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.
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.
Women In Communications (WIC) is a professional organization at Syracuse University affiliated with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
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.
GDUSA Publisher Gordon Kaye on our 57th anniversary American Inhouse Design Awards edition, which features a showcase of winners of the original and premier competition for inhouse design departments.
Thoughts on working with Jim Erickson, unflappable, patient and humorous, and one of America’s leading photographers.
By setting aside old-fashioned design tropes, campaigns can create authentic connections to 2020 voters. Political design is evolving to better represent diverse voices of candidates and communicate with citizens seeking change.
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.
When the pandemic hit, the founders of Indiewalls felt compelled to rethink how to facilitate their network of artists’ work. So they launched Indiesigns – an e-commerce shop for COVID-19 signage with a design-forward aesthetic.
HFZ did not develop its brand because of its creative name. Instead, HFZ built its brand by developing a reputation for financial acumen, consistently delivering value, and contributing to the urban development of NYC.
Duke Greenhill of Savannah College of Art & Design on how the institution is redefining virtual learning and its students are reimagining design during the global pandemic.
While technology has streamlined the design process, co-founder of Dead Horse Branding, Rick Caballo, believes that overdependence on technology leads to inauthentic solutions.
Kevin Kernan of GDLOFT on the power of print, especially now, to cut through the digital clutter and appeal to the senses. People, he writes, want their humanity back.