What are the hottest upcoming trends in the creative industries? And which skills do you need to navigate them in the years ahead? To find out, last summer The Creative Group (TCG) interviewed leading creative thinkers and conducted a survey in partnership with the American Advertising Federation. The results of that research are compiled in the guide The Creative Team of the Future.
As part of that project, Richard Grefé, executive director of AIGA, the professional association for design, spoke to TCG about how creative professionals can elevate their role in the business world and earn greater validation for what they do. Hear his insights in the video above.
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About The Creative Group: The Creative Group (TCG)
specializes in placing highly skilled interactive, design, marketing,
advertising and public relations professionals with a variety of firms
on a project and full-time basis. TCG offers information and
resources to help creative professionals and companies keep up with
ongoing changes in the industry. As part of that mission, TCG has partnered with AIGA as the presenting sponsor for “INitiative,” a program to help in-house designers make a greater impact at their companies, evolve
professionally and connect with a broader network of peers. Learn more at creativegroup.com.
Executive director Richard Grefé finds evidence to show that the opportunity for design and
designers has never been greater.
Section: About AIGA -
AIGA Insight, education, business, students
It’s tempting to cling to craft
and tools as the core of design curricula. But with some research and
experimentation in the classroom, author David Sherwin found a new model for
helping students to become more creative, collaborative and resilient (and more
employable in the process).
Section: Tools and Resources -
job search, professional development, teaching, design educators, students
Learn more about why Design for Good matters, the ways in which AIGA will support you and how the program encapsulates more than just pro bono work.
Section: Why Design -
AIGA Insight, Design for Good, social responsibility
As more designers opt to freelance, we compare which cities provide the biggest bang for your buck if you were to join the self-employed ranks.
Section: Inspiration -
graphic design, freelancing
In 1964, Saul Bass hired me as a strategic logo design planner, account
manager, and director of new business contacts. I was young, just a few
of UCLA, and I was attracted to Saul's rational approach to great
logo design in the ‘60s. Saul was captivating as he described his
reasoning why his great
designs worked: thoughtful planning first, design next. Then it all
came together which I call credibility-based logo design. This new
resulting process happened one night in Saul's office.
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