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Colossus Cultivates Feel Good Greens
Boston design and creative agency Colossus has created its first campaign and branding exercise for Bowery Farming, the largest indoor, vertical farming company in the United States.
Jeff Hale Is First Head of Design for Walrus
Independent creative agency Walrus has named Jeff Hale its first Head of Design. In his new role, Hale will oversee Walrus’s design output across both the agency’s full-service and design-only clients.
Prophet Brews Purpose-Driven Identity
Anheuser-Busch recently introduced a new global company purpose and, with it, a new visual identity developed by Prophet.
Making Crypto Human
Blond has created a brand identity and strategy for cryptocurrency funding platform Vent. It seeks to simplify and humanize the concept of cryptocurrency for a broad audience.
Coca-Cola Rolls Out New Cans
Natalie Suarez, senior brand manager, Coke Choice Portfolio: ‘We wanted to modernize and simplify the look of our packaging to help consumers find the flavor they’re looking for on the shelf through a colorful but clean packaging design.’
2021 GDUSA Annual Awards Showcase
Our 58th annual showcase – sponsored by Verso Corporation – presents 700+ projects that reflect the many ways in which graphic design and visual communication shapes commerce and culture.
Gordon Kaye: Our 58th GDUSA Design Annual
We present our 58th American Graphic Design Awards Annual. The 700+ pieces showcased — and their creators — are among the best and brightest – and most resilient – of our community.
Mucho Rebrands VISA Two-Bar Symbol
Global design studio Mucho launched a new brand identity for VISA. Aiming to shift perceptions of the company as all about credit cards, the designers position the brand as “infrastructure that moves a payment from point A to point B.”
Using Code To Empower
Elephant, an IPG creative agency, has produced a new brand identity and website for All-Star Code, an organization that empowers young men of color to achieve financial independence and social mobility via the power of code.
Ksenya Samarskaya Is TDC Managing Director
The Type Directors Club appoints designer, strategist, and educator Ksenya Samarskaya to serve as the first managing director in the club’s 75-year history. Her vision runs from branding and vision to diversity and inclusion.
Rachel Zorel: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!
Thoughts from Rachel Zorel of 7 Layer Studio on how business leaders must redefine the ‘Work/Life Balance’ in the pandemic landscape. ‘Have your cake and eat it too!’ is about taking control of your schedules and respecting the precious resource of time.
Zero Launches Cannabis Company
Zero has partnered with two of the cannabis industry’s founders, Dosist’s Matt Seashols and Sunday Goods’ Randy Smith, to launch cannabis company Studio. After years of serving cannabis companies, Studio marks Zero’s transition to becoming equity partners in a cannabis venture – offering a family of creative cannabis brands that prioritize education, accessibility and reliability. […]
Cooper Hewitt On Creative Responses To Epidemics
“Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics” Exhibition will open in December at Cooper Hewitt. It documents how, in response to COVID-19 and other health crises, designers, doctors and others collaborate to innovate.
New Role With the Company? Here’s How to Ace the Transition
Paul Flaharty of Robert Half on how to ace an internal transfer, be it a move to a new department or managerial position. Paul is executive director of the marketing and creative practice at the global talent solutions firm.
Serenity Key To Shutterstock Color Trends
Shutterstock has released its annual Color Trends Report. By analyzing millions of image downloads and pixel data, the report identifies the three most rapidly-growing colors, as well as trending favorites in twenty countries around the globe.
Free Demo of FunctionFox In-House Tool
See a free demo and get deep discounts on FunctionFox In-House, an all-in-one project management tool that allows creative teams to spend less time fielding requests and more time doing what they love: creating.
Creative Talent In Short Supply. Here’s How To Find It
Diane Domeyer of Robert Half explains why, while you can’t control the red hot hiring market, you can tailor your recruitment strategy to the current landscpae and make your firm attractive to talented candidates.
GDUSA’s 2021 Responsible Designers
Responsible Designers To Watch recognizes that creative professionals are embracing responsibility writ large in terms of how, when, why, and for whom they work.
Gordon Kaye: Our 2021 Responsible Designers Story
Our annual Responsible Designers To Watch story — aka “designing for good” — recognizes that creative professionals are taking control and ownership of how, why, where and for whom they work.
Gordon Kaye: A Happy Convergence
Welcome to our 21st annual American Web Design Awards winners showcase.
San Francisco 49ers Draft Latinx Artist
The San Francisco 49ers are engaged in a campaign to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. The celebration includes Latinx fan feature videos, new Spotify playlists with Bay Area Latinx artists – and artwork by a 49ers employee Emilio Cortez from outside the team’s inhouse creative team.
Five Factors That Help Fuel the Creative Economy
Located in Winter Park FL, Full Sail University supplies students with the knowledge and tools to establish a career path within the global creative economy. Here are 5 factors that give students career and job search advantages.
VSA Prescribes ‘Curiosity To Cure’ Campaign
VSA Partners has led the brand transformation of AMRI, a leading contract drug manufacturing organization, emphasizing its ability to take drug development “from curiosity to cure.”
LogoLounge 13 Open For Submissions
LogoLounge.com is currently accepting submissions for LogoLounge Book 13, which will feature 3,000 of the best and brightest logos from around the world.
Ruffin: Where Are All The Black People?
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.
Planting A Seed For A More Diverse Graphic Design Industry
Summer Studio is a pilot program to introduce inner-city students to graphic design as a profession. DJ Haddad led the course in an effort to spotlight that there is a whole world of high-paying careers that exist for the creatively inclined.
41st AIGA MN Design Camp Set For October 1-3
Registration is open now for the venerable AIGA MN Design Camp. Set for October 1-3, this year’s Design Camp is a hybrid affair, with a Plaid Ball in person on Friday night, and virtual workshops and events on Saturday and Sunday.
Gordon Kaye: Inhouse Designers And The Infodemic
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.
Joel Watkins Joins Hush
Hush welcomes Joel Watkins as Senior Designer. Having previously worked for design and digital firms Elephant and Huge, Watkins brings extensive design experience to his new role.
Frog’s Puchek: EQ In A Post-Covid Future
Alexis Du Mond Puchek, Executive Director of Design at frog, based out of Austin TX, on why it’s important for brands to prioritize experiential design (both in-person and virtually), even as lockdown restrictions lift.
Lara: Rethinking Purposeless Meetings
Mary Lara on why designers need to break free from the false narrative that the more meetings you have, the more productive or valuable you are.
Now Is A Big Idea’s Best Time
Andy Askren of Grady Britton: As companies get so few chances to encourage consumers to make brand changes, now is the time for a Big Idea designed to get their attention.
Big Win For 49ers Inhouse Team
The NFL San Francisco 49ers celebrate their 75th anniversary with a commemorative logo and patch by Art Director Aaron Llavore and his inhouse creative team.
Gordon Kaye: Thoughts On Our 57th Design Annual
As we try to cope with pandemics, politics and protests, our 57th Design Annual suggests that out of the crucible we can expect an even more influential graphic design profession to emerge.
The Martin Agency Hatches Happy Mindset
Happy Egg Co. has rolled out its first work with The Martin Agency and illustrator Tom Brolga, setting the tone for a significant reposition of the fastest growing egg brand.
Pandemic Leads To Journey of Gratitude
JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO, Birk Creative, came up with an idea to help small businesses survive during the pandemic that includes giving them a marketing tool subsidized by her agency.
Randolph Spearheads Phase 3 Expansions
David Randolph brings extensive agency experience to Atlanta’s Phase 3, an integrated marketing, PR, creative, digital, print and marketing logistics service provider.
When Type and Sculpture Collide
FS Renaissance – a font by Monotype Creative Type Director Pedro Arilla and lettering artist Craig Black – is a single style font which explores the intersection between art and design.
Odgis + Co Strengthens ESU Brand
The English-Speaking Union of the United States is celebrating its centennial year with a rebranding by Odgis + Co.