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Graphic Designer jobs are on the rise

Employers in August posted more than 28,000 online job ads for graphic designers, an increase of 15 percent year over year and more than 80 percent over the past four years, according to Wanted Analytics. The number of job ads for graphic designers reached a new four-year high earlier this year, when job availability surged to more than 30,000 ads during April and May.

However, advertising, marketing, and other design services companies experienced an 8 percent decline in hiring from last year as many of these jobs move in-house.

Metropolitan areas with the highest volume of listings for graphic designers included New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C. The New York area had the most available positions at 3,638. However, the San Francisco area posted the greatest growth in demand over the past year with the number job ads rising 17.8 percent in August compared to the same month last year. Read the rest of this entry


The Importance of Graphic Design as Contemplative Art

We called it a “contemplative design adventure.” In summer 2012, I traveled through Mexico for three weeks with six of my top graphic design students. We meditated regularly and sought out experiences of landscape and culture that could galvanize their practice as designers. Our ultimate goal was to create a book together: a full-length visual album of images inspired by the trip. The university where I teach and serve as Graphic Design Department chair, Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD), supported this concept and fully funded it.

The idea for the trip sprung from my philosophy that graphic designers must develop a heightened sense of perception—a way of seeing, appreciating, and being that helps us authentically reflect the external world through design. I wanted to help the students cultivate this expanded awareness through meditation and travel, and I wanted to see how these practices would inform their art.

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Red Carpet Film Festival coming to Sam Noble museum

NORMAN — Moore Norman Technology Center’s Digital Video Production and Graphic Design classes will host the fifth annual Red Carpet Film Festival at 7 p.m. April 13 at the Sam Noble Museum in Norman. Tickets are $7 and must be purchased in advance due to limited seating.

The Red Carpet Film Festival promotes the expanding film community in Oklahoma and energizes the students’ creative spirit. The 10 short films to be shown during the event are the culmination of MNTC students’ work from the DVP and graphic design classes.

Students from the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma once again provided original scores and sound design for the movies. New this year, Chris Freihofer, CSA, with Freihofer Casting, worked with DVP students to learn the casting process. Freihofer Casting held an open casting call to find local talent for the movies.

In addition to the feature short films, DVP first year students and students from Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton and Tulsa Technology Center will present short shorts based on four provided titles.

For more information about the Red Carpet Film Festival, or to view movie trailers and posters, visit

Tickets may be purchased by cash or check at MNTC’s Franklin Road Campus inside the IT Building or by calling 364-5763, ext. 4120.


MNTC to host job fair

Moore Norman Technology Center will host a free 2013 Career Connection Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 24 at the Franklin Road Campus, North Dining Area.

Businesses from Norman, Moore and south Oklahoma City will be in attendance at the 2013 Career Connection Job Fair to discuss employment opportunities within their organizations with qualified applicants.

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Where’s the Black in Graphic Design?

Despite the racial progression America has made, some areas and industries, such as graphic design, continue to remain predominantly white.

Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton, an assistant professor of graphic design at Southeastern, gave a lecture last Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. in the Hammond Regional Arts Center, to discuss this issue.

The lecture entitled “Where’s the Black in Graphic Design?” was part of the Let’s Talk Art lecture series put on by the collaboration of Sims Memorial Library, the Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery and the Hammond Regional Arts Center.

“I wanted to explore my research and figure out ways to use graphic design as a way to explore my interest in African American studies, identity and culture,” said Arceneaux-Sutton.
Arceneaux-Sutton told her journey through graphic design, mentioning school, jobs and teaching. She emphasized her passion for exploring the absence of African Americans in graphic design and discovering the few that were successful in the business.

“I went on this huge journey to find the black aesthetic in graphic design,” said Arceneaux-Sutton.
Arceneaux-Sutton mentioned how she realized not many graphic designers were African American. She continued to build and explore this idea throughout her career.

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Brandignity — An SEO Internet Marketing Company Creates a Naples FL Presence

Search engine optimization, also known as SEO, has become a very vital part of the way online businesses market themselves.

NAPLES, FL, February 16, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ — Search engine optimization, also known as SEO, has become a very vital part of the way online businesses market themselves. SEO is based on the frequency of the use of essential keywords in an online article in order to boost its probability of being found on a search engine. Many internet marketing companies specialize in SEO, including Brandignity. This company, founded in Boston, prides itself on its superb marketing skills and excellent customer relationships. Now, Brandignity is spreading their influence to the city of Naples, FL by expanding their operations.

The employees at Brandignity have wasted no time in claiming the city of Naples as their own. On their website, they claim themselves to be a “Naples FL SEO Internet Marketing” firm. On the site mosaicHUB, it states that “Brandignity is a Boston based SEO/SEM company with an office in Naples, FL”. Now that Brandignity is officially a Naples FL SEO company, they can find even greater success than they already have and surely will. Read the rest of this entry

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