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    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist

    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist
    What makes you tick? What major will fit you best? How will you find a good career? And how can you keep from going crazy trying to sort through this swirl of career-related questions? Many college students feel confused and overwhelmed by all of the career decisions they must make. Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole ...
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    Repaying Your Loans

    Repaying Your Loans
    h4. What you need to know about repaying student loans... After you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment, you have a period of time before you have to begin repayment. This “grace period” will be *six months for a Federal (FFEL) or Direct Stafford Loan. *nine months for Federal Perkins Loans (If you're a parent reading this and you ...
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    Reconstructing Google

    Reconstructing Google
    Just to have a little fun, I tried reconstructing the Google color scheme. Just to see if I could improve it in only half an hour with a bit of Photoshop magic. Here's what a Google results page looks like, these days. (see below) If I throw out all the details and just concentrate on the blocks of color in the ...
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    Curators' and Archivists' Educational Guidelines

    h4. Education, Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement Employment as an archivist, conservator, or curator usually requires graduate education and related work experience. While completing their formal education, many archivists and curators work in archives or museums to gain the “hands-on” experience that many employers seek. Although archivists earn a variety of undergraduate degrees, a graduate degree in history or library science, ...
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    Is Red the Fairest One of them All?

    Is Red the Fairest One of them All?
    Red is usually regarded as a color which visually leaps out. Red stand out. Red jumps off the page. But does it really? I found two interesting pictures on Flickr. Both contain a red button. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] [photo:59478] The one button is highly visable, the other is almost hidden in its surroundings, even while it takes up a large part of the ...
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    Grad School or the Real World?

    Grad School or the Real World?
    h4. Pros and Cons for Students at a Crossroads After finishing her journalism undergraduate degree in 2004, 24-year-old Laurie Duffy went straight to graduate school. On the other hand, 33-year-old Carolyn Kaufman worked in information technology for two years after completing her undergraduate degree and then went to grad school. Who made the better decision? It's impossible to be certain. Both ...
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    How to be a Good Student — Part 2 of 2

    How to be a Good Student — Part 2 of 2
    In part one of this feature I highlighted a few of the more obvious things you can do as a student to help enhance your chances for success — showing up, sowing your work, taking notes, and being an active participant. Here are a few less intuitive recommendations to round out that advice: h4. Be courageous I have great admiration for ...
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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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    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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    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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    One Year Countdown to Reality

    One Year Countdown to Reality
    June 2010. My expected graduation date. So many things have been on my mind as of late! The future is what's been running through my mind non-stop, and at times it's caught me off guard on how quickly time is passing and how I'm halfway through my VC program at school! I admit I had a few weeks of doubts in ...
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    Getting Older Students Into the Mix

    h4. Key Demographic Bruce Chaloux, director of student access programs and services for the Southern Regional Education Board, says colleges in his region have long missed out on a key demographic. By his group’s count, 20 million 25- to 55-year-olds in 16 southern states have enrolled at a college but left without a degree. "Some institutions have reached out to them, ...
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    Preparing for Your Education

    Preparing for Your Education
    Find out what you need to do to prepare for education beyond high school. Education beyond high school can give you choices that may not otherwise be possible, open doors to better paying positions, and give you the opportunity to do the things you enjoy most. By advancing your education, you can expand your possibilities and increase your career choices. New: ...
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    When to Discount

    When to Discount
    Recently, I talked about how to set rates for design services. Hopefully this helped you, but there has been a question that comes up about discounting rates and when, and if, do to so. Let me give my humble opinion on this. Think About It Of course, rates that we charge are the bread-and-butter for our business and income. Many times, ...
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    Your Desks Are Too Heavy/and Your Walls Are Too White…

    Yay, the semester is done! All that’s left is a stack of grading, but I can deal with that. It was an absolutely terrific semester — I think this was the best yet. I miss my classes already. For whatever reason, the end of the year has me thinking a lot about my own education and its relationship to my work. ...
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    Rounded Corners

    Rounded Corners
    Lately I've been contemplating the value of rounded corners in design. Is it eye-candy? Or does it add value to the user experience? Let me put it this way: Take a look at the black and white image here. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] I hope it is clear that the rounded corners do make a difference. On the left side, you see one surface ...
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    What is an MFA?

    h4. WHAT'S AN MFA? The MFA (Master of Fine Arts) is a specialized, terminal degree available on the graduate level in both fine arts and design. The same aspects that distinguished a BFA from a BA, distinguish an MFA from an MA. The MFA is a concentrated "professional" degree for students seeking advanced education prior to becoming practicing artists or designers. ...
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    It's A Colorful Life

    It's A Colorful Life
    Chronicle Books sent me the second in the series of Designer Toolkits called 1000 Colors - Thousands of Color Combinations - and let me tell you, it rocks! The handy CD that accompanies this book is as good as the one that came with the first one by Graham Davis. Color is beautiful and my rods and cones thank you! Davis' ...
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    Confessions of a First Year Design Student.

    Confessions of a First Year Design Student.
    So, the shock of being back in school is over, and now we’re actually *gasp* LEARNING STUFF. Can I really complain when my homework is taking pictures, drawing, and playing with construction paper and glue sticks? (Yes, I am a university student. Yes, my homework involves gluing construction paper to posterboard using glue sticks and scissors. Is there anything wrong with ...
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    Let's Advertise

    Let's Advertise
    How We Create Commerce Recently, we've seen some very creative advertisements on television, especially during the Super Bowl. This event has always been known for attracting top advertisements for top dollar. Although some are more effective than others, the art of advertising has been around since - well a long time. Let's take a look at the components of advertising. Defined ...
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