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Design MATTERS!

We walk around every day, using doorknobs, using our phone, typing on the computer, using forks and knives, writing with a pen. All these things were designed with a specific purpose in mind and we never really take the time… Continue Reading

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Design: details in life

Different from architecture and artists, most designers are unknown, even those famous one, because people usually do not realize they live in a world made by designers and gets used to. No one would care who design this front or… Continue Reading

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Blog Assignment #4 – To Inform and Delight

I enjoyed the documentary To Inform and Delight about Milton Glaser. One thing that really stood out to me in the film was when Glaser said, “drawing is thinking.”  I found it interesting his approach in creating a design, and… Continue Reading

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Before, During and After Helvetica.

Before watching Helvetica I could walk down the street and look at a sign and think “that’s a nice colored sign.”  I was oblivious to the fact that the font that was used in that sign seemed to be the same one… Continue Reading

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Graphic Design in Public Relations

I am a double major in public relations and marketing, although I hope to continue more into the public relations field.  The definition of Public relations according to the PRSSA is “a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships… Continue Reading

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Blog Assignment #1 – Lessons Learned Response – Bangura

Don’t compare yourself. I appreciated the tips that encouraged students not to force creativity. Newhouse tends to foster a competitive nature that makes students feel they must slam competition in order to stand out. When I learned we’d critique some of… Continue Reading

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Taking things for granted

While watching “Objectified,” the first thing that came to my mind was “Unwrapped.” Unwrapped is a television show that displays how different candy/snacks/beverages are made. Of course, my mind automatically went to food. From “Objectified” I drew connections to another… Continue Reading

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Two Big Lessons From Glaser

After watching “To Inform and Delight” I learned a lot not just about Milton Glaser, but about graphics designers and graphics design in general.   I learned a lot about the technical aspects of graphics design and the types of… Continue Reading

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Big Brothers Big Sisters and Gestalt

  Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is a non-profit organization that strives to inspire children to achieve their goals through a one-on-on mentoring relationship with a volunteer. This organization’s logo demonstrates many of Gestalt’s principles. The first principle that this… Continue Reading

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Design & The Industry: The Notorious “Spin-Doctors”

  Spin-masters, flacks, truth-twisters, etc; the professionals in my field have been called it all. Many people believe that public relations specialists spin the truth about celebrities, scandals, news stories, tragedies, etc. The real truth however, is public relations specialists… Continue Reading

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Office Hours, Sketch, and Just Have Fun

The first thing that stood out to me after reading “Lessons Learned” was how important office hours really are. Nearly every single student listed going to office hours as one of the five most important things they learned. Professors constantly… Continue Reading

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Don’t Give Up On Your Passion

After reading through the thoughts of previous graphic design students, Student 10’s words particularly stood out to me. This student spoke about the importance of finding one’s passion. I really believe this is true especially when trying to figure out… Continue Reading