Packaging Design Love: Counter Culture Coffee’s Colorful (and Biodegradable) Packaging Makeover
Oct03

Packaging Design Love: Counter Culture Coffee’s Colorful (and Biodegradable) Packaging Makeover

There’s something about the nature of coffee that lends itself to out-of-the-box creative packaging design– a concept that is clearly embraced by the in-house design team at Durham, NC-based, Counter Culture Coffee. The company is launching a new re-designed package today featuring tactile biodegradable material, colorful geometric shapes that create an interlocking appearance when arranged together properly. Fun! The previous...

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Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from FIDM’s 2014 Summer Quarter
Sep22

Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from FIDM’s 2014 Summer Quarter

With the close of another great quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we are ready to start the first day of fall off right by sharing some inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as sequential design and conceptual thinking....

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: 10 Subscription Brands that Will Make You Rethink the Cardboard Package
Sep09

Graphic Design Trends 2014: 10 Subscription Brands that Will Make You Rethink the Cardboard Package

Subscription box service brands are on the rise according to Forbes, offering delivery services for consumers of varied of interests– from foodies, to beauty mavens, to dog lovers. These brands are also (much to our delight) rethinking the basic design of cardboard packaging, incorporating beautiful typography, graphic elements and other motifs that enhance the customer experience and set the bar for an emerging graphic design trend...

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Simply Inspiring: An Interview with Amanda Jane Jones, Graphic Designer and Former Art Director for Kinfolk Magazine
Sep02

Simply Inspiring: An Interview with Amanda Jane Jones, Graphic Designer and Former Art Director for Kinfolk Magazine

  If you’re a person who’s anywhere on the Internet, or has ever even taken a glance at Pinterest, no doubt you’ve seen the work of Amanda Jane Jones. From her covers and spreads at Kinfolk magazine to her understated and elegant logo designs, Jones’ work strikes that hard-to-reach balance of simple beauty and thoughtful design. With an uncluttered simplicity and elegance to her work that many designers try (and often fail) to...

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Creative, Curious, and Captivating: an interview with Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine
Aug27

Creative, Curious, and Captivating: an interview with Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine

When I first stumbled across UPPERCASE Magazine, within seconds of opening the soft-but-sturdy pages I had an instant pang of “I wish I’d started that,” followed almost immediately by the question, “how can I work for them?” and then a deep sigh when I learned the whole shebang was pretty much a one-(extraordinary)-woman show. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, UPPERCASE Magazine is a quarterly print publication that covers what feels...

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What’s New in Fonts: 5 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in July 2014
Aug13

What’s New in Fonts: 5 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in July 2014

As time goes by, it’s easy for some designers to get caught up in using the same dozen fonts design after design. To avoid becoming a “one-trick pony,” it’s important to stay up-to-date with new fonts as they become released to the public. Implementing these new fonts will challenge your design ability and immediately allow your design work to stand out from the current crowd. Below, we have gathered five of our favorite fonts that...

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Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from the Next Generation of Graphic Designers
Jun25

Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from the Next Generation of Graphic Designers

With the close of another great quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we are ready to start our creative summer off right by sharing some inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates. Students earning their Graphic Design degree at FIDM have the choice of specializing in either Branding or Entertainment graphics. Both programs prepare students for careers in Graphic Design...

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History of Design: The Impact of Graphic Designer Jennifer Morla. FIDM Student Sharon Salem Reports
Jun16

History of Design: The Impact of Graphic Designer Jennifer Morla. FIDM Student Sharon Salem Reports

 Editor’s Note: Every quarter at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, students of various majors are challenged to focus on a famous design or designer to assess its historical impact on culture and the design community in History of Design class taught by Alex Gardos. In the report below, FIDM Graphic Design Student Sharon Salem reports on career of graphic designer Jennifer Morla, weighing in with her own...

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