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“Graphic design is the most ubiquitous of all the arts. It
responds to needs at once personal and public, embraces concerns
both economic and ergonomic, and is informed by many disciplines,
including art and architecture, philosophy and ethics, literature
and language, science and politics and performance.
Graphic design is everywhere, touching everything we do,
everything we see, everything we buy: we see it on billboards and
in Bibles, on taxi receipts and on websites, on birth certificates
and on gift certificates, on the folded circulars inside jars of
aspirin and on the thick pages of children's chubby board
Graphic design is the boldly directional arrows on street signs
and the blurred, frenetic typography on the title sequence to
E.R. It is the bright green logo for the New York Jets and
the monochromatic front page of the Wall Street Journal.
It is hang-tags in clothing stores, postage stamps and food
packaging, fascist propaganda posters and brainless junk mail.
Graphic design is complex combinations of words and pictures,
numbers and charts, photographs and illustrations that, in order to
succeed, demands the clear thinking of a particularly thoughtful
individual who can orchestrate these elements so they all add up to
something distinctive, or useful, or playful, or surprising, or
subversive or somehow memorable.
Graphic design is a popular art and a practical art, an applied
art and an ancient art. Simply put, it is the art of visualizing
- Jessica Helfand
If instances of self-questioning about working in-house become a catalyst for self-doubt, why not redirect some of that energy toward constructive self-evaluation? We can’t count on having control over everything that affects our design careers, but we can establish focus, build accountability and develop a newfound sense of assurance about our professional trajectory in-house.
Section: Tools and Resources
Regional poverty and the distance to formal programs prevents many
residents in Green River,
Utah from participating in art. The Arts & Culture Experience (ACE) program focuses on mentoring local teens through one-on-one
arts internships, teaching art lessons at the High School and in the
after school programs, holding all-ages arts workshops and events and
hosting professional artists who mentor youth
and lead community art and design projects. ACE was a finalist for the 2013 Design Ignites Change | AIGA Professional Fellowship.
Section: Tools and Resources -
Design for Good, K-12, mentoring
Senior Brand Designer7 Inc.
Campbell, CaliforniaSeptember 15 2014
"Geometry Daily," Where the Left and Right Brain Collide
October 7, 2014
AIGA MAKE/THINK Conference - Title Sequences & Motion Graphics
Ghostly & Behance Action Method Notebooks For Designers
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Video: AIGA Medalist Steve Frykholm