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Graphic Design Degrees and Job Outlook

By: Michael Jackness on Mar 20th 2012
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When one has interest in a career, usually the first step is to find some statistical information about the career. The next step is getting a gauge of the required education. Well here you go, below is a detailed analysis on the job outlook of graphic design and how to go about getting a degree. Let’s start with salary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010 the average graphic designer salary was $43,500. The bottom 10% of... CONTINUE READING

Skills Designers Need Now

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Mar 8th 2012
Skills Designers Need Now

Scan almost any online graphic design discussion board and chances are that you’ll quickly spot a common set of questions being asked. What are the skills I need now? And, what is the best way to get them? While, concerns about how to stay current in our industry are not new it is safe to say that current economic conditions, rapidly changing technology and evolving demands in the design profession overall have certainly ratcheted up the conversation level. Graphic... CONTINUE READING

Packaging & Label Design: Opportunities for Design Innovation Part 2 of 2

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Feb 20th 2012
Packaging & Label Design: Opportunities for Design Innovation Part 2 of 2

Aside from the excellent beer and awesome burgers at New York City bar, Idle Hands, Packaging & Label Design: Opportunities For Design Innovation: Part 1 discussed the importance of packaging and label design as marketing differentiators, especially in highly competitive, high end and niche markets. In part two we continue the conversation with Devon Wade, a Digital and Interactive Marketing Manager who completed a graduate thesis on niche marketing while studying at NYU and Carmela Davis, Branch Operations Manager... CONTINUE READING

The Deep End Premiers a New Graphic Design Podcast on iTunes

By: Matt Cannon on Feb 13th 2012
The Deep End Premiers a New Graphic Design Podcast on iTunes

The Los Angeles based design agency The Deep End, recently premiered their own Bi-Weekly graphic and web design podcast called “The Deeply Graphic DesignCast”. The target market for the show is designers and each week the topic will have a new design-related topic for that show. The current shows available are mostly based on the host’s experiences in the design industry. The description of the podcast from The Deep End website: “Looking for a web & graphic design podcast... CONTINUE READING

Packaging & Label Design: Opportunities for Design Innovation Part 1 of 2

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Feb 11th 2012
Packaging & Label Design: Opportunities for Design Innovation Part 1 of 2

Last week some friends and I took a break from our respective creative pursuits and indulged in a craft beer tasting at the cozy, speak-easy themed craft beer bar Idle Hands in NYC. Naturally, the topic of packaging, specifically wine and beer labels came up. Yes, this is what designers talk about when they “let loose.” So I made mental note when our brewery representative called attention to the awesome label design for 21st Amendment’s Back in Black IPA,... CONTINUE READING

Smashing Mag Re-design

By: Jo Gifford on Jan 27th 2012
Smashing Mag Re-design

Smashing Magazine, the hub of web design and creativity has had a fresh re-design. The work of Elliot Jay Stocks, Ben Bodien, Ryan Taylor and the Smashing Team, the new look was unveiled this January 2012. Smashing Magazine is a website offering resources and tutorials for web developers and web designers. Founded in 2006 by Sven Lennartz and Editor Vitaly Friedman the magazine has grown in popularity and readership to be a hub of the web design and development... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Jo Gifford as a News Correspondent

By: GD Staff on Dec 28th 2011
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Jo Gifford as a News Correspondent

Jo Gifford is a designer, writer, blogger and founder of Cherry Sorbet Creative. With 15 years experience in graphic design in the hair, beauty and lifestyle industries working with a diverse range of clients her portfolio career continues to evolve, which is just how she likes it. As a designer Jo, art directs and project manages a team of co-workers, and is most in her element when running a brainstorming session or one of her many workshops hosted by... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Matt Cannon as a News Correspondent

By: GD Staff on Dec 20th 2011
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Matt Cannon as a News Correspondent

Matt Cannon is a Freelance Graphic Designer & Creative Director living in Brooklyn, NY. He was born with a computer mouse in hand and hasn’t put it down since. He has over 10 years of experience designing strong, effective corporate brand identity and specializes in website composites, logos, print and brainstorming and designing user interfaces for web and mobile environments. He always aims to create out of the box experiences when approaching creative projects rather than in-the-box, template based... CONTINUE READING

How to Be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul

By: GD Staff on Dec 16th 2011
How to Be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul

You know how a person can take a Spanish class for a couple years but still not be fluent enough in the language to carry on a conversation? Some things just can’t be taught in the classroom. That is the kind of book, How to Be a Graphic Designer, without Losing Your Soul (2nd edition) by Adrian Shaughnessy is……a trusted resource of information that college didn’t teach you. It is a book about how designers should behave, not about... CONTINUE READING

Welcome to Graphic Design

By: Michael Jackness on Aug 17th 2011
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GraphicDesign.com is the web’s premiere source of information for anything and everything that has to do with the world of Graphic Arts and Design.  Our experienced team of professionals stay busy covering all of the bases that readers like you want to know about, which is why we can provide constant insight on- -          The Best Graphic Design Schools around the Nation -          The Top Graphic Design Firms and How they Empower Businesses -          The Fastest Growing Career Fields... CONTINUE READING

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