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One of the deadliest obstacles a freelancer will face in their career time and time again is the creativity killer: an event or situation that results in the freelancer losing their creativity, productivity, and the odd panic attack or two. Here are six of the most common creativity killers… and tips on how to defend…

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If you look at printed materials on streets, malls or even trade shows, you might observe most are made of vinyl banners. These prints are made of plastic materials, making the results more durable compared to other printed materials. Also, designing them is simple. You don’t always need controversial images or snappy phrases to grab…

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‘Photoshop’, today is the most popular and profitable application that supports layers, filters, brushes, text, 3D objects, videos, etc. Photoshop is mainly used for bitmap image and to do image manipulation tasks effectively. At the beginning, Photoshop was known as “Display” to show grayscale images on a monochrome display. In 1987, Thomas Knoll, a PhD…

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Measuring up blogs against human beings could be dangerous, but what the heck, let’s do it anyway. Late last year Chris Spooner wrote a article titled, “If Design Blogs Were Vehicles, What Would They Be? I thought it would be fun to follow up that post with this one and weigh the blogs up against…

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Shakespeare, Marlowe, Stoppard or Beckett; while playwrights have up to three hours and several hundred pages to get their point across, it is the task of the theatre poster designer to communicate the essence of a play within one single image. The first challenge lies in the sheer scale of genres and styles of drama…

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The Wall Street Journal is known world-wide for their unique approach to their illustrations featured in their publications. Randy Glass is the man behind these illustrations and started freelancing for the WSJ in 1998. As you might be aware, he has built up quite a collection of illustrations over the years. These are 99 inspiring…

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With more people coming out of tertiary education and on the hunt for jobs, every little piece of advice helps. The UX Careers Guide infographic clearly helps determine a few points about the field: Job descriptions, job responsibilities, job salaries and much, much more. Onward Search did a great job with this infographic so have…

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We haven’t had a interview on Creativeoverflow in quite some time so I thought it was time to get one up again. Today we have Callum Chapman in the hot seat, I’m sure most of you should know about him. Originally from Cambridge, UK now stationed in Melbourne, Australia. Callum is a passionate designer and…

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It doesn’t matter what type of business you run: a bakery from your home kitchen, a shoe shining stand on the street or a multi-million dollar corporation. All of these businesses have one essential thing in common and that is a Logo for the business to be known by. Logos are important for your business…

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Professional services is a category that covers such a broad range of professions. From doctors to legal professionals to accountants and financial planners, it’s impossible to go through your day without seeing a logo that doesn’t fall under this category. What does tie these seemingly random fields together is a similar visual style. To most…