Creative Update #177: Creative tips, tricks and inspiration

by Fred Showker

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The graphic design of ... Creative tidbits - a column in DTG MagazineFrom tips for freelancing to secret messages in logos, the Creative Tidbits quest rolls on through July and into August with these and other creative starting points for all designers and creative visual communicators ... here we go:

  • 4 Big freelancing mistakes I’ve made and what to learn from them
  • Photo Posts Spark the Most Engagement on Facebook
  • What Secret Message Is Hiding In The Wendy's Logo?
  • Natasha Law : delicate lines, fields of color
  • Proven: Great Copywriters Wield Great Power
  • ... and more !

Photo Posts Spark the Most Engagement on Facebook

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Brands' Facebook posts that include photos on average garner the highest number of interactions of any post type, according to a recent report from Socialbakers.
      Image posts were found to outperform all other post types—links, videos, text-only status updates—on brand pages with small (1-99,999), medium (100,000-999,999), and large (1M+) fan bases.
      However, the difference in engagement was especially noticeable on large brand pages (1M+), with photo posts getting 2,199 interactions (comments, likes, etc.) on average, compared with 1,805 for videos, 777 for links, and 473 for text-only status updates.
Graphic Design Creative Update #177 Full story : Ayaz Nanji -- www.marketingprofs.com
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Natasha Law : delicate lines, fields of color

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Here's a gallery showing of some rather special art. It's difficult to work in flat color. You see online artists with pallets of millions are a dime a dozen. But to do something spectacualr with one or two takes talent and insight. Such is with Natasha Law ... bold blocks of colour and purposeful lines make this gallery show very special!
      "Eleven" was founded in October 2005 to exhibit the best of international contemporary art by both established and emerging artists. Susannah Haworth is the gallery manager. (Thank you http://thecuriousbrain.com )
Graphic Design Creative Update #177 Full story : Eleven: 11 Eccleston Street, London
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4 Big freelancing mistakes I’ve made and what to learn from them

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Whether you’re a new freelancer, a freelancer-to-be, or a freelancer with a few (okay, a lot of) years under your belt, one of the most efficient ways to learn is from mistakes…preferably some someone else’s. But that’s not always easy to talk about.
      (How many peers do you feel comfortable asking about their biggest mistake(s)? Chances are, not very many, if at all.) So here’s a list of my biggest mistakes I wish I had learned from someone else (hopefully, you can learn from me and avoid making the same mistakes in the future):
Graphic Design Creative Update #177 Full story : April Greer in www.graphicdesignblender.com

Proven: Great Copywriters Wield Great Power

You can convince anyone. Scroll down to the second point in this article to learn the single most important thing you need to become a powerful copywriter.
      See how persuasive copywriting can be one of the most powerful tools to draw your customers into your website, and convince them to make a choice. Once a user has landed on your website, it’s time for your design and copy take over. It is the magic of words and visuals that will keep them exploring.
Graphic Design Creative Update #177 Full story : Julia Fayre, sitepoint.com

What Secret Message Is Hiding In The Wendy's Logo?

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"Wendy's on Monday debunked the theo Speculation about the subliminal message behind the logo, released last year, had been swirling since at least April when some people began to notice a word in the new image of the red-headed girl." *Other famous brands (Amazon, FedEx, Goodwill, Tostitos, Baskin Robbins) also contain secret messages. Is it good design or subliminal messaging? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.ry that it purposefully snuck a hidden message within its new logo.

Graphic Design Creative Update #177 Full story : The Young Turks

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Fred Showker

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