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Of Hashtags and Ice Cream

Are you on Instagram too? If you’re one of our Instagram friends, you’re probably familiar with the special hashtag #icecreamcreatives – used for our biweekly contests for features here on the site. Our Instagram Stream Our Current Theme Contest on Instagram: THINK PASTEL Inside Scoop We have to admit, #icecreamcreatives came about because of our team’s love for photography. It was a way to discover budding creatives as well as seasoned photographers we wanted to feature on our website. Just a way of giving our own little shout out to underrated talents in this dedicated space on the inter web. Biweekly Theme Contests   Every 2 weeks, we hold a unique theme contest. As a nice cherry on top, each winner gets their spot on the homepage slider...
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By Dmitry Samohin

Daily Design Inspiration: Owl Tattoos

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Best Game of Thrones Fan Art

Best Game of Thrones Fan Art

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Top 20 Illustrators on Behance We Love To Stalk (Part 4)

We’ve been writing about the top 20 illustrators that we love to stalk on Behance lately and we’ve chopped up the entry into 4 separate series to let you percolate in anticipation. In culmination of the Behance Illustrators series, allow us to present to you the final leg with 5 more artists you should be checking out on the online portfolio showcase. 16. Hsiao-Ron Cheng Hsiao-Ron Cheng is an illustrator based in Taiwan with a focus on editorial design and graphic art. Her work is depicted in delicate fine lines – almost wispy – of botanicals and portraits in light pastels. Her personal website: http://hsiaoroncheng.com/ All photos courtesy of https://www.behance.net/HsiaoRonCheng 17. Anne Yvonne Gilbert Anne Yvonne Gilbert is an illustrator...
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MNC Pottery Packaging Design

MNC POTTERY PACKAGING DESIGN This is a small pottery packaging design for MNC or Monague Native Crafts Ltd.MNC / Monague Native Crafts Ltd. is your one-stop-shop for unique handmade in Canada Native crafts and giftwares - dream catchers, medicine wheels, spririt chimes and spirit feathers, semi-precious stone jewelry, specialty ornaments and hair accessories - each of their items has an enchanting story to tell - stories that help spread messages of Native Culture around the world. Disclaimer: Ice Cream Creatives does not claim full ownership of this project.
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Top 20 Ilustrators on Behance

Top 20 Illustrators on Behance We Love To Stalk (Part 3)

Searching around for the most interesting artists online has become one fascinating past time for us here at the studio. Behance is just one of those mediums where we can spend hours just staring at the computer screen. And now for the third part of our series, we present more illustrators on Behance that we love to stalk! 11. Michal Dziekan Michal Dziekan is an illustrator and character designer based in Warsaw, Poland. He worked in sets of animated commercials and films, and post-production studios as a concept artist before choosing to launch a freelance career. His work feature stylized illustrations reminiscent of animation and editorials. They’re so vivid and full of movement despite being still – all that’s left to do is to come alive and...
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Top 20 Illustrators on Behance We Love To Stalk (Part 2)

Behance – a web network of artistic digital portfolios all ripe for a visual feast. We split this post into four parts since everything delicious has to come in moderation. On our previous post, Top 20 Illustrators on Behance We Love To Stalk (Part 1), we picked out the first 5 artists who struck our fancy. Now on to the next 5 illustrators on Behance that we love to stalk! 6. Toma Joksaite Toma Joksaite is an illustrator based in Lincoln, United Kingdom. She coins her style from old gothic and art nouveau influence as experienced in her highly-detailed, romantic and graceful work. Forest life interspersed with mythical creatures are her usual subjects – traditionally hand drawn with fine ink pens and watercolours in minimal palettes. When I first...
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Top 20 Illustrators on Behance We Love To Stalk (Part 1)

“How! How is it possible for a human mind to come up with that?” we find ourselves yelling out almost every time we click on the profiles of these absolute creative geniuses. Behance is a web network showcasing artistic professionals’ online portfolios – a huge medium for self-promotion. We’ve split this blog entry into four separate series so as not to overwhelm your mind with so much in so little time. Let’s get on with the show: here is the first 5 of the top 20 Illustrators on Behance we love to stalk. 1. David Sossella David Sossella is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Italy with various works circulated across several exhibitions and publications. One of his more notable ones include the one he authored for the Never Hide...
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Top Creative Design Trends of 2014… So Far

2014 is a year of extremes. The extremely old school or the extremely contemporary. To create a fusion between these two elements at each end of the spectrum is how great designers have bent and shaped the top creative design trends of 2014. A couple have been trending since the beginning of the year and up until the mid we’ve been seeing quite a sustained flow of some of these design trends. Old school. Retro. Vintage. It’s no surprise that we look to the past for inspiration. Recycling of ideas – what’s new? Made by hand. Illustrations, calligraphy, artworks not digitally synthesized have slowly gained a comeback. It only makes sense after decades of sculpting and skewing design through… how shall we say it… digital applications. You can...
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What To Do To Get Design Inspiration

It’s not uncommon for designers to hit the brick wall when it comes to ideas. Or worse, inspiration. We can sit around all day with a head full of nothing or be bursting to the brim that sleep becomes an impossibility. Designing is a tricky process. Sometimes desperation seeps through and this could affect one’s work. Here are some suggestions on what to do to get design inspiration. Disconnect. Staring at a screen all day can lead to the opposite of productivity. Either it can overwhelm or worse… stump the creative process. Maybe it’s time to put away some things, head outside and clear your head. Connect. This isn’t necessarily contradictory to the first tip. People. That’s the word. It’s amazing how engaging in social behaviour can...
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Visualize Branding Pack Mock-Up

VISUALIZE BRANDING PACK MOCK-UP This is a branding pack mock-up containing mobile wallpapers, business cards, letterheads, and cds with jackets commissioned by Theme Dutch to be sold on a website template marketplace. Disclaimer: Ice Cream Creatives does not claim full ownership of this project.
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TD Branding Pack Mock-Up

TD BRANDING PACK MOCK-UP This is a branding pack mock-up containing collateral materials, garments and various accessories commissioned by Theme Dutch to be sold on a website template marketplace. Disclaimer: Ice Cream Creatives does not claim full ownership of this project.
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Why The Name ‘Ice Cream Creatives’?

Previously, we highlighted the wonderfully complicated (or not) events which led to the creation of Ice Cream Creatives. Then the questions began. “Do you sell ice cream?” Yeah! The essence of it. Ice cream is fun. There is adventure in creative design. The only limit one can have is the one he sets for himself. What makes Ice Cream Creatives fresh is the constant inspiration we take from our favourite workplace – the big wild world. Ice cream is a go-to happy treat. The lure of this goodness in a cup can be a heartsick cure-all. When you have a business that flounders and is lack-luster, Ice Cream Creatives can help find its cheerful soul and possibly help it get back on its feet. Ice cream is cool. Investing in good design can do wonders for...
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The Importance of Design In Business

The audience is always hungry. Consumers are constantly looking out for products that are innovative and unique, somehow gripping through the inner psyche. This is where the importance of design in business comes in. There are many ways to have a product that sells and likewise more devices to get the ball rolling such as through good marketing and advertising strategies. Nevertheless businesses, especially in this dynamic age, should always remember to recognize the value which good design could bring to their trade. How so? Design is the face which dictates the public’s perception of your product. An effective designer knows that it’s all in the details – understanding the consumer ultimately through a concept, a structure or an end-product....
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