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Thanksgiving Designs for Creative Inspiration

November 9, 2018 / Inspiration
Thanksgiving Designs

Coming up with a design that’s related to Thanksgiving can be tough, as Thanksgiving color schemes and themes are relatively limited. However, looking at other people’s work is an excellent way to gain some inspiration for your own design project, especially when you are in a creative slump. Nevertheless, it is always important to only look at other’s work to ignite your imagination, and not plagiarize. The goal of any good designer should be to never copy and rip off somebody else’s artwork, and this goes for any artist.
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Top 13 Spooky Halloween Fonts

October 24, 2018 / Inspiration
Halloween Fonts

Once again, it’s that time of year, when spooky thoughts and macabre visuals take over media and marketing like an invading horde of Vikings, doing their yearly raids. Peaceful and pleasant images are replaced for a short time with dripping words and monstrous icons. If you have not prepared for the seasonal horde arriving to take over your marketing material, do not worry.
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Need Creative Inspiration? Top Halloween Design Examples

October 17, 2018 / Inspiration
Halloween Design Examples

It’s the spookiest time of the year, and Halloween is right around the bend. For many, this means jack o’ lanterns, costumes, candy corn, candy, and fake (hopefully) spider webs. While Halloween events and parties help get you into the spirit of the holiday. If you are a designer then you probably have a project or two that pertains to Halloween, whether it’s for a friend’s party, your email newsletter, a website, or for a corporate event, sometimes it can be hard to get the design project ball rolling. Especially when the design can take many turns and go many routes, as it can quickly become overwhelming. Luckily, there is plenty of inspiration available on the web so you don’t have to look far!
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Avoid Creative Burnout with these Relaxing Mindfulness Apps

October 13, 2018 / Inspiration
Mindfulness Apps

Unfortunately, in today’s age of information overload, many people are prone to burnout. With high-stress levels, too much work and not enough sleep, physical, mental, and creative burnout can happen to the best of us. Burnout happens when we are under prolonged and excessive stress and if left untreated burnout can cause physical and emotional exhaustion, which can manifest as insomnia, chronic fatigue, changes in weight, anger, anxiety, and depression. When you suffer from burnout syndrome, it’s common for your overworked brain to forget important tasks, making it impossible to pay attention and concentrate.
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Need Inspiration? How to Get Out of a Creative Slump

September 19, 2018 / Inspiration
Get Out of a Creative Slump

Many creatives are all too familiar with getting on a roll with their creative work, only to eventually hit a brick wall. A common theme with many creators, getting into a dry spell happens to everybody now and then. A normal occurrence, but a frustrating one at that, since it can be difficult to get ideas flowing again after you’ve hit a mental roadblock.
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The Best Websites Online to Learn Visual and Graphic Design

August 24, 2018 / Inspiration
Online Graphic Design Courses

It doesn’t matter what your medium of choice is, knowing visual and graphic design is a valuable skill for all creatives to have, especially in today’s visual world. For many creatives, it is a fundamental part of the job, while for others, knowing and understanding the basic principles of design can give anyone that professional edge. Luckily, learning and improving your skill set doesn’t have to mean enrolling in an expensive school or workshops. Taking advantage of online education opportunities is a great and inexpensive way to learn at your own pace, all while still having the support of the online community.
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Stumped on Fonts? 33 Popular Font Pairings

August 17, 2018 / Inspiration
Font Pairings

It’s typical for a designer to spend a reasonable amount of time deciding on which typefaces to pair up. This process can go rather smoothly, or it can be a painful, drawn-out process. You want to find a pair that works well together, a harmonious union that doesn’t fight your eye for attention, and yet is still visually striking. Overall, this task is probably the most frustrating and time-consuming aspect of any design project since it can be hard to get right. The fact that there are thousands of typefaces currently available doesn’t make the task at hand any easier. There are so many fonts out there that the overall process can make any person feel defeated and exasperated.
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Using the Colors of Summer in Design

July 18, 2018 / Inspiration
Colors of Summer in Design

Summer is officially in full swing, and with that comes longer days that are filled with warmth and sunshine. Summer is a nice contrast to winter, especially when it comes to what you see around you. The winter season is not a bright, colorful time. While the summer is filled with sun, sand, water, flowers, outdoor activities and gatherings, and other colorful elements. The summer is vibrant and lively, filled with color and life. It’s no wonder that nature tends to inspire artists, especially the warmer seasons. As a result, many designers have an urge to update their color palettes during the change of seasons, especially when the season is so inspirational and vibrant.
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