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Do I need a graphic design degree? 5 benefits that say “yes”

August 9, 2012
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Do I need a graphic design degree? 5 benefits that say “yes”

Although some designers “make it” in the design industry without a degree, the majority of us aren’t born with that special balance of talent and luck. No matter your skill level, getting your education is something that will benefit you greatly and certainly will not go unnoticed in the job market.

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London 2012 Olympic Games: A Logo in Controversy

August 3, 2012
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London 2012 Olympic Games: A Logo in Controversy

The 2012 Olympic Games are fully underway and amongst the buzz of gold medals, world records, and outstanding athleticism is the controversy over the London Olympic logo. A colorful depiction of the year 2012, this jagged and modern design has received more confusion and distaste than acceptance.

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Design Reads: Top 10 Staff Picks

July 10, 2012
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Design Reads: Top 10 Staff Picks

At NoD, our definition of ‘summer reading’ does not rely on Oprah’s Book Club nor the current 3-part novel everyone is raving about; or refusing to pick up. No, our summer reads are inspired by the pulse of the industry and our hunger for design.

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Why Business Cards Still Matter in the Digital Age

June 27, 2012
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Why Business Cards Still Matter in the Digital Age

In the era of social media and interconnectivity of people through smartphones, it is easy to think you are always connected or can easily reach others through the internet. Regardless of the all technology in everyday life, however, there is still a need for adding a personal touch, such as a business card, to your networking strategy.

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Introducing gLTDs

June 25, 2012
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Introducing gLTDs

You may remember a previous article, Evolution of the dot Com, we posted this past December that outlined the then upcoming release of gTLDs by ICANN, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. It has begun.

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GD USA American Web Design Awards 2012

June 6, 2012
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GD USA American Web Design Awards 2012

To show their support of the design community, Graphic Design USA (GD USA) regularly sponsors national competitions that put deserving designers in the spotlight. As online design has continued to grow over the past decade (an estimated 72% of graphic designers are now also involved in aspects of Web design) the American Web Design Awards has...

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Nokia’s Global Font

May 31, 2012
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Nokia’s Global Font

Consistent branding is important for any business. And the larger the business, the more important having a consistent look and feel becomes. For international companies this can pose a bit of a problem, especially when it comes to typography. A font face may read beautifully in the Greek alphabet, but not carry the same feel when applied to the...

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Contribute to NoD

May 30, 2012
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We just wanted to take a moment to be sure that everyone is aware of the opportunity to contribute to NoD. We know that many of our readers are passionate, experienced designers with a wealth of knowledge to share with the design community. We'd love for you to use NoD to share your voice and your insight, and...

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PrintRunner Giveaway: 2 Sets of 100 Postcards

May 24, 2012
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PrintRunner Giveaway: 2 Sets of 100 Postcards

NoD and PrintRunner have teamed up to giveaway two (2) sets of 100 postcards to two (2) lucky readers! PrintRunner made a name for themselves by offering top-notch print products that range from small-sized business cards, postcards, and bookmarks, up to large format items like posters, vinyl banners, and even yard signs. By offering an in-house team of creative experts,...

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Gain Conference: AIGA

May 23, 2012
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Gain Conference: AIGA

The social value of design business is no secret to designers. In order to succeed, you must connect with people; and no one understands this better than AIGA. To help spread that knowledge to other creatives, AIGA (and various partners) are hosting a conference to connect and share their wealth of experience and expertise with the creative...

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