GDUSA July 2022 Newsletter
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July 2022 Newsletter
It’s a very full enewsletter this month: News from the likes of Pentagram, Wolff Olins and Ikea; Bill Gardner’s 20th logo trends report; our exciting Digital Design Awards showcase; and paper and print insights in our 59th Print Design Survey sponsored by Billerud. Enjoy the enewsletter and the summer. 
— Sasha Kaye–Walsh, Website & Social Media Editor
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Pentagram Updates Iconic 92nd Street ‘Y’
The challenge was to create a brand that could more effectively span the 92nd Street Y’s range of offerings and the audiences who would be attracted to them…
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Boost Your Brand with CSB   The Idea Shop
GSK Identity Signals New Purpose
GSK Identity Signals New Purpose
GSK has updated its brand identity to symbolize the unity of science, technology and talent. The identity was redesigned by brand consultancy Wolff Olins…
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Robert Half   YUPO - Surreal
5 Job Search Trends That Could Give You an Edge

TakeFive by RobertHalfIt’s safe to say that the COVID-19 experience has permanently changed the way Americans think about work, emphasizing flexibility, work-life balance and personal wellbeing. It’s also changed the way job seekers look for work. Here are a few trends to be aware of if you seek a new role in 2022:

  1. Remote working is here to stay. Many firms now offer some level of remote work, which means you can expand your search. Consider employers across the country who urgently need your skills – and may be willing to offer generous pay and benefits to access them.
  2. Virtual interviews are part of the job search, and it remains important to prepare and dress like you would for an in-person interview. Make sure your internet connection is strong, your video software is up-to-date and home distractions are kept to a minimum.
  3. Candidates want fulfilling, purpose-drive roles. If you seek a job that’s professionally and personally rewarding, consider companies with expanded employee perks and benefits, as well as forward-thinking policies on diversity, equity and inclusion and the environment.
  4. Online branding is playing a larger role. Do whatever you can to cultivate and expand your online presence. Build out your LinkedIn profile, engage with thought leaders in your field and share content that reflects your interests and expertise.
  5. Job seekers can be freer asking for what they want. Employers are eager to hire for positions and offset turnover, which could give you the upper hand. Consider the various areas you can negotiate, like salary, remote work, flexible scheduling and vacation time.

For more job search tips or to connect with a recruiter for help finding a new creative role, visit the Robert Half blog.

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

AIGA certificates for creatives   Berthold
Idea Shop by Neenah
The Idea ShopThe Idea Shop by Neenah is a resource for ideas and inspiration aimed to convey the power of paper and print design, to support the creative process on or offline, and to help modernize the paper specification process.
Idea Shop members enjoy a long menu of creative benefits including exclusive invites to inspiring industry webinars; free samples of some of the latest and greatest paper-based materials; sneak peeks of new Neenah products; and much more.
In this spirit, linked to each monthly Enewsletter, GDUSA is publishing a favorite project from select winners of our awards programs who specified a Neenah paper or label.
See this month’s project here or
learn more about the Idea Shop by Neenah here
New Talent Preview   Artisan
20th Annual LogoLounge Trend Report
20th Annual LogoLounge Trend Report:
Context is the Core of Meaning
Bill Gardner, Founder + President of, was recently asked to reflect back on the past 20 years of the LogoLounge Trend Report. How has it shaped designers’ methods and impact them personally? What came to mind was a phrase: “It’s more important to know how you got there than to know where you are.” As trends build momentum, swing from one extreme to the other, they leave a mark. A tangible foothold. A place to grab onto and navigate as you climb…
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Sessions College   Mohawk
Graphic Design For Health+Wellness Awards
Graphic Design For Health+Wellness Awards
Medicine+Healthcare | Pharma+Insurance | Fitness+Nutrition | Mental+Spiritual Health | Seniors+Aging | COVID Communications | DEI in Healthcare | CBD+Medical Cannabis
Never has it been so clear that health and wellness are of transcendent importance to our individual and societal well-being – and an area in which graphic designers have a vital role to play.
Enter Today… Deadline: Friday, August 19th >>
Academy of Art University - Get Started   Billerud
59th Annual GDUSA Print Design Survey
59th Annual GDUSA Print Design Survey
Sponsored by Billerud North America
The 2022 Print Survey shows a push back against digital fatigue, with sentiment about the future of print considerably more positive than in recent years and recent polls…
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2022 GDUSA Digital Design Showcase
2022 GDUSA Digital Design Showcase
22nd Annual Digital Design Award Winners™
This year’s American Digital Design Awards™ showcase is drawn from a record-breaking number of entries … 2,400+. The contest formerly known as ‘Web Design’ was expanded this year to better amplify the power of design excellence to enhance online and interactive experiences…
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IKEA Furnishes AI Design Experience
IKEA Furnishes AI Design Experience
IKEA has launched IKEA Kreativ, meant to bridge the e-commerce and in-store customer journeys, powered by AI, spatial computing, and machine learning…
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Sasha Kaye-Walsh  
Sasha Kaye-Walsh
Editor, Website & Social Media
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