Creative

  • The best graphics cards in 2019

    Searching for the best graphics card? We can help. Whether you prefer the grunt power of Nvidia or the driver stability of AMD, in this list we’ve selected the very best graphics cards right now – for all budgets. First, we'll explain a bit about graphics cards and what you need to know before you pick one. Already clued up? Jump straight to our ranking of the best graphics cards 2019.Graphics cards (or GPUs) serve two roles in modern computers. In games, they accelerate 3D visuals with all their under-the-hood hardware power used to determine the frame rate and resolution for those visual effects, whizz-bang explosions and pyrotechnics we’ve come to expect in ...

  • The best budget camera phones in 2019

    Despite the remarkable choice of mobile phones out there (or, indeed, because of the range) it remains a tricky task to balance high quality with a reasonable cost. No phone feature more demonstrates this than a smartphone’s camera. Which is why we’ve written this guide to the best camera phone you can buy on a budget.Even defining 'budget camera phones' is difficult. One person's 'affordable' is another's "how much!?". So although you won't find any iPhone XS or Galaxy Note 9s on this list, you will still find the best budget camera phones from the likes of Apple and Samsung costing up to around $400/£400. If you do have a bit ...

  • Why it's okay your first draft is bad – and how to fix it

    No matter what stage you’re at in your creative career, whether you're a beginner or an art director, there will be times when you’re working on a new project and campaign where you feel like, if you’ll pardon the word, shit. In fact, there’s a cycle to the feeling. First, you feel awesome. You’ve come up with an idea that you’re sure is the best thing ever, one that’s certain to pick up lots of shiny and coveted D&AD pencils. Then the doubt creeps in, you realise that actually your killer idea for a new ad is in fact incredibly tricky to pull off. This doubt then sends you into a spiral where you realise that not only is your id...

  • The best mouse for Mac in 2019

    If you're looking for the best mouse to use with your Mac in 2019, then you've come to the right place. Making sure you have the best mouse for Mac and MacBook computers means you can comfortable use your Apple PC for hours on end in comfort.Many of us use our Macs for creative work, be it video and music editing, or working on digital art, which makes it vitally important that you don't just settle for the mouse that comes with your Mac (or stick with the trackpad of your MacBook).The best mice for Macs will make working on your MacBook much easier and more comfortable, and in this guide we'll list the very best Mac-compatible mice,When picking the best mouse for your Ma...

  • Join the fight for gender equality in design

    According to Creative Equals, only 9.8 per cent of creative leaders are female. But unlike some other industries, design doesn't have a problem attracting women. Approximately 70 per cent of design graduates are female, although only around 40 per cent of working designers are women. This suggests there's a problem within the industry – in retaining, promoting and nurturing female designers.But is this really what's going on? How do such statistics affect those working in the industry? What impact do they have on design thinking, and subsequently, the work created? And perhaps most importantly, what can be done? We spoke to a range of creatives to get under the skin of ...