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Jo Gifford is a designer, writer, blogger and founder of Cherry Sorbet Creative. Working primarily in the beauty, fashion and lifestyle industries her work spans graphic design for print and web, social media management and training, copywriting and editorial for on and offline publications. You will find her blogging as Dexterous Diva, on Twitter both as Dexterous Diva and Cherry Sorbet, and on Linked In.

Jo has authored 79 posts. Website: http://www.cherrysorbet.co.uk/
All 79 articles submitted by Jo Gifford:

Interactive App by Pop Leaf for A Clockwork Orange

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 21st 2013
Interactive App by Pop Leaf for A Clockwork Orange

The infamous classic novel by Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange, has been created into an interactive app by Random House in conjunction with Cambridge based developers Pop Leaf. The app is exquisitely executed and designed, and is enriched with archived materials and various media to make re-visiting this classic novel an engaging, exciting experience. The app is an entire reading experience, and encompasses archived imagery, videos, text and behind the scenes information in a beautifully designed interface. Literature lovers... CONTINUE READING

Losttime Creative: Interview with Illustrator and Designer Dan Robinson Miller

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 15th 2013
Losttime Creative: Interview with Illustrator and Designer Dan Robinson Miller

Dan Robinson Miller is the man behind Losttime Design. He is an incredibly talented graphic designer with an expert eye for layout, color and balance. Away from the day job he is equally super savvy with creating amazing illustrations in Illustrator too; a really gifted guy. I have had the pleasure of working with Dan on some Cherry Sorbet projects as one of my team, and his versatility and creative eye always impresses me. We actually met via Twitter... CONTINUE READING

Firebelly Design’s Camp and You are Beautiful U Project

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 5th 2013
Firebelly Design’s Camp and You are Beautiful U Project

Firebelly Design have quite an incredible mixture of projects and approaches. As a designer trained across the disciplines of textiles, art and illustration I was drawn in by the cross-media installation project of the “You are Beautiful U” work. Firebelly are an agency specialiZing in socially responsible design, and are “committed to cultivating connections between human beings and ideas, inspiring conscious thought and action”. Firebelly Design make the bold step each Summer to shut the studio doors and work... CONTINUE READING

An Interview with Filiz Sahin

By: Jo Gifford on Jan 19th 2013
An Interview with Filiz Sahin

Filiz Sahin is an interactive designer and illustrator based in New York. She works as a senior designer at RepEquity, and spans disciplines including art direction, design, website design, storyboard design, illustration and custom typography. Her diverse client list includes Unicef, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Estée Lauder Companies, MTV, CBS Sport TV Network and SportsIllustrated. Her typographic creations caught my eye when browsing Behance, and led me to look closer at Filiz’s work. The typography designs really capture something... CONTINUE READING

Swansea Metropolitan University Hosts Images 36 & ‘Spatialising Images’ Symposium

By: Jo Gifford on Dec 24th 2012
Swansea Metropolitan University Hosts Images 36 & ‘Spatialising Images’ Symposium

Swansea Metropolitan University is hosting the AOI Images 36 Best of Illustration Exhibition next January as part of the Images 36 tour. The exhibition coincides with the second Varoomlab symposium, entitled “Spatialising Illustration” which also takes place on the campus. The AOI Images 36 Best of British Illustration Exhibition is hosted by the Swansea Metropolitan General Illustration BA (Hons) and will run for six weeks from 11th January to 14th February 2013. “Images” is the flagship programme for the... CONTINUE READING

Fade Street Social: Award Winning Illustrator & Designer Steve Simpson Talks About his Latest Project

By: Jo Gifford on Dec 18th 2012
Fade Street Social: Award Winning Illustrator & Designer Steve Simpson Talks About his Latest Project

Meet freelance designer and illustrator Steve Simpson. Originally from Manchester and now based in Ireland, Steve works on packaging design, children’s books and illustration projects and has won several awards for his work. Accolades include winning Best of British Illustration Awards, gold and silver medals at the AOI Images, and a range of international awards also grace his walls and CV. Steve has regularly exhibited work in London and across the Atlantic in LA and New York, and recently... CONTINUE READING

Design By Humans T-Shirt Competition and Tournament Sponsered by Wacom

By: Jo Gifford on Aug 21st 2012
Design By Humans T-Shirt Competition and Tournament Sponsered by Wacom

T-shirt website and community Design By Humans are hosting a competition alongside graphic design tablet company Wacom. Design by humans are “an ongoing t-shirt design competition and community where artists and t-shirt lovers can create, buy, and talk about art and t-shirts.” The website sells and promotes unique and creative t-shirt designs, and acts as an online community with a passion for designing and celebrating the graphic t-shirt art. A daily new design is chosen from the variety of... CONTINUE READING

Adidas Runs the Largest Newspaper Advertising Deal of the 2012 Olympic Games

By: Jo Gifford on Aug 17th 2012
Adidas Runs the Largest Newspaper Advertising Deal of the 2012 Olympic Games

During the London 2012 Olympics, sports brand Adidas has been working with UK free paper Metro. The partnership consisted of creating cover wraps for each day of the Games, featuring portraits of the Team GB athletes by a selection of artists and illustrators in a different artistic style. The project was conceived by ad agency Sid Lee, one of the top five performing agencies in 2011 according to Forbes. The campaign ran for the 17 days of the Games,... CONTINUE READING

Type Worship is Now the Official Blog of 8 Faces Magazine

By: Jo Gifford on Aug 16th 2012
Type Worship is Now the Official Blog of 8 Faces Magazine

Type Worship is now the official blog of 8 Faces magazine, and will be sharing exclusive content from the acclaimed typography biannual by Elliot Jay Stocks. 8 Faces is a magazine dedicated to showcasing beautiful typography. Each copy is printed on heavy stock with a foil-blocked cover, and with only 2000 pressed of each biannual issue they become a true collector’s item. According to the creators, 8 Faces is “more at home on your bookshelf than in your magazine... CONTINUE READING

Wix Lounge – Coworking Space for Creatives in New York

By: Jo Gifford on Aug 9th 2012
Wix Lounge - Coworking Space for Creatives in New York

Wix Lounge is a co-working space in New York. Close to Union Square at 10 W 18th St, the Wix Lounge is a completely free working and event space for creative professionals to drop in, work and make use of the free wireless access, coffee and printing facilities. The lounge has been open since 2012 and is run by Wix.com, a free publishing platform which provides user-friendly tools for building easy-to-make desktop, mobile, and Facebook websites without coding skills.... CONTINUE READING

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