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September 2018 Newsletter
A housekeeping note: Our 55th anniversary GDUSA Graphic Design Awards is open for about 10 more days. It is our flagship competition and for decades we have welcomed everyone in the creative community. Thanks for your consideration. — GK
Jennifer Morla Monograph Spans Four Decades
Legendary designer Jennifer Morla has teamed up with nonprofit Letterform Archive to create Morla : Design, a monograph that spans her 40-year career…
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Indy Artists See Goodwill as Fashion Resource
Young & Laramore helped Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana‘s regional fall campaign strategy…
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Erickson Stock
Uber Reimagines How the World Moves
Uber unveiled a new look that will feature a custom-made typeface and a primarily black-and-white presentation…
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Arthur Ashe Stadium Nets New Identity
The US Tennis Association commissioned Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv for The Arthur Ashe Stadium.…
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Enter Our 55th Anniversary GDUSA Graphic Design Awards
Sponsored by Verso Corporation and Adobe Stock
Entry Deadline: Friday September 28
The editors of Graphic Design USA invite you to join the thousands of creative professionals who have been recognized in this national competition. The American Graphic Design Awards™ is our flagship contest open to every­one in the community: design firms, ad agencies, inhouse departments, non-profits and associations, freelancers, students and more. The featured category: Creative Use of Stock sponsored by Adobe Stock.…
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Ample Hills Interactive Ice Cream Museum
Ample Hills Creamery’s engaging visitor experience was created by design studio C&G Partners at their Brooklyn factory…
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UNO Brands a Feel Good Workplace
Manitoba Harvest, a hemp product supplier, expanded their corporate offices and tapped UNO for branding…
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Adobe MAX
5 Skill Development Options That Won’t Break the Bank

Take Five Skill development is a must for creative professionals who want to stay relevant, secure plum assignments and earn a higher salary or promotion. But it can be challenging to get the right training – or any training – on the job, according to new research by The Creative Group. What does that mean for creative professionals? The onus is on you to get the skills development you need. Here are five affordable skill development options:

  1. On-the-job training. If you know colleagues who have mastered skills you’d like to learn, find out if they would be willing to give you a few pointers. Or, approach your manager about setting up a more formal training session.
  2. Mentoring. Many creative professionals know the value of having a mentor, but it can be difficult to figure out how to find and approach one. Think about the skills you want to acquire to help pinpoint prospective candidates.
  3. Traditional classes. Find out if a nearby university offers a certificate program or allows students to take classes without pursuing a degree. Consider enrolling in a workshop for a specific skill and inquire about your company’s tuition reimbursement policy.
  4. E-learning. If you’re too busy to attend in-person classes or none are available in your city, e-learning can be a good alternative. You can listen to lectures, chat with classmates, submit coursework and meet with instructors virtually – and often for free.
  5. Webinars and YouTube. If you’re truly strapped for time, consider registering for a webinar once or twice each quarter. You can even search YouTube at your leisure, as companies, organizations and industry enthusiasts post informational videos regularly.

Read more about skills development options on The Creative Group blog.

The Creative Group (TCG) specializes in connecting interactive, design, advertising, marketing and public relations talent with the best companies. More information can be found at

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Library of Congress Logo is Bookshelf Metaphor
Pentagram’s new identity for the Library of Congress seeks to capture the spirit of its universal collections…
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Goal is a Soccer Team of Austin’s Own
The Butler Bros created a brand identity for the Austin Football Club, a future Major League Soccer team…
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Jam Paper
BooneOakley Bakes in Headlines for Dukes
A social and poster campaign for Dukes Bread in Charlotte NC features message loaves from agency BooneOakley…
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Trailblazing Goldsholl on Exhibit in Chicago
Goldsholl Design Associates helped introduce Bauhaus design principles to the American public…
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Academy of Art University
See the Winners - 2018 American Inhouse Design Awards
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. The pieces shown here are winnowed from thousands of entries, and represent every area of the country, every size organization, every segment of the public and private sectors, and every type of media currently known. Individually and collectively, they demonstrate that the best of inhouse design is about creating solutions and adding value to our commerce and our culture.…
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