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Brand Marketing Through the Coronavirus Crisis

Janet Balis

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

11 Simple Steps for a Successful Brand Building Process

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

Kathryn Wheeler

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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Want to know the difference between graphic design and visual design?

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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.

The Dos and Don’ts of Logo Design

Just Creative

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.

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Together at Home: Managing Kids and Your Web Design Business

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I Love Typography

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.

The Colorful Geometric Illustrations of Cheng Peng

Designer Daily

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.

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40 Inspiring Lettering Quote Designs with Quirky Messages

Spoon Graphics

It can be really frustrating for designers and illustrators when you feel like creating something , but you can’t think of anything to make. The popular quote: “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.”

30 emerging illustrators to support and follow for inspiration in 2021

Creative Boom

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.

50 of the best graphic design blogs for inspiration in 2020

Creative Boom

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.

Be inspired by these award-winning branding projects by leading designers

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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.

Class of 2020: An essential guide to all of the UK's virtual degree shows this summer

Creative Boom

One of the many sad things to happen to the creative industries this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is the impact on art and design students graduating this summer.

Be inspired by 10 graphic designers and illustrators who scooped an A' Design Award

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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.

'What happened when we all stopped', a beautiful animated poem narrated by Jane Goodall

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Best-selling author Tom Rivett-Carnac has written a children's book to share a positive message of hope as we emerge from the lockdown. And it's now been turned into an animated poem, narrated by celebrated anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr Jane Goodall.

50 Logo Design Inspiration, Tips & Resources

Just Creative

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.

40 best creative podcasts to liven up your day

Creative Boom

The creative industries are ever-changing, and it can be challenging to keep up which developments demand your attention and which can be safely ignored. Podcasts can be a great way to filter out the noise and help you focus on what's important.

David Vanadia's bold and minimalist illustrations that fuse graphic design with art

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French artist and illustrator David Vanadia is on a quest to find "meaning" through his minimalist artworks, full of bold graphics and human emotion. Working with mediums such as engraving, collage or digital, his practice is based around people and philosophy.

Volta Pasta Makes Creative Use of Typography

Designer Daily

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.

Nightmare Photoshop Actions for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

This week Access All Areas members have a new collection of high quality Photoshop Actions to download courtesy of Shutter Pulse. This set allows you to apply nightmare-inspired effects to your photos, with eerie colour casts and dark contrast, just like the colour grading of horror movies!

A' Design Awards: 20 winning projects to inspire you in 2020

Creative Boom

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.

Last chance to enter the A’ Design Awards 2021, and get recognition for your work

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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.

How To Get Your Creative Products Featured in the Press

Creative Boom

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.

Boost your career by entering the world's biggest design contest, the A' Design Awards

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Getting an award for your work can really help boost your career, widen your scope for potential clients, and help you charge more as a freelancer. But you can't win a competition without entering. So this year, why not go the extra mile?

Graphic Design Festival Scotland relaunches as INTL with striking new logo and identity designs

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The festival formerly known as Graphic Design Festival Scotland will now become INTL, after six barnstorming years as GDFS. This is an evolution of the brand, as GDFS now sits within an overarching organisation for the festival to operate within called INTL.

Why these top graphic designers moved into visual design & UX

Creative Boom

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?").

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.

A guide to 2020 Christmas cards by designers, illustrators & makers

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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?

24 fonts that will be popular with designers in 2021

Creative Boom

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.

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A Lovely Nuts Packaging Shaped As A Squirrel

Designer Daily

As a designer, you may sometimes wonder how useful it is to publish concept designs on the Internet. Of course, you get to display your skills and build a portfolio, but will it just disappear in the depth of the Internet or will it have a use at all?

How to Create a Fantasy Map of Your Own Fictional World

Spoon Graphics

Follow along with today’s Photoshop tutorial to create your own fantasy world, just like the fictional story settings of Neverland, Middle-Earth or Westeros.