What a relief to be sitting in a room of designers talking about something other than target audiences, and client briefs! Talking instead about the role that design plays in creating society and culture - more of this conversation please.Read More
So what is a creative anyway? And what do you think the word 'artist' means? and is it time to stamp your creative space in the artists world?
There was a lot of discussion about what is an 'artist'? And why creatives are often uncomfortable to define themselves as "artists" or "writers" or "photographers" etc. As a graphic designer I am often confronted with idea's that I am not a "real" artist. Is it because I work for clients and work to their specifications? or because I do "commercial" art? or because I use technology and a digital medium as my creative modality? I create files for print every single day, and yet I am not a 'printmaker'. What is this cultural stigma we have around art and creativity being legitimate? and is it time to increase our scope and definitions?Read More
Many not for profit and social enterprise projects know they need good design. They know that a strong visual brand markets itself, saving precious advertising budgets. They also know they need to get their message out there and compete with all the other visual noise, while presenting a professional image that is worthy of support.
The hot question is not why you need design, but how do you go about affording it?Read More
If you’ve never worked with a graphic designer before, you might wonder where to start.
You might have lots of questions. Read on to learn some tips on how to get the best results when working with a designer, and some common myths about graphic design.Read More