Design

Find Your Dream Job

Finding your dream job is easy…if you know where to look. Some job sites are general, while others are industry-specific. For creative positions, it’s best to start with sites that are specific to advertising, marketing and design. There are several that are hosted by industry publications and professional organizations.

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Responsive Images Solution

The picture element is a markup pattern that allows developers to declare multiple sources for an image. By using media queries, it gives developers control as to when and if those images are presented to the user. via ResponsiveImages.org.

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Is Quality Universal?

When thinking about Deconstructive and Reconstructive Postmodernism, I agree with French critic Jean-Francois Lyotard, quality cannot be universal. Culturally we appreciate different qualities, so Greenberg’s claim that good art is trans-historical would be appropriate for judging formal qualities, but when contemporary art no longer emphasizes formal qualities this method of...

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Graphic Design reDefined

There is a constant debate and struggle surrounding nomenclature in Graphic Design. Historically, the industry was divisible in terms of media output: print, web, TV, etc. This distinction can no longer be used…the industry has evolved into an all-encompassing field where the boundaries between art, design and technology have been...

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Art & Copy Film Screening

November 16th at 5:30pm ART & COPY is a raw new film about advertising and inspiration. It reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time–people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. A must see for anyone...

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Sensory Overload and Visualization

As technology continues to progress and big brother continues to track our every move, we are left with an overload of information. Designers will need to learn to use data as a medium in conjunction with narrative and interactive formats to make the collected information useful. Experimental data visualization tools...

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Design and Nature

Thoreau had it right when he wrote, “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach…”. Not only can we discover what life has to offer, but we...

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Social Media Can Make You Smarter

Social media is changing the way we send and receive messages and, ultimately, the way we live and learn. The ability of the technology to ‘push’ interesting and valuable information without lengthy research provides inspiration in a an unbelievably efficient and effortless manner. Once you’re connected to the correct sources...

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Design Ethics

Advertising does work, so designer’s need to truly think about their personal system of ethics. What ideas are you willing to communicate? Are these ideas inline with your personal belief system? Design is powerful and it is up to you to discern between the costs and the benefits. Or…maybe the...

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