Design education

24 November 2010

Drumming up new business?

Drumming up new business?

mike radcliffe

Think about your strategy before you start cold calling
The most common problem for small studios is how to bring in new business, writes Represent’s Mike Radcliffe. For a studio to succeed and – more importantly – thrive, it is important to develop a new business strategy that’s consistent, persistent and viewed as a full time activity.

11 November 2010

Newport student snapshot

Newport student snapshot

john ridpath

Eye catches up with three photographic art graduates
For my Eye 77 education piece, ‘Out of the darkroom’, I spoke to course leaders and students at Newport’s presitigious photography department, writes John Ridpath.

11 October 2010

An alphabetical catwalk

An alphabetical catwalk

tania prill

Tania Prill’s student workshop translates typography into fashion
Each year, Professor Niklaus Troxler and his colleagues from the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design invite six designers from around the world to hold workshops. In 2009, writes Tania Prill in Eye 72, I was invited to run a thee-day workshop.

12 July 2010

Wake up Brazil!

Wake up Brazil!

flavia sanches, tyler johnson

Brazilian designers discuss the perils of following trends
GOT MERZ was an attempt to send a wake up call to Brazil, an attempt to stop people blindly following trends, write Tyler Johnson and Flavia Sanches of Nomad Ink, a design studio in Curitiba, Brazil. 

9 July 2010

Graphic birdwatching

Graphic birdwatching

chloë king

70 per cent of design students are female … but where do they go to?
There’s no need to hide writes Chloë King, but statistics show that’s what women designers are doing. According to the Design Council, 70 per cent of undergrads are female while the profession maintains a predominance of 60 per cent fellas.

5 July 2010

Design MAs: is a year enough?

Design MAs: is a year enough?

jane cheng

Balancing independence, curriculum, employability and time for reflection
As continental schools adapt to the bachelor-master system and the competition for (and among) students rises, postgraduate design courses have become increasingly differentiated, writes Jane Cheng.

13 May 2010

Say the Word

Say the Word

john l. walters

‘Provocations’ prompt Camberwell students to think about type
Yesterday I spent some time at the Wilson Road annexe of University of the Arts London, Camberwell for the ‘Key Ideas’ discussion forum Word, organised in co-operation between Eye magazine and the college, writes Eye editor John L. Walters.

19 April 2010

Formats for books

Formats for books

jane cheng

Robin Kinross’s Hyphen Press and design publishing
The uncut booklet that accompanies Hyphen Press’s ‘Formats for books’ exhibition in Birmingham asks for some fiddling, writes Jane Cheng. Much of the content is hidden inside folds or, when the booklet is flattened, upside down.

16 April 2010

Cool for (copy) cats?

Cool for (copy) cats?

sally jeffery

Similarities: from plagiarisation and rip-offs … to homage and inspiration
This seemingly effortless poster by Abram Games, along with its ham-fisted imitator, is one of a riveting set of graphic design images assembled by Bob Caruthers, writes Sally Jeffery.

13 April 2010

Who’s responsible?

Who’s responsible?

steven mccarthy

We need to redefine the ethical implications of design
The web site of the AIGA Toledo’s Response_ability: Ethics and Sustainability in Design Education conference opens with this 1996 quote by Hans-Rudolf Lutz, writes Steven McCarthy: ‘One of the tragedies of the design scene is that it always acts too late.’
 
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