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Meet Pixpa – Portfolio Websites for Designers

Portfolio Websites for Designers

Pixpa is an all-in-one platform to create beautiful, professional portfolio websites, client galleries and online stores without any coding knowledge.

Made for photographers, artists, designers and small businesses – Pixpa’s website builder makes it easy to showcase, sell and share your work online.

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The 9 Graphic Design Trends You Need to be Aware of in 2019

The 9 Graphic Design Trends You Need to be Aware of in 2019


Author Bio: Joshua Sherman is a freelance writer and web designer for https://pokiestar.com/.  Live and work in Guildford. In his free time, he is ready to share his knowledge.

Design Thinking Visualized

Over the last year I drew all my notes at Stanford class on Design Thinking in a visual way that anyone can understand.

I captured the whole course of lectures in one fun, visual format that makes it very easy to explain some of the concepts or method of design thinking to a colleague or a friend.

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Impressions: Women in Printing

Impressions: Essays on the Art of Printing A New Series from The Legacy Press and a Call for Essays Impressions encompasses all the printing arts: relief, intaglio, lithographic, and serigraphic, as well as related arts, such as stamping, stenciling, and pochoir.
Please send queries and writing samples by early June to series editor Rebecca Chung (chung.rm@gmail.com). Length and illustrations should be appropriate to the topic.
Impressions, Vol. 1 For its inaugural volume, Impressions invites submissions on the topic of women printers and printmakers, as well as the role of gender in the printing arts.
All forms of printing and printmaking will be considered, as well as approaches to the topic from diverse areas of expertise: book arts, practical printing, bibliography, and historical (art history, book history, printing history, literary history).
While centering attention on the category of women, the volume also welcomes essays that include inclusive thinking about gender identity and sexual orientation in relation to the printing arts.
Recent work in literary and art history suggests that women were active in the growth of printing and publishing in Europe and the Americas, although their activity is only beginning to be documented through research.
Simultaneously, book and printing historians are exploring the revisions of print and printmaking history needed as worldwide contributions challenge the Gutenberg-centered narrative that have dominated Anglo-European origin stories until quite recently. Submissions should argue for the significance of the topic to change or enrich understanding the contributions of women to the growth of the printing arts, and also address the question of how gender impacts current understandings of print and printmaking.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to: 
  • Shops, organizations, trade and industrial practice
  • Creating printed matter or illustration
  • Women artists
  • Beatrice Warde and other women writers or innovators on the printing arts
  • Manufacture of prints, editions, tools, and supplies
  • Gender and printers or printmakers worldwide
  • Gender trouble, intersectionality, and the printing arts
Impressions is particularly interested in studies that make rich use of images either as part of studying a printmaking process and/or as examples from archives and collections.
And as is true of the other The Legacy Press’s essay series (http://www.thelegacypress.com/essay-series.html), Impressions welcomes both published scholars and new authors, and both established areas of inquiry and topics not previously addressed in other publications. If you have an essay in preparation or if you would like more information about Impressions, please email Rebecca: chung.rm@gmail.com
Cathleen A. Baker, Proprietor The Legacy Press April 2018 http://www.thelegacypress.com


Rebecca M. Chung

​A.M., ​

Ph.D., English, University of Chicago

M.S.I., School of Information,

University of Michigan

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Free Design Educators Workshop – HUMANISM vs POSTHUMANISM


a Workshop Project design educators workshop
July 12–15, 2018
California College of the Arts
San Francisco, California

Workshop Project AGAIN invites sixteen educators from a broad range of institutions to explore the radical potential of the artifacts and platforms of design education (tools, projects, syllabi, resource lists and the like) as spaces for new forms of critical writing, making, and discourse.
This annual workshop and the outcomes we make are meant to articulate, respond to and disrupt an urgent issue in contemporary graphic design education. Participants will generate a collection of pedagogical artifacts, platforms and other unforeseen outcomes that will be published on Workshop Project Wiki as a set of FREE resources for educators, students and practitioners. The workshop will culminate in a FREE, informal, public presentation where participants present, debate and discuss their outcomes, beliefs, values, and interests.

This year FREE 2018 challenges you to dive into two intertwined currents and take an ideological position in the unresolvable dichotomy:
HUMANISM vs POSTHUMANISM in graphic design education
As humans we are chameleons; we speak in many tongues and take on many guises. In HUMANISM lies authorship, personal voice, agenda and authenticity. Beneath its surface lies a complex, intricately constructed, and often unexpected interior. POSTHUMANISM reflects our images back at us in hyper-real, high definition: harder, better, faster, stronger. It makes us at once bottomless / hollow / void AND prolific / plural / simultaneous. Our collective desires manifest in its material, sonic, visual and temporal presence.

CHOOSE A SIDE and imagine, debate, and test drive the impractical, the extreme and the impossible in a space that is FREE from the constraints of institution, convention and expectation.
For more information, please visit www.workshopproject.org
To apply email Yasmin and Jessica at info@workshopproject.org

The application deadline is May 4, 2018.

July 12–15, 2018

FREE for accepted participants
Contact us for information about discounted hotel rates

Yasmin Khan, Special Faculty, Program in Graphic Design, CalArts
Jessica Wexler, Chair, Undergraduate Communications Design, Pratt Institute

Jon Sueda, Chair, Program in Design, California College of the Arts

About Workshop Project
Workshop Project is a space to examine and rethink the relationship of the educator to the institution. We approach the artifacts of design education as forms of critical writing and making. Workshop Project is Yasmin Khan and Jessica Wexler. We are design educators and practitioners with over two decades of combined experience teaching, designing curricula and coordinating faculty within diverse public, private and for-profit institutions.