2021

30 awesome illustrators to follow for inspiration in 2021

Creative Boom

Olivia Waller. Whether you're looking for an illustrator to team up with or want a dose of visuals to inspire you, where's the best place to look? The Directory of Illustration of course.

Typography tips and best practices for websites

Designer Daily

One crucial component of an excellent website is to have clear communication. It is vital as it establishes a relationship between the brand and the user. Around ninety percent of all information is text. Text is represented through typography – it is a way to communicate efficiently.

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9 Reasons To Choose Graphic Design As A Career

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Tracy Sparks. Sometimes finding the right road to travel down can feel like standing in front of a spaghetti junction. With so many paths twisting and turning up ahead, which one do you choose? Where do they all lead?

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.

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.

My Favorite Typefaces of 2020

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. After a decade, ILT's annual Favorite Fonts list is back.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Hel Covell

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5 Pro Tips For Compelling Wildlife Photography

Richard Bernabe

Elevate your wildlife photos beyond the mere ordinary and begin creating compelling wildlife photography with these 5 pro tips. The post 5 Pro Tips For Compelling Wildlife Photography appeared first on Richard Bernabe.

Is graphic design too trendy?

Its Nice That

Whether it’s chrome lettering or outlined type, we’ve all heard someone say: “Ooh, that’s a bit trendy!” Here we question what’s wrong with that, what’s right about it too, and the unexpected significance design trends have. Features

3 Ocean Photographers Creating Intoxicating Images

Trendland

Words Kylie McDowell. Fuel your wanderlust with intoxicating images created by these 3 ocean photographers from far-flung places around the world. From Italy to Australia, each captures the awe-inspiring natural world at its finest. FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHY nature ocean

Gordon Kaye: A Piercing Moment of Clarity

Graphic Design USA

Gordon Kaye, editor and publisher, with thoughts on the 2021 GDUSA People To Watch and Students To Watch special edition. Blog GDUSA GDUSA People To Watch GDUSA Students To Watch gordon kaye Graphic Design Magazine graphic design magazines Graphic Design News Graphic Design USA

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.

Get a blast of visual inspiration from these award-winning design projects

Creative Boom

Want to win an award for your designs or just craft better work in general? Then check out our selection of winners from the third Indigo Design Award , which are all fresh and original, and sure to inspire you creatively.

5 rules to design better posters

Designer Daily

If you are a graphic designer, or just a design lover that creates print work, you surely know how hard it can be to achieve satisfying work when working on a poster design.

15 Best Photoshop Alternatives (Free & Paid)

Just Creative

As the world continues to put a premium on good visuals and captivating designs, it makes perfect sense why more entrepreneurs and creatives are looking to explore new tools and instruments they can optimize to better produce profitable content.

How to Create a Colorful Retro-Style ‘Rainbow’ Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Spoon Graphics

Follow along with today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a colourful text effect, which comprises of a stack of text elements that transition through the colour spectrum to produce a rainbow effect.

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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.

Women of Letters

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Women of Letters is the first in a new series of short interviews.

Illustrator Spotlight: Hugo Bernier

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10 Things Designers Can Learn From Pastry Chefs

Speckyboy Design Magazine

I have a confession to make. I’m not actually a pastry chef. But I did work in a professional kitchen once upon a time, and baking is one of my favorite hobbies. I just love the awesome sights, sounds, and smells of a kitchen full of baking goods.

5 Indigenous Designers Breaking New Ground

Azure Magazine

In 2015, after almost a decade of work, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released 94 calls to action aimed at redressing the systemic disenfranchisement — past and present — of Indigenous communities across the nation.

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

Onomatopee is a visual exploration of sound through interwoven typography and illustration

Its Nice That

This delightful book by graphic designer Broos Stoffels and illustrator Lukas Verstraete brings noises to the printed page in unexpected ways.

The nostalgic pop aesthetic of motion designer Ardhira Putra

Creative Review

When motion designer and illustrator Ardhira Putra was a kid he often drew Son Goku from Dragon Ball as well as copying characters from other comics such as Astro Boy, Doraemon and the Adventures of Tintin.

Designing For The [Uncertain] Future

Graphic Design USA

Thanks to q30, while it waits for the day for the museum doors to reopen, the Ontario Science Centre is ready to welcome online visitors with a flexible, accessible, and engaging website.

Architype fuses typography and architecture to forge expressive new alphabet

Creative Boom

Typography and architecture are two disciplines often covered on Creative Boom, but it's rare that we include them in one article. Here's an intriguing exception, though, in the form of the Architype Alphabet , created by Johann Lucchini, an artistic director and illustrator based in Paris.

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.

4 Tips For Finding The Graphic Designer To Enhance Your Website

Designer Daily

Regardless of the kind of business you run, there’ll be a time that you’re going to need a graphic designer to improve your website. Typically, having a website is essential because it gives your consumers a place to get to know your brand better and learn more about your products or services.

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.

How to Create Detailed Graphic Patterns in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

Patterns come in all kinds of styles, from simple repetitive shapes to complex graphical arrays. In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to share some tips for creating detailed pattern effects that are made with full-colour illustrations.

Fonts in Focus: Louche

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Issue #3 of Fonts in Focus takes a look at Joona Louhi's weird and wonderful, high contrast display typeface, Louche. Unusual weight distribution and some unorthodox and quirky details make this new release well worth a second look.

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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.

Illustrator Spotlight: Richard A. Chance

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The 10 Best Free Instagram Story Templates for 2021

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Instagram stories are a great way to connect with your followers and give them a glimpse into your personal life as well as exclusive behind the scene updates. However, creating an Instagram story from scratch can be time-consuming. That’s where Instagram Story templates come in handy.

Make Graphic Designs

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Make Artistic Graphic Designs It is safe to say that you are an understudy of visual communication?

Jinhwa Jang draws abstract figures, neon landscapes and dystopian futures

Its Nice That

Inspired by Japanese comics, anime and games, the Seoul-based illustrator knows how to work a good (and weird) narrative.

Jack Forrest’s daily poster project puts an emphasis on bold typography

Creative Review

“Posters are a perfect cross-section of everything graphic design. For an application that only involves merely text and image, it has the potential for so much more,” says Sydney-based designer Jack Forrest.