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The Type Snob

And how to turn into one Pablo StanleyFollow Designer at Carbon Health. Writer at The Design Team. Mentor at Sketch Togethe Can you name the typefaces drawn on this gif? The wannabe Back in 2014, I was a graphic designer who had just moved to San Francisco to become a UX designer. Before that, I had worked […]

Typeface to Interface: Graphic Design from the Collection

On view at the SFMOMA through October 23, the Typeface to Interface exhibition presents a selection from the museum’s permanent collection of graphic design since 1950. The exhibition notes the shift from analog to digital in visual communication and includes important examples of communication tools that have shaped our relationship with graphic design. Oscillating between […]

Geriko’s sweeping cinematic animation for Lorn

Words by Lucy Bourton Geriko, the Franco-Belgian creative duo of Hélène Jeudy and Antoine Caëcke, creates cinematic animations bound to make your jaw drop. In its most recent music video for Lorn its sweeping cityscapes are full of immense detail from interiors to technological devices. Inspired by Japanese and Belgian comics, the animation is eerie […]

9 Quick Design Tips from Sagi Haviv, Mona Patel & Magnus Berg

By Amanda Aszman Sagi Haviv, Mona Patel and Magnus Berg know design Haviv is partner and designer at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, and he’s designed more than 50 identity programs, which has included logos for the Library of Congress, Conservation International and Armani Exchange. Patel the founder/CEO of Motivate, a UX research, design and staffing agency with clients including Chick-Fil-A, […]

The Years In Retrospect: How Photoshop Has Shaped The World Of Graphic Design

by Harold Stark , Stark of Winterfell The art of photography has improved itself a lot over the years. Today, as we are well-seated into the 21st century, anyone who knows how to turn on a computer can learn to manipulate images with little or no effort. Thanks to tools like Photoshop CC for graphics and iMovie […]

What Is SEO / Search Engine Optimization?

SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” It is the process of getting traffic from the “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” search results on search engines.   All major search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo have primary search results, where web pages and other content such as videos or local listings are shown and ranked based on what […]

9 Reasons Every Professional Should Know a Little HTML and CSS

By Adda Birnir This article was originally published in themuse. You’ve heard over and over that everyone should learn to code. Alright already! But as a writer, marketer, finance guru, or nonprofit worker, why in the world should you get into coding? Well, I’m here to tell you that even a little knowledge of HTML […]

VMA’s re:think Design Conference Inspired Creativity

by Barbara Silverman   If you missed this year’s conference you missed some fascinating talks. In the trendy new venue called The Midway, located in the Dogpatch area of San Francisco, Carolina DeBartolo kicked us off with a discussion labeled Fitness, Firmness and Delight. In her talk she sited ancient Roman architect Vitruvius, whose design principles dating […]

The Digital Art Studio II: Duplicating Photoshop’s Smart Objects

This post is part of a series called The Digital Art Studio, in which Sharon Steuer shares her ideas for  integrating traditional and digital tools into a creative workflow. In recent years, I’ve evolved a process for creating collages that moves fluidly back and forth between traditional and digital tools. The source materials for the collages are my own traditional […]