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    Artist By Birth, Designer By Choice: Resolutions 2009

      Artist By Birth, Designer By Choice: Resolutions 2009
    A list of the goals I have set for myself in this brand new year, 2009. 1. Push myself over the limits. Break & bend the rules. Be fearless. 2. Do more than just exist with my art. Inspire. Be inspired. 3. Get out of the comfort zone with my art. Experimentation. Trial & Error. 4. See the beauty in things ...
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    Watch Your Mouth, Buster!

    Watch Your Mouth, Buster!
    There are so many things that go on in graphic design and in the act of designing itself. We're called on to perform many tasks simultaneously and we learn to get quite adept at them, or we perish. We juggle many projects, and CS3 programs, in the course of a day and can pat ourselves on the back for those skills ...
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    But where does the memory card go???

    But where does the memory card go???
    So in my Image Structure and Meaning class I needed to buy some new equipment. The prof kept mentioning some weird device called a “film camera”.. I was clueless, and frightened. [widget:9_steps_guide_art_benifits] Not really, but I’ll be completely honest, I’ve never so much as HELD a film camera before, I’ve been digital from the start. Initially I was a little scared, ...
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    Is this a Logo or a Brand?

    Is this a Logo or a Brand?
    Those of us in the graphic design profession often get a call to design a logo. Sometimes it's a first-time logo for an organization that's never had one before. Sometimes it's a redesign for an old logo that's been around for a long time. Many clients, and sometimes we designers, don't really know the difference between a logo and a brand. ...
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    Architecture Education Guidelines

    h4. Education, Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement All States and the District of Columbia require individuals to be licensed (registered) before they may call themselves architects and contract to provide architectural services. During this time between graduation and becoming licensed, architecture school graduates generally work in the field under supervision of a licensed architect who takes legal responsibility for all work. ...
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    Choosing the Right Design School

    Choosing the Right Design School
    *Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing Industry* What is your design program teaching you? In the late 1990s, more than a dozen graphic-design experts came together to lay out, once and for all, the difference between what design-education programs offered and what a student needed to learn in order to succeed in the field. As many design educators saw it, such a ...
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    Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

    Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
    A Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design is a professional degree that will prepare you for the professional workplace of a designer. The first year of your program will give you a foundation of visual art skills such as drawing, 3-dimensional design, color, composition, and some computer aided design. In the second year you will typically explore different types of ...
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    Bachelor's of Fine Arts in New Media and Animation

    Bachelor's of Fine Arts in New Media and Animation
    A Bachelor's of Fine Arts in new media /animation is a professional degree that will prepare you to work as web site designer and animator. The first year of your program will give you a foundation of visual art skills such as life drawing, 3-dimensional design, color, composition, and some computer aided design. In the second year you will typically explore ...
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    Five Points Illustrators Must Know for Art School

    Five Points Illustrators Must Know for Art School
    *1. Formal education is necessary.* Most people might think that art can be easily self-taught, and that any good hobbyist has a good shot at becoming a successful illustrator. The truth is, learning to draw and paint is one of the most challenging and frustrating tasks a person can take on, and having experienced instructors can ease and speed-up the process ...
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    A Working Classroom Teacher?

    A Working Classroom Teacher?
    I subtitle my blog, “A Working Classroom Teacher” because that is what I am, working. Teaching is hard work and those of us who teach work very hard indeed. Sometimes the work is in the planning, sometimes in the instruction, sometimes in the guidance of students, and sometimes the work is in figuring out what works best for us as teachers ...
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    Funding Your Education

    Funding Your Education
    Two more grants were made available as of the 2006-07 school year for first year college students who graduated from high school after January 1, 2006 and for second year college students who graduated from high school after January 1, 2005. Click here for additional information. h4. We can help make your education affordable! The Department's Federal student aid programs are ...
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    Lay it Out

    Lay it Out
    As graphic designers, many of the projects we work with are the layouts of type and image. These projects are mainly done for the printed or electronic page. There are many ways to tackle this type of project, but there are 3 main factors to bear in mind - Emphasis, Unity, and Balance. Emphasis is the focal point that you desire ...
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    I bought myself a new toy

    I bought myself a new toy
    The White Stripes, a.k.a Meg and Jack White, have branched out from the music business to try their hand at the world of Lomography cameras. The result is a pair of branded, limited edition retro Holga and Diana semi-replica cameras that come complete with a cool look and a bunch of extras for photography lovers. The “Jack” Holga comes complete with ...
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    Students Seeking College Aid Should Start Jan. 1

    Students Seeking College Aid Should Start Jan. 1
    Washington-It's the holiday season and stress levels are running high. But for many high school seniors and their parents, there is an added stress this time of year: figuring out how to pay for college. Starting Jan. 1, students are able to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as the FAFSA, the single form that is ...
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    Problem Project Post Mortem

    Problem Project Post Mortem
    Let me paint you a picture. The dream project that turned into a nightmare is FINALLY over. There's a lot of resentment and finger-pointing all over the place. What's worse, there is a lot of silence from the client and printer, for example, which makes it seem like they've been swallowed up in a huge black hole. What do you do? ...
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    Type Talk

    Type Talk
    As graphic designers, many of our projects call for creative typographical solutions. How do we do this? How do we come up with the best type - typefaces and fonts - to make the project all come together? Let's talk about it. h4. The Definition First of all, let's talk about the difference between a typeface and a font. A typeface ...
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    Visual Arts Education Guidelines

    Visual Arts Education Guidelines
    h4. Education, Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement Postsecondary training is recommended for all artist specialties. Although formal training is not strictly required, it is very difficult to become skilled enough to make a living without some training. Many colleges and universities offer programs leading to the bachelor’s or master’s degree in fine arts. Courses usually include core subjects such as English, ...
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    Scanable Topics - Take One

    Scanable Topics - Take One
    For a long time now, I've been a scanner. I find many things in my world, mainly printed, that I just have to keep for possible future use. So, I scan them and file them away. Granted, I am sort of a saver, hoarder if you will, but I always feel I will need these items at some point in the ...
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    Five Signs You Should Change Your Major

    Five Signs You Should Change Your Major
    If you've got a major you are thinking of changing, you're far from alone. But how do you know whether you should go ahead and actually make the move? Try this checklist: h4. You're Bored to Tears in Your Current Major Courses Suppose you're majoring in chemistry, and every time you go to one of your chemistry classes, you fight to ...
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    Apple Color Movie

    Apple Color Movie
    Here's an "interesting movie":http://www.apple.com/pro/color/tools/truecolors_video.html about color on the Apple website. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits]
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