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bortonia
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Posted Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:40AM
Here's another one. We need more beards!!! We've got a lot of Santas, but not a lot of normal men doing day-to-day things while sporting facial hair.
bortonia
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Posted Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:49AM
We are very low on illustrations showing employment in the service industry (aka the service sector, or tertiary sector). Some examples of service industries include hospitality, banking, tourism, telecommunications, waste disposal, public health, retail, real estate, and so on. Here's a great list of jobs to explore, and we're looking for everything from employees, workplaces, daily tasks and employment issues.
bortonia
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Posted Wed Dec 4, 2013 9:45AM
We have a new Creative Brief available: The Holiday Season. Despite being an annual event, the keyword “Christmas” features in the top 10 most searched keywords for the whole year. Every year our customers are looking for fresh holiday content. We are already in the holiday season so think about images that you could capture as you enjoy the festive break!
bortonia
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Posted Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:23PM
Check out our article on Top Visual Design Trends for 2014. There's lots of good ideas here including:

- Diverse women
- Hands on dads
- Beards
- Man as machine
- Multi-racial characters
- Witches over vampires
- Handcrafted illustrations
- Creative Collaboration
bortonia
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Posted Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:49AM
I discovered another underrepresented area today. It's a sad topic but one that could be useful for clients: Funerals and mourning.
dumayne
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Posted Fri Feb 7, 2014 4:25AM
My word! That list there could be years worth of drawings - good work, thanks.
bortonia
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Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:38PM
I had another search with few results today, for 'tumbleweeds'. Could be a good opportunity to fill a niche! I'm not sure how well the word 'tumbleweed' translates so here's a link to the description on Wikipedia.
bortonia
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Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:43PM
I found a good list of 2014 Food Trends that might be useful, as well as Diet Trends for those who are looking to put a healthy spin on things.
bortonia
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Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:45PM
Pantone® has released their 2014 Color Of The Year: Radiant Orchid. We've put together a lightbox of inspiration that you can see here.
bortonia
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Posted Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:04PM
Here is another topic we're looking for: Health & Fitness Trends

Health and fitness are topics that are continually changing. Stay up to date with health trends represented in your portfolio. Some recent trends include:

- Paleo diet
- Crossfit
- Fitness apps for your phone/tablet
- Specialized personal training
- Health and wellness for Seniors
- Obstacle course racing
- Fitness for children
- Zumba
- Pilates
- High intensity interval training
- Body weight training
- Yoga: hot classes, aquatic, aerial, etc
- Obesity prevention
- Outdoor workouts
- Wellness coaching
- Fitness boot camps
- Workplace health programs
- Core training
- Online training
- Small group classes
- Mind/body fitness
- Ballet barre workouts
- Wearable technology (podometers, GPS, workout video games, virtual reality training, high tech fitness equipment, etc)
- Rock climbing
- Cycling
- Barefoot running
bortonia
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Posted Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:28PM
It's always a good idea to tackle holiday subjects several months in advance. This is because most designers need time to create their work, get client approval, then send it out to print (or prep it for the web). Here's a handy link to 2014 holidays and observances so you can choose what you'd like to illustrate next
bortonia
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Posted Wed May 21, 2014 3:47PM
While this thread mostly covers needed subjects, it's also important to pay attention to what's trending in illustration styles. So we've put together a quick look at what's trending for illustrations in 2014.

Click here to read the article!

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(Edited on 2014-11-13 10:36:53 by bortonia)
bortonia
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Posted Mon Jun 2, 2014 2:34PM

Here is another to add to our list of needed files: Business Concepts.


They always sell extremely well and yet we really don't have very many of them. As illustrators we don't need to go through the hassle of hiring models and we're able to visually depict all kinds of business sayings and ideas in a non-literal way.


Here are a couple of lists of topics and concepts to get you started


List of businesses


International Trade topics


List of production topics


Business clichés


Common business phrases


Common business idioms
bortonia
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Posted Fri Jun 6, 2014 11:36AM

Here are a couple of technology related items that have been in the news a lot lately. It's probably a good time to start illustrating these


- Self driving cars


- Smart watches


- Drone technology
bortonia
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Posted Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:00AM

EHStock posted some good suggestions for autumn themes to explore in the Discussion Forum. I thought these would be good topics for illustrators to explore:


Posted By EHStock: "I started this thread to stimulate some new ideas and look at underserved categories.


The Fall Sales Events are starting to show up in the circulars, so now is the time to start uploading... or preparing to upload the images you shot last Fall and Winter. And, to come up with some relevant new material.


CLOTHING is a big category that's hard to get a handle on. I have a few shots of a winter coat that are starting to sell. Holy smokes, I've got the top slot (WINTER COAT) with a 2005 lighting test of me in a yellow ski jacket. That should not be. WINTER CLOTHING is underserved despite 29k results. Lifestyle shots of real people in nicely art directed wardrobe are lacking. There's some good stuff, but tight, catalog shots don't have much room for type.


Those coats need to be dry cleaned. DRY CLEANING is underserved.


Gray skies lead to SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER... much like the summer slowdown."
diane555
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Posted Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:22PM

That's a good one! Ill add it to the lightbox. You may want to post it in our pimping thread too


http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=356292&page=4
bortonia
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Posted Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:22PM
The news has been abuzz lately with a whole pile of topics we don’t have a lot of. Just off the top of my head, here are some ideas:

- Infectious diseases/disease control (Ebola, etc)
- Mental health and depression
- Drone technology
- War and conflict
- Extreme weather/Natural disasters
- Gun control
- Internet security
- Politica activism/Protests
- Air travel safety
bortonia
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Posted Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:16PM
Hi all! We're starting to hit the time of year where 2015 predictions come out. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for good illustration concepts but here are a few I've spotted lately for travel, fitness and food trends. Click on the title links to visit the full articles, there are lots more ideas listed!:

2015 Fitness Trends Forecast
- High intensity interval training
- Recovery
- Telemetry and wearable technology
- Online workouts
- Shorter workouts
- Fitness for children

Top Travel Trends for 2015
- Peer to peer accommodations (think AirBnB)
- Wearable technology
- Cycling tourism
- Social media sharing
- Africa, India and the Middle East as destinations

Cutting-edge Food Trends for 2015
- Asian flavors
- Matcha (green tea)
- Edible marijuana
- Hop-free beers
- Charcoal cooking
- Local grains
- Coconut sugar
- High quality kosher cuisine
- Crowd sourced cuisine
- Less-than-perfect produce

Restaurant Trends for 2015
- Food selfies
- Smaller portions
- Signature beverages
- DIY health
- Local ingredients

(Edited on 2014-11-04 15:16:45 by bortonia)
bortonia
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Posted Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:36AM
Here's a good one, posted by chipsticks today on the iStock FB page:

Okay we have a need that I am hoping you guys will put your best skills to.
We have had a number of credit card companies come to us saying they need images of people using CONTACTLESS PAYMENT in coffee shops, boutiques etc. They would prefer UK and Europe but there is also a need for North America too. Please think about it if you are out and about guys!
Thank you kindly


If you're not sure what contactless payment is here's a link to the Wikipedia page.
bortonia
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Posted Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:06PM
Here are a couple more recent topics that would make great illustrations:

- Movember
- Space technology
- Self driving vehicles
- Online password security
- Terrorism recruitment
- Rape culture/gender equality
- Climate change
- For-profit institutions (such as schools, prisons, etc)
- Peaceful protests
- Electronic cigarettes
- Drone technology
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