GDUSA September 2022 Newsletter
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September 2022 Newsletter
Heading into the first “normal-ish” fall since the Pandemic began it seems like everyone is looking to make their voices heard. Wherever you look, brands are coming back loud: bright colors, bold forms, and quirky patterns. Quarantine and isolation gave people time to focus on themselves and what makes them unique, and brands are following suit with a healthy dose of self-expression. Having trouble figuring out how you’d like to express yourself? Consider using more emoji. According to Adobe’s new Emoji Trend Report, 91% of US emoji users agree that emoji make it easier to express themselves. You may want to think twice before using this guy, though: 🤠. According to the poll, he is the #1 most misunderstood emoji in America.
— Sasha Kaye–Walsh, Website & Social Media Editor
COLLINS Rebrands Girl Scouts
COLLINS Rebrands Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts invited COLLINS to work with them to craft a new and cohesive view. Beginning in 2019, the team sought to clarify the brand as a vital and hopeful cultural force…
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Design Army Fast-Tracks DC
Design Army Fast-Tracks DC
Washington DC just hit the style spotlight with Design Army’s new CityCenter DC campaign ‒ repositioning the nation’s capital as a creative/fashion-forward city…
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5 Trends for Creative Managers Hiring Before Year End

Take 5 by Robert HalfLooking to add to your team before the year is up? Skilled creative talent is still in high demand in today’s competitive employment market. Explore the trends that could impact your hiring strategy and what job candidates seek in a new role, according to The Demand for Skilled Talent report from Robert Half:

  1. Hiring is still a priority. According to the research, 37% of creative and marketing managers are recruiting for new roles, while 54% are hiring for vacated positions.
  2. But recruiting creative talent isn’t always easy. A vast majority (94%) of creative and marketing managers said it’s challenging to find skilled professionals.
  3. Hot creative jobs include graphic designers; digital designers, artists and producers; and art directors, according to Robert Half’s demand scores.
  4. Professionals are on the move. Thirty-two percent of creative and marketing employees are actively searching for a new role or plan to by the end of the year.
  5. The main reasons they plan to look for a new job? Higher salaries, more opportunities for advancement and remote work flexibility top the list.

So how do you compete for today’s top creative talent? Learn more trends and tips in The Demand for Skilled Talent report or contact your local Robert Half office.

About Robert Half
Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects opportunities at great companies with highly skilled job seekers. Our marketing and creative specialists are ready to support your contract, temporary and permanent hiring or job search needs. Find your next marketing and creative hire or career opportunity at

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New Shipping Option For Sustainably-Minded Brands
Meet The Neenah Environment® Mailer
Neenah introduces their Environment® Mailer, a premium unboxing experience for non-fragile soft goods and garments. Sustainable yet durable, this product is designed differently than traditional mailers, touting a proprietary protective coating for high-performance puncture and water resistance. Made from 50% post-consumer waste and 100% curbside recyclable, the Environment Mailer delivers a quality shipping option that supports sustainably-minded brands with eco-conscious customers interested in corporate responsibility initiatives.
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Adobe Survey: Emoji Aid Self-Expression
Adobe has produced the US Emoji Trend Report, looking at the role and impact of emoji in digital communication. The report is based on a survey of 5,000 emoji users…
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Artisan   Sessions College
Ricola Brands As Nature-Loving
Ricola Brands As Nature-Loving
The Ricola brand has a global reach, with the US as the biggest market. A strategic review has led to a refined positioning, supported by design, advertising, and social media…
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Billerud   Mohawk
2022 American Graphic Design Awards
Our 59th Annual Awards Now Open
The American Graphic Design Awards™ is our flagship contest open to everyone in the community: design firms, ad agencies, inhouse departments, institutions, associations, freelancers, students and more. It honors outstanding work of all kinds – the best designs of 2021 and 2022 – in print, packaging, p-o-p, internet, interactive, video and more. Winners receive an engraved and embossed Certificate of Excellence and are eligible for reproduction in the 59th Anniversary GDUSA Awards Annual in print, online, digital and mobile ‑ seen by over 100,000 colleagues and clients each year.
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Where Roads and Railways Intersect
Top 5 Reasons To Attend MAX 2022
Adobe MAX—The Creativity Conference
October 18–20 Los Angeles and Virtual
MAX is one of the largest gatherings of graphic, web, UX, and multi-skilled designers; creative and art directors; illustrators; film, video, and motion graphics pros; photographers; and creative leaders. And this year, for the first time ever, you can attend in person or online – virtual registration is free – so there’s a MAX for everyone. Here are the top five reasons to register for MAX 2022…
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