just click on this link and you should be able to open the pdf

What you will need to do is open the pdf and save it to your desktop. Drag the file into either the illustrator or inDesign icon on your computer screens dashboard at the bottom of the screen. Now it will open in the program you chose. Copy and paste your CD label design right onto the template that just opened up in either Illustrator or inDesign! Then print it out using the paper I gave you and it should work. 🙂

ATTENTION Graphic Design classmates!

I am just letting everyone know on here that I bought a pack of 50 CD labels that we will be needing for our final project. I obviously do not need all of them, s0 I am selling a sheet for $1 each. There are 2 labels on each sheet (incase you mess up on one) Please let me know if you want one!

You can contact me at chloereznikov@gmail.com. I also have class at 2-3:50 in lab 321, so you can find me there. I will bring them with me to each class we have left.

Also, heard of the Computer Art Club? Well I am Co-President of it and it is an awesome club! We have about 20 members now and I am so happy with the growth of this club. We just took a trip to NYC to visit the MoMa, and we had a group BBQ on Sunday. You all should consider joining next semester!!!! Our Facebook group page is https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_132642583468691&ap=1, anyone can join. 🙂

This is some of our club members from the BBQ this past Sunday! You all must recognize Sven….. 🙂

Job Outlook for Students like us!

Hi everyone! This is what I did on my Informational Design project and I just wanted to share it with everyone on here! I came up with two bar graphs of information regarding the job outlook for students like us! The first graph demonstrates the median annaul salary (in thousands) for various jobs in the art field, and the second graph shows the growth increase expected to occur from 2008-2018 regarding these jobs. I found it very interesting and I hope you all do too. If you are looking to make big money, then it looks like a Computer Systems Designer is the way to go!!! The median Computer Systems Designer makes almost $100,000 a year!


We have all heard of ebay and have seen this logo! Ebay is the most popular online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. But who created this logo that a lot of us see almost every day? There are hundreds of logos that we see every day but most people forget about the artist who came up with the logo. Bill Cleary is the man who created the famous ebay logo! He is an American entrepreneur with a background in advertising and marketing. He worked in New York advertising firms as a copywriter for several years. He then joined Apple Computer, where he worked from 1981 to 1985, helping to promote the Apple IIc and Apple IIe.


Haven’t heard of this website? Well either have I until I did some research on the internet regarding online portfolios. It is worth looking at because it is a stunning online portfolio website for Photographers, Artists, and Creative Professionals. On their website, bigblackbag.com, it states that “Over 5000 photographers, designers, and artists trust their online portfolio website needs to BigBlackBag.” Pricing starts at $8.99/month or $49/year, but nothing that is that great is every really free.

This portfolio website will get you business because it uses standards compliant HTML making all your content highly visible to search engines which translates into customers. They give you complete control over the content and metatags for each web page you create, allowing you to target the keywords that are important to your business. If that weren’t enough, they also submit your website to all the major search engines for free!

I looked at a few websites of artists that use this online portfolio website. Matt Morin works in advertising and creates designs for Taco Bell, Lipton, Jamba Juice, and many more. His work is shown at http://www.mattmorincreative.com.
Andres Razo is a photographer and I wouldn’t have found Razo’s beautiful work if it wasn’t for BigBlackBag. Razo photographs a lot of people and I just think they are really great and talented photographs. You can check them out at http://www.andresrazo.com.

Ralph Lauren

Who doesn’t recognize the name Ralph Lauren or at least his polo symbol? He did an incredible job of self-promoting himself. This logo is seen everywhere across the world; On stores, clothes, shoes, bags, bedding, towels, jewelry, perfume, hats, the internet, magazines, billboards, and etc. He got his name out there in such a simple, clean and beautiful way that once I see that little horse and polo man, I automatically know it is Ralph Lauren. He is one of the most successful and well known fashion designers in the world and this wouldn’t be so if he didn’t do such a great job self-promoting himself! Here is Ralph Lauren’s website: http://www.ralphlauren.com. View it and check out how successful this business has become!

A great example of information design!

I just love this informational design using ISOTYPE – the International System Of TYpographic Picture Education. It was an early infographical form, originated in the 1930s by Austrian philosopher and curator Otto Neurath “as a symbolic way of representing quantitative information via easily interpretable icons.”  I love this design because it is very easy to read and understand due to Gerd Arntz’s pictures of animals and very thoughtful color system. It is very simple and does not throw too much information or type at the reader. The curved timeline makes this design easier to look at because it creates flow and movement in the design. The colors chosen to show if the animal is a mammal,  bird, invertebrate, or other vertebrate are drawn in all primary colors which I think is a great choice. Gerd Arntz is a very talented designer and you should all check him out at http://www.gerdarntz.org/