school http://design.org/tags/school en Designer and Student Interview: Tim Belonax http://design.org/blog/designer-and-student-interview-tim-belonax <p><a href="http://gradschool.timbelonax.com/" target="Tim Belonax">Time Belonax</a> is a once design student, professional designer, again student with a beautiful and impressive portfolio. He gathered up his design expertise and experiences and went back to hit the books for his MFA in graphic design at the California Institute of the Arts. He was kind enough to take some time to answer a few questions, and even provided some bonus design resources and recommendations. Read his insights and see works from his portfolio below.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="733" title="Design, belonax, interview" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/07/19/sanding-belonax.jpg?1311101799" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/designer-and-student-interview-tim-belonax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/designer-and-student-interview-tim-belonax#comments california design graphic interview sanfrancisco school students Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:57:40 +0000 jessicapatterson 3091 at http://design.org Pamphlets to Poster by Tim Belonax http://design.org/blog/pamphlets-poster-tim-belonax <p><a href="http://gradschool.timbelonax.com/" target="Tim Belonax">Tim Belonax</a> is an MFA candidate in the Graphic Design program at the California Institute of the Arts. His current site shows a sampling of his graduate work, and another site is in production to host his portfolio of professional work. Stay tuned: tomorrow I'll be sharing some Q&amp;A with Tim (read <a href="http://design.org/blog/designer-and-student-interview-tim-belonax" target="the interview">the interview</a>), along with awesome work from his student portfolio.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="606" title="Design, belonax, pamphlet" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/07/19/history-belonax01.jpg?1311101407" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/pamphlets-poster-tim-belonax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/pamphlets-poster-tim-belonax#comments california design graphic portfolio school students Tue, 19 Jul 2011 00:07:56 +0000 jessicapatterson 3090 at http://design.org MIT Media Lab Creates 40,000 Unique Logos from Three Shapes http://design.org/blog/mit-media-lab-creates-40000-unique-logos-three-shapes <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/05/13/MIT_design_1.png" alt="Design, MIT, logo" title="Design, MIT, logo" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p>The new visual identity of the <a href="http://www.rt80.net/medialab/" target="MIT Media Lab">MIT Media Lab</a> is inspired by its community of creative people from a variety of backgrounds. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="349" title="Design, MIT, logo" alt="Design, MIT, logo" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/05/13/MIT_design_1.png?1305316881" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/mit-media-lab-creates-40000-unique-logos-three-shapes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/mit-media-lab-creates-40000-unique-logos-three-shapes#comments design graphic logo school technology Wed, 11 May 2011 05:19:14 +0000 jessicapatterson 2835 at http://design.org Design History DVD Covers from Rachel Spoon: Student Design http://design.org/blog/design-history-dvd-covers-rachel-spoon-student-design <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/02/22/rachelspoon_1.jpg" alt="Design, rachelspoon, student" title="Design, rachelspoon, student" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /><a href="http://rachelspoon.tumblr.com/" target="Rachel Spoon">Rachel Spoon</a>, a design student at Anderson University, South Carolina, created these DVD covers as a <a href="http://design.org/packaging-design" target="packaging design">packaging design</a> project. She channels classic and minimal design, seemingly appropriate for a "Great Designers of History" series.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="413" title="Design, rachelspoon, student" alt="Design, rachelspoon, student" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/02/22/rachelspoon_1.jpg?1298423408" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/design-history-dvd-covers-rachel-spoon-student-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/design-history-dvd-covers-rachel-spoon-student-design#comments design Movie portfolio project school students Wed, 23 Feb 2011 01:15:29 +0000 jessicapatterson 2662 at http://design.org Bright Patterns and Wallpapers by Kirath Ghundoo http://design.org/blog/bright-patterns-and-wallpapers-kirath-ghundoo <p>Take a look at these geometric wallpaper prints by <a href="http://kirathghundoo.com/">Kirath Ghundoo</a>, a student and designer specializingin surface pattern design and <a href="http://design.org/illustrator">illustration</a>. She created the designs as part of an exhibition for her MA in textile design at Huddersfield University. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/01/23/kirath-10.jpg" alt="Design, pattern, wallpaper, student, kirath ghundoo" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="827" height="549" title="Design, pattern, kirathghundoo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/01/23/kirath-10.jpg?1295832111" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/bright-patterns-and-wallpapers-kirath-ghundoo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/bright-patterns-and-wallpapers-kirath-ghundoo#comments design interior pattern school students wallpaper Mon, 24 Jan 2011 01:59:44 +0000 jessicapatterson 2592 at http://design.org Jules Verne Covers Redesigned: Beautiful and Interactive Illustration http://design.org/blog/jules-verne-covers-redesigned-beautiful-and-interactive-illustration <p><a href="http://www.jimtierneyart.com/index.php">Jim Tierne</a><a></a>, a designer and illustrator living in Brooklyn, New York, redesigned covers for a series of Jules Verne books as his senior thesis at the University of the Arts. The covers are fully interactive, and he filmed a demonstration of the beautifully illustrated covers ↓</p> <p><img class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/01/21/tierne_9.jpg" alt="Design, book, cover, illustration, jules verne, Jim Tierne" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="625" height="448" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/01/21/tierne_1.jpg?1295642103" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/jules-verne-covers-redesigned-beautiful-and-interactive-illustration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/jules-verne-covers-redesigned-beautiful-and-interactive-illustration#comments books design illustration school students Fri, 21 Jan 2011 20:48:12 +0000 jessicapatterson 2587 at http://design.org How Would You Brand the Zurich 2012 Olympics? http://design.org/blog/how-would-you-brand-zurich-2012-olympics <p><a href="http://www.behance.net/GeorgeStrouzas">George Strouzas</a>, a design student in Athens, answered that question with an excellent <a href="http://design.org/graphic-design">design</a> package. His posters for the fictitious Olympics are based on patterns created with his original logo forms, much like <a href="http://design.org/blog/branding-and-patterns-graphic-design">Tamer Kosel did with his logo designs</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="390" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/01/18/Strouzas_8.jpg?1295387464" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/how-would-you-brand-zurich-2012-olympics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/how-would-you-brand-zurich-2012-olympics#comments athens brand education exercise ideas logo pattern school students Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:58:58 +0000 jessicapatterson 2581 at http://design.org Kenneth Jansson: Handmade Design Posters http://design.org/blog/kenneth-jansson-handmade-design-posters <p>Designer and Student <a href="http://www.kennethjansson.com/print/index.html">Kenneth Jansson</a> created a series of poster <a href="http://design.org/graphic-design">designs</a> for his BFA thesis project.</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/12/29/jansson_5.jpg" alt="Design, poster, needle, thread, jansson, bfa, student" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p>His posters focus on the design process when the computer is eliminated and hand-crafted designs take the place of digital ones.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="877" alt="Design, poster, needle, thread, jansson, bfa, student" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/12/29/jansson_1.jpg?1293673551" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/kenneth-jansson-handmade-design-posters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/kenneth-jansson-handmade-design-posters#comments design graphic poster school students Thu, 30 Dec 2010 01:57:58 +0000 jessicapatterson 2521 at http://design.org Beautiful Beer Bottles: Student Work and Packaging Design http://design.org/blog/beautiful-beer-bottles-student-work-and-packaging-design <p>These bottles, designed by Thorleifur Gunnar Gíslason of Iceland, were <a href="http://design.org/graphic-design">designed</a> for a fictive micro-brewery. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/12/28/thorsteinn2.jpg" alt="Design, bottle, packaging, beer, student work" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /><br /> <img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/12/28/thorsteinn1.jpg" alt="Design, bottle, packaging, beer, student work" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="538" height="493" alt="Design, bottle, packaging, beer, student work" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/12/28/thorsteinn1.jpg?1293563613" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/beautiful-beer-bottles-student-work-and-packaging-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/beautiful-beer-bottles-student-work-and-packaging-design#comments design graphic design school students Tue, 28 Dec 2010 20:06:56 +0000 jessicapatterson 2518 at http://design.org Poster Design: Honoring Chilean Miners http://design.org/blog/poster-design-honoring-chilean-miners <p>This <a href="http://design.org/blog/poster-design">poster design</a>, by <a href="http://brianjoemueller.com/">Brian Joe Mueller</a> honors the ascent of the 33 men from the Chilean mine shaft. The Fenix2 escape capsule that brought them to the surface was only 21 inches in diameter, and the poster shows that, literally. The large circle is the circumference of the rescue capsule.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="612" height="792" alt="Design, poster, chilean miner, student work, brian mueller" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/12/10/brian_mueller_poster.jpg?1292013316" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/poster-design-honoring-chilean-miners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/poster-design-honoring-chilean-miners#comments design poster school students Fri, 10 Dec 2010 20:39:26 +0000 jessicapatterson 2466 at http://design.org Key Thesis: Images and Design http://design.org/blog/key-thesis-images-and-design <p><a href="http://annmaryliu.com/">Ann Liu</a>, a graphic designer and MFA <a href="http://design.org/blog/student">student</a> at the Maryland Institute College of Art, created a blog to chronicle her final thesis, <a href="http://akeythesis.com/">Key Portraits</a>. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/12/05/keys_thesis8.png" alt="Design, MFA, student, thesis, key, ann liu" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1072" height="612" alt="Design, MFA, student, thesis, key, ann liu" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/12/05/key_colorcode_2.png?1291605347" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/key-thesis-images-and-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/key-thesis-images-and-design#comments graphic school students Mon, 06 Dec 2010 03:27:54 +0000 jessicapatterson 2453 at http://design.org Packaging Design: Blowfish Ale http://design.org/blog/packaging-design-blowfish-ale <p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/tlautphotography/">Tim Lautensack</a>, a graphic design student at the University of Texas at Arlington, designed this great packaging for the fictional company Blowfish Ale. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/11/30/blowfish_1.jpg" alt="Design, graphic, packaging, blowfish ale" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="640" height="513" alt="Design, graphic, packaging, blowfish ale" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/11/30/blowfish_1.jpg?1291179502" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/packaging-design-blowfish-ale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/packaging-design-blowfish-ale#comments brand graphic school students Wed, 01 Dec 2010 05:01:08 +0000 jessicapatterson 2439 at http://design.org Furniture Design: The Oddbod Chair http://design.org/blog/furniture-design-oddbod-chair <p>Javier Alejandre exhibited his chair, Oddbod, at the Spanish Design Awards INJUVE 2010. The product designer and student from Madrid designed Oddbod to play at the boundary between inert objects and living creatures by using shapes that call to mind extraterrestrial bodies (and it is a pretty cute, alien-like chair).</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="900" height="600" alt="Design, industrial, chair, student" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/11/26/oddbod-chair-injuve-01g.jpg?1290813390" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/furniture-design-oddbod-chair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/furniture-design-oddbod-chair#comments furniture school students Fri, 26 Nov 2010 23:21:39 +0000 jessicapatterson 2428 at http://design.org Packaging Design: The Jooze Project http://design.org/blog/packaging-design-jooze-project <p>How cute are these concept designs for a juice company geared toward kids? Designed by student Yunyeen Yong of Australia, the packages are meant to be fun and inviting for kids and visually display each flavor. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/10/15/jooze1.jpg" alt="design, packaging design, juice, student" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="538" height="372" alt="design, packaging design, juice, student" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/10/15/jooze1.jpg?1287172715" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/packaging-design-jooze-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/packaging-design-jooze-project#comments graphic packaging school students Fri, 15 Oct 2010 20:03:58 +0000 jessicapatterson 2341 at http://design.org Should Designers Get a Graduate Degree? http://design.org/blog/should-designers-get-graduate-degree <p>If you’re a designer looking to go back to school, should you get a Master of Fine Arts degree? Traditionally, an MFA degree was something only obtained by a designer if s/he wanted to teach in a higher education setting. Most design firms and agencies did not and still do not require it as a necessity for employment. However, as author Dan Pink has famously stated, “the MFA is the new MBA” and the MFA is becoming increasingly important to many companies.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="640" height="480" title="Television Will Save Us All" alt="Television Will Save Us All" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/07/28/shanerichey.jpg?1280360826" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/should-designers-get-graduate-degree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/should-designers-get-graduate-degree#comments degree design education mfa school students university Thu, 29 Jul 2010 00:03:32 +0000 tomhapgood 2213 at http://design.org