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Monthly Archives: April 2018

3D Printing as a Cultural Disruptor

Not only does the technology effectively minimize the need for human interaction, but it also decreases human labor from a manufacturing perspective.  From desktop printers to pens, 3D printing has invaded our lives on a monumental scale.  Riding the wave of maker spaces and artisan sensibilities, 3D printing is likely to continue to grow in use […]


It has been over a year now since the death of Vine, but it is remembered by many as the birth place of some of the most well-known memes. Only after becoming a graphic design major could I finally come to appreciate the classic meme, FR E SH A VOCA DO. If you haven’t seen […]

Running Stores are Awesome, but what is with their Logos?

A month ago, my classmates and I were assigned a project in our Writing For Designers class. The project involved researching a company or store that required a redesign of their visual identity, including their logo and business suite, and writing a design proposal. I chose to write one for the Potomac River Running Store, […]

Designer Spotlight: Nick Chaffe on the life of a freelance designer

Nick Chaffe, a Manchester designer, illustrator, and typographer, recently sat down and spoke with Creative Boom on the pros and cons of his recent move to become a freelance designer. Chaffe has been working independently for nearly a decade, collaborating with companies such as Amnesty International, Lonely Planet, and the Guardian. When asked how he […]

With Hopes In Mind

The role of design in corporate public relations is to maintain the visual identity of an organization and its values. In campaigns, however, the design must represent not only the candidate’s values but also their hopes for an entire nation’s future. It’s difficult to keep the traditional red, white, and blue unique with every campaign.  […]


For my Graphic Design Principles class I had to read a presentation by Marty Neumeier, an American author and speaker who writes on the topics of brand, design, innovation, and creativity. The presentation was on bridging the distance between business strategy and design. It was absolutely eye opening that I figured I had to share […]

The most useless websites ever made

Deep within the digital jungle of the world wide web lies an especially peculiar website called “” It is a remarkably simple website consisting of only one page, with the words “Take me to another useless website,” and a button below doing just that. It’s not the website itself that’s magical; the dozens of other […]

One for your Bookmark Bar

Ok guys, this site is seriously AMAZING. There are countless top of the line designs on this site that can serve for inspiration and just to appreciate. The owners of this site created the site as a tool of inspiration for all designers. I was navigating page after page, looking at incredible designs from graphic […]

Do You Need Art/Design School to Become Successful?

Every student, whether they are in high school or college, must choose their career and take classes related to their career. There are some art and design classes we are forced to take and some that we can possibly pass through that we aren’t truly interested in. However, that doesn’t mean that we must follow […]

Logo Spectrum

Color can be intimidating for many designers, particularly when it is a logo. These colors will affect an entire brand identity and help to form the look and feel of the establishment. However, there is no need to worry if you follow three main steps. Start in black and white The reason for this would […]