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Here is a download from a workshop I teach on Wordpress
I teach at the Art Institute of California - San Diego and for the past two quarters I have been teaching a workshop in how to use Wordpress. In a forum through AIGA that I participate in a former AI student asked me if I could share the resource so here it is.
This is a good place to start, when I first started using Wordpress, I was clueless and it was daunting. There are so many variables, so I hope this helps anyone interested, in getting started with Wordpress.
I came across this article in the New York Times about the redesign of the famous NY restaurant Tavern on the Green's logo. As is the case many times, the client didn't know exactly what they wanted and the designer (Designer: Nicole M. Hagedorn) went through 17 versions before coming up with a final solution that the client accepted.
I like to show this type of example to my students, since I know that they often get frustrated with me (I usually do know what I am after -- stronger, more unique design solutions) for pushing them to continue to try different design solutions, when they have settled on one to fulfill an assignment. This process is typical in working with clients even though most of us don't enjoy it - it is part of the design process. If you only have one idea and you are married to it, what will you do when the client rejects it?
One of the 2013 Idea Award winning projects, Pivot, is moving into the production phase. With a boost from their Design Ignites Change award money, the product--discrete messaging about human trafficking hidden inside a sanitary pad--has moved beyond the prototype phase and is ready to go into production. They launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds in order to produce 20,000 units, which is the minimum order required by their vendor. Please consider supporting to help get this valuable information to potential human trafficking victims.
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Ace of Shades Blake Jensen and his business partner Chase Fischer started Blender's Eyewear just over a year ago. Last week they visited a new class I started teaching this quarter on design entrepreneurship at the Art Institute of California-San Diego. They wanted to explain the options, challenges and advantages of starting your own business right out of college. Here is part one - note: the video was an afterthought so if you can excuse the shaky camera work on my part, I think you will find it worth watching. For more information on where to buy the sun glasses or to see their inspiring work, visit their web site: Blenders Eyewear
Left to right: Chase Fischer, Francesca Zanuso (who helped set up the visit) and Blake Jensen
I couldn't resist getting into the picture, I think the shades look cool on me don't you?