designing women

March features Designing Women

Each year we feature the works of outstanding women in the design, illustration, photography, typography and publishing fields.

Display Your Portfolio: If you are a woman in the design field, consider having your best portfolio samples featured in the Design & Publishing Center. You can post your information at our folio form.

Nominate your Favorite Designing Woman: You can also NOMINATE outstanding designing women, and we'll contact them for participation. Post your nominations now!

17th Annual Designing Women

WELCOME to another great year of personalities from the design, painting, and illustration worlds -- we'll be discovering new talents, and revisiting some of our past Designing Women! Ladies and gentlemen may we present : * Maya Barkai, * Sarah Pannell, * Andrea Rahal, * Louise Fili, * Paula Scher, * Jessica Hische, * Lizania Cruz, * Yuko Shimizu, * Gina Triplett, * Kelli Anerson! and more ...

Pamela Wells : Publishing Art & Magic

In 2001 we featured an up-and-coming young artist ... and TODAY more than ten years later, we revisit Pamela Wells, and her successful creative world of painting, design and the everyday goddess

Vanesa Merulla : whatever it takes

We discovered Vanesa Merulla, from Norwalk CT, in the DTG Facebook group! She creates some solid design seasoned with logic and soul to create the most evocative solutions! So, we knew she should be in this year's Designing Women special February 28, 2012

Stylin' with Nicole Alesi

Nicole Alesi creates care-free illustrations inspired by pop trends in music, movies and fashion. We discovered Nicole last month in the Black History edition, and had to bring her back for our Designing Women feature ...

Photoshop (Designing Women) Madness

Yes, it's March again and you know what that means -- Designing Women! We decided to skip all the bad stuff this month and go with an all-star line-up of wonderful works including self portraits from * Gemma Roberts, * Anne Pogoda, * Katherine Dinger, * Suzanne van Pelt, * Anna Steinbauer, and * Emily Warren! If these ladies aren't inspiring, you'd better check your pulse! Febr

16th Annual Designing Women

16th Annual Designing WomenWelcome to the 16th Annual Designing Women edition of DTG Magazine and the Graphic Design & Publishing Center ... the annual quest to find the very best in women designers in graphic design, illustration, photography, typography, advertising, screen printing and visual communications. Enjoy the trip

Designing Women: Lydia Leith

Designing Women: Lydia LeithLydia Leith, a graphic designer from the UK, has hit upon a national best seller : the *Throne Up, Royal Wedding, SICK BAG.* (Seen above with her own hand doing the screen printing! 16th Annual Designing Women

Designing Women: Jane Seymour

Designing Women: Jane Seymour Our Designing Women issue is usually dedicated to women in the visual arts world. And this one deserves our extra attention and admiration. Art, drama, and Golden Globe / Emmy levels should be enough. But sharing with and benefiting children takes Jane way over the top!

60 Seconds: Updating the handicapped symbol?

Updating the handicapped symbol?Fred Showker shares this story about a young graphic designer who thinks the handicapped symbol of the international signing symbol system needs a redesign. Does it? This is 60-Second Windows, an editorial column continuously published online by Fred Showker since 1988.

15th Annual Designing Women

Designing Women: Simulating LifeIn our travels over the past weeks we've run across so many spectacular talents. For our March theme, we were particularly looking for outstanding works by women and nobody was disappointed. Designing Women: Simulating Life

Jessica Hische: Caps to Captivate

Designing Women Three wonderful designing women this month, all directly related to type and typography. Jessica Hische is the genius behind "Drop Caps of the Day" and a host of other delightful dreams in type, lettering, calligraphy and typography! You're going to enjoy this trip. . .

Xandra Zamora: calligraphic hands

Designing Women Designing Women presents Xandra Y. Zamora, a master at calligraphy, hand lettering, and classic styled quill work! Don't miss this inspiration in hand lettering

Carol Kemp: Fresh Typography

Designing Women When we talk about "fresh" in the graphic arts world, it generally means a visually exciting... it also means Carol Kemp!

African American Independent Comics

Designing Women Damian Duffy and John Jennings, 'Black Comix' brings together an unprecedented collection of largely unheard of, and undeniably masterful, comics art from the black community

Designing Women: Simulating Life

Designing Women Welcome to the 15th Annual "Designing Women" edition of DTG in celebration of Women's History Month... here are some outstanding talents in the graphic design field... enjoy the ride

The perfect photo subject?

Designing Women What happens when the perfect photo subject is following you around every day? Find out with some delightful photos and commentary by Penina Finger, Design Professional from Atlanta, Georgia

Field Trip: Designing Women

Designing Women Celebrating Women's History Month, we'll revisit some favorites, and discover some new ones * Redefining the "F" word * Guerrilla Girls * Nervy Girls * Professional Women Web Designers * Nerd Girls * Girl Scouts of the USA and more

Designing Women 2009

Each year we discover some pretty special ladies, and this year we introduce you to Susan Kare the original Icon Queen; Karen D'Amico with a European flare ; well rounded Jennifer Duarte and Allison Foltz Milmoe for some distinctly dexterous with typography! We think you'll really like this year's Designing Women field trip!

cre8d design

cre8d design When a designer hires a designer you may think that spells problems. Not in this case. After actually using the design services of Rachel Cunliffe and the cre8d design team on two successful sites, we're ready to bring them on for the 'big' job. What better endorsement can you get? Come meet the cre8d design team

Wetherbee: design with a conscience

Wetherbee Creative & WebFrom a family full of creative thinkers to a self-employed creative and partner in her own design firm, Wendy Wetherbee has it all. Wetherbee Creative & Web is an independent design and marketing studio based in New Hampshire, serving clients nationwide... meet Wendy Wetherbee

Lady sings Design: Nena Anderson

Nena Anderson Once in a while we find a designer who exudes talent in 360-degrees! We found Nena and not only discovered a highly sophisticated visual designer in 2-D and 3-D, but a drop-dead blues and jazz musician as well. This powerhouse lady sings print design, trade show displays and product design from mountain biking to sea-side sandals to down-town swing ... it's all about talent!

All about design: Amanda Keating

Amanda KeatingFor Amanda Keating, owner and artistic genius behind Ferris Wheel Creative, design is far more than a trendy-looking ad or billboard. Amanda's work is fresh, but takes a strict business approach for the best client results... visit Ferris Wheel Creative

Sheila Quinn Wilson

Sheila Quinn Wilson In a world of hyperbole, the results are what count -- how to get results? Customer care and a hard line to the nuts-and-bolts of the message. Sheila Quinn Wilson takes this philosophy seriously and gets results for her clients. DTG Designing Women feature visits the studios of Sheila Quinn Wilson

Luba Lukova: Social Justice 2008

Luba Lukova Somewhere between Picasso's wood-cut years and German Expressionism, Luba Lukova has carved a deep niche in social graphic design -- one that will not be erased for decades and generations to come. The messages are stark, undeniable, and slam you right between the eyes. If you cannot own it, at least see Social Justice 2008 Luba Lukova

Marie Thacker: Well Rounded Web Design

Marie Thacker Marie is a Web, UX, Interaction Designer and Art Director in the Seattle Washington area who is well rounded and equally grounded -- with a propensity for nuts and bolts. We liked her dash of creative spark and intuition -- and welcome her to the DTG Gallery ... visit Marie Thacker

Sandra Selle-Rodriguez

Sandra Selle-Rodriguez How often do you encounter an artist with the sensitivity of Van Gogh, C'ezanne and Degas -- some of the greatest artists who ever lived? It looks like digital painter Sandra Selle-Rodriguez is just such an artist. We were impressed with Sandra's work -- but considering she had her first art show at only 13 years of age, it's no surprise!

Tracy Martin : Photo Folio

Tracy Martin It's always a pleasure to visit DTG readers and their portfolios -- and sometimes, maybe one out of every so many hundreds of entries, along comes one with true vision. When we looked at Tracy's images were then frozen to the moment. Photo Folio: Tracy Martin

Sareh Khajehnouri

sareh KhajehnouriSareh Khajehnouri is an artist currently based in Washington DC. Her extraordinary visions echo her native background in Tehran, Iran. Her advertising design sparkles, but her photo-illustration reveals a subtle yet striking depth in visual exploration. Don't miss the works of Sareh Khajehnouri

Stacey Dyer

Stacey Dyer from a fine arts Painting background, to rock band lead singer and publicist comes Stacey Dyer, graphic designer par-excellence and her Triple Frog LLC a balanced design firm dedicated to printed and interactive media. Stacey Dyer: Rock on!

JudyAnn Dutcher

JudyAnn Dutcher from Santa Barbara, CA, JudyAnn didn't start out to be a graphic designer -- but through a career move, she certainly became one, applying lessons learned in the services industry to become a versatile and practical designer... visit Dutcher Design:

Designing Women 2008

Designing Women ... This month, Janet, Maryvonne, Becky and Christina join us in the April Creative Net to share their brief vision -- and a glimpse at their work. But don't worry, their links are included and you're in for some spectacular eye-candy... I guarantee you'll enjoy Designing Women, 2008
... then you can catch up with more in the Creative Networking department

Veerle Pieters

Veerle pietersVeerle Pieters, a graphic designer and web designer living in Belgium, caught our attention with her fresh Illustrator design portfolio, and her lively blog featuring many great articles and tutorials... Veerle Pieters

Amy Dresser

amy dresser If you'd like to see some extraordinary photo retouching, and spactacular photo-illustration, go no further than the studios where photography takes on a whole new meaning. Of course, we're talking about the studios of Amy Dresser

Marian Bantjes

Marian Bantjes Of all the places to find a unique graphic designer, Bowen Island, BC, Canada would seem remote -- to say the least. However, here we discovered a truly rare mixture of graphic design, illustration and typography talents spanning a work history from simple print to killer billboards. Come along and meet Marian Bantjes

Laura Smith

Laura Smith Fabulous illustrations; classic color palettes; soft texturing; stylish drawings -- posters, stamps, ads, billboards for some of the most prestigious clients in the world -- we cannot say too many good things about Illustrator Laura Smith

Kristen Nikosey

Kristen Nikosey Graphic designer and illustrator from the LA area presents spectacular art influenced by textile design, pattern designs and impressionist paintings -- possibly the leading pattern artist in the world...visit the works of Kristen Nikosey

Melissa Mason

mason... You read Melissa Mason's article "Designless In Seattle" last month -- this month let's take look at some of her outstanding design work with a little visit to her studio Semiartist portfolio

Sue Goyen

Sue Goyenfrom nature, flowers and art... Sue softens, spreads, colorizes, texturizes, and reshapes existing and familiar images into dream-like visions of nature... .
visit Sue Goyen

Daniela Stockenhuber

Seldom do we see such fire and excitement in a designers' work as we do in that of Daniela Stockenhuber. Wow! is about all we can say about her considerable portfolio of stand-out graphic arts and packaging design ... visit Daniela Stockenhuber

Lisa Mullis is Spright Design

LisaThe Greening of Design... Lisa Mullis' Spright Design offers graphic arts and packaging design services to a unique audience: those who have an appreciation for "Green" design. With Lisa's superb talent, those companies get a lot of bang from Spright Design

Exotic Visions: Geeta Vadhera

GeetaWhile Geeta Vadhera's (Noida, India) work is solidly planted in the fine arts world -- of oil on canvas, her art would be just as well at home in any illustration studio on Madison Avenue! Enjoy the powerful tension of negative and positive space for a lesson in visual dynamics! (Be patient, large images loading!)

Carol Catiller

corereactive Carol Catiller is the creative mind behind ArtMuvz Illustration Studio in Winterhaven Florida. Carol's art is popular for its fresh and innocent appeal. She sells her art on TShirts, and all kinds of other imprinted goods via the web site ... ArtMuvz Illustration Studio


corereactive Jo Swartz is a graphic designer and artist from Toronto Ontario who shines with superb logo designs... dazzles with knock-out collateral materials... and top-flight branding design

Bohtieque Design

Julie Take a look at the next rather special Designing Woman Julie Tiedens, graphic designer and logo specialist in Black River Falls WI. Come along as we visit Bohtieque Design

Amy Wasserman

amy wasserman The Gallery revisits Amy Wasserman and her wonderful Photoshop art, after nearly ten years since her article in DT&G. Amy sent a fantastic demo disk full of goodies back in '96 -- yes, good stuff was being produced back then too... with a smile!

Designing Words and Folia Graphic Design

Words This month we introduce Julianne Nardone and Janet Bertucci -- Beautiful graphic design from Ashland Masschusetts and Cambridge Massachusetts; and the design power behind Designing Words and Folia Graphic Design

Carey Jones

Jones From Greenwich CT, US comes designer Carey Jones with her own brand of hard-hitting graphic design... from Balance Design...a varied range of designs from packaging to logotypes that show off a true balance!

Akila Seshasayee

AkilaDTG takes a field trip to have a look at some rather extraordinary graphics from Akila Seshasayee an independent graphic designer from New Delhi, India. Akila has a decided   flare for typography

Sandy Wright

Sandy is a progressive thinking designer and strategist -- founder of Lyric Marketing & Design, in McKinney, TX, USA. Sandy says: My purpose is to share my artistic vision through the emergent opportunities that exist in today's explosive technology evolution

Gina Geick

Gina operates her own web design studio -- A good eye for colour and space, but more importantly a good ear for listening to her clients' needs and expectations. Visit GAWD Productions

Catherine Morley

. . . return appearance! This year we revisit Catherine Morley, the energy behind Katz Design, and an influential woman in the graphic design industry, founder of "Creative Latitude" ... Visit Katz Design

Varshesh Joshi

Varshesh This month our travels took us into the exotic world of Bangalore, India, to meet up with Design Consultant to see some extraordinary images with an engineer's edge -- all created by Varshesh Joshi

Erin Ferree

Erin is a graphic designer and illustrator in the San Francisco Bay Area -- where you'll find many visually exciting design projects all created by the founder of Elf Design

Ilise Benun

, author of HOW Design Books Designing Websites for every audience, and editor/publisher of Self Promotion Online chats with DT&G about "Heads-in-the-sand Design"

Mary Baum

Mary is the Managing Director of HerbertBaum Integrated Marketing in St. Louis, MO, designs with elegant simplicity -- but drives a persuasive message to the assorted and loyal clients of Mary Baum

Leane K. Wells

Here's a graphic designer and illustrator from Indianapolis, Indiana with respectable skills in graphic design, digital imaging, technical illustration, and copy editing. Let's visit the studios of Leane K. Wells

Hanna Haska

Hanna is a Canadian artist of Polish origin and one of the winners of the Macworld Digital Art Gallery Contest, painted this image of "TEMPLE" but what we saw made us stop and ask... " Was it Premonition?"

The Design Center Gallery Continues...

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