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Secrets of Psychedelic Text

By: David Bricker on May 24th 2012
Secrets of Psychedelic Text

“Psychedelic text” made famous by artists like Wes Wilson during the 1960′s was actually inspired by Alfred Roller’s work with the Vienna Secession movement in the early 1900s, but the analog techniques used to “liquify” the type in those famous Fillmore posters are often poorly imitated. This video tutorial offers a counter-intuitive but useful approach to warping text where Adobe Flash is used for drawing and type manipulation. Though Flash is most often thought of as a tool used... CONTINUE READING

The Sad State of Design, 2012 (Poll Question)

By: Neil Tortorella on May 14th 2012
The Sad State of Design, 2012 (Poll Question)

Okay … this is something of a rant. Bear with me or indulge me. I might be spot on, totally off, or just in a lousy mood. A friend called this morning to tell me that his grandson was considering a career in graphic design. He asked for my thoughts and opinion. I couldn’t come up with a single encouraging idea. I told him to have his grandson look into another career option. I’ve been at this design stuff... CONTINUE READING

Print to Web: Ink to Click The Natural Progression in Newspaper Design

By: Farzana Razak on May 10th 2012
Print to Web: Ink to Click The Natural Progression in Newspaper Design

When was the last time you saw a Millennial, a person aged 18-24, sipping coffee at a café and reading a real, tangible newspaper? According to a recent Pew State of the News media study, 23% of people aged 18-24 read print newspaper. The New York Times reports that 10% of its print subscribers are within the similar age range, almost at par with its cohorts of the digital subscribers. The data compiled by GfK MRI Doublebase shows that... CONTINUE READING

Multimedia/Web Designer & Developer

By: Michael Jackness on Apr 27th 2012
Multimedia/Web Designer & Developer

The Multimedia/Web Designer (Designer) works with the Creative Services Director, the Creative Services Team and the rest of the marketing department to create and deliver electronic, interactive communications to different market segments/verticals using all Web-based multi-media channels/mediums.  The Designer will be responsible for the development, design, maintenance and usability of the client Corporate Web-site, e-newsletters, intra-net, associated microsites, industry technology platform sites and the overall e-marketing experience for clients and prospects. The Marketing Department is responsible for all internal... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Adds Rafiq Elmansy as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Apr 26th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Adds Rafiq Elmansy as a Featured Writer

Rafiq Elmansy is a graphic designer and book author in the field of design, with more than 12 years of experience in graphic design. His experience in graphic design includes working on different design projects for clients around the world. He currently owns his design studio, Pixel Consultations. Rafiq is also an author in the field of graphic design; he writes articles and books for various magazines and websites. He has the following two books published: Photoshop 3D for... CONTINUE READING

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

By: Nat Coalson on Apr 19th 2012
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a specialized software application for professional and serious amateur digital photographers. In this article I’ll provide an overview of how Lightroom works and introduce you to the recently released new version 4.0. The Database Advantage Using Lightroom you can organize, manage, process and output your entire digital photo and video library. Adobe Lightroom uses a database, called the catalog, to manage all your files. This offers several distinct advantages. First and foremost, all the work... CONTINUE READING

Visual Designer

By: Michael Jackness on Apr 12th 2012
Visual Designer

My client is one of the most successful online gaming companies worldwide, with industry leading applications in online skill games, sports book, poker and casino products. The group has experienced tremendous growth and is looking to continue this over the coming years. To support this and take a leading role in a heavily project-based environment, Esanda Recruitment has been retained to this newly created role of Visual Designer. The Successful Visual Designer will be responsible for: • Desktop and... CONTINUE READING

Senior Designer

By: Michael Jackness on Apr 12th 2012
Senior Designer

An expanding international player within the online entertainment industry, our client is looking to recruit a Senior Designer to support the marketing efforts of the company. With impeccable typography skills, excellent layout technique, and a fresh take on contemporary design styles, you will have a keen interest in what is happening in the global design community. This position will require the designing and creating of marketing and promotional material in the form of Web Pages, HTML Emails, flash and... CONTINUE READING

HTML 5 Developer

By: Michael Jackness on Apr 8th 2012
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Toronto Ad Agency looking for an HTML 5 Developer to help with various projects including mobile app/site development, flash/flex is a plus. CONTINUE READING

FED

By: GD Staff on Apr 8th 2012
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We have an immediate opportunity for a talented interaction/user experience developer with solid experience in Flash, AS3, PHP, Javascript, MySQL and XML. It would also be a great asset if you also have experience in any or all of the following: FDT/Eclipse, Adobe Air, .NET, C Sharp, Java, Objective C, and Mobile Development. And if you can add anything else to the mix, including After Effects, Unity, 3D Modeling and physical technology builds and installation expertise. The candidate we... CONTINUE READING

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