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10 Things to Ask Yourself When Designing Packaging

Last week we talked about why it’s vital to have a well-designed package for your product. We also touched on the importance of process and strategy throughout the design. This week we’re sharing a useful list of 10 things to … Read more…

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Effective Package Design Sells Products

It’s a no-brainer that a well-designed product package promotes product sales. Think about the time you stood doe-eyed gazing down an aisle of like products determining which one to buy. Did you grab the one with the unclear messaging and … Read more…

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The Influence of Graphic Design in Budapest

I recently spent a few weeks in Eastern Europe, visiting Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary. The trip was filled with inspiring vistas, beautiful countryside palettes, and ancient architectural amazements.

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Chasing Clouds at 9/11 Memorial Plaza

Noma Hanlon and I recently took the subway from New York City’s midtown to Park Place in lower Manhattan and exited the station near Oculus—a landmark piece of architecture designed by Spanish-born, neofuturistic architect, structural engineer and artist, Santiago Calatrava.

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I’m a female Creative Director. Here’s my 3% story.

I am a creative director. I am female. I am rare. Until recently, I was part of a 3% club. That was the number of female creative directors at U.S. agencies in 2012. The number is now a whopping 11%. … Read more…

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Creating Engaging Video Content

By this time, I think we all understand that using video to market your brand or tell your company’s story is a good idea. I mean, in a world where practically everyone carries a little TV screen in their pocket, … Read more…

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My Design Adventure by Emmy Pellico

In 1988, I worked as a graphic artist for Hanlon Brown Design. Things were a lot different 28 years ago. First of all, there were 4 employees, not 18 as currently employed full-time. Paste-up work was still a reality, copy … Read more…

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1980s Poster – Fashion

This is the last poster of our series.   Background The 1980s. As a designer, I’ve had fun with fashion, especially during the 80s while I was in my 20s and studying design in Cincinnati. Fashion was my most expressive and obvious … Read more…

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1970s POSTER – Useless Facts from 1972

Background The 70s… a period of time that most people associate with “interesting” color palettes, disco, feathered hair, and a departure from the settled times of the past. Being a designer born in the beginning of the 1970s, 1972 specifically, … Read more…

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1960s POSTER – Going Against the Grain

Background I’ve always had an itch for going against the grain and speaking up for what I believe in. The 1960s time period spoke to me because I think back then, there was an air of taking controversial issues head … Read more…

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