Articles by Month: November 2012
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We Need Your Input
Hello loyal readers of the GoMediaZine! We are reaching out to you to get your input on what your favorite conferences and festivals are and why. Please comment below with your suggestions and keep a lookout for your responses in a future Go Media Podcast episode.
Do you love gifts? We know you do! One commenter below will be selected at random, and they will receive a FREE WMC Fest 2012 T-shirt. The winner will be chosen on Monday, December 10th.
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- Login to your Flickr Account (sign up if you don’t have one)
- Join the Go Media User Showcase Group (only group members can contribute)
- Upload your designs to your own profile
- Click on your newly uploaded designs then click the button “send to group” above your image and choose the Go Media group.
The November Showcase
Hey designers, want way more inspiration? Attend our all-inclusive soul-fulfilling three-day design retreat, WMC: Off-The-Grid, this October 5 – 7th. To learn more, head to wmcfest.com.
Who doesn’t love poster art? Whether it’s for a band, a foreign locale, or a conference/event, a well designed poster can attract attention and much deserved praise from peers and laypersons alike. We peel them off the walls at concert venues, grab copies strewn around our favorite coffee shops, and even purchase them from our favorite designers and bands.
Our love of poster art is even evident in the popularity of GoMediaZine posts. Almost a year ago, designer Tom Booth created the ebook, The Wall: Modern Day Music Posters and a post along with it called, “Modern Gigposter Design: 100 Stunning Examples” and to-date it is still one of our most popular posts. So we know that you will love the collection of some of the most inspiring posters we love. From vintage to modern, national to international, these posters showcase some of the best designs to inspire you!
Not Long Ago I Was New to Cleveland
Almost a year ago, I received the book, New to Cleveland: A Guide to (Re)Discovering the City from the amazing Go Media gal, Liz Hunt! I had just begun working at Go Media at that time, and she had the unfortunate (haha) honor of picking me for the X-mas “secret santa.” Because I was “new to Cleveland” she aptly chose my gift after attending a book signing at the incredible Cleveland hotspot, The Happy Dog. I knew shortly after that Lizzy and I would be fast friends and that this book would be my guide to the coolest places in Cleveland.
What’s This Book About?
Whether you’re new to town or a longtime resident, New to Cleveland is your complete guide to exploring the city. Inside you’ll find:
- Descriptions and walking tours, with maps of 12 Cleveland neighborhoods (and Lakewood and Cleveland Heights);
- Listings of restaurants, cafés, stores and cultural institutions;
- Advice on where to send your kids to school;
- Insights on the Cleveland real estate market and help deciding whether to rent or buy;
- The best neighborhoods for students, artists, professionals, retirees and those who want to live car-free or car-light;
- And the answer to the age-old question, “Can I live in a cool old industrial building?”
With more than 50 illustrations by local artist Julia Kuo, and text by writer and urban planner Justin Glanville, New to Cleveland will have you looking at the city with fresh eyes – even if you’ve never lived anywhere else.
100% Local! Written, designed and printed in the City of Cleveland
Julia Kuo: WMC Fest Alum
Julia Kuo is a Taiwanese-American illustrator from Los Angeles. After earning her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, she moved to Cleveland to work for American Greetings. Since then, she has gone on to work as a full-time freelance illustrator, creating a wide range of images for greeting cards, album covers, children’s books, and more. Her clients include Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, the New York Times, and Hachette Book Group. She is also part of a design collective, The Nimbus Factory.
Below are some details about her talk, and check out the video to watch her presentation.
- Talk Title: All I want to do is make cute things
- Description: I became an illustrator just so I could draw whatever I wanted, but this path has taken me down a few surprising turns. I’ll talk about starting a stationery company, illustrating for the New York Times, and my “100 Days in Cleveland” blog (which recently became the book New to Cleveland).
The Neighborhoods of Cleveland
The book begins with a history of the city, a section called “the lay of the land” and “expect the unexpected”, and continues with the following sections: population & demographics, housing types, and renting vs. buying. The book is then divided into different chapters that correspond with different neighborhoods in Cleveland including:
- Ohio City
- Detroit Shoreway
- Old Brooklyn
- Slavic Village
- University Circle & Little Italy
- Shaker Square, Buckeye & Larchmere
- North Collinwood
- West Park
- Lakewood & Cleveland Heights
At the beginning of each chapter, you will get a little history on that particular neighborhood as well as an infographic complete with a map and information such as: “who should live here?”, amenities & community features, population, and walk score.
Afterwards, the chapters are broken down in the following headings, giving you detailed descriptions of what you will find in each of these neighborhoods:
- Groceries & Shopping
- Health & Recreation
- Eating & Drinking Out
- “The Once Over”
New to Cleveland ends with a summary chapter called, “Settling In”, which gives you information on transportation in Cleveland, arts & culture, Cleveland for Artists, shopping: an overview, the weather, crime & safety, friends & relationships, gay life in Cleveland, and education in Cleveland.
So as you can see, this is a must read for anyone moving to, living in, or visiting the wonderful city of Cleveland.
Where Can I Get this Book
Now that you have a taste of what you will find in the book, New to Cleveland: A Guide to (Re)Discovering the City, you are probably asking yourself, “where can I get this book”?
You can of course buy it online at the New to Cleveland Big Cartel Store, but why not help support local businesses in Cleveland by buying it there. Here is a list of the Cleveland retailers selling this book:
- Music Saves
- Mac’s Backs Books
- Fireside Bookshop
- Visible Voice
- Native Cleveland
- The Learned Owl Book Shop
- Appletree Books
- Loganberry Books
On The Map – Cleveland
Now that you are fully immersed in the glory that is Cleveland, why not stop by the 2nd annual On The Map Screening Party held at the Go Media Headquarters. If you are unfamiliar with On The Map, it is a video series featuring the people and places that make Cleveland a creative, culturally rich, and inspiring place to be. So come out and join us at this year’s event and checkout the event details below:
- WHO: Go Media
- WHAT: 2nd Annual On the Map Video Series Release Event
- WHEN: Friday, November 9th, 2012, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
- WHERE: Go Media, 4507 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44102
- CONTACT: Chris Comella, Go Media | 216-939-0000 x229
This episode focuses on the role of a designer with special guests Connie Ozan from Twist Creative and Julia Briggs from Blue Star Design. We also talk about setting up metrics for your business and the redesign of the Arsenal.
Listen to the Podcast
Go Media Quick Tip: Setting up Metrics for your Business
- What are metrics?
- Setting up stats to clearly identify success and weak points in your business.
- Bill’s story at his Business class.
What’s Go Media Been Up To?
- On the Map – Date is Nov 9th. Be there!
- Arsenal ReDesign – products integrated into developer’s stage.
- COSE Small Business Conference (Bill and Jackie speaking, Go Media had a booth).
- Storefront Renovations update.
- A client hated one of our designs.
- Hurricane Sandy, leaking roof, losing power.
- Hiring Project Manager & a Jr. Level Designer.
Topic: The Role of a Designer
Special Guests: Connie Ozan & Julia Briggs in-studio
- Define “Designer” (graphic designer, not industrial/interior).
- Define “Role” (what’s the context? role with a client? role in the world?)
- Labels like Designer, Graphic Designer, Art Director, Artist, Commercial Artist, Illustrator.
- Artist vs. Designer?
- Evolution of a Designer over time.
- Ideal Role vs. Actual Role
Roles of a Designer
- With a client/boss
- With other team members
- With your wallet/bank account
- With your self/your own products
- With society/the world/the environment
- Production Roles
- Commercial Artist (art as product), Illustrator
- Visual Designer, Pixel Pusher (make stuff look pretty)
- Style Jockey (designer performs his/her style)
- Idea Generator (designer ideates on behalf of client)
- UX Designer (how will the user actually USE this?)
- Front End Developer (HTML/CSS/JS)
- Non Production Roles
- Salesperson (communicate value)
- Order Taker/Client Pleaser (similar to salesperson)
- Educator, Researcher (understand)
- Business Consultant
- Therapist, Psychiatrist (helping client understand themselves)
- Facilitator (extended family, connector)
- Social/Worldly Roles
- Social Changer
- Risk Taker (society expects creative people to take the risks)
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