01 Apr Member Spotlight: Design is Professional
Posted at 04:19h in Business Practices, Design, Illustration, Member Announcements, Member Spotlight, News, Website Design
The theme for this year’s World Design Day, April 27, is “Design is Professional”, so we interviewed a number of our Guild members on what it is to be a professional, and what role ethics play in design.
We asked each to share some samples of their favorite work and answer these three questions:
- What traits do you think a professional in the graphic art industry must have and why?
- What is ethics in graphics arts? Do you think ethical responsibilities fall on the shoulders of the artist, the client/company stakeholder or both?
- Have you ever used your work as a tool for advocacy or to bring awareness to a specific topic negatively impacting society? If yes or no, please expound.
Check out their answers by clicking onto their profiles below.
Aaron Selmon: Design Is Professional
Aaron Selmon is a Chicago-Based artist, design strategist, and photographer who specializes in brand ideation/rejuvenation, marketing & graphic design.
Dawn Mitchell: Design Is Professional
Dawn Mitchell is a freelance graphic designer who’s passionate about helping SEMs create professional-looking marketing materials.
Diana Donaldson: Design Is Professional
Diana Donaldson provides graphic design, website design, illustration, content development and strategy services to individuals and teams.
Elena Songer: Design Is Professional
Elena Songer’s goal: find a unique visual solution to the challenge she is consulted for by asking questions and choosing the best fit.
Francine J. Duncan: Design Is Professional
Far Vision’s goal is to create and produce original concepts for games, toys, apparel, comics and books.
Fred Noland: Design Is Professional
Fred Noland draws from a deep well of inspiration ranging from the Expressionists to Underground Comics.
Julie Ver Steegh: Design Is Professional
Julie Ver Steegh supports her artist’s habit with a full-time job as a senior graphic designer for a corporate in-house creative services team.
Rebecca E. Blake: Design Is Professional
Rebecca Blake is Design Director at Optimum Design & Consulting in New York City, where she develops print and Web design projects.
Sue Jenkins: Design Is Professional
Sue Jenkins is a UI/UX & graphic designer, front-end web developer, photographer, illustrator, art director, design professor, and author.
Theresa Whitehill: Design Is Professional
Theresa Whitehill founded Colored Horse Studios in 1993, producing logos and branding, packaging, collateral, copywriting, websites, and publications.