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A guest post by Josh is a print design enthusiast, currently based in the UK. He has a passion for all things colourful and loves any designs that make use of his favourite colour (blue). Flyers are everywhere. If you run a brick and mortar business, you’re probably sick of getting flyers pushed through your door every single day of the week. While printed flyers can be one of the …

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When it comes to creating a graphic design portfolio, there are a number of tips you should follow, but there’s no ‘one correct way’ to lay it out. In a way, that’s good; it means you’re free to experiment and showcase your creativity in designing your website. But it can also create a tyranny of choice: with so many possible avenues to go down, it can be difficult to find …

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Sporting the tagline ‘a better world through creativity’, it’s no surprise that Cape Town’s annual creative extravaganza Design Indaba regularly explores how design can make a difference on a global scale. Last week’s three-day festival certainly didn’t disappoint on that front, and we reported on five ways design can change the world. On a more personal scale, Design Indaba also has no shortage of insight and inspiration for working designers. Art …

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Feeling stumped? Everyone suffers from creative block now and then. Question is, how do you overcome it? We came across this brilliant infographic, which shares 21 top tips and tricks to help inspire you. From taking a risk to copying other people, there are plenty of unusual tricks you can try to give your creative brain a kick up the backside. Remember, there’s no one way to be creative, so …

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1. Death to the Stock Photo Death to the Stock Photo is just that; a photo and inspiration haven for creatives looking to move away from the cheesy stock image and instead find something suitable for their projects. Premium access is available but if you signup to their mailing list, you’ll get free photos by email every month. 2. Pexels Best free stock photos in one place – that’s …

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Leaders in print for designers Route 1 Print reveals the essential things to consider when approaching print-based work. In this ever-expanding digital world, it can be easy to forget the power of print design. But print is most definitely not dead and, done properly, can produce work that is extra special. However, the ‘getting it right’ bit is vital to this outcome – and that’s where leading print and …

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In this tutorial I’m going to create a cube net utilising some of the great functions in InDesign, including smart guides, X and Y positioning, and the height and width text fields. The usual choice for vector graphics work would be Illustrator, but for me it’s faster to work in InDesign – the program has many of the same functions as Illustrator, so it can easily be used to …

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For more than a decade now the web is continuing to invade every area of our daily lives. From professional workplaces to home entertainment, to on the go help to our connected automobiles,  the web invaded almost everywhere. Naturally, web development is subject to much interest from all stakeholders. While businesses want it to help business conversion, this website development company find the heat of competition when it comes to engaging audience. …

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Some people are destined to be designers. They have a knack for aesthetics, notice the finer details and love to learn new things. These people just move through the world differently. At Shillington, our students—most without any previous design training—recognise their eye for design and decide to turn their passion into a career. Should you become a graphic designer? The following 11 signs will reveal whether you should become …

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Looking to extend your skillset in 2017? Maybe you want to learn how to start a blog or discover how to draw? Upskilling can help you skip to the front of the design opportunities queue. But what should you learn, and how? We’ve already looked at the skills most desired by employers. Now read on for six pro tips from designers who’ve successfully upskilled… 01. Build your confidence “Have …

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As you might expect in the month that plays host to CES, January’s round-up of the best new graphic design tools features some killer new hardware for creatives. From Dell’s cracking new Precision 5520 laptop to Wacom’s workflow-disrupting Intuos Pro Paper Edition, we’ve covered some of the most exciting new design tools below. The best free graphic design software It’s also been a good month for software. Corel led the …

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Every great designer has been inspired by another. So if you’re keen on a creative career in graphic design, you need to know just who the leaders are. Industry experts and guest lecturers from Shillington, which specialises in three and nine-month intensive courses for beginners, have revealed their own personal favourites and just who inspires them. As practising professionals and acclaimed designers in their own right, our lecturing team from …

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