2016

4 Tips from a New Skillshare Teacher

Ohn Mar Win

Last month I launched my first ever Skillshare class entitled 'Food Illustration: Design your Favourite Fruity Recipe' I will admit it sure was a challenge and a long journey, before I hit that final 'publish' button. Here is the intro video to this class. You can access the class HERE These are my points to remember if you are considering becoming a Skillshare teacher TIP 1 - DO NOT BE DAUNTED BY THE CLASS NOTES Do follow the step by step approach laid out by the Skillshare team.

Introducing: Everyday Photography—52 Weeks of Documenting Life!

A Beautiful Mess

We are beyond excited to introduce to you all today our latest e-Course— Everyday Photography: 52 Weeks of Documenting Life. We are constantly amazed by how BUSY life can get sometimes! Before you realize it, a whole year can pass by, just like that. It’s important to slow down, to notice and appreciate the everyday little things. And it’s even more important to make some time to document them so you can preserve and share these memories for years to come.

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5 Top Tips To Help You Create Inspirational Social Media Posts

Design Wizard

“We Love the Internet! Long Live the Internet!” ” we whoop and cheer to all and sundry. (OK, OK, so this only happened once and hyper-caffeination may have been a factor.). But the reality is, online followers respond well to positive vibes and that’s why inspirational social media posts have become a significant part of customer engagement in recent years.

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Introducing Operator

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

About two years ago, H&Co Senior Designer Andy Clymer proposed that we design a monospace typeface. Monospace (or “fixed-width”) typefaces have a unique place in the culture: their most famous ancestor is the typewriter, and they remain the style that designers reach for when they want to remind readers about the author behind the words.

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.

Past and Present U.S. Presidential Campaigns

Design Roast

If politics is an industry, then politicians are its products. While public servants have grown more comfortable with the slow-burn of viral marketing and endless news cycles, there’s still nothing quite like solid logo design for making that all-important first impression. It’s the logo, more than anything, that adheres most easily to bumpers and billboards. And […]. The post Past and Present U.S. Presidential Campaigns appeared first on Design Roast. Graphic Design

IPSE Magazine Cover Illustration

Emmeline Illustration

Heyo! I made the cover of IPSE magazine! This one's extra special as I was commissioned to create an illustrated self-portrait (always tricky!) to celebrate my Freelancer of the Year award in June. Exciting. It's a great alternative to the usual winner's photo as it lets me show exactly what my work is like (rather than trying to describe it, which is always a little complicated), and, well, it sidesteps a little bit of an Emmeline blush seeing giant pictures of my real-life face in print.

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What Your Business Card Says About You

Black Bear Design

Black Bear Design - Atlanta Web Design, Web Development, SEO, Internet Marketing, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Social media. Your business card is your first and sometimes only opportunity to make a good impression. Not having a business card at all is no longer an option. In a world of endless networking opportunities, we need to have a seamless way to exchange information. More than anything, you want your business card to reflect who you are and what your business represents.

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 51

Illustration Art

This extraordinary drawing by John Cuneo has already been selected for inclusion in both of the upcoming annual collections of illustration art: The Society of Illustrators' Annual of American Illustration and the American Illustration Annual. So why bother reproducing it here? Because the drawing is immense but the annuals will reproduce it at a size that makes the figures look like an ant colony and you'll miss the entire point.

5 Examples of Incredible Designer Resumes

Graphic Springs

When sending out a resume, you want to stand out from the crowd. In our competitive economy, this is more true in 2016 than ever. Graphic designers have the advantage of having the creativity and skill-set to create memorable resumes. Check out these 5 inspiring examples.

'Circus Parade' Work In Progress

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

For the last six days I have been working intensely on this large 90 x 50cm watercolour painting. It might not be a mural but it's large enough for me! Fuzzy photo time! Still using the drafting I was given when I was a school boy. You can see I returned to the usual sepia tonal under-painting to maintain a warm hue throughout the image. I decided if all the action is inside a tent lit by gas lamps, without natural light, then all the shadows are going to be warm. Fuzzy / wonky photo!

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.

One image - 2 jobs - licensing and packaging illustration

Ohn Mar Win

Last week I was proud to announce the launch of a cutting board set by gift manufacturer Demdaco. This particular root vegetable illustration had been found on Pinterest and rearranged to fit this product artwork. In fact this image has been referenced again and again when a new brief comes through from clients for commissioned work.

Best of 2016: Book Cover Designs

Crowd Spring

It's been a great year for bold book covers. Here are some of our favs. Design Graphic Design Print Design

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Burberry Prosum

Fifi Lapin

Darlings! I completely forgot to show you my latest designer purchase. My beautiful Burberry Prorsum polka dot gauze dress. Isn't it just dreamy. Sonny was suitably impressed of course. Especially with my shapely pins. No Photoshop needed here thank you very much. bunny kisses Fifi Lapin xxx. burberry prorsum

How to Use Clashing Fonts

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

As powerful as typography can be in setting a reader’s expectations, it’s often the dialogue between typefaces that most effectively communicates how information is meant to be understood. Dictionaries use bold Antiques and delicate Ionics to distinguish their headwords and definitions; wayfinding systems use different fonts to identify routes and destinations.

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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.

Logos: Past, Present and Future

Design Roast

Your logo is arguably the most important visual aspect of your business. It’s often the first thing people see and judge. Logos express the tone, style and professionalism of your brand. Logo design trends change over the years, much like the businesses themselves. Certain styles that were popular years ago may be seen as outdated […]. The post Logos: Past, Present and Future appeared first on Design Roast. Graphic Design business cards logos motion graphics

Illustrating Small Business Saturday 2016

Emmeline Illustration

For Small Business Saturday last year , I wanted to create a series of illustrations representing the amazing diversity of this country's small businesses. I got in touch with the Small Business 100 (which I was lucky enough to be part of last year), and asked for real-world inspiration to give the project a collaborative edge! I had such brilliant feedback from the project last year (you can spot the illustrations framed in the Small Business Saturday office!),

You Can Be a Designer: Start With These Fundamentals

Creative Live

Become the designer you know you can be – learn the Fundamentals of Graphic Design from an industry-leading expert. Timothy Samara is a New York-based graphic designer and educator. He has taught design at the college level for nearly 15 years. As the author of eight graphic design books , his academic reach spans the globe. All of his books have a common thread—they address the fundamentals of graphic design.

Creating Masterpieces Requires a Solid Creative Process

Black Bear Design

Black Bear Design - Atlanta Web Design, Web Development, SEO, Internet Marketing, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Social media. We’ve all been there. We’re staring at the ceiling, flipping a pen through our fingers, deleting and retyping what we just wrote in search of something better. Something catchier. Oh, writer’s block, you truly are a pain! But what about other creatives? How do they handle a creative block, what’s their creative process?

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

WORTH A SECOND LOOK: HANK VIRGONA

Illustration Art

Hundreds of talented illustrators are never mentioned in the history books on illustration. For example, Life Magazine employed an average of 25 different illustrators every week. In Life 's first 50 years, they produced over 60,000 illustrations. Yet who can remember more than a handful of their names? Many of these "forgotten" illustrators were terrible and are better forgotten, but some did excellent work.

Follow your passion

Paul Jarvis

I’m pretty sure I found my passion too. It was hiding at the back of my fridge the whole time, behind a jar of pickles. The reason I hadn’t been able to follow my passion sooner is because a jar of p

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Solo Exhibition Pound Arts 4 March - 23 April

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

If you are in the area please visit, entry is free. Below is a video by the wonderful Corsham TV all about the exhibition. Animals Chris Dunn Illustration Corsham Exhibition painting Pound Arts Centre Prints watercolour Whimsical

Toronto Waterfront Artisan Market

Ohn Mar Win

I really need to ask a really big favour for folks who are in Toronto area. I worked with The Toronto Market Company again for another foodie based event. Artwork was needed for promotional material and banners for an artisan market that would be held along Toronto's waterfront. The booths would be a mixture of food, crafts, jewelry and plant stalls. And the opening of the the event would coincide with the launch of a new cycle route along the waterfront.

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.

Why Your Company NEEDS to Start Playing Pokémon Go

Crowd Spring

Everyone and their fifth grade cousin are playing Pokémon Go right now. Maybe it’s because it’s trendy. Maybe it’s because it’s a stupid amount of silly fun. Maybe it’s because it keeps them active. Maybe it’s because, like me, they were that kid who used to get caught playing Pokémon Blue on Gameboy Color in the back of their sixth grade math class.

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A Gucci Christmas

Fifi Lapin

This year Alessandro Michele has captured my heart with his collections for Gucci so when I got my paws on this dress I just knew I had to wear it on Christmas day.

Introducing Office Fonts from H&Co

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

You know this company: their logo’s in Gotham, their website’s in Gotham, there’s Gotham in their outdoor advertising and their television spots. There’s Gotham in the window of every branch, and inside, Gotham on the in-store displays and the printed brochures.

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Don’t Judge an Album by Its Cover

Design Roast

Back in the halcyon days of your local record shop, you’d go through the bin and find an album with something that catches your eye. Maybe it’s something provocative or out of character for the band, but one thing is sure — does the music actually fit the look? There are important album covers […]. The post Don’t Judge an Album by Its Cover appeared first on Design Roast. Print Design

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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.

Instagram Latest

Emmeline Illustration

After finally joining Instagram at the start of the year, I've been using it to share some sneak peeks at my new work, behind the scenes sketches, secret projects, adventures and personal snapshots! I'll admit this month I had to refrain from posting a million snaps of my trip to Orkney (it was so incredible!), but head over to my Instagram for a bucketload of July's inspiration and sketch updates!

Thought Bubble 2016

Emmeline Illustration

Last weekend saw the Royal Armouries Museum site in Leeds flood with comics and illustration lovers for this year's Thought Bubble Comics Festival. I've been looking forward to Thought Bubble all year, especially after my first time tabling there last November. I'll admit that after Thought Bubble commissioned me to illustrate their official festival image back in February, the prospect of seeing my illustration on a huge scale (above!)

Breakfast of Illustrators

Emmeline Illustration

You might not be too surprised to hear that my flat is brimming with illustrated goodies. Even aside from the books, you'll find my closet stacked with unusual prints and patterns, framed pieces from my favourite illustrators on the walls, and a cupboard full of cute illustrated homeware. This morning I treated myself to a rare, relaxed breakfast before settling in to work - sat with the sun streaming through the window, with tea, orange juice, and a croissant on one of my favourite plates.

Unseen Advertising & Children's Illustrations From 2016

Emmeline Illustration

So, by now you're probably used to seeing lots of my personal work, sketches, or newly released published work online. But I realised, as 2016 draws to a close, I rarely showcase a lot of the work I do behind the scenes for more corporate clients - but this year has been full of work for local schools, festivals, and national business events, that I thought it'd be worth sharing a few of my favourite pieces!

Thought Bubble Sequential Arts Festival Illustration

Emmeline Illustration

I'm so excited to finally share my illustration for Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival 's tenth anniversary this year! You may have seen a lot of blog posts from me at Thought Bubble's comic festival in November last year (it was an incredible weekend!) and I'm so chuffed to have been commissioned to create the main festival illustration for #TBF16. Thought Bubble is an incredible festival celebrating comics, sequential art and illustration from artists around the world.