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Build a bigger profile in 2019
December 7, 2018

To forge a career as a creative professional, you need talent. You also need a certain amount of technical knowledge and skills in the area you're working in. But neither of these things in silo are a ticket to success. To get commissions and attract customers, you need people to know you and your work. In this article we'll explore some top tips for building your profile within your creative field, whether you're a designer, illustrator or...

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Master version control for remote teams
December 7, 2018

Working remotely has become much more common in web development over the last few years. Before version control, working remotely on the same development project would have been an absolute nightmare. Developers would have had to send large files to each other (probably through email), pasting in their own code before sending it back. There was no real way to track what had been added and when.Thankfully, version control has...

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Get Faber-Castell pens for almost half price!
December 7, 2018

No matter how invested you may be in your high-end digital workflow, you can't beat some actual sketching or ink drawing with proper pens and pencils. And right now there's a great excuse to stock up on art supplies, with Amazon dropping the price of a bunch of Faber-Castell pens, pencils and pastels as part of its last-minute Christmas deals.So whether you want to add your own pen collection or get some cheap Christmas gifts for creative chums,...

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How to break into movie concept art
December 7, 2018

It used to be extremely difficult to find information about how to break in to the movie industry. Concept artists within the profession talked to each other, but rarely with anyone outside the loop, making it difficult to understand what distinguished film work from everything else.Concept art as used in movies has many facets, and these tips are specifically geared toward emphasising clarity and narrative in your portfolio. The advice I give...

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The best 4K monitors for designers
December 7, 2018

Looking for the best 4K monitor? You're in the right place. Whether you're a creative who needs those valuable extra pixels, or you're partial to a bit of gaming – or you just want a stunning 4K display (and why not?) – we've got you covered with our pick of the best 4K monitors right now. And the good news? With hundreds of cheap 4K monitor deals around at the moment, it's possible to grab a bargain on some displays. Our price tracking...

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17 really useful responsive web design tutorials
December 7, 2018

Responsive web design is now easier than ever to implement as there are so many great tools to help you create and test your designs, and ensure you create the best user experience. Here's our roundup of some of the best resources that will guide you in making your websites work well and look great on any device.01. The rules of responsive web typographyFollow these tips to get your responsive web typography rightResponsive web typography is...

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How an iPhone filmmaker won Britain's biggest art prize
December 7, 2018

Now that smartphones have become commonplace, it’s easy to take their capabilities for granted. And while plenty of us use the best iPhone apps to refine our digital art, play around with typography and enhance our photos, Glasgow-based artist Charlotte Prodger has used her iPhone to shoot a personal film that yesterday won the prestigious Turner Prize.Named after the great and controversial painter J.M.W. Turner, the annual prize has become...

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How to actually get work done on public transport
December 6, 2018

Trying to work on public transport can be taxing, particularly when signal is bad, you feel like a sardine crammed into a small space, or are surrounded by loud or obnoxious people. But it is possible, and not every way of working involves being tethered to your laptop or an internet connection. We asked designers and developers how they manage to avoid spending their entire journey staring at 404 pages in frustration, and are able to make the...

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Become a better 3D artist
December 6, 2018

If there’s one thing that people who work in the 3D art industry agree on, it’s that there are some base-level qualities needed to succeed as any kind of digital creative. It all boils down to passion and determination, but there are numerous tips and tricks that can help you build on these foundations and become the best of the best.To assemble these words of wisdom, 3D World spoke to freelance creative director Antony Ward, SouthernGFX...

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8 agency management pitfalls to avoid
December 6, 2018

Stepping up to running your own agency is the dream for many designers, however once you find yourself in charge you might find that it's all too easy to make mistakes that can result in chaos, inefficiency, overstretched and stressed staff, and ultimately missed deadlines and unhappy clients.One way to keep things on track is by understanding the importance of good resource management. Float is a visual team planner that makes managing your team...

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