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Petrula Vrontikis has been a leading voice in the graphic design and
design education communities for more than 20 years. Her work has
appeared in more than 100 books and publications, and is part of the
permanent collection of the Library of Congress. She is the author of
the book inspiration=ideas: A Creativity Sourcebook for Graphic
Designers and is an editorial contributor to design publications and
the AIGA website.
She lectures at conferences and universities, and to professional
organizations worldwide about her work with Vrontikis Design Office
(35k.com) on subjects ranging from graphic design education to design
inspiration. In 2003 she was selected by Graphic Design: USA as
one of the “100 People to Watch.”
She has taught the senior graphic design studies course at Art Center
College of Design in Pasadena, California, since 1989, and was on the
national board of AIGA from 1999–2001. She has served on numerous local,
national and international design juries. In 2007 Vrontikis received an
AIGA Los Angeles Fellows Award, honoring her as an essential voice in
raising the understanding of design within the industry and among the
business and cultural communities of Los Angeles.
This webcast is part of the “INitiative” webcast series, which offers diverse and thoughtful presentations by influential in-house designers. How do in-house design and marketing teams utilize a new brand system
when the agency has finished their work? Hizam Haron and Vineeta Hiranandani discuss.
Summary: The week’s best design stories (and general musings) to see you through the weekend.
Section: Inspiration -
communication design, data visualization, product design
Why are the typefaces that flash behind George Bush to underscore his major policy talks so BAD? Heller suggests that Karl Rove may be a great strategist, but he's a terrible type consultant. Could this be why he lost his job?
Section: Tools and Resources -
interview, Voice, election design
Does locality have any meaning? When designers can be anywhere, is it possible to be from somewhere? Twemlow examines the new connectedness.
Section: Inspiration -
life balance, Voice, international
Birthday Candle Necklace
Hand #lettering in process, by Tom Lane, aka Ginger Monkey #typography #graphicdesign http://t.co/PDKxE7vFCd
9 hours ago
Studio Visit: Prinkshop: Kate Spade co-founder Pamela Bell taps the potential of a well-designed T-shirt to empower and engage
Posted by Nara Shin
2 days ago from
Phil Cleaver's highlights from What They Didn't Teach You In Design School
Posted by Liv Siddall
It's Nice That
Graphic Design Blueprints: Architects have them, now designers do too. Boost designs by discovering their target markets' Visual Preferences
Shared in Tools & Resources by Steven Kronick
An Apple a Day
Chipotle iphone app