Shel Perkins. Talent is not enough: business secrets for designers

The best business guide for design professionals just got better! This revised and expanded second edition includes everything designers need — besides talent —...

Jocelyn Glei. Maximize your potential

Success isn't about being the best. It's about always getting better.Can you step outside your comfort zone? Bounce back from failure? Build new skills? Tapping...

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.

Looking Closer 5: Critical Writings on Graphic Design

Looking Closer 5 (2007) The final installment in this acclaimed series offers astute and controversial discussions on contemporary graphic design from 2001 to 2005. This...

Gayaneh Bagdasaryan speaks about Serebro Nabora Type Conference

Gayaneh Bagdasaryan is the force behind type conference Serebro Nabora. Get aquainted with some names from the Russian design landscape.

Khoi Vinh. The obstacles are the same as the opportunities

Khoi Vinh was born in 1971 in Saigon, Vietnam, and immigrated to the United States three and a half years later. He graduated in 1993 from Otis College of Art and Design, where he majored in communication design with a focus on illustration. In 2001, he joined several colleagues in founding Behavior, a design studio, which he helped manage and run for four years. Since January 2006, he has worked at The New York Times as the Design Director for Vinh also writes about design at his personal blog, Subtraction (

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...

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.

Richard Turley. A peek inside the design process at Bloomberg

The latest Bloomberg Businessweek cover -- illustrating the unsexy topic of aviation mergers in perhaps the most sexy way possible -- earned what's becoming...

Cory Schmitz. Graphic Designer for PlayStation, Oculus, Indie Games, and More

A picture might be worth a thousand words but a good logo is a promise. Graphic design should be functional, in an accessible form....

A conversation with Modise BlackDice of Negritude Republic

Modise BlackDice speaks about the hurdles he had to take to become an graphic designer in South Africa.

The Universal Arts of Graphic Design. A PBS Arts Documentary

Though often overlooked, Graphic Design surrounds us: it is the signs we read, the products we buy, and the rooms we inhabit. Graphic designers find beauty within limitations, working towards the ultimate goal of visually communicating a message. Utilizing a language of type and imagery, graphic designers try to make every aspect of our lives defined and beautiful.

Hans Ulrich Obrist is everywhere. Interviews

The nec plus ultra in written conversations with contempary cultural icons: Interviews by Swiss-born curator Hans Ulrich Obricht, Volume 1 (2003) and Volume 2...

Andrew Howard. Personal Views

Andrew Howard coordinates the Personal Views Conference. It is an attempt to explore where the boundaries of contemporary practice lie. Series Six asked speakers to trace their personal design journeys.

Paula Scher. Do What You’ve Never Done Before

Sometimes you have to ignore the brief, says renowned designer and artist Paula Scher. With a dry wit, Scher takes us behind-the-scenes on four...