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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

Visual Communication Designer

By: mscott on Dec 31st 2013
Visual Communication Designer

Graphic Designers: New Deal, LLC d/b/a Against All Odds, 222 Bridge Plaza South, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 seeks 1 Visual Communication Designer. M-F; FT 35 hrs/wk, 9am-5pm, $50,000/year. Design & review visual communication images for advertisements, catalogs, website & logo; Research advertising & graphic trends; preparing illustrations, layouts and & confer with management to determine optimal market designs. Requires BA in Graphic Design or Visual Communication Design; working knowledge in company & brand promotion & marketing; AutoCAD; Adobe Photoshop,... CONTINUE READING

Interactive Designer

By: mscott on Oct 25th 2013
Interactive Designer

As a member of the Device UX team, you will be a part of bringing next generation devices and user interfaces to market. This position will include designing and assessing interfaces for new phones, tablets and connected devices. In particular, this team member will support the UX group in the following capacities: Design, prototype, and specify mobile device user interfaces. Author UI requirements and administer test plans for those requirements. Achieve team consensus and executive buy-in on your proposed... CONTINUE READING

“Digital Design Essentials” Book Review and Q&A with Raj Lal

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Sep 7th 2013
“Digital Design Essentials” Book Review and Q&A with Raj Lal

A quick look at the table of contents shows the range of topics covered—from why the UI behind Microsoft’s Notepad application is successful to how iPhone’s Instagram application creates a “seamless” user experience through complete integration with the device itself, to perhaps less commonly encountered UI challenges such as Yupp TV’s 10-foot interface. Described on the back cover as a “comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia of user interface (UI) design,” “Digital Design Essentials” does not disappoint. Through 100 annotated examples, each... CONTINUE READING

A Web Designer’s Guide to Color (Part One)

By: Matt Cannon on May 3rd 2013
A Web Designer's Guide to Color (Part One)

Color has numerous psychological effects on the brain. The choices a designer makes for a website can play heavily on the way the audience reacts to the site. Color invokes emotion through visual stimulation, and brings depth to design. Colors can even be audience specific, such as age or gender. It can be overwhelming to deal with at first but not to worry I have laid out five tips that will help you avoid any future color disasters. Look... CONTINUE READING

Carl Rylatt Details his Design Journey, Explaining New Vintage Font ‘Laudanum’

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Mar 29th 2013
Carl Rylatt Details his Design Journey, Explaining New Vintage Font ‘Laudanum’

At graphicdesign.com we relish the opportunity to showcase inspirational talent and wanted to find out more about the work of Carl Rylatt. We chatted to Carl, exploring both his graphic design journey and, this fantastic new font… Describe yourself and your work? I’ve been a designer now for about 13 years, I started off designing club flyers and posters, as I think many designers do, for no money, again as I think many designers also do! I’ve always been... CONTINUE READING

Losttime Creative: Interview with Illustrator and Designer Dan Robinson Miller

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 15th 2013
Losttime Creative: Interview with Illustrator and Designer Dan Robinson Miller

Dan Robinson Miller is the man behind Losttime Design. He is an incredibly talented graphic designer with an expert eye for layout, color and balance. Away from the day job he is equally super savvy with creating amazing illustrations in Illustrator too; a really gifted guy. I have had the pleasure of working with Dan on some Cherry Sorbet projects as one of my team, and his versatility and creative eye always impresses me. We actually met via Twitter... CONTINUE READING

Design in Event Production: An Interview with FiveCurrents

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Feb 12th 2013
Design in Event Production: An Interview with FiveCurrents

Usually design-related buzz around large-scale events like the Super Bowl is all about the ads, which ones hit the mark, which didn’t and how much did they cost. But there’s more design at work than in the ads shown between plays. There’s the design behind the events themselves. Every element of the event contributes to the viewer or participant’s experience. We interviewed Jared Sweet, an award-winning art director, show director, and creative director with 15 years experience and current... CONTINUE READING

New Year’s Resolution Recommendation for Designers: See Bill’s Design Talks Featuring the National Design Award Winners

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jan 31st 2013
New Year’s Resolution Recommendation for Designers: See Bill’s Design Talks Featuring the National Design Award Winners

Now that the afterglow of New Year’s resolutions has faded excitement at the prospect of more time in the gym, better eating habits and becoming more organized may be waning. But before you (and I) throw in the towel here is one that I think designers will find inspiring and fun—Bill’s Design Talks. Organized by Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and made possible in part by the Adobe Foundation is, Bill’s Design Talks a conversation and presentation series that... CONTINUE READING

New Hiring Data from The Creative Group is Good News for Designers and Marketers

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jan 9th 2013
New Hiring Data from The Creative Group is Good News for Designers and Marketers

Good news for designers and marketers in 2013, in recently released hiring data from creative staffing agency The Creative Group shows that 33 percent of respondents surveyed reported that “they are looking to fill design or marketing roles in the first quarter of 2013”. The data gathered from a survey including more than 500 advertising and marketing professionals in the United States also showed that advertising executives made up a larger proportion of those intending to hire—51 percent versus... CONTINUE READING

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