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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Thou Shalt Not Steal

As design students in the 21st century we all have been exposed too complicated and expensive software that allows students to learn a trade. The “complicated” aspect is not an issue, as school provides the platform to learn and understand such programs; the issue I would like to address is the “expensive” aspect. No one […]

The Concept of Graphic Design

Deciding the concept of graphic design is very easy and simple but it is somewhat difficult to determine the exact definition. The Cambridge advanced Learner’s Online dictionary defined graphic design as the art of designing pictures and text for books, magazines, advertisitng and so on. In addition, defined that graphic design is the art […]

How Do They Do It?!

Does anyone else look at a piece of design and sometimes get this complete feeling of inadequacy? The more design work I look at, the more I sometimes think to myself, “How am I ever going to make it in this industry?” I came across designer David Water’s portfolio, via (my personal favorite design […]

Numerical & Punctuation Logos

Usually when designing a company logo, numbers and punctuation seem to be ignored and never even considered unless they are used directly to spell out the company name in a typographic sense. In an article by Charlie B. Johnson on, 24 of these logos featuring numerical and punctuation elements are displayed. It is very […]


People are walking advertisements. Brands such as Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle, Coach, and Guess, to name a few, can be found on shirts, jeans, shoes, purses, hats, you name it! Brand names are worn all over our bodies.  This blog was inspired by an article from called Naming Names for Fun and Profit […]

Don’t Get Screwed, Always Have Protection has a very useful article that links directly to the design proposals that we are doing in class. It is a free graphic design contract, a useful template for beginning graphic designers who have no professional experience It lays out in order: – estimated labor cots – payment schedule – reproduction of work – […]

Practice Makes Perfect

I don’t have any real client experience. I’ve been a full time student and maintained a part/full time job all through college. This hasn’t left me much time to go out on my own to find clients to do “real life” design work. I know there are others of you out there who are in […]