wondering if any freelance/contract graphics people have any professional proofers/editors they can recommend. don't need someone to write copy, just to proof for typos, grammar and clarity.
I recommend Sheila Wilensky, firstname.lastname@example.org. Her website is
Rumor has it, that AIGA members are not happy with their current discussion board options. I had a hard time finding this conversation baord and I was wondering what everyone on this site thought.
With Facebook lauching their IPO and making its creators billions of dollars I'm still wondering are advertisers really making money by advertising on Facebook? Or are advestisers really making money through any kind of social media site? I have looked on
the web and haven't found one success story where an advertiser advestising on Facebook has generated profits though they continue to throw billions of dollars at it just because of their large user numbers, numbers that show that over 80% of its users that
are on Facebook are not only overseas but is on a mobile device. Recently GM stopped advestising on Facebook and it makes me wonder as someone who uses the Internet I as I'm sure many do hate advertising on the web. From pop-ups, spam, and many videos on the
web forcing the user to watch an advestisement before the video I wonder how effective is online advestisement? Or is word of mouth still king? What I'm trying to say is what good is a user, fan or follower if they don't fully buy what you're selling and if
they don't what does it say about social media as a whole? How effective is social media really?
Why does everybody seem to be slaves to social media? The last thing I want is a business card with your facebook information on it, you know? Is nothing sacred. Tweets feel emotionless and anonymous and the majority of my fellow students seem to be stuck
to facebook like flies to sticky paper. So much so that they tend to not even pay attention in class. A site has that much hold on you that you can't wait 3 hours to log on? On one hand I love technology but on the other I'm wondering what is it doing to our
society as a whole.
A notable theme in Jay-Z’s book Decoded is objectivity, defined as “a focus on external reality.” In fact, this objectivity is a major difference between graphic design and traditional forms of fine art, which can be subjective without contest.
Our messages must give people what they need in a way they didn’t expect, while looking holistically at the client’s message. As designers, do we resist the urge to take a message at face value? Or simply absorb and move on, cranking out a predictable solution?
Though very different than graphic design, the music industry is deeply rooted in story telling. There are many supporting elements in this niche of the arts, but while comparing and contrasting the process, I think Jay-Z’s book deserves some
attention. His popularity and persona have been at the forefront of the rap scene for decades, and the release of his book is another way of gaining access to his charisma. Check out page 57 for the real story behind "99 Problems" - pretty interesting.
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Adjunct Assistant ProfessorPrairie View A&M University
Prairie View, TexasAugust 28 2015
Updated portfolio of designer/animator Daniel Coutinho, member of AIGA! Excellent montage of motion graphics: https://vimeo.com/133424211
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