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Category Archives: Design Education

Can Graphic Design Schools Teach You to Be Creative?

Do you ever worry that you aren’t creative enough to succeed as a graphic designer? It’s a thought that crosses nearly every artist’s mind at some point. Fortunately, you can improve and build your creative skills by increasing your knowledge.

For decades, scientists and psychologists have theorized that several distinct levels of creativity exist. While [...]

Understanding Copyright Basics: Part 1

A crucial part of any graphic design education is understanding copyright law. Yes, it sounds boring, but you’re an artist–and knowing how that little “c” mark works can help you protect your original stuff and protect yourself from an infringement lawsuit.
What is a copyright, anyway?
A copyright protects “original works of authorship,” meaning any literary, dramatic, [...]

How to turn your internship into a job.

Awesome! You’re lucky enough to be among the millions of eager designers who are furthering their graphic design education this summer with an internship. But don’t think of it as just a chance to get a little experience and maybe a couple of after-work happy hours. With the right moves, you could turn your internship [...]

Designing a Logo - Part II

Whether you attended traditional graphic design school or an online degree program, logo design was most definitely covered. Still, it’s different when you get into the real world and have to design a logo that will sell the client’s company.
In the last post we discussed how to get started. Now that you have formulated your [...]

Designing a Logo: Part I

The outfit you decide to wear on your first day of graphic design school tells your classmates a lot about you.  It’s the first thing they see.  It represents you.
In the same sense, a logo tells a prospective client about a company, and it may be the only thing this client sees when flipping through [...]

Keeping Your Cool as a Graphic Designer - Part II

In the last post, we started to look at managing the more difficult moments as a graphic designer.  Let’s continue this professional therapy and consider how to work with a difficult client.
The Client/Professional
Before you roll your eyes in recognition of this persona, trust us, you have probably had your moment.  This client comes into the [...]

Keeping Your Cool as a Graphic Designer: Part I

Sure, you get to do what you love as a graphic designer. Yes, you get to be creative for a living and exercise those artistic talents. But, this does not mean that you are free from sticky moments. Deadlines, last-minute changes, absurd requests, and demanding clients are all a part of the job for a [...]

Graphic Design Dream Team - Part II

The Best in the Biz
If learning about artistic whiz-kids hasn’t been a part of your graphic design education to date, let this be the start of a new chapter! In our last post, we met Milton Glaser and Neville Brody. Today, we’re going to get better acquainted with the calm, cool, and collected [...]

Graphic Design Dream Team - Part I

The Best in the Biz

If you love basketball, you might idolize LeBron James. If you are an avid golfer, you probably try to emulate Tiger’s swing. Even these days, the guy’s got a great swing.  But, if your passion is graphic design, you can’t tune into the graphic design competition on the graphic design channel, [...]

Graphic Design Software - Part II

With so many toys on the market for the graphic design student or professional designer, one post wasn’t enough.   Let’s take a look at other new, free, or simply awesome software available for download.
WizFlow Flowcharter
For your corporate clients in need of presentation help, WizFlow can be your best friend. The newly released software helps the [...]

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