Craig Welsh

Craig's work has received recognition from One Show Design (Best of Show), The One Show, D&AD, Cannes Lions, Communication Arts, Type Directors Club, and Graphis, among others. Additionally, his work has been exhibited in more than ten countries. Craig is principal of Go Welsh, a Lancaster, PA-based design studio, and is an assistant professor of communications at Penn State Harrisburg.


Overlooked: For The Dogs

As was mentioned in the breakthrough "We're For Dogs" television commercial by Los Angeles-based advertising agency TBWAChiatDay for Pedigree's "Dogs Rule" campaign, there should be an international holiday for dogs to celebrate their contribution to the quality of life on earth.

Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Packaging, Product Design, Type

Overlooked: Typographic Relationships

Long before the design world was rocked in early 2014 by the news that the love was lost and Hoefler & Frere-Jones were breaking up, another superstar typographic duo had, quite literally, thrown it all away.

Topics: Branding Identity, Design Reference, Packaging, Product Design, Profiles, Random, Type

Overlooked: O Canada

I am now convinced that the media-hyped "polar vortex" of frigid temperatures across North America for the past week can be attributed to the Canadians.

Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Design Reference, Fashion, Pattern & Palette, Type

Overlooked: The University of Nike

We've watched Nike elevate athletes like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and serial liar Lance Armstrong to household names and worldwide fame, or, more correctly in Armstrong's case—worldwide infamy.

Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Environmental Design, Fashion, Pattern & Palette

Overlooked: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address at 150

Designed by New York architect Henry Bacon and completed in 1922, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.

Topics: Design Reference, Environmental Design, Profiles, Random, Type

Overlooked: Moving Hamilton Wood Type

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is throwing a party disguised as a conference to celebrate its move to its new home in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Topics: Environmental Design, Handmade, Professional Development, Type

Overlooked: The Power of Paint

As a kid I watched my mom paint signs.

Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Fashion, Packaging, Type

Overlooked: The International Day of Happiness

The General Assembly of the United Nations passed Resolution 66/281 on July 12, 2012, proclaiming March 20 as the International Day of Happiness.

Topics: Profiles, Random, Self-Promotion

Overlooked: The Design Inspiration of Cemeteries and Memorials

My wife and I lost two children to miscarriages.

Topics: Design Reference, Random, Type

The Return of Art to Life: Design Meets Poetry Meets Theater Meets Sidewalk

Growing up with a mom who was/is a signpainter, I was exposed to an enormous range of typography from a very early age, but I never imagined I'd one day work with a memorial and monument design company (i.

Topics: Environmental Design, Managing Design, Professional Development, Type

Wear Clean Underwear, it's James Victore Day: Society of Design Pulls Made it Official on Feb. 23

Society of Design (SOD), a multidisciplinary design non-profit organization in Central Pennsylvania, has provided our studio, Go Welsh, with an ongoing series of interesting and explorative design opportunities the past three years.

Topics: Branding Identity, Professional Development, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets

Licensing a Heartfelt Invitation: Society of Design Makes Jessica Hische Cry

Our studio, Go Welsh, has had the very good fortune to have been a core part of the development of Society of Design (SOD), a multidisciplinary design non-profit organization based in Central Pennsylvania.

Topics: Professional Development, Random, Self-Promotion