Category Archives: Graphic Design Education

Graphic Design Student Question Friday: What is going to happen at my first interview?

Graphic Design Student Question Friday: What is going to happen at my first interview? by Mitchell Eismont I get this question very often. The student has sent out a ton of resumes and finally hears back about a job interview. … Continue reading

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History of Graphic Design Part 5 – Papyrus

History of Graphic Design Part 5 – Papyrus by Mitchell Eismont The Egyptians would develop a paper like substance called papyrus. “Papyrus is a plant (Cyperus papyrus), rather like a reed, which used to grow in Egypt . In ancient times, … Continue reading

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10 Best Magazines for Graphic Designers, Art Directors and Print Designers, Part 1

10 Best Magazines for Graphic Designers, Art Directors and Print Designers, Part 1 by Mitchell Eismont (These aren’t in any order). 1. Print Magazine Print magazine is one of the oldest graphic design magazines on the market. It was founded in … Continue reading

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History of Graphic Design Part 4 – Egyptian Hieroglyphs

History of Graphic Design Part 4 – Egyptian Hieroglyphs by Mitchell Eismont  Egyptian hieroglyph means greek for “sacred carvings.” These where traditionally carved by temple priests. Most early writing and carving will be done for religious purposes. The meaning of … Continue reading

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History of Graphic Design Part 3 – Sumerians Pictographs

History of Graphic Design Part 3 – Sumerian Pictographs by Mitchell Eismont The Sumerians were said to be the first known people to develop a written language. They would also develop numerals, so we could say that written math and … Continue reading

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History of Graphic Design – Part 2 – Blau Monument

History of Graphic Design – Part 2 – Blau Monument 3100 BC by Mitchell Eismont Here we are on our second trek through the history of graphic design. If you remember my last post I talked about how the cave … Continue reading

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History of Graphic Design – Part 1 – Cave Paintings

History of Graphic Design – Part 1 – Cave Paintings by Mitchell Eismont Most scholars lay claim to what the cave paintings mean. They will say that it was meant for good luck during hunting, a few will say it … Continue reading

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Questions from Graphic Design students, “How do you know when to scrap a project?”

Questions from Graphic Design students, “How do you know when to scrap a project?” One of my former students asked me this question the other day: “Question. I am working on a project and the direction I’ve decided to take … Continue reading

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Best Graphic Designer Videos, TEDxMillCity – Rick Valicenti – Human Presence

Best Graphic Designer Videos, TEDxMillCity – Rick Valicenti – Human Presence Link to Video on Human Presence by Rick Valicenti. When I was getting my BFA at Edinboro University, we had a guest speaker. His name was Rick Valicenti. I … Continue reading

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