Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Welcome to the new design blog created for the Information Design & Corporate Communication program, Creative Industries and Marketing programs. IDCC DESIGNHOUSE is a blog devoted to the never ending creative process. The information and resources contained in this blog are designed to help you with your course projects and creativity. Design is an important part of visual commun...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

We have a wonderful group of Professional Creatives who have volunteered their time to Skype with us and share their amazing skills, talents and professional creative techniques with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and client experience with our students. Inspiration design Lectures meet Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 in the Mac Lab, LIND 10.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

IDCC DESIGNHOUSE, in collaboration with PROJECT CI, are working together to produce a NEW Podcast. We will be discussing topics that include creativity in business, Typography Design, the best books for creative concept development and other interesting and fun conversations.

Stay tuned! We will announce when our first Podcast is ready.

We are very interested in knowing what you wo...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Who We Are

Glitschka Studios is a small two person boutique design firm located in the Pacific Northwest. Our design and illustration have been used by some of the most respected global brands. We creatively collaborate with ad agencies, design firms, in-house corporate art departments, startups, and small businesses to produce compelling results.

How We Work

Our design philosophy i...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Colin Smith is a best-selling author, and award-winning digital artist who has caused a stir in the community with his stunning Photoshop work. Colin is known as a pioneer of HDR photography and aerial drone photography. Colin  is founder of one of the world’s most popular Photoshop resource sites,, which boasts over 30 million visitors. He has been nominated 2x...

Monday, November 21, 2016

I thought I’d offer some advice in terms of IDCC courses that I have found to be very helpful. If these courses are already closed (boo!), I highly suggest that you put them on your list to consider in the future.

IDCC 370- Web Design I: Information Design & Principles

A lot of people might be wary of taking Web Design and wondering if it focuses heavily on coding— I myself had thi...

Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Inspiration Design Lecture series had the honor of having Bert Monroy Skype with our students to discuss his work, design process and to demonstrate fantastic Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator techniques.

Bert Monroy is a digital painter, early Photoshop adopter, and a professor. His clients include Apple, Adobe, and Disney.

Bert Monroy is a pioneer of digital art. He is a hype...

Sunday, October 30, 2016

There are many Photoshop tutorial sites that help teach the amazing attributes of this very popular professional design tool. In this post I will be explaining several

of the best Photoshop web sites that I use as my professional resources.

The links for the following sites are found in the RECOMMENDED LINKS and RESOURCES OF THE MONTH located in the right column on the home page of...

Friday, October 28, 2016

A modern logo in tightly kerned Helvetica

A commentary on the go-to American font

by Jim Lennon

Any concept of universality, you’d think, wouldn’t really be a consideration

of a graphic designer attempting to create a distinct visual brand. A logo is

the antithesis of brand identity - it draws in the eye, it creates a sense of

familiarity and comfort, it creates separation. It makes yo...

Friday, October 28, 2016

PR and UX people are as busy as ever, but a new career opportunity is coming, as yet nameless.  It’s a world our grads are starting to enter – a hybrid world of PR, UX, social media interactivity and of course (and always) creativity.  We see this unnamed activity in product publicity, identity and brand management, crisis PR, celebrity PR: we see it anywhere organizations are in...

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