GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Denise Bosler as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Jul 31st 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Denise Bosler as a Featured Writer

Denise Bosler is a graphic designer, illustrator and professor of communication design at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. A self-professed designastrator, she creates award-winning design and illustration work for a wide variety of clients. Denise has focused her design work on print collateral, product packaging and identity development in both print and digital projects. She is the author of Mastering Type: The Essential Guide to Typography for Print and Web Design. When Denise is out of her studio and not... CONTINUE READING

James Victore Presents: Take This Job & Love It

By: Jo Gifford on Jul 27th 2012
James Victore Presents: Take This Job & Love It

James Victore presents a fantastic one day live event entitled Take This Job & Love It taking place on September 29th this year. As highlighted by the artist/author/filmmaker/designer/fire-starter, the project is about celebrating “work, life and bucking the status quo” allowing you to “ignite your path to personal greatness and access a higher level of badass-dom”. When asked by designworklife what inspired Take This Job & Love It, Victore explained that following the release of his book ‘Victore, or... CONTINUE READING

99% Invisible: A Highly Addictive Podcast About Design

By: Evan Johnston on Jul 26th 2012
99% Invisible: A Highly Addictive Podcast About Design

The challenge in doing an audio broadcast about graphic design is that you can’t see it. But 99% Invisible, the bi-weekly podcast by Roman Mars, makes seeing design irrelevant. Using a voice-inside-your-head narration, Mars talks about the design of cities, of currency, copyright—huge topics that you could only begin to cover in a book or a lecture. But rather than trying to bring textbooks to life, Mars talks about how the design affects people personally—and finds interesting people to... CONTINUE READING

CALLING ALL STUDENTS!!!

By: Julia Wild on Jul 24th 2012
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Want to be part of graphicdesign.com student council in conjunction with creativeinterns.com? We are taking applications for members to participate. If you are serious about wanting to kickstart your creative career then this is the opportunity for you… If interested, email Julia (julia at graphicdesign dot com) and marc (marc at creativeinterns dot com) for a phone interview. Please email us with your resume and tell us a little bit about yourself! What is the role or purpose of... CONTINUE READING

Squarespace 6: Beautiful, Flexible Websites Made Easy

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jul 24th 2012
Squarespace 6: Beautiful, Flexible Websites Made Easy

For designers, bloggers or anyone searching for easy-to-use, yet incredibly sophisticated website creation and hosting, a solution may be in sight. Last Friday Squarespace officially announced the release of Squarespace 6, an extensive overhaul of their previous platform, which adds 50 new features to their core service sure to please even the finickiest critic. Counted among the new features are a highly intuitive, drag n’ drop site-building interface called LayoutEngine which dynamically aligns and resizes content to a perfect... CONTINUE READING

How Interactive Conference 2012 Promo Code – Get $50 Off!

By: Julia Wild on Jul 24th 2012
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Use Promo Code: DESIGNSF Save $50 on HOW Interactive Design Conference Registration! Washington DC ٠ September 27 – 29, 2012 (It was a GREAT Success!) San Francisco CA ٠ October 29 – 31, 2012 Many of you will have read graphicdesign.com’s coverage of HOW Design Live which took place in June. Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch attended the event and from the write-up it truly sounded like an amazing conference to have attended. GraphicDesign.com also covered HOW Interactive in Washington D.C. which... CONTINUE READING

Poll Follow Up – Do Designers Need Degrees? Poll Results With Infographic

By: Jo Gifford on Jul 20th 2012
Poll Follow Up - Do Designers Need Degrees? Poll Results With Infographic

The article I wrote on the pro’s and cons of a graphic design degree has raised a great deal of debate both here on GraphicDesign.com and in social media surrounding the piece. The poll results are now in, and they make both really interesting reading and viewing thanks to the fabulous work of Killer Infographics. Firstly, the question “do you have a degree in design or a related subject” was met with 60% of responders saying yes, 32% no,... CONTINUE READING

Uniqlo’s Pinterest Campaign “Wakes Scrollers from their Slumber”

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jul 20th 2012
Uniqlo’s Pinterest Campaign “Wakes Scrollers from their Slumber”

It seems that some brands are finding answers (or at least testing approaches) to the hotly debated question of if/how brands can leverage social media newbie, Pinterest. One answer recently arrived in the form of digital agency Firstborn’s Pinterest campaign for Uniqlo. As reported in Brandweek, the clothing retailer Uniqlo effectively hijacked Pinterest pages by creating a hundred separate shell user accounts and coordinating simultaneous individual pins across multiple categories to produce what the Firstborn describes as the “first-ever... CONTINUE READING

San Francisco MTA’s Logo Finds a New Method

By: Matt Cannon on Jul 19th 2012
San Francisco MTA’s Logo Finds a New Method

The gorgeous new San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency logo was recently introduced. The logo was surprisingly done in a contest format, but with a limit of contestants. Paul Miller’s design was selected over 45 others and was organized by ImproveSF, Mayor Ed Lee’s program that lets creative individuals help the Government. You usually think of college students when you think of someone entering a design contest, but Miller is no stranger as he is the Creative Director of Method... CONTINUE READING

Delivering Design and Tech Skills: Shillington Graphic Design Graduate Exhibitions

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jul 17th 2012
Delivering Design and Tech Skills: Shillington Graphic Design Graduate Exhibitions

This week, Shillington School will host their Graphic Design Graduate Exhibition in Manchester, London and New York City. The school, founded in 1989 by Andrew Shillington to address the need he observed for “talented young designers with high-end computer skills” prides itself on turning out graduates who “can confidently take a brief, efficiently use industry-standard software and produce quality design solutions to a tight deadline.” Shillington strives to meet the ever-changing expectations of the design industry by teaching the... CONTINUE READING

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