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Storyboarding Inspiration

Storyboards are organizational tools that help designers, videographers, editors, animators, producers and directors create a rough visual representation of a movie or video project. Storyboarding forces you to think through all of the logistics of…

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Ali AlMasri at VCUQ

As part of the GDES Department’s ongoing effort to bring in visiting Arab designers to VCUQ, we were pleased to host the talented type and graphic designer, Ali AlMasri, this past week. Ali visited us…

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Publication Design

As you begin working in the world of publication design, it is useful to look at existing, award-winning designs to generate ideas for the layout, color schemes, and type choices. You might start by visiting…

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Color Resources

It doesn’t matter if you spell it “color” or “colour” – we all understand it plays an important role in design. It can communicate emotions, convey contrast, and impact the success of a design project….

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Pantone Color System

The Pantone color system is the industry standard book of color swatches for graphic designers. They have reference numbers that you can give to the printer, who will ready-make inks to match these numbers. When designing…

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AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo

I recently returned from the ‘AASHE 2015 Conference and Expo: Transforming Sustainability Education‘ and am bursting with sustainability-related ideas and inspiration. Having been accepted to the Conference and Expo with Kelly Murdoch-Kitt (following a double-blind, peer review process),…

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Minneapolis Field Study

This October, four outstanding Graphic Design students accompanied me on a field study to Minneapolis (Minnesota) to participate in the “AASHE 2015 Conference and Expo: Transforming Sustainability Education.” ASSHE is dedicated to creating a diverse…

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Type Foundries

There are thousands of fonts to choose from – so how do you decide which typeface to use in a project? Familiarizing yourself with the many fantastic Latin and Arabic “type foundries” is a great…

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islPAL Brisbane

It was an absolute pleasure to attend the ‘Third International Conference on Leadership in Pedagogies and Learning’ held in Brisbane this September on the beautiful Stuartholme campus. The goal of islPAL is to promote high-quality pedagogies…

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