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  1. Opinionpiece_stacie-woolsey_optimized Opinion Studying a master's felt like a party Stacie Woolsey wasn't invited to, so she made her own
  2. 724x4744 Opinion The Creative Graveyard: What happens to projects after they get cut?
  3. Opinionpiece_bob-bicknell-knight Digital A beginner’s guide to the world of digital art
  4. Benlongden-graphicdesignismental-opinion-itsnicethat-list World Mental Health Day Graphic Design is Mental: Tips for looking after your state of mind as a designer
  5. Daniel_johnston_photo_by_helen_ralli_hart_club_neurodiversity_arts_illustration_itsnicethat Opinion A tribute to Daniel Johnston, whose illustrations and music spoke “universal truths with pin sharp clarity”
  6. Nicky-kemp-design-bias-inclusive-creativity-opinion-itsnicethat-01 Opinion Design bias renders huge swathes of the population invisible, says Nicky Kemp
  7. Unite-placard-ukscn-i-love-you-play-nice-will_knight_george_bond_fridays_for_future-noga_levy-rapoport_graphic-design-itsnicethat_list Opinion Why UKSCN didn’t boycott Designs of the Year
  8. Palomastrelitz_assemble_creative_education_opinion_itsnicethat Opinion Assemble’s Paloma Strelitz makes a case for mainstream creative education
  9. Almaz-ohene-knifefree-campaign-opinion-itsnicethat-list Advertising How the Home Office should have approached its careless #KnifeFree campaign
  10. Tove-jansson-at-dulwich-picture-gallery-moomin-illustration-itsnicethat-list Opinion The UK’s favourite ever artist: the female reboot
  11. Its-nice-that-naresh-ramchandani-climate-change_list-img_724x474 Response and Responsibility The climate crisis is daunting, but as a creative professional, there’s much you can do
  12. Opinion-future-of-books-unit-editions-publication-itsnicethat-01 Opinion They said books were dead, they were wrong: Adrian Shaughnessy on a decade of Unit Editions
  13. Opinion-ai-bias-chatbots-feminist-internet-digital-itsnicethat-01 Opinion How a feminist approach to design is the key to tackling bias in AI
  14. Pali-templo-sackler-trust-opinion-piece-itsnicethat-01 Opinion Making money and staying ethical: Idealistic dream or achievable ambition?
  15. Carlyayers-hawraf-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design How and when do you shut down your studio? Carly Ayres on the decision to close HAWRAF
  16. Art-therapy-opinion-world-mental-health-day-101018 World Mental Health Day Opinion: Art therapy gives patients a voice when there are no words
  17. Opinion-painting-is-not-dead-art-itsnicethat-01 Opinion Don't believe the hype: painting isn't dead
  18. 11-pixeltoplace-opinion-list Opinion What threat does technology pose to the creative industry? Four design leaders share their thoughts
  19. When-does-a-film-become-art-opinion-itsnicethat-01 Opinion When does a film become a work of art? When it's silent
  20. Payinterns-living-wage-opinion-itsnicethat-02 Opinion The creative behind Payinterns wants to empower you to get the wage you deserve
  21. Futurice-sustainable-itsnicethat-4 Opinion Designers, stop designing for yesterday's planet
  22. Thinkpiece-image-list Opinion Arts cuts are bad for our health – what are we going to do about it?
  23. List Opinion Is design still a (cis)man's world?
  24. Cast_designers-and-charities-opinion_itsnicethat Opinion The designer’s guide to working with charities
  25. Netflix-sans-typeface-dalton-maag-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Opinion Custom Typefaces: are they worth the hype?
  26. Image_2 Opinion The gender pay gap in the creative industry is "all but invisible from the debate"
  27. Bemorepirate-publication-itsnicethat-list Opinion Be More Pirate: Sam Conniff Allende on how, by breaking rules, we can rebuild the creative landscape
  28. Claire-matthews-itsnicethat-list Opinion Environmental Activism: Why We Need To Shake Up the Visual
  29. Falmouth-university-opinion-itsnicethat-list Opinion What's the point of an MA in design anyway?
  30. Craig-oldham_oh-sh-t-what-now_laurence-king_publication_itsnicethat Opinion Craig Oldham dishes out brutally honest advice to new graphic designers
  31. Alex-bertulis-fernandes_dial-down-the-feminism_opinion-advertising-art-itsnicethat-list Opinion "Dial down the feminism" creator Alex Bertulis-Fernandes on the aftermath of going viral
  32. Sxsw-futuretrendsreport-opinion-digital-itsnicethat Opinion SXSW future trends report: the end of seasons and smartphones
  33. Hidden-women-of-design-event-lorna-allan-itsnicethat Opinion How we can encourage the Hidden Women of Design into the spotlight
  34. Harrys_man-like-you_advertising_opinion_itsnicethat-list Opinion “It’s time for advertising to catch up with society”: Luke Crisell on harmful macho stereotypes
  35. Smorgasbord-wihayo-soju-dylan-griffith-alcohol-packaging-graphic-design-itsnicethat-illustration-for-brand-film-list Opinion Looking east: how Smörgåsbord designed a soju brand to work in Europe and Asia alike
  36. Pregnant_in_the_creative_industry_opinion_international_womens_day_itsnicethat2 International Women's Day What I learned, and worried about, as a pregnant woman in the creative industry
  37. List International Women's Day “We need everyone to wake up.” Google’s Tea Uglow on intersectionality in the creative industries
  38. List International Women's Day Girls On Top: Grey London's joint-CCO Caroline Pay talks female leadership in ad land
  39. Illuminatrix-film-itsnicethat-list International Women's Day Why visibility and representation matter: Vanessa Whyte on co-founding a platform for female cinematographers
  40. The_value_of_rebrands_itsnicethat Opinion NB Studio’s Nick Finney reacts to media criticism on the cost of rebrands
  41. She_says_list_img Design Indaba Why Design Thinking is bullshit
  42. Volkswagen-superbowl-2011-ad-star-wars-itsnicethat Opinion How three classic Super Bowl ads measured up in the eyes of a neuroscientist
  43. Portfolio-opinion Opinion Practical portfolio advice, from choosing a specialism to solving real problems
  44. List-stefan-cooke-by-estelle-hanania-and-gary-david-moore-2 Opinion "Fresh talent has become a commodity": 1 Granary's editor-in-chief Olya Kuryshchuk
  45. Innovateher-uniform-girls-in-tech-graphic-design-opinion-itsnicethat Opinion InnovateHer is taking on the "girls don't do tech" cliche
  46. Protest_imagery_nadia_hernandez_list Review of the Year 2017 2017: the year that protest became a trend?
  47. Bethan-laura-wood-rainbow-vases-dyslexic-design-itsnicethat-list Opinion Why dyslexia makes you a great designer
  48. Harry_hitchens_breakthrough_film_its_nice_that_li Opinion "Success often seems to correlate with persistence" – Harry Hitchens explores How to Breakthrough
  49. Greatwomenartists-art-itsnicethat-list Opinion How has Instagram enabled female artists globally to thrive?
  50. Imminent-diorama-itsnicethat-list Opinion Sam Bompas tells us why London's views should be protected
  51. Side_passion_projects_career-ladder-opinion-itsnicethat-list Opinion Why choose the career ladder when there’s a climbing frame?
  52. Millennial_pink_danielle_pender_cecile_gariepy_list Opinion Why Millennial Pink can do one
  53. Michael-beirut-now-you-see-it-publication-itsnicethat-list Opinion Michael Bierut: 13 ways of looking at a typeface
  54. Studio-output-a-positive-platform-social-media-mental-health-opinion-itsnicethat Opinion Social networks are bad for your mental health, so how can design help?
  55. Bloodnormal-amv-bbdo-libresse-bodyform-itsnicethat-list Opinion (Period) blood, sweat and tears: the fight to break an advertising taboo
  56. Brands_list Opinion How can we connect young, diverse talent with the agencies who crave it?
  57. Blag-01-list Opinion Blagging: dark art or essential creative skill?
  58. Gender-packaging-list-img Opinion Gender-less or Gender-more? Addressing gender in product branding
  59. List Opinion Why is the UK creative industry still missing the most promising young people?
  60. Coloro-jane-monnington-boddy-wgsn-colour-opinion-itsnicethat Opinion WGSN’s colour director on the evolution of how humans perceive and define colour
  61. Art_school_drop_off_itsnicethat Opinion The art school application drop-off: why we’ve only got ourselves to blame
  62. Amuseum-1-stack-magazines-publication-itsnicethat-list Opinion Inventive independent magazines with hidden surprises, revealed by Stack
  63. White-skittles-for-pride-itsnicethat Opinion “Diversity is more than a rainbow coloured logo” – discussing brands’ approach to Pride
  64. Cannes-lions-logo-itsnicethat Opinion Feeding the Cannes Lions: are industry awards worth it?
  65. Migrantjournal-wiredcapital-publication-itsnicethat-list Opinion Offshore Studio on their publication re-appropriating the word “migrant”
  66. Natalie-oxford-seetal-solanki-itsnicethatlist Opinion Why materials matter: Seetal Solanki on the Grenfell Tower tragedy
  67. Women-who-otegha-uwagba-itsnicethat-list Opinion Women Who founder and self-publisher Otegha Uwagba on work, creativity, and making your ideas happen
  68. Shaz_madaniint Opinion How will the outcome of the general election affect the creative industries?
  69. Sheila-levrant-de-bretteville-eyebolt-women-in-design_list Opinion Sheila Levrant de Bretteville on designing for community, and strength in numbers
  70. Red-hat_itsnicethat_nefertiti-3d Opinion From creative AI to open-source sculpture: how tech is changing art
  71. Vr-list-optimised Opinion Fake worlds: the future of visual effects
  72. Supermundane-anti-tory-posters-list Opinion Supermundane: political posters have the power to reach beyond our bubble
  73. Mc-3list Opinion Mirror mirror: Superimpose Studio on the problem of mimicry in the creative industry
  74. Int_unbranding_opinion_list Opinion Throwing out the brand book: the power of unbranding
  75. Alan_kitching_john_l_walters_a_life_in_letterpress_itsnicethatlist-5-dazed-_-confused_-cover-for-%e2%80%98the-word-issue%e2%80%99_-2000 Opinion John L. Walters selects and dissects five objects from Alan Kitching's archive
  76. Opinion_1 Opinion “I love the work I get to make. But I wish it didn’t seem so kooky”: Google Creative Lab’s CD Tea Uglow on the friction between culture and digital tech
  77. Girl-on-girl-list-jaimiewarren_lasagnadelrey Opinion Girl on Girl: the female photographers pioneering the new female gaze
  78. Solo-uniform-ai-radio_itsnicethat Opinion Tech is transforming the music industry, but for better or worse?
  79. Opinion_wheel_list-v2 Opinion Design undefined: education for advertising is broader than ever, argues Alex Sudheim
  80. Makingforchangelist International Women's Day Head of London College of Fashion, Frances Corner OBE tells us why fashion can be political