Copyrights, Trademarks and Infringements … Oh My! Part 1 (Poll Article)

By: Neil Tortorella on Oct 23rd 2012
Copyrights, Trademarks and Infringements … Oh My! Part 1 (Poll Article)

As graphic designers, we deal in concepts and ideas. But, we also deal in intellectual property. Intellectual property (IP) is the area of law that addresses intangibles such as copyrights, trademarks and patents. For designers and other visual artists it concerns protecting the work we do, for both ourselves and, often, our clients. And herein lies the problem. Most designers don’t think about rights, unless they’re a Landor or some other huge design firm. That is to say, they... CONTINUE READING

Get Recognized—Enter the Horizon Interactive Awards Today!

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Oct 19th 2012
Get Recognized—Enter the Horizon Interactive Awards Today!

Web designers, developers and interactive media producers take note, December 21, 2012, the deadline for the prestigious Horizon Interactive Awards is fast approaching. Started in 2002 and now celebrating over a decade, the Horizon Interactive Awards is one of the few international interactive design competitions that recognizes and highlights outstanding achievement in interactive design. Another unusual aspect of the awards is the diverse judging panel, which includes industry professionals as well as non-designers and end-users. This year GraphicDesign.com is... CONTINUE READING

NYU CADA New Master’s Program for Digital Designers: A Conversation with Patricia Heard-Greene

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Oct 18th 2012
NYU CADA New Master’s Program for Digital Designers: A Conversation with Patricia Heard-Greene

NYU CADA recently announced a new Master of Science in Advanced Digital Applications. Designed to address the requirements for designers in the ever-evolving digital landscape, the Master of Science in Advanced Digital Applications curriculum includes animation, 3-D modeling and visual effects as well as data visualization and infographics. Last week I met with Patricia Heard-Greene, Academic Director and Clinical Associate Professor Center for Advanced Digital Applications (CADA) NYU-SCPS to talk about the new program. We started with a tour... CONTINUE READING

The PGA Championship’s New Logo is a Hole in One

By: Matt Cannon on Oct 16th 2012
The PGA Championship’s New Logo is a Hole in One

The PGA Championship was born in the mind of department store owner Rodman Wanamaker, who saw the merchandising possibilities in a professional golfers’ organization. Wanamaker invited some prominent golfers and other leading industry representatives to a luncheon at the Taplow Club in New York City. On Jan. 17, 1916, a group of 35 individuals, including the legendary Walter Hagen, convened for an exploratory meeting, which resulted in the formation of The PGA of America. Source: PGA.com Recently, The PGA... CONTINUE READING

40% to 50% Discount for GraphicDesign.com Readers to Designers and Books Fair (NYC)

By: Julia Wild on Oct 16th 2012
40% to 50% Discount for GraphicDesign.com Readers to Designers and Books Fair (NYC)

Designers & Books Fair Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 40%-50% Discount The first Designers and Books Fair is set to take place on October 27th and October 28th at the FIT Conference Center in New York City. This is not just a book fair, present will be a dynamic series of programs featuring speakers in a variety of design disciplines. Speakers include Louise Fili, Debbie Millman, Irma Boom, Steven Heller and many more.To view all the speakers... CONTINUE READING

Creatives Take Part in the First Design-A-Wix-A-Thon, Building a Wix Website in an Hour

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Oct 12th 2012
Creatives Take Part in the First Design-A-Wix-A-Thon, Building a Wix Website in an Hour

On October 2nd, 2012, 20 would-be web designers took part in the first ever Design-A-Wix-A-Thon. The group of aspiring creatives gathered together at the New York City Wix Lounge and were given the task of building a Wix website in one hour. Judged by a panel of design experts, participants were offered prospective prize money of $500 for the overall winner, with additional winners to be selected from two other categories. Wix is a company that allows users to... CONTINUE READING

Top 5 Corporate Design Agencies

By: Matt Cannon on Oct 10th 2012
Top 5 Corporate Design Agencies

Trendsetting is not an easy task in marketing. These Top 5 Design Agencies lead the market with extremely strong portfolios of past work, as well as proving inspiration for what’s to come. It’s humbling to see how these organizations began their ventures while they are now globally effecting and bending corporate culture. 5. Teehan + Lax Geoff Teehan began his career in digital media in 1995, working as a designer for an Internet start-up. In 1999 he joined Modem... CONTINUE READING

Celebrate National Design Week!

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Oct 9th 2012
Celebrate National Design Week!

Saturday, October 13, kicks off the seventh annual National Design Week. Hosted by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, National Design Week runs from October 13–21, and features free public programs, activities, and events celebrating “… the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life.” Newly added this year is www.ndw.lanyrd.com, an interactive site listing National Design Week events hosted by institutions and organizations around the country where users can share event details and information. 2011... CONTINUE READING

Coca-Cola Competition Invites Entrants to Re-design the Brand’s Iconic Logo

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Oct 9th 2012
Coca-Cola Competition Invites Entrants to Re-design the Brand’s Iconic Logo

Coca-Cola has joined forces with design platform Blank You Very Much in order to launch an exciting competition which is exclusive to the U.S. Entrants are invited to re-invent the brand’s famous logo with the winner’s creation being incorporated into a limited edition t-shirt. In addition, prize money of $5,000 will be awarded. Although designers must adhere to some strict guidelines, this event offers Coca-Cola fans the opportunity to put their own stamp on a global name. Rules include:... CONTINUE READING

The Solution to Selling for Graphic Designers

By: Neil Tortorella on Oct 8th 2012
The Solution to Selling for Graphic Designers

For many graphic designers, “sales” is a four-letter word. Okay, it’s five, but you get the idea. It gives them the heebie-jeebies and they often feel as though they need to take a shower after a sales-e encounter. That’s if the encounter ever takes place. Designers are notorious for avoiding sales like the plague. It conjures up visions of the stereotypical, checkered jacket with plaid pants, cigar-smoking car salesman. Nonetheless, sales is a necessary function, just like designing, marketing,... CONTINUE READING

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