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Preparing for your Design Career: 5 Important Lessons

Having just graduated from college in the past few years, I am able to put into perspective exactly what I learned, and wish I learned, before I headed out into the real world. There are plenty of articles floating around the internet talking about what to put in your portfolio and how to send out resumes, so I won’t go too much into that. What I want to talk about are the things that surprised me about working on real projects here at our small Cleveland-based creative agency, Go Media, and how I wish I had been a little more prepared. Continue Reading »

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Business Insights and Advice: Watch this Drawn to Business Live Webinar with William Beachy

We were overwhelmed at the success of last week’s 2 hour live webinar celebrating the launch of Drawn to Business! Author and Go Media President William Beachy enjoyed not only discussing the book, but also fielding questions from you, the viewers. In case you missed it, check out the webinar below!

Like what you see? Please comment below and let us know what you would like to see discussed in a future webinar.

Until then, enjoy and don’t forget to pickup Drawn to Business! Continue Reading »

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Tutorial: Block Print Design with Derrick Castle

I wanted to come up with a block print design for the old American idiom “Pushing up Daisies”. I’ve actually been surprised by the number of people that haven’t heard of this old saying. Maybe it’s more of a southern thing. It means dead and buried. The elders used to claim that concentrated patches of daisies would grow over the graves of the deceased. I think it just sounds cool.

For my block prints, I like to use linoleum. Linoleum is a lot easier to work with than wood. They say that the lifespan of linoleum is up to 10 years before the linoleum itself starts to degrade. I haven’t gotten to that point but my blocks are still going strong.

My first step in the process of creating a design is to sketch out a simple idea. I like to keep the composition simple because I know that I’ll be carving out all the negative space and detailed illustrations for block printing can be a recipe for pain and frustration. But, by all means, push yourself. Continue Reading »


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