Design Inspiration: Ideas for Designers

When you’re inspired, creativity flourishes. So as a designer, finding inspiration is essential Let the successes, lessons learned and stories of others feed that inspiration and approach your graphic design career with a new invigoration. You’ll find not only tips and advice, but also the amazing design work of other professionals. Get inspired and then get to work on your own design project.


In-house Intersections

Meet Isaac. He works in our IT department and although his responsibilities have nothing to do with motion graphics and video he has a passion for both and just received his master’s degree from NYU. How do I know this? Well the coffee station is a breeding ground for all sorts of stuff and...

Beatles For Sale

The Sound of Advertising: Beatles for Sale

For those of us who came of age in the 1960s, The Beatles are sacred ground. They provided the soundtrack to our lives. When I hear “Revolution” I’m immediately transported to the summer of ’68 when I walked into Korvettes (ask your grandparents) and purchased the 45 RPM single (ask your parents) of “Hey...


Do Something Else!

In early 2005 I was stuck. In a creative rut. The ideas weren’t coming as fast. Sometimes they weren’t coming at all. Basically, my Mojo wasn’t working. So, I went on an audition...

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Breaking Bad (Habits)

“Paradoxically, it is true that your brain will develop habit patterns and decide what’s good and bad in the art that you’re making. And as your brain is making those decisions you will not find the letter “o” in the alphabet; you may end up sticking around “b” and never get past it because...


Try This Fun Andy Goldsworthy Inspired Creativity Exercise

Editors note: The following Andy Goldsworthy inspired creativity exercise for designers (as well as creatives of all walks of life) is excerpted from Jim Krause’s D30: Exercises for Designers, available from HOW Books September 19, 2013. Going for the Goldsworthy Ever hear of Andy Goldsworthy? Have you seen the Rivers and Tides? It is...


Burnt out?

Want to know how to get your "startup passion" back, so that your marketing is effective? Several experts answer the question...