Generally Speaking As your college days wane, you may be thinking of seeking employment using your hard-earned degree in interior design. If you have interviewed previously, you know this can be an intimidating experience. Some employers create the illusion of being confrontational to see how you handle the situation. The purpose of this interview tactic . . .
IMAGE SOURCE What is Environmental Graphic Design? Environmental Graphic Design (EGD) embraces many design disciplines including graphic, architectural, interior, landscape, and industrial design. These are all concerned with the visual aspects of wayfinding, communicating identity and information, and shaping the idea of creating experiences that connect people to place. The best example of wayfinding is, . . .
IMAGE SOURCE A review of job postings for interior designers on sites such as Indeed and GlassDoor require experience. Not all of them, but it varies from 1+ year, depending on the seniority of the position. This creates a dilemma for the college graduate who wants to enter this field with no experience. If you . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Independent lighting designers and consultants generally work closely with architects, interior designers, engineers, and owners to design and specify lighting for buildings. Persons in this field tend to have both technical and artistic skills, and their work includes conceptualizing lighting systems, drawing plans, and writing specifications, as well as fieldwork to ensure that . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Graphic artists use a variety of print, electronic, and film media to create art that meets a client’s needs. Most graphic artists use computer software to design new images. Like other art majors, the graphic design artist must be proficient in other forms of art as well. As students, they may also double . . .
IMAGE SOURCE This article is not about tuition or location but other factors that may influence your decision to choose a particular college or university. Although tuition and the school's location are not to be dismissed. There are also general points to examine that apply to any college program. For example, does the school's mission . . .
IMAGE SOURCE What is Interior Design? Interior design is the art and science of enhancing the interior of a building to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the space. An interior designer is someone who plans, researches, coordinates, and manages such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that . . .
IMAGE SOURCE What is Visual Communication? Visual communication is the conveyance of ideas and information in forms that can be seen. Visual communication relies completely or partially on eyesight. Visual communication is a broad spectrum that includes signs, typography, drawing, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, advertising, animation, color, and electronic resources. Visual communication takes place through pictures, graphs, and charts, as well as through signs, signals, and symbols. It may be used . . .
IMAGE SOURCE On the island of Sulawesi, in Indonesia, an hour’s drive north of the bustling port of Makassar, there is evidence of graphic artists. There are, scattered on the walls, stencils of human hands outlined against a background of red paint. Dr. Maxime Aubert, a geochemist and archaeologist, used a technique he developed to date . . .