Nicole LaFave Interview: Design Womb’s Striking Collaboration with Curry Up Now

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Jun 27th 2013
Nicole LaFave Interview: Design Womb’s Striking Collaboration with Curry Up Now

Nicole LaFave is the creative who set up Design Womb, an independent branding and graphic design studio based in Chicago. With an industry portfolio covering food, restaurant & beverage, beauty & fashion, technology & electronics in addition to individual clients the capabilities of this company are immediately clear. Having recently moved from San Francisco, Design Womb has tackled several projects across the globe. Here at GraphicDesign.com it was Design Womb’s work for Indian restaurant Curry Up Now which caught... CONTINUE READING

José Guízar’s Windows of New York Illustrations Reveal Another Side of the City

By: Evan Johnston on Jun 19th 2013
José Guízar’s Windows of New York Illustrations Reveal Another Side of the City

Scrolling through them isn’t like scrolling through any other webpage, the New York part of my brain tries to figure out how far in the city I’ve gone by randomly swiping the trackpad; and the more imaginative side wonders if someone has closed the shutters on 219 East 4th Street since the last time I scrolled by, or if that cat will still be there the next time I refresh the page. Like Jessica Hische’s Daily Dropcap, it’s a... CONTINUE READING

Communications Designer Darrin Crescenzi on the Importance of Brand Positioning

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on May 31st 2013
Communications Designer Darrin Crescenzi on the Importance of Brand Positioning

Darrin Crescenzi’s portfolio is spectacular, with particularly striking designs from his time spent with Nike. The impressive ‘Sigils of the Houses of Westeros’ poster also stands out; this re-brand of fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’ was named one of the ‘Best Branding Projects of 2012’ by Fast Co. Design. In addition, Crescenzi’s other projects include pieces for contemporaries such as designer, director and illustrator Adam R Garcia. We wanted to find out more about the inspiration behind Darrin Crescenzi’s... CONTINUE READING

“The Creativity Workshop” Impact on Graphic Designers: An Interview with Founder, Shelly Berc

By: Matt Cannon on May 30th 2013
“The Creativity Workshop” Impact on Graphic Designers: An Interview with Founder, Shelly Berc

She believes that creativity is a common denominator of humanity and she is passionate about educating individuals and organizations about how to develop this uniquely human gift. Berc emphasizes that many of the creative thinking processes that a scientist, a CEO, and an artist go through are extremely similar, even though the outcomes are as different as can be. In 2000, she left academia to dedicate herself wholly to The Creativity Workshop, which she founded in 1993 with Alejandro... CONTINUE READING

C J Hancocks Interview: Creative Juice and Learning Curves

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on May 15th 2013
C J Hancocks Interview: Creative Juice and Learning Curves

Charlotte’s creative projects include York University Freshers’ Week 2012 branding and publicity campaign, a set of autumn wedding stationery and most recently, the logo and website for the Mat Davis Foundation. We wanted to find out more about Charlotte’s progression from design student to professional freelancer and web-developer… Tell us about yourself- when did your graphic design journey begin? I’m a graphic/web designer and self-proclaimed design addict. I love designing all sorts of things from logos to posters but... CONTINUE READING

No Entry Design: Transitioning from a Street Artist to a Designer

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on May 2nd 2013
No Entry Design: Transitioning from a Street Artist to a Designer

No Entry Design is an artist whose multi-disciplinary work ranges from typography to graffiti. The talented designer specializes in many areas including print and web design, photography, photo retouching, and hand-painted signage. No Entry Design’s portfolio features projects such as the full branding of Brooklyn’s Sweet Chick Restaurant and original illustration ‘Its the thought that counts’, an alternative Christmas message emblazoned across a wine bottle. The creative journey of No Entry Design is a fascinating one, beginning with a... CONTINUE READING

Sam Soulek of Soulseven Discusses Multidisciplinary Design

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Apr 27th 2013
Sam Soulek of Soulseven Discusses Multidisciplinary Design

The team’s recent collaboration with Angie’s Kettle Corn stood out for us in particular, with the brand update also displayed on Behance.net. Here we explore Sam’s graphic design journey and the inspiration behind Soulseven… Tell us about the work of Soulseven? Soulseven is the name I use for freelance creative pursuits. It consists of myself and other creative folks that I might partner with on a project. Soulseven has always been secondary to my agency work, but is a... CONTINUE READING

Nigel Buchanan Interview: Inspiration and Illustrations

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Apr 8th 2013
Nigel Buchanan Interview: Inspiration and Illustrations

Exploring his bold, vibrant illustrations it isn’t surprising that Nigel also once won a silver medal from the New York based Society of Illustrators. At GraphicDesign.com we were inspired by this fantastic designer, and wanted to feature a collection of his work. With this in mind, we asked Nigel Buchanan to let us know more about himself, and the inspiration behind these brilliant creations… Tell us about yourself – what influences the style of your illustrations? I live in... CONTINUE READING

Carl Rylatt Details his Design Journey, Explaining New Vintage Font ‘Laudanum’

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Mar 29th 2013
Carl Rylatt Details his Design Journey, Explaining New Vintage Font ‘Laudanum’

At graphicdesign.com we relish the opportunity to showcase inspirational talent and wanted to find out more about the work of Carl Rylatt. We chatted to Carl, exploring both his graphic design journey and, this fantastic new font… Describe yourself and your work? I’ve been a designer now for about 13 years, I started off designing club flyers and posters, as I think many designers do, for no money, again as I think many designers also do! I’ve always been... CONTINUE READING

MEMO Discuss Design Strategy and the Creative Roots that Inspired Pizzeria Mozza

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Mar 26th 2013
MEMO Discuss Design Strategy and the Creative Roots that Inspired Pizzeria Mozza

Riccardi takes a keen interest into each client’s case, maximizing his role as Memo’s lead designer and strategist within the studio. With a portfolio that covers identity, hospitality, publishing, packaging and more, Memo offers a distinctive, design style. At GraphicDesign.com we particularly like the bold logo of Tarry Lodge and the vibrant vision their Sugar and Plumm collaboration conveys. Amongst other pieces, the branding of Pizzeria Mozza has been one of Memo’s most recent successes. We spoke to Douglas... CONTINUE READING

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