FREE Design Challenge Launched to Reimagine School Report Cards

By: Julia Wild on Oct 6th 2014
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Contest: My School Information Design Challenge Deadline: October 17th 2014 Design Challenge Brief The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) has launched the My School Info Design Challenge (#SchoolInfo), a competition to reimagine school report cards. September 18 Challenge launches and submission window opens October 17 Submission window closes (midnight ET) November 3-12 Judging by panel of experts November 17-30 Public voting window for favorite design components November 20-21 Finalists notified Early December Winners announced Recent research from Education... CONTINUE READING

“The Poster Has Outlived Its Own History” – Graphic Advocacy at the Art Director’s Club

By: Evan Johnston on Sep 18th 2014
“The Poster Has Outlived Its Own History” - Graphic Advocacy at the Art Director’s Club

Professor Elizabeth Resnick was one of the AIGA members who contributed artwork. Twelve years later, Resnick put together a collection of political posters from our digital age: posters created not by ad agencies or even nonprofits, but by individuals. I viewed highlights from Resnick’s collection at the Art Director’s Club in New York City. At the opening of Graphic Advocacy, Professor Resnick, along with noted art director and author Steve Heller, and graphic design legend Milton Glaser, best known... CONTINUE READING

Best Online Design Degree Programs

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Sep 9th 2014
Best Online Design Degree Programs

However, many students find it hard to attend university due to several obstacles such as the cost, location and time flexibility. With technology and internet available to almost everyone, providing online degrees has become available with many universities giving students a chance to attend courses from anywhere around the globe. Over the past few years the online or the distance learning education system has become very popular. Online degrees are gaining more credibility than ever before especially after top... CONTINUE READING

Australian Agency Loud&Clear Devise A Stunning Learning Experience For Telstra Employees

By: Julia Wild on Aug 22nd 2014
Australian Agency Loud&Clear Devise A Stunning Learning Experience For Telstra Employees

With regards to web applications the agency explain “Our web applications are forward thinking, user-centered and embrace every pixel, every megabyte, every device that the web has to offer”. The goal of this particular project “Telstra Accelerate” was to create an online learning solution for Telstra’s sales team. However, they wanted to create something different, something that made the learning experience sophisticated and stunning. Loud&Clear explain that “with over 750 pages of power points, PDFs, tables and graphs, Loud&Clear’s... CONTINUE READING

10% Discount To Future of Web Design, NYC, November 3 To November 5, 2014

By: Julia Wild on Aug 18th 2014
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Where: New World Stages, New York City, 340 West 50th St, New York, NY 10019. Workshop Venue: Lighthouse Executive Conference Center, 111 E 59th St (Park Ave & E 59th),New York, NY 10022 When: November 3 To November 5, 2014 Cost: $ 399.00 – $1099.00 (early bird rate available) Discount: 10% Disount Code: GRAPHIC REGISTER HERE This is a 4 day-long of workshop organized by the best in the industry covering a large number of technial topics and offering... CONTINUE READING

Creativity: Where Does It Come From & 7 Ways to Get More Of It

By: Neil Tortorella on Aug 18th 2014
Creativity: Where Does It Come From & 7 Ways to Get More Of It

Whatever the medium, it’s blank as blank can be. You’re idea-less. For a graphic designer, finding yourself creatively challenged is akin to stepping into the void, lost and floating aimlessly in a dark netherworld. You need a spark. A jumpstart. Something. Anything. But first, where the heck does creativity come from? Is it inherent – a talent and ability within a person from birth? Or is it a learned ability? That question has raised more than a few opinions... CONTINUE READING

$15 Discount To Enter 44th Creativity Print & Packaging Awards (Deadline August 29th)

By: Julia Wild on Aug 12th 2014
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Award: Creativity Print & Packaging Awards Cost to Enter: Professional – $95-$125 / Student – $45-$75 Discount: $15 Discount Code: GDDC15 Deadline: August 29th 2014 Creativity annual awards is located in Louisville and has been established since 1970 together with Art Direction Magazine. It is one of the oldest international design competitions in the world and the creativity annual awards is judged by a panel of professionals. The 2014 Creativity 44 Print & Packaging Jury include Andreas Kioroglou, Ryn... CONTINUE READING

Exploring the New Updates in Photoshop CC 2014

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Aug 4th 2014
Exploring the New Updates in Photoshop CC 2014

Unlike the previous Adobe Creative Suite, you do not have to buy the new updated versions in DVDs anymore. As an Adobe Creative Cloud paid member, you will find the updated versions appear in the Adobe CC client in your computer toolbar. All the user needs to do is to click on the Download button to install the application directly on your system. You do not need to worry about the Windows or Mac versions anymore, as the Adobe... CONTINUE READING

A Brief History of Graphic Design

By: Neil Tortorella on Jul 28th 2014
A Brief History of Graphic Design

From the 30,000 year old prehistoric wall art in France’s Chauvet Cave, to the ad you just saw in a magazine or logo emblazed on a product, graphic design permeates our lives. It’s been a part of the human experience since that first primitive person discovered they could make marks on the walls in their cavernous home. A complete, detailed history of graphic design has filled numerous volumes and neither you, nor I, have that kind of time. So,... CONTINUE READING

The 2015 Top Universities To Study Art And Design in the UK

By: Julia Wild on Jul 21st 2014
The 2015 Top Universities To Study Art And Design in the UK

In a past article Nicole Spiegel-Grolsch spoke to several leaders in the design industry to find out what they thought were the most important factors to consider in order to decide which university to attend. Von Glitshka explains in this article “Are they known for graduating quality students? Let’s face it many are after those willing to write a check and thus they don’t care too much about quality and rarely vet those taking their program”. He goes on... CONTINUE READING

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