Tag Archives: Graphic Design

Tastefully Done! Student Designs Sweet Logo for Small Business

Kristin Axel, a student earning an interactive media and graphic design degree at Minnesota School of Business-Richfield, was awarded the chance to design a logo for AnnMarie Bakeshop, a local small business located in Bloomington, Minn. Though AnnMarie Bakeshop is an established company that creates specialty cakes and cupcakes, known for tasting as good as
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Do YOU make the Cut?

By Nicole Nelson, Interactive Media and Graphic Design Program Chair, Minnesota School of Business – Richfield campus I was surrounded by some of the world’s best designers at the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Minnesota design camp . The legendary Paula Scher opened the weekend with an inspiring presentation about her need to always
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Why I discourage graphic design students from wanting to be freelancers

Many of my students at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business look at freelancing as a romantic journey where they will be their own boss and control their own destiny. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Freelancing, especially for new grads, is a hard way to try to earn a living. Let’s start by taking
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What should I charge for a logo design?

A lot of students and beginning artists ask “What should I charge for a logo design?” This is one of the most difficult things to judge for an artist. We could spend a little time with the client mulling over ideas. Then a few hours sketching, reviewing with the client, refine the sketches, more meetings,
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Logos, brand names, and answers

Everyone probably knows what the 3M name stands for but where did the name IKEA come from? What is the name of the business formerly known as “U-Tote’M”? For an interesting review on the origins of a few company names click on this link: http://designtaxi.com/news.php?id=352505 And now for the answers to last week’s logo quiz.
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The Importance of Doodling

Jason Santa Maria says, “Sketchbooks are not about being a good artist. They’re about being a good thinker.” This quote and the others throughout this blog come from an article by Alma Hoffmann titled   “I draw pictures all day”. The term doodle has had a negative connotation throughout history, at one point denoting a fool,
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Five Associate’s Degrees with Payoff Potential

Yahoo Education posted an article about “Five Associate’s Degrees with Payoff Potential” http://education.yahoo.net/articles/associates_degrees_to_earn.htm Number 4 on the list is Graphic Design with a median annual wage of $36,800 . Not bad for a 2-year degree.  And that makes us at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business happy that we are offering a quality two-year graphic and
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