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10 Job Duties of a Graphic Designer

Students in the interactive media and graphic design program at Globe University-Woodbury took the challenge of working with a local business owner, Jan Hanson, PT, owner and operator of TherEx Rehab Specialists, to help her with her graphic design and … Continue reading

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Career Advice for Creative Minds: Element Ad Agency Shares Tips

Students earning an interactive media & graphic design degree at Globe University saw how a real advertising agency operates with a visit to Element, an advertising agency in De Pere, Wis. The trip was part of the students’ Advertising and … Continue reading

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Graphic Design Students Tour State-of-the-Art Printing Facility

Written by Guest Blogger: Interactive Media and Graphic Design Program Chair Jared Wold On Oct. 8, 2012, Globe University-Madison East’s Web Studio class visited Suttle-Straus Printing in Waunakee, WI. One of Suttle-Straus’s sales representatives, Joe LaCrosse, gave the students a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Graphic design is…

Graphic design is … Communication. As far back as the Lascaux cave paintings, people were communicating the events of the day in a 2-dimensional form. Graphic designers communicate through words and images to convey a message, any message their client … Continue reading

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5 critical lessons your design professors never taught you

There was an interesting article about five critical lesson recently published, http://www.graphicdesignblender.com/critical-lessons-your-design-professors-never-taught-you Basically these are: Lesson 1: Clients pay the bills, but the customer’s not always right. Lesson 2: You don’t have to present your design process when presenting your … Continue reading

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Why I discourage graphic design students from wanting to be freelancers

Many of my students at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business look at freelancing as a romantic journey where they will be their own boss and control their own destiny. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Freelancing, especially for new … Continue reading

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Brands

In our continuing discussion about logos, this week we are going to look at branding. Whatis.com describes a brand as “a product, service, or concept that is publicly distinguished from other products, services, or concepts so that it can be … Continue reading

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What should I charge for a logo design?

A lot of students and beginning artists ask “What should I charge for a logo design?” This is one of the most difficult things to judge for an artist. We could spend a little time with the client mulling over … Continue reading

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Logos, brand names, and answers

Everyone probably knows what the 3M name stands for but where did the name IKEA come from? What is the name of the business formerly known as “U-Tote’M”? For an interesting review on the origins of a few company names … Continue reading

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The Importance of Doodling

Jason Santa Maria says, “Sketchbooks are not about being a good artist. They’re about being a good thinker.” This quote and the others throughout this blog come from an article by Alma Hoffmann titled   “I draw pictures all day”. The … Continue reading

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