Design Links

Places to read about what’s happening in Design:

Quipsologies

BrandNew

Fast Co. Design

Design Observer

Creative Bloq

AdWeek

Swiss Miss

 

Design Examples (General)

Dribbble

Behance

 

Logo/Wordmark/Identity Design:

Brand New

Logo Lounge

What is the greatest logo of all time?

25 Logo Design Tips

10 Common Mistakes in Logo Design

10 Logo Design Clichés

Common Logo Clichés

25 Logo Disasters (NSFW)

 

Package Design:

The Dieline

Lovely Package

 

Layout Design:

MagCulture

 

Go here for true design wisdom:

The Great Discontent

Sister Corita’s Rules for Students and Teachers

Designisms (Jennifer Morla)

 

Ha.

10 Posters That Sum Up Designer Problems

 

Podcasts and Videos

Creative Mornings

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

99% Invisible

Like Knows Like

 

Typography

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum (Two Rivers, WI)

Marian Bantjes

Emigre

Jessica Hische

Thinking With Type

Hoefler & Co.

Lost Type Co-op

 

Professional organizations:

AIGA

Fox River Ad Club

 

Some great poster designers:

The Bird Machine/Jay Ryan

Sonnenzimmer

Landland

The Small Stakes/Jason Munn

Aesthetic Apparatus

 

My favorite designers and artists:

Draplin Design Co.

Charles & Ray Eames

Alvin Lustig

Cipe Pineles

Maira Kalman

Firebelly Design

Studio on Fire

Lisa Congdon

V23/Vaughan Oliver

 

 

The Job Search:

How To Find Your First Design Job

Big Shoes Network

Indeed

AIGA Design Jobs

Interview Basics for Designers

Words to Strike From Your Resume

Best and Worst Words to Use on Your Resume

26 Resume & Cover Letter Tips

How to Write a Cover Letter

Lifehacker article about Resume Robots

Also see: Resources for Self-Promotion page

 

Business Matters:

AIGA Standards of Professional Practice

AIGA on Copyright

AIGA Standard Form of Agreement for Design Services

AIGA Position on Spec Work (I fully agree with this.)

AIGA Guide to Internships

Should I Work for Free? (Jessica Hische)

 

Where to get stuff printed:

Moo

Blurb

Print Place

Offbeat Press (Oshkosh!)

Spoonflower (Fabric)

 

Thoughtful Commerce:

20 x 200

Field Notes

PROGRESS Label