Dave Gorum is the creative director and co-founder of Carbonmade, an online portfolio service that helps creative folks show off their work. The idea came about over the 2005 Christmas holiday when Dave and his coding partner Jason Nelson set about solving the problem of managing the unwieldy monster that was Dave’s ever-growing portfolio. A week of hacking and the first version of the app was born. Slowly, the word got out and now Carbonmade is home to over... CONTINUE READING
A few weeks ago I wrote an article and posted a poll about following up after an interview and… the results are in! A whopping 88% of those polled believed that they should follow up an interview with a thank you note or email. Which is a number we were happy to hear. Because of the experience at our talent agency, the response to that poll question hovers right around 100%. (In other words, we think it’s a great... CONTINUE READING
“Part of it is about not trying to be professional,” says Jonathan Blow, designer of the wildly successful independent video game Braid. He looks calmly at the camera, with a slight smile, and for a moment, that sounds like fun. After all, this is a documentary about video games, and video games are fun. Right? But instead of fun, Blow starts talking about vulnerability. “If you don’t see a vulnerability in someone,” he says, “You’re probably not connecting with... CONTINUE READING
Who says there are no second chances? For those who may have missed it the first time, Behance Portfolio Review Week is back! In May 2012, online creative platform Behance held its first ever Portfolio Review Week, where Behance members who may have only met previously online, gathered over seven days to “present and get feedback on their work, hear from experienced professionals, and meet their local creative community.” With over 153 reviews held in 43 countries around the... CONTINUE READING
THIS AMAZING EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT! November 12–14, 2012 San Francisco, California Use the code AEAGDC to receive a $75 discount off the last show of the year An Event Apart is to take place this November in San Francisco, California. It will be 3 days full of Design, Code and Content with 12 great speakers and sessions. Whilst the first two days will be the conference, the third day will be a full-day workshop on Designing for... CONTINUE READING
New York City ٠ October 22-24, 2012 Simply use promo code GraphicD10 in the promotion code box during registration to receive a 10% discount Future of Web Design returns to New York City in 2012 for the best of the best in web design. This world-class conference kicks off with Paull Young, Director of Digital Engagement at charity:water, a non-profit bringing clean and safe drinking water to developing nations. After that FOWD breaks out into two separate tracks featuring... CONTINUE READING
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
To mark its 50th anniversary, D&AD are celebrating the designers, studios, ad agencies, creatives, directors and brands who have won the most Pencils in its history. The organization is staging a spectacular party and awards ceremony to commemorate this special birthday, which falls on 18 September 2012. It is at this event that such top ranked individuals will be recognized with a one-off award. D&AD has outlined the top ten most awarded people and businesses within each of the... CONTINUE READING
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 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
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