Category Archives: teaching

Cast Away

Often I find my students presenting their initial ideas in too conservative a way. When I mention their ideas are not far enough reaching, they might say things like, “I didn’t think you would let me do that”. I often … Continue reading

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It’s Not Open Season on Sharing

I grew up in a family that enjoyed anonymity, even with seven kids running amuck in a small town. I have a feeling we were just the McGintys (and that might have explained enough). Because of the privacy my parents maintained, as … Continue reading

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A Feeling of Vignelli

This video interview of Massimo may help my own students understand some things I try to explain to them. 

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The Design Certification Debate

This is a wonderful dialogue my friend Esteban Pérez-Hemminger has been working on as part of his Master’s Thesis at Pratt Institute. As a designer and design educator I can see all sides of this debate…

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Playing Catch-up Won’t Do

When I began graduate school — Z-girl was two. She spent a lot of time back then, alone with her dad. Don is great with that age. I am reminded of this, when I watch Don with B-girl, who will … Continue reading

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Interesting Business Card Links

Please add your links below in the comments. Here are some interesting ones posted on other sites and blogs — for you to look at. Web Designer Depot, May 2009 Web Designer Depot, June 2012

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AIGA Communiqué

I wanted to share the August 2012 Issue of AIGA Communiqué. Enjoy! News & Events What the new AIGA membership model means for you AIGA launched a new membership model on August 1 to give every designer an affordable chance to … Continue reading

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Just Graduate!

When I was working at SCAD-Atlanta at the end of June, I met a BFA who had just graduated. His name was Dinesh Dave and he was on his way to take an internship at W+K in Portland. Unbeknownst to … Continue reading

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Vignelli Workshop: Update 1

June 2012 – Massimo Vignelli Workshop at SCAD-Atlanta This week I have the pleasure of assisting the master during his professional workshop at SCAD-Atlanta. Images from Day One of the SCAD-Atlanta Vignelli Workshop

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