Articles by Month: November 2014
WMC 5 Audio – Veronica Corzo-Duchardt – Cultural and Historical Influences in Design and Creativity
Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, Cuban-American designer and artist behind the Chicago-based creative studio, Winterbureau, treated us to an intriguing talk at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 5. In her time on stage, she discusses cultural and historical influences in design and creativity, as well as the intersection of design, art and archeology in her work.
Best Spotify Playlists for Getting Sh*t Done – Go Media Staff, Volume 2: Bryan Garvin
Music for your Monday Today’s Best Spotify Playlist for Getting Sh*t Done is brought to us by Go Media web designer and front-end developer, Bryan Garvin. If you want to be productive this Monday, may we suggest allowing that beard into your…
WMC 5 Audio – Grace Bonney – Do the Things That Scare You
WMC Fest Podcast: Grace Bonney Grace Bonney, Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 5 speaker, is the founder of the blog Design*Sponge. She founded a national meetup group for women running creative businesses in 2008 and in 2011 she published her…
Designer’s Debate Club: Is the phrase “Do What You Love” ruining design?
Is The popular refrain “Do What You Love” ruining design?
“Do what you love” — it feeds the soul but will it pay the bills? As this dreamer’s mandate has spread from an idealized dream to the driving force in work/life decisions, we are left to wonder — is it ultimately ignorant of life’s harsh realities: that doing what you love and making what you want requires a lot of unlovely doing. Is this popular refrain a privileged ex-post-facto for the already successful? Is it a comforting hymn we all sing as we walk away from that well-paying job into the dark unknown? Or are we really on the verge of a brave new world where doing what you love is the fastest way to getting what you want out of life?
Go Media Podcast – Episode 27: Looking Forward to 2015
We’re back for another edition of the podcast. It’s a solo show as Bryan talks about what Northeast Ohio’s professional web desigeners, Go Media have been up to, why there hasn’t been a podcast episode since WMC Fest, and what…
Best Spotify Playlists for Getting Sh*t Done – Go Media Staff, Volume 1: William Beachy
If you’ve ever entered Go Media headquarters, you’ll most likely be blown away by one thing – quite immediately. The sound of complete and utter silence. It’s something I first noticed when I first stepped my foot onto the third…
Cultural and Historical Influences in Design and Creativity: A WMC Fest Talk by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt
Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, Cuban-American designer and artist behind Chicago-based creative studio, Winterbureau, is the next-in-line to treat us to engaging, enlighting real talk, Weapons of Mass Creation Fest style.
Here, Veronica discusses cultural and historical influences in design and creativity. And the intersection of design, art and archeology in her work.
Free Vector Download and the Collection of 500+ Hand-Drawn Vectors You’ve Been Waiting For
Download the ultimate, hand-drawn, esoteric and occult vector illustration collection. Every one was drawn by hand by Go Media partner Jeff Finley. It includes over 500 vector symbols, icons, drawings, and illustrations created in the same hand-drawn style so they all work together to create an unlimited variety of designs. Great for bands shirts, gigposters, album artwork, and other works of art. In the mood to create something that looks ancient and old-world? Check. What about something conspiratorial? What about something pseudo-religious or occult? What about something mystical, magical, or alchemical? This pack can do all of that!
40+ Japanese Web Design Inspirations
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know I’m obsessed with any and all things Japanese – design included.
I can appreciate the full spectrum – from tranquil gardens to Harajuku chic to sampuru and everything in between.
I love the contrast between total zen and neon chaos. The juxtaposition between the steady, serene steam rising above warm cups of tea and the crazed onslaught of information rammed into a subway map, city street, webpage screen.
Watch This Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 5 Highlight Video
It never fails. Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, one of the top graphic design conferences in the US, is life-changing. It draws us together, challenges us, recharges us, motivates us to go off and create more authentically, purposefully. Weapons of Mass Creation Fest reminds us that we aren’t alone; that the adversity we face are universal. The Fest simultaneously highlights the beauty of diversity. It celebrates our differences.
Video Inspiration: Do The Things That Scare You by Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge
Real Talk Grace Bonney, founder of the Design*Sponge, was one of the speakers to treat us to an inspiring talk at this past year’s Weapons of Mass Creation Fest. This incredibly talented author and entrepreneur encouraged the audience to acknowledge,…