How Interactive Conference 2012 Promo Code – Get $50 Off!

By: Julia Wild on Jul 24th 2012
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Use Promo Code: DESIGNSF Save $50 on HOW Interactive Design Conference Registration! Washington DC ٠ September 27 – 29, 2012 (It was a GREAT Success!) San Francisco CA ٠ October 29 – 31, 2012 Many of you will have read’s coverage of HOW Design Live which took place in June. Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch attended the event and from the write-up it truly sounded like an amazing conference to have attended. also covered HOW Interactive in Washington D.C. which... CONTINUE READING Gathering in NYC

By: Julia Wild on Jul 18th 2012 Gathering in NYC

On Monday July 9th had a gathering in New York City. We would like to thank all those who attended. It was fantastic to meet some of our writers, advisory board and partners in person. The evening took place at the Liberty NYC where everyone enjoyed (well I hope they did!) wine, beer and food! It was great to see everyone chatting to each other and in some cases make new acquaintances/friends. Hopefully we will be able to... CONTINUE READING

Interview with Denise Bosler Author of Mastering Type

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Jul 14th 2012
Interview with Denise Bosler Author of Mastering Type

Denise Bosler is a professor of communication design at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. She is an accomplished graphic designer and illustrator specializing in strategic branding, identity, custom typography and packaging. had the pleasure of asking Denise some questions about her new book “Mastering Type: The Essential Guide to Typography for Print and Web Design“. For eight years now Denise has been teaching typography and graphic design classes at Kutztown University and it seems that by generating her own... CONTINUE READING

Q&A with Austin McGhie

By: Jo Gifford on Jun 15th 2012
Q&A with Austin McGhie

Q&A with Austin McGhie, president of the Strategy Group at Sterling Brands and author of the newly released, BRAND is a Four Letter Word. Q. What has been the biggest shift in marketing in recent times? A. This one’s easy. The biggest shift in marketing has been the biggest shift in our lives in general: the Internet. Not that many years ago, marketing was understood to be a fairly one-way process. You tried to hammer home your messages and... CONTINUE READING

Ted Leonhardt Joins as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Jun 13th 2012
Ted Leonhardt Joins as a Featured Writer

Ted Leonhardt, who cofounded the brand design firm The Leonhardt Group (TLG) in 1985, with his wife and partner Carolyn Leonhardt, sold the company in 1999, when it had reached $10 million in annual sales and a staff of 50. Clients included: Microsoft, Nissan, Charles Schwab, Nordstrom, Washington Mutual, Electronic Arts, Apple, XO Communications, Boeing and Weyerhaeuser. TLG became part of Cordiant Communications Group, in 2000. Ted and Carolyn moved to Europe where Ted served Cordiant’s design and branding... CONTINUE READING

Creatives Heading to Boston for HOW Design Live – Discount for Readers

By: Julia Wild on Jun 5th 2012
Creatives Heading to Boston for HOW Design Live - Discount for Readers

It’s amazing how time flies by. Back in April I interviewed Ilise Benun and SueAnn Stein to find out more about the four events at HOW Design Live to help our readers decide which of the four would suit them the best. If you didn’t read or listen to the interview you can do so HERE. Now, in around 3 weeks times there are going to be thousands of creative professionals making their way to Boston to take part... CONTINUE READING Welcomes David Langton as Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on May 29th 2012 Welcomes David Langton as Featured Writer

David has more than 20 years experience providing conceptual direction for Fortune 500 companies and serves as a consultant to leaders and marketing executives of small and medium businesses. Langton Cherubino Group is a communications design firm, based in NYC, dedicated to improving the way that businesses and their audiences interact. Its visual, messaging, and interactive solutions provide the visual intelligence needed to inform and captivate and have served some of the best-known names in health care, finance, business... CONTINUE READING Welcomes Christine Medley as Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on May 16th 2012 Welcomes Christine Medley as Featured Writer

Christine Medley is an assistant professor of graphic design at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania where she teaches interactive design, print and package design, printmaking and typography. She promotes eco-friendly design practices and service learning projects in the classroom. Her current research and image making is letterpress printing where she has recently set up a small studio with wood type and a proofing press. Other teaching experience has included distance learning for Montgomery College, Rockville, MD and for the... CONTINUE READING Adds Rafiq Elmansy as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Apr 26th 2012 Adds Rafiq Elmansy as a Featured Writer

Rafiq Elmansy is a graphic designer and book author in the field of design, with more than 12 years of experience in graphic design. His experience in graphic design includes working on different design projects for clients around the world. He currently owns his design studio, Pixel Consultations. Rafiq is also an author in the field of graphic design; he writes articles and books for various magazines and websites. He has the following two books published: Photoshop 3D for... CONTINUE READING Welcomes Donna Farrugia as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Apr 20th 2012 Welcomes Donna Farrugia as a Featured Writer

Donna Farrugia is executive director of The Creative Group, a specialized staffing firm placing a comprehensive range of interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals with a variety of organizations. In this position, she manages operations for the firm’s locations in major markets throughout the United States and Canada. Donna has presented at industry events, including the HOW Design Conference, the American Advertising Federation National Conference and the American Marketing Association’s International Collegiate Conference. She also has delivered... CONTINUE READING

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