The Best of 5 techniques to help you find your ‘flow state’

One of the biggest challenges in business is finding time to get everything done. Following through on strategic goals requires time, and time can often seem in short supply. There are plenty of productivity tools that profess to help you work more efficiently. And some of them do help, but …

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The Best of How to make social media work for you

One of many illustrations from Iris Compiet’s Faeries of the Faultlines project With over two billion active users worldwide, social media offers a powerful channel for artists to connect with audiences, build awareness and increase sales. But the choices are legion: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, GooglePlus, LinkedIn… and that’s …

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The Best of Abstract Pepsi logo ads use negative space to get sporty

Soft drinks aren’t exactly renowned for their health benefits. Pepsi Light’s marketing revolves around its zero sugar and zero calorie content, but in an effort to build its outdoor credentials further, a new series of poster designs turn the drink’s logo into a range of sporty activities. Logo design: everything …

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The Best of 21 perfect font pairings

Finding font pairings that set each other off, don’t fight the eye for attention, and harmonise without becoming homogenous and dull is an art. The age-old rule goes as follows: concord or contrast, but don’t conflict. But with so many professional typefaces and free fonts to choose from, how do …

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The Best of 30 books every graphic designer should read

Best graphic design books: jump to… Logo and branding booksTypography booksHow to be a graphic designerDesign theory and history  Designer monographsIdeas and inspiration There are hundreds of fantastic graphic design books out there, offering words of wisdom, design inspiration, and refreshers on key principles and techniques. Whether you’re looking to …

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The Best of 8 tips to ace web tech job interviews

Landing your dream job isn’t just down to perfecting your design portfolio or creative resume – you also need to present yourself the right way in your interview. I have been in the room for a lot of web tech interviews and have picked up a few tips for web …

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The Best of How to paint a colourful zombie

I’ve always liked the undead, and will often root for the ragged underdog who’s so often reduced to a moving target. Many of my works feature characters who have a ghoulish appearance, and here I’ve used an unnatural cold skin tone, with gangrenous fingers to depict that age-old trope of …

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The Best of 5 easy ways to uncover your creative genius

How would you describe creativity? Is it an innate way of thinking, or is it more like a muscle that can be developed with regular activity? The jury’s out on this one, however what a lot of people do agree on is that creativity can work wonders for your life …

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The Best of Start your animation adventure with ImagineFX

Learn how to start your animation career and discover how to develop your characters and stories with the latest issue of ImagineFX magazine – on sale today. In the pages of ImagineFX 165, you’ll hear advice and inspiration from teachers in the industry who want to help you take your …

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The Best of 50 tips that will make you a better illustrator

After 10 years working as an illustrator, I’ve compiled 50 pearls of wisdom to help fellow illustrators. For a while I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learned on that journey, and how I can communicate it. I’m not a writer, so like with many other things, I needed to find a way of working …

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