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Adobe Illustrator CS5 Review

By: Jennifer Koch on Oct 29th 2011
Adobe Illustrator CS5 Review

Ok I’ll admit it. I used to really dislike Illustrator. Previous versions of Illustrator used to bog down my computer and constantly quit all by itself. I felt like Illustrator was the tortoise and Photoshop was the hare. I was hesitant to use Illustrator unless absolutely necessary. I would reluctantly open Illustrator to complete text based graphics or logo work, and grind my teeth through the process. Yes, Illustrator is imperative for vector based graphics, but I tried to... CONTINUE READING

Graphic Design Career Data

By: Michael Jackness on Oct 28th 2011
Graphic Design Career Data

I recently discovered a fascinating infographic on the graphic design industry. It was produced by Carrington College in California. While they invested considerable time in the creation and presentation of their infographic, which I don’t have permission to reproduce here, the data they used is all sourced to the public U.S. Department of Labor (UDL). The UDL data was collected for their 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). I thought it might be helpful to share some of the key... CONTINUE READING

Web Design Degree

By: Michael Jackness on Sep 3rd 2011
Web Design Degree

Web Design – Overview Uses in Today’s World People with a web design degree can specialize in all aspects of creating websites. This requires planning, post-production, research, advertising, and controlling the media on a website page. Designers learn a variety of computer languages (also known as code) that make text and images available for viewing. While graphic design focuses on images that get an idea out to the world, web designers make it so those images can be seen... CONTINUE READING

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