Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The first time I had the opportunity to see Von Glitschka was at the HOW Design Conference in Boston many years ago. His design session, “Why Designers Need to Sketch” was so engaging and entertaining that for years I made sure that when I found design conferences where he was a guest speaker, I went to those conferences to continue learning from him. I went to a new conference t...

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Fall 2016 semester welcomes you to Inspiration Design, the design lecture series. This semester the topics will range from Concept Development to understanding the importance of sketching ideas, new tools in Adobe CC Photoshop and Illustrator, and two very special guest speakers from the professional fields of Visual Communication, Brand Identity and logo design.



What is UX?

Have you ever thought about how user experience can be applied in a grocery store? First, let’s start with explaining what user experience is. User experience, also known as UX, is how a user feels and interacts with a system. The system is generally a website, a mobile/tablet application or a software. UX designers study user behaviors and design interfaces based on...

Friday, April 8, 2016

What is the “swoosh” or the yellow “M”? What does “DD” mean? Have you ever looked at a logo and you didn’t understand what it meant or who the company was? Has a shape or color made you instantly think of something you had seen or remembered? The goal of a brand is to get you to remember its message and the personality or mood of its identity. Have you ever looked at an image and...

Monday, January 25, 2016

The professional fields of design consist of many essential visual elements that include typography, color, image styles, grid design layout  and many other resources. When combined in the correct combinations a design has the ability to influence emotion, opinions, ideas and concepts for marketing, advertising and all forms of visual communication. The following sites contain a...

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The following is the list of design resource books that have been added to the library. These will help you with your class projects and your creativity. The collection consists of books explaining typography, layout design, using the "Grid" to create successful layouts, Photoshop creative techniques and many more. Check these books out and enjoy your continuing journey of creati...

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The 20 Rules of Good Design is a great place to start to understand the necessary elements in creating a successful design layout that creates the intended message for your project.


The 20 Rules listed are explained at:




1. Have a concept.

2. Communicate – don’t decorate.

3. Speak with one vi...

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The student gallery has been created to showcase the work that is being created in the Information Design and Corporate Communication program courses. The current samples are from  IDCC370 Web Design I: Information Design, Principles and Practices, IDCC380 Web Design II: Information Architecture and Site Management and IDCC 390 Environmental Graphic Design. Contact Professor Mike...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Typography is the most important element that a designer uses to get their message accross, Choosing the appropriate type styles is a skill that every creative person must master. The following sites will help you find that perfect font that will catapult your design to it's intended visual excellence. Also remember that type is your best friend when it comes to successful design...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Every designer wants their composition to communicate the best and smartest message for their client. Designers have a wide variety of visual resources and tools to help them solve their creative challenges. Two of the most important visual elements that help the success of the final message is typography and color. Choosing the correct combination of colors will enhance the emot...

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