A Masterpiece In The Making: Learn the Secrets of Client Service from a Ceiling Painter

By: Neil Tortorella on Jan 22nd 2014
A Masterpiece In The Making: Learn the Secrets of Client Service from a Ceiling Painter

These days, graphic designers also have patrons. They’re called clients. But, for all intent and purpose, it’s pretty much the same thing. Graphic designers have an insatiable desire to create. Clients have an insatiable desire to have things created. It might be to sell stuff or promote an idea, cause or other type of communication. Whatever the reason, it’s a symbiotic relationship based on the idea that client types need a and they... CONTINUE READING

New, Drool-Worthy Adobe Creative Cloud Features

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jan 21st 2014
New, Drool-Worthy Adobe Creative Cloud Features

After seeing a virtual demo of some of the top new features in Photoshop®, Illustrator® and InDesign® we’re happy to share the highlights of what Creative Cloud’s 1.4 million members have to look forward to. Photoshop CC 3D Printing: Arguably the most exciting of the new features that were announced was the introduction of 3D printing into Photoshop. Describing it as the “First time 3D printing is being delivered through a mainstream tool…” Andy Lauta, Product Manager, explained how... CONTINUE READING

Top 10 Rebrands and New Logos of 2013 (Part 1)

By: Matt Cannon on Jan 15th 2014
Top 10 Rebrands and New Logos of 2013 (Part 1)

Rebranding can help a business better appeal to customers, convey the business’s image, and revitalize a brand. While some rebrands are subtle upgrades of the original, some rebranding efforts offer a complete overhaul of the company name, logo, and brand identity. Whether it’s a new logo design, logo redesign, or complete rebrand, it takes a team of professionals to nail the logo and attract the attention of the company’s target audience. There were a lot of successful design campaigns... CONTINUE READING

Duffy & Partners Unveil Epicurean Re-Brand Project

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Jan 13th 2014
Duffy & Partners Unveil Epicurean Re-Brand Project

Duffy & Partners felt that “the truth would be far better at differentiating itself amongst the competition and resonate with today’s consumer.” Duffy created an entirely new brand language, packaging, P.O.S materials, business and promotional materials and signage for this environmentally friendly kitchen products company which was established in 2003. The work of Epicurean to date has provided an innovative approach to the kitchenware market by developing a selection of wood-based products such as chopping boards and utensils. These... CONTINUE READING

DigitasLBi Releases Bold Unicorn logo to Represent the Technology Company

By: Matt Cannon on Jan 8th 2014
DigitasLBi Releases Bold Unicorn logo to Represent the Technology Company

The Publicis Groupe-owned agency exists to help brands embrace the creative and technological change that is revolutionizing their businesses. (Source) DigitasLBi is set to be the most complete digital agency network in the world, leveraging the longstanding dominance of Digitas in the USA with LBi’s strong position in Europe, and the leading position enjoyed by both agencies in Asia Pacific. Between them, Digitas and LBi have a strong, shared heritage across all data, direct, social, search and platform delivery... CONTINUE READING

The Best Package Designs of 2013

By: Mirko Humbert on Jan 7th 2014
The Best Package Designs of 2013

However, packaging design is more than just typography, layout and color, there is a third dimension involved, and the case conception can make a huge difference between a nice and an awesome package. In this article I take a look at some of the best packages that have been designed in 2013. The packaging work you’ll find below always stands out both aesthetically and practically. A package design that is only visually appealing is great, but not enough to... CONTINUE READING

The Aspen Ideas Festival Reveals Vibrant New Rebrand

By: Matt Cannon on Jan 3rd 2014
The Aspen Ideas Festival Reveals Vibrant New Rebrand

The Aspen Institute hosts the Aspen Ideas Festival, a weeklong event that includes discussions, seminars, panels, and tutorials for respected creatives. Writers, designers, innovators, politicians, diplomats, judges, artists, and more attend the festival to cover a number of global topics. (Press Release) The 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival closed by introducing a new logo and visual system for its 10th anniversary in 2014, designed by New York-based Infinia Group. Founded in 2003 by Ron Cappello, Infinia merges the disciplines of... CONTINUE READING

Multi-disciplinary Creative Agency Harrison Chat Branding, Design and Diversity

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Dec 30th 2013
Multi-disciplinary Creative Agency Harrison Chat Branding, Design and Diversity

Branding and graphic design company Harrison are a multi-disciplinary creative agency, founded by Chris Harrison in 2003. Harrison’s clients and work are widespread and diverse, with their design excellence shining through each project undertaken. Harrison’s focus is to help brands “move forward with inventive ideas”, a notion highlighted within the diversity of their portfolio. Work includes; London Sinfonietta’s annual season brochure, a rebrand for charity English PEN, Natural World Safaris re-design and the 2011 season campaign for the Orchestra... CONTINUE READING

Layout Your Path To A Career In Graphic Design

By: Neil Tortorella on Dec 27th 2013
Layout Your Path To A Career In Graphic Design

They can major in graphic design at a traditional college or university. They might opt for any one of various other educational choices, either on or offline. But, the education of a graphic designer involves more than honing an ability to create a pleasing printed piece, logo, website or other communication vehicle. It involves an understanding of people – what motivates them, resonates with them and determines their behavior, often on an emotional level. Graphic design requires a keen... CONTINUE READING

Grassini Family Vineyards Unveil Distinctive New Design Features

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Dec 23rd 2013
Grassini Family Vineyards Unveil Distinctive New Design Features

Grassini Family Vineyards expanded their offerings recently in collaboration with Duffy & Partners, adding a series of everyday varietals and a new reserve label. The Grassini family are inspired by passion, hard work, and a love for wine. The packaging presented in their new reserve label reflects this, highlighting a balance between premium wines, tradition and beauty. Available in red and white varietals, the reserve line takes initiative from the original design released back in 2010. Bottles have a... CONTINUE READING

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