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Usually design-related buzz around large-scale events like the Super Bowl is all about the ads, which ones hit the mark, which didn’t and how much did they cost. But there’s more design at work than in the ads shown between plays. There’s the design behind the events themselves. Every element of the event contributes to the viewer or participant’s experience. We interviewed Jared Sweet, an award-winning art director, show director, and creative director with 15 years experience and current... CONTINUE READING
Firebelly Design have quite an incredible mixture of projects and approaches. As a designer trained across the disciplines of textiles, art and illustration I was drawn in by the cross-media installation project of the “You are Beautiful U” work. Firebelly are an agency specialiZing in socially responsible design, and are “committed to cultivating connections between human beings and ideas, inspiring conscious thought and action”. Firebelly Design make the bold step each Summer to shut the studio doors and work... CONTINUE READING
Designer, illustrator and educator Ryan Feerer has recently embarked on a new challenge, adding the exciting accolade of restaurant owner to his repertoire. Feerer and good friend Jimbo Jackson opened their establishment Abi-Haus at the end of 2012 in Abilene, Texas. With the central theme being “cool vibes, good service and pleasant people”, Feerer has also been able to showcase his spectacular design skills by taking on the restaurant’s branding. Abi-Haus’s imagery is striking and can be seen to... CONTINUE READING
Filiz Sahin is an interactive designer and illustrator based in New York. She works as a senior designer at RepEquity, and spans disciplines including art direction, design, website design, storyboard design, illustration and custom typography. Her diverse client list includes Unicef, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Estée Lauder Companies, MTV, CBS Sport TV Network and SportsIllustrated. Her typographic creations caught my eye when browsing Behance, and led me to look closer at Filiz’s work. The typography designs really capture something... CONTINUE READING
Fade Street Social: Award Winning Illustrator & Designer Steve Simpson Talks About his Latest Project
Meet freelance designer and illustrator Steve Simpson. Originally from Manchester and now based in Ireland, Steve works on packaging design, children’s books and illustration projects and has won several awards for his work. Accolades include winning Best of British Illustration Awards, gold and silver medals at the AOI Images, and a range of international awards also grace his walls and CV. Steve has regularly exhibited work in London and across the Atlantic in LA and New York, and recently... CONTINUE READING
Accessibility in web design is sometimes thought of as an “add on” or “extra” by designers and organizations as opposed to a necessity, and consequently only partially implemented if at all. Through his presentations on accessibility at conferences such as the HOW Interactive Design Conference and HTML5 DevConf to his involvement with the standardization process of the Web and being a contributing member of the W3C Accessibility Group accessibility champion Rajesh Lal, Senior Web Engineer at Nokia Emerging Platforms... CONTINUE READING
Moscow-based creative company FIRMA Agency have put their innovative spin on an iconic brand, introducing the Chupa Chups 18+ Lollipop design. The product range consists of 3 lollipops; BDSM, Fetish and Toys. As the name suggests it is a line made up entirely of sexually suggestive components, provoking controversy and captivation in equal measures. Intimate and erotic, FIRMA’s designs refresh and modernize the candy line, bringing Chupa Chups up to date with a bang. FIRMA’s Chupa Chups concept began... CONTINUE READING
Uncovering the Inspiration Behind David Sherwin’s New Book; “Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers”
Creative director and interaction designer David Sherwin launches his book, “Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers”, on December 4th 2012. In addition to being Principal Designer at global creative firm Frog, Sherwin is also Senior Lecturer at California College of the Art in the BFA Interaction Design program. Using a combination of the experience acquired within roles such as these, and a variety of detailed interviews with industry insiders, Sherwin wrote this book for fellow creatives.... CONTINUE READING
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Vice President of Design & Engineering at TiVo, Margret Schmidt on behalf of GraphicDesign.com. She is currently the chief design officer for TiVo’s DVR, TV, PC/Mac, Web, and mobile experiences and has been with TiVo since 2001. With notables such as a Prime Time Emmy award under her belt for Outstanding Achievement In Enhanced Or Interactive Television and a Patent for Customizing DVR Functonality, Margret knows her stuff! Her insights reflect the... CONTINUE READING
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