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Gifts for Graphic Designers!

It’s officially Christmas season! Whether you’re shopping for a graphic designer in your life or just looking for fun and creative gifts, here’s a list of my top five favorite design-inspired gifts. The Slate 2.0 Lapdesk: Whether you’re working from your bed or the couch, Slate’s laptop desk protects your laptop from heat and even […]

3 Reasons to be Happy as a Designer

It’s Thanksgiving and there is a lot to be thankful about. Whether you are just now starting off as a student, or already have an existing career in the field, there are plenty of reasons to be happy as a graphic designer! 1. You get paid for being creative. While design is a procedural discipline, […]

Judging a Book by its Cover

When a person first sees an eye-catching book cover on a bookshelf in a store or a library, the cover gives the potential reader an impression. Whether the cover is for a Biology 103 textbook, a popular new thriller novel, or a fashion and beauty magazine for teens, the individual focuses their attention on these […]

Why I Chose University Over Art School

“So what made you decide to go to Mason instead of an art institution?” It’s my third year at George Mason, and I’ve gotten that question more times than I can count. When I was a senior in high school deciding on what college I wanted to attend, I definitely spent a lot of time […]

Just Your Type

When looking at graphic design, many people tend to overlook and forget about the thoughtful details that go into making a particular work successful. Typography especially, is a game-changer in the design world, and has the power to effectively impact a target audience. Understanding the importance of typography is essential for new and upcoming designers, […]

The Total Package

When walking across the cereal aisle of a grocery store, shoppers are enveloped in a colorful sea of options. Some individuals already know right away what brand of cereal they want specifically. Other customers simply do not have the time to compare the pros and cons of products, so they result to judging by the […]

Where Graphic Design Meets Social Media

How often do you check your social media every day? According to an article written by Lauren Davidson, a digital reporter at The Telegraph, “the average person has five social media accounts and spends around 1 hour and 4 minutes browsing these networks every day.” So what does this mean for designers? As social networking sites […]

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 […]