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Roc Nation Hope Scholarships

Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment Supports Hope Scholarship Program With Inaugural School Collection

The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment at Long Island University unveiled its inaugural back-to-school merch collection for the Fall 2021 semester, where proceeds from all purchases will be directed toward the Hope Scholarship program.

The collection will include T-shirts, sweaters, hoodies, shorts, socks, hats, beach towels, notebooks, water bottles and many more items. The first iteration of the school-branded merchandise will be accessible in black, white, gray, blue, pink and brown colorways with new colors and fresh options to be revealed in the coming months.

The entire merch collection is fully available at the University’s new student-run store – canteen – which opened on the first day of classes earlier this month and is located on the first floor of the Metcalfe Building on campus. Additionally, the pieces from the initial release are currently available for purchase online.

Of note, 100 percent of the proceeds from all items purchased at canteen will go toward the Roc Nation Hope Scholarships, which will provide a tuition debt-free education for 25 percent of enrolled students at the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment.

The Roc Nation Hope Scholars will be selected from a pool of academically competitive, New York-based first-time freshmen with the highest need. In addition to graduating debt-free, these students will also receive individualized support and mentorship as long as they maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and complete at least 30 credits per school year.

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Ashley Kutcher – Fake Bitches

Rising pop singer/songwriter Ashley Kutcher unleashes her explosive new single Fake Bitches with accompanying music video out today on Interscope Records. The 22-year-old artist holds nothing back on the track, using her soaring vocal melodies to tear into fakes, flakes, and haters.

The idea for this song came about after talking about my transition from nursing to signing a record deal” says Ashley on the creation of ‘Fake Bitches.’ “While it’s an exciting stage of my life, I have also received a lot of unwanted “feedback” from people around me. This made me realize that as I’ve gotten older, I really only have a couple of real friends that truly have my back. I wanted to make a fun song that people can relate to when it comes to knowing who the real people in your life are, and of course, knowing who’s definitely not.”

The scathing, yet sincere track starts on the defensive. “I know I got a couple things to prove,” she admits in a bold, breathy croon. A moody guitar builds into a fist-pumping chorus as Kutcher flexes her vocals and shows her teeth. “One more basic conversation. Fuck no baby, I can’t take it,” she sings. With production by Los Angeles duo Afterhrs (who’ve co-written and co-produced tracks for artists including Louis Tomlinson, Maroon 5, and One Direction), “Fake Bitches” is a fun, feisty spin on Kutcher’s poignant, confessional songwriting.

“Fake Bitches” arrives amid a productive streak for Kutcher. She recently shared the sentimental single “Favorite What If” and the softly cinematic “If I Could,” the latter of which has gathered nearly 2 million Spotify streams since its April release. This recent run follows Kutcher’s breakout debut song, “Love You From A Distance,” which has amassed over 36M combined streams across Spotify and Apple Music, and earned placement on highly coveted playlists including Pop Rising, Fresh & Chill, Alone Again, and more.

With nearly 36K TikTok creates under her belt and radio placement from BBC Radio 1’s “Best New Pop” and Sirius XM’s “The Pulse,” the Baltimore native has started to embrace her place as one of pop music’s most affecting newcomers. Tracks like “Fake Bitches” show her songwriting prowess and range, something she’ll only continue to develop as she works on her debut EP, which is due to be released later this year on Darkroom / Interscope.

About Ashley Kutcher

Baltimore, MD, singer, songwriter, and artist Ashley Kutcher distinguishes herself as the kind of raw talent equally at home on the stage of a neighborhood watering hole or live on social media. Post-high school, she pursued a nursing degree at Towson University. While at Towson, a local bar came across a video of her singing online and invited her to perform on their stage. This opportunity opened the floodgates as Ashley quit her waitressing job shortly after and logged regular marathon sets, often playing four hours per night. During her senior year, she uploaded a demo of her original composition “Lust” to TikTok. The video instantly gained traction and garnered thousands of views in just 48 hours. To sustain this momentum, she released a follow-up demo called “Hands To Myself” to streaming platforms and the song quickly surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify. While her nascent fan base continued to grow, Ashley came across a tweet from blackbear that read “hit me up if you don’t like me. As her creative neurons began to fire, she used the tweet as inspiration and responded with her own song similarly named “HMU if U Don’t Like Me,” which went on to quickly rack up another million streams.  At this point, she realized the power of transforming a post into a song and did the same thing with “Love You From a Distance,” setting TikTok on fire with just a D.I.Y. performance clip from her bathroom. Produced by Eric Taft, the song quickly eclipsed 9.5 million Spotify streams as she signed to Darkroom/Interscope Records (now at over 36M combined). Amassing 20 million streams independently and 20 million TikTok views, Ashley’s heartfelt honesty captivates on a series of singles for Darkroom/Interscope and her forthcoming 2021 debut EP.

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New and Noteworthy: JBI Design Studios

EchelonSeaport, a 3.5-acre, 1.33 million square-foot mixed-use development by Cottonwood Management located on Seaport Boulevard in the heart of the Seaport District, introduces a new “luxury destination lifestyle” concept to the Boston residential market. With three luxury residential towers (133 Seaport, 135 Seaport, and The Alyx) above two floors of signature street-level retail, EchelonSeaport features an unprecedented 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor private residential amenities.

Making our residential debut in Boston, we designed EchelonSeaport’s signature lobbies, lounges, terraces, and amenities. With soaring vaulted ceilings and outdoor spaces, which are tailored extensions of indoor living spaces, EchelonSeaport is a perfect canvas for our studio’s award-winning, distinctive, luxury residential style, inside and out.

133 Seaport, A Regent Collection: The first of the three towers features signature amenities including an elegant, vaulted-ceiling lobby and lounge spaces, a wine room, signature spa, and extensive outdoor amenities, such as a waterfall terrace pool, fireside lounges and dining areas.

135 Seaport, A Regent Collection: The second of the three towers features active indoor fitness amenities including an indoor pool, basketball court, yoga room and a massive fifth-floor terrace with a grand outdoor pool, sun cabanas, outdoor dining and lounge areas for all residents to enjoy.

The Alyx at EchelonSeaport: Tower three within the transformative mixed-use development offers a full suite of amenities. As the luxury rental tower, the design is more youthful and urban compared to that of its sister properties, condominium towers 133 and 135

Echelon Innovation Center: A first-of-its-kind for a residential community, the Echelon Innovation Center houses the Echelon Club which is a private members-only lifestyle club featuring high-tech collaborative elements and programming developed by some of Bostonߣs leading academics, businesses, and incubators.

HOSPITALITY: THE NEWBURY BOSTON IN BOSTON, MA

The Newbury Boston is a luxury hotel and a beloved landmark in the city. Located in the premier shopping and dining neighborhood of Back Bay and adjacent to The Public Garden, this iconic establishment originally opened in 1927 as one of the first Ritz-Carlton hotels in the United States. Leveraging the talent of three world-renowned designers, Jeffrey Beers International, Champalimaud Design, and Ken Fulk, the building has been thoughtfully transformed into a 286-room hotel with 16,000-sq-ft of stunning event spaces, signature dining experiences and a reimagined front entrance on Newbury Street.

“Words that come up often in conversation with Beers are “tailored,” “warm,” and playful.” All of those adjectives fit what he’s done with the space. I’ve walked through the hotel multiple times, and it’s clear that Beers didn’t feel beholden to the stuffy details that would have defined a luxury hotel of the 2000s or even the early 2010s. The Newbury is a hotel that can hold its own against properties in London or New York. I say this as an impartial observer and travel writer who has stayed in many hotels over the years.” – Christopher Muther of The Boston Globe

HOSPITALITY: DISTRITO T-MOBILE, PUERTO RICO

At DISTRITO T-Mobile, Puerto Rico’s ultimate venue for fun entertainment, you will find a variety of super fun options for drinking and dining, either daytime or nighttime. JBI designed three of the memorable venues, including Barullo Taberna Espanola, La Central By Mario Pagan, and Lupe Reyes. Each distinct venue celebrates a certain culture and culinary tradition with a fresh, modern approach to hospitality design and Puerto Rican tradition.

Color, artistry, and lighting are carefully choreographed to create venues that are distinctive, inviting, and visually tantalizing. Hand painted murals, traditional Spanish tiling and colonial vernacular are carefully pared with modern aesthetic, precise interior planning, and detailed interior touches to create a distinctive venue.

Barullo Taberna Espanola: Design details feature shapes and textures of blue and terracotta hues inspired by the Iberian Peninsula, which dazzle to create a warm and cozy atmosphere.

La Central By Mario Pagan: Sky-high ceilings frame the prominent copper rum still in the heart of the bar, setting the tone for the restaurant’s rum-forward cocktail menu.

Lupe Reyes: A vibrant place that celebrates the distinctive cuisine and history of Mexico, where the inviting open kitchen will allow you to witness the art of handcrafted tortilla making.

HOSPITALITY: RENOVATION OF FOUR SEASONS VAIL, CO

The Four Seasons Vail debuts a fresh new look with newly renovated public spaces, guest rooms, and condos by JBI. Inspired by Vail’s luxurious offerings, breath taking vistas, and causal mountain village vibe, we wanted the re-design to feel luxuriously comfortable. Bold material choices paired with residential elements breathe new life into the iconic property while keeping the atmosphere familiar and memorable.

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Holiday Gifts That Are on Everyone’s Wish List

Now that it’s fall, it’s officially that time of the year. The holidays are still a way’s away, but the must-have items are coming out earlier and earlier and your list seems to get longer and longer. It’s never too early to start shopping for the best Christmas gifts of 2021! Whether you’re looking for the latest toys, present for your wife, your kids, or even your boss, this 360 MAGAZINE list will be your one stop shop to find the coolest gift ideas.

Check out our favorites below, and we hope you pick out something nice for yourself as well!

Leica Q2 ‘007 Edition’

Leica Camera has unveiled a new Leica Q2 ‘007 Edition’ to celebrate the release of the 25th Bond adventure, No Time to Die.  Limited to 250 pieces only, the camera exudes understated elegance – just like James Bond – marked by Leica’s signature minimalist design.

The new camera features the iconic 007 logo on the deck cap and the famous Bond gun barrel design on the lens cap. Each of the limited-edition cameras will be individually numbered, making the “007” camera a sought-after collectable. The camera comes in a customized and handcrafted case designed by the British luxury suitcase brand, Globe-Trotter. Inspired by the bespoke cases that are featured in No Time To Die film, both the camera case and camera are finished in the same ocean green leather colorway.

A combination of both photography and cinema, this makes a perfect gift for anyone who is a film major or enthusiast! Available for purchase on the official Leica website.

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Oakley × Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes II and Oakley has released the second iteration of the MVP quarterback’s Signature Series, Contrail. The new eyewear is inspired by the MVP’s limitless talent and includes features that honor the Super Bowl LIV Champion.

The Signature Series Collection launched in early 2021 with the bold design of Oakley’s Sutro Lite frame. Ahead of the brand’s third season partnership with the NFL, Oakley is adding Contrail to the collection, a modern design available in matte black with metallic gold icons to celebrate the unconventional success of the Kansas City Chief’s player. The frame features a lightweight, durable C-5 alloy frame and Prizm lens technology engineered to enhance color and contrast while discoverable Mahomes details on the Contrail include an etched lens with II for Mahomes and a signed microbag.

Modern yet timeless, the Patrick Mahomes Signature Series is available on Oakley.com and in Oakley retail stores.

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Casio EDIFICE × Scuderia AlphaTauri Racing

Super-charge your speed and precision with this special Casio EDIFICE watch designed in collaboration with the F1™ team Scuderia AlphaTauri.

Made with the same type of 6K carbon fiber used in the floor and wings of the Scuderia AlphaTauri racing machine, the EFR571AT-1A puts the latest motorsports technology right on your wrist. Fluorescent yellow — the color that crew mechanics use at the track for safety — highlights key components, providing the stand-out visibility required by racing teams who have to make every second count. The yellow stopwatch button and second hand ensure easy, no-fumble timing. The last 15 seconds on the dial are also highlighted, in a nod to the F1 rule that crewmembers must leave the grid 15 seconds before the formation lap starts.

This special EDIFICE delivers what you need to manage your day with the confidence of an F1 driver. Available for purchase here.

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Lids × Chris Godwin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro Bowler and Super Bowl LV Champion Wide Receiver, Chris Godwin, has partnered with Lids and is not the retailer’s newest brand partner.

Godwin has created seven custom embroidery designs exclusively with Lids. Along with his signature and a #14 jersey number available in a variety of design options, these exclusive designs will also include a ‘World Champion’ badge as a nod to the Bucs fanbase following their 2021 Super Bowl LV win.

Fans can embroider any one of the designs on a hat or jersey of their choice at hundreds of Lids locations across the country starting today (available at any location that offers on-site custom embroidery). Through this partnership, Lids contributed a flat donation to Godwin’s charitable foundation, Team Godwin Foundation, which provides at-risk animals a second chance through advocacy and financial support.

More information here.

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Seven Mistakes in Your Skin Exfoliation Routine

A good exfoliation routine removes dead skin cells and makes your skin look brighter and smoother. While it is good to exfoliate regularly, many people make mistakes in their routines. Here are seven errors you need to avoid.

  1. You’re Using Products That Aren’t Suitable for Your Skin Type

Everyone has different skin, which means you need to find exfoliating products that work for you. It is a common mistake for people to buy either the least expensive skincare products or the ones that they have seen advertised the most. If you want to get the most out of your exfoliating routine, it is recommended that you seek advice from a professional dermatologist and get products that have been specifically formulated for your skin type. Every person’s complexion is highly unique according to Nava MD, which provides customized treatments for skincare. So, you need to have the right products for your skin type and condition if you want your exfoliation routine to help your skin stay healthy and radiant.

  1. You’re Using Products That Don’t Scrub Well

You need to use products that scrub well and know how to apply them. For instance, too many people press too hard or for too long, which can cause more harm than good. Whether you are using a combination of exfoliation products with loofahs, sonic brushes, or sugar scrubs, you need to ensure they scrub well. So, shop around to find the right combination of products for you or seek advice from a dermatologist.

  1. You’re Using Products That Are Not Properly Balanced

When people make the mistake of not taking their own skin type into account when choosing products for their exfoliation routines, they end up with products that are not balanced properly. The ingredients should be the right ones for your skin and be in the right proportions for your skin’s needs. For instance, alpha hydroxy acids are used in products to improve skin tone and mild areas of discoloration while beta hydroxy acids are best for oily or acne-prone skin. The best option is to go with dermatologically designed products that are customized just for you.

  1. You’re Using Exfoliators That Cause Dryness, Irritation and/or Peeling

This mistake speaks for itself. If you are using exfoliators that cause dryness or irritation, or make your skin peel, it is time to change the exfoliators you use. Exfoliation products are supposed to help you maintain healthy skin and a smooth and bright complexion, so if you find they are always causing irritation, there is little point in using those items. Instead, find the best exfoliators for your skin type.

  1. You’re Using a Product That Doesn’t Properly Target the Root of Your Problem

If you have something like dry skin, oily skin, or acne, you need to find the right exfoliation products and routine for your specific problem. If you are using a product that does not properly target the root of your problem, you will not be able to solve the issue.

  1. You’re Using Exfoliators and Toners in the Wrong Order

There are better exfoliators to go after your problem areas before focusing on the epidermis. It is always best to exfoliate right after a double cleanse to remove debris from pores and help cell turnover. Then follow up with a toner to help balance your skin’s pH levels. Do not make the mistake of using exfoliators and toners in the wrong order.

  1. You’re Not Leaving Enough Time for the Product to Fully Absorb into Your Skin Before You Work on Your Problem Areas

Exfoliation products take time to become fully absorbed by your skin. So, do not make the mistake of rushing your exfoliation routine. Let the product soak into your skin before you work on your problem areas.

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GAP × WILLA AMAI

GAP PROFILES INDIE POP SINGER-SONGWRITER WILLA AMAI IN FALL 2021 CAMPAIGN WITH VOICE OF INCLUSION AND OPTIMISM

Blows By, Amai’s New Single To Release As A Part Of The Campaign

Seventeen-year-old music phenom, Willa Amai has been tapped as one of the INDIVIDUALS Shine as Gap Amplifies Voices Through Diverse Ensemble of Modern Changemakers Campaign. Gap continues to champion modern American optimism by celebrating INDIVIDUALS who represent the positive impact of being your true self.   Gap’s Fall 2021 adult campaign amplifies the voices of a distinct and diverse cast that better represents all of us.   These individuals transcend race, gender, age, abilities, and talents as catalysts for change, reflecting what’s possible from anyone.

The INDIVIDUALS campaign includes positively energetic culture shapers, ranging from an award-wining Chinese filmmaker to a Black Deaf BASL activist to an aspiring, young astronaut, to an aspiring young astronaut, who define their creativity, self-expression and personal style. inspired by a unique take on the concept of “15 minutes of fame,” the campaign captures the essence of the INDIVIDUALS in just 15 seconds.

The INDIVIDUALS:

  • Willa Amai, 17-year-old mental health advocate and singer-songwriter who is releasing “Blows By,” her new music video filmed during the Gap campaign that breaks today
  • Chloé Zhao, award-winning Chinese director, writer, editor and producer
  • JaShaun St.John, Native actress discovered by Chloé Zhao, amplifying her Lakota tribe
  • Alyssa Carson, 20-year-old space enthusiast,                             educator, aquanaut and aspiring astronaut, pursuing her dream to travel to Mars
  • Angus Cloud, irreverent Irish American actor, staying true to himself
  • Nakia Smith, influencer and BASL activist for the Black Deaf community who advocates for all to be seen and heard
  • The Ebinum Brothers, Victory & Marvel, Nigerian brothers and artistic communicators using the medium of dance to showcase movement as a method to speak about life, ecology and belonging
  • Helena Howard, multiethnic, breakout actress acclaimed for her coming-of-age performances
  • Delfin Finley, dynamic Los Angeles-based visual artist with an activist upbringing
  • Kailand Morris, philanthropist, model, designer and musician, combining influences from all disciplines to forge his unique path

“This dimensional cast of INDIVIDUALS embodies modern American optimism,” says Mary Alderete, global head of Gap marketing. “Gap continues to amplify the voices of changemaking and culture shaping INDIVIDUALS, celebrating who they are and what makes them a true representation of the voices of today. These incredible individuals characterize an optimistic future fueled by creativity, possibility and unity.”

The campaign was concepted by Gap Global Creative Director, Len Peltier, directed by Christian Weber with portraits shot by renowned photographer Mark Seliger – INDIVIDUALS and creative visionaries in their own right. Weber and Seliger have been capturing signature Gap creative for years, spanning from the 1990s to today.

“BLOWS BY,” being the 5th single from Amai’s debut album, I CAN GO TO BED WHENEVER, is the song that is being used in Amai’s 15 second teaser and is the upcoming video that was also shot as an accompanying video from this GAP campaign.   “I am so beyond thrilled and honored to be apart of this GAP campaign.  Advocating for activism and individuality has always been so important to me, and I will forever be indebted to Gap and everyone who worked on this project for allowing me to do that!”

As Amai continues to rise, the industry will undoubtedly notice, and the fans will soak in her honesty. If truth is what her mentor Linda Perry was looking for, well she hit the motherload.

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Seven Powerful Graphic Design Tips

Being a graphic designer is so much more than what meets the eye. It’s about visual communication; it uses typography, images, textures, colors to transmit specific messages to social groups, with specific objectives.

Although every designer is not just a portrait hanging on the wall, is a specialist who has their own style and specialties, there are some principles of design and basic concepts that seem to span across all areas of design.

Accordingly, I asked graphic designers what design principles they follow and what they would share with their peers-designers.

By gathering a variety of different opinions and fundamentals of graphic design, I rounded up ten essential design tips that can help you create a better-looking design in no time.

What things can you do to help refine your skills and prepare for a career in graphic design? Keep reading for insights from professional graphic designers. 

1. Explore different learning methods

There are tons of resources out there for learning the fundamentals of graphic design – beyond books and traditional academic routes. You can learn so much from practicing on your own and checking out case studies from other designers.

Here are a few great resources:

  • Behance –Behance is one of the best sources of inspiration. But you can also learn a lot from the community by sharing and receiving feedback from other designers.
  • Skillshare – Watching tutorials is a smart addition to your learning process. Just remember it’s not all about learning color theories, or font hierarchy — tutorials on how to train your mind to think like a graphic designer and understanding customer’s wants and needs are also key.
  • Networking – Networking is a fantastic way to communicate with people with a common profession and special interest and with potential clients — this is equally important as the work you produce.

2. Look for inspiration outside of your niche

When making up a logo, it makes sense to look at other logos for inspiration, right? It does. But it also makes sense to look for inspiration elsewhere.

For instance, you might look to fashion for texture inspiration or paintings for color palette ideas. Look at the shape of furniture or the way various textures interact with one another for ideas on how to combine elements together effectively.

Looking for inspiration outside of your niche allows you to understand the core principles of what makes a design “good” without the boring conceptions you have about how a design should look.

3. The typography is a king

Typography has a profound impact on the way individuals perceive a product. The right typography creates an enjoyable experience, while a type that’s hard to read or doesn’t match the message of the product can negatively impact. That’s why it’s absolutely worth spending the time and effort to find just the right typographic fit.

If you want to learn how to choose the right fonts for your product, 3 most important considerations:

  1. Don’t overdo the number of fonts
  2. Use contrasting fonts to stand out
  3. Give each letter its personal space

Keep in mind that choosing the right typography for your product projects takes experimentation — expect to try different options until you find the perfect option. That said, the investment’s completely worth it: don’t underestimate the impact that thoughtfully selected type will make on your work.

4. Colors are powerful – especially in graphic design

When it comes to designs, selecting a stunning color palette is no easy feat—and it’s certainly one that any designer or illustrator could spend hours achieving excellence.

Here’s a brief rundown of insights and tricks:

  • Start with a limited color palette. When you’re just starting out, stick to 3 to 4 colors. With a limited color palette, you can see whether the colors work well or make your eyes bleed. Then explore more complex combinations as you go along.
  • Use contrasting colors. When your colors don’t have the right amount of contrast, your customers will not know where or how to look at your illustration. Worse, your audiences’ eyeballs could get strained, especially if your chosen colors all fight for attention. To check if your illustration has the right amount of contrast, add a black-and-white adjustment layer on your illustration. That helps you adjust the brightness and darkness, play around with the colors and see what works.

5. Understand color psychology

This is a well-known fact: color impacts a user’s perception and interaction with your design. Believe it or not, the right color can keep the customers returning, while the wrong one can scare the audience away.

These are the commonly accepted meanings in most of the Western countries for the most common colors (or hues):

  • Red: love, passion, anger, courage
  • Orange: joy, warmth, sunshine, creativity
  • Yellow: happiness, enlightenment, spring
  • Green: freshness, growth, wealth, balance, health, youthfulness.
  • Blue: freedom, imagination, inspiration
  • Purple: spirituality, the subconscious, dignity
  • Black: power, elegance, sophistication
  • White: purity and innocence

It’s worth mentioning that different cultures interpret color meaning differently.

6. Hierarchy

Visual hierarchy is a vital component of good design. If everything on your page looks like it has the same importance, that’s not a good sign. You need to use visual cues to tell people what to pay attention to first, second, third, etc.

Create visual hierarchy through things like size, perspective (that creates an illusion of depth), or color. Typographic hierarchy can be created by using different typefaces, sizes, and font weights.

The point is to give visual importance to some elements over others.

7. Practice, practice, practice

So what is one biggest piece of design advice for newcomers and veteran creatives alike?

No matter the size or scale of the project, or the trajectory of your career: “You’ve got to do the work.”

Practice makes perfect! Take time every week to create designs exceptionally for the practice. Pick a type of design, a brand, or a concept you want to scrutinize, and then make a design or two.

Consider redoing existing designs to see what you might do differently or enhance. This can be an excellent exercise in figuring out why designs work the way they do and exploring your own creativity.

Looking For Some Stunning Mockups?

Looking for some high-quality mockups to make your designs shine? We’ve got you covered.

Head on over to the site for a complete collection of beautiful mockups – for more details check ls.graphics, to find mockups – made for designers, by designers.

Whether it be for a client presentation or to enhance your design portfolio, use these mockups to present your designs in the best possible light.

Wrapping Up

Like everything else, skills take time to hone and sharpen. Trust your gut, go down a rabbit hole of researching things you like, use those things for your design content, and follow these 7 graphic design tips.

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Athletes for CARE Supports Mental Health in Professional Sport

Olympians and Professional Athletes are setting new standards for personal care and well-being to protect their mental health, disrupting intense pressure and expectation

Athletes for CARE (“A4C” or the “Organization”) is a nonprofit organization working since 2017 with current and former athletes to address the long term impact of the mental and physical toll a career in sport takes on athletes. A4C advocates for the removal of stigmas surrounding mental health and personal well-being in sport, as well as for treatment options. A4C applauds and supports the challenging decisions made by Olympic athletes like Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka in the past weeks to protect their mental health and well-being. Their outspoken bravery sets a precedent encouraging others to reinforce that no athlete must suffer alone in silence on, or after leaving, the world stage.

A4C is committed to fostering resilience and support for mental health challenges faced by current and former professional athletes. To further this mission, the organization is proud to announce a collaboration with the Post-Game Players’ Lounge (“PPL” or the “Partner”), a program devoted to supporting retired athletes who are finding themselves, for the first time, in a world that isn’t solely dominated by participation in professional and team sport.

“PPL is excited to collaborate with A4C to help bring the mental health aspect of athletics to the forefront! While traditional sports psychology focuses on athletes’ success on the field, PPL is shifting their focus to helping athletes succeed off the field,” says Dr. Shannon McHugh, PsyD., co-founder of PPL.

“Athletes for CARE is committed to helping athletes find success in life after a career in sport,” said Anna Valent, Executive Director A4C. “We have worked for years on a one-on-one basis to address barriers to success and help athletes find support, opportunity and purpose in life after a career in sport. We are excited to work with the Post-Game Players’ Lounge to bring this program that focuses on mental health at no charge to any athlete from any sport.”

“A4C was there to support me through some dark times after my football career ended.” said Jamie Brown, A4C Athlete Ambassador and NFL Superbowl Champion. “I am excited that A4C and PPL are partnering to create a safe space where you can share anything in a group of people who understand how you are feeling. It helps connect the dots whether you are struggling with finances, or purpose or anything.”

The program, led by former athletes who are now mental health professionals, includes a 16-week program for athletes and will grow to include programs for spouses, partners and families of athletes. Athletes who complete the program will also be invited to participate in a leadership development program to continue their mental health journey. In addition to the weekly program, athletes needing additional support will receive individual care plans that will also be supported through A4C. Many athletes struggle with mental, physical, and financial health during and after a career in sport. It is difficult to navigate how and where to get help, especially when coming from a unique industry and usually without a transition plan or health insurance.

About Athletes for CARE

Athletes for CARE (A4C) is a nonprofit organization launched in 2017 by passionate retired professional athletes who recognized the need to advocate for the health, safety and wellness of more than 2 billion people of all ages who compete annually in sanctioned sports globally. Through that advocacy, we are improving health and wellness options for the billions of people around the world living with mental and physical illnesses including chronic pain, depression, anxiety, PTSD, CTE, TBI, substance abuse and opioid dependency.

About Post-Game Players Lounge

The Players’ Lounge was created with a collaboration between psychologists Dr. Shannon McHugh and Dr. Jesi Sasaki, B.J. Williams, the founder of Can I Be Vulnerable (an organization aimed toward reducing the stigma of mental health for black men and boys), and occupational therapist Dr. Madison Harris, who specializes in helping athletes with their retirement transition. Started as a safe space for former NFL players to come together and talk about their mental health and post-career journey, now turned into a program that all former athletes can access and benefit from as they transition out of their athletic career. PPL provides mental wellness tips and techniques to group members and collaborate with partnering neuropsychologists and occupational therapists to provide relatable information to help athletes develop a playbook for retirement that prioritizes their mental and physical wellness post-sport.

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Talia Goddess – Poster Girl

As a pioneer of Brooklyn youth culture and a multifaceted creative, Tayahna Walcott, professionally known as Talia Goddess, releases her newest self-produced single Poster Girl on all streaming platforms off her forthcoming, debut EP.

Talia Goddess is a nineteen-year-old multi-hyphenate creative: singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, DJ, model, and community leader. Poster Girl is the third single off an EP of the same name to be released in Fall 2021. This track, like the EP, serves as a time-capsule of her teenage/high school years and experiences with love, identity, sexuality, loss, and growth. It is a reflective body of work on where she was mentally, emotionally, and spiritually the songs’ creation span from 2018 to 2020, and it’s also a reflection of her growth as an artist and my journey of finding her sound and avenue. Of the track, she says:

“Poster Girl has been long in the making, written and produced by me, and explores a theme of coming into an identity as a public figure or “Poster Girl” whose exterior is adored and idolized by many but in reality, is only the surface level to who I am.”

Talia Goddess merges her many talents as a self-taught singer-songwriter, rapper, music, producer, DJ, model, creative entrepreneur, and community leader to galvanize the next generation of creatives and push culture forward. Co-signed by the likes of A$AP Ferg, at the forefront of global campaigns with Converse, Tommy Hilfiger, MCM and editorials with Vogue, Refinery29, i-D, the queer vocalist-rapper hybrid seeks to leave her mark in a tangible form, impacting people through the words and rhythms that ultimately mirror how they feel inside, but can’t find the words to adequately express.

Determined to not be confined by the bounds of societal pressures, industry standards, and social conditioning, Talia has cultivated her own identity and seeks to bring various forms of art and expression under one umbrella in an unconventional way. An alchemist of words, an astute leader and cultural innovator, Talia Goddess is determined to help foster a safe and inclusive space for queer, black people such as herself and redefine and challenge the norms and expectations placed upon youth.

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Maine Lobster Week

Maine Lobster Week, the State’s First Weeklong Celebration of Lobster, Invites Diners to Indulge in Maine Lobster Three Course Menus, Lobster Rolls, Lobster Pizza and much more!

Maine’s first week dedicated to all things lobster, Maine Lobster Week (MLW), will be held September 19-25, 2021. Lobster shacks, diners, food trucks and restaurants across the state will prepare Maine lobster in dishes from classic lobster rolls to fine dining multi-course meals. The lobster-licious event is sponsored by the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) to celebrate Maine’s most popular seafood. Maine Lobster Week concludes on September 25, National Lobster Day.

Marianne LaCroix, Executive Director of the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, said, “Maine Lobster Week will give residents and visitors alike a chance to enjoy classic Maine lobster dishes and discover innovative new options while supporting hard-working fishermen and beloved restaurants. The MLMC is thrilled to support the first MLW.”

Lobster dining destinations signed up so far include destinations from Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor with plenty of stops in between:

  • 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport
  • Bar Harbor Lobster Co., Bar Harbor
  • The Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant, Kennebunkport
  • Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room, Portland
  • Corner Room Italian Kitchen and Bar, Portland
  • David’s, Portland
  • DiMillo’s On the Water, Portland
  • Eventide Oyster Co., Portland
  • Evo Kitchen + Bar, Portland
  • Fish Bones Grill, Lewiston
  • Front Room Restaurant and Bar, Portland
  • Grill Room and Bar, Portland
  • Hartstone Inn, Camden
  • Higgins Beach Market, Scarborough
  • Highroller Lobster Co., Portland
  • The Honey Paw, Portland
  • Island Lobster Company, Peaks Island Portland
  • Little Giant, Portland
  • Monte’s Fine Foods, Portland
  • Nonesuch River Brewing, Scarborough
  • Nubb’s Lobster Shack, Cape Neddick
  • Old Port Sea Grill and raw bar, Portland
  • Petite Jacqueline, Portland
  • Pine Point Grill, Scarborough
  • Sea Glass Restaurant, Cape Elizabeth
  • Sebago Brewing Company – multiple locations
  • The Tiller, Cape Neddick
  • Union River Lobster Pot, Ellsworth

Details about the participating venues are on the official website. The three-course prix fixe meals range from $45 to $65 per person; other lobster dishes are priced a la carte.

About Maine Lobster Week
Maine Lobster Week is a statewide celebration of Maine lobster, held September 19-25. Participating locations will serve dishes ranging from the classic Maine lobster roll to fine dining multi-course meals. The event is sponsored by the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative. Maine Lobster Week is additionally supported by the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and Eat Drink Lucky.