Check out my latest post at AIGA and find out who influences icons (and future icons) like John Maeda, David Airey, George Lois, Jan Wilker, and Paula Scher.
The designers who designed not only on the screen, but for the screen, ushered in a new era of digital design, mixing media and incorporating motion, sound and interactivity. Read about some of the pioneers at Smashing Magazine.
Are you stuck in a rut? Maybe it’s time to change course, as icons of design like Stefan Sagmeister, Ed Fella, and Muriel Cooper have done. Read more at 99U.
Today, women make up around half of the graphic design profession. This wasn’t always the case. Read my guest post at GD USA profiling a few of the pioneers who challenged the status quo and paved the way for today’s female designers.
Simplify, visualize, know your user: the lessons of these design pioneers, from El Lissitzky to Paula Scher, are as relevant as ever. Read my guest post, complete with slideshow, at Fast Company’s Co.Design.
Technology does not create good design – but it is an important tool, and can help designers develop something original.
While writing my book Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design, profiling the field’s pioneering designers, I learned about several people whose embrace of technology enabled them to create innovative work. Read about a few of them at Creative Bloq–
Graphic Birdwatching is a new platform for women in graphic design. They are featuring an excerpt from Graphic Icons on Cipe Pineles, the first female art director of a major U.S. magazine, and the first female member of the Art Directors Club. There is also a photoset featuring some the women featured in Graphic Icons on Women in Graphic Design, a blog dedicated to exhibiting design work by women.