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Graphic design uses visual media to communicate ideas. Its primary tools are type, image, space, color, and form, which are combined to communicate messages via visual media including print, television, and websites.

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Writers Theatre, Glencoe., Ill.
Writers Theatre Rewrites the Theater Experience

Since it started in the back room of a bookstore in 1992, the hallmark of Chicago’s Writers Theatre has always been intimacy. That feeling is retained in WT's new permanent home in Glencoe, Illinois. The 36,000-sq.-ft. facility, designed by Studio Gang Architects, offers an open, welcoming space that galvanizes the potential of theater to unite people through shared experience. Signage and graphics by Thirst support the architecture and celebrate Writers’ unique history and spirit.

From "SEGD Core Competencies and Subsequent Implications for Professional Practice," 2014 Communication + Place
User Research, Interaction, and Experience Design in 2015 SEGD Academic Journal
Michael Bierut Master Series at SVA New York
Michael Bierut, Master Series Exhibit at SVA Gallery

Thoughts and Opinions

Design To Go: Diane Burk
Design To Go—Mexico City

This informal design blog began as I departed for a year-long around-the-world trip in October 2016. My goal is to return to San Francisco in October 2017 inspired with fresh perspectives and energized to restart my design career. In design, anything is possible!

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En-Gulf - Ecopoetics of the Gulf and Bay
En-Gulf—Ecopoetics of the Gulf and Bay
Written Wor(l)ds
Written Wor(l)ds
ReFrame x Frame
ReFrame x Frame

SEGD Talks - Graphic Design videos

Alisa Wolfson - Everything All At Once
George Aye - Design for Social Change

Graphic Design Academic Research

Graphic Design Firms

SEGD Graphic Design Courses

The ideal way to learn from your desk. These courses consist of webinar and workshop materials delivered by SEGD.
$50 for individual courses and $200 for the course packs (best value) for members. Click for content details.

Color and Color Theory in Environmental Graphic Design

Graphic Design News

Cultivating a Design Legacy
Entro To Release "Cultivating a Design Legacy: The First 50 Years"

Entro is releasing a book titled "Cultivating a Design Legacy: The First 50 Years" that provides an overview of the first combined 50 years of project history of Entro and Gottschalk+Ash Toronto, the stylistic decades that determined the course of Canadian design, the milestones and the influencers that changed the industry significantly.

Alexander Isley Inc. Helps Launch DWR Contract
Alexander Isley Inc. Helps Launch DWR Contract

Design Within Reach came to Alexander Isley Inc. to help launch DWR Contract, a professional, trade-focused division of the legendary Modern furniture retailer. As part of their work, they developed a brand platform, key messaging points, and a new visual identity program.