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The latest useful freebies for graphic and web designers, enjoy!

1. Get a free .design domain today!

Text: .com is not the only option when you shop for a domain anymore. For design professionals, the .design domain is THE new branding tool to improve your online presence. Creative and precise, .design has been adopted by some of the most innovative companies (see facebook.design, airbnb.design, kohler.design, atlassian.design) and thousands of individuals and agencies. Take the advantage and claim your free .design domain today. Offer also includes 1 year free email hosting (WHOIS privacy and SSL certs are always free!).

Offer link: we.design/?coupon=DDAILY

8 awesome freebies for web and graphic designers

2. Free line icons

Great looking line icons on the themes of transportation, kitchen tools and musical instruments. Designed by Arzu Sendag and downloadable on Behance.

8 awesome freebies for web and graphic designers

3. 10 Gold Foil Styles For AI

Inserting glitter and gold into your Illustrator designs has never been so easy. Download the Foil Kit on PixelBuddha.

8 awesome freebies for web and graphic designers

4. Fibre vintage font

Fibre is a free handwritten Vintage feel font, all the basic characters are unique and not one has the same noise. The kerning and font metricks are designed to suit the best reading experience a all caps font can have.

fibre-vintage-font

5. Hipstelvetica

Hipstelvetica is like the hipsterish little brother of Helvetica. Less practical, but more fun. Download on Graphicpear.

8 awesome freebies for web and graphic designers

6. Iconify

650+ free icons for Web and Apps. Download on FreebiesBug.

8 awesome freebies for web and graphic designers

7. Resume and Cover Letter Print Templates

If you are looking for a job, or if you are a freelancer that needs a nice-looking CV, this is the freebie for you. Download it on graphicpear.

8 awesome freebies for web and graphic designers

8. Flat File icons

A set of flat-style, vector-based file icons. These are super-simple and can be used together with any kind of icon or wording. The colours are easily editable too. Download on PremiumPixels.

8 awesome freebies for web and graphic designers

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Gorgeous Wood And Resin Rings by Enchanted Soul

If you are looking for a truly unique ring, you should pay attention to this cool Kickstarter projet by Enchanted Soul. The project owner can already rejoice, because its Kickstarter was funding within two days, and still progressing.

The project started out of frustration when purchasing a wooden ring that wasn’t as good as advertised online. Challenge was taken to create a better quality ring, which was achieved very well. You can see the results on the Kickstarter page here.

Gorgeous Wood And Resin Rings by Enchanted Soul

Gorgeous Wood And Resin Rings by Enchanted Soul

Gorgeous Wood And Resin Rings by Enchanted Soul

Gorgeous Wood And Resin Rings by Enchanted Soul

Gorgeous Wood And Resin Rings by Enchanted Soul

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ICON10 Education Symposium: Call for Papers

ICON is calling for papers for its 10th Education Symposium. The open call is for contributions that broaden the understanding of how illustration is changing in the classroom and in practice. Unusual avenues of practice and inquiry are welcome, including both theory and practice-based researchers, academics, illustrators, typographers, designers, painters and artists.

The Conference will be held in Detroit, Michigan, July 11-14, 2018. The first two days of the conference are devoted to the Education Symposium and workshops; the second two days of the conference consist of main stage events with speakers, panels and presentations representing a broad range of specialties from the fields of illustration and design.

The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2017.

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2017 SEGD Fellow and Achievement Award Winners

The Society for Experiential Graphic Design[1] has unveiled the winners of the 2017 SEGD Achievement Awards. Since 1987, SEGD has honored the individuals, companies and institutions whose work has significantly advanced the environmental and experiential graphic design fields.

2017 SEGD Fellow

Jan Lorenc, Lorenc+Yoo Design[2]
The SEGD Fellow Award recognizes an individual for promoting the highest values in environmental and/or experiential graphic design and significantly contributing to the direction and growth of the field. SEGD Fellows are the laureates of environmental and/or experiential graphic design, whose body of work epitomizes the highest standards of practice in the field.

Past SEGD Board member Jan Lorenc has been Principal and Design Director at Lorenc+Yoo Design since 1978. His design philosophy is rooted in a holistic understanding of the project and the creation of an integrated project experience-a methodology that has carried his firm on a wide range of architecture, public art, landscape, interior and experiential graphic design projects worldwide. Lorenc has been honored internationally by numerous design publications and organizations, and he is a frequent lecturer.

2017 SEGD Distinguished Member Award

Kelly Kolar, Kolar Design[3]
The SEGD Distinguished Member Award recognizes an individual for demonstrating outstanding volunteer efforts while significantly contributing to the direction, growth and excellence of SEGD programs. Recipients of the award have been instrumental in cultivating university programs, advancing accessible and green design and promoting cultural agendas through design.

Since she joined SEGD in the 1990s, Kelly Kolar-President, Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Kolar Design-has served the association as an involved supporter, Board Member and ambassador, helping build awareness nationally and locally. In addition to her award-winning design work, Kolar has been introducing a new generation to experiential graphic design as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati.

2017 SEGD Arrow Award

SH Immersive Environments
The SEGD Arrow Award recognizes exemplary service or dedication to advancing technologies and manufacturing in experiential graphic design and striving to provide the highest quality in products and services to the field. Recipients of the SEGD Arrow Award have advanced new manufacturing processes, led the development of innovative new products and championed sustainable practices and materials.

Innovative design solutions fabrication firm SH Immersive Environments was founded in 1975. Through the use of its exclusive FOLIA (custom high-pressure laminate) and ALTO (custom powder-coated graphics embedded in aluminum) products, SH Immersive Environments creates a variety of graphic surfaces including-but not limited to-signage, flooring systems, partitions, murals, cladding and tables. The company also designs, builds and installs corporate environments.

2017 SEGD Insight Award

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
The SEGD Insight Award recognizes entities that consistently commission environmental graphic design programs that significantly enhance or promote opportunities for the field and experiential graphic design education and demonstrate a long-standing commitment to recognize the field. Recipients of the award are the visionary design clients behind years of outstanding museum exhibits, innovative hospital wayfinding systems and rewarding partnerships between architects, developers and designers.

The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center launched their groundbreaking integrated wayfinding system in 2004 with the help of fd2s and have funded an active, respected Graphics and Wayfinding Group within their organization that has maintained and enhanced the system (with the help of user research and prototyping) over the last 10 years as facilities doubled to 18 million square feet. Today they are piloting indoor location technology-another big leap in usefulness for patients and visitors.

References

  1. ^Society for Experiential Graphic Design (www.dexigner.com)
  2. ^Lorenc+Yoo Design (www.dexigner.com)
  3. ^Kolar Design (www.dexigner.com)

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Adobe MAX 2017

The 2017 Adobe MAX Conference will be held October 18-20, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual event offers a unique opportunity to gain ideas and inspiration from leading photographers and Adobe experts who will share their tips, techniques, and workflows in valuable sessions and hands-on labs.

The conference is the perfect blend of information and inspiration, practical knowledge and creative magic.

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