Field Trip: Designing Women

by Fred Showker

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This month, DTG readers and subscribers of the Design Cafe share some brief comments about Designing Women, or Women in History
      We hope you enjoy these thoughtful comments as much as we did. BRAVO! Each of these will win a great prize from the Design Center.

Art Nouveau with Margaret MacDonald

Art Nouveau with Margaret MacDonald

Debbie writes:

quoting My favorite "Designing Woman" has to be Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh, wife of famed "Arts and Crafts" designer, Rennie Macintosh. end quote

Although best known for her large gesso panels, she was equally at home in such mediums as watercolors, graphics, metalwork and textiles. Now somewhat eclipsed by her husband, in her time she was well-known and a major influence on such people as Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffmann. Her own husband admitted "Margaret is half if not three-quarters of all my work..." and "Margaret has genius, I have only talent."
Opera of the Winds painting
Parfumme from
Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh [END QUOTE]

Thank you Debbie for contributing. Debbie uses Windows XP and PhotoshopCS extensively for her masterpieces at"
Debbie is a photographer from Lincoln, NE USA

Lindsey of Apperly Design

Women have the advantage!

Lindsey writes:

quoting I've run my own business for 5 years and I find being a woman an advantage! Clients tend to trust you more and some have said women are more creative. end quote


I design brochures, leaflets, logos, websites and have recently set up a sideline called Artylicious designing and selling cavases. I'm really excited about it and its something I love doing. I sell pop art, flowers, abdtract and photography on canvas and also on roller blinds.
      My computer platform is Mac OSX and favourite software at the momet is Illstrator CS, the brushes are great for designing my canvases! [END QUOTE]
Editorial Design
Post Cards
Lindsey is a design professional from Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK Visit Lindsey's online gallery at:

Women in the Military

Women In Military Service For America Memorial is a unique, living memorial honoring all military women - past, present and future.
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Women, Enterprise & Society:

A Guide to Resources in the Business
      This is an online publication that identifies materials in the Business Manuscripts Collection at Baker Library and documents women's participation in American business and culture from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. The launch of WES represents the culmination of a three-year project to identify and catalog resources for study of the unexplored sections of Baker Library's manuscript collections. Researchers will find, for example, that the guide does not include papers of major twentieth-century women entrepreneurs or corporate leaders. The guide does, however, include hundreds of individual items, such as account books, day books, letters, legal documents, and payroll registers. These materials clearly document the extent to which women were an integral part of the fabric of American economic and business life, participating in and contributing to enterprise and society in ways that were largely overlooked until recently.
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Distinguished Women

This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Some were alive hundreds of years ago and some are living today. We've heard of some of them, while many more have been ignored by history book writers.
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Happy March

Designing Women continues on the next page ...

Thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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27th Anniversary for DTG Magazine


On November 22nd, Adiana said:

None can doubt the vearctiy of this article.


PS : CAN I GET MY PORTFOLIO into "Designing Women" ??? What the world needs is MORE Designing Women

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