Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch is a freelance graphic designer and owner of NSG Design, based in Hoboken, New Jersey. She has over ten years of experience in design working on projects ranging from UX, mobile app and site design to print advertising and promotion. Her portfolio can be viewed online here.
I was fortunate to view the exhibit created by Pentagram partner Abbott Miller and curated and produced by Monotype as part of private tour led by Dan Rhatigan, type director at Monotype. Browsing the collection while waiting for Rhatigan to finish the tour before ours, it was clear how much thought and planning had gone into the design of the exhibit, as well as its actual curating. A pattern made from periods of over 1,000 different typefaces decorated the... CONTINUE READING
Additionally, collaborative and community aspects of Creative Cloud, such as integration with Behance have evolved into a more robust “persistent creative profile” that allows users to access and manage files, fonts, colors and community from anywhere, across devices. Citing results from The New Creatives Report (issued June 16), Scott Morris, Senior Marketing Director, Creative Cloud, explained how the new updates directly responded to “factors impacting the way creatives work today”—the rapid pace of change, the explosion of mobile and... CONTINUE READING
Distilling five days packed with graphic design advice, inspiration, tools and techniques is a tall order, especially when there were so many noteworthy moments. So, rather than give you a play-by-play here (in no particular order) are some of my HOW Design Live 2014 highlights. Known for her book Designing Brand Identity, Alina Wheeler’s talk “Ready. Set. Reinvent!” was enough to motivate anyone considering a brand reboot. Wheeler shared past and present day stories of famous (and not so... CONTINUE READING
Today we follow up with part two, an interview with Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing Mentor and the HOW Creative Freelance Business Conference (CFBC) which focuses on helping freelance creatives navigate challenges and meet real business goals. Q: I notice that the Creative Freelancer Conference has undergone a slight name change. Could you speak a little bit about what’s behind it? Ilise Benun: We simply added the word “Business” to clarify what is to me the main difference between... CONTINUE READING
The HOW Design Live 2014 kick off next Monday, in Boston brings an amazing, interdisciplinary speaker line up, including creative heavy–hitters Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister and Maria Popova. But what also caught our attention were the changes in the Creative Freelancer Conference (now the Creative Freelancer Business Conference) founded by Marketing Mentor’s Ilise Benun and the newly added HOW Leadership Conference presented in partnership with Sterling Brands’ Debbie Millman. The changes speak to the ways that boundaries... CONTINUE READING
The three-month, global competition is designed with the goal of encouraging developers to create consumer and business mobile apps using Watson’s powerful “cognitive technology” which allows for more human-like processing of information. Readers may recall Watson’s capabilities on display when it beat Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings two years ago. As Mike Rhodin, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson Group, stated in a press release: “The power of Watson in the palm of your hand is a game-changing proposition, so we’re... CONTINUE READING
The four-day event hosted by Adobe and Shapeways followed closely on the heels of Adobe’s announcement of 3D printing capabilities being introduced in Photoshop ® Creative Cloud , and served to showcase the breadth of 3D printing applications as well as underscore the potential creative and investment opportunities of 3D printing technology. My first stop was the gallery exhibit, where work from Adobe artists Paul Liaw, Francois Veraart and Tobias Klein along with Shapeways design contest winners was on... CONTINUE READING
ultimately they are all creators bringing their ideas to life. This is the idea behind Adobe’s “I am the New Creative,” campaign. Launched on January 20, “I am the New Creative” celebrates the talent and diversity of this community. As part of the campaign over 40 profiles are featured on a new website powered by Behance. And, over the next few months a new creative will have their work showcased across Adobe’s social media channels, which includes over 100... CONTINUE READING
After seeing a virtual demo of some of the top new features in Photoshop®, Illustrator® and InDesign® we’re happy to share the highlights of what Creative Cloud’s 1.4 million members have to look forward to. Photoshop CC 3D Printing: Arguably the most exciting of the new features that were announced was the introduction of 3D printing into Photoshop. Describing it as the “First time 3D printing is being delivered through a mainstream tool…” Andy Lauta, Product Manager, explained how... CONTINUE READING
A quick look at the table of contents shows the range of topics covered—from why the UI behind Microsoft’s Notepad application is successful to how iPhone’s Instagram application creates a “seamless” user experience through complete integration with the device itself, to perhaps less commonly encountered UI challenges such as Yupp TV’s 10-foot interface. Described on the back cover as a “comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia of user interface (UI) design,” “Digital Design Essentials” does not disappoint. Through 100 annotated examples, each... CONTINUE READING
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