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

The World of Graphic Design in 2012

By: Neil Tortorella on Jan 3rd 2013
The World of Graphic Design in 2012

As we move from 2012 into 2013, it seems to be an appropriate time for reflection. What were the top design books and trends for the year? Let’s have a peek. Each year, logo design trends abound and 2012 was no different. LogoLounge.com provided some insights as to what designers were up to this past year. Report author and LogoLounge frontman, Bill Gardner, had this to say. “There’s plenty to be learned here, but you need to be looking... CONTINUE READING

Most Appreciated Graphic Design Projects Last Week on Behance

By: Julia Wild on Dec 11th 2012
Most Appreciated Graphic Design Projects Last Week on Behance

Every week GraphicDesign.com showcases some of the most appreciated graphic design projects found on Behance.net. For those of you who are not familiar with Behance or if this is the first time reading one of these articles, appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative. There are some truly amazing pieces of work and it’s pretty hard not to go to Behance on a regular basis to check out the newest projects. Here are last weeks... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Shaina Anum as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Nov 8th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Shaina Anum as a Featured Writer

Shaina is the co-founder and Chief Editor of Websoulz, a blog that offers posts about everything related to the web and designing world. Shaina is a freelance designer, writer and blogger. She has been writing articles and tutorials for the design community for seven years now. Working mainly in the fields of graphic and web design, her work extends to print and web, social media management, copywriting and creative tutorial writing for on and offline publications. She is secretly... CONTINUE READING

NYU CADA New Master’s Program for Digital Designers: A Conversation with Patricia Heard-Greene

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Oct 18th 2012
NYU CADA New Master’s Program for Digital Designers: A Conversation with Patricia Heard-Greene

NYU CADA recently announced a new Master of Science in Advanced Digital Applications. Designed to address the requirements for designers in the ever-evolving digital landscape, the Master of Science in Advanced Digital Applications curriculum includes animation, 3-D modeling and visual effects as well as data visualization and infographics. Last week I met with Patricia Heard-Greene, Academic Director and Clinical Associate Professor Center for Advanced Digital Applications (CADA) NYU-SCPS to talk about the new program. We started with a tour... CONTINUE READING

Top 5 Corporate Design Agencies

By: Matt Cannon on Oct 10th 2012
Top 5 Corporate Design Agencies

Trendsetting is not an easy task in marketing. These Top 5 Design Agencies lead the market with extremely strong portfolios of past work, as well as proving inspiration for what’s to come. It’s humbling to see how these organizations began their ventures while they are now globally effecting and bending corporate culture. 5. Teehan + Lax Geoff Teehan began his career in digital media in 1995, working as a designer for an Internet start-up. In 1999 he joined Modem... CONTINUE READING

Celebrate National Design Week!

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Oct 9th 2012
Celebrate National Design Week!

Saturday, October 13, kicks off the seventh annual National Design Week. Hosted by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, National Design Week runs from October 13–21, and features free public programs, activities, and events celebrating “… the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life.” Newly added this year is www.ndw.lanyrd.com, an interactive site listing National Design Week events hosted by institutions and organizations around the country where users can share event details and information. 2011... CONTINUE READING

Coca-Cola Competition Invites Entrants to Re-design the Brand’s Iconic Logo

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Oct 9th 2012
Coca-Cola Competition Invites Entrants to Re-design the Brand’s Iconic Logo

Coca-Cola has joined forces with design platform Blank You Very Much in order to launch an exciting competition which is exclusive to the U.S. Entrants are invited to re-invent the brand’s famous logo with the winner’s creation being incorporated into a limited edition t-shirt. In addition, prize money of $5,000 will be awarded. Although designers must adhere to some strict guidelines, this event offers Coca-Cola fans the opportunity to put their own stamp on a global name. Rules include:... CONTINUE READING

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