Susie is the president of Vitamin T, a new division of Aquent, the largest creative talent agency in the world. She has worked with creatives for over 12 years helping build careers, restructure departments and solve business problems for huge brands and small businesses throughout North America. Over a dozen years ago Susie joined Aquent as an Interactive Agent – just in time for the explosion of interactive technology that continues today. She’s held a variety of leadership roles... CONTINUE READING
Q: So DeeDee, you are renowned as a youth-culture expert and trend researcher. How and when did it all start? A: When I was younger I started consulting with a number of companies selling trends. I realized that these companies and brands didnʼt have a lot of accurate information about what was happening in youth culture. At the time, there was a huge need gap for information like this. Thatʼs how the light bulb initially went off for me.... CONTINUE READING
Jared Braverman heads the Creative Department at Titan List & Mailing, a leading direct mail advertising firm in the United States. As Creative Director and SEO, he facilitates design for a variety of ad campaigns that reach millions of businesses and consumers every month. He specializes in designing advertisements, logos and identity branding, websites, and serves as a consultant for internet marketing and SEO. He has worked in the print advertising and technology sectors for over a decade, beginning... CONTINUE READING
It has been an exciting couple of weeks here at GraphicDesign.com! The GraphicDesign.com Advisory Board is coming on amazingly well. With an enthusiastic team of people and with them coming from different areas of expertise it’s time for us to start the listening. You will have noticed on this blog that we recently introduced a few of our newest board members including Debbie Millman, kHyal, Ilise Benun, Karl Heine, Von Glitschka and Ilene Strizver. Now with over 20 members... CONTINUE READING
Graphic Designers will be pleased to hear that employment within their field is expected to increase by 13% from 2008 to 2018. With half a million jobs in the public relations, advertising and graphic design industry and elevated wages it seems that graphic designers are in a good position. If you have not already read GraphicDesign.com’s latest press release you can read it HERE. Not only does it give you a good overview of the current employment situation but... CONTINUE READING
kHyal is a technology, fashion and street art obsessed – award-winning designer, creative director, writer and marketing consultant. In 2007, she founded fiZz Agency, a future-focused boutique marketing and communication design firm. kHyal co-founded PUSH Workshops in 2007, talentEd in 2008, DesignerGrill in 2009, PUSH Design Camp in 2010 and the Fairfield County Adobe Users Group in 2011. She is the creator of The Weather sKwirl and BlipWorld. kHyal designs one-of-kind upcycled apparel and accessories under the name kHyal... CONTINUE READING
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
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, 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
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
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