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Entries from the Design Blog in the education category.

  • George Strouzas, a design student in Athens, answered that question with an excellent design package. His posters for the fictitious Olympics are based on patterns created with his original logo forms, much like Tamer Kosel did with his logo designs.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    January 18, 2011
  • Television Will Save Us All

    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.

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    by Tom Hapgood
    July 28, 2010
  • by Anna Jacobs
    July 26, 2010
  • A question posed to me about my internship was, "What's it like to be working in an actual design environment?”

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    by Anna Jacobs
    June 28, 2010
  • I'm about a month into my internship at DOXA and I can already say that it's been an invaluable experience for me. The reason I think it's important to intern while you're still in school is because it's hard, if not almost impossible, to really understand or prepare for the "real" world of design without experiencing that world first hand. I knew it was different than school before I started. Everyone knows that in theory, but actually grasping that reality and what comes along with it is something entirely different.

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    by Anna Jacobs
    June 21, 2010
  • by Design .org
    June 12, 2010
  • Sketch by Brock Elliott

    With design students, there is the 2/13/2 Rule. Allow me to explain.

    A Visual Design student who is signed up for my upcoming Typography course wrote to me and asked what he could read during the summer to get ready for the Fall semester class. It about knocked my serifs right off. Where was he hiding his apathy? How dare he, during the sacred summer months, think about preparing for entering a demanding and increasingly competitive career field by preparing early for a class?

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    by Tom Hapgood
    June 9, 2010
  • ARTS 4613 University of Arkansas Art Department, The State of Web Design slide

    There's a question at the end of this post. I'd love your feedback on how to teach web design.

    Literally every time I teach basic web design (once a year), I have to update my skills and materials, including:

    • adding and subtracting slides from my lecture slide shows
    • learning new features of the programs used to create Web sites
    • grasping and testing the latest web and social trends (location, 'tweeting' what you purchase, supposed competitors to Facebook, etc.)
    • discussing the latest delivery devices upon which people will be seeing web sites
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    by Tom Hapgood
    May 29, 2010
  • My students are excited about the new Adobe CS5 Master Collection we just had installed on the lab computers. (Well, they’re as excited as summer school students can get, anyway.) They’re excited about its new features they’ve been hearing about, from Photoshop CS5’s “Content-Aware Fill” to the Code Snippets panel in Flash. It is always an exciting time to be a designer and design instructor, and be able to teach the new features. The software tools are getting better all the time and promise much. In fact, here’s what Adobe says about the latest CS5 offerings:

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    by Tom Hapgood
    May 18, 2010
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