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May 2020 Newsletter
Our June 2020 magazine will include results of our poll on how graphic designers are coping with the coronavirus crisis and pivoting to the future. Spoiler alert: Adversity of this magnitude is never explicable or welcome but it does build character, test resilience, inspire ingenuity, spawn innovation, compel reimagining. The creative community is tougher than you think. More soon. — Gordon Kaye, Editor
US Olympic Museum Logo Pays Homage
US Olympic Museum Logo Pays Homage
Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv Finds Inspiration in Flag and Rings, taking on a considerable challenge: designing a new logo — and developing a unique identity — for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum…
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US Olympic Museum Logo Pays Homage
Covidesign Spotlight:
Supporting The Wine Industry
Affinity Creative Group immediately felt the need to support a wine industry severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. They focused on winesellers’ increased reliance on DTC transactions and e-Commerce sales for their survival…
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Covidesign Spotlight: Color Speaks
Covidesign Spotlight: Color Speaks
Designers from Gensler have volunteered their time to partner with small business owners to create vibrant and inspiring murals that reflect the distinct personality of each business…
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5 Tips for a Successful Video Job Interview

Take FiveGiven the impact of COVID-19 and current calls for social distancing, your next interview may be a video interview. Whether you have years of traditional interviewing experience or this is your first time on the job market, video interviews don’t have to be a stressor. With some practice and the right mindset, you can put yourself in a position to shine as easily as you would in a face-to-face interview. Here are five video interviewing tips to help you advance to the next round.

  1. Test your technology. A few days before the interview, do a technical trial run to make sure your computer’s camera, microphone and internet connection are working. Download any apps or plugins you’ll need to join the video platform.
  2. Dress for success. Wear what you would for an in-person interview from head to toe. Doing so will make you feel more confident. Avoid bright, flashy colors and choose something that looks neatly pressed.
  3. Plan for a distraction-free interview. Choose a location away from interruptions of children, roommates or pets. Ensure the background is free of clutter and the lighting is bright but not glaring. Turn off any notifications on your phone and computer.
  4. Be a well-prepared early bird. Log in five to 10 minutes early so you can be calm and centered when the video interview begins. Have a printed copy of your resume nearby, along with the job description and any speaking points you want to mention.
  5. Maintain good eye contact and body language. Look directly into the camera instead of at the screen or at your own photo. Make sure your face is centered, and pay attention to your posture, too.

Learn more tips for impressing a hiring manager in a video interview by visiting The Creative Group blog.

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American Inhouse Design Awards
57th Anniversary GDUSA Inhouse Design Awards
GDUSA’s American Inhouse Design Awards is the premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse graphic designers and creative professionals. It is a unique opportunity for inhouse designers at corporations, non-profits, institutions, universities, government, associations, media companies and other organizations with an inhouse designer or team to be recognized by managers, colleagues and the community for their creativity, for the special challenges they face, and for the full value they bring to the table. This is our 57th anniversary of organizing competitions for and with the creative community.
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Wolff Olins Understands The Mission
Wolff Olins Understands The Mission
Advocating for the underserved people with conditions like dyslexia or ADHD is the mission of Understood and they turned to Wolff Olins to help with a rebrand…
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Covidesign Spotlight: Sioux Falls FC Virtual Soccer Club
Covidesign Spotlight:
Sioux Falls FC Virtual Soccer Club
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, when sports, sports coverage, and sports content is at a halt, designer Andrew Brynjulson of The Creative Studio of Andrew thought it was the perfect time to create a virtual soccer team for his hometown of Sioux Falls SD…
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Staying Creative While Staying In Place
Staying Creative While Staying In Place
In a guest post, Joe Violante - Executive Creative Director at CBX - reflects on contrast. In particular, he considers the contrast between life today and life only a few short weeks ago. The art and industry of design relies on collaboration, after all…
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