Creative Update #167: design, illustration, and graphics around the world

Fred Showker's Creative Update

March is almost over, our Women's History Month is coming to an end and we're focusing on spring colors .... these and other starting points for all designers and creative visual communicators ... here we go:
creative inspiration #167 Gift Card Impressions Wins Two Graphic Design USA Awards for Innovative Packaging
creative inspiration #167 Colborne graphic artist wins ParaSport Games medal design contest
creative inspiration #167 Getting a job in digital marketing (A graduate’s perspective)
creative inspiration #167 Graphic designer Peter Saville still rocks the fashion world
creative inspiration #167 Icons that talk : telling a graphic story with icons
creative inspiration #167 Stumbled into the profession of graphic design
creative inspiration #167 Call for Entries: Graphis Design Annual 2015
creative inspiration #167 TypeTalk: Know Your Figures
... and more !

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative instpiration March is almost over, our Women's History Month is coming to an end and we're focusing on spring colors .... these and other starting points for all designers and creative visual communicators ... here we go:
* Gift Card Impressions Wins Two Graphic Design USA Awards for Innovative Packaging
* Colborne graphic artist wins ParaSport Games medal design contest
* Getting a job in digital marketing (A graduate’s perspective)
* Graphic designer Peter Saville still rocks the fashion world
* Icons that talk : telling a graphic story with icons
* Stumbled into the profession of graphic design
* Call for Entries: Graphis Design Annual 2015
* TypeTalk: Know Your Figures
... and more !

Call for Entries: Graphis Design Annual 2015

19th Annual Designing Women presents

Graphis, The International Journal of Visual Communication, was first published in 1944 by Dr. Walter Amstutz and Walter Herdeg in Zurich, Switzerland. Graphis presented the work of fine artists and illustrators, as well as highlighting the formative years of graphic design as we know it today. Advertising and photography were also featured, and Amstutz selectively chose what he felt to be the best talent of the time, with the Graphis Annual introduced in 1952.
      The deadline for the Design Annual 2015 is April 2, 2014, with entry information and a gallery of the current entries available on the Graphis site. Some of the winners from the 2014 Design competition are shown below.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : Graphis International -- www.graphis.com
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Graphic designer Peter Saville still rocks the fashion world

19th Annual Designing Women presents

Fashion finds it difficult to get over Peter Saville. References abound to his work, past and present. His aesthetic stamp chimes constantly with fashion's offerings. That's because Saville isn't just fashionable.
      His work is a style unto itself. He's the original. In Factory cataloguing lingo, Saville would be FAC-0.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : independent.co.uk
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Gift Card Impressions Wins Two Graphic Design USA Awards for Innovative Packaging

19th Annual Designing Women presents

Gift Card Impressions, the leading provider of personalized solutions within the $110 billion gift card industry, received two Graphic Design USA Awards for Packaging.
      The company was recognized for its "Twas the Night" Scene Changer and Santa Character Presenter which were created exclusively for Target® for the 2013 Holiday season.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : digitaljournal.com
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NEXT: Awards, Packaging and Graphic Design Jobs & Type Talk

TypeTalk: Know Your Figures

19th Annual Designing Women presents

Today’s OpenType fonts provide designers with a broad range of options never before available in one font.
      One extremely useful, but often overlooked feature of some OpenType fonts is the availability of more than one style of numeral, which can provide practical and sophisticated options for setting dates and years, quantities, prices, measurements, and a lot more.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : Ilene Strizver writing for www.creativepro.com
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Getting a job in digital marketing (A graduate’s perspective)

19th Annual Designing Women presents

fter three years of hard work, student accommodation and late-night library sessions, last summer I graduated from the University of Lincoln and prepared myself to enter the world of work.
      With a degree in Graphic Design under my belt, and terms spent learning web design, creating infographics and mastering Adobe Creative Suite, I was eager to break into the digital marketing industry.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : www.fourthsource.com
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Icons that talk : telling a graphic story with icons

19th Annual Designing Women presents

Here, we've found some very unique graphic design by Tim Boelaars
      Tim Boelaars is an independent graphic designer and illustrator from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tim specializes in icon, identity, logo, and packaging design, as well as illustration and art direction.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : www.timboelaars.nl
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Colborne graphic artist wins ParaSport Games medal design contest

19th Annual Designing Women presents

With a design titled 'Strive for the Top,' Mike Bahm has won the medal design competition for the upcoming 2014 Ontario ParaSport Games.
      A graphic artist from Colborne, Mr. Bahm’s design addresses the games theme by depicting three independent, upward-moving arrows, representing participants striving to rise to the top, or "raise the bar."
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : North Humberland News
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Stumbled into the profession of graphic design

19th Annual Designing Women presents

Dean Justice acknowledges he kind of stumbled into the profession of graphic design after buying a computer on QVC with a simple version of Adobe Photoshop.
      Then a friend from Atlanta who is a designer took him under his wing, so to speak, and taught him the intricacies of using colors and shapes and techniques to make a business card or brochure pop out and catch customers' eyes.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : www.ledger-enquirer.com
2014 ... related image See a screen shot

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Fred Showker

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