Jennifer Heuer. Be wary of overthinking a project

Jennifer Heuer is a book designer based in Brooklyn. Formerly a designer at HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, she now runs her own studio out of the Pencil Factory.

Akira Kobayashi at Linotype

The Japanese type designer Akira Kobayashi was born in 1960. He studied at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo from 1979 to 1983, and...

Stefan Sagmeister. The Star Wars poster is ultimately a piece of...

Maverick graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister explains why he thinks that record cover designs will always be superior to film posters in this exclusive interview.Sagmeister,...

Aaron Marcus. Understanding by Design

Aaron Marcus is a visionary thinker, designer, and writer, well-respected in international professional communities associated with Web, user interface, human factors, graphic design, publishing, and desktop software application development.

Fluxus is a graphic designers dream

Focus on '60s art movement Fluxus, and its relevance to graphic design today

I Used to Be a Design Student: 50 Graphic Designers Then...

This book offers a rare chance to read what graphic designers feel about their education and profession. Fifty influential designers give the low-down about...

Jocelyn Glei. Manage your day-to-day

Stop doing busywork. Start doing your best work.Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find...

Akira Kobayashi. Transcending typo boundaries

Akira Kobayashi is a solid, world-renowned type designer. His diverse typefaces cover the gamut of display type, historic revivals and a whole lot of rock-solid text typefaces. Over the past two decades, he’s racked up numerous prizes in type competitions and also completed typefaces for innumerable foundries, taught type design and has collaborated with the best type designers in Europe, Japan and the Americas.

Peter Saville. Music and art

He has never made or produced a record, but Peter Saville is one of the most important people in British pop. Saville’s sleeve designs for OMD, Roxy Music and most famously, for Factory records have changed the way that we think about pop music. Along with his schoolfriend, Malcolm Garrett (the man responsible for the early Buzzcocks’ sleeves), Saville was a major player in a graphic design revolution that converged with the convulsions that were happening in pop at the end of the 1970s. If Jamie Reid’s cut and paste covers were the image equivalent of the punk sound, then Saville and Garrett’s more abstract, impersonal designs were the visual analogue of post-punk.

Wim Crouwel at the Design Museum (2)

Dezeen interviewed Dutch graphic designer Wim Crouwel on the eve of the opening of the 2011 exhibition 'Wim Crouwel – A Graphic Design Odyssey' at the Design Museum in London. In this second movie, Crouwel talks in more depth about stages of his career.

Folkert Gorter. Thinking In The Future Tense

Folkert Gorter is functioning on a different level than the rest of us. The interaction designer and high concept community creator is the man behind online arenas such as SpaceCollective and Cargo, not to mention his own design studio, Superfamous.

10+ Ways to Shake Up your Designer Toolbox

Artist vs. artisan. The profession was on many occasions split between these two views on what a designer is. Here’s a curated list of tools - from long forgotten, to widely used, and not yet on the market - to get you inspired, and perhaps ditch or swap some favourite tools yourself.

Simon Renaud. Everything to discover

French designer Simon Renaud speaks about his career and inspirations. What is your story?After graduating from the ESAD in Strasbourg, I went to Poland for...

David Kelley. How to build your creative confidence

Is your school or workplace divided into "creatives" versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley of Ideo suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few.

Andrew Shea. Designing for Social Change

Identified as a “place to start” by renowned designer and social entrepreneur, William Drenttel, Designing for Social Change by Andrew Shea, is an insightful guidebook and designer’s...