Seeing the Future! A Guide to Visual Communication

Seeing the future - A guide to visual communication.

Because two minds are better than one – Howtoons has teamed up with Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam, to create a drawing and ideation guide that helps get those big ideas down on paper.  This has been a huge project it is a 20 page document filled with drawing and inventing tips.  We are extremely excited to share this project and would love to know what you think.  Enjoy!

via Howtoons » Seeing the Future! A Guide to Visual Communication.


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Lets-a Make-a Pizza Pie

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lets-a make-a pizza pie.


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Information Design

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Expert Advice For Students and Young Web Designers

Required reading for any of my students. Think that we are going to have an assignment about this next week…

Our readers have requested that Smashing Magazine conduct an interview with industry leaders on issues that are relevant to students and those just starting off in their design career. With the help of our panel of 16 designers, we’ll dispense advice that should help new designers get their career off to a promising start. We’ve asked a few different questions to each of the designers; you’ll see all of their responses below.

via Group Interview: Expert Advice For Students and Young Web Designers – Smashing Magazine.


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2009 – Infographic Video

This week I am starting a new class that I am really excited about &emdash; Information Design. The first week project is designing an infographic that presents a large amount of data in an easy to digest format.

To all of my students, if you turn in something this good, you get an automatic A+ in the class.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 15th, 2010 — No Comments


MTV logo changes, stays same

MTV Logo Design

After 29 years, MTV unveils a logo ‘refresh’ – like many of its viewers, the network has become a little wider and a little fatter.

via Creative Review – MTV logo changes, stays same.


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Designers These Days…

  • have a good design sense and understand the fundamentals / design principals.
  • know all the major design software including the entire Adobe Creative Suite.
  • have some basic video editing skills.
  • know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

About a hundred more at the link…

via Designers These Days… | CSS-Tricks.


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