Caava Design Detail their Collaboration with Old Harbor Distilling Company

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Feb 5th 2014
Caava Design Detail their Collaboration with Old Harbor Distilling Company

Caava Design are a multi-disciplinary graphic design studio based in San Diego, California. Established by founder Cody Small, they believe “design is the fundamental tool for helping people connect and communicate effectively”. Before establishing Caava Design Cody Small worked with clients such as Starbucks, World Vision, WD-40 and Westfield. He feels that “simple, functional design enables brands to develop their visual story”. Since setting up the business, branding creations have included work for Whoa Nelly Catering, Arrow Leather Works... CONTINUE READING

ING DIRECT Canada Embraces their Colors and Rebrands into Tangerine

By: Matt Cannon on Feb 3rd 2014
ING DIRECT Canada Embraces their Colors and Rebrands into Tangerine

ING DIRECT has been operating in Canada since 1997, and has paid more than $6 billion in interest to clients. They offer 24/7 banking, available over the phone, on the internet, and on mobile devices. (Press Release) ING Bank of Canada, operating under the trade name of ING DIRECT, was acquired by Scotiabank in 2012. When ING Group decided to sell ING DIRECT to Scotiabank, the rules of the contract stated that they needed to give up the name... CONTINUE READING

In Control Conference, Orlando, Feb 17th-19th 2014 – $100 discount for Readers

By: Julia Wild on Feb 3rd 2014
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Conference: In Control Conference When: February 17-19 2014 Where: Orlando, Florida, Embassy Suites Orlando – Downtown Hotel Discount: $100 Discount Code: 100GRAPHICDESIGN The AIGA web and mobile design conference is a 2 day conference from February 17th to 19th 2014 in Orlando, Florida. If you are web or mobile designer or this is an area of design you want to know more about then this is the conference for you. In terms of speakers, there is a great line-up... CONTINUE READING

3D Printing in Photoshop CC

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Jan 31st 2014
3D Printing in Photoshop CC

As 3D printing technology evolves to become one of the most promising cutting-edge technologies in the 3D industry, it is an amazing surprise to discover that Adobe’s newly updated version of Photoshop CC supports 3D printing. Along with the new updates of Photoshop features covered in Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch’s article, “New Drool-Worthy Adobe Creative Cloud Features,” the new Photoshop CC update includes 3D printing support. The 3D printing feature allows you to print your 3D project from Photoshop with commonly... CONTINUE READING

The D&AD New Blood Awards 2014 Announce Entry Is Now Open

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Jan 29th 2014
The D&AD New Blood Awards 2014 Announce Entry Is Now Open

The awards are now called New Blood, a title which also covers the New Blood Festival, Exhibition and Academy. A full year of events and workshops fall under the same umbrella. Still with the same ethos as 35 years ago, D&AD describe New Blood as “using the benefit of our network and resource to help transition young people from the world of education and into the world of work” “Inspiring a worldwide community of creative thinkers”, D&AD are an... CONTINUE READING

Top 10 Rebrands and New Logos of 2013 (Part 2)

By: Matt Cannon on Jan 27th 2014
Top 10 Rebrands and New Logos of 2013 (Part 2)

Rebranding a business can help to breathe new life into the company and attract the attention of current and potential customers. Every campaign is different and while subtlety is key for some redesign efforts, some businesses need a complete overhaul of their logo, packaging, and/or online and social media presence. There were a number of successful rebrand campaigns and new logos in 2013, so read on for our top picks of the year. Let us know what you think.... CONTINUE READING

10 Tips to Create a Successful Design Brief

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Jan 24th 2014
10 Tips to Create a Successful Design Brief

With more than a decade of experience in the design industry, I have observed many problems that may arise when there is no design brief assigned to a project. For instance, much of the required information may get lost in the middle of the long chain of communication between the client, marketing manager, creative director and, finally, the designer. Some of this information may be as important as the design style, company portfolio, project budget or timeline. Before we... CONTINUE READING

10% Discount To Future of Web Design (FOWD) London, April 7-9, 2014

By: Julia Wild on Jan 24th 2014
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Discount Amount: 10% discount Promotion Code: GRAPHIC10 Valid towards: 2-day conference passes, and 2-day conference + workshop passes. Also valid off of the Early Bird Price, which expires 31 January! Conference Dates: April 7-9, 2014 – LONDON, UK. To claim your discount you can do so HERE. Future of Web Design Designers can enjoy inspiration not only from established stars in the web design industry but also creative challenges, practical guidance and relaxing networking opportunities at this 4 day-long... CONTINUE READING

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

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