From AIGA SLC:
Salt Lake Design Week expands the public awareness about design in our community.
The purpose of Salt Lake Design Week is to celebrate and promote the impact of design in Utah across all disciplines—graphic, digital, product, fashion, architecture, advertising, interior, marketing, and more. Salt Lake Design Week brings together professionals, students, entrepreneurs, educators and other members of the community, to inspire and collaborate with one another.
An example of this is the breadth of our partnerships including: AIA, IDSA, SEGD, AAF, IIDA, IDXA, YAF, other Salt Lake City design groups, museums, businesses and schools. Salt Lake Design Week includes an opening reception, business and design forums, workshops, film screenings, studio tours, exhibitions, lectures, mixers, and culminates with an outstanding Design Week closing party.
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Why you should make time for creative side projects
John Haymore, a VAD Graphic Design alumnus works for HireVue. He recently visited Associate Professor Kerry Gonzales’ ART 1230 Type & Layout class to discuss the newest way to apply for jobs and recruit potential employees! Watch this video. Check out HireVue! Be ahead of the game!
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HOW: 9 Designer Self-Promotion Projects to Inspire You
By Jessica Farris / January 14, 2016
“As a designer, marketing and promotional work comes with the territory. After all, much of the money to be made in the design industry comes from promotional projects for clients. But once you’ve put down your client work, it’s time to look inward and develop your self-promotional strategy. Whether you’re part of a studio or an in-house design team, or you’re working for yourself, self-promotion is a must for finding your ideal clients, building your career and making a name for yourself.”
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Photo: 2015 YEAR OF THE RAM / MM Brand Agency
FROM CREATIVE BLOQ:
Design a Portfolio that Packs a Punch
by Marc Anderson
”I look at many many creative portfolios every day in my job at Fantasy, spanning a wide range of disciplines and talents. Because there’s so many, I’ve had to develop a strategy to enable me to quickly tell whether a designer has both the visual talent and UX thinking to thrive with us. In short, a way of separating good work from work that simply looks good.”
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Photo: 05. Demonstrate critical thinking
Bay Area designers and art directors share their thoughts on what makes a great copywriter-designer duo and offer copywriting tips from a design perspective.
By Laura Vrcek
“If storytelling is the essential job of the copywriter, design is the starting point of the story; design can inform how a story plays out and how a brand touches people at every stage in their interaction with it.”
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From Publishing Perspectives:
New research by comics analysis site Graphic Policy finds that 53% of comic book readers are now women—and they are demanding stronger female characters.
By Bree Turner
“Watch out boys, women are surpassing you in comic book geekdom. Market research done by a comics analysis site, Graphic Policy, has come to the conclusion that 53% of comic readers are now women, up from 40% just three years ago.”
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To view the entire class details or to buy this class please visit – https://www.creativelive.com/courses
This class is currently available for $41. Get it now before the price goes up to $59!
In this class, Ram Castillo will help you through every stage of portfolio development from conceptualization to organization to dissemination.
You’ll learn how to:
- Filter and organize your design work
- Photograph and/or render project pieces
- Choose an online portfolio structure
To view this article in its entirety, please visit – http://www.stashmedia.tv/?p=24258
Revealing interview with Emory Douglas, the art director, designer, and main illustrator for The Black Panther newspaper during the 1960s and 1970s.
Introduced to graphic design working in the print shop during juvenile detention, Douglas rose to become the Panthers’ Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture, using his art as a weapon in the party’s struggle for civil rights.
Visit the site for the full 8 minute interview.
To view this article in its entirety, please visit – http://gardenandgun.com/
Etiquette expert Elizabeth Edwards, of Arzberger Stationers in Charlotte, North Carolina, shares the ABCs of a well-written thank-you note.