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
Design team AC Creative Studio have recently produced spectacular new bar menu books for Picasso Cafe, Oklahoma City. Encompassing Picasso Cafe’s motto that “great food is an art” these individually hand-painted and hand-bound creations exude vibrance. Found in the centre of Oklahoma City’s Arts district, Picasso Cafe dates back to the 1920s. Referring to their establishment as an “artist haven”, it is a place where atmosphere and aesthetics are inextricably linked. This is a notion reflected in the bar... CONTINUE READING
If I had to characterize the work of Sam Potts, I wouldn’t – - because being surprised is the whole point. But to give you an idea, he’s designed satirical tax forms, storefronts for superheroes (below) and a diagram of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. Outside of design, he has Twittered by mail. He has lived in China. Currently he works full-time at IDEO as a communications designer, and you might know his covers for John Hodgman’s The Areas... CONTINUE READING
In just two short months the FITC (Future. Innovation. Design. and Technology.) Vancouver 2012 conference will arrive. As the name implies, a defining aspect of the conference is its focus on design and technology. Featuring presentations, panels, hands-on workshops and networking events covering a range of some of the most relevant topics in graphic design, from conversations on creativity and evolving business models to responsive design. FITC provides the professional development and networking opportunities creatives need to keep pace... CONTINUE READING
Regina Lee Blaszczyk to Lead an Event at the Smithsonian Today, Tuesday 25th September About New Book “The Color Revolution”
The relationship between color, fashion and commerce has developed significantly over the past century. In her new book “The Color Revolution”, award-winning historian Regina Lee Blaszczyk explains this, highlighting the psychology and processes involved between color and consumer culture. Published last month, “The Color Revolution” focuses on the innovation that occurred between 1850 and 1970, an era that saw the emergence of ‘color stylists’ or ‘color forecasters’. To mark her recent book release, Blaszczyk is to lead a conversation... CONTINUE READING
Continuing a thirteen year legacy of supporting innovative graphic design projects for charitable causes Sappi announced its 2012 Ideas that Matter grant winners earlier this month. An independent judging panel of design leaders known for their commitment to design for social good evaluated multiple proposals before making their final selection of thirteen outstanding grantees to receive grants to help implement projects advancing social good—David Rager, David Rager Studio; Esther Chak and Mary-Jo Valentino, Imaginary Office; Michael Osborne and Katy... CONTINUE READING
For the last three years UnderConsideration—the team of Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Palacio—has organized the Brand New Conference, where designers talk about identity, graphic design, and most importantly, storytelling. In this interview with GraphicDesign.com, Armin Vit shared his thoughts about this year’s conference as well as the design practicality of purple. If you haven’t heard Vit speak before, check out his opening remarks here. I’ll wait. What made you want to start a conference series about brands? We saw... CONTINUE READING
Adam Lewin is an artist and illustrator hailing from New York City. His most recent piece is the key visual artwork for Berlin Fashion Week. Entitled Showroom Days, the collection focuses on over 150 designers and artists, both national and international. More than 50 locations across Berlin have been used to showcase the collections, installations, retrospectives and photography of these individuals. After studying at Pratt Institute and The Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands, Lewin worked as an illustrator... CONTINUE READING
As covered by Vitamin T, interactive developer Matthew Wallace and partner Driftlab have recently created a mobile app for Walgreens. The app, which is available at www.neurobowl.com, marks Wallace’s transition from his work around the Flash interface into the sphere of mobile development. Here we speak to Wallace and uncover the path he has taken so far in order to find out more about his latest project… Q1. How did you become an interactive developer? I started off building... CONTINUE READING
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