Five Things They Never Tell You About Becoming a Graphic Designer
MARCH 2, 2020
MARCH 2, 2020
APRIL 13, 2020
OCTOBER 12, 2020
NOVEMBER 4, 2020
You can still serve and grow your customer base in the face of an uncertain future
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.
NOVEMBER 4, 2020
NOVEMBER 4, 2020
Having a strong brand is crucial when differentiating yourself from the competition. Learn what brand identity is and how to build one for your business
Graphic Arts Today brings together the best content for graphic arts professionals from the widest variety of industry thought leaders.
DECEMBER 14, 2020
Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels. As a graphic designer, have you ever thought about getting into visual design? Maybe you've heard the term and wondered how it's different from graphic design, or whether it has anything to do with creating for the web.
AUGUST 31, 2020
This article has been contributed by Umer Bilal. When first starting up your business, you absolutely have to nail the branding. You need to create a strong identity for yourself from the very beginning in order to make a lasting impression on the customers you want to attract.
Speckyboy Design Magazine
AUGUST 24, 2020
I Love Typography
AUGUST 20, 2020
Decorated or illuminated initials were an important part of medieval manuscripts for a thousand years. From luxurious gold and silver letters to plain drop capitals, they functioned to illustrate, commentate, and adorn the text.
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.
OCTOBER 26, 2020
It’s not so often that you find some truly well designed packaging, so I was delighted to stumble upon this wonderful work done for Volta by Stamp.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2020
Ever since I created the showcase of Unique Packaging and Label Designs for Whisky Bottles I have been wanting to have a go at creating some kind of liquor bottle label design of my own.
NOVEMBER 23, 2020
Tess Smith-Roberts. Looking to commission an illustrator, or simply want to be creatively inspired by the latest talent? Then you need to check out the Directory of Illustration.
NOVEMBER 16, 2020
Critical Mass. Ever wondered what it takes to be an "award-winning" designer? Well, check out these branding projects, and you'll soon have a good idea.
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.
OCTOBER 20, 2020
Celebrating and recognising some of the world's best artists, designers and other creative professionals, the A' Design Awards is an opportunity to get noticed in front of millions.
NOVEMBER 27, 2020
Christmas card bundle by Jot. Now, more than ever, independent businesses need our support. With that in mind, if you're thinking about sending Christmas cards this year, why not purchase something special from an artist, designer or maker?
AUGUST 17, 2020
Feel like your work deserves more recognition? Well, it probably does, but it still might never happen unless you do something proactive about it. And here's something specific you could try.
NOVEMBER 16, 2020
Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels. You might be a jewellery designer selling products online or an illustrator hoping to push some new prints – whatever you're doing to make a living; you need publicity in magazines, blogs, and newspapers to raise your profile and get new customers.
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
DECEMBER 1, 2020
This article has been contributed by Jack Leo. A logo is an important mark that represents the story and meaning of your business. Although designing an attractive and effective logo sounds easy, in actuality, it isn’t. Whether you are a designer or not, you can still design your logo.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2020
Are you fed up of seeing other creatives winning awards when you feel like your work is just as good, or better? Then why not do something about it? The A' Design Awards , the world's largest design competition, is currently accepting entries for 2021.
NOVEMBER 18, 2020
There was once a time when you could only play video games in arcades. For Atari, its innovative game design played a key role in its growth during the 1970s and '80s – from Pong to Asteroids and beyond.
NOVEMBER 3, 2020
Cheng Peng is a creative designer who works for Heizi, a branding agency that belongs to Tencent. She recently created a series of posters that hope to help autistic children to feel more welcome in the city of Shenzen, where the designer is based.
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.
OCTOBER 7, 2020
Resizing an image sounds like one of the simplest things you could do in Photoshop, but there are actually some common mistakes you should avoid. If you’re a professional designer or photographer, it becomes complicated when you need to factor in print size and resolution.
NOVEMBER 12, 2020
It goes without saying that 2020 has been a pretty weird year all round. And with most of us locked down for months on end, and uncertain of what the future holds, it's not surprising that when it comes to typography, retro styles and nostalgic feels have come to the forefront.
OCTOBER 27, 2020
Do you consider yourself a 'graphic designer' or 'visual designer'? Many people will be surprised by that question ("Aren't they the same thing?"). Others might even get annoyed ("Can't I just call myself a designer?").
SEPTEMBER 8, 2020
Living and working in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Lucia Lenders 's work is playful, dynamic and what she calls "perfectly imperfect".
FEBRUARY 16, 2020
No creative can exist in a vacuum. We all need to keep in touch with the latest trends and check out the work our fellow professionals are producing. It's not about copying others, of course. Still, it is about understanding common points of reference and the broader culture we all swim in, not to mention getting a blast of inspiration and new ideas along the way. To help you find all that, quickly and easily, we've brought together the best blogs around on art, design and creativity.
DECEMBER 11, 2020
Childline – Nobody is Normal by Catherine Prowser. The pandemic had an effect on advertising in more ways than one this year. For starters, most campaigns had no choice but to acknowledge the impact it had on us, incorporating references to things like social distancing.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
If you've been lucky enough to visit Japan, you'll no doubt yearn to one day return to this most unique and visually inspiring of countries.
DECEMBER 2, 2020
To say that 2020 has been a tough year would be a cinch to win the Understatement of the Year award. With all of the things that have been going on around the world, we’ve finally reached that time of year where people can start thinking of the best gifts to get the ones they love.
DECEMBER 3, 2020
We love a little Marco Oggian at Creative Boom, the Spain-based artist who's a dab hand at geometric faces and figures. Above you'll see his stellar shapes moving to music in a transfixing fashion, as produced for a video promoting Italian health charity Dialogica.