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Top 10 Podcasts for Designers and Creatives

Ready for a good listen? A great podcast can provide inspiration as well as a mental break while you work or relax. There’s no shortage of …

Self-improvement

This Russian Artist Drew Countries As People And They're Totally Badass

Each country is illustrated as a kind of sci-fi/fantasy hero.

Science Fiction

Font psychology: What the posters for Netflix’s top shows can teach us

When the day is done and you get to finally settle down for some sacred Netflix and chill time, how do you decide what show to watch?<p>There is no shortage of options to choose from on Netflix. I can’t count how many times I’ve sat there staring at the rows and rows of shows with no clue where to …

Typography

Using Color Psychology for Better Website Results

Perception is everything. Part of that is influenced by behavior, plus our emotion. Significant studies have shown that color effects not just what …

Web Design

chic cat bed designers debut more classy furniture for suspiciously self aware felines

apr 19, 2018<p>TONIGHT, join designboom and COS on facebook LIVE for an evening in conversation with phillip k. smith III on his awe-inspiring …

25 Animal Facts That Sound Fake But Are Actually Totally True

They don't teach you this stuff in school.

Zoology

How a small team at Unity made the stunning graphical showcase Book of the Dead

Game Development

AD TEACHINGS

MY NAME IS SUZANNE POPE. I AM A FREELANCE COPYWRITER IN TORONTO. I'VE BEEN WRITING ADS FOR 30 YEARS. I STARTED THIS BLOG TO PROVIDE ADVICE & …

Only A Certified Genius Can Score Higher Than A 20/25 On This General Knowledge Test

Do you know a lot about a little? Or a little about a lot?

Beauty and the Beast

Century-old oak supports treehouse guest room in northern France

Paris-based Atelier Lavit built this treehouse around the trunk of a century-old oak in Raray, France, basing its design of criss-crossing timbers on …

Treehouses

The 9 most annoying things every designer does

Although we might hate to admit it, even the most amazing designers can have annoying traits. So much so, in fact, that the team over at Spiralytics …

Kakaopage Brand Experience and Graphic Design Renewal by Plus X

Renewal of the overall Kakaopage brand experience by studio Plus X.Plus X, a Seoul, South Korea based graphic design and branding studio was …

Graphic Design

Want Honest Advice? An Astronaut Taught Me the 3-Step Feedback Rule (and It's the Only One That Works) | Inc.com

As a leader, I think it's really important to constantly get good honest feedback from trusted people smarter than you. That's because, as I've said before, I'm always growing and learning and trying to be better.<p>I couldn't do that in a vacuum. I need a living, breathing, tough-love feedback loop …

Leadership

43 free retro fonts

There are hundreds of paid-for and free fonts available online. We've got details of all sorts here on Creative Bloq – including tattoo fonts, …

Typography

Learn How Hand Lettering Can Elevate Ordinary Text into Extraordinary Art

The world is full of text, and not all of it is designed to be pretty. Typography, like any creative field, can be dry and boring. One area in which it shines, however, is in hand lettering. This approach adds a distinctive flair to ordinary text and infuses it with personality and unique …

Winning Logo Design Strategies from 9 Industry Leaders

[Natasha Jen: designer, thinker, maker, educator, partner at Pentagram—<br>and your HOW Logo Design Awards judge this year!]We teamed up with the …

Graphic Design

Beginner's Guide to the Principle of Alignment in Graphic Design

One of the principles of design, alignment refers to lining up the top, bottom, sides, or middle of text or graphic elements on a page.<p>Horizontal …

Gutsy genius shows how he made his iPhone 7 a legit headphone jack

Love your iPhone 7, but wish it had a headphone jack? Guess what, you can totally add one — all it takes is some serious technical know how and a …

These are the worst fonts to use on your resume, according to typographers and designers

Writing a resume takes more effort than most people may think.<p>You have to explain your work concisely, highlight the right mix of skills and …

Typography

Is Squall Really Dead? Final Fantasy Producer Addresses The Series' Biggest Fan Theories

Was Aeris ever going to come back to life? Are <i>Final Fantasy X</i> and <i>Final Fantasy VII</i> set in the same world? Is Gogo actually Daryl? Thanks to Yoshinori …

How to choose the right typeface for a brand

Why do certain types of brands adopt certain types of fonts? Partly, at least, this can be attributed to a ‘trend effect’. This is a collective …

Typography

Need to be creative on demand? Learn how

At our last Creative Power of the Mind event we heard from John Scott an ex Design Director and now Coach who explored his journey and dealing with …

Creativity

This Graphic Design Certification Could Be the Key to Your Career Growth

No two products are the same, but all products have something in common: they all use graphic design. A well-designed logo and attractive packaging …

10 Times Gamers Got Banned For Stupid Reasons

Online Games needs a proper maintenance regularly and companies need to provide constant updates and patches but one of the most important thing in …

Résumé Fonts That Make The Best Impression, According To Designers

<b>Although nothing</b> can trump a great portfolio of impressive work, the right—or wrong—font can be the thing that subconsciously nudges your résumé from …

10 years, 100 Logo Design Projects by Alex Tass

When it comes to any field of design, it's just amazing to see the consistency and dedication of someone. Alex Tass, an European designer, has done a …

Graphic Design

Why More Packaging Should Be Black, and Why It’s So Easy to Get Wrong

When designing a line of products or brands, one strategy is to look for a single color around which to build a visual architectural block. This key …

A Designer’s Guide To Brainstorms That Are Actually Useful

Rule No. 1: Always say “yes.”<p>The Apollo 13 Mission Control team faced a huge number of seemingly insurmountable obstacles after an oxygen tank exploded on board the 1970 mission to the moon. They needed to find a new route that would get the astronauts back to Earth quickly with a limited supply of …

Free: A Crash Course in Design Thinking from Stanford’s Design School

If you ask a few of today's youngsters what they want to do when they grow up, the word "design" will almost certainly come up more than once. Ask …

How to Create Your Dream Home Office