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
His portfolio includes logo design, iconography, illustrations, lettering, and character designs, just to name a few, and given his broad background and insatiable appetite for projects, we thought he would make the perfect interview candidate here on GraphicDesign. GraphicDesign: Thank you for joining us. Tell us about your background. Von Glitschka: I am 48 now and have been working in this field for just over 28 years. I’ve been on my own since 2002. Previous to that, I worked... CONTINUE READING
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
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
Enter Matt Yerington and his 11-year-old son Elijah, who together have developed “Stinky Robots,” a children’s book of sorts. GraphicDesign caught up with Yerington and his deceptively young son to talk about the publication. Then, to give you an even more well-rounded design experience, we sat down with one of the project’s designers, Nikola, to talk about the development of the next generation of Stinky Robots called FutuRobots. GraphicDesign:Thank you for joining us. Give us a quick recap of... CONTINUE READING
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
At the end of the day the first thing any employer is going to judge you on is your resume. Everyone wants to get that first interview and your resume is what will hopefully get you that invitation for that interview – getting your resume right is not only about what you write but how it is designed. Creative Agencies such as Vitamin T give out some great tips on how to build a resume and it’s always a... CONTINUE READING
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
What: Ultimate Developer Event When: October 30 2014 Where:SEAPORT BOSTON HOTEL, Boston (1 Seaport Lane,Boston, MA 02210) Discount: 10% Discount Code: GRAPHIC “Learn the tools and skills you need to ensure your app can run on or connect to any new devices or platforms the future brings“. Come be inspired by the experiences and successes of the speakers and your fellow attendees”. Be prepared for an overload of inspiration. With world class speakers offering future- focused sessions on technical... CONTINUE READING
What:Future of Web Apps When:October 27 to October 29, 2014 Where: 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210 Discount: 10% Discount Code: GRAPHIC To register and get the 10% discount you simply need to register and enter the special discount code “GRAPHIC”. This is a 3 day event of day-long workshops (but you have the option of coming for all 3 days or just the 1 if you wish). It gives you the opportunity to discuss emerging tools and platforms... CONTINUE READING
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