Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Creative Portfolios in WordPress

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Aug 23rd 2012
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Web designer, developer, and WordPress enthusiast Morten Rand-Hendriksen has crafted this tutorial for the specific purpose of creating an online portfolio using three free WordPress themes (Hatch, Gridly, and Touchfolio) that result in three different unique web appearances. Whatever the need for a web presence, this tutorial will guide you to setting up your personal portfolio site, teach you how to configure the theme options without ever having to work with codes, and explains the advantages and disadvantages of... CONTINUE READING

10% Off Style Frames New York Conference

By: Julia Wild on Aug 21st 2012
10% Off Style Frames New York Conference

November 5-6, 2012 New York City, at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) Use the code SFNY12GDC to receive a 10% discount STYLE FRAMES New York is a new design conference all about The Art of the Pitch. It will take place over 2 days and will have a total of 40 speakers and panelists as well as showcase outstanding pitch art in the STYLE FRAMES Gallery. There is an amazing list of speakers which include Orion Tait, Creative... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Nick Musica as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Aug 21st 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Nick Musica as a Featured Writer

Nick Musica has been designing, marketing and managing websites since 2000. He is currently a user experience professional living in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in search engine optimization, usability and information architecture. He holds a Masters in Graphic Communication Management and Technology from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Monmouth University. He’s been a Certified Usability Analyst since 2007. In 2009, he co-authored When Search Meets Web Usability with Shari Thurow, which... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Freddy Taylor as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Aug 16th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Freddy Taylor as a Featured Writer

I first studied introductory Graphic Design whilst on an Art Foundation at Kingston in London, finishing the one year course with a distinction. I then made the move away from home to the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh where I enrolled on the 3 year, BA Graphic Design Course at Edinburgh College of Art. Throughout my time there I developed much as a designer, and by the time I had reached my middle year I was working with live clients,... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s recent online course: Illustrator for Web Design with Justin Seeley

By: Michael Jackness on Aug 13th 2012
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This newly released course from Justin Seeley, author and Adobe Certified Expert, teaches designers how to get started with Adobe Illustrator by learning the essential techniques and fundamentals of the software. Seeley walks designers through the core concepts of setting up documents for web and mobile application designs as well as how to use artboards for responsive layouts. Designers will explore the basic and advanced tools necessary for working with color palettes and swatches, layers, shapes and symbols, various... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Dave Gorum as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Aug 6th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Dave Gorum as a Featured Writer

Dave Gorum is the creative director and co-founder of Carbonmade, an online portfolio service that helps creative folks show off their work. The idea came about over the 2005 Christmas holiday when Dave and his coding partner Jason Nelson set about solving the problem of managing the unwieldy monster that was Dave’s ever-growing portfolio. A week of hacking and the first version of the app was born. Slowly, the word got out and now Carbonmade is home to over... CONTINUE READING

$75 off An Event Apart for GraphicDesign.com Readers

By: Julia Wild on Aug 2nd 2012
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THIS AMAZING EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT! November 12–14, 2012 San Francisco, California Use the code AEAGDC to receive a $75 discount off the last show of the year An Event Apart is to take place this November in San Francisco, California. It will be 3 days full of Design, Code and Content with 12 great speakers and sessions. Whilst the first two days will be the conference, the third day will be a full-day workshop on Designing for... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com readers get 10% off Future of Web Design (FOWD) NYC conference

By: Julia Wild on Aug 2nd 2012
GraphicDesign.com readers get 10% off Future of Web Design (FOWD) NYC conference

New York City ٠ October 22-24, 2012 Simply use promo code GraphicD10 in the promotion code box during registration to receive a 10% discount Future of Web Design returns to New York City in 2012 for the best of the best in web design. This world-class conference kicks off with Paull Young, Director of Digital Engagement at charity:water, a non-profit bringing clean and safe drinking water to developing nations. After that FOWD breaks out into two separate tracks featuring... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Denise Bosler as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Jul 31st 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Denise Bosler as a Featured Writer

Denise Bosler is a graphic designer, illustrator and professor of communication design at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. A self-professed designastrator, she creates award-winning design and illustration work for a wide variety of clients. Denise has focused her design work on print collateral, product packaging and identity development in both print and digital projects. She is the author of Mastering Type: The Essential Guide to Typography for Print and Web Design. When Denise is out of her studio and not... CONTINUE READING


By: Julia Wild on Jul 24th 2012
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Want to be part of graphicdesign.com student council in conjunction with creativeinterns.com? We are taking applications for members to participate. If you are serious about wanting to kickstart your creative career then this is the opportunity for you… If interested, email Julia (julia at graphicdesign dot com) and marc (marc at creativeinterns dot com) for a phone interview. Please email us with your resume and tell us a little bit about yourself! What is the role or purpose of... CONTINUE READING

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