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The Best of Top designers get animated about creative discomforts

Your comfort zone might be lovely and comfortable, but it’s not the place to do your best design work – the world’s best logos and packaging design were certainly not created by playing it safe. if you want to take things to the next level, you’re going to have to …

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The Best of 7 ways to boost your design portfolio

Design portfolios can be tricky to get right. No matter how many portfolio examples you’ve looked at, sometimes it’s hard to apply the amazing inspiration in front of you to your own work. So what is it exactly that top design executives are looking for in a portfolio? And what …

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The Best of 3 stunning blood moon images

Are you ready for Friday’s blood moon? On Friday 27 July, photographers will be training their lenses on the night sky as they attempt to capture the longest, reddest and most dramatic total lunar eclipse for decades: the eerie phenomenon known as a blood moon. For over an hour, the …

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The Best of Brand Impact Awards 2018: Cast your vote

It’s that exciting time of year again where designers around the globe get set for the annual Brand Impact Awards. Brought to you by Computer Arts and Creative Bloq, this international awards scheme celebrates the very best in branding design – and this year’s shortlist features 47 incredible projects, painstakingly …

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The Best of Former design students pass on advice for newcomers

At some point in our lives we’ve all thought ‘if only I knew then what I know now…’. With any luck this is because we’ve gained experience over the years and developed as people. For College of Art and Design at RIT professor Mitch Goldstein, looking back on life as …

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The Best of 5 rebranding hurdles designers face today

Rethinking, repositioning and redesigning brands is a staple task for many design studios. Although startup organisations will always be a blank canvas by definition, it’s fairly rare for an agency to develop a totally new identity system for a client. Of course, rebranding – and branding in general – are …

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The Best of How to impress with your design portfolio

Michael Johnson, founder of Johnson Banks, is known for his strong opinions. So it’s no wonder that he knows exactly what he’s looking for in a graphic design portfolio.  We sat down with him to uncover the nitty gritty of what he’s looking for in a design portfolio, what impresses …

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The Best of 8 up-and-coming designers to watch from D&AD New Blood

Every year, D&AD New Blood Festival is inspiring and exhausting in almost equal measure. The vast Old Truman Brewery in London’s Shoreditch plays host to top graduate talent from design courses from across the UK, creating a sensory overload of young creatives competing for the attention of the creative press, …

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The Best of How to design graphic figures

In the earlier years of my illustration career I shied away from having to illustrate figures, whether realistic or simplistic. This often held me back when it came to commissioned work. So I decided to start from scratch and train myself to illustrate figures that I could fit into the …

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The Best of Transform your portfolio from good to great

Applying for a job in the design world can be a frustrating business. You’re certain in your own mind that you could ace this role; why can’t employers just take you at your word? In reality, nobody is ever going to take you on, or even invite you in for …

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