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Jim KrauseVisual Design: Things you need to know. Told in Helvetica and Dingbats.
In this excerpt from Visual Design: Ninety-five things you need to know. Told in Helvetica and Dingbats, Jim Krause offers advice on aspects of visual design, including graphic simplication, building with shapes, thematic imagery, effects, representational art, photography, cropping and containment, and objects as windows.
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By Jim KrauseNov 10, 2014
Working with Panels in Adobe Illustrator CC (2014 release)
This chapter from Illustrator CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release) will help you become more intimately acquainted with the Illustrator interface features that you will be using continually as you work: the panels.
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By Elaine Weinmann, Peter LourekasOct 23, 2014
Sandee CohenWorking with Objects in Adobe InDesign CC (2014 release)
Although InDesign is not a full-fledged drawing program such as Adobe Illustrator, you can use InDesign’s tools to create a wide variety of effects by distorting, moving, resizing, duplicating, and aligning objects. Sandee Cohen shows you how in this excerpt from InDesign CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release).
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By Sandee CohenOct 16, 2014
David Airey10 Practical Logo Design Tips
David Airey, author of Logo Design Love: A guide to creating iconic brand identities, 2nd Edition, shares ten tips that will help you think about how to design better logos.
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By David AireyOct 14, 2014

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Blogs

Laura RossLive Twitterview with Erik Spiekermann

Join acclaimed type designer Erik Spiekermann for a fascinating Twitterview about the brand new third edition of THE guide to typography, Stop Stealing Sheep & find out how type works, currently celebrating 20 years as one of the world's best-selling books on designing with type.

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By Laura RossCommentsJanuary 9, 2014
Topics: Typography,Design
Laura RossRise of the DEO Twitterview Transcript

On October 1, @Peachpit sat down with the @RiseoftheDEO authors for an inspirational Twitterview about their new book. Relive the fun with this transcript of the event.

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By Laura RossCommentsOctober 1, 2013
Topics: Design
Laura RossLive Twitterview with Rise of the DEO authors

Join Facebook Director of Design Maria Giudice and Startup mentor Christopher Ireland for a fascinating Twitterview about their new book, Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design. A “DEO,” short for Design Executive Officer and a play on “CEO,” is a hybrid of strategic business executive and creative problem-solver. DEOs are able to lead with a mix of imagination and metrics.


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By Laura RossCommentsSeptember 17, 2013
Topics: Design
Laura RossUser Group of the Month Q&A: New York InDesign User Group

Each month we will select one User Group that has been exceptional in their communication with meeting updates, giveaway requests and book reviews and ask them to share some insights and tips with us. This week, we turn the spotlight on New York InDesign User Group as our UG of the Month!

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By Laura RossCommentsFebruary 19, 2013
Topics: Design,Adobe InDesign

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