the effects of isolation on creativity?

Its Nice That

Inspired by Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s displacement during the second world war, and the new arc in her career this evoked, we explore how isolation and remote experiences may have a blossoming effect on creativity. Features

The Challenge of Designing Websites for Large Screens

SpeckyBoy

Mobile devices have taken over the web. Thus, so much designer attention has (rightly) gone towards ensuring that the websites we build are compatible. We are constantly refining how we implement responsive features so that they work flawlessly on small screens.

The Type Directors Club's TDC68 & 25TDC Open for Entries

Dexigner

The Type Directors Club has opened the call for entries for its global TDC68 Communications Design and 25TDC Typeface Design competitions. Typography Illustration Graphic-Design Exhibition-Design Communication-Design

Between Lines: A film about the impact of schoolgirl bullying and the recovery that follows

Creative Boom

Out of trauma comes a sense of healing and connection. In Sarah Beth Morgan 's latest film, Between Lines, we learn of the scarring experience of schoolgirl bullying. The story follows a young woman's journey as she navigates isolation, exclusion, and anxiety.

How Juanjo Cristiani made the genius decision to make RuPaul’s Drag Race in to a tarot deck

Its Nice That

The hilariously-accurate illustrations are available to purchase as an actual deck, and have even garnered much attention from the queens themselves.

Want UX Inspiration? Look To Classic Video Games

SpeckyBoy

Web designers are always looking for inspiration. Something that will jumpstart our creativity and lead us to reach new heights. Quite often, we find what we’re looking for by studying other websites. And there’s certainly nothing wrong with that.

Using video games to learn about product onboarding

UX Collective

What the intersection of different disciplines can teach us. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash You could design the perfect product and platform, but it wouldn’t matter how great your experience is if nobody knows how to use it.

Five important ways the design world is changing as we emerge from the pandemic

Creative Boom

Image courtesy of JDO UK. For the past 18 months, creative agencies have been mainly focused on surviving through the Covid-19 crisis.

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Five Lesser-Known Works from Push Pin’s Archives

Eye on Design

There’s little doubt you’ve heard of Push Pin Studio — the legendary collective of designers whose collective work revolutionized the field of commercial illustration. But there’s more to Push Pin than its most famous contributors like Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast.

Interview with Michelle Crocker, Shillington Graduate and Freelance Designer for Film and TV

Shillington

Before taking on Shillington’s graphic design course , Manchester graduate Michelle Crocker was already a graphic designer. Though, despite a degree in graphic design, she found herself lacking the real life design skills she needed to land herself a design job.

Adobe MAX Names Keynote Speakers

Graphic Design USA

Register for free to attend the Adobe MAX virtual conference on October 26–28. You will hear from truly inspirational speakers including Riz Ahmed and Tilda Swinton who are pushing aside walls, going above and beyond, and finding new ways to be creative.

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From Lazy Oaf & Little Sunny Bite to Lulu Guinness & Lord of the Rings: Charlotte Mei on her poetic & pastoral practice

Creative Boom

There is a beautifully uncanny feeling felt in the presence of Charlotte Mei's work.

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Striking poster campaign introduces Coca-Cola Real Magic tagline

Creative Review

Described as the ‘hug’ logo, the new wraparound appearance of the identity was inspired by its positioning on packaging including cans and bottles.