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AUDIO DESIGN MATTERS 2009-2013

Jessica Walsh
Jessica Walsh is a designer, art director, and illustrator working in New York City. She is a partner at the New York based design studio, Sagmeister & Walsh and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. Her work has won numerous design awards from the Type Director’s Club, Art Director’s Club, SPD, Print, and Graphis. She has received various celebrated distinctions including Computer Art’s “Top Rising Star in Design”, an Art Director’s Club “Young Guns” award, and Print Magazine’s

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In 1995, during the making of his TV series Triumph of the Nerds about the birth of the PC, Bob Cringely did a memorable hour-long interview with Steve Jobs. It was 10 years since Jobs had left Apple following a bruising struggle with John Sculley, the CEO he had brought into the company. At the time of the interview Jobs was running NeXT, the niche computer company he had founded after leaving Apple. During the interview, Jobs was at his charismatic best – witty, outspoken, visionary. In the end, only a part of the interview was used in the series and the rest was thought lost. But recently a VHS copy was found in the series director’s garage. Now, cleaned up with modern technology, and put into context by Cringely, the entire interview will be screened in Landmark Theatres. — (C) Official Site

Chip Kidd is a designer and writer in New York. His book cover designs for Alfred A. Knopf, where he has worked since 1986, have helped create a revolution in the art of American book packaging. Kidd has published two novels, The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners, as well as Batman: Death by Design, an original graphic novel published by DC Comics and illustrated by Dave Taylor. He is also the author of several books about comics, notably Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. SchulzMythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex RossBatman: Animated, and Jack Cole and Plasticman (with Art Spiegelman).

Don Norman: Designing For People

Expert of hunan centered design, Don Norman, a former Apple vice-president and co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group.

Go to www.jnd.org for more complete and up to date information

The invisible computer

Published 1998

Technologies have a life cycle, says Donald Norman, and companies and their products must change as they pass from youth to maturity. Alas, the computer industry thinks it is still in its rebellious teenage years, exulting in technical complexity. Customers want change. They are ready for products that offer convenience, ease of use, and pleasure. The technology should be invisible, hidden from sight.

In this book, Norman shows why the computer is so difficult to use and why this complexity is fundamental to its nature. The only answer, says Norman, is to start over again, to develop information appliances that fit people’s needs and lives. To do this companies must change the way they develop products. They need to start with an understanding of people: user needs first, technology last–the opposite of how things are done now. Companies need a human-centered development process, even if it means reorganizing the entire company. This book shows how.

 

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Mark shale, well designed with grid system and beautiful space, image and type arrangement.
http://markshale.com/

“In many ways, we are very old school when it comes to creativity, especially in the early stages. Our designers fill up hundreds of sketchbooks a year exploring concepts,” says Pum. “The Design Army way is sketch, sketch, sketch. ”

Design Army
Washington, D.C.
http://www.designarmy.com/wonderland/Main.swf

Print/Web Designer

Design Army seeks an innovative multidisciplinary designer for print and web. Candidate should demonstrate the following:

  • Creativity and strong conceptual problem solving a must.
  • Strong Typography Skills. Ability to Illustrate a big plus.
  • Excellent project planning and organization skills.
  • Firm knowledge of information design and usability.
  • Ability to create websites in Flash (ActionScripting a big plus).
  • Ability to create websites using XHTML and CSS.

Smart, passionate applicants should e-mail their resume and portfolio PDF or URL to jobs@designarmy.com.

Kenya Hara, Graphic Designer, a member of MUJI Advisory board is featured in SOMA magazine with his interview and an interesting palm reading.

Kenya Hara is the kind of person who sees endless possibilities within emptiness.
Succinct and rationalized, the Japanese graphic designer and art director of the esteemed collective MUJI, believes that design, whether it is good or bad, can enhance a spiritual awakening in people. The ideology can be found through every aspect of Hara’s work, whether it is his international touring exhibitions: RE-DESIGN, Haptic, and Japan Car, a fragrance for Kenzo; or a signage system for a hospital. In celebration of the MUJI brand’s 30th year in the marketplace, Rizzoli has published MUJI, wherein he writes, “MUJI has been called many things: low-consumption, inexpensive, simple, anonymous, natural. In our vision, MUJI is defined by none if these adjectives alone, but is in accordance with them all. MUJI is an empty vessel.” (more…)

Creating his self titled “pervasive art” (adding your work to any medium anywhere from canvas to clothing to toys etc) for over the last 2 decades, Gary Baseman is an artist you’ve got to be familiar with. Although Baseman did not train formally as an artist, he developed an aesthetic style using iconic images and strong messages, reflective of his focus in Communications at UCLA. His career spans from illustration to fashion, design, toy, animation, music, and more. He has worked with Nike, Mercedes-Benz, and AT&T.

The 3 time Emmey winning animator, will be giving a free lecture at CSU Fullerton & a special Signing in UH-252 (University Hall) on, Tuesday 7pm (Nov 16).

This Typestaches poster was designed by San Francisco based designer Tor Weeks. Read the interview from Kaboodle: Pop10 Winner and interview

Typestaches actually started as a wine and cheese party invitation design. Halfway through designing said invitation, I started playing with brackets as accents pieces. It was when I was attempting to choose the right typeface for the design that I had a whole selection of brackets on the page so from there it just took on a life of its own. All I did was have the good sense to stop forcing it to be an invitation and let it be a poster.

This poster is available from oldtomfoolery