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10 Brilliant Design Quotes That Inspire Us

Working in an industry that allows us to produce new and thrilling designs everyday is something most people would be envious of. But, just like any other career, graphic and web designers still need…

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14 Brilliant Video CVs That Will Get The Job

The competitive nature of the job market these day requires that your resume be as creative and unique as possible to catch the attention of your future potential employer. Creating a video resume to accompany your traditional CV would be a great way to stand out from the crowd. They can provide potential employers with more insight into what an individual has to offer.

In this day and age, a video resume is a must-have tool in any job-seekers toolbox. Here I’ve collected 15 real-life examples of creative and funny job application videos from job-hunters from all over the globe to get you inspired. If you’re wondering how much humour, wit and creativity to include in your own job application videos, just take a look here.

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About me by Miguel Durao

What’s a copywriter to do when they’re moving to a new place and looking for a job? Send out an eye-catching CV video of course. Using his writing skills, he tells us all about his “gorgeous girlfriend”.

C.V.I.V – Intro by Graeme Anthony

This self-promotional video is just an intro that links to other videos featured in this series: about me, skills, portfolio, timeline and contact. It demonstrates just how creative you can get with a video resume.

CV by Dai Duong Tran

This creative video CV comes with eye-catching animation and light background music. It showcases the job seeker’s creative skills, personalities and experiences in a way that will appeal to future employers.

My Creative СV by Adam Clowery

Adam Clowery employs digital drawing in his video CV to tell his story. This is an effective way to show off one’s skills and education at the same time.

Video CV by Cristina Castro

Writing on a chalkboard is another creative way to tell your story on video. Cristina is a translator and interpreter with experience in aviation. The great background music also lends a hand in the video.

Animation Resume by Riikka Uhmavaara

This short animated resume is made with AfterEffect and Adobe Illustrator. It depicts all the important form in an entertaining animated video.

Video resume by James Corne

Created back in 2011, this is a light and funny CV video although the setting suggests otherwise. It tells the sad story of a man who has been a workaholic since childhood.

”The Interview Thingy” – VIDEO CV by Alex There

Alex made this video CV while she was looking for a job when she realized that a traditional paper resume wouldn’t work out. The concept behind the video is that it emulates what it would actually be like for her in an interview and how she would answer questions.

A Dream Job Would Be Nice by Mark Leruste

The brief description accompanying this video on YouTube says that thansk to it Mark finally has managed to find his dream job at a global men’s health charity! Mark tells about his education, working experience and hobbies in a fun and fresh way.

Video Resume: Google Please Hire Me by Matthew Epstein

It’s pretty clear to see from the title of the video which company Matthew wants to hire him. He even created a site for his resume called Googlepleasehire.me.

Video Resume by Eric Purdue

I’m not sure for what kind of job this kind of resume would work for, but this epic video is really funny. For this video, Eric even used clever editing to make his hair grow faster.

My Creative Video Resume by Patrice Co

A crumpled piece of paper and a pair of hands can make for a fairly effective resume. What’s even better is that this presentation can be made with After Effects and Photoshop.

Video Resume by Lauren Goodman

If you’re someone who prefers a more simple route, how about something with typograghy and icons like Lauren Goodman’s video?

Video Resume: Social Media Specialist by Mary Patterson

I love that video resume. It’s a digital graphic resume which convinces that you need a social media specialist and yes, Mary is the person to call. It’s done in a very informative and engaging manner with some nice music too.

Bonus: Barney Stinson’s video CV

If you’re a fan of the TV show "How I Met Your Mother", you’re probably quite familiar with the character of Barney Stinson. Take a look at just how "awesome" your video can potentially be.





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Rare, Obscure and Framed: Re-Issue Posters: Sourced from design archives and museums around the world, diverse and brilliant prints for the home or office

Rare, Obscure and Framed: Re-Issue Posters

Mass-produced prints add as much to a space as a tiny sprig of parsley atop an entree—sure it adds some color, but it’s far from memorable or meaningful. Ditch the cookie-cutter dorm room pop-art prints in favor of something truly unique from Re……

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Brilliant Feather Art by Chris Maynard

Feather Art2Kris Maynard specializes in feather art, he began showing his work in 2010 but has worked with feathers since the age of 12. He calls his work 'Feather Showboxes' and has been recognized worldwide. To create each piece the tools he uses are; tiny eye surgery scissors, forceps and a magnifying glass. Chris currently has a […]
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9 pro tips for creating brilliant digital content

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Spencer Conway In the second half of 2014 UK digital advertising expenditure has grown 16.6% to £3.462 billion, according to the Internet Advertising Bureau. That’s a big pie – but how do you get a slice of it?




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33 brilliant Blender tutorials

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Want to try something new with Blender, the free cross-platform suite of tools for 3D creation? Then these pro tutorials are for you! In this article, we’ve rounded up the best step-by-step Blender tutorials from around the web. Improve your modelling, animating, rendering and compositing skills as you follow the projects and pick up tips from leading 3D designs. We hope you find something here that tickles your fancy – and don’t forget to let us know how you get on in the comments at the bottom of the page.




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Awesomely Brilliant Adobe Illustrator Text Effects Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator has long been used for equipping the mundane with powerful effects. Adobe Illustrator is also used widely to give awesome effects to plain text making it extra ordinary from plain ordinary. Text effects are used in all kinds of designs which is why they have become extremely famous. Every design can be made to look more amazing by using creative and unique text effects and each design can have its own exclusive text effect that blends in harmoniously with the themes of the entire design. Text effects make the text stand out from the design’s other elements, spot lighting the provided information. Designing beautiful text effects was never easier than now when there are so many tutorials available to guide you to create your very own perfect text effect.

Today we have had the best text effects skillfully handpicked to bring you the latest and most flawless text styling tutorials to inspire you in creating most wonderful text effects to glamorize your designs.

Create a Mustard Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

You will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create your mustard bottle using a bunch of linear gradients, some meshes, simple blending techniques and several effects.

Create a Tasty Pretzel Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a fun pretzel inspired text effect in Adobe Illustrator. We will begin with the text then we’ll add some dimension to it with the help of the Bas Relief effect, a simple trick which allows you to add highlights and shading in one step.

Create a Chalkboard Effect with the New Pen Tool in Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a chalkboar effect with the new pen tool in illustrator.

How to Create a Stylish Black and Gold 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a stylish black and gold 3D text effect using vector shapes, 3D meshes and materials. Let’s get started!

How to Create a Smeared Ketchup Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will use a combination of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create a realistic-looking ketchup text effect.

How to Create a Lego Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a realistic-looking 3D text effect without utilizing any 3D software. I’ll specifically be using Adobe Photoshop but you should be able to do it in your favorite 3D software of choice.

Create a Fabulous Nail Polish Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create the nail polish bottle cap using basic blending and vector shape building techniques along with some complex linear gradient and the Live Corners feature.

3D Style Retro Text Effect Tutorial

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create dimensional text inspired by vintage packaging designs and logotypes. Pour a cup of coffee, sit back, and let’s create some text with the help of Illustrator effects, the Blend Tool, and textures fit for the branding of a coffee house.

How to Create Custom Dirt Typography

In this tutorial, I wanted to share the workflow I have developed to create custom typography using a combination of real-world materials, photography, and Photoshop. Let’s get started!

Use Brushes to Create a Watermelon Text Effect in Illustrator

Follow this tutorial and learn how to create an all vector watermelon text effect in Adobe Illustrator.

Use a Pattern Brush to Create a Rope Text Effect in Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a pretty simple rope pattern brush and how to use it to create a nice text effect in Adobe Illustrator.

Create an Easy Glitter Glue Inspired, Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop filters can be used to create many amazing textures. this tutorial will show you how to create a glitter texture, then use it with a couple of Layer Styles to create a glitter glue inspired text effect.

How to Create a Delicious Jelly Bean Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a delicious jelly bean text effect in Adobe Photoshop using a simple custom brush, a stroke, and some layer styles. Let’s get started!

Create a Mustard Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

You will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create your mustard bottle using a bunch of linear gradients, some meshes, simple blending techniques and several effects.

3D Text Effect Using The Appearance Panel and Stylism

In today’s tutorial we will learn how to use the Appearance panel and Stylism plug-in for creating a complex 3D text effect. You will learn how to use Stylism to add effects and target fills or strokes.

How to create a Quick Embossed Text Effect

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn to create a quick embossed dynamic text effect using only the Appearance Panel in order to save it as a Graphic Style!

Sparkling Gold Text Effect

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to apply a gold lining around some black text as well as learn how to make some sparkling light effects.

How To Create a Comic Style Text Effect in Illustrator

In today’s Illustrator tutorial we’re going to create a comic book inspired text effect your favourite superhero would be proud of. Learn how to create a basic 3D effect using the Blend tool and produce cool halftone patterns to give the design that retro screen printed appearance.

Create inner shadows for editable text in Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create inner shadows for editable text in illustrator.

How to Fire Up Your Designs Using This Awesome Vector Fire Text Effect

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create custom vector fire. We’ll use custom art brushes, and will alter shapes with the Blend Tool and manipulate the look of your strokes and objects with Blending Modes in order to create a text treatment that is on FIRE.

Wow Your Upscale Crowd with This Simple D-I-Y Ribbon Font Text Effect

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to take a “plain Jane” font and transform it into folded ribbons to create a stunning ribbon font text effect, perfect for your upscale designs. Combining use of the Shape Builder Tool and Appearance panel, you’ll have this project tied up in no time.

How to Create a Gold Text Effect and Graphic Style in Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a complex gold graphic style which includes a reflection, dropping shadows and highlights. These all can be created with the help of the most powerful tool available in Adobe Illustrator–the Appearance panel.

Turn Drab Text Into an Amazing Design Using This Simple USB Vector Text Effect

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a wire pattern brush and how to use it to create a nice USB vector text effect in Adobe Illustrator.

Vector Blury Abstract Text Effect

There are a number of amazing tutorials out there that teach you how to create some really awesome futuristic light wispy effects.

Create an Electric Text Effect in Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create an electricity text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create a pretty simple pattern brush and a bunch of thin art brushes.

Create a Chemistry Tubes Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a chemistry tubes text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a grid and how to create a simply piece of text.

Create an Awesome Chrome Typography Piece in Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an awesome chrome typography piece in illustrator.

Meltdown Text Effect

Create a super cool meltdown text effect for a typeface in this premium illustrator tutorial. Have fun with your imagination and artistic skills. Learn how to create glows and liquid drip effect for text in this tutorial.

Add Stylish Ornaments To Type

In this tutorial will show you the basics of adding ornament to type in conjunction with Illustrator techniques such as Live trace and the Pathfinder panel.

How to Create a Dripping Blood Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a bloody text effect in Adobe Illustrator.


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Playful Headpieces from Benoit Missolin: The French milliner’s S/S15 collection provides a brilliant reason to throw a party

Playful Headpieces from Benoit Missolin


Over the past decade, London-based French designer Benoit Missolin, who calls Christian Lacroix a mentor, has eschewed traditional hat shapes for statement-making headpieces that cause a double take. From…

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11 brilliant IFTTT recipes to make your apps work for you

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IFTTT (‘If This Then That’) is a free service that enables you to connect up web applications you use on a regular basis and get them to work together to perform simple but useful tasks, known as ‘Recipes’.




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Elective Surgery: ‘The Knick’ is bloody, brutal, and brilliant

It’s a testament to the inventiveness of The Knick, Steven Soderbergh’s new medical drama, that it’s hard to know what to fear more: turn-of-the-century ailments or the antiquated tools used to cure them. Golfball-sized hernias, or primitive cauterization? Syphilitic holes in your face, or what passed for a cosmetic skin graft in 1900? The much-hyped show is at first completely overwhelmed by pressing issues such as these.

The pilot, which aired on Friday, is a little weighed down by all the gore and period detail. Characters have big expansive thoughts like “God always wins.” But if it seems like a bit much, I encourage you to keep going.

For those of you catching up: “The Knick” is the nickname given by its staff to New York City’s…

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