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Category Archives: Design Ethics

Graphic Design–How Hard Can It Be?

The closer I get to earning a degree in graphic design the more annoyed I become when I see one of the many commercials on television suggesting that anybody can make an effective business card or website.  These advertisements belittle the tradecraft of graphic design by implying that anybody can be a great graphic designer with […]

Designers Change the World

Designers can change the world. Actually, they do so every day. No one thinks about the designer who decided on the shape of their Coke bottle, the person who wrote and formatted the back of the cereal box, or the team that worked to create an educational museum exhibit about birds. But everything from packaging […]

Performance Arts Have Gone Too Far.

“Helena” was a performance exhibition created by Chilean artist Marco Evaristti; this exhibition featured ten white Moulinex Optiblend 2000 mixers filled with live gold-fish. The blenders were visibly plugged in and were ready to use, anyone at the exhibition could press the yellow buttons on the blenders therefore to kill the fish, which made the […]

Why Do Human Have Biological Urge To Create Art?

Art comes in many styles and forms, these styles and forms will always differ depends on the regions and locations. Although these styles and forms kept changing, the fact that art is about beauty will never change, and artworks are to be beheld and admired.  Throughout history, much artwork was made for no other explicit […]

Design is Everywhere, but no one Appreciates it

As a designer I look at the many advertisements, billboards, and commercials on TV. But the rest of the joes who aren’t designers  just look at the design of an ad, maybe process that image for a few seconds then move on with their lives. There is no real appreciation for these designs. Of course […]

Just Making Sure!

Whats something that is looked over a lot when deciding to get a tattoo? The placement. Getting your first tattoo is always such an adrenaline rush and usually quite sentimental, but there could be instances where you may think its the perfect place for your new ink but in actuality it may not be exactly […]

Take Care of Yourself: Mental Health and the Design Field

In 2018, mental health issues are not a rarity. In the creative industry, there is an even greater chance of developing poor mental health. According to the Eye On Design article “The Links Between Creativity and Depression,” the industry’s “frequent long hours, stressful projects, glass ceilings and frantic working environments can all exacerbate latent mental health conditions, […]

Digital Album Cover Designs

With the rise of technology, album covers and vinyls are becoming less popular among the common music listener. Luckily, musicians still depend on album art to express the emotion of their current releases. The ability to capture the meaning of the entire album with one photo; or artwork is much more difficult than many would […]

What is Fair Use?

Fair Use. You see it all over the internet, especially in the disclaimers that accompany most of the fanvids posted on YouTube. Fair use is also something that is considered and used by many students when doing presentations or even when making artwork for class. People claim fair use all the time, but do they […]

As a Client for a Designer

If you’re planning on being a client for a designer, then there are two details you should know regarding making a request. The first is that the designer doesn’t know you, and you don’t know the designer. You literally just met a professional who is not your friend in anyway. If you want to designer […]