Sun.Sep 13, 2020

Gordon Kaye: What GDUSA’s 2020 Inhouse Awards Showcase Tells Us

Graphic Design USA

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.

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This Woman Recreates One Famous Classic Painting a Day for a Year, Brings Progress to Another Level

Design You Trust

Ilya Repin “Princess Sofia Alekseyevna” (1879) Liza Yukhnyova from Saint Petersburg, Russia, perfectly gets into characters of famous masterpieces. Her mastery does not look like entertainment but claims to be called art.

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All Green Kitchen

Old Brand New

Sponsored by BEHR? Paint I don’t think it’s a secret to anyone that I crave color when designing a space, and paint has always been a dramatic but relatively simple way to introduce a new shade — and create a totally different mood while doing so.

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Four Girls Have Been Taking Their Group Photos For 7 Years

Design You Trust

Four Russian girls, beginning with 2012, have been making their group photos and got them framed. One of them published the photos recently and received a lot of comments from other users. They have been friends since childhood. The second one is dated 2013.

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Design Thinking Strategies for Facilitating Growth and Performance

Speaker: Carrie Cousins, Founder and Freelancer Writer & Designer at Carrie Cousins LLC

Design thinking is at the root of creative success. Seriously! But do you know how to shift your mindset and creative process – as well as that of your team – to create and ideate in ways that are truly innovative? The most inspired and innovative teams and individual designers need to be a part of a culture that enables forward-thinking, acceleration, and efficiency. It’s a combination of creative, analytical, and collaborative approaches that produce results.

Dani Pendergast

Communication Arts

Color theory and metaphors play a huge role in the visual language of this San Jose, California–based illustrator. Article

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Old Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts for Millionaires

Design You Trust

Some modern super-yachts used to look differently and perform basically military missions. They served interests of their native country and its people. Many Soviet yachts became the property of foreign buyers in the 1990s who bought them quite cheaply.

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7 Tips to Improve Your UX Design Practice

Interaction Design Foundation

But my UX design practice is perfect! Thankfully, we don’t hear that very much but the truth is – the longer we’re in a job, the better we consider ourselves to be at that job. Sometimes, it’s worth remembering that even the best professionals still have learning to be done.

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6 Tips for Choosing a Major If You Want to Be a UI/UX Designer

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The demand for UX and UI designers has skyrocketed in the last decade. With the digital devices taking a front seat, the job opportunities for UX and UI designers are at an all-time high. In fact, studies show that for every dollar invested in the UX, companies get an ROI of 100.

Using Color to Confuse and to Prevent Unwanted Actions

Interaction Design Foundation

Color can be used to guide someone in the right direction to accomplish a task effectively and efficiently. Just think about a bright red “Read More” button on a white background, one that directs you to a full article on your favorite design guru.

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Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential For Your Business

Speaker: Danielle Hughes, Chief Personality Officer, More Than Words Marketing

In this presentation, you'll hear from Danielle Hughes, a copywriting and branding expert, on how you can use your personality to connect with your clients and stand out from the clutter. On how being vulnerable and real will create stronger connections and affinity, and how knowing your brand and your audience makes messaging easier for you and more relatable for them.

Palo Túnel by Simil

Mr. Cup

Posted in Packaging. Sunday, 13 September 2020

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Embrace the Mental Models of Users by Implementing Tabs

Interaction Design Foundation

Users of all ages will still remember the tabbed file folders people used to bring order into a vast amount of information and make it super simple to find what they were looking for.


Communication Arts

Adoratorio’s website introduces the world to this colorful, flavorful brand of fonio grains. Article

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Using Design Patterns - Doing It Again Without The Hard Work

Interaction Design Foundation

Design is hard work and focusing on solving user and customer problems is the crux of that work. If you can find a tool that keeps that focus whilst eliminating some of the hard work then it’s clearly advantageous to use that tool. That’s where design patterns come in.

Recession Proof Your Business

Speaker: Ean

Facts fight fear. This presentation will outline specific actions you can take to protect your cash manage debt to increase your chances of success in an economic downturn. Suitable for all size businesses (side hustle to C-Corp) with any bookkeeping system.

Kiro Beauty identity

Communication Arts

Visually striking and contemporary, the identity for Kiro Beauty proves that makeup can be both natural and glamorous. Article

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Law & Order

Fonts in Use

Contributed by Nick Sherman License: All Rights Reserved. Law & Order is a US television series set in New York City that first aired 30 years ago today, on September 13, 1990, and ran for 20 seasons until its final episode in 2010.

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