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July 15, 2013

Design Bully: Skeuomorphism is Not the Opposite of Flat Design

If you currently use an Apple device, or any computer device for that matter, you've probably heard or read about the term "skeuomorphism" recently.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Design Reference, Interactive Design, Product Design

July 9, 2013

Nexus: Interaction Expectations

It's an all too familiar problem: the input you expected to use on a digital device completely fails.

Topics: Topics: Interactive Design, Product Design, Random

June 24, 2013

GOING ONE BETTER, PRO BONO: Business cards from HOW & PRINT art directors support a creative clearinghouse for nonprofits

Here's a way to triple the multiplier effect: The latest incarnation of the Luxe Project — in which the proceeds from business cards by MOO.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Packaging, Product Design, Professional Development

June 20, 2013

LICENSING DESIGN: Crowdfunding: Run Away From the Work-For-Hire Life

Every designer dreams that one day the world will recognize the rare blend of training, skill, and art that marks them as a gifted designer, turning demanding customers into patient, collaborative, and well-paying clients.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Managing Design, Product Design, Professional Development

June 7, 2013

Friday Feast: Two Entrepreneurs With Three Businesses Under One Roof

What exactly is cooking behind those doors guarded by a seven-foot sentry? Brian Flynn and Dora Drimalas welcome us into their laboratory for a first-hand look.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Product Design, Professional Development, Profiles, Studio Secrets

May 24, 2013

Malcontent: ...And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

As we go about our lives, our central nervous system is continually bombarded with so much input that, in order to function, it has to filter most of it out.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Fashion, Managing Design, Product Design

April 26, 2013

Design Change: Oh, Sugar

Late night TV offers up some interesting things, but this one really caught my eye.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Packaging, Pattern & Palette, Product Design

April 25, 2013

Sister Raye: Wine, Condoms, Coffee, and Fancy Couture

Over the course of 15 weeks, 30 Junior level students from Cornish College of the Arts, in Seattle, created packaging for the 7th Annual Design + Packaging Show, held at the end of the semester on campus in downtown Seattle.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Fashion, Packaging, Pattern & Palette, Product Design, Professional Development