Design Resources

Here’s where you’ll find posts on the commercial side of creativity, for and about designers, illustrators, printers, copywriters, photographers and other communications arts practitioners. We cover graphic design, typography and illustration, web site development, video and motion graphics, software tutorials, plus tips, tricks and more.


Web Design and Neuromarketing

Andy Crestodina, co-founder and Strategic Director of Orbit Media, an award-winning 38-person web design company in Chicago, will take us into a journey of the Mind. Web Design and Neuromarketing will cover Better Mousetraps: A Content-Driven Approach to Conversion Optimization 15 Things To Remove From Your Website Immediately Brain Science and Websites: 6 Ways to … Continue reading

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Whole New World: Virtual Reality

Enjoy a product demo without a product; take a building tour before it’s even built. Escape to virtual worlds for games, communication, learning, or even design and painting in 3D! We’ll be taking an (actual) trip over to the interactive studios of Leviathan to explore VR for ourselves with headsets, whole-room tracking you can walk … Continue reading

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Life Interactive: Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR) is taking the world by storm. Pokemon Go set the record for most app store downloads in a week. We’ll head over to Next/Now – an amazing interactive studio – to check out how they use AR, mixed-reality, body-tracking and other cool tech for trade shows, public art installations like the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park, product … Continue reading

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Independent Writers of Chicago: “Back to Basics: How to Maximize Your Freelance Writing Income.”

…freelance writer Diana Schneidman shares
several of her time-tested basic rules that can lead to a more
fruitful freelance business.

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LAKE FX 2015 Expo

Join Chicago Creative Coalition at the inaugural Lake FX Summit + Expo, the Midwest region’s largest FREE conference for artists, creative professionals and entrepreneurs. The theme is Improvisation and Innovation, which fits right in with our programming year. C3 will have a table on April 17-18, 10am–4pm at the Chicago Cultural Center. Connect with other creatives, network … Continue reading

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Joy Panos Stauber, Stauber Design Studio IncStauber Brand Studio – Joy Panos Stauber, President & Creative Director

Great brands live, breathe and communicate much like a human being. To help your brand connect with its audience, we consult with you to develop a clear strategy and positioning, then create messaging and design across many media. To learn more, see stauberbrandstudio.com, sign up for our e-news, or contact Joy Panos Stauber at 312-572-9309 … Continue reading

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3D Printing Primer

Most of us have been content to do work in 2 dimensions, with a few of us making quasi-3D images in digital 2Space. A very few of us work in the 3-dimensional “real” world to create our objects of art or commerce. A new technology has been developed that bridges the gap between the digital … Continue reading

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PePcon coming to Chicago in June

Wow, has it been five years already? We are pleased to announce the fifth annual PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference, coming to Chicago, June 15-18, 2014! Put it on your calendar today! PePcon is the most important event you can attend all year for InDesign users — we work diligently to bring together users, … Continue reading

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Get your Message to Resonate with Conference Attendees

Good day! George Berlin, Illustrator and Animator Extraordinaire here! I’d like to share the tale of how the message at your events can easily resonate with your attendees and BE REMEMBERED!! It’s all in the delivery… Picture the scene: you’ve gotten your 100 top salespeople- or even 1000!- all together for the annual sales kick-off … Continue reading

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Adobe FMO with Gary Adcock

Gary Adcock demonstrated Adobe’s new Cloud program, giving users access to all 17 Adobe Creative Suite applications and more.

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