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The 10 Best New Graphic Design Tools

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. It’s also […]

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10 Top Design Trends For 2017

Here at franklintill, rather than perpetuate micro fads and fashions, we like to look at the bigger picture and what this means for design across the lifestyle industries. We research and uncover some of the future thinking by speaking to visionary designers working with innovative tech, materials and processes. For the last year, we have […]

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Creative Web Graphic Trends Report For 2017

It’s that time of year where everyone is talking about trends for the coming year. What’s popular, what’s not? What works, what doesn’t? With this in mind, the design, video and music teams at stock photography company Shutterstock have combined. Their expertise with information gathered from millions of searches and downloads to discover what’s on […]

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6 Tips For Better Side Projects

Side projects are a great way to pick up a new skill, hone your creative talents, and, if you’re lucky, make a bit of money. Thanks to online resources it’s now easier than ever to take your pencil drawing techniques to the next level and learn how to start a blog. But turning your side […]

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Standing Out From The Crowd

With all that said, graphic design remains a competitive industry, brimming with eager, creative young talent. So it’s safe to assume that your application for your first graphic design gig will be one among many. That’s why its so important in the modern working world to find those points of difference, to find what sets […]

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Why The Nintendo Switch Logo Is Subtly Asymmetrical

Nintendo have a long history of making innovative consoles with unusual designs. Take the ds for example, which shook up handheld consoles by introducing a second screen. And who could forget the wii, which got gamers on their feet and flailing about with its motion sensing controller. Their latest creation, the nintendo switch, continues the […]

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The 12 Best Creative Mac Apps With Touch Bar Support

Creatives looked on with suspicion when apple debuted the new macbook pro. On stage, pro apps were demoed by people tapping and pawing at a little strip where the function keys used to be. How we laughed. No actual professional would ever use that in the real world! And then we got hold of one. […]

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How To Be The Designer Every Agency Wants To Hire

Creativity is an obvious quality to showcase; the cornerstone of every good graphic designer. But how do you showcase it when you’re just starting out your career journey? And with a lack of experience under your designer tool belt, what other skills or attributes can you highlight and – more importantly – what other qualities […]

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The Secrets Of Fulfilling A Creative Design Brief

One of my tutors once told me that if he was locked up in prison for the rest of his life, with nothing but a pen and paper, he wouldn’t write a thing, apart from maybe ‘goodbye’ just before he snuffed it. He said, “I’m not creative for the sake of it, I need a […]

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49 Indesign Tutorials To Level Up Your Skills

Boost your knowledge of adobe indesign with this selection of useful tutorials. Adobe creative cloud’s digital publishing platform indesign has a ton of features which makes it essential for everything from brochure design to eye-catching posters; newsprint publications to screen printing. Here we’ve rounded up the best indesign tutorials on the web which walk you […]

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