An Interview with Filiz Sahin

By: Jo Gifford on Jan 19th 2013
An Interview with Filiz Sahin

Filiz Sahin is an interactive designer and illustrator based in New York. She works as a senior designer at RepEquity, and spans disciplines including art direction, design, website design, storyboard design, illustration and custom typography. Her diverse client list includes Unicef, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Estée Lauder Companies, MTV, CBS Sport TV Network and SportsIllustrated. Her typographic creations caught my eye when browsing Behance, and led me to look closer at Filiz’s work. The typography designs really capture something... CONTINUE READING

Top 5 Rebrands of 2012

By: Matt Cannon on Jan 7th 2013
Top 5 Rebrands of 2012

The objective of rebranding is to influence a customer’s perception about a product or service by revitalizing the brand and making it seem more modern and relevant to the customer’s needs. Sometimes it’s done so right that we forget the old brand even existed or don’t even miss it at all. The new mark fits in with culture and gives us the feeling that the brand is persistently pushing into the future while promoting great design. Please keep in... CONTINUE READING

Salaries and Career Insights Courtesy The Creative Group’s Paylandia 2013

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Nov 26th 2012
Salaries and Career Insights Courtesy The Creative Group’s Paylandia 2013

Thanksgiving, the benchmark signaling that 2012 will soon come to a close has passed. This time of year seems to be one when people step back and take stock of the personal and professional aspects of their lives, especially career prospects and goals. In fact, “getting a new job” often ranks among the top ten New Year’s Resolutions. Perfect timing for The Creative Group’s (TCG) recently released 2013 Salary Guide. Entitled Paylandia (the destination for Creative Salaries), TCG’s 2013... CONTINUE READING

Instant: The Story of Polaroid

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Oct 25th 2012
Instant: The Story of Polaroid

The Polaroid camera, invented by Edwin Land, made its first public debut in 1948. Land was a hard-working and dedicated American inventor and physicist who founded the revolutionary idea of instant photography. He established the innovative Polaroid Corporation and manufactured the first instant camera; and thus became the era of photography and the desire for instant pictures. Even today in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of digital photography, no one can resist the rare and exciting opportunity to hold... CONTINUE READING

Regina Lee Blaszczyk to Lead an Event at the Smithsonian Today, Tuesday 25th September About New Book “The Color Revolution”

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Sep 25th 2012
Regina Lee Blaszczyk to Lead an Event at the Smithsonian Today, Tuesday 25th September About New Book “The Color Revolution”

The relationship between color, fashion and commerce has developed significantly over the past century. In her new book “The Color Revolution”, award-winning historian Regina Lee Blaszczyk explains this, highlighting the psychology and processes involved between color and consumer culture. Published last month, “The Color Revolution” focuses on the innovation that occurred between 1850 and 1970, an era that saw the emergence of ‘color stylists’ or ‘color forecasters’. To mark her recent book release, Blaszczyk is to lead a conversation... CONTINUE READING

Style Media Gets a Brand Facelift

By: Matt Cannon on Aug 23rd 2012
Style Media Gets a Brand Facelift

Style Media, a global multimedia company that includes Style and, is the destination for women 18-49 seeking to fuel their insatiable appetite for looking great and living stylishly. Style currently counts nearly 78 million cable and satellite subscribers and is the fastest growing women’s network in the U.S. MyStyle keeps women up-to-date on all of the latest fashion and beauty news on the web. Style Media announced today plans to refresh the network’s brand and image across all... CONTINUE READING

Social Media in Business

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Jun 11th 2012
Social Media in Business

Do you check-in at work? Tweet your latest business plan? Post job openings to your status feed? Social media is everywhere and it isn’t an option in today’s business environment. Social media is an overall general term used for social interaction via the World Wide Web. This interactive environment is ever-growing and ever-changing and it’s exceptionally important for business owners and managers to stay atop the latest trends and know how to utilize social media for the benefit and... CONTINUE READING

One-on-One with Nick Roach of Elegant Themes + Poll Question

By: Julia Wild on May 29th 2012
One-on-One with Nick Roach of Elegant Themes + Poll Question

One of the largest sites offering WordPress themes is Elegant Themes. With nearly 100 themes created to date, Elegant Themes takes the approach that “less than more.” Rather than pack each WordPress theme with flashy graphics, superfluous features, and content on top of content, Elegant Themes keeps its designs clean and, well, “elegant.” The site sells to customers and developers using a yearly subscription model. GraphicDesign caught up with Elegant Themes founder and designer Nick Roach, who shared his... CONTINUE READING

Interactive Web Developer (1 senior, 1 midlevel)

By: Julia Wild on May 25th 2012
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Position: Interactive Web Developer (1 senior, 1 midlevel) Location: Seattle Status: Full Time Estimated Duration: Ongoing Starts: ASAP Rate: DOE Job Description: Our corporate client is seeking interactive web developers for contract and full-time needs. Senior and midlevel. In both roles, you will be responsible for the front end web development of a heavily used ecommerce site and will be working with X/HTML, CSS and JavaScript. For both roles, please: * know how to develop clean front end code... CONTINUE READING

How to Keep Your Creativity Up and Running

By: Rafiq Elmansy on May 22nd 2012
How to Keep Your Creativity Up and Running

It has been years since I started my career as a graphic designer, and I can still remember the passion and enthusiasm to get my first design task. Many designers get the same feeling when they finish their studies or design school and start their career. As time passes, you experience the ups and downs of your career; you sometimes meet annoying clients, have to work under stress and might encounter problems that could even spoil your great ideas.... CONTINUE READING

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