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Branding, Design Concept/Ideas, Inspiration, Redesign, The Design Process, Website Design

Hillman Curtis hits the nail right on the head!

I just received the book MTIV: Process, Inspiration and Practice for the New Media Designer by Hillman Curtis I skimmed through it and caught some insightful words: A common mistake of designers is thinking of themselves only as visual communicators. We’re fortunate to speak the visual language fluently, but we also need to translate literal and […]

Design Concept/Ideas, Inspiration

Awesome Design Blogs

Here are a few of the blogs I follow that give me inspiration, knowledge and cool design resources. Design View / Andy Rutledge This guy always has some great thoughts about web design and web standards. His personal portfolio is pretty amazing too! CSS Newbie Very cool website that has some useful resources for web […]

Design Concept/Ideas, Inspiration, Print Design, Typography

Music and Design

I began reading “The Elements of Typographic Style” today. I read something profound, and interesting to a me as both a musician and designer. “Typography is to literature as musical performance is to composition: an essential act of interpretation, full of endless opportunities for insight or obtuseness.”

Design Concept/Ideas, Design Contests, Inspiration

What’s Your Style?

I watched the second episode of the new series of HGTV’s Design Star. I like watching these sort of shows that redesign rooms in your house, because it’s fun to see the overlap that interior design has with graphic design. I caught the last few minutes of the season premiere and contestant Michael Stribling said […]