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Skillshare

Looking to expand your creative knowledge? Learn new techniques with Skillshare. The online community offers classes with top artists including prolific designer Paula Scher, logo legend Aaron Draplin, hand-letterer Jessica Hische, typography expert Ellen Lupton, illustrator and designer Jon Contino and more. Lessons cover a number of subjects including, branding, pattern making, and Photoshop fundamentals. In addition, courses are divided into short segments so you can learn at your own pace. For a limited time, Grain Edit readers can receive 2 months of Skillshare Premium for free. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry.

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Squarespace Circle

Squarespace Circle

Introducing Circle — a community for creative professionals who build three or more websites on Squarespace. Currently free, members gain access to exclusive content, specialized customer care, advanced guides and product release notes. An open forum is also available to connect with others and gather valuable feedback. In addition, users receive six-month trial periods for new projects and 20% off the first year off a website or online store annual plan. Click here to learn more about the benefits of joining.

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A’Design Awards & Competition Winners

A'Design Awards

The 2017 A’Design Awards winners have been announced! The esteemed award is presented to artists whose work demonstrates excellence in creativity, technology, and design.

This year the contest was divided into 100 categories including Visual Communication, Packaging, Photography, and more. Entries were carefully considered by an international panel of design professionals, scholars, and members of the press. Winners will receive the A’Design trophy, invitations to exclusive design clubs, as well as services to advance their careers. In addition, they will be honored for their accomplishments at the award ceremony in Como, Italy later this year.

Congratulations to everyone who participated! Here are some of this year’s prizewinners:

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Skillshare

Do you want to hone your craft or discover new techniques? Join Skillshare, an online learning community with over 15,000 classes in design, illustration, photography, and more. Courses guide students through a series of hands-on and immersive lessons, each divided into short modules, allowing you to learn at your own pace. Featured teachers include logo design legend Aaron Draplin, renown hand letterer Jessica Hische and illustration experts Kate Bingaman-Burt and Andrew Fairclough (Kindred Studio). Premium membership starts at $10 a month (if paid annually) for unlimited access to the curriculum.

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Squarespace for Photographers

Squarespace

Want to showcase your photography? Squarespace provides a simple yet elegant way to develop an online presence and present your work. Starting at $12 a month, the all-in-one platform allows you to create a powerful website without coding on the domain name of your choice. With well-designed templates, simply upload your images and customize the pages to your liking. Lightboxes, parallax scrolling, full-screen display modes, and slideshows are also available to further enhance the viewers experience. For the photographer on the go, the Squarespace Portfolio app allows for mobile access and the ability to present work to clients – even without an internet connection.

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Create an Online Presence with Squarespace

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Thinking of creating an online portfolio or personal website? Easily display your work and help new clients discover your services by creating an online presence with Squarespace. Starting at just $12 a month, the all-in-one platform allows you to easily create an elegant yet powerful website without coding. If you need assistance while building your site, customer service is available 24/7. Click here to learn more about their unique offers.

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Registration Now Open For A’ Design Awards & Competition

A'Design Award & Competition

Creteleon Bottle by Tasos Polydorou

Do you have a project you’re really proud of? Do you think it could win an award? Start off the New Year by taking a chance and entering the A’Design Awards, the largest design competition in the world. The annual event is held in Como, Italy and accepts entries for both conceptual and realized projects. Celebrating all areas of design, the competition is organized into 100 categories including Print Design, Visual Communication, Packaging, UI and UX, Photography and more. Entries will be evaluated by a grand jury panel composed of design professionals, academics, and members of the press from across the globe. Whether you’re a student or a professional, this contest is a unique opportunity to receive feedback on your work and obtain access to services that can help foster your career. To participate, register your designs before the deadline on February 28th.

 

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Start the Year Off Right with Squarespace

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New Year, new you? Whether changing careers, building a portfolio, or starting a business, help jumpstart your goals by creating an online presence with Squarespace. The all-in-one platform allows you to easily create an elegant yet powerful website without coding. Using well-designed templates, simply upload content and easily customize pages to create a responsive site or online shop that fits your brand. If you need assistance while building your site, customer service is available 24/7. Click here to learn more about Squarespace’s unique offers.

In addition to Squarespace’s robust features, the platform recently launched a simple and streamlined way to purchase and manage domain names – all from a central dashboard. Starting at $20 a year, every Squarespace Domain comes with WHOIS privacy, a 2048-bit SSL certificate and an all-inclusive flat rate pricing system that eliminates confusing upsells, and features a guaranteed renewal rate. A distinct and memorable domain can help establish credibility and allow customers to quickly find your business online. Be sure to create your preferred domain now before it’s gone.

To kick start your year, Squarespace is graciously offering a 10% discount to all Grain Edit readers. Type in GRAINEDIT during checkout to activate the discount and launch your Squarespace experience.

 

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A’ Design Awards & Competition

A'Design Award & Competition

Amur Tiger Vodka Bottle by Guilherme Jardim

The world’s largest design competition, the A’ Design Awards, is now accepting entries. The renowned event is held in Italy each year and features a wide range of creative categories including Print Design, Visual Communication, Packaging, UI and UX, Photography and more. In addition to global recognition, winners gain access to services to further develop their career as well as feedback on their presentation. All entries will be judged by an international jury panel composed of design professionals, scholars, and members of the media. To take part, register your work before the February 28th submission deadline.

 

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Now you can whip up a product mockup/screenshot in less than 10 seconds, all without even using Photoshop. Yep, it’s a snap with the Smartmockup app. Available for MacOS, Windows and Linux, this simple-to-use app features more than 300 stunning mockup templates. Each template allows you to easily upload and incorporate your product image into the mockup and thus saving you loads of time and money!

For a limited time you can purchase Smartmockup for 50% off at Mighty Deals.

 

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