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The Design Process Behind Visme, the SaaS Character in the Cloud

For illustrators, the creation of a character can have different sources of inspiration; a childhood memory, the visual idea of a person they’ve met or simply a creative outburst of imagination. It’s a combination of all of these, plus details carved in memories, that shape new characters. Illustrators have a certain kind of magic that not only lets them bring to life their memories and perceptions but they also have the capacity of taking a creative brief or idea and bring it to life. This is… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Payman Taei | 
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30+ Best Free Resume Templates (For Word)

Landing a job interview is all about standing out from the crowd. Every job vacancy gets hundreds of resumes and applications. It’s the design of your resume and the way you present yourself that will ultimately help you land an interview. Everything from choosing the right font for your resume, to arranging the content and paragraphs, play a key role in making a professional resume. But, with these pre-made templates, you won’t have to worry about spending hours designing the perfect resume. For this… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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How (And Why) to Design for Local Businesses

Designing for a local business can be one of the most rewarding projects that you take on. When done well, you create a relationship with someone in your community that helps them grown and succeed. Whether you’re creating a website or designing menus or flyers, working with a small business can stretch your creative muscles but it will make you think about the process a little different. Small businesses can be quite different than some of your bigger clients. They have a lot more on the line when it… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Lumix Festival

The Lumix Festival presents young, socially committed photojournalism of the 21st century, which actively deals with political, cultural, social, ecological, and technological processes. With the expressions of journalistic, transmedial narrative formats, the focus is on current perspectives of the documentary and understands them as media of active participation in global debates. After the festival had to be cancelled in its originally planned form—due to the Corona pandemic—the program of the… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— ItYt | 
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20+ Best Free Flyer Templates

If you’re looking for a creative flyer template with a professional design, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we feature a handpicked collection of the best free flyer templates you can use to make flyers for all sorts of purposes. Designing a flyer involves making a lot of important decisions, from choosing the right font to finding the right colors. It’s a very time-consuming process! All of that work can be easily avoided when using a pre-made template. Usually, it costs around $20 or… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Letterhead Mockup Templates (Free & Pro)

Despite paperless communication becoming more and more commonplace in the modern business world, many organizations and professions still rely on letters (both physical and electronic form) to carry out their operations and communicate with stakeholders. As a business owner or professional, you’ll be wanting your letters to make an impact as soon as they’re received, and the best way to do this is with a letterhead that represents your company branding. However, it can be difficult to know how your… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Sanchi Gupta | 
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The Nest by Scott Massey and Laura Bernstein

Nine selected book projects from the first Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program are live and ready to be funded. We are happy to present you the individual projects and hope you’ll support one, two, or all of them. In the book The Nest American designer Scott Massey celebrates his alma mater with a collection of poster art from the famous CalArts vaults. More precisely, the book is about a piece of art that „was created with the intent of making the best damn poster about… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 
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20+ Greeting Card Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Greeting cards are a fun and personal way to express your sentiments to someone you love or care for – from wedding invitations to birthday celebrations, and expressions of sympathy to romantic love notes, there’s rarely a feeling that can’t be portrayed effectively using a well-chosen greeting card. But of course, for a greeting card to be effective, it needs to be well designed – and that means it should look exceptional when rendered as a physical card. It can be difficult to know how your design… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Sanchi Gupta | 
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Today is Tomorrow’s Yesterday by Ruben Sanchez

Nine selected book projects from the first Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program are live and ready to be funded. We are happy to present you the individual projects and hope you’ll support one, two, or all of them. Today is Tomorrow’s Yesterday is a collection of sketches by acclaimed painter and multi-genre artist Ruben Sanchez. After years of treading the globe—from Madrid and Barcelona to New York, Dubai and all the way back—Ruben Sanchez grants his audience a private… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 
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40+ Best Free Photoshop Patterns 2020

If you’ve been looking for a creative tileable pattern to make your designs look even more beautiful, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re sharing a collection of the best Photoshop patterns with various design styles and aesthetics (both free and premium). When designing a background, whether it’s for a book cover, business card, or a website, using a creative pattern goes a long way to add a personal touch to the overall look of the design. Not to mention that patterns also help… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Berlin Exhibition of The 100 Best Posters 19

In collaboration with the association 100 Beste Plakate e. V., the Kunstbibliothek (Art Library) is presenting the 100 best posters of the past year from Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the 14th time. The exhibition (16.06.–05.07.20) provides a cross-section of current graphic design, including a number of surprises. Admission is free during the three-week presentation in the lobby of the Berlin Kulturforum. Bumblebee Pills? Pineapple Bunnies? Banana Fingers? Bumblebee pills? Pineapple… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 
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15 Procreate Tutorials (For Drawing, Lettering, Sketching + More)

Procreate is one of the hottest drawing apps on the market. It’s a robust tool that you can use for fun, personal projects as well as professional and client work on your iPad. With a tool that has so much functionality, it can be a little overwhelming to think about it all. Working through tutorials can help, so we’ve collected 15 for Procreate to help you get started. These cover off all different levels of knowledge, and help you learn how to draw, letter, sketch and more in Procreate. Grab your iPad… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Cartographies by Louis De Belle

Nine selected book projects from the first Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program are live and ready to be funded. We are happy to present you the individual projects in the upcoming week and hope you’ll support one, two, or all of them. The publication Cartographies is a a conceptual street photography book by Louis De Belle, lauded as one of the most innovative street photographers working today. This large format artist book shows photographs depicting close-up crops on… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 
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20+ Tote Bag Mockup Templates (Free & Pro)

In this day and age, tote bags are becoming increasingly popular as they work to replace the disposable plastic bags that once lined the checkouts of stores and market stalls. Not only is using a tote bag a great way to do your part in saving the planet, but it’s also a brilliant way of promoting a business or brand – think of how many people will see your bag as you’re walking down the street or browsing the aisles of your local grocery store. Designing a tote bag to represent your brand is a great… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Sanchi Gupta | 
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25+ Best InDesign Magazine Templates 2020 (Free & Premium)

Designing a magazine from scratch can be a lot of work. You have to come up with unique layouts for multiple pages, design the covers, format paragraphs, and much more. Did you know that you can get a great head-start by simply using an InDesign magazine template? That’s right! With a magazine template, you get a complete magazine pre-designed by a professional. All you have to do is edit the design to change the colors while replacing the text and images. We handpicked a collection of amazing… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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