Creative Tidbits: movers and shakers

by Fred Showker

Fred Showker's Creative Tidbits From upcoming young designers to old timers, here are our favorite happenings in the graphic design world . . .
* The Portfolio Handbook, by the Class of 2012, Industrial Design
* Lahser Sophomore Is Top Winner of 2012 Auto Show Poster Award
* Infographic Of The Day: The Best Design Tools On The Market
* An Exhibition of Graphic Design's Cutting Edge
* Meet the future of consulting
and more creative inspiration!

The Portfolio Handbook, by the Class of 2012, Industrial Design

Creative tidbits in graphic design from Fred Showker

The Class of 2012 in Industrial Design at the University of Cincinnati had a problem our book reviewer can sympathize with: ID books rarely show process, yet portfolio presentation requires the viewer to understand the underlying thinking in a matter of seconds.
      Furthermore, most ID schools don't run those students through the paces of Photoshop or InDesign that is requisite for putting their work in the best light.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.core77.com/blog
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Infographic Of The Day: The Best Design Tools On The Market

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Designers, in many ways, are quintessential first adopters and ideal test customers: They're technically savvy and demanding, with an extreme attention to detail and polish.
      Please them, and it's pretty certain that you've got a great product on your hands.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.fastcodesign.com
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Meet the future of consulting

It's a chilly but bright winter day in Manhattan, and sunlight streams into the sparsely decorated, industrial-chic offices of PSFK on Bond Street. The elevator opens directly onto the polished, hardwood floor of the company's open workspace, where a number of casually-dressed twenty- and thirty-somethings sit side by side at long tables, typing away on laptops.
      This could easily be mistaken for a design school study hall or a spartan technology start up. Instead, it is home of what could be the next generation of consulting firm. PSFK is a younger, nimbler, 21st-century re-boot of the McKinseys of the world,offering trend insight and business strategies to top corporations from Apple to Johnson & Johnson.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Fortune - CNN

An Exhibition of Graphic Design's Cutting Edge

Creative tidbits in graphic design from Fred Showker

This major international exhibition explores how graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool.
      Featuring work produced since 2000 in the most vital sectors of communication design, Graphic Design: Now in Production explores design-driven magazines, newspapers, books, and posters as well as branding programs for corporations, subcultures, and nations.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Walker Art Center in Minneapolis
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Lahser Sophomore Is Top Winner of 2012 Auto Show Poster Award

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Here's one time when "spec" work paid off ...
      A sleek, sophisticated poster design by 16-year-old Elizabeth Sabol of Lahser High earned a $1,000 top award in a statewide competition sponsored by the North American International Auto Show.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Patch.com


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