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Hi, I’m A Designer and I am NOT A Perfectionist

Through out my education as a graphic design student, I have heard professors and colleagues tell me that “graphic designers need to be perfectionists.” I am the complete opposite of a perfectionist and have no desire to become one. I like messy designs as much as I like looking at clean ones. I consistently fail […]

Si Scott

Si Scott is a talented designer/typographer who creates beautiful graphics in black and white. His work has been published almost everywhere and his skills are flawless. As designers, we are constantly being inspired by other designers and the world around us. We should be looking for inspiration in order to push our limits, build up our […]

Let It Go, Let It Go.

You just created the most gorgeous logo, and poured your heart and soul into the design. You can’t wait to show it to your client! For the past 3 weeks, you’ve worked tirelessly in creating something beautiful that your client will love. You send the logo to your client for one final critique, and wait […]

Wells Fargo Hates Ballerinas (and Johnny Depp)

I read an article about Wells Fargo’s recent public apology for their new ad campaign, which appears to suggest that teens should set their artistic dreams aside and choose science careers instead. If you haven’t seen those controversial advertisements, here they are: Of course artists and creatives everywhere took personal offense to this, blowing up […]

The Pen Tool

Yes. The dreaded pen tool. Both friend and foe and more often than not it is the latter. When you are first introduced to the pen tool it seems simple enough but that’s until you want to attempt the most stupid shape on earth. Hello Kitty’s head. But seriously there are some forms such as […]

Izziyana Suhaimi’s breath-taking Stitches

    Izziyana Suhaimi is an amazing artist from Singapore who specializes in illustrations embellished with embroidery. At the age of 29 she has an established career as a professional artist, selling works, taking commissions, showing her works in galleries, and working on collaborative projects with other professionals. So far her works have been displayed […]

Immigration and TYPE

Everyone has their own opinion on immigration, but everyone shares similar appreciation of beautiful art! As a designer I love design that engages and draws the viewer in, and forces them to think on a deeper plane. I recently stumbled on this beautifully hand-drawn typography that reads ” Every Day In Every Way Think Like […]

Watch Out Wacom!

Ever wanted a drawing tablet but couldn’t afford it? The Astropad app is an inventive alternative to a graphics tablet. You basically have a drawing tablet but it’s on your iPad or iPhone! As the working world gets busier, designers are finding themselves designing on the go more often. Rushed sketches and quick revisions can […]

Who Knew?

The art of letter forms is not new. We study writing and its origins, generally agreed as Sumerian cuneiform writing circa 3300 BCE. We study multicultural progression of written languages. As designers, we study its display. Until March 22, 2015, the Sackler Gallery is exhibiting Nasta’Liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy. I went to see […]

Is Graphic Design really needed?

In this age of technology, to include Google, YouTube, and more, anyone who wants to do something, say design a logo, can look it up on the web or buy a program at the store; sit down, take some time to absorb the info, and, Voila!–they are graphic designers. What’s the big deal about it […]