Spotlighting Creative Art...
When we run across particularly outstanding art, we like to share it with the rest of the Design Center readership. Please enjoy the exhibits, and if you discover some creative talent that should be on display here, please let use know. If your information is ready to go, then you can submit your folio now.
Aesthetics: MyArtSpace Art News
Scholars in the field define aesthetics as "critical reflection on art, culture and nature." MyArtSpace was established by the New York Art Exchange and helps us understand, digest and discover new Aesthetics with galleries and features by and about artists. This experimental venture hopefully will bring DTG readers lots of inspiration over the months to come. Join us for this edition of the MyArtSpace Art News
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!
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
From 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
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!
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!
Marie Thacker: Well Rounded Web Design
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
Thomas Morris: Letterforms that shaped a generation
If you ever rocked out at a concert by the Doors, New Riders or Commander Cody in the San Fran bay area back in the day, then you already know Thomas Morris -- he created the concert posters! Today, he's still producing breath-taking graphics and superb typographic creations and we're going to take a little field trip to his studio ... Thomas Morris Design
Luba Lukova: Social Justice 2008
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
Tracy Martin : Photo Folio
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
Jerry Jividen: photos save wildlife
Jerry's folio submission arrived and we immediately took a little trip over to his photo site where we found a huge diversity of great shots... but the story in this post is saving wildlife through photography! Jerry Jividen: photos save wildlife
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!
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: web.graphics.solutions
Sareh 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
Designing Women 2008
... 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
if you can dream it...
Michael Campbell is the skill and vision behind our "Photo to Painting" tutorial, and once you see his works, you'll be convinced that magic exists and dreams do come true. This is true inspiration for any digital artist who aspires to greatness. Follow along as we visit the studio of world class photographer and digital artist Michael Campbell
Veerle 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
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
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
An Extraordinary Tour
with the Graphic Designers who made the Lettering as Image ~ Image as Lettering Gallery show come true...
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
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
from nature, flowers and art... Sue softens, spreads, colorizes, texturizes, and reshapes existing and familiar images into dream-like visions of nature... .
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
The 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
While 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!
Anthony Cole: Legacy of Illumination
DTG reader and contributor, Laura Mizii, introduces us to her grandfather and shares some of his spectacular work. Master illustrator, calligrapher and illuminated lettering artist Anthony Cole leaves Laura with a legacy worth saving and sharing
Ryan Forshaw Unique Visions
Ryan Forshaw has an incredible story that takes him from devastating adversity to award winning digital imaging through some long, tough times and the wonders of Adobe Photoshop. Beauty out of Adversity
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 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 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!
The art of David F. Kyte
Melissa 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
(See more Designing Women below)
Michael Samstag is the BilderFinder
From Frankfurt Germany, Michael presents some stunning feats of pure eye candy in his unique style of cartooning, calligraphy and design. He's even got some great clip art you can download!
Erin Ferree, is graphic designer and illustrator in the San Francisco Bay Area -- founder of Elf Design, where you'll find many visually exciting design projects.
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, Managing Director of HerbertBaum Integrated Marketing in St. Louis, MO, designs with elegant simplicity -- but drives a persuasive message to her loyal clients
Leane K. Wells a graphic designer and illustrator from Indianapolis, Indiana with respectable skills in graphic design, digital imaging, technical illustration, and copy editing.
Images from the "Macworld Digital Art Gallery"
It occurred to me that this art is too wonderful to be kept hidden after the exhibit is over, so I contacted some of the winning artists and they've graciously consented to share their art and talent with DT&G readers.
Hanna Haska -- 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?"
Jonas Angelet is currently working towards an MFA in Graphic Arts/ Computer Augmented Printmaking at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Having already graduated with a BFA in Graphic arts from the University of Louisville (KY) in 2000, he is now concentrating in Computer Augmented Printmaking.
Richard Bornemann, graduate of the Maryland School of Architecture (1978), worked designing and building large buildings in Washington, D.C. Which lead him on a rather interesting career path. As a registered architect, he set up his own shop and began creating architectural illustrations for builders around the country. But the reason he's in our gallery today was his entry into the digital fine art scene...
Pamela Wells emerged from higher education with a Bachelor of Business degree, major in marketing. She launched her career in the publishing business industry moving toward commercial illustration.
At the time of Apple's introduction of the first line of desktop computers, Pamela discovered Macintosh working for two publishing companies. Today she mixes her considerable talents with visions of the masters to create this stunning painting, APPLE SERIES LILLY.
Ciro Marchetti, is a British graphic designer who's professional career after graduating from Croydon College of Art, England, has included working in Europe, South America and the US.
I think you'll find Ciro's piece: CONTEMPLATING THE SYSTEM a stunning piece of work, and I'm sure you'll enjoy learning his insights into the world of digital art. His work will be on display in the Design Center along with an interview and detailed close-ups of his work.
The Rocky Mountain Digital Arts Center
The Rocky Mountain Digital Arts Center is a unique and innovative new media educational facility, with one of the worlds only digital arts galleries, located in the heart of historic downtown Denver. RMDAC is housed in a completely renovated historic building in Denver's Golden Triangle neighborhood, and is a custom-designed 4000 sq. ft. facility with hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, oak beams and 20 foot ceilings. Each month they present real-world gallery shows with works by leading digital artist. They are located at 1261 Delaware Street, in Denver, Colorado and at http://www.rmdac.com/
Also: Visit the Savannah College of Art & Design
Previously: Mike Johnson: Info Graphics
Jake's Girls the very first entry into the Gallery
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