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Danielle Trivisonno Hawley, CCO at Possible, is the latest in a growing chorus calling for a more gender-level playing field in the ad and design industries. Her added twist deals with the challenges of getting “knocked up” (her phrase, not mine, I need this job). It's worth following Danielle’s journey, below, and the edgy thoughts it has engendered. — Gordon Kaye, Editor
Rolling Stone Enhances Print Edition
Rolling Stone has given its logo, interior pages and online presence a facelift. Starting with the July issue, the magazine reduces frequency to monthly, and flaunts an oversized format with extra pages, heavier paper stock, richer photography and perfect binding…
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BuzzFeed Spinoff Evokes Traditional Papers
BuzzFeed suddenly has the look and feel of a newspaper. The hyperviral publisher has launched a serious spinoff…
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Erickson Stock
Siegel+Gale Reinvents Wyndham ‘Timeshare’
Siegel+Gale has partnered with Wyndham Destinations the world’s largest timeshare company on a brand identity/strategy…
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Jovenville Updates Fundraiser Grunge
Jovenville partners with MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation to promote the annual Concert for Recovery…
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Northwestern IDS
Health and Wellness Design Awards
Enter The 2018 Health + Wellness Design Awards
Deadline: August 24
Sponsored by Erickson Stock
For five decades, GDUSA has presented competitions that focus on areas of growth and opportunity for graphic design…
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The Creative Group
Academy of Art Student Brands Nonprofit
AAU graphic design student Celina Oh is using sharp design to make a difference in the nonprofit sector…
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New Book Urges Designing Activism
“Stand up and design!” are the first words in a new book entitled Design Activism from What Design Can Do…
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Adobe MAX
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Job

Take FiveJust landed a new creative gig? Congrats! However, you have another big task ahead of you. Your first few months in the office set the tone for your future at the company and relationship with your coworkers. The Creative Group asked more than 400 advertising and marketing executives to name the biggest mistake new employees make within their first 90 days on the job. Take heed of this advice to develop a stellar reputation when you start a new position.

  1. Failing to ask questions and clarify expectations. Cited as the biggest mistake new hires make, those surveyed say you need to ask more questions. Requesting clarification lets your boss and colleagues know you’re eager to learn and get things right, while also being confident enough to ask for help.
  2. Talking excessively about a previous job or company. The second biggest mistake noted in the survey cautions you to tread lightly when bringing up a past employer or project. Your new employer may not appreciate constant comparisons between your former and current position.
  3. Taking on too much work, too soon. A first impression is a lasting impression, so don’t bite off more than you can chew. At the beginning, it’s better to focus on the work given to you (and do it well) than take on additional responsibility to impress your boss.
  4. Ignoring corporate culture. Make sure you catch onto the workplace culture and get involved. By respecting unspoken rules and engaging in social activities, you’re letting your coworkers know you’re a team player and want to get to know them beyond email and project deadlines.
  5. Keep to yourself when starting a new job. We all know that starting a new job can be exciting, but it can also be intimidating. While it may be nerve-racking to introduce yourself, it’s important to make the most of your first 90 days on the job and get to know your teammates.

Read more about job search tips and interview best practices on The Creative Group blog.

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Art Resource
Raising Moms In the Advertising World
There is no male corollary to a female creative director working through the physical challenges of pregnancy…
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Vanity Fair Debuts Weightier Masthead
Vanity Fair magazine debuts a new look for its September 2018 issue with a new logo and weightier masthead…
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Enter GDUSA’s 55th American Graphic Design Awards™
Sponsored by Verso Corporation and Adobe Stock
Early Bird Date: Friday 8/24/18 (20% Discount)
Regular Entry Deadline: Friday 9/28/18
The editors of Graphic Design USA invite you to join the thousands of creative professionals who have been recognized in this national competition…
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Jam Paper
Academy of Art University
WE DISSENT Exhibit Set for Cooper Union
WE DISSENT…Design of the Women’s Movement in New York, shows more than 150 years of feminist artifacts…
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Subscribe To GDUSA’s Digital Edition
GDUSA brings you the latest design news from across the US via Issuu. Check it out on your mobile device…
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Design-A-Cover Contest
Enter The 2018 Design-A-Cover Contest
Sponsored by Mohawk
Deadline: August 17, 2018 - Entry Is Free Courtesy of Mohawk
Digital printing is the fastest growing segment of the print world and vital to the future of graphic design…
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2018 American Inhouse Design Award Winners
Sponsored by The Creative Group and Veritiv
GDUSA’s American Inhouse Design Awards™ is the original and premier showcase for outstanding work done by inhouse designers and departments…
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