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Matt Cannon is a Freelance Graphic Designer & Creative Director living in Brooklyn, NY. He was born with a computer mouse in hand and hasn’t put it down since. He has over 10 years of experience designing strong, effective corporate brand identity and specializes in website composites, logos, print and brainstorming and designing user interfaces for web and mobile environments. Check out his portfolio and read more of his articles here.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Vice President of Design & Engineering at TiVo, Margret Schmidt on behalf of GraphicDesign.com. She is currently the chief design officer for TiVo’s DVR, TV, PC/Mac, Web, and mobile experiences and has been with TiVo since 2001. With notables such as a Prime Time Emmy award under her belt for Outstanding Achievement In Enhanced Or Interactive Television and a Patent for Customizing DVR Functonality, Margret knows her stuff! Her insights reflect the... CONTINUE READING
In 2009, Kraft Foods Group, Inc. introduced a mark that baffled consumers and advertising enthusiasts everywhere. The iconic red shape with the blue Kraft inside had become an American icon and for a company that has been around 109 years it didn’t seem likely for a brand overhaul. The mark had thin typography in two different strokes and the fonts were lost. The tagline was written below it in a contrasting font. The red “swoosh” and flamboyant “firework” icon... CONTINUE READING
The PGA Championship was born in the mind of department store owner Rodman Wanamaker, who saw the merchandising possibilities in a professional golfers’ organization. Wanamaker invited some prominent golfers and other leading industry representatives to a luncheon at the Taplow Club in New York City. On Jan. 17, 1916, a group of 35 individuals, including the legendary Walter Hagen, convened for an exploratory meeting, which resulted in the formation of The PGA of America. Source: PGA.com Recently, The PGA... CONTINUE READING
One of the original Web 2.0 apps Campaign Monitor, has rebranded their look with a fresh new broad redesign. The company felt that the website and overall brand looked too serious and corporate for what the team felt they had become. They are a small and friendly team of passionate designers and developers and wanted their look to reflect that. The result of their recent effort is a refreshing, welcoming new design for the company that should last them... CONTINUE READING
Trendsetting is not an easy task in marketing. These Top 5 Design Agencies lead the market with extremely strong portfolios of past work, as well as proving inspiration for what’s to come. It’s humbling to see how these organizations began their ventures while they are now globally effecting and bending corporate culture. 5. Teehan + Lax Geoff Teehan began his career in digital media in 1995, working as a designer for an Internet start-up. In 1999 he joined Modem... CONTINUE READING
Omnitrans is governed by a 20-member board representing the 15 cities served by Omnitrans and San Bernardino County. The organization is a public transit agency that carries over 16 Million Riders per year. Omnitrans currently operates 27 fixed routes as well as OmniLink, a general public dial-a-ride service, and Access, a paratransit service for the disabled. Established in 1976 through a joint powers agreement, Omnitrans carries approximately 15 million passengers each year throughout its 480-square mile service area, covering... CONTINUE READING
Of course content is important, but Design is king. Get the experience and usability part wrong and you have a website disaster. Many of these errors are found in smaller business and start-up websites but also in some major designs. Here’s a look at the Top 5 Web Design Mistakes. 5. No Help or Support There’s nothing worse than leaving your customer stranded. It can be extremely frustrating for a user when they have concerns but are fishing to... CONTINUE READING
Striving too far from the original design and concepts was the top choice for corporate rebrand failure according to our readers in the recent poll article “Top 10 Worst Corporate Rebrands“. In addition, voters overwhelmingly named MasterCard Worldwide the worst corporate rebrand of all-time. MasterCard Worldwide received 32% of the vote, which was nearly double the percentage of the next closest finisher. NBC Universal was named the second worst corporate rebrand ever and received 18% of the vote, which... CONTINUE READING
Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. As of the second quarter of 2012, through its global footprint primarily made up of locally-owned and operated franchises, Domino’s operated a network of 9,924 franchised and Company-owned stores in the United States and over 70 international markets. In May 2011, Pizza Today named Domino’s its “Chain of the Year” for the second straight year – making the company a three-time overall winner, and the first... CONTINUE READING
It’s debatable how much a logo should cost, but it’s no question that it’s tough to put a value on a brand no matter the price. Sure there are options for every budget and style but when you are sitting on top of the corporate world no budget is too high. According to JustCreative, “Logo design in today’s world is totally under rated. People do not understand how important a good logo is and how valuable it is to... CONTINUE READING