Tag Archive | "Design"

What Is Design?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

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What Is Design?

Something well designed is compelling; we are drawn to its efficiency, effectiveness, elegance, beauty, and often it’s cleverness and humor. You’re a designer when you arrange your clothes in an order that gets you out the door faster in the morning, or when you plan a route to the office. Then why is “design thinking” more »

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Paul Rand: “That son-of-a-bitch. He was so good …”

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Paul Rand: “That son-of-a-bitch. He was so good …”

"Everyone has to learn too much in too short a time. The only way of learning is to do it. There is no shortcut. You need to do a lot of things over and over to get better and better ... Time is short, art is long" - Saul Bass

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A Tale of Two Sources: Crowd and Open

Thursday, April 15, 2010

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A Tale of Two Sources: Crowd and Open

My encounter with Bird House Design and the first ever user-generated HD Video Contest where photographers become filmmakers, and take it beyond the still frame. Vincent Laforet and Canon kick off the improv video story which was on Chapter 4 as of this writing.

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Live Webcast: Sean Adams of AdamsMorioka: A Very Special Episode

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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AIGA Raleigh and PermissionToSuck.com Present a live webcast featuring Sean Adams of AdamsMorioka

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Finger Painting Is My Instrument of Survival

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Finger Painting Is My Instrument of Survival

In this video interview, Milton Glaser offers a definition of art, or at least what art isn't. “If it moves you to attentiveness it is art, if it doesn't it's something else.” - Milton

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Best Designs 2009 – Business Week

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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Best Designs 2009 – Business Week

Design thinking goes mainstream - this video gives a behind the scene look at the Business Week awards for best designs.

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In a Quest for Originality, Don’t Forget How to Be Good.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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In a Quest for Originality, Don’t Forget How to Be Good.

“Don’t try to be original, try to be good.” – Paul Rand. On first read I thought, “hell, I can be good, just don’t ask me to be original”. Original is like asking me to be something I’m not; original is someone else.

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Talking with Agency Owner / Creative Director – Domenick Rella

Monday, January 4, 2010

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Talking with Agency Owner / Creative Director – Domenick Rella

It’s “challenging to figure out how to be as creative as possible while wearing both hats” … one as creative director and another as agency owner. In this video interview listen to Domenick Rella, partner at advertising agency RellaCowan, talk about his background, the business of advertising and his agency's approach.

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A Message for Crowdsourcing Fans from PermissionToSuck.com

Monday, December 21, 2009

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A Message for Crowdsourcing Fans from PermissionToSuck.com

Creativity is principally the domain of an individual enhanced by great relationships, but just as a properly harnessed horse team can pull harder, the right creative team can produce more consistently powerful messages. That said, teamwork isn’t what crowdsourcing stimulates. Consequently, don’t expect a creative product superior to that which you’d get from a reputable individual or strong creative team. Fluffy the cat will probably fetch your morning paper more often.

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Talking with Design Thinker: David Burney, Part II

Thursday, December 3, 2009

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Talking with Design Thinker: David Burney, Part II

Undeniable. We live in interesting times. Perhaps it takes more courage - albeit a different kind (a New Kind if you will) - to live now than during the original Renaissance. Creativity is spilling into the streets creating an awareness that we haven't seen before these last few years. In part II of the interview with David Burney, he frames his ideas about what we should be thinking in the next decade and what our value is currently as creative professionals.

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