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Master in Creative Process. Edutopia. 10 Surprising Ways to Transform Your Creative Thinking. We’ve written about creativity a few times on the Buffer blog, but it’s hard to keep track of everything we learn about it. One day I’m adjusting the temperature in my workspace, and the next I’m trying to put off creative work until I’m tired. If you’re in the same boat, and you find it’s difficult to remember what will improve your creativity and when you should do your most creative work, hopefully this list will help you get it all straight. 1. Your brain does better creative work when you’re tired Unlike solving an analytic problem, creative insights come from letting our minds wander along tangents and into seemingly unrelated areas. The reason behind this is that a tired brain struggles to filter out distractions and focus on one thing. 2. We know exercise is good for us for lots of reasons, but here’s one more. I love the way it’s explained in this Psychology Today article: 3.

So much so that tools like Coffitivity exist to bring that ambient café sound to your desk: 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The 2nd Graphene Day will be celebrated in Álava by the end of September. The 100 Best Free Fonts for Designers. Are you struggling to find that particular typeface that matches your creative vision? Then you’ve come to right place! We do know how difficult and time-consuming it can be to find good, high-quality fonts, so we’ve done the searching for you. With over 100 free fonts to choose from, we guarantee that you will find the one, if not the several, you need. These really are the fonts you’ve been looking for! This collection focuses on those clean and distinctive fonts that will make a professional and highly legible impact on your designs, wether that be on the web or in print. So, there are no overly decorative styles, as we have covered hand-drawn fonts, brush fonts, sci-fi fonts, chunky fonts, gothic fonts, and all those other creative and quirky fonts we all love, before.

Free Serif Fonts Serifs are defined by the small lines (or decorative features) that trail from the edges of each letter and number. Just like Slab Serifs (see further down), there are always exceptions to the rule. 101 best free fonts of 2016, so far. 2016 has been one of the best years for type design in decades. The lettering craze has pushed a lot of illustrators towards digitizing their work. There’s a ton of great font software available these days.

And with typography now recognized as one of the most important aspects of a website, everyone wants in on the act. In past years we’ve seen a few narrow trends dominating, but so far this year it’s very diverse. There’s fewer crazy experimental typefaces around, but also fewer staid sans-serifs; everyone’s meeting somewhere in the middle. Browse through, try them out, and as always if you use them in a project, let us know! Fibon Sans Cloud Sans Qanelas Soft Maquinada Nocturno BG Moderan Antre Patrona Cataleya Reckless Cenotaph Maxwell Slabbo Peach Tea Balans Kust Tapas ES Suelta Tattoo Water Plant Kiwi Pangram (Personal Use) Elder No Fancy Name Bluegrass Outline Mosk Gamer Mi Teiyng Script Meteora Rombomb Hadron Sans Savone Yozakura Neptune Harbour Dirty Lines Script Fela Turum Leoscar Chocoleta Fvriosa Fifty Five PhotoCab. Creative Marathon is back! The Creative Marathon comes back to ELISAVA in its 16th edition burden with contents and activities.

Like every year, it consists of a set of intensive workshops, where students in year 3 and 4 of Degree in Design and Degree in Engineering in Industrial Design will take part together. The idea is to promote creativity thought R&D processes that lead to new and innovative situations. These workshops offer students a creative, fresh and immediate experience, different from their academic year regular workload, and become a space for active and dynamic creation. The Creative Marathon is part of the subject “Academic Uses of Specific Terminology in English” within the third and fourth year’s syllabus. Work sessions will start on Tuesday, December 15, with open talks and projects from each of the workshops presented in the assigned classrooms.

This year, the workshops will be: HACKER’S BAZAAR: THE VALUE OF DESIGN, Daniel Armengol Altayó, Gastón Lisak i CarlosJ Navarro2. ELISAVA exhibits at TRANSlocations. The students from ELISAVA’s Degree in Design and Degree in Engineering in Industrial Design exhibit three projects at TRANSlocations, carried out last December during the workshop «Working through Raval», tutored by Andrew Lister, a teacher at Winchester School of Arts, together with Daniel Cid’s collaboration.

The aim of this workshop was to reflect on the forms of mobility of local citizens, immigrants and tourists in Barcelona, and to discover how it affects this area. This experiment was carried out at Raval neighborhood. The workshop encouraged students to go out on the streets and investigate about these subjects by interacting with its neighbors, walking through its streets and visiting its shops.

This way, they promote cultural understanding and cultural exchange at the time they converse with Raval residents. The following projects will be exhibited at TRANSlocation July 15 to September 13 at Arts Santa Mónica Creative Center: Vocal Map Daniel Esteba, Roman. How To Create Typography Illustrations the Easy Way. Hand lettering typography illustrations are really cool, but it takes a lot of skill to craft authentic artworks by hand with pen and paper.

Typically this style of art is created by elite illustrators, but I’ve found an entirely digital technique that allows us mere mortals to create cool looking artwork too! Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to learn how to manipulate text within a silhouette shape and add texturing to produce a realistic hand drawn style typography illustration. After releasing last week’s free meat cut illustrations I received a few enquiries from people asking how they were made, so today’s tutorial is based on the same technique. We’ll be creating a trendy hand lettering style quote illustration, except with this method there’s no hand lettering required! Select the Pen tool and begin tracing a rough outline around the subject. Type out your chosen quote somewhere on the artboard, then scan through your fonts collection for a nice hand drawn style. Creativemarket. Adobe Illustrator Letterpress effects in seconds!

Join over 1,000 customers already using VectorPress In the past whenever I want to add textures to my type or lettering I always default to Photoshop, just because it's so easy and quick to do. I've never got on with masks in Illustrator and hi-res textures just slow my Mac down. There must be another way to do this in Illustrator, that can be easy, quick and doesn't require massive processing power to complete. Now you can with VectorPress!

Video demo: VectorPress uses a unique hybrid of Graphic Styles & Actions to quickly add texture effects to your work in seconds, giving that hand made letterpress feel. ...and yes, it can be applied to shapes too! What's included in the download? 16 Letterpress Graphic Styles (Rough Ink, Halftone, Distressed Lines, Gravel)Vectorize! Requirements Adobe Illustrator CS3 or newer. Please Note This a new kind of product and I've tested it personally in CS3 and CC2015. In English: Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) mock test - Loescher Editore. 23 Essential iPad Apps for Web Designers and Developers. There are already many tools which we can talk about for web design and web development on your iPad. Apps that allow us to create a color scheme, retouch images and write and work with CSS3, create your own fonts in minutes, create apps for iPhone and iPod, etc.. Here is a selection of fifteen of the best apps available on iTunes that you can use while outside the office and take advantage of to work more productively.

Paper Adobe Ideas Palettes Pro Palettes Pro is an ideal tool for creating and maintaining color palettes and color schemes. ByPeople | curated network for developers and designers. WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT. ELISAVA offers a wide range of specialization programmes in design during the months of July and September 2015 that allows to develop your creativity and abilities, at the same time that you will be able to improve your knowledge in plural areas. ELISAVA offers a wide range of specialization programmes in design during the months of July and September 2015 that allows to develop your creativity and abilities, at the same time that you will be able to improve your knowledge in plural areas: ephemeral spaces, infography, retail design...

A set of courses that adds value to your professional development and offers you innovative opportunities. More than 200 students from all around the world participated in the 2014 Summer Courses with experiences like Gala Feuer: “My name is Gala Feuer, I’m from Argentina and, luckily, I decided to do some summer courses in ELISAVA this summer. I am an architect and my intention was to expand myself, to get to know different fields of architecture and design and to flow mainly from the creativity. From the courses themselves, I can say that I’ve liked them a lot and that they are highly recommended. Almost all of us just came to do an easy summer course, but we’ve been even more surprised.