GDUSA July 2021 Newsletter
July 2021 Newsletter
Talk about a challenge! Back in early 2020, Landor Chicago took on the task of creating a logo and branding for the America250 Foundation strong enough to inspire national unity while embracing diversity in the run up to the USA’s 250th anniversary in 2026. (See below.) I like it a lot but I’m a sucker for red, white and blue. As events have unfolded, the new brand has an additional challenge – to provide a dynamic visual platform for what America and American history means. That will be its ultimate test.
 — Gordon Kaye, Editor
C&G Partners Floats New Graphic System
C&G Partners Floats New Graphic System
Manhattan’s newest public park and performance space, Little Island, was badly damaged in Hurricane Sandy. Creative studio C&G Partners was called upon to design the signage, wayfinding and graphic system for Little Island…
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handsome Freshens Meal Delivery Service
handsome Freshens Meal Delivery Service
Branding agency handsome has partnered with Snap Kitchen to modernize their e-commerce and brand experience. With the closures from COVID-19, stay-at-home orders forced Snap Kitchen to lean into an online market…
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Full Sail   Neenah Extension for Adobe
5 Stats that Say Your Creative Employees May Be Looking Elsewhere

Take Five Take Five

Job optimism among marketing and creative professionals is high, and more than one-third are looking for new opportunities, according to a recent survey from talent solutions firm Robert Half.* So what steps can you take now to retain your top creative minds? Here are five insights to help creative managers understand why their employees may be leaving:

  1. 51% of marketing and creative professionals feel their career has stalled. Feeling stuck can lead to a strong desire for change. Check in with employees about their career goals and job satisfaction to make sure you’re offering what they want.
  2. 69% are confident they could find a new job quickly if they were to lose theirs. Job seekers have the advantage in today’s hiring environment. Companies are struggling to hire skilled candidates, and job seekers often receive multiple offers.
  3. 90% are confident their skills are current and relevant. Creatives know their talents are in-demand. Are you putting your employees’ skills to best use by offering challenging, engaging work?
  4. 36% plan to look for a new job in the next six months. And those that are will likely seek a salary boost and full-time, remote-only opportunities in their next role.
  5. 76% would leave a company whose values don’t align with their own. Professionals are placing increased emphasis on purpose in their work and how they contribute to their company’s overall mission.

What can creative managers do to keep top talent around? Get 14 effective employee retention strategies on the Robert Half blog.

About Robert Half
Know The Creative Group, your source for specialized marketing and creative talent solutions and job opportunities? Then you already know Robert Half, The Creative Group’s parent brand.

When you see communications or content from the primary Robert Half brand, know that they’re from the same marketing and creative experts you’re familiar with, ready as ever to support your contract, temporary and permanent hiring or job search needs. Find your next creative hire or career opportunity at

* Source: Robert Half survey of approximately 70 marketing and creative professionals in the U.S.

Berthold   The Creative Group
America250 Underway With Landor Branding
America250 Underway With Landor Branding
Global design consultancy Landor has been working with the America250 Foundation to create the logo and branding for the multi-year campaign, and an ambitious new marketing campaign has been planned…
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Mohawk   Sessions College
Annual GDUSA Web Design Awards
Enter Our Annual GDUSA Web Design Awards
The Best of Everything for the Screen
We invite you to enter the 2021 American Web Design Awards™. This is our 21st annual showcase of the power of design to enhance websites, and online and interactive experiences. Winners receive an embossed Certificate of Excellence. They will also be eligible for publication in our Web Design Annual — in print and online — that appears in October. It’s a great opportunity to be recognized by clients, managers, colleagues and the community for design excellence in the fastest-growing area of design. The deadline is Friday, August 20, 2021…
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Academy of Art University   Verso
Breakstone Branding Plays On Heritage
Breakstone’s Branding Plays On Heritage
Kraft Heinz has unveiled a modernized look for Breakstone’s, its cultured dairy brand, with a view to reconnect with consumers. BrandOpus has refreshed the brand’s identity, package design, social media, as well as a website…
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Artisan Staffing   Paper Matters
Breakstone Branding Plays On Heritage
Alright Studios Rebrands Philanthropy Platform
Philanthropy platform Overflow‘s forthcoming rebrand with Brooklyn-based design and tech agency Alright Studio illustrates the important role that good design can play in amplifying a cause’s reach and impact…
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Syracuse University   YUPO
AIGA Welcomes New Board
AIGA Welcomes New Board Members
AIGA has named new members to its 2021 National Board, to renew and extend their expertise and reach for the profession. The group brings energy, perspective, knowledge, and a commitment to improvement…
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2021 Health + Wellness Design Awards
2021 Health + Wellness Design Awards
Our annual GDUSA Health+Wellness Design Awards™ competition honors excellence in this hugely important and high-profile arena. The winning pieces run the gamut from traditional medicine to healthy lifestyles to public health initiatives…
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Gordon Kaye, Publisher
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