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The New Designer: Testing Design (part 7 of 8)

February 6, 2012
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The New Designer: Testing Design (part 7 of 8)

Subjectivity is the curse of design, and designers. Fortunately there’s a valuable, but often overlooked phase in the design process that can remedy this situation - testing. Testing provides designers a chance to see which design solutions will potentially work best. Testing also provides a counter balance to one of the biggest traps designers face – selecting designs based...

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Improving Typography for the Screen

February 3, 2012
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Improving Typography for the Screen

Reading is transitioning from print to the screen. For many, the convenience and transportability of devices like the Nook, Kindle, iPad, and even smartphones outweighs the pleasure found in the tangible aspects of a physical book.

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Typography, Typewriter Art and Creativity

January 30, 2012
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Typography, Typewriter Art and Creativity

Communication and language are constantly, organically shifting. Letters and words are universal, but language changes by location, slang phrases change with fads, and dialect changes by region. The modern alphabet has stayed consistent for centuries; what has changed is the life surrounding our letters, and the means by which we can manipulate them. We have shifted from endless pen...

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Yves Béhar: Be in Love with the Process

January 26, 2012
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Yves Béhar: Be in Love with the Process

Yves Béhar is a visionary. Founder of fuseproject, a San Francisco based design agency, Béhar aims to break into new markets and disrupt old ones by bringing a humanistic approach to his work. You may remember him for the world’s first $100 laptop for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organization.

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Navigating the Wilderness

January 13, 2012
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Navigating the Wilderness

Senior graphic designer and NOD contributor Chris Costello talks about navigating and transcending crisis in his creative career. I love watching documentaries and reading books about famous artists. What inspires me most about the lives of creative personalities is that they have all gone through times of desperation and uncertainty along the path to greatness. Steve Jobs endured the most...

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HOW’s Promotion Design Awards

January 12, 2012
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HOW’s Promotion Design Awards

2012 marks the 24th year of HOW Design’s longest-running design competition, the Promotional Design Awards. Launched in 1988, this awards program is the only one to focus on recognizing promotion work.

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Tips, tricks, and crazy schemes to keep you creative and productive

January 9, 2012
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Tips, tricks, and crazy schemes to keep you creative and productive

Despite all this positive forward thinking, even the most creative design industry types can feel a bit stuck at times, particularly if we are working freelance. Today's post will include tips to keep you creative, engaged with your work, and producing interesting, fresh pieces.

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Molly Ampersand: Part 2

December 28, 2011
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Molly Ampersand: Part 2

Welcome back! If you're just joining us now, we are talking with Molly Ampersand, a graphic designer and font designer in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. This is a continuation of Part 1.

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Molly Ampersand: Part 1

December 22, 2011
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Molly Ampersand: Part 1

Do you ever see a font on a shopping bag or advertisement in the mall and recognize the font? Ever watch a movie and exclaim "Bleeding Cowboys!" or "Garamond!" (It's okay to admit it!) Today, we are going to meet with Molly Ampersand McLeod, a graphic designer and font designer in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. We're...

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How to Become a Hired Gun

December 9, 2011
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How to Become a Hired Gun

On Thursday, December 15 noted designer Von Glitschka will be presenting a Webinar for the Graphic Artists Guild titled, How to Be a Hired Gun: Creating Long-Term Client Relationship

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