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Entries from the Design Blog in the students category.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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