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Design

Josef Müller-Brockmann: Principal Of The Swiss School

September 20th, 2011
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Josef Müller-Brockmann: Principal Of The Swiss School

Most people think of a yogurt brand when they hear, “Swiss style.” As designers, we may be a bit more familiar with the Swiss school of design. Some call it the evolution of modern design. Others may think of it as just a step to where design style is now. Both may be...

Inspiration

Getting It Wrong: Edward Fella

August 5th, 2011
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Getting It Wrong: Edward Fella

"I am interested in graphic design as art," Ed Fella says. "This is a kind of art practice that uses forms that come out of graphic design, decorative illustration, and lettering, all mixed together-forms that come out of Twentieth Century art, out of Miró and Picasso -- all of it has a genealogy and a...

Inspiration

Seeing The Negative In Everything: Charles Goslin

July 1st, 2011
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Seeing The Negative In Everything: Charles Goslin

While I loved my art school teachers, they were all very different. There were some who taught technique. They were masters at drawing, design and type and their tips and tricks were valuable to a successful career, but some of my favorite teachers were the ones who taught creative thinking.

Business Online

When You Freelance, How Do You Know You’ve Been Fired?

March 24th, 2011
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When You Freelance, How Do You Know You’ve Been Fired?

It’s easy to figure out you’ve been fired from a staff position. Either your boss or a human resources person has told you to your face, you are met at your desk and walked out, or security guards drag you out, one on each arm and leg. The hints are...

Business Online

Are Male and Female Designers Designed Differently?

December 9th, 2010
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Are Male and Female Designers Designed Differently?

After as far as we have come in equality of the sexes, it is still almost impossible to work with men/women. They are so strange and just don’t do things the way they should be done. They are moody, grumpy, too familiar, emotional, threatening and just plain men/women! Add the popular notion that all humans have these odd traits when interacting with other humans...

Business Online

How to Not Catch a Social Media Disease

September 9th, 2010
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How to Not Catch a Social Media Disease

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I caught a disease from social media and I don’t know if it’s “tweetable” by modern medicine. I am fully vested in all the important social sites; LinkedIn for business, Facebook for friends, old business coworkers and a few “must know” people registered for the big time waster. I even...

Business Online

Promoting Yourself To… GASP!… Live People!

August 30th, 2010
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Promoting Yourself To… GASP!… Live People!

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A friend of mine started an organization named “Creative Connect,” a twice a month get-together for anyone in the creative field. He said it was to, “get people away from their computers and to get them talking at least twice a month.” Mostly designers, programmers, illustrators and photographers with a spattering...