GPA, a U.S.-based market leader in substrate solutions for offset, digital and wide-format printing, has kicked off its 2016 Print & Design Contest. Now in its 11th year, the contest recognizes outstanding printed pieces for their excellence and creativity combined with the use of GPA substrates. Entries will be accepted through to October 31, 2016. … Read more →
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Markzware (Santa Ana, California), a leading developer of print, publishing and file conversion software, has announced a new Q2ID (Quark to InDesign) version. The popular Adobe InDesign plug-in now has QuarkXPress 2016 (also known as QXP v12) support. Q2ID is available for Mac and Windows platforms for InDesign CC 2015, 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5 and … Read more →
On March 11th, 2016, fourth-year students from Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson University hosted their annual Business Plan Expo.
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) is inviting entries for its first-ever international In-House Design Awards. The competition has been created to acknowledge and honour the work done by ever-growing creative teams that work as internal agencies. A renowned line-up of judges has been confirmed. The early-bird entry deadline is Friday, June 3 and the … Read more →
Quark Software has announced that QuarkXPress 2016 will ship on Tuesday, May 24. The new version will be officially available to purchase and pre-orders will be fulfilled for users to take advantage of special offers on upgrades and pre-orders. QuarkXPress 2016 builds on the performance and stability of version 2015 and adds new features including: … Read more →
E-book retailer Rakuten Kobo, in search of the best new books written by debut Canadian authors, has announced the shortlist for its second annual Emerging Writer Prize. The award was created with the goal of kick-starting the careers of debut authors with a $10,000 (CAD) cash prize awarded to a book in each of three … Read more →
Here, Olivia Parker (B.Tech, MPC), Innovation & Support Specialist at the Taylor Printing Group in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and graduate from the Graphic Communications Management Course at Ryerson University in Toronto, reveals some workable strategies for the non-graphic designer. Let me begin by saying that I’m not a graphic artist. Those very talented, ingenious creators … Read more →
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) will hold an exciting Career Development Day for emerging creative professionals Saturday, March 5. The Creative Directions Career Conference will connect students and other emerging professionals with employers, offering constructive feedback on their work while helping hone the skills to establish and grow a rewarding career within the … Read more →
There are many practical uses for AR technology, so let’s take a look at what the future may look like for a working professional in the graphic communications industry.
Starting or growing a printing business is an exciting, frustrating, rewarding, and arduous experience. In today’s marketplace, establishing a powerful and memorable brand is essential for any company’s success. While most experts agree what branding is, few give the logo its due respect. In my experience, a logo sets the stage for all of your … Read more →
Adobe’s “milestone” release of its flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services includes major, unprecedented updates to its industry-defining desktop tools – including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC – as well as new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company is also shipping Adobe Stock, the industry’s first … Read more →
Insider Software (San Jose, CA) has unveiled Expo, a new Digital Asset Manager (DAM) software program that centralizes creative assets and streamlines workflow. The technology “redefines” how web, creative and marketing professionals discover, manage and utilize assets in their projects – including images, fonts, icons, multimedia and application documents. By supporting their creative workflow, Expo … Read more →