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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
Getting your first job in the industry is far more important than where it is. Having experience somewhere is better than having none at all. No
matter who the client (big or small), it's your chance to put your ideas and know-how into action.
Section: Inspiration -
job search, advice
Design feedback shouldn't be a painful process. In fact, if it's a painful process, I'd say someone's not doing it right. The most successful projects are usually ones with a collaborative workflow between a well-balanced team of designers, developers, project management, and of course — clients! It's essential to have a healthy feedback process, in which the client knows exactly what feedback is most helpful for the next round of revisions, and the designers and developers know how to translate and solve those problems.
I know, I know, both web teams and people who have hired web teams are out there groaning right now (we get it, and this isn't a soapbox). Everyone has had their fair share of difficult projects and poor communication, but it doesn't have to be that way. In efforts to improve the feedback process for web clients and design teams alike, I'm writing this two-part article about How to Give Good Web Design Feedback, and Turning Client Feedback Into Your Best Work.
A brand should have a sense of purpose, and is not just your logo, your letterhead, or your web site: it is every piece of communication that is created to explain who you are.
Section: Why Design
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