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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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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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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The Future of Design

There is an interesting dialogue about the role of design on the 5D website. Thinking about how design can ‘change the world’  reevaluates the relationship between form and function; transforming the art form into a necessary and relevant factor in shaping the way we live. Design has the potential to...

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Italian Design Studios

Visit some awesome Italian design studios…yes I am bias. Louise Fili, Louise Fili Ltd. (louisefili.com) Francesco Cavalli, LeftLoft (leftloft.com) Massimo Vignelli, Vignelli Associates (vignelli.com) Matteo Bologna, Mucca Design (mucca.com)

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