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Paula Savage Hansen is CEO of Savage, the branding and corporate
design firm in Houston, Texas, that she founded in 1973. For more than
three decades, she has promoted design as a strategic business asset.
Today, Savage’s branding and corporate design expertise has been widely
noted, attracting Fortune 100 companies, nonprofits and international
corporations as clients.
Hansen began her career at Baxter + Korge and Design Southwest,
following her education at the University of Texas, where she graduated
cum laude in graphic design. From the beginning, she approached the
business of design with an entrepreneurial spirit, having led the
profession through two sea changes. The first was the move to paginate
typography, which led to digital page layout and production. The second
was the emergence of multimedia and the Web. Ahead of the curve, she
started several firms that elevated design communications through
Having served on the boards of several professional organizations and
as a past AIGA Texas board member and president, Hansen has been
instrumental in establishing a strong reputation for design excellence
and mentoring the next generation of design leadership. For instance,
Savage provides its employees funding for advanced degrees, training and
attending conferences. In addition, the staff is encouraged to further
their communications and business knowledge by seeking leadership
opportunities in professional organizations, as well as teaching and
volunteering in the community.
Savage has won numerous awards in design communications and has been
featured in the profession’s most respected books and publications.
Emigre may not be as typographically experimental or visually provocative as it was in the ’90s but VanderLans still pushes designers’ buttons.
Section: Inspiration -
typography, history, Voice
More at designandviolence.moma.org
"The Crisis of Credit Visualized" (2008), an animation designed by Jonathan Jarvis to explain the global economic crisis (and part of the AIGA Design Archives), has been featured on "Design and Violence," MoMA's experimental online curatorial project spearheaded by Paola Antonelli. Selected by the project curators, Jarvis' work is described by Gillian Tett of the Financial Times and intended as a prompt for public discussion on the site.
Section: Inspiration -
information design, graphic design, animation
Curious about what it’s like to work in-house at Facebook? Brian Singer, manager, communication design, interviews himself about life at the company.
As in-house designers, we often become immersed in our companies, causing us to lose perspective on our assignments and, more insidiously, on appropriate behaviors and ethics. Learn to identify if you’ve fallen prey to “brand blindness” and adopted the company culture wholesale, and use your creativity to improve the culture instead.
Section: Tools and Resources -
in-house design, corporate design, in-house issues, professional development, INitiative, advice, business, ethics
Li-Ning Retail Design
MT @willobuzz: In celebration & memory of 2014 AIGA Medalist Michael Cronan, Ann wrote her lifelong friend a letter: http://t.co/43zLzKMhsK
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Alan Kitching’s Full Court Letterpress
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The Man Who Designed Verdana and Georgia Describes a Life Making Fonts
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Kyle Webster has some GREAT photoshop brush packs available. Perfect for illustrators or designers working with elements rendered by hand!
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Laurie Haycock and Scott Makela
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Balloting is closed and it’s official - I’m on the national board of @AIGAdesign! Is this what cloud 9 feels like?!?! #aigaconnect
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