GDUSA is publishing a series of articles by Richard Shear of invōk brands that takes an evolutionary look at consumer search patterns and explains how visual brand designers can use it to their advantage.
Amber Ruffin will give the keynote address at the 11th edition of the One Club’s Where Are All The Black People (WAATBP) diversity conference and career fair, taking place virtually September 29-30.
Alan Reuter argues that, like any other discipline, design can evolve slowly and before you know it, new paradigms develop. If you aren’t paying attention when that happens, you will fall behind.
Publisher Gordon Kaye on our 2021 American Inhouse Design Awards showcase, the core value proposition for inhouse design departments, and why it all matters in the wake of the pandemic and the great polarization.
Paul Woods of Edenspiekermann on the future design of gas stations and how the experience must be refreshed from the ground up in order for them to remain relevant and profitable.
Adobe surveyed 7,000 global emoji users to explore the impact of emoji on digital communication. Among the findings: a thumbs up for the thumbs up, eggplant confusion, and what else works for work and dating.
Advertising affects us in deeply psychological ways, so graphic designers need to be ultra aware of the images put out into the world. Pride should serve as a reminder to all of us to make year-long changes that shatter stereotypes and represent and respect those in the LGBTQIA+ community.
Gregg Lipman of CBX on why design is a process and a craft, not a software-driven deliverable, and is best left to design professionals.
AIGA has released the executive summary of its 2021 Design Point of View (POV) research, an in-depth analysis of the design profession, with the goal of creating a better community.
Publisher Gordon Kaye welcomes readers to GDUSA’s 58th anniversary American Package Design Awards™ for a celebration of packaging’s importance at the moment of truth.
Simon Berg of Ceros on how the pandemic set fire to the leadership playbook and how leaders can embrace a new approach that is honest and authentic.
Unbounce report shows that, during the pandemic, online traffic was way up but messages associated with negative emotions like fear and sadness depressed conversions.
D.J. Haddad is Founder & Creative Director of Haddad & Partners and Co-founder and Chief of Operations for 321 Ignition. Here are his thoughts on why starting a business is extra-challenging for graphic designers.
Thanks to q30, while it waits for the day for the museum doors to reopen, the Ontario Science Centre is ready to welcome online visitors with a flexible, accessible, and engaging website.
Shutterstock has released the 10th anniversary edition of its annual Creative Trends Report, highlighting both global and local trends that will impact creative expression and ingenuity in 2021.
Design Agency CEO DJ Haddad of Haddad & Partners has taken an unorthodox approach to navigating through the pandemic, bringing a mobile office to the 70+ employees working at home.
Extension to December 31 for a free demo and deep discounts on FunctionFox Systems’ industry leading time tracking and project management software for creative professionals.
Brendan Murphy posits that while direct-to-consumer brands have given us a slew of both personal and personable names, the shift from the institutional to the human era has also given rise to much more human brand logos and brand expressions.
Academy of Art University is currently accepting applications for online, virtual onsite and on-campus education.
The participants in GDUSA’s Socially Responsible Designers editorial feature – an annual look at creative and thought leaders who are designing for good – choose to see a silver lining to the annus horribilis that is 2020.
Annie Yang of Conran Design Group says that young audiences want a real connection with a brand, one that has ‘an authentic integration into our lives.’
A GDUSA reader poll sponsored by Verso Corporation, papermakers extraordinaire, reveals a surprisingly positive can-do attitude among graphic designers in the face of adversity.
What does a business forecast look like when most of your clients are closed or working part-time? Creative director and business leader David Langton suggests it’s time to listen to improv comedians who do this all the time.
Thoughts on working with Jim Erickson, unflappable, patient and humorous, and one of America’s leading photographers.
In the face of uncertainty and adversity, designers are proving adaptable and ingenious — and hopeful.
Elle Morris, CEO of Snapdragon, a women-owned, minority-owned brand design consultancy, says design and designers must lead in the fight against systemic racism. Enlightened branding can help.