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How do you strike the balance between exuberant young artist
with vision, supporting cast member, ever-ready helper, and
“You have to pay your dues.”
It's a mantra heard often by students and young designers. But
it can mean many different things to many different people. And its
usually stated in the third person. So, for clarification, I've
asked over a dozen successful designers for personal stories about
how they paid their dues.
Most describe it as a period time during which they had to give
and follow patiently, even when they wanted desperately to be
allowed to break loose. They gave up something to receive something
they did not have, something that they desired: credibility,
professional skills, experience-the answer is different for
But when do we go too far? When do we go from paying dues to
selling out? Is it OK to “rent out” your soul once in a while? How
many times is too often? When is it a temporary necessity as
opposed to an intolerable state?
The stories told vary in situation and circumstance, but there
are common themes of hope and reflection. They illustrate the power
of pursuing our individual vision and doing whatever it takes to
make it real. Just thinking about it is not enough!
Creative Director, Vrontikis Design Office
Senior Faculty Member, Art Center College of Design
In an expansive global design economy, diversity is not a social cause but a business imperative.
Section: About AIGA -
AIGA Insight, diversity
Miriello has discovered that it’s the human stories that create effective brands.
Section: Inspiration -
personal essay, branding, graphic design, mentoring, students
What good is information if it is not collated, edited and packaged for easy access and understanding. Smolan reports on technology that exists to make abetter Medicare, but the results are not there yet.
Section: Inspiration -
Voice, information design
As summer approaches we are still basking in the fond springtime memories of Design Ranch 2013. The quiet moments by the river, the creative energy and inspiration in each and every workshop, the festive and warm moments making new friends by the fire, and the fellowship found in the dining hall, are all cherished moments that we carry with us back home. We returned to our daily lives refreshed and ready to face the world.
I have been documenting typographic tattoos for more than ten years. So much can be expressed typographically—intimate messages etched in flesh. This
slideshow offers a sneak peek at some of my new images.
Talk & SigningBeautiful Users by Ellen LuptonNovember 21 at...
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PS New York
For 20+ yrs @thedailyheller has been speaking out about the state of #design criticism. Now, a new critic talks back: http://t.co/P9S71ICB1u
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Christian Dior temporary store
Visual Designer – Arizona State University
November 24, 2014
The Big One 2014
November 22, 2014
AIGA Design Archives
Second Story Interactive Studios