Design Graduates

This May and June many designers, illustrators, photographers and visual communicators will be graduating from design/art school. Here are a few who wrote in to share reflections with you. (AND our PRIZE WINNERS for May) May 31, 2011

Creative Tidbits: Japan to Italy to the Grid

This week there's two new Designing Women: Cathleen Schaad is the comeback kid, and Japanese Women Designers! We also visit * We Three Things > Follow the Grid * Graphic Design in Italy's Renaissance Capital * Wallpaper Drawn With Dripping Ink April 22, 2011

Creative Tidbits: Art is where you find it

I realized there were several designing women who did not make it into the March and April newsletters, so I'll share them with you here -- Lisa Congdon, Kathy Erteman; along with : * Designers are rebelling against technology * Seeing Things: Handmade for Japan * Diana draws in ceramics April 15, 2011

Creative: Design inspiration for April

This issue of Creative Tidbits brings more Designing Women, and even the Fashion Color report for fall... along with * Why I Draw * Will Crowdsourcing Replace Graphic Designers? * Rethink your design thinking * Royal Couple Wedding Monogram Contest * A Little Culture With Your Beer? * the "Enfant Terrible" of Graphic Design * ... and more! March 29, 2011

Creative Tidbits 1103-23

This Creative Tidbits brings more Designing Women, and some real design inspiration ... including : * Design locked in time * New book examines the Group of Seven * Passion into photography * If You Pay Peanuts, You Get Monkeys * Will Cotton: Butcher, Baker, Candyland Maker * Charlotte Strick, Book Jacket Designer * The 10 Greatest Movie Title Sequences by Saul Bass * Core77 Launches Design Awards Program ... and more! March 23, 2011

First Friday Creative Tidbits

Okay ... for all creatives involved in visual communications, our First Friday creative tidbits this issue includes : * World class typography projects * What makes an enticing poster? * 7 Predictions for the Creative Community * Gent: Scheppende Stad * Hand-drawn Monograms * and several others. February 4, 2011

Creative Tidbits: February

Greetings February ... our 'Creative Tidbits' this time looks at some fun items in the visual communications world, including another look at Comic Sans! OH NO! But there's some other really good stuff too ... ten fresh idea-starters in all! January 28, 2011

Creative Tidbits: New Year

Welcome to the first Creative Tidbits of the 2011 year ... let's look back at the successes of 2010, and see a number of other creative 'finds' in the past week or so! Don't forget to send in your finds to be included in this column! January 3, 2011

Creative Tidbits 1012-14

This issue of Creative Tidbits looks at some outstanding recent works from around the world, as well as some tips and help on making yourself more creative and more effective, including : * Ray-Ban Rare Print 2010 * Trendy, flashy, elegant, high fashion photos * Nick Mills - Type Experiments * Levi Wintering: Reflections * Rebranding Cisco Webex * 10 ways to tackle the scope creep * and . . . Getting Creative Things Done: How To Fit Hard Thinking Into a Busy Schedule December 14, 2010

Creative tidbits 1012-08

I've been too busy for another update for a while -- but here are some interesting links I had accumulated over the past few weeks : December 8, 2010