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20 Things to Replenish Your Idea Vault (When You Run Out of Ideas)

HONGKIAT

This post is a reflection of my state of mind. As I am writing this, my mind has just suffered through a writer’s block , a lockdown of countless hours where no idea could make the cut, and there is nothing constructive to write or speak about.

Will Design Conferences Stay Digital or Re-Embrace the IRL?

Eye on Design

Like most gatherings over the past year-and-a-half, design conferences have been relegated to virtual space. But now that social circles can extend beyond our immediate bubbles, new questions are emerging, like: What will the design conference look like moving forward?

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How is the Rule of Thirds Used in Design | Tips & Templates

Design Wizard

Understand how the rule of thirds is used in design to create designs that are naturally pleasing to the eye. The rule of thirds provides a framework that helps you with the composition of your designs.

The Latest Design Books to Look Out For

DesignWeek

Make to Know, by Lorne M. Buchman. The pandemic has unsettled creatives the world over. But as art and design teacher and ArtCenter College of Design president Lorne M. Buchman explains in his new book, uncertainty is a deeply creative state to be in.

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How to win your first graphic design project as a freelancer

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. So you're setting our on your own as an independent graphic designer. Maybe you've previously been working as an employee, or you might be straight out of college.

10 Free Seamlessly Repeating Grainy Speckle Textures

Spoon Graphics

Textures with lots of detailed grainy speckles are my most-used type of texture resource. They are useful for adding subtle texturing to backgrounds, or for giving text and objects a letterpress style ink stamp effect.

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30 Student Council Election Ideas to Boost Your Campaign!

Design Wizard

Good student council ideas are hard to come by. That’s why you are here. If you are preparing to run for student council, you will need some solid ideas that can be the foundation of your campaign.

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70 of the best blogs and platforms for creative inspiration in 2021

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock. Many times, we suffer creative block, struggling to figure out what to draw, design, or make next. No matter what our creative field, we all need regular inspiration to help us on our way.

Create All Kinds of Cool Photo Effects with This Essential Photography Bundle

Spoon Graphics

If you’re a keen photographer—as either a hobbyist or a professional—this new bundle from Design Cuts will be right up your street! Inside you’ll discover all kinds of tools and resources for adding interesting styles and effects to your images.

Nichrome, a New Display Font Inspired by 70’s Sci-Fi Paperback Covers

Eye on Design

Name: MD Nichrome. Designer: Rutherford Craze. Foundry: Mass-Driver. Release Date: August 2021. Back story: The design for MD Nichrome began in late 2016, when Craze started collecting second-hand sci-fi paperbacks from the 1970s and early 80s.

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Amazing Illustrations Artwork by W.Flemming

Graphic Design Junction

Today we are featuring creative graphic artist, designer and digital illustrator artist “ W.Flemming ”, with his amazing illustration art collection. He was was from Manchester United Kingdom.

Harmony and isolation captured in 1940s-inspired aerial photographs by Brad Walls

Creative Boom

From the series, Detached, in Harmony © Brad Walls.

35+ Stunning Doodles for Inspiration

Vandelay Design

When it comes to art and design sometimes the best way to boost your own creativity is to browse inspirational works of art from others. In this article we'll showcase 40 examples of amazing doodles.

In CAPS LOCK, Ruben Pater Untangles the Relationship Between Graphic Design and Capitalism

Eye on Design

Two things about capitalism: graphic design is totally bound up with it; and it really has to end. . You won’t hear much debate about this first point, only a dizzying range of views about how capitalism and design relate.

Joi Fulton inspires happiness and nostalgia in her blend of 2D and 3D illustrations

Its Nice That

We talk to the Illinois-born and Chicago-based young artist on the vast expanse of her incredible talents, and marvel at her unwavering positive disposition.

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That Thing's identity for an insights firm makes data an interesting puzzle to solve

Creative Boom

How do you find pattern in data? And can it be translated into a brand identity for a data firm that exists to make sense of so much information? London studio That Thing has just given Intropic a fresh new look, as it hopes to become the next "tech unicorn".

Gill Sans: the sacred and the profane

UX Collective

Bhakti as typography Continue reading on UX Collective ». history design ux art graphic-design

New Fresh Free Fonts (18 Fonts)

Graphic Design Junction

New fresh fonts collection for print and graphic design. New free fonts included serif fonts, script fonts, handwritten fonts and brush fonts. 100% free available for commercial use. The following fonts are ideal to make an creative design and perfect for any artwork.

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Booooooom x Capture Photography Festival: Public Art Open Call

Booooooom

Photo Capture Photography Festival exhibition photography vancouver

Molly Fairhurst's animated Deerhoof video is a playful descent into fury and chaos

Creative Boom

Bristol-based artist and illustrator Molly Fairhurst has created a juddering and frenetic animated video for Deerhoof's August release, Plant Thief. As a fan of the band, the commission and the creative freedom was a real dream come true project.

Leading from the Middle

UX Collective

Leading from the middle The future of creative leadership will be driven by collaboration. link] Creative leadership within the brand and design disciplines is fundamentally changing.

Your Ultimate How to Guide for Local, National and International SEO

Canny

SEO stands for search engine optimisation. This is the process of refining your website so that it is the most appealing to Google and other search engines. This process involves curating content and pages for user experience and sending all of the right quality signals to the Google crawler.

“YAZ” by Photographer Julien Babigeon

Booooooom

Photo julien babigeon photographer photography YAZ

Sam Gainsborough tugs the heart strings in new stop motion spot by Uncommon for B&Q

Creative Boom

The third instalment from Uncommon 's 'Build a Life' campaign for B&Q has been unveiled.

Layout in ancient writing: UX inspiration from history

UX Collective

Studying for any job includes studying the history of that job. I think that the history of UX starts not from the creation of the phrase… Continue reading on UX Collective ». graphic-design visual-design design ux ux-research

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Navigating Harsh Judgements and Self-Worth in Web Design

SpeckyBoy

I make no secret of my love for the web design community. There’s something both unique and beautiful about sharing code, assets, and advice. But, just as a community can lift you up , certain dark corners of it can put you down.

The Introvert Collection by Jeff Aphisit

We And The Color

The Introvert, a collection of stunning illustrations by Jeff Aphisit. Jeff Aphisit is a skilled freelance illustrator who lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. Just recently, he published his amazing “Introvert Collection”, a set of three amazing artworks as shown below.

Alphabetical's fun campaign and identity for UAL helps to make students feel welcome

Creative Boom

As term begins for students everywhere, the University of the Arts London (UAL) has launched its 'Big Welcome' campaign, with a fun brand identity created by Alphabetical in collaboration with UAL alumni and 3D animator and illustrator, Jack Sachs.

When Mold is looking Fabulous! The Microorganism Studies of Daria Fedorova

Trendland

Words TL Team. In this Fungi projects, you can see the very visual result of Russian artist Daria Fedorova (@dashaplesen) and her wonderful artistic microbiological cultivations. ART FEATURED STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Contemporary design has lost its soul

UX Collective

As technology and efficiency improve, our products have become less beautiful and unique Continue reading on UX Collective ». creativity graphic-design design-thinking ux visual-design

30 Clever Logo Parodies of Famous Brands

HONGKIAT

This is a crazy world we live in; we seek fun by screwing up things we see in our everyday lives, and this natural instinct serves the primary purpose for some creativists to twist professional and famous brand logos into something that are insanely funny, for sure.

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Quiet City: Paintings by Deborah Brown of dog walks on the empty streets of Brooklyn

Creative Boom

Quite City, 2021 © Deborah Brown. Courtesy of Anna Zorina Gallery.

51 Free Mockups to Bring Your Designs to Life

Shillington

How you present your design work is all about providing context. And mockups are a great way to do so. On Shillington’s graphic design course , we help students craft the best possible portfolio to help them win over potential employers and clients.

100+ Free Premium Vector Icons

Graphic Design Junction

Profesional outline vector icons set for your design projects. There are 100+ outline figma icons. These sets are easy to use for both designers and developers. All icons are highest-quality design, so you can easily change the outline thickness without loosing quality.