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Planned Obsolescence

I don’t even realize designers, whether industrial, environmental, or graphic, design my entire life. When I begin typing on my Apple laptop, I don’t say out loud “Wow, this laptop sure is ergonomic!”, I just experience a subconscious satisfaction. The… 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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I ♥ GD

Graphic design, though mute and simple, has the ability to influence emotions. I *heart* NY designer, Milton Glaser, discussed how his creation shifted the city’s conscience from being indifferent to declaring love for a place. A design, simple in color and… 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 #2 – Graphic Design in BDJ – Bangura

I am studying broadcast & digital journalism with a dual minor in African American Studies and Sociology. My short-term goal is to start off as a production assistant or associate producer at a station in either Richmond, VA or New… 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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lEtTeR & TeXt: w h a t i s i m p o r t a n t ?

Letter Many people in my generation (myself included) often associate “type” or “typefaces” with typing on the computer. From a young age, we experiment with the preset fonts that Microsoft Word has to offer. But, especially after reading Ellen Lupton’s… Continue Reading

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Design & the Magazine Journalism Industry

As a magazine journalism major, I walked into the first day of graphic design class wondering, “Why is this class a requirement for my major, anyway? I plan on being a writer, not a designer.” After two short classes, I realized how… Continue Reading

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Ad Alert

Graphic design is omnipresent. Or, it at least feels that way in the world of Advertising, from the point of view of a budding advertiser. Graphic design is used as a vehicle by Ad agencies to make their content more… Continue Reading

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Three Words for Success: Simplify, Plan, and Backup

As a photography major, I am extremely excited to take this graphic design class. I know everything I learn will not only help me when I am designing something, but also in the compositions of my photographs. One thing that… Continue Reading

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Insight from a Professional: Doug Bartow

In class, we were able to get great insight from experienced graphic designer, Doug Bartow thanks to innovative technologies like Google Hangout. Seeing design studios and listening to actual designers’ advice never ceases to amaze me. His work environment seemed… Continue Reading