TV Land Introduces New On-Air Package for Rebrand

By: Matt Cannon on Feb 9th 2012
TV Land Introduces New On-Air Package for Rebrand

TV Land, Once a nightly spot on Nickelodeon in 1996 and Once dedicated strictly to keeping classic TV alive on the tube on a nightly spot on Nickelodeon called Nick at Night in 1996 has now segmented into a network for people in their 40’s to 50’s with both classic programming pulled from the vault and new, original productions. The new rebrand, Designed by Trollbäck + Company in New York were introduced last year. TV Land was in fact... CONTINUE READING Welcomes Preston D Lee as a Featured Contributor and Member of Our Advisory Board

By: GD Staff on Feb 8th 2012 Welcomes Preston D Lee as a Featured Contributor and Member of Our Advisory Board

Preston D Lee is a freelance web designer, blogger, and internet marketer. Ho offers business tips, client advice and freelancing articles multiple times a week at, the leading source of business tips for designers. He also wrote From Passion to Profit: 11 days to build a design business, an ebook that has helped hundreds of designers take their passion for design and turn it into a steady profit. The book includes advice on how to find clients, manage... CONTINUE READING


By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Feb 8th 2012

It seems that in no time at all the online pin board Pinterest has exploded into the online consciousness. According to Mashable, “Pinterest accounted for 3.6% of referral traffic, while Twitter just barely edged ahead of the newcomer, accounting for 3.61% of referral traffic.” For those of you who don’t already know, Pinterest is a by-invitation-only, virtual pin board that allows users to organize and share items of interest across the web. Or, as better put on their site... CONTINUE READING

Online Image Editor Picnik is Axed

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 7th 2012
Online Image Editor Picnik is Axed

Picnik, the online image editing application, is to cease. In a blog post on January 20th 2012 they announced “Since joining Google in 2010, we have been creating editing magic in Google products while continuing to keep Picnik awesome. But now we get to focus on even awesomer things. Picnik will be closing on April 19, 2012.”. Picnik is an online photo editing service with multiple image manipulation features which enable effects similar to those offered by Adobe’s Photoshop.... CONTINUE READING

Neil Tortorella Joins as a Featured Contributor and Member of Our Advisory Board

By: GD Staff on Feb 7th 2012
Neil Tortorella Joins as a Featured Contributor and Member of Our Advisory Board

Based in Greater Fort Lauderdale, FL area, Neil Tortorella brings with him over 30 years experience as an award-winning graphic designer, writer and marketing consultant. He has operated his own design and marketing consulting practice, Tortorella Design, for over 25 years. Through Tortorella Design, Neil has worked with several Fortune 500, along with small to mid-sized companies, to develop pragmatic solutions to their communications challenges. Neil is a co-founder and management team member of, a popular resource for... CONTINUE READING

Hybrid Design Creates Website for Nike

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 4th 2012
Hybrid Design Creates Website for Nike

Hybrid Design have created the new worldwide site for Nike’s business entity and subsidiaries. The new look creates a unified user experience by bringing corporate and media pages together in a single web portal. The agency designed and developed both the front and back end of the project for, giving an aesthetically engaging magazine style layout to the business orientated portal. Hybrid Design is a San Francisco based integrated creative studio, and was founded in 2001 by Dora... CONTINUE READING

Adobe Buys Typekit

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 3rd 2012
Adobe Buys Typekit

Adobe, the software giant for the design and digital world has acquired Typekit, the website typeface enabler. Announced at Adobe’s Annual MAX conference late 2011 by CTO Kevin Lynch, the new acquisition was explained as part of the company’s “Creative Cloud” strategy. Typekit is a hugely popular webfonts service which enables web developers and bloggers to easily facilitate fonts in their design without the need for code knowledge. API development and integration means the service works with self hosted... CONTINUE READING

Two Animated Children’s Films Get Oscar Nomination

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Feb 3rd 2012
Two Animated Children's Films Get Oscar Nomination

Animation lovers take note, two beautifully drawn films to receive the Oscar nod for best animated feature this week; Chico and Rita and A Cat in Paris are soon to be released for your viewing pleasure. Captured in bold lines and washes of color by Spain’s celebrated artist and designer Javier Mariscal Chico and Rita is a love story set in pre-Castro Havana. Chico is a talented young piano player and Rita is the beautiful singer who captures his... CONTINUE READING Announces Formation of Industry Advisory Council

By: GD Staff on Feb 2nd 2012
graphic design default is forming an Industry Advisory Council. The members of the council will be introduced to the public in the near future. Feedback and input from the Industry Advisory Council will be instrumental to in areas such as site design, user experience, content topics, suggested new contributors as well as major site initiatives. Both as individuals and as a group the Advisory Council will represent voices of leadership from within a broad cross-section of the graphic design industry.... CONTINUE READING

2012 Adobe Design Achievement Awards – Still Time to Enter

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jan 31st 2012
2012 Adobe Design Achievement Awards - Still Time to Enter

Graphic design students, faculty and staff—there’s still time to enter your best work in The Adobe® Design Achievement Awards! The international competition, which began in 2001 and was, established to “ … celebrate student and faculty achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts” is being held in partnership for the fourth year in a row with Icograda (International Council of Graphic Design Associations) the world body for professional communication design. The Adobe® Design Achievement Awards... CONTINUE READING

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