Category Archives: Interactive Media & Graphic Design

5 Ways Instructors are Using the iPad® in the Classroom

Now that Globe University and Minnesota School of Business (GU/MSB) welcomed the lightweight Apple iPad® into the classroom this past summer quarter, we wanted to learn how the instructors are using the iPad in the classroom. We reached out to the … Continue reading

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Local Student-Business Owner Creates Hands-On Education for Classmates

There are many examples of great partnerships between local businesses and Globe University-Woodbury, a result of Globe’s service/applied learning initiative that students do in every program. One example is Johnson Jewelers, a local jewelry store in Woodbury, Minn. Jeff Johnson … Continue reading

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10 Job Duties of a Graphic Designer

Students in the interactive media and graphic design program at Globe University-Woodbury took the challenge of working with a local business owner, Jan Hanson, PT, owner and operator of TherEx Rehab Specialists, to help her with her graphic design and … Continue reading

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Career Advice for Creative Minds: Element Ad Agency Shares Tips

Students earning an interactive media & graphic design degree at Globe University saw how a real advertising agency operates with a visit to Element, an advertising agency in De Pere, Wis. The trip was part of the students’ Advertising and … Continue reading

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Graphic Design Students Tour State-of-the-Art Printing Facility

Written by Guest Blogger: Interactive Media and Graphic Design Program Chair Jared Wold On Oct. 8, 2012, Globe University-Madison East’s Web Studio class visited Suttle-Straus Printing in Waunakee, WI. One of Suttle-Straus’s sales representatives, Joe LaCrosse, gave the students a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Graphic design is…

Graphic design is … Communication. As far back as the Lascaux cave paintings, people were communicating the events of the day in a 2-dimensional form. Graphic designers communicate through words and images to convey a message, any message their client … Continue reading

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5 critical lessons your design professors never taught you

There was an interesting article about five critical lesson recently published, http://www.graphicdesignblender.com/critical-lessons-your-design-professors-never-taught-you Basically these are: Lesson 1: Clients pay the bills, but the customer’s not always right. Lesson 2: You don’t have to present your design process when presenting your … Continue reading

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Freelance nirvana

Last week I talked about the pitfalls of being a freelance designer and how difficult it is for new grads to make a living. This week I’m going to talk about the advantages and highlights. You are your own boss. … Continue reading

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Why I discourage graphic design students from wanting to be freelancers

Many of my students at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business look at freelancing as a romantic journey where they will be their own boss and control their own destiny. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Freelancing, especially for new … Continue reading

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Is being a graphic designer or web designer a good job?

No! If you just want a job where you work a 40 hour week and then go home, this is not the career for you. If you don’t want to carry the baggage of worrying about deadlines, keeping clients happy, … Continue reading

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