Hey NYC! As the year is winding down, I want to thank you all for a wonderful couple of months as your new host, and I am so excited to continue into the new year. There won’t be a #TDKTuesday event in January, but we will be back and running in February! Looking for a new gig? NYC based design agency, On Design, is looking for a freelance designer. TDK caught up with NYC based Austrian designer Verena Michelitsch, so go check it out in the NYC Interviews section below. TDK Awards are back, so go submit your portfolio today! It’s a great way to get your name out there and get global recognition. Deadline: January 6. 30 winners. Happy Holidays!
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Not only could we spend forever on the Extended Play website clicking through those divine color combinations, but we could spend forever re-reading this interview with Principal Designer Joseph Bergdoll! It's such an honest and down-to-earth encounter of his experiences. We chat about mental health, awful internships, following application instructions, plus he makes us feel totally okay about all those doubts we have in school.
The Gretel team have worked with everyone from Nike and National Geographic to MoMA and Netflix, and we love how they aim to work at the intersection of opposing forces. We chat with Creative Director Ryan Moore about what makes a good designer, interning all over the world, and not taking feedback personally.
We recently caught up with NYC based Austrian designer Verena Michelitsch! She tells us about her creative genes, namely her cool aunt and grandma, her new side project — a magazine dedicated to sleep — plus we discuss her pick-n-mix style collaborations with her favourite people.
We chat with Simoul Alva, currently Graphic Design intern at Pentagram, about her studies and past internships in India, how to deal with the fear of trying new things, and that time she was selected to represent her country in Graphic Design at the 44th Worldskills in 2017. She's absolutely making the most of every opportunity that comes her way!
We recently hung out with Gander Founders & Creative Directors Mike McVicar and Katie Levy to chat about everything from Microsoft paint to their Brand New Conference speech. We discuss applying for jobs and never hearing back (we've all been there 😓), their shifting roles as the studio grows and their almost love/hate relationship with NYC.
French-Canadian designer Maude Paquette-Boulva gives us a beautiful insight into her graphic design journey, which started with a hacked version of Photoshop at age 12. (classic 😉) She dishes out some of the best portfolio advice and reminds us all that being bold, particularly during your years as a student, can create some amazing opportunities.
Rebecca Jiayi Zhou
When you look at Rebecca Jiayi Zhou's list of electives from college (Abnormal Psychology, Acting Shakespeare, Postcolonial Fiction, The Language of Food) you'd be understandably confused and curious, but Rebecca believes they've played a huge role in both her personal and professional development. We, of course, chat study, reviving endangered crafts, her internship with the BBC and her thesis project Re-envision Theater.
We chat with Pentagram Design Intern and RISD student Rohan Chaurasia about making cardboard tracks for Hot Wheels cars , breaking the rules once you've mastered them, and how we could blur the lines more between print and digital.
We recently got to hang out with hilarious Graphic Designer/Illustrator Braulio Amado, throw back a few Malibu shots and talk all about creating stuff, drawing every day and the mania of New York City.
A big congrats to Stefan Pelikan, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Penn State University graduate from New York, their work was chosen by Verònica from Hey Studio: “In Stefan portfolio there is a high quality in innovation and experimental way. I see a very defined style that I think is good because empower her work. He needs to improve this way and continue going further”. We asked Stefan to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
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