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10 top tips for kerning type
February 4, 2019

Designers are spoilt for choice when it comes to typefaces these days, with thousands of fonts to choose from. But what about if you want to make your own? Just like creating a new logo design, developing your own font is no easy feat, and there are many factors to consider when doing so.One of the most important considerations is kerning; the process of adjusting the spacing between letters to achieve a visually pleasing result. Some designers...

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Super Bowl ads 2019: The best Super Bowl commercials ever – and what creatives can learn from them
February 4, 2019

When it comes to the 2019 Super Bowl ads, we've got some high expectations. The unofficial competition for the 'best Super Bowl commercial' crown is already underway, with some awesome-looking teasers from the likes of Pepsi, Doritos and Bumble. But what will the full ads look like? And will they be put into the shade by as-yet-unseen spots from Audi, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Disney, Verizon, the NFL itself and others?Few events generate as...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 review
February 4, 2019

While Apple offers its premium tablet – the iPad Pro – in a couple of sizes and a variety of colours, Samsung is keeping things simple with this new, similarly priced device. The Galaxy Tab S4 just comes in one size, a 10.5-inch display, and you can choose between an austere grey or a glossy black body that’s so impenetrable you could almost use it to recreate the monolith scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey.So what's it like to draw and paint...

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15 free resume templates | Creative Bloq
February 3, 2019

Whether you're busy being creative, it's always good to have an up-to-date resume. But crafting a creative resume from scratch can be a daunting task. How do you present yourself on paper, in a way that will make employers sit back and take note? Sometimes a good way to get some inspiration is to start out using a template that you can put your own stamp on. Here we've scoured the internet to find some free resume templates, each of which offers...

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Use Chart.js to turn data into interactive diagrams
February 3, 2019

In theory, creating diagrams is not difficult. Handling the trigonometry required for a pie chart is among the most classic jobs used for training programmers. There are a lot of diagramming libraries vying for developers' attentions right now, but in this article, we're going to focus on how to use open source tool Chart.js.We will put the library through its paces, creating a set of printable diagrams from randomly generated...

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Shutterstock recreates Fyre Festival promo on the cheap
February 3, 2019

Super models, yachts and swimming pigs sound like the sort of expensive luxuries that only the social elite can afford. But in the first video for its It's Not Stock campaign, Shutterstock reveals that the average Joe can access the high life too as it recreates the infamous Fyre Festival trailer with stock footage (below).You remember Fyre Festival. It was the disastrous 2017 luxury music festival that couldn't possibly live up to the viral hype...

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How to make your logo stand out in the digital age
February 3, 2019

"We're all living on phones – that's the first thing you touch in the morning and the last thing you touch while you're sacking out," laments graphic designer Aaron Draplin. "We're these little cyborgs – phones are appendages, our babies are being born now with their hands clamped around these things."While Draplin might have some pretty original takes on biological evolution, his broadside underscores a point much more relevant to his trade:...

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8 imaginative ways to use animation in mobile apps
February 2, 2019

A good mobile app must boast a great interface design and an engaging user experience, of course, but people also judge by appearances. In a crowded marketplace, developers must make sure that their app is beautiful enough to stand out. Animations can help on all counts. When used properly, UI animations can help reduce cognitive load, attract and direct users’ attention, and make an experience easier to follow.In my work at EffectiveSoft, I...

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The best camera for photography in 2018
February 2, 2019

Cameras have all sorts of uses for creatives. Being able to create your own photographic imagery can be a tremendous boon to your creative work, opening up avenues of opportunity you may not have considered before, as well as potentially greatly expanding your client base. But the question is – what's the best camera a creative can buy?We’re here to help answer that with our guide to the best cameras you can buy right now, including rugged...

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Building your website is easy with this tool
February 2, 2019

Designing a great WordPress website doesn't have to be an arduous process. Even with no prior programming experience or training under your belt, you can design a fantastic website with Storeshock WordPress Themes & Elements: Lifetime Subscription.This tool streamlines the process of creating your own website, thanks to a huge selection of WordPress themes, templates, plugins, and web elements. The drag-and-drop page builder makes the whole...

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