An Event Apart, 2012 San Francisco: A Review

By: Nick Musica on Nov 16th 2012
An Event Apart, 2012 San Francisco: A Review

I spent last Monday November 12, 2012 at the sold out An Event Apart (AEA) conference at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. This was my first time at AEA. Admittedly, I had some reservations about how relevant An Event Apart would be for me personally since I’m an SEO and usability professional and not a full-time designer. But I’m a fan of a good conference and a designer friend of mine raved about the event a year or... CONTINUE READING

Designers, Books and Design Books at the Designers & Books Fair 2012

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Nov 14th 2012
Designers, Books and Design Books at the Designers & Books Fair 2012

Pre-hurricane Sandy, I attended the Designers & Books Fair held at the The Katie Murphy Amphitheater at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). The Katie Murphy Amphitheater is one of those types of spaces that retains a sense of intimacy despite a seating capacity over 200 people, an ideal setting for Learning from Experience: Four Graphic Designers in Conversation. One of the many fantastic programs included in the fair celebrating the relationship between designers and books, Learning from Experience... CONTINUE READING

$75 Discount to Design Conference An Event Apart, San Diego

By: Julia Wild on Nov 8th 2012
$75 Discount to Design Conference An Event Apart, San Diego

Date: May 20-22, 2013 Location: San Diego Discount: $75 Promotion Code: AEAGDC   An Event Apart has announced their 2013 schedule and registration is now open for all 8 shows. An Event Apart, San Diego, is to take place between May 20th and May 22nd. Every two-day conference is to be followed by an optional full-day workshop on mobile and beyond.  The first 2 days will be an intense educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design.... CONTINUE READING

$75 Discount To Design Conference An Event Apart, Seattle

By: Julia Wild on Nov 7th 2012
$75 Discount To Design Conference An Event Apart, Seattle

Date: April 1-3, 2013 Location: Seattle Discount: $75 Promotion Code: AEAGDC   An Event Apart has announced their 2013 schedule and registration is now open for all 8 shows. An Event Apart, Seattle, is to take place between April 1st – 3rd. Every two-day conference is to be followed by an optional full-day workshop on mobile and beyond.  The first 2 days will be an intense educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you are... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Attends Future of Web Design NYC 2012

By: Matt Cannon on Oct 30th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Attends Future of Web Design NYC 2012

With the hospitality of the contemporary New World Stages venue, (Normally the home of Off-Broadway shows) Future of Web Design NYC 2012 was a mellow, two day event packed full of techies, creatives, and two stages running consecutive conference sessions. The event included some of the most creative and exciting minds working in web development and design today. The final day was a choice of four different, day-long workshops, each lead by a totally inspirational industry leader. FOWD is... CONTINUE READING

Copyrights, Trademarks and Infringements … Oh My! (Part 2)

By: Neil Tortorella on Oct 29th 2012
Copyrights, Trademarks and Infringements … Oh My! (Part 2)

The Internet is a wonderful thing. I pretty much live on it. It puts the collective knowledge of mankind at your fingertips. It also makes it very tempting and easy to lift a logo, art, image or some prose. It happens all the time. There’s a myth floating around that if something is on the Net, it’s in the public domain. Not so. Even if it doesn’t carry a ©, it’s probably still protected by copyright. But, stuff still... CONTINUE READING

20% Discount off Registration to the Creative unConference, Chicago

By: Julia Wild on Oct 26th 2012
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Creative unConference Friday November 2nd, 8:30am-5pm Chicago, Columbia College 20% Discount Code: GraphicDesign The One Show Creative unConference  is one of the most highly anticipated events during Creative week New York. It heads to Chicago next week (Friday November 2nd) and will be filled with creative dialogue and innovative conversations. It’s a great networking opportunity and unlike your typical traditional conference it will be a very flexible, participant-driven event where everyone will be encouraged to discuss, debate and interact... CONTINUE READING

Top Design Event Picks this Week

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Oct 24th 2012
Top Design Event Picks this Week

The temperature may be dropping but there’s still plenty to do here in New York City. So if you’re out and about here’s the run down of my top graphic design and graphic design related picks in upcoming weeks. First off, is the Art Directors’ Club Hall of Fame exhibit featuring the work of five 2012 Hall of Fame laureates—cartoonist and illustrator Barry Blitt, advertising legend David Droga, photographer Mary Ellen Mark, artist and 3-D designer Kevin O’Callaghan and... CONTINUE READING

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

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