Facebook Studio.com

Here’s a great new site for you creatives to get inspired and showcase your work through Facebook. The more “likes” your work receives the more chances it has to be promoted on the Spotlight page, becoming a permanent fixture. It looks to have great features like a learning lab, current trends, new product promotions and campaigns.
The original article & link are below.

Facebook Courts Ad Agencies With New Site
by Todd Wasserman

In an attempt to build relationships in the advertising industry, Facebook revealed Facebook Studio, a “place to celebrate innovation, creativity and effectiveness” on the platform.
“We’ve heard from agencies, brands and the marketing community that you want examples and thought-starters for creativity and innovation on Facebook,” reads an introduction to the site. “We’ve built this site to provide a place where you can come to be inspired and showcase your work.”
In practice, the site is a place to introduce recent work. The more “Likes” the work receives, the more likely it is to be promoted in Facebook’s Spotlight, a permanent collection. Facebook also plans to give awards for the best work awards.
Other features of the site include a learning lab, an agency directory and a “what’s new” section that details new product launches, trends and resources.
The effort comes as Facebook’s relationship with agencies has been somewhat strained by the platform’s arcane system for buying ads. A handful of firms, including Blinq Media and AdParlor, have acted as intermediaries to smooth out the process.
Facebook reps could not be reached for comment on Facebook Studio; however, we have a feeling this outreach may have something to do with Facebook’s new Director of Global Creative Solutions, Mark D’Arcy. A lauded creative powerhouse, D’Arcy was nabbed last month and tasked with finding interesting and valuable ways for interactive advertisers and marketers to use Facebook.

http://www.facebook-studio.com/

Type-Typography-Techniques

I know a number of our majors just finished up with their Indesign class and a typography class so I thought they and everyone else might enjoy these links:

Adobe InDesign CS5, Advanced Typography and Special Characters

A Crash Course in Typography: The Basics of Type

A Crash Course in Typography: Paragraphs and Special Characters

A Crash Course in Typography: Principles for Combining Typefaces

Illustrator Must-Know Text Effects

A Crash Course in Typography: Pulling It All Together

I hope you enjoy these and keep your fingers on the keys and the type emerging!

What excites me about design….

Having a career doing what I love is just one of the many things that excites me about design! I love to be challenged, and design presents itself as a never-ending challenge. The principles of design stay the same, but the applications and the processes are always changing and evolving. Design will never get boring! With design there is always something new to learn, and some new technique or idea to discover.

One thing specifically that excites me about design is designing for the web. Web design doesn’t have as many limits as print. More colors can be used as well as many different effects. I love the idea of creating something that is interactive and creating for something that is always changing and progressing.

KJ

Yep, She is one of Ours! :-)

Check out what one of the clients of our very own Emily Mabry are saying about her…...

Emily is a Senior in our program who already has her own business called:

Sparrow Ink Design

Sparrow Ink Design

Sparrow Ink Design

Sorry for the poor scan Emily, but her cards look really great (when they are not scanned), check out her site!