Posts tagged book club

02 Jan 2011

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I picked up In-House Design in Practice by Cathy Fishel at the 2009 HOW Design Conference… I read it shortly thereafter, taking several pieces of Fishel’s advice to practice, and it’s helped me navigate the in-house design world ever since. Here are some of the more interesting passages (in my opinion) from the book: “The […]

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02 Jan 2011

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These last ten days of vacation have really given me a chance to slow things down and catch up on some much-needed reading. Case in point, I just wrapped up reading Ellen Lupton’s book, Thinking with Type. Up until now, my go-to book for typographic reference has been John Kane’s A Type Primer. I had […]

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01 Jan 2011

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I just finished reading Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids by Beth Tondreau, and it’s a great reference tool for any designer specializing in print (and web) design. Tondreau builds her book around 100 rules for implementing grids with your design, and elaborates on each one. The book is not only visually fascinating, […]

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11 Dec 2010

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“…But think about all the change that’s happened in your life. Is it ever bad? Change is growth. That’s how you measure growth. It’s the rings in your tree. Sure, it can be bad temporarily: You’re our of a job, you’re out of your apartment, you’re out of your relationship. But six months or a […]

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11 Aug 2010

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I’m pleased to announce that I just finished The Corporate Creative: Tips and Tactics for Thriving as an In-House Designer by Andy Epstein. I had the pleasure of attending two of Andy’s seminars at the 2009 HOW Design Conference in Austin, and it’s worth reporting that Andy is responsible for my current quest for knowledge […]

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18 Feb 2010

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Joseph Jaffe (of JaffeJuice.com) explains how through things like customer service, customer experience, dialogue, a proper listening/response strategy, brands can show that they care about their customers. Furthermore, Mr. Jaffe goes on to tell us that customer retention is the new customer acquisition… the process he describes will create a loyal, credible, authentic customer base […]

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15 Jul 2009

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Flickr user spacesick designed several 60′s-era covers of “novelizations of the major motion pictures” of several popular movies. Via “I Can Read Movies” on flickr. For more design-goodness, check out spacesick’s photo stream!

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