“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

Don’t Miss Out! HOW Design Live Creative Freelancer Conference 2013

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on May 29th 2013
Don’t Miss Out! HOW Design Live Creative Freelancer Conference 2013

The 2012 Creative Freelancer Conference (CFC), held in Boston made a huge impact on me as well as many of the people I spoke with (readers can get the recap here) as evidenced by the number of them who were repeat attendees. This year CFC is set to take place in San Francisco, CA and promises more of the proven advice, inspiration and networking opportunities attendees have come to expect. We spoke with Ilise Benun; founder of Marketing Mentor... CONTINUE READING

Is Your Head in the Cloud?

By: Neil Tortorella on May 23rd 2013
Is Your Head in the Cloud?

Adobe offers a variety of subscription levels for Creative Cloud. The 30-day free trial provides 2GB of storage, but allows for only limited access to the array of applications. Its standard $49.99 US/month “Complete Individual” subscription provides full versions of Adobe® Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Acrobat®, and more, along with full access to services to help subscribers create mobile-ready content and apps; 20GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration. It does, however, require an annual commitment that is billed... CONTINUE READING

Beyond Perfect: Typography Master Alan Kitching at Monotype

By: Evan Johnston on May 21st 2013
Beyond Perfect: Typography Master Alan Kitching at Monotype

“This has no foundation to it, it just appears,” said Alan Kitching, holding up an elegant poster near the podium where he spoke. He was talking about the type on the poster, which had been set, like almost everything in the last twenty years, on a computer. Kitching spoke as part of Monotype’s Pencils to Pixels series—a lecture series which talked about the history and future of graphic design, although he said in referring to his work, “Pencils to... CONTINUE READING

LIVESTRONG Foundation Drops Lance from their Logo

By: Matt Cannon on May 16th 2013
LIVESTRONG Foundation Drops Lance from their Logo

The LIVESTRONG Foundation provides free cancer support services to help people cope with the financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. With its iconic yellow LIVESTRONG wristband, the Foundation has become a symbol of hope and inspiration around the world. Since its inception, the Foundation has served 2.5 million people affected by the disease and raised more than $500 million to support cancer survivors. One of America’s top cancer non-profit organizations, the Foundation enjoys a four-star rating... 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

Inside Adobe Max: From the Perspective of a Speaker, Marketer and First Timer

By: Amy Balliett on May 11th 2013
Inside Adobe Max: From the Perspective of a Speaker, Marketer and First Timer

A conference like that is worth any ticket price since the experience and knowledge gained can take your career to new heights. And, not to oversell it, but Adobe Max did a fantastic job of achieving this rare form of conferencedom. In March, Adobe reached out to myself and my business partner, Nick Grant, asking if we could speak at Max about infographic design. Honored for the opportunity, we gladly accepted the assignment… and the 8:30 am Tuesday morning... CONTINUE READING

Cabot Corporation Debuts New Brand Identity

By: Matt Cannon on May 8th 2013
Cabot Corporation Debuts New Brand Identity

Cabot Corporation is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is the leading producer of rubber and specialty grade carbon black, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel, and elastomer composites. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in the press release regarding Cabot’s business that are not historical facts are forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion... 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

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