$50 Discount for HOW Interactive , Washington, D.C.

By: Julia Wild on May 21st 2014
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Where: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 When: September 3 – 5, 2014 What: UX, Front-End, Agile Processes, Responsive Design, Content Strategy, Marketing, Cross-Platform Design, Agile Development Cost: $995 (early bird – before June 13th 2014), $1095 (june 14 – July 31st), $1195 (August 1st onwards) Discount: $50 Disount Code: HIDCGD14 This is THE Web Conference for Designers which is brought to you by the team behind HOW Design Live. This is probably one of... CONTINUE READING

How to “Make Your Own Luck” with Kate Moross

By: Julia Wild on May 12th 2014
How to "Make Your Own Luck" with Kate Moross

GraphicDesign caught up with Moross to talk about her book, her background, her showcase, and her work with Fortune 500 companies. GraphicDesign: Why did you decide to write “Make Your Own Luck”? Kate Moross: I’ve been working on the actual copy for about six years, so some of the text in the book I wrote years ago and some is more recent. When I was talking to the publisher when I started writing, we discussed turning it into more... CONTINUE READING

Debbie Millman and Ilise Benun talk about what’s new at HOW Design Live (Part 2)

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on May 8th 2014
Debbie Millman and Ilise Benun talk about what’s new at HOW Design Live (Part 2)

Today we follow up with part two, an interview with Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing Mentor and the HOW Creative Freelance Business Conference (CFBC) which focuses on helping freelance creatives navigate challenges and meet real business goals. Q: I notice that the Creative Freelancer Conference has undergone a slight name change. Could you speak a little bit about what’s behind it? Ilise Benun: We simply added the word “Business” to clarify what is to me the main difference between... CONTINUE READING

Debbie Millman and Ilise Benun talk about what’s new at HOW Design Live

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on May 5th 2014
Debbie Millman and Ilise Benun talk about what’s new at HOW Design Live

The HOW Design Live 2014 kick off next Monday, in Boston brings an amazing, interdisciplinary speaker line up, including creative heavy–hitters Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister and Maria Popova. But what also caught our attention were the changes in the Creative Freelancer Conference (now the Creative Freelancer Business Conference) founded by Marketing Mentor’s Ilise Benun and the newly added HOW Leadership Conference presented in partnership with Sterling Brands’ Debbie Millman. The changes speak to the ways that boundaries... CONTINUE READING

Jay York On Twitter Tweaks – What they mean to graphic designers

By: Neil Tortorella on Apr 30th 2014
Jay York On Twitter Tweaks – What they mean to graphic designers

The social media is one of those rapidly evolving environments where what’s hot today is passé tomorrow. We’ve all seen Facebook become a communication staple of modern society and also an ever morphing entity. Twitter isn’t far behind. In fact, the recent Twitter redesign incorporates several elements that are reminiscent of Facebook and Google+. A focus on visuals is apparent, including a large header image and stepping away from its strict vertical layout. I hooked up with Jay York... CONTINUE READING

The Design Evolution of the British Five Pound Note

By: Julia Wild on Apr 28th 2014
The Design Evolution of the British Five Pound Note

Although the Royal Chartered Bank of England introduced the “Pound Sterling” in 1694, it wasn’t until 1793 that the first £5 notes were adopted. It remained the lowest denomination bank note until 1797 and it soon became known as the “white fiver”. It remained in circulation until February 1957. Below you can see the Bank of England’s £5 note. As explained on the British Museum website the bank notes “consisted mainly of text, the only ornament being a small... CONTINUE READING

Do You Make These Logo Design Mistakes?

By: Neil Tortorella on Apr 14th 2014
Do You Make These Logo Design Mistakes?

These less-than logosmiths tend to make the same mistakes over and over. At least they’re consistent. When it comes to art and science of logo design, there are cardinal rules that should be followed if a design is to be successful. Let’s have a look at a few of these all too common faux pas, blunders, solecisms and erroneous outcomes. Mistake #1: Giving the client too much authority I can hear it now. “Giving the client too much authority?... CONTINUE READING

Today’s Awesome Creative Finds To Enjoy

By: Julia Wild on Apr 8th 2014
Today's Awesome Creative Finds To Enjoy

First up we have Gabriel Picolo’s doodle project. Every day for the 365 days he will draw a doodle. It is an attempt to stop procrastinating and so everyday in his notebook he will sketch in black ink a drawing. Each doodle will be inspired by anime and you can follow his doodles by going to his page on DeviantArt. What a way to keep the inspiration flowing! Enjoy the below few examples of his doodles. You many want... CONTINUE READING

Kory Grushka Interview: Talking Branding and Package Design

By: Matt Cannon on Apr 7th 2014
Kory Grushka Interview: Talking Branding and Package Design

Grushka had this to say about his passion for packaging design: “I have always been obsessed with branding and design, and I’ve always been drawn to the food and beverage space. Even as a lawyer, I would occasionally take on freelance work for large and small restaurants and non-profits. Was just the perfect fit for me at the end of the day.” The Creative Process When creating a new package or brand identity, a solid plan of action is... CONTINUE READING

Work of UK’s Creative Students in First Edition of “This And That Collective’s The Magazine”

By: Julia Wild on Apr 7th 2014
Work of UK's Creative Students in First Edition of "This And That Collective's The Magazine"

Showcasing the work of university students from all over the UK aims to shine light on up and coming artists and the first edition of the magazine is fulled with over 100 pieces of student work from all different areas such as fashion, graphic design, illustration, furniture and typography. The great thing is that there are no rules or guidelines – all students can submit a project of their choice. Harriet went on to explain: “Submitting your work is... CONTINUE READING

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