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25+ Best PowerPoint Portfolio Templates 2020

The main purpose of a portfolio is to show off your skills and experience. Usually, it’s done by showing examples of your work. But, when it comes to portfolio presentations, you need to think about the design of the slideshow as well. The layout and the design of your portfolio presentations play a key role in making a great first impression. Of course, you don’t have to spend days trying to come up with a great slide design. That’s what PowerPoint templates are for! We handpicked a collection of… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Find Just the Right Free Photo With Freerange Stock

Using stock photography can be a tricky business. You have to find the right photo in collections with thousands or even millions of choices, and then you need to know that the photo is actually safe (and legal) to use for your projects. That’s where Freerange Stock comes in. The stock photo service recently passed 750,000 members and specializes in delivering modern, high-quality stock images. The best part for you is that images are free to use. Here, we’re going to take a look at Freerange Stock… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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15+ Background Design Trends & Styles for 2020

One of the most important early design decisions you will make is what kind of background will carry a project. Should it be a single color, colorless, use trendy elements such as geometric shapes, gradients or wood grain patterns? Or would a solid background design can help make a project shine? Staying on trend with background design styles is important as well. A trendy background choice shows that a website design is modern and the content is new. A modern visual framework can even signal a user that… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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60+ Best Big, Poster Fonts of 2020

When it comes to designing posters and banners, there’s one thing that matters the most: the font. A poster without a great, attention-grabbing title is simply not an effective poster. A great poster font has the power to turn even the most straightforward layout into a compelling design. As Irene Etzkorn once said, „There is no such thing as a boring project. There are only boring executions.“ If you’re still searching for that perfect poster font, you’re in luck. We found a set of fantastic poster… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Slanted in L.A.: Jeremy Mickel / MCKL

In a town like L.A. and on a production like Slanted’s, which brings together the material for a magazine, not everything has to work out. Often, the best things happen when they’re not planned, just as they did when we went to this gleaming city in fall 2019. We were happy to meet the luminaries from the local creative scene and we are thrilled to share our inspiring encounters with you. Jeremy Mickel runs MCKL, a L.A.-based type foundry and design studio, publishing original fonts and creating custom… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 
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30+ Face Mask Mockup Templates & Overlays

Wearing a face mask is not something you can choose to do, it’s the new normal! You might as well get used to it. Thankfully, designers are now finding creative ways to make face masks look more fashionable with custom designs. If you’re also working on a face mask design for a client or to sell in your own shop, you’ll want a great-looking mockup to showcase your designs in a professional way. We’re here to help you with that process. In this post, we’re featuring a collection of face mask mockup… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Letter&Co.

Letter&Co. is an intensive multi-week, hands-on type program, conceived for creatives, that want to take their first steps into font making. It accompanies through the process of creating a unique concept for a font. If you would like to learn how to do it, from sketch to working font, including ways of publishing and marketing it, this is your chance! Registration is open from Friday 4th September until Friday 11th September, 2020. THE PROGRAM Letter&Co. is an online program for type design… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 
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Slanted in Rhineland-Palatinate: Communication Design—University of Applied Sciences Mainz

The newly released  Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate deals with regional design as well as arts and crafts. The German federal state has a long tradition of arts and craftsmanship, supported and kept alive by a strong middle-class as well as strong regional institutions and cultural drivers. This also includes the Communication Design course of the University of Applied Sciences Mainz, which is one of the three fields in the university’s Design Department. The University of Applied Sciences… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 
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Van Gogh. The Complete Paintings

I have always been a big fan of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings and I own several books documenting his work. This 752-page, 3.5 kg compendium by TASCHEN brings together all 871 paintings alongside writings and essays for the first time and thus provides the first comprehensive presentation of his work. In Taschen’s press release it says: Today, the works of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) are among the most well known and celebrated in the world. In paintings such as Sunflowers, The Starry Night, and… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 
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Icon Design in 2020: The Key Trends

Icons might be one of the most important – and underrated – examples of design in your portfolio. Here’s a look at icon design with some inspiring examples. Icon elements are shown almost everywhere, but sometimes get produced as an afterthought. That shouldn’t be the case. Great icon design can be distinctive and add finesse and flair to a project. Let’s take a look at what’s new, and what’s hot in icon design in 2020! Hand Drawn Icons Hand drawn icons are not only a trendy style… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Designing with Artificial Intelligence

From September 17th to 19th, 2020, the online conference Designing with Artificial Intelligence will discuss how new technologies can change the world of design and what opportunities and risks are involved. A detailed description and information about the program and the speakers you find here. Machine-intelligent systems and processes are no longer simply science fiction. Users are now surrounded by an overwhelming amount of digitally intelligent applications. These applications, while running… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 
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22+ Best Logo Reveal Templates for After Effects 2020

The logo reveal scene, or the logo stinger, is arguably the most important part of any video. Whether it’s a YouTube video, a social media promo, or a corporate video, the way you reveal your branding help leave a lasting impression on your audience. It usually takes a lot of experience and effort to design a creative logo stinger in After Effects. But, thanks to logo reveal templates, you can now add a unique logo stinger to your own videos almost instantly. We found some amazing After Effects logo… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Spitzkant

Spitzkant is a serif typeface family that is characterized by strong contrasts. Pointed, sharp serifs and edges contrast with round and fine forms, making it very individual and expressive. This makes it particularly suitable for branding, editorial, packaging, and advertising. The high-contrast display version has been complemented by a lower-contrast text version, making Spitzkant in combination suitable for both strong headlines and extensive body text. An allrounder that can be used for many purposes… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 
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Walzstipendium 2021

In the 550th year of Johannes Gutenberg’s death, the Verein für die Schwarze Kunst (En: Association for the Black Arts) therefore initiated the Walz für Handsatz und Buchdruck, in the context of which it enables friends of artistic handicraft professions to go on several „walks“ each year to currently up to 17 different workshops all over Germany. For 2021, the association will offer up to seven walks for two months each in changing workshops. Four of these are reserved as Walzstipendium 2021 (En: … learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 
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How to Create & Save a Preset in Lightroom

If you’re an Adobe Lightroom user, learning how to save a preset can make your workflow much smoother. Today we’re going to teach you how to create your own Lightroom presets in a few quick steps. A Lightroom preset is a „package“ of settings that can speed up the photo-editing process. Presets can be reused to create the same effects over and over again. Using them can take a lot of time out of the editing process for repetitive actions. We have a full guide to Lightroom Presets if you want to… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

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