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Your Web Design Business Has Grown: How Do You Manage Legacy Clients?

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Growth is among the most desirable goals for any web design business. Whether you’re a freelancer or an agency, it’s likely that you’ll want to become bigger and more profitable over time. It takes a lot of planning and hard work to get there. And your business will continue to evolve all the while.

Why more creatives are turning to postgraduate study during a global pandemic

Creative Boom

Diamond Nuchjalearn, MA Fine Art: Drawing, Camberwell College of Arts © Alys Tomlinson. The global pandemic hasn't just made us notice glorious birdsong each day or learn how to make banana bread; it's shone a light on our entire lives.

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Convert Raster or Vector

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Convert Raster or Vector Graphics: Which Should You Go With? In case you're working in a product configuration program regularly you most likely end up exchanging between various kinds of designs. Which one do you utilize the most?

10 Best Manga & Anime Brushes for Procreate

Just Creative

Originating in Japan during the late 19th century, the term manga refers to both comics and cartooning. Since the 1950s, manga has become an increasingly important part of not only Japanese culture but the world as a whole as manga has increased in popularity over the years.

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.

Download My Free Subtle Grain Photoshop Brushes and Patterns

Spoon Graphics

I have a new collection of textures for you to download today! It’s easy to get carried away with texturing, but sometimes just a subtle addition of grain is all that is required to give a clean digital design a tactile appearance.

Darren Shaddick on 1970s movies, exploring new techniques and letting go of perfectionism

Creative Boom

He's the graphic designer and illustrator who has crafted whimsical and joyful illustrations for the likes of Polo Ralph Lauren and Bandcamp – all from "The Sticks" of South West England.

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Top 20 Best Graffiti Fonts for Graphic Design

Just Creative

While graffiti was originally intended to describe inscriptions during the times of Ancient Greece and Rome, in modern culture, graffiti has taken on more meanings as a sign of expression, protest, or simple to tell someone that “Killroy was here.”

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8 Awesome Examples of CSS & JavaScript Polygons

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Polygons just seem to be a natural fit for web design. For one, they’re incredibly versatile. These shapes can both stand out on their own or be combined to create something altogether different. Whether you want to craft an element that is abstract or realistic – it’s within reach.

Pentagram's identity for gaming brand Nuverse reflects 'excitement and escapism'

Creative Boom

Pentagram partners Jody Hudson-Powell and Luke Powell have designed the identity for game development and publishing company Nuverse, working with Yuri Suziki on the sound design and aiming to reflect gaming's "excitement and escapism".

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“Southern Route” by Photographer Tamara Reynolds

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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.

Top 20 Best Graffiti Fonts for Graphic Design, Branding & Logos

Just Creative

While graffiti was originally intended to describe inscriptions during the times of Ancient Greece and Rome, in modern culture, graffiti has taken on more meanings as a sign of expression, protest, or simple to tell someone that “Killroy was here.”

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The Personal Process of Choosing the Right Design Tool

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Every chef has their favorite tool. Mine happens to be a wooden spoon I’ve had since forever. I call it “Suzie” (because I’m a weirdo). Some people actually keep their wooden spoons in the family for generations – talk about a collector’s item!

Ari Liloan's spellbinding work for TIME magazine was inspired by Mariah Carey

Creative Boom

New York Magazine © Ari Liloan. A glorious mix of surrealism and vector art, Ari Liloan says she's inspired by something Tom Waits once said about "beautiful melodies telling me terrible things". The Filipino/Italian illustrator says she approaches her work in the same way.

Photographer Spotlight: Amina Gingold

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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.

Top 10 Best Watercolor Brushes for Illustrator

Just Creative

Already one of the oldest art forms in the world, watercolor has also made its mark on the world of digital art. Having the right tools at your disposal can help you perfect your skills in using watercolor in a digital medium.

3 Reasons Why Starting Your Own Business Is Difficult For Designers

Graphic Design USA

Haddad is Founder & Creative Director of Haddad & Partners and Co-founder and Chief of Operations for 321 Ignition. Here are his thoughts on why starting a business is extra-challenging for graphic designers.

A powerful 90-frame animation that features the work of 90 female illustrators from around the world

Creative Boom

Illustration by @bobbythebigbird. London studio This Thing of Ours is marking International Women's Day (IWD) with the launch of a short and powerful animation featuring the work of 90 talented female illustrators from around the world.

Photographer Spotlight: Johno Mellish

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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

Top 15 Best 4K Cameras for Video in 2021

Just Creative

Demand for video content grows by the day. More and more, creatives and agencies are investing in the right equipment to create high-quality video content that will not only be popular but connect them with their audience. A huge piece of this equipment is a high-quality 4K camera.

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Speckyboy Design Magazine

Google Fonts ❤️ Material Icons – Google Fonts now supports open-source icons, starting with the Material Design icon set. CSS Grid Cheat Sheet Illustrated in 2021 – Use this guide to learn the intricacies of creating CSS Grid layouts.

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'My creativity loves it': Amber Day on the psychology of her work and the physicality of emotion

Creative Boom

“World” by Anthony Gerace

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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.

Top 10 Best Monitors for Graphic Design in 2021

Just Creative

Are you looking for monitor for your graphic design needs? We’ve got you covered. But before we jump in, whenever you start shopping for new tech, a shopping list of what you’re looking for should be considered.

Team Tumult’s animation tackles loneliness and our reliance on technology

Creative Review

In The Lonely Orbit, a man leaves home for his dream job as a satellite technician. Feeling isolated, he constantly texts old friends but with his mind elsewhere, his work suffers, and things start to go wrong with the satellites he’s looking after.

Celebrated and emerging female artists give us a timeless look at life in Britain today

Creative Boom

Eleanor Johnson credit Gabriel Kenny-Ryder.

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Michael Maltzan Unveils a New Centre for Inuit Art in Winnipeg

Azure Magazine

In Inuktitut, the principal language of Inuit Nunangat (the Inuit homeland stretching from the Northwest Territories to Labrador), Qaumajuq means “it is bright, it is lit.”

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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.

Photographer Spotlight: Mark Clennon

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Alex Merto on his less is more approach to book cover design

Creative Review

New York-based designer Alex Merto says he got into graphic design by accident. Deeming himself a failed student in high school without a “clear path to anywhere”, he spent a lot of time making music in various bands and designing album art along the way.

Mimi Mollica’s beautiful and impulsive new photo book takes a microscopic look at East London

Creative Boom

East London Up Close, Mimi Mollica. Sicilian photographer Mimi Mollica is known for his close observations of people and the environments they inhabit, producing community-led photographic exposés that show neither the best nor the worst, but the truth of a place and its people.

Illustrator Jordan Moss shows us how to work a good gradient

Its Nice That

The Brooklyn-based illustrator and designer has an eye for all things tonal, colourful and textured.

“The Ravine, The Virgin, & The Spring” by Photographer Juan Brenner

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