Design Renegade James White Talks with us About Creativity and Answers the Question “Why FITC?”

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Sep 26th 2012
Design Renegade James White Talks with us About Creativity and Answers the Question “Why FITC?”

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”

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Sep 25th 2012
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

2012 Sappi Ideas that Matter Grant Recipients Announced!

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Sep 19th 2012
2012 Sappi Ideas that Matter Grant Recipients Announced!

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

Consider the Brand: Armin Vit Talks About Brand New

By: Evan Johnston on Sep 13th 2012
Consider the Brand: Armin Vit Talks About Brand New

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 Creates Berlin Fashion Week’s Fantastic Visual Artwork

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Sep 6th 2012
Adam Lewin Creates Berlin Fashion Week’s Fantastic Visual Artwork

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

Interactive Developer Matthew Wallace Launches Walgreens Mobile App

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Sep 6th 2012
Interactive Developer Matthew Wallace Launches Walgreens Mobile App

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

On Elegantissima: A Conversation with Louise Fili About Her New Book

By: Evan Johnston on Aug 28th 2012
On Elegantissima: A Conversation with Louise Fili About Her New Book

Louise Fili started work after college as the art director at Pantheon Books, creating beautiful and distinctive book jacket design. She went on to launch Louise Fili Ltd., a graphic design studio which has created some of the most recognizable logos and packaging designs in the last twenty years: the Tiffany monogram, the Good Housekeeping seal, and perhaps most infamously, the Hanky Panky logo. Her work is easily identified by its sophistication and elegance, so it’s no surprise that... CONTINUE READING

Finding the Right Designer for the Job: Tips for Writing a Good Job Post from The Creative Group (Poll Article)

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Aug 21st 2012
Finding the Right Designer for the Job: Tips for Writing a Good Job Post from The Creative Group (Poll Article)

The topic of job descriptions came up in conversation with some colleagues the other day. Frequently cited was frustration with overly broad or ambitious job descriptions that read like an employer wish list of skills and expertise rather than an accurate picture of actual needs. Graphic design seems like an area where this is especially prevalent, perhaps owing to the many forms of design practice. While some may argue on the side of that being a valid recruitment approach... CONTINUE READING

The Importance of Social Media for Graphic Designers

By: Matt Cannon on Aug 2nd 2012
The Importance of Social Media for Graphic Designers

Social Media Consultant and Trainer Steve Nicholls talks to GraphicDesign.com about the importance of social media in a Graphic Designer’s world. Steve Nicholls is the author of the best-selling book “Social Media in Business” and has implemented advanced Internet applications for leading organizations. He grows client revenue dollars by millions with his effective social media training. As a pioneer in social media for business, Steve Nicholls moves companies from stuck to success in social media, starting with his firm... CONTINUE READING

J.B Chaykowsky Designs Spectacular New Branding for Taco Joint

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Aug 1st 2012
J.B Chaykowsky Designs Spectacular New Branding for Taco Joint

As seen on Art of the Menu, J.B Chaykowsky has designed spectacular new branding for Taco Joint. J.B.Chaykowsky describes himself as a “multi-disciplinary designer”, whose expertise lies in branding, both in terms of environment and experience. The man behind numerous exciting projects, all of which are referred to in his blog, is also responsible for the re-branding of Taco Joint. This is a mission of which Art of the Menu proclaim “with a fun, handmade aesthetic and exclamation points... CONTINUE READING

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