Tag Archives: web design

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 wants. Comic strips communicate a joke or cute story; editorial cartoons communicate a political or
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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 designs. Lesson 3: You don’t have to have decades of experience to land some great
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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 grads, is a hard way to try to earn a living. Let’s start by taking
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Logos, brand names, and answers

Everyone probably knows what the 3M name stands for but where did the name IKEA come from? What is the name of the business formerly known as “U-Tote’M”? For an interesting review on the origins of a few company names click on this link: http://designtaxi.com/news.php?id=352505 And now for the answers to last week’s logo quiz.
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The Importance of Doodling

Jason Santa Maria says, “Sketchbooks are not about being a good artist. They’re about being a good thinker.” This quote and the others throughout this blog come from an article by Alma Hoffmann titled   “I draw pictures all day”. The term doodle has had a negative connotation throughout history, at one point denoting a fool,
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Five Associate’s Degrees with Payoff Potential

Yahoo Education posted an article about “Five Associate’s Degrees with Payoff Potential” http://education.yahoo.net/articles/associates_degrees_to_earn.htm Number 4 on the list is Graphic Design with a median annual wage of $36,800 . Not bad for a 2-year degree.  And that makes us at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business happy that we are offering a quality two-year graphic and
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