GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Karl Heine to our Advisory Board

By: GD Staff on Feb 16th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Karl Heine to our Advisory Board

Karl Heine is the principal of creativeplacement® — a talent recruitment firm dedicated to fulltime and project based placements in the design industries. Heine has more than thirty years experience in the marketing communications sector — 24 years in the field of creative professional recruitment and the development of all levels of talent for major brands, agencies, design firms, corporate communications and companies. Heine has remained hands-on as a creative professional throughout his career, winning numerous design awards and... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Ilise Benun to our Advisory Board

By: GD Staff on Feb 15th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Ilise Benun to our Advisory Board

Ilise Benun is an author, national speaker, founder of Marketing Mentor and, with HOW Magazine, of the Creative Freelancer Conference. She is on a mission to teach the creatively self employed how to take control of their business and get the work they want and she does this through one-on-one, as well as group, mentoring. She writes a regular column for Applied Arts and HOW Magazine, manages 2 blogs, The Marketing Mix Blog and the Creative Freelancer Blog and... CONTINUE READING

Ilene Strizver Joins GraphicDesign.com as an Advisory Board Member

By: GD Staff on Feb 14th 2012
Ilene Strizver Joins GraphicDesign.com as an Advisory Board Member

Ilene Strizver, founder of The Type Studio, as well as TypeCast Webinars, is a noted typographic educator, consultant, designer and writer. She specializes in all aspect of visual communication, from the aesthetic to the technical. Ilene has written and lectured extensively on type and typographic design to both students and professionals in the field. Ilene formerly was the Director of Typeface Development for International Typeface Corporation (ITC) where she developed more than 300 text and display typefaces with such... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Von Glitschka to our Advisory Board

By: GD Staff on Feb 13th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Von Glitschka to our Advisory Board

Von is principal of Glitschka Studios and has worked in the communication arts industry for over 23 years. His work reflects the symbiotic relationship between design and illustration. This duality of skills within his own creative arsenal, inspired him to coin the phrase and title of “Illustrative Designer.” In 2002, he founded Glitschka Studios, a multi-disciplinary creative firm. The studio shines as a hired creative gun for multi-national ad agencies, medium to large design firms, and in-house corporate art... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Preston D Lee as a Featured Contributor and Member of Our Advisory Board

By: GD Staff on Feb 8th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Preston D Lee as a Featured Contributor and Member of Our Advisory Board

Preston D Lee is a freelance web designer, blogger, and internet marketer. Ho offers business tips, client advice and freelancing articles multiple times a week at GraphicDesignBlender.com, the leading source of business tips for designers. He also wrote From Passion to Profit: 11 days to build a design business, an ebook that has helped hundreds of designers take their passion for design and turn it into a steady profit. The book includes advice on how to find clients, manage... CONTINUE READING

Neil Tortorella Joins GraphicDesign.com as a Featured Contributor and Member of Our Advisory Board

By: GD Staff on Feb 7th 2012
Neil Tortorella Joins GraphicDesign.com as a Featured Contributor and Member of Our Advisory Board

Based in Greater Fort Lauderdale, FL area, Neil Tortorella brings with him over 30 years experience as an award-winning graphic designer, writer and marketing consultant. He has operated his own design and marketing consulting practice, Tortorella Design, for over 25 years. Through Tortorella Design, Neil has worked with several Fortune 500, along with small to mid-sized companies, to develop pragmatic solutions to their communications challenges. Neil is a co-founder and management team member of CreativeLatitude.com, a popular resource for... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Announces Formation of Industry Advisory Council

By: GD Staff on Feb 2nd 2012
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GraphicDesign.com is forming an Industry Advisory Council. The members of the council will be introduced to the public in the near future. Feedback and input from the Industry Advisory Council will be instrumental to GraphicDesign.com in areas such as site design, user experience, content topics, suggested new contributors as well as major site initiatives. Both as individuals and as a group the Advisory Council will represent voices of leadership from within a broad cross-section of the graphic design industry.... CONTINUE READING

Three Graphic Design Trends For 2012

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jan 6th 2012
Three Graphic Design Trends For 2012

Although I’ve never been known for being ahead of the curve, with all the 2012 predictions going around I felt I’d be remiss not to share some of my own. So for better or worse, here are my top three trends to welcome in the first week of the new year. Enjoy! 1. ARTIST AS ENTREPRENEUR: Whether due to the much storied “broken” advertising agency model, poor economic outlook, lowered barriers to entry or a combination of factors, this... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch as a News Correspondent

By: GD Staff on Dec 30th 2011
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch as a News Correspondent

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. Over the course of her career, she has worked with individual, corporate and non profit clients in multiple industries; including healthcare, consumer packaged goods, fashion and publishing. She is Communications/Marketing Vice-Chair for New York University’s Graphic Communications... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Jo Gifford as a News Correspondent

By: GD Staff on Dec 28th 2011
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Jo Gifford as a News Correspondent

Jo Gifford is a designer, writer, blogger and founder of Cherry Sorbet Creative. With 15 years experience in graphic design in the hair, beauty and lifestyle industries working with a diverse range of clients her portfolio career continues to evolve, which is just how she likes it. As a designer Jo, art directs and project manages a team of co-workers, and is most in her element when running a brainstorming session or one of her many workshops hosted by... CONTINUE READING

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