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The 15 Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned in Creative Work

By Asher Rumack Originally featured on Column Five. If you’re in a field where either the people or the work you’re producing are labeled “creative,” you likely signed up to create meaningful, fulfilling experiences. And if you’re idealistic like me, you may even say you’re here to bring beauty into the world. Yet when it comes […]

How Steven Heller Redefined the Design Industry

Heller in his office. Photo by David Everly. SVA’s Steven Heller has helped launch dozens of high-profile design careers. To his protégés, he seems like the ultimate insider — but he didn’t start out that way. Steven Heller is sitting in his office at Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts, sipping iced green tea and editing a draft of […]

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 […]