Breathing Life Into Your Design Projects With Visme

By: Neil Tortorella on Sep 22nd 2014
Breathing Life Into Your Design Projects With Visme

Easy. Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself taken several years ago? Odds are, you thought, “Oh geez. Look at my hair and clothes. What was I thinking?” When we look back at our Web work it’s a similar scenario. Animated gifs doing goofy things and other strangeness. Then, along came Flash. Whoa. Flash opened the doors to the additional dimensions of movement, time and sound. Motion designers, such as the late, great Hillman Curtis , showed... CONTINUE READING

“The Poster Has Outlived Its Own History” – Graphic Advocacy at the Art Director’s Club

By: Evan Johnston on Sep 18th 2014
“The Poster Has Outlived Its Own History” - Graphic Advocacy at the Art Director’s Club

Professor Elizabeth Resnick was one of the AIGA members who contributed artwork. Twelve years later, Resnick put together a collection of political posters from our digital age: posters created not by ad agencies or even nonprofits, but by individuals. I viewed highlights from Resnick’s collection at the Art Director’s Club in New York City. At the opening of Graphic Advocacy, Professor Resnick, along with noted art director and author Steve Heller, and graphic design legend Milton Glaser, best known... CONTINUE READING

Best Online Design Degree Programs

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Sep 9th 2014
Best Online Design Degree Programs

However, many students find it hard to attend university due to several obstacles such as the cost, location and time flexibility. With technology and internet available to almost everyone, providing online degrees has become available with many universities giving students a chance to attend courses from anywhere around the globe. Over the past few years the online or the distance learning education system has become very popular. Online degrees are gaining more credibility than ever before especially after top... CONTINUE READING

Australian Agency Loud&Clear Devise A Stunning Learning Experience For Telstra Employees

By: Julia Wild on Aug 22nd 2014
Australian Agency Loud&Clear Devise A Stunning Learning Experience For Telstra Employees

With regards to web applications the agency explain “Our web applications are forward thinking, user-centered and embrace every pixel, every megabyte, every device that the web has to offer”. The goal of this particular project “Telstra Accelerate” was to create an online learning solution for Telstra’s sales team. However, they wanted to create something different, something that made the learning experience sophisticated and stunning. Loud&Clear explain that “with over 750 pages of power points, PDFs, tables and graphs, Loud&Clear’s... CONTINUE READING

Studio H-57 Create Stunning, Sophisticated Package Design For Italian Beauty Brand “Les Indiennes”

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Aug 21st 2014
Studio H-57 Create Stunning, Sophisticated Package Design For Italian Beauty Brand "Les Indiennes"

The range consists of recycled glass bottles and bold typography emblazoned across all packaging. As Sabrina Messineo, founder of Les Indiennes’ explains, “research undertaken for typography and label style included ideas retrieved from old books and trips to small Italian villages observing old shops and signs.” We spoke to Matteo Civaschi, Executive Creative Director and Senior Designer at H-57, finding out more about this vibrant branding collaboration… What was the brief for your design work with Les Indiennes? It... CONTINUE READING

7 Very Unique And Creative Business Cards

By: Julia Wild on Aug 20th 2014
7 Very Unique And Creative Business Cards

A good and creative business card can most definitely make all the difference in the first impression that you have on someone. So here are a few business cards that stand out from the crowd: 1. Business Cards For A Make-up Artist Lesha Limonov explains the challenge which was to “Come up with an artistic business card that looks like nothing else and allows to create new images within given concept”. And the solution? “We created a business card... CONTINUE READING

Back Bone Branding Design Take-Away Cups That Allow You To Change Facial Expression Of Cup Personage

By: Julia Wild on Aug 19th 2014
Back Bone Branding Design Take-Away Cups That Allow You To Change Facial Expression Of Cup Personage

Whatever mood you are in whether you are feeling tired or happy Backbone Branding have very cleverly created these cups so you can actually interact with your cup and they have made them so that people can re-use them again and again. The design firm created a whole new identity for Gawatt coffee. They explain that they they were briefed to create the “Identity of a take-out coffee-shop in steampunk style”. They go on outline the solution to this... CONTINUE READING

Creativity: Where Does It Come From & 7 Ways to Get More Of It

By: Neil Tortorella on Aug 18th 2014
Creativity: Where Does It Come From & 7 Ways to Get More Of It

Whatever the medium, it’s blank as blank can be. You’re idea-less. For a graphic designer, finding yourself creatively challenged is akin to stepping into the void, lost and floating aimlessly in a dark netherworld. You need a spark. A jumpstart. Something. Anything. But first, where the heck does creativity come from? Is it inherent – a talent and ability within a person from birth? Or is it a learned ability? That question has raised more than a few opinions... CONTINUE READING

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