Saturday, May 30, 2009

Graphic Design Portfolio Lesson Is Helpful

One of the most challenging issues any artist or designer faces is the creation of the portfolio. The portfolio is the acid test for designers.

So what do you include? What do you leave out? What sequence should the work be in? Once you have made these decisions and then are in the interview, what do you say about the work? What is the most pertinent details to discuss? What is insignificant? These are the questions that keep designers up at night.

Over at the always superb Psd Tuts is an insightful article tackling these issues and more. It is well worth the read for any amateur or professional artist or designer. Read it here.

Ivy Leaves Now Available On Amazon

The 2009 Ivy Leaves Art & Literary Journal is now available via You can buy a copy here. Support the arts!

Design For Social Impact Is Crucial

IDEO's David Kelley is kind of one of my heroes. He is always interested in the social implications of design. Right now over at IDEO there is a superb piece called the Design For Social Impact Workbook and Toolkit.

You can download the pdf and read it over. As usual, it's excellent - do check it out.

Take a look here.