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GraphicDesign.com 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 GraphicDesign.com 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.

We are already growing at an incredible rate and, with a domain name such as GraphicDesign.com, there is a big responsibility to serve the industry and provide news, articles and resources that are relevant (i) to professionals within the industry, (ii) to prospective consumers wanting to engage/hire professionals within the industry and (iii) to students aspiring or considering a career in graphic design.

The site has already announced two participants of the Advisory Council. One of the members is Matt Hocking who not only has extensive experience as a graphic designer but has also directed and lectured graphic design all over the world. Hocking established the Shillington School in New York, and is now offering his creative talent to projects that help socially responsible businesses.

Also joining the Advisory Council is Dailey Crafton. He is a design lecturer and founder of “LiveFromBklyn,”. At present, Crafton is the creative force behind the Brooklyn-based studio, putting his upmost effort into making sure that the design is rock solid. Before founding Livefrombklyn.com Crafton was at L’oréal Paris, where he oversaw various promotional design projects.

Julia Wild, Editor and Marketing Director of GraphicDesign.com stated: “The GraphicDesign.com team are looking forward to re-launching the site with the right user experience and delivering the content that the target constituents of the website want to read. With the domain name GraphicDesign.com i will work closely with our writers and advisory council in order to serve the industry in a positive way”.

Watch this space. Over the next week or so GraphicDesign.com will announce more members of their advisory board. There will be a new section added to the website listing all members of the council and hopefully over the next few months with hard work and expert advice the launch of the new GraphicDesign.com will shortly follow.

For those of you who have a history of experience and leadership within the graphic design industry and who would be interested participating in the Council please get in touch with Julia Wild, Editor and Marketing Director for GraphicDesign.com. Her contact email address is Julia at graphicdesign dot com. We know everyone’s time is valuable and limited. An informal communication line to each advisory council member will be kept open and Julia will be happy to have an initial call with anyone who would like to understand more.

Follow @AtGraphicDesign on Twitter for upcoming announcements of additional members of the Advisory Council and to keep up with the latest industry news. Regular updates will also be posted here on the blog to keep you informed with the progress.