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The Designer's Guide to London (opens in new tab)

Heading to London? Make sure you read this guide of the city's top restaurants, nightlife, design landmarks and more, as recommended by London-based designers.

Create patterns with fun and movement (opens in new tab)

Rebecca Shaw shows you how to make and repeat directional shapes to build a swirling pattern using the Pattern Creation mode in Illustrator CS6.

Building your own widgets (opens in new tab)

Léonie Watson of Nomensa explains how DIY widgets can still play a significant role in overcoming barriers to accessibility.

Super CG: Five awesome Superbowl ads (opens in new tab)

Every year the Superbowl brings about expectations as high as, well, the Empire State Building. And that’s not even to do with the game being played! Yep, the commercials alone are awaited with baited breath and critiqued with equal fervour.

Commercial character design (opens in new tab)

Faced with a tight brief from a client, many character illustrators create their best work. Explore the unique challenges involved when clients and characters meet.

35 brilliant Pinterest boards (opens in new tab)

Pinterest is a brilliant place to get visual and creative inspiration - but where do you start? Here are some of the best Pinterest boards covering a range of design topics.

Using animations for 'delightful' product pages (opens in new tab)

Amy Marquez on designing good user experiences for product pages using triggered CSS animations.

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of six full-time members of staff: Editor Kerrie Hughes, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Digital Arts and Design Editor Ian Dean, and Staff Writer Amelia Bamsey, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.