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Category Archives: Design Education

Feminism in Design: Sex-Based Economic Inequality

If you know a woman or are a woman, you need to keep reading. Although the gender pay gap has narrowed in the last fifty years, it still persists today, and researchers maintain it won’t close until 2152. Women face a pay gap in nearly every occupation, and design is no exception. Even though women […]

What’s a BFA worth?

How likely will you work as an artist with a BFA? A 2014 study by BFAMFAPhd, Artists Report Back: A National Study on the Lives of Arts Graduates and Working Artists, shows that more US art graduates work in art-related fields but only eight percent make a living as artists. This means, out of two […]

Logo Design

Logo design is all around us. Whether we walk outside and see a billboard of a particular brand that looks familiar or whether we shop at the grocery store and notice logos on food products, logos never cease to show up. They are everywhere. Even when surfing the web, logo designs may show up in […]

“Graphic Design is fun and easy; you are lucky.”

Growing up in the design field, when talking to someone about my field, I get one reaction all the time and that is,                                                “Graphic Design is fun and easy; you are lucky.” […]

Hand in Hand

  Graphic design and photography both complement each other extremely well when they are combined. The main reason is because both fields require a “layout”. This means that both designers and photographers have to think out their “layouts” or artistic rules that are involved in creating their work. Design is defined as problem-solving and creativity. […]

Stop What You’re Doing and Read This

I recently read an article titled, “4 Skills Every Artist Should Try To Perfect,” which to my surprise, was something that I needed to read that I didn’t know I needed until after I read it. Many artists are faced with difficulties throughout their career, and three of the greatest ones were covered in the […]

I Don’t Give A Data Set

Prepare yourself, I am about to ask you a series of rhetorical questions. What colors are all of your socks? How many times have you looked at the clock since you woke? Who did you say hello to up to this point of the day? What’s your favorite form of caffeine and how many have […]

We The Sheeple

Wake up, people! Have you herd, we are about to nominate our 45th president of the United States of America. Do you care? No, seriously. Do you? The designer for this poster obviously does. http://www.aiga.org/general/gotv-detail/?entryId=13646 Your voting participation, or lack thereof, implicated by this poster’s visual rhetoric attempts to define how you give to society […]

Are You Voting?

My mom and I find ourselves talking about the upcoming presidential election almost every time we see each other. She and I have always had the same view on politics, so you can probably assume there isn’t much argument between the two of us; we tend to feed off of each other’s inputs. About a […]

Stop. Let me design!

“Every great design starts with a committee,” said no one ever. During your academic career as a graphic designer, you are occasionally expected to work in group projects to produce a substantial product, ex. an infographic, corporate branding campaign, a game design, logo, etc.. If you are like me then perhaps during one of those […]