2014 Designing Women in the USA

Welcome to March, and our The 19th Annual Designing Women Edition! We're kicking off this year's celebration of Women's History Month with these outstanding women designers from the USA. These are also highlighted with samples, descriptions and links to their sites in our Designing Women pages! Enjoy February 27, 2014

60-Seconds 307 : 10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal

When I saw the reference to this article in a recent email spam, I had to pause. They used the famous quote from Ben Franklin that I have used in my Creative Layout workshops and seminars since the 1980s. I figured anyone who uses that quote must have something intelligent to say. February 12, 2014

African American Artists & Designers for 2014, Part 2

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Welcome to our 19th annual Black History Month surf, where we have a look at outstanding contributions to art and design from the black community. We've enjoyed researching this year's lineup, and hope you enjoy the next four pages of resources. Also, don't forget to pick up your free -- follow along : Black History Month One on One: Exploring the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists Black History Month Worldwide Graphic Design: How Different Nationalities Design Black History Month Terrifying, Strange and Beautiful - Live Unchained Black History Month Carry my heart ... it's too heavy for me Black History Month Neourbian Art for the Masses Black History Month Patrick Amara
and more! Enjoy : February 1, 2014

Black History Month 2014 Design Center special

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Welcome to our 19th annual Black History Month surf, where we have a look at outstanding contributions to art and design from the black community. We've enjoyed researching this year's lineup, and hope you enjoy the next four pages of resources. Also, don't forget to pick up your free "Black History Month" poster, and see the link for your own research! Black History Month Real Black History Month - Malcolm X: Evidence of US Intelligence Assassination Black History Month The Rosa Parks Coloring & Songs Page Black History Month Making Black History Month Relevant Black History Month Toon a Day for Black History Month Black History Month Black History Month clip art Black History Month The Queen Bee Report
and more! Enjoy : February 1, 2014

24 new projects will go from idea to demo with funding from Knight Foundation

The growing role of designers as community problem solvers has gotten the attention of the Knight Foundation. They have announced 24 new projects as part of its Prototype Fund and several of them are designer-led projects focusing on solving civic challenges. The Prototype Fund helps innovators explore early-stage ideas. January 30, 2014

60-Seconds 306: What gave you the inspiration to become a graphic designer

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In my previous 60-Seconds column I explained an event from my youth that inspired me into the graphic design field. I then asked readers what inspired them into the design fields. Some responses tumbled in, and I asked the same question in several of the LinkedIN groups which concentrate on graphic design. I got zero response in two of the groups, but one produced some good stories. Here are just a few selected comments from readers. January 29, 2014

Creative Update #165: Graphics for Games, Logos, Contests and Coffee

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We round out January and launch into February with this Creative update ... here we go: creative 2013 Search for Canada’s 150th logo stirs graphic design challengecreative 2013 Jessica is back ... this time : Starbucks!creative 2013 Teen starts home-based graphics business creative 2013 GRAND THEFT needs GRAND Typography creative 2013 Design Spec sometimes pays off . . . creative 2013 Deborah Sussman interview
... and more ! January 27, 2014

Creative Update #164: Type, lettering, illustration and design for 2014

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Here we go into 2014 our 24th year online and our 26th year publishing DTG Magazine. Creative inspiration is what jogs you off your stagnent creative block. See some of these and join us each week for another creative discovery tour ... here we go: creative 2013 Best of 2013: Top Tips, Insights, and Tricks creative Tricks Here's the typography daily blog creative blog 3D Type Sculptures + Animationcreative Animation Professionals vs. Amateurs creative Amateurs The Design Federationcreative Supersized Painting Supersized
... and more ! January 14, 2014

Convert lettering, type, photos, drawings, or art into Artistic Chalkboard designs and signs

s we highlighted in the Gallery for the Fall Fonts Fest, chalk art is a growing craze that really takes a lot of talent. Well, now there's a very cool App for Macintosh and Windows that may reduce a lot of the need for talent because it actually simulates chalkboard art! Amazing! December 17, 2013

What is the best approach to designing a website that clients can edit?

It's not a new trend. Clients have been asking to 'edit' their own web pages since the early 1990s. The problem was, for years, it was html or nothing! For years we tried them all from 'piggyback' programs to designing and building CGI page generaters from scratch. Then Content Management System concept was born. November 29, 2013