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Vector images are an essential part of designs across all mediums, from web to mobile to print. We use apps like Adobe Illustrator to create everything from icons to illustrations. But one reputation the vector has a hard time shaking is that it’s impossible to create anything that’s not at least somewhat cartoony — at…

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Photography being an art or science has long been a debatable matter. Some say it’s an art because it’s a form of self expression. It gives the photographer a sense of freedom and it stirs aesthetic emotions. Others say it’s simply the mechanical process of reproducing an image captured through a radiation-sensitive medium. However, does…

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In the creative industry, there’s nothing worse than losing the drive to work on a project from lack of inspiration. It’s a sort of writers block that all creatives experience from time to time. You’re likely familiar with the feeling: up late staring at a blank screen, whether it’s on a word processor, InDesign or…

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In a world where technology has allowed us to work anywhere, why wouldn’t you want to go freelance? No boss breathing down your neck. Flexible working hours. Complete control over your rates. It’s not surprising that so many people are choosing freelancing as a career and lifestyle choice. Nevertheless, going freelance is still a relatively…

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You have been scouring the internet for hours looking for that one perfect photo that will catapult your latest creation into art history…However, the mere thought of paying hundreds of dollars for a package deal to obtain one image, haunts you. Why couldn’t there just be a site that gives you the option to purchase…

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It can be difficult, sometimes, to get the personality of the business across in a logo, but this is especially true of companies that have an interesting, fun & quirky atmosphere. One of the most effective ways of producing a logo that’s full of personality is to hand-draw it – whether it’s full of elegant…

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This is something that I’ve been wanting to ask for quite some time now. At the end of the day a blog is only as strong as its readers and therefore there is no point in having a site with a 95% bounce rate. We would love to interact more with our readers and get…

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Grunge design never seems to go out of style. There’s always another rock band or a designer who wants to look hardcore around the corner. Luckily for you, font designers have decided that there shouldn’t be any shortage of free web fonts for fans of the grunge visual style around the world. Here are the…

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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…