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5 Soft Skills Every Designer Needs

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Brand Marketing Through the Coronavirus Crisis

Graphic Arts Today Submitted Articles

You can still serve and grow your customer base in the face of an uncertain future.

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11 Simple Steps for a Successful Brand Building Process

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How to Develop a Unique (& Memorable) Brand Identity in 2020

Graphic Arts Today Submitted Articles

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.

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Let's Talk Trends: Designing for Maximum Impact

Speaker: Amber Asay, Creative Director and Founder of award-winning design studio Nice People

Understanding what trends are happening and how they’re impacting the competitive landscape is crucial to providing top dollar design strategy to your clients. With so many trends coming and going, it can be overwhelming to determine which ones you should capitalize on and which ones might not be worth the trouble. In this exclusive webinar with Amber Asay, we’ll explore graphic design trends that need to die, trends that are starting to pick up and why, trends that have come and gone, and how t

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What Is Branding? Here's All You Need To Know

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10 Best Tablets for Graphic Design, Drawing & Art 2021

Just Creative

As a graphic designer, there are many times when the project you’re working on may require you to flex your artistic muscles and pulling out sheets of paper and pencils is unlikely to satisfy the clients’ needs and unless you get it right the first time, is not going to make editing easy. These days, many artists, illustrators, and graphic designers have started to turn towards using tablets to complete their art projects.

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Hanji by Studio fnt

BP&O

Text by Richard Baird. Hanji is a new brand of traditional Korean papers from KCDF created to, not just inspire interest in both professionals and the general public nationally and internationally, but to also serve as a symbol of the craft inherent to the paper making workshops. And further, to promote the paper’s potential and excellence […].

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Movie posters of the year 2020

Creative Review

It’s been a strange year for cinema. Films like Wonder Woman 1984 and No Time to Die – what should have been 2020’s big blockbusters – have had their promotional campaigns thrown into a bizarre holding pattern; new variations of their key art emerging every now and then to keep audiences warm for those elusive release dates. One example of this perpetual eking-out: Andy Park’s poster for Black Widow was on our 2019 list , but now isn’t due to be released until

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Neebinnaukzhik (Neebin) Southall

Typographica

Neebinnaukzhik (Neebin) Southall (she/they/he) is a designer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation. The Chippewa, also known as Ojibwe, is one of the tribes belonging to the larger Anishinaabe people. Southall predominantly focuses on work impacting and involving Native communities, including writing on Native artists and designers; photography encompassing portraits, fashion, artwork, and jewelry; and graphic design projects for cultural and arts orga

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The Democratization of Design: Giving Creators & Marketers the Tools to Succeed

Brands must create and share impactful content to thrive, but they have less people, tighter budgets, and fewer resources to do so. Learn how to publish and market digital content with the same professionalism as organizations with million-dollar budgets.

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Top 20 Fonts That Will Be Popular With Designers in 2021

Shillington

Considering how much the world has changed since this time last year, making general predictions for what the next 12 months have in store is a tall order. But when it comes to design, we at Shillington feel we’re on steadier ground. With the profession having survived, even prospered through 2020, we’re fairly sure it can cope with anything that 2021 can throw at us.

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How to Create Smoky Brushes and Type in Illustrator

Envato Tuts+

What You'll Be Creating I've always been fascinated by smoke and have experimented a lot with it. So in this tutorial, I'll explain how to create a realistic smoky texture, make it into a smoke vector brush, and use it for type. Using the techniques in this tutorial, we will create the smoke illustration seen below. This is perfect if you want your words written in smoke, so let's light up our vector cigarettes and get started smokin'!

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8 Famous Logo Designs and their accompanying Final Logo Sketches

The Logo Smith

The post 8 Famous Logo Designs and their accompanying Final Logo Sketches appeared first on The Logo Smith All Content © 2020 The Logo Smith.™ |. Arek Dvornechuck has compiled a great post showing famous logo sketches and napkin doodle sketches for 8 famous brands and companies. There are plenty of blog posts that show one or some of these logo sketches, but this is a solid post by Arek that also puts the sketch up along side the final logo design.

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Here’s Why AI Is Unlikely to Harm Your Web Design Career

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Bring up the subject of artificial intelligence (AI) and it tends to elicit one of two reactions. Either it’s the technology that will save us or it’s going to take our jobs. Both of these responses are understandable. After all, there’s plenty of good AI can bring to the world. It could help us cure diseases and solve other highly complex problems.

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Rethinking Creative Workflows: Increasing Efficiency in the Design Process

As the design industry evolves, teams are facing new challenges and a need to produce more outstanding creative work than ever. Leaders must learn how to adapt their processes to solve today’s—and tomorrow’s—unique design challenges. In this e-book, you’ll learn how to establish your creative workflow and leverage the power of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite to streamline the entire design process, from start to finish.

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George Orwell's Animal Farm gets Revamped for its 75th Anniversary

Spine Magazine

George Orwell's classic Animal Farm became 75 years old in August 2020. To celebrate this milestone, Berkley Books and Signet Classics have given their mass market and trade paperback editions some brand new covers. The equally seminal 1984 has had its editions revamped as well. Art Director Christopher Lin and designers Kaitlin Kall and Jason Booher share their experiences.

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Anime, graphic design and multiple narratives collide in Taipei-based illustrator Saitemiss’ work

Its Nice That

Influenced by 80s Japanese ACG subculture, the Taiwanese illustrator talks us through her visually explosive works.

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Why Invest in Branding?

Inkbot Design

Why Invest in Branding? 8 Reasons to Build a Brand Identity. Branding is a term that’s still shrouded in a veil of confusion. Even some marketers believe that a brand is synonymous with a logo design and a trade name, but this concept is much more complicated than that. Yes, it incorporates a company tagline, brand colours, design, packaging , or brand voice , among many other things, but it cannot be reduced to any of them.

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Top 10 Logo Design Trends For 2021

Just Creative

We’re expecting a striking variety of exciting logo design techniques to flourish in 2021. Logaster logo maker has put together a list of the hottest logo design trends that are set to soar in 2021. Check it out! Logo Design Trends 2021. Simplicity. Inventive Typography. Gradients. Disappearing Letters. Overlapping Geometry. Negative Space. Fine Lines.

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Creative Insights: Data-Backed Trends to Help You Design Successful Content

In today’s competitive markets, how do you make sure that your content not only stands out but performs well? How can you predict whether certain design choices will result in clicks, engagement, downloads, and other drivers of ROI? Shutterstock’s Creative Insights Report (Q3) is your window into the hottest trends that are transforming the creative world.

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Gorgeous and Delicate by Kazumasa Nagai, 1974

BP&O

Text by Kazumasa Nagai, 1974 Quarterly Design was a Japanese publication. Fifty years on, it really captures and conveys the spirit of its time. It shares a lot in common with the renowned and still in print publication IDEA although only in Japanese and broader in terms of design, covering other disciplines such as architecture and […]. The post Gorgeous and Delicate by Kazumasa Nagai, 1974 appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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The fascinating street photography of David Godlis

Creative Review

Photographer David Godlis is perhaps best known for his grainy black and white images of New York nightclub CBGB, when it was home to punk scene legends including the Ramones, Patti Smith, Blondie and Talking Heads. Born in Manhattan in 1951, Godlis began taking photos in his sophomore year at Boston University. He has since become one of the most important imagemakers of his generation, working as the photographer for Film at Lincoln Center since the late 80s and the unofficial photographer of

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Abstract Shapes Flow Like Water in Ho Tsz Wing’s Psychedelic Animation

Colossal

?. In the hypnotic realm of “ Catgot ,” bubbles explode into kaleidoscopic droplets, and beads of water bounce across the screen. Created by Ho Tsz Wing using Photoshop, the two-dimensional drawings mimic the look of a hand-painted animation. They’re set to an electronic track by ISAN and gracefully follow a series of fluid, synchronized movements.

Animation 101
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Photos of the Last Northern White Rhinos on the Planet

Feature Shoot

Zacharia Kipkirui, one of the primary rhino caretakers at Ol Pejeta conservancy relaxes with Najin. The caretakers live away from their families at a small camp within eyesight of the rhino holding area for 20 days on and 6 days off. Peter Esegon, one the rhinos’ primary caretakers, scratches Najin in her hind leg. Esegon says that she likes to be scratched behind her ears and behind her leg, saying that it calms her down, and puts her at ease.

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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. From visually impaired users who rely on assistive technology, to people with a temporary injury such as a broken arm, tech users are forever diverse and beautifully unique. The products we design can, and should, reflect the extremely wide range of human experiences and needs.

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Sennep and Roli’s light-up keyboard lets people teach themselves piano

Design Week

London-based studio Sennep has collaborated with music technology company Roli on its new project Lumi, which aims to let people learn the piano from home by themselves. Lumi is an illuminated keyboard and app, which aims to make learning the piano “easier and more fun” and help even casual players “more musical in minutes”, according to Sennep.

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Artist Reveals What Fonts Were Used To Design Famous Logos

Design You Trust

There is no doubt that a logotype is the face of the company; that‘s why each element of some of the most iconic and well-recognizable logos is carefully thought out, even though they might seem simple. More: Emanuele Abrate, Instagram, Facebook, Behance h/t: boredpanda Often, simplicity is the key. Selecting the right typeface and font for a logo is crucial and combined with size, color.

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Our Favorite Typefaces of 2019

Typographica

Annual review of the most interesting type of the year, as selected by graphic designers, type designers, and scholars.

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Fav Photos Found in 2020: 75 Photos by 75 Photographers

Booooooom

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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. If my business can’t pay its bills, can my creditors come after my personal assets? Do I have to pay the rent on my co-working space or office? Can my clients cancel signed contracts? Can I cancel contracts for things I no longer need because my business has slowed down?