GPA launches its 2016 Print & Design Contest

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 →

RGD announces In-House Design Awards and Creative Earners Survey

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 →

Tools, tactics and resources for non-graphic designers in print shops and other organizations

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 →

RGD to hold Creative Directions Career Conference in Toronto March 5

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 →

Logo Literacy

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 unveils comprehensive 2015 Creative Cloud tools and services in biggest release in recent years

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 launches Expo Asset Manager for web, creative and marketing pros

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 →