Archive for the ‘FREELANCE TALENT’ Category

It is during the two-hour commute to his San Francisco office that Oliver Wenz, director of user experience at Cisco Systems, first begins pondering how fundamentally flawed the North American system of work is.

A self-described non-traditional worker, Wenz despises conventional offices and the day-to-day lifestyle that comes with them. He sees the energy of the commute as “a complete waste of a lot of brains that sit there in a chasm of being unable to do anything else.” He says it’s ecologically and economically “just wrong.”

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He is instead drawn to this new world of work where collaboration reigns supreme and creativity and innovation are not forced to fit into the confines of a 9-to-5 work day, a siloed job, or a tiny, segregated cubicle. He turns to companies like Google as an example and sees the tech industry as the leader of the pack, questioning the conventions of the typical office and creating spaces that weren’t seen in the decades before.

To learn more please visit: Innovation through Collaboration – LINK

No one likes dealing with problems. They force us to take a detour away from what we really want to accomplish while we stop and untangle them. But here’s the thing about problems – they’re the genesis for good ideas. They provide the opening for solutions, which in turn give you a leg up on your career. The stronger your fundamentals and core competencies are, the better position you put yourself in when you make your moves, whether it’s a play for new business or showing how your designs provide value far beyond the aesthetic layer. 

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Admittedly, this is a lofty, nuanced question. And it insinuates that something is broken. Nothing is broken here, but there is always room for improvement. Like, is design too indulgent for its own good? Or maybe designers have trouble conveying their importance to clients? Or there is a lack of diversity within the industry? We gave our subjects free rein to go in whatever direction they deemed to be the most troubling, so you’ll see all of these topics and more covered in the following responses. The feedback provides a chance for self-reflection, to see if you’re guilty of any of them, while also serving as an ongoing checklist to make sure you’re doing everything you can to be at your best.

To learn more please visit: How to fix design – LINK

Pantone has announced Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the Color of the Year for 2015.

“While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

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Marsala for Fashion

Marsala was a hit on the Spring 2015 runways with fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2015; Daniel Silverstain, Hervé Léger by Max Azria and Dennis Basso incorporated the hue into their collections. The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant statement color when the color is used on its own or as a compelling accent when paired with many other colors.

To learn more please visit:  PANTONE – LINK

This past week I finished a photo shoot in Missouri with a great photographer named Topher Cox. Topher grew up in New York City where he learned his photography skills from the world around him. His father was a photographer and his mother was an art director. As a child his life was on sets, where he absorbed the workings of a photo shoot at the same time he was learning to walk and talk.

Topher continued his photo education by assisting some of New York’s top photographers. Again, he learned by watching and doing. Although he is working as a photographer on his own now he still feels that you never stop learning.

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Topher works out of his studio in Newton, MA and on location. He continues to return to New York for work and play.

To learn more please visit: Topher Cox Photography – LINK

Nearly 4 months into the new year and it has been very productive so I wanted to highlight a couple of interests. Just before the doors closed on 2012 I was fortunate to reengage with a local entrepreneur who opens businesses that many of us just dream about. Naturally anyone creative would want to be a part of his vision/s so I met with owner Ray Willis to discuss ideas surrounding his new business – RC Cars of Boston. We collaborated previously on his identity for Spadafora Choppers so RC Cars of Boston purposefully ties strongly to the Spadafora brand. Spadafora Choppers was a big success so I’m hoping as this new identity continues rolling out it will be matched with equal excitement and praise.

For the past few years I’ve also been working with a great organization named Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. It’s a dedicated team of highly motivated individuals coming together for a great cause. Colleagues I’ve worked with in the past recommended the opportunity which was a chance to give back and help those less fortunate. My charge was to help call to attention and promote an annual sock drive also supported by the Boston Red Sox. I designed a unique logo “One Size Fits All” which was applied to posters, direct mail and online. Additionally I’ve worked with BHCHP to design their marathon T-Shirts each year so it’s more than rewarding to produce creative that really makes a difference.

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There’s a number of other new pieces of creative to explore including some spec creative for Beth Israel Deaconess and Westchester Medical Center to name a couple.

To see those examples and more please visit: Michael Pratt Design – LINK

The Art Directors Club has today launched ADC Young Guns For Good to connect top-notch international creative talent with charitable causes to help bridge the gap between the quality of work these charities are doing, and the quality of creative representing them in marketing materials.

The inaugural project for ADC Young Guns For Good is a partnership with Google Creative Lab through which ADC Young Guns artists will design $1 million worth of advertising that will run in USA TODAY to benefit charities involved with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

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Google Creative Lab in New York, recent winner of the USA TODAY 2012 Print Competition, has elected to donate the prize – $1 million in advertising media spend – to focus on charities benefiting Hurricane Sandy relief.

Empire State Relief Fund, Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and DonorsChoose.org will each be paired up with one ADC Young Gun to develop and execute a full-page color ad in USA TODAY in April. ADC Young Guns will have the opportunity to express interest in participating in the program through March 22.

Art Directors Club – LINK

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Two Designers Exploring Sustainability Worldwide is a new publication by Aart van Bezooyen and Paula Rache that brings together six months of making new friends, photographing local impressions and collecting materials. Together with almost 60 designers, entrepreneurs and change-makers from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan they are sharing personal experiences, project examples and local culture to inspire and enable a more sustainable future.

Aart and Paula started the project in 2011 to get a better understanding of the fuzzy concept of sustainability and its role and importance for design. During 184 days, they were exploring a dozen countries to discover sustainable solutions in materials and design worldwide. During their journey they offered inspiring lectures and hands-on workshops to teach and learn about the local issues and practices of designers.

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“The book is a MUST for everybody who considers herself or himself a designer of the future,” commented Zuzanna Skalska, a recognized trend researcher who is one of the first readers. With this book Aart and Paula are bringing together the people, places and things they discovered during their travels to share their experiences. Personal contributions from the designers, entrepreneurs and change-makers they met are combined with local impressions and inspiring items discovered along their way. With designers making skateboards out of bamboo, researchers improving packaging products, children doing green studies in the jungle and surprising ways of (re)using materials, this book is an encouraging sustainable snapshot of what is happening in the world today.

Proceeds from the book will go to the Viva con Agua, a charity organization that supports people with clean drinking water worldwide.

It’s Not Easy Being Green – LINK

Seeking accomplished Account Manager to join our award-winning advertising agency.

Are you an energetic, effective Account Manager looking to play an active role in managing and growing business in a dynamic agency environment?

Key Requirements:
• 7 – 10 years of progressive agency or marketing firm experience in an account service capacity, or internal communications group experience in client environment
• Working knowledge of agency practices, client service approaches and agency systems
• Excellent communications and presentation skills
• Excellent writing skills for client communications (creative briefs, strategic overviews)
• Ability to collaborate with creative director, writers and art directors
• Experience managing website development/launch projects
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Familiarity with online media, web, social media
• Comfortable in new business presentations

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Key Skills:
Resourcefulness, verbal and written communications skills, multi-tasking, organizational abilities, project management.

Job description:
The Account Manager will enhance communication between client and agency and be responsible for ensuring that client needs are met — managing deliverables and ensuring that strategy, creative and produced materials are delivered in timely and effective fashion. Working closely with the creative director and account planner, the position involves the development of budgets, strategies and marketing/communications plans. Candidate must have the ability to project manage the development and quality-control of client’s website sitemap, content, programming & testing leading up to launch. The position also involves participating in agency new business presentations.

We currently have full time permanent and full time free-lance/contract work available. Please specify which opportunity you are applying for.

Who we are:
Bennett Group is an award-winning fast paced integrated marketing agency in Seaport Boston, with clients in healthcare, retail and business-to-business. Our work includes online, social media, print, direct, television, radio, and collateral and customer relationship marketing programs.

Please send resume and salary requirements to Linda Gieg at email provided. We offer competitive salary based on experience, a full benefits package and profit sharing.

Bennett Group – LINK

Linda Gieg email: Linda@bennettgrouponline.com

You probably already have Matt Spencer’s photography in your home right now. As a celebrated commercial fashion photographer, Fortune 500 companies and international publications are tapping into his creative vision in order to connect with consumers around the world. You’ll find his work everywhere, Photo District News, Seventeen Magazine, to Beauty Launchpad and many more, as well as countless online publications.

Matt Spencer Photography – LINK

The metaio Creator is a new software that will enable non-developers to create and deploy Augmented Reality experiences with no coding necessary. The application is the next step in Augmented Reality content production, and was specifically designed for non-developers, designers and people who have the desire to create amazing AR experience but wish to do so without using a hard-coding environment.
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The metaio Creator is compatible with junaio and can be used to quickly deploy custom, cloud-based AR content to Android and iOS devices. Developers and Creator users alike will benefit from an upcoming junaio update that will allow for HTML and JavaScript interactions and dramatically increase the possibilities for mobile experiences.

Future versions of the metaio Creator will allow for the deployment of content to all of metaio’s software, from the popular metaio Mobile SDK all the way to offline experiences using the metaio PC SDK.

“Augmented Reality production used to be restricted to developers and programmers,” said metaio CEO and Co-Founder Thomas Alt. “The metaio Creator will change that by enabling even beginners to effortlessly create and launch AR experiences.”

“metaio Creator – Link”

From Nothing Something, A Documentary on the Creative Process – WATCH VIDEO

A feature film directed by Tim Cawley, From Nothing, Something profiles creative thinkers across a spectrum of disciplines and finds the methods, habits, beliefs and neuroses that lead to breakthrough ideas. This is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process – straight from the brains of some of our culture’s most accomplished and inspiring talents.

Director Tim Cawley tapped frequent collaborators at Brickyard VFX to produce his feature documentary From Nothing, Something, through their feature division, Brickyard Filmworks. The documentary chronicles the creative processes behind such great minds as Tom Perrotta, Sara Quin of Tegan & Sara, Neville Page, Preston Scott Cohen, Huma Bhabha and others ranging from cancer researchers to celebrity chefs, to uncover where people get their ideas and how they bring them to fruition. The film premieres Sunday, April 29 at the 10th annual Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston), in Boston, Massachusetts.

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A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who is part of George Gabin’s – Student Retrospective Fundraiser. Over the past week we’ve collected a total of 65 pieces of original artwork and creative from over 50 exceptionally talented artists. The show has been hung with care and you’ll leave awestruck thanks to the talents of Debra Olin and Greg Kitterle.

Sunday, December 4th is the last day of the show which is an initiative and fundraiser to celebrate a master, a mentor and a friend to many. The show/Open House opens at 12:00pm and the Reception will begin at 2:00pm where the culinary talents of Crystal Paris Brown will be revealed. Although the show ends at 5:00pm I hope to extend the offerings online by posting all the work with additional details to follow.

We hope to have George downstairs to the Gallery between the times of 3:00 – 3:30pm. Please try to be punctual and relax with refreshments and fantastic finger foods that will be available at your leisure. I’ve also created a looping slideshow of images paced with music that will give you a sneak preview to George’s show in February at the Chase Young Gallery. Next to the slideshow will be a book to write something special that you’d like to share with George.

If you were able to contribute to the show please try to be present when the reception closes at 5:00pm so you can depart with your artwork if it hasn’t sold. If you can’t be present I’ll store the artwork at my home until we can arrange a day/time to get together.

Thank you again and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the show.

Sincerely,

Michael.

Here are some useful links to follow:

Facebook Page
Brickbottom Gallery
Chase Young Gallery
Montserrat College of Art
Stone/Gabin Galleries

Brickbottom Gallery – December 2, 3, 4 | Open House December 4, 2011 12:00 – 5:00pm. Reception 2:00 – 5:00pm

The featured image is from contributing artist Gail Wartell and is titled “At The Surface” which is a 12″x16″ Acrylic painting that you can see in person on December 2, 3, 4.

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the drop off days this weekend to contribute your time and artwork. We had a great turnout and the walls at the Brickbottom Gallery will be filled with exceptional work. The fundraising exhibition opens this weekend so please tell family + friends + students & alumni of Montserrat College of Art + members of the Brickbottom Artist Association. The Open House is December 4th and there will be a reception from 2:00 – 5:00pm with small refreshments available. I will followup with another posting when I can try to secure an accurate time that George will be able to attend the reception.

For those of you who contributed your work thank you again and please try to be present at the close of the exhibition on December 4th at 5:00pm so you can leave with your work in hand if it doesn’t sell. If you can’t be present I will take your art with me to store in my home until we can arrange a day/time to pickup your work.

Have a great week and I’ll look forward to seeing everyone this weekend.

Sincerely,

Michael Pratt.

Here are some useful links to follow:

Facebook Page
Brickbottom Gallery
Chase Young Gallery
Montserrat College of Art
Stone/Gabin Galleries

Brickbottom Gallery – December 2, 3, 4 | Open House December 4, 2011 12:00 – 5:00pm.

Happy Thanksgiving! I would like to take this time to let everyone know that this is the last call for artwork for the show at the Brickbottom Gallery and we have a lot of space to fill. I will be at the gallery this coming Saturday and Sunday (November 26 + 27) from 12:00pm – 2:00pm to collect and store the art for the show. Whether you’re attending the Open House or intend to display a piece of art please send me an email letting me know. I will need a headcount to properly prepare the space to hang the show and I’ll also need to send you a Loan Agreement form to fill out. Knowing the amount of attendees will also help with organizing refreshments for the Open House on December 4th. Below is a brief description + all the links and content you need to participate and stay informed. Thank you.

Happy Holidays! The Brickbottom Gallery will be having a special weekend retrospective of students work to celebrate a special man, a passionate painter, a great teacher and a dedicated mentor, George Gabin. The goal is to reunite students and alumni who know George and to have an opportunity to display a piece of your work that beautifully captures your creative abilities. The show will be a fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds going toward materials for George’s show at the Chase Young Gallery opening in February 2012. A catalog for the show is currently being designed and will be available soon.

Drop off dates for the show will be at the Brickbottom Gallery on Saturday November 26th & Sunday November 27th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. There will be a small label for you to fill out indicating your name, city + state, title of your work, price to purchase and year you went to Montserrat (optional). We will need assistance gathering the work and hanging the show so if we can get a few more bodies to help out during the hanging + drop off dates to make sure the work is stored properly with the form/label completed it would be helpful.

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Here are some useful links to follow:

Facebook Page
Brickbottom Gallery
Chase Young Gallery
Montserrat College of Art
Stone/Gabin Galleries

Please send me a personal email if you intend to display a piece of work and/or attend the Open House. Without the artwork to fill the gallery the Open House won’t be possible and a headcount will help with refreshments. A small photo/JPEG would also be helpful so we can layout the gallery properly.
My email is: michael@michaelprattdesign.com

Thank you!!

Brickbottom Gallery – December 2, 3, 4 | Open House December 4, 2011 12:00 – 5:00pm.

I would like to take this time to let everyone know that this is the second to last call for artwork for the show at the Brickbottom Gallery and we have a lot of space to fill. Whether you’re attending the show or intend to display a piece of art please send me an email letting me know. I will need a headcount to properly prepare the space to hang the show and I’ll also need to send you a Loan Agreement form to fill out. Knowing the amount of attendees will also help with organizing refreshments for the Open House on December 4th. Below is a brief description + all the links and content you need to participate and stay informed. Thank you.

Happy Holidays! The Brickbottom Gallery will be having a special weekend retrospective of students work to celebrate a special man, a passionate painter, a great teacher and a dedicated mentor, George Gabin. The goal is to reunite students and alumni who know George and to have an opportunity to display a piece of your work that beautifully captures your creative abilities. The show will be a fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds going toward materials for George’s show at the Chase Young Gallery opening in February 2012. A catalog for the show is currently being designed and will be available soon.

Drop off dates for the show will be at the Brickbottom Gallery on Saturday November 26th & Sunday November 27th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. There will be a small label for you to fill out indicating your name, city + state, title of your work, price to purchase and year you went to Montserrat (optional). We will need assistance gathering the work and hanging the show so if we can get a few more bodies to help out during the hanging + drop off dates to make sure the work is stored properly with the form/label completed it would be helpful.

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Here are some useful links to follow:

Facebook Page
Brickbottom Gallery
Chase Young Gallery
Montserrat College of Art
Stone/Gabin Galleries

Please send me a personal email if you intend to display a piece of work and/or attend the Open House. Without the artwork to fill the gallery the Open House won’t be possible and a headcount will help with refreshments. A small photo/JPEG would also be helpful so we can layout the gallery properly.
My email is: michael@michaelprattdesign.com

Thank you!!

Brickbottom Gallery – December 2, 3, 4 | Open House December 4, 2011 12:00 – 5:00pm.

Happy Holidays! The Brickbottom Gallery will be having a special weekend retrospective of students work to celebrate a special man, a passionate painter, a great teacher and a dedicated mentor, George Gabin. The goal is to reunite students and alumni who know George and to have an opportunity to display a piece of your work that beautifully captures your creative abilities. The show will be a fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds going toward materials for George’s show at the Chase Young Gallery opening in February 2012. A catalog for the show is currently being designed and will be available soon.

Drop off dates for the show will be at the Brickbottom Gallery on Saturday November 26th & Sunday November 27th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. There will be a small label for you to fill out indicating your name, city + state, title of your work, price to purchase and year you went to Montserrat (optional). We will need assistance gathering the work and hanging the show so if we can get a few more bodies to help out during the hanging + drop off dates to make sure the work is stored properly with the form/label completed it would be helpful.

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Here are some useful links to follow:

Facebook Page
Brickbottom Gallery
Chase Young Gallery
Montserrat College of Art
Stone/Gabin Galleries

Please send me a personal email if you intend to display a piece of work and/or attend the Open House. Without the artwork to fill the gallery the Open House won’t be possible and a headcount will help with refreshments. A small photo/JPEG would also be helpful so we can layout the gallery properly.
My email is: michael@michaelprattdesign.com

Thank you!!

The John Hancock Boston Marathon Nonprofit Program has generously awarded Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) with non-qualified runner entries for the 2012 Boston Marathon.

BHCHP is thrilled to have this opportunity for the second year and we are looking for committed runners who are dedicated to furthering BHCHP’s mission.

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If you do not have a marathon number for the 2012 Boston Marathon and are interested in running as a member of Team BHCHP or want to learn more, please click here.

Already have a bib for 2012 but still want to be part of a team and help make a difference? Please click here.

Logo design by Michael Pratt Design. Please click here to view more work.

Please click here to learn more about the 2012 Boston Marathon.

Please click here to learn more about the BHCHP.

Tim McDonagh spent his younger years growing up in a rural part of America, surrounded by rattlesnakes and snapping turtles which in turn led to his fascination of animals. Tim takes a more traditional approach to illustration using brush and Indian ink to draw the image and then applying limited colour palettes digitally.

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Some of Tim’s clients & publications include:
Wired Magazine
Field & Stream Magazine
Guys Hospital
Soup Digital Agency
Computer Arts Magazine
Westminster University
Creative Review
Vodaphone
Dont Panic
Dutch Uncle Agency
&&& Design Agency

Tim is also represented by Illustration Agency Handsome Frank, please email hello@handsomefrank.com to get in touch.

To contact Tim directly his email is: tim@mcdonaghillustration.com

To see more of Tim’s work please click here.

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Commodities speculation has a very human cost and this video was produced by Patrick Clair for the documentary series HungryBeast on Australia’s ABC1.

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Patrick Clair is a motion designer from Sydney, Australia who specializes in visualizing information and directing design teams. He produces segments for factual TV shows and direct short documentary content and other times he enjoys promos and music visuals, often for youth or music brands.

Patrick works with people like Andrew Denton, The Chaser, MTV, Granada, TEDxSydney, Smirnoff, Billabong, Eskimo Joe, Frame Set Match, Fuel, Taxi Films, Resolution Design, SBS and the ABC.

To learn more please click here.

Making Great Illustration examines the work of some of the world’s best illustrators, with images of their artwork, photographic portraits and shots of their studios, it lifts the lid on the generally hidden processes involved in the creation of illustration from concept to finished work. The book covers a wide range of illustrative practice looking at both the conceptual and practical approaches of this huge variety of artists, and since each one has been interviewed face to face it uniquely offers a special glimpse into their world and thinking not found elsewhere.

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Making Great Illustration has ten sections, covering a wide range of work from design and advertising, political illustration, children’s books, surface pattern and fashion illustration through to graphic novels and reportage illustration.

Amongst the many artists included are: Javier Mariscal, Marian Bantjes, Alex Trochut, Quentin Blake, Dave Mckean, Yuko Shimizu, David Downton, Kitty Crowther (winner of the Astrid Lindgren Award 2010), Matthew Cook, Laura Carlin and Ronald Searle. Chapters are also introduced by internationally recognised clients, agents and museum curators within each field, offering some interesting additional perspectives on illustration.

To purchase the book at Amazon click here.

To learn more about the book and authors please click here.

To learn more specifically about Dave McKean please click here.

With a personality equal parts easygoing and driven, plus a dash of astute wit, Ian is an ideal creative companion.

A native of picturesque Melton Mowbury in England, Ian has wrought his sense of style, obsession with detail and impeccable work ethics into a photography career that approaches the two-decade mark.

Ian’s skill with the camera and profound knowledge of the equipment and its possibilities make each project sparkle with creative freedom and originality. Not only does Ian create beautiful images – he brings to life a world in which products tell a story and people shine with an inner glow.

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Ian’s current studio located in the metro Boston area is the launching base to assignments that have take him to places like Iceland, Italy, France, England, Brazil, Hawaii and throughout the United States. Ian’s unwavering dedication continues to compose celebrated work for print & web based advertising and catalogs.

Please click here to see Ian’s catalog of work.

For over 20 years, Michael Indresano has been meticulously creating award-winning photography in his South Boston studio. Conveniently located and set up to provide full-service production support, the Indresano Studio is a creative workshop that is always comfortable and really, really clean.

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Adobe and Cut&Paste announced the call for competitors for the Cut&Paste signature event, the Digital Design Tournament. This “Iron Chef” for design tour is held live in 12 cities worldwide.

Cut&Paste is a social arena for showcasing design talent and creating opportunities for designers – a global movement of artists, firms and media working to strengthen creative networks through events and local support.

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The “design as spectator sport” approach that it brings to 2D, 3D and motion/animation competitions will be showcased live on stage in 12 design capitals – Beijing, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Tel Aviv, London, Berlin, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Seoul.

Cut&Paste’s sponsor Adobe’s Senior Worldwide Design Evangelist Rufus Deuchler has outlined a number of key techniques that will give competitors an edge in the competition. Available at adobe.com/go/cutandpaste, Rufus’ video tips focus on how to create spectacular designs quickly and efficiently in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, which is crucial for competitors working under the extremely tight deadlines the tournament imposes.

Cut&Paste Website

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Kim Pimmel shot this video by combining everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism.

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Time-lapse sequences: Nikon D90, Nikkor 60mm macro lens and custom built intervalometer.
Motion-control: Arduino driven scanner platform and mirror rigs
Score: Ableton Live

Kim Pimmel – http://www.kimpimmel.com/

When the Boston agency, MMB wanted to create three new spots for their new Subway Fresh Fit campaign, they turned to Charlex for all the live-action, design and VFX work.

The first spot, That’s a Lot, opens with images of greasy burgers frying on a grill. It then switches to a series of seemingly innocent images: kiddie pools, birdbaths and water coolers. These items-typically filled with water-are instead filled with grease in order to visually illustrate how much grease fast food chains use in a single year. “The concept from the agency was to use strong and graphic images to get this message across, and they asked me to help visually portray the grease in ways that were impactful but not too off-putting,” commented Ryan Dunn, Charlex CD.

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“Once we had established the look and behavior of the grease as well as how it was going to be shot, I developed an editorial style that moves between wide and tight shots in order to break up the rhythm and ‘feel’ the vastness instead of just see it,” Dunn added. “I didn’t want to make it about anything except visualizing the statistic in a strong, simply manner. So the shots are all locked off, and any animation besides the opening hose pour was peripheral. A flock of birds in the sky, for instance, or a bubble gurgling through a water cooler filled with grease.” This approach really helped focus the impact of the spot as well as the density of the images that the team later composited together.

Boston Agency, MMB – http://www.mmb580.com/

New York Design Studio, Charlex – http://www.charlex.com/

The AIGA|Aquent Survey of Design Salaries is the most comprehensive annual survey of compensation data for the communication design profession in the United States. Each year for more than a decade, it has been commissioned by AIGA, the professional association for design, with the support of Aquent, AIGA’s official sponsor for professional development, and in cooperation with Communication Arts magazine.

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The AIGA|Aquent Survey of Design Salaries 2011 draws from an extensive pool of designers and others allied with the profession nationwide, and includes responses from more than 7,000 design professionals. This year’s survey featured a revised list of positions and descriptions for which data were collected. Due to the change in definitions, comparison with previous years’ data is not included. However, these updates to the survey will increase the usefulness of results in 2011 and subsequent years. For insights into the current state of the design economy, see the article from AIGA’s executive director.

http://designsalaries.org/

Jeffrey Coolidge studied film and photography with Jerome Liebling and Elaine Mayes at Hampshire College. He opened his first studio in 1982. He now lives and works in a bucolic town just west of Boston.

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Jeffrey is known for his creative lighting techniques and clean compositions. His clients include, Boston Scientific, Staples, Johnson & Johnson, Dunkin Donuts and MasterCard.

http://coolidgestudio.com/

iF Concept Design Award 2012, the international competition for up-and-coming talent, is now open for entries.

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Students in the fields of design, architecture, marketing and engineering from all over the world are invited to submit their innovative, trend-setting ideas and concepts.

Deadline for entries is January 10, 2012.

Read more:
http://www.ifdesign.de/talents_home_e

Andrey Shch’s work is as unique as it is inspirational, and the artist’s hand precision and ability can rival (and in my opinion, exceed) any computer software. This kind of talent does not appear overnight, but is honed through years of hard work and dedication.
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There is no absolute certainty in Andrey’s work which spans Graphic Design, Illustration and Typography. Not in a single line. I go along with my intuition and just let my hand feel where to do draw the line and where to curve it, what to do or not to do.

Click here to see some amazing examples of his talent.
http://www.sgr.kiev.ua/

Dobak Zsolt is a young designer from Budapest, Hungary. He creates cool abstract work & photo manipulations.And he is the current winner of this months World Collabs Design contest.Now lets see what else he did.
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