Creative Inspirations: A must see collection of designer profiles
As I've said (ad nauseum), I believe Lynda.com is the most useful, economical source of computer software training there is. What I haven't alerted you to is their Creative Inspirations series - a collection of one hour (roughly) documentaries featuring creative individuals and their firms.
This month, they rolled-out a new take on their existing story approach - an explanation of which you will find below (the second link from the bottom).
But before you dive in, be sure to take a look at the current collection. Though viewing most of the footage requires a subscription, the underlined links are available for free. That way you will quickly figure out that $25 for a month of access to Lynda's huge collection of work is a true bargain.
(I love the Workspace clips (most of which are free) - it's always fun to see the spaces other designers have created for themselves.)
Here > The current lineup of interviews...
Here > A fully accessible episode: Creative Inspirations: New Deal Studios, Visual Effects...
Here > About the new approach...
Here > The Lynda.com story...Comments
Who's winning the Adobe/Apple iPad magazine battle? First take... http://ht.ly/39EgW
Here comes the next generation publishing platform http://ht.ly/39EdT
One's ability to design is not dictated by age http://www.facebook.com/ideabookfb
Wonderful use of the Font Bureau's Productus typeface--for good cause http://ht.ly/38pQX
Marketing fundamentals: When you don't investment in your customers, they don't invest in you... http://www.facebook.com/ideabookfb
Jay Nelson's review of Adobe InDesign CS5 http://ht.ly/33cym
Magazine makeover: Better Homes and Gardens http://ht.ly/32G3v
Interested in ePublishing?
I heard about this ePublishing Workflow Webinar from Pariah Burke--a colleague from the InDesign world and a fellow graphic design fanatic. It looked interesting to me so I thought I'd mention it (I have no association with the program and I am not being compensated for the plug). If you sign up, use the discount code "4ChucksFriends" and they'll give you a $30 discount. If you decide to participate, I'd love to hear your impressions...http://epubworkflow.eventbrite.com/kreatable.com
A fascinating look at the letterpress printing process
Gestalten TV just added a wonderful short film featuring Ben Levitz and Studio On Fire. Equal portions of prepress, production, and passion.
Here > "Deeply Impressed"...
Here > An earlier post about Studio On Fire...Comments
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