Debbie Millman

Designers and Books: A Great Fair for Fair Weather

The first Designers & Books Fair (at FIT in NYC)—produced by Designers & Books and its founder, Steve Kroeter—went off this past weekend with only one hitch: Hurricane Sandy. Well, partly. The organizers had to end the fair a few hours early, before the city shut down subway service. Sadly, the conversation between Richard...

My Kinda Sad Portfolio Story

This week and next, we’re asking the judges of the Print Portfolio Review to tell us about their portfolios—specifically their first portfolios, and how they helped or hindered their early careers. Yesterday, Mirko Ilić told us about the “big paper salad” he brought to New York City in 1986. Today, Debbie Millman writes about...

The Rejection Connection

Several years ago I worked with the marketing director of a technology startup that characterized itself as a company of quick, young, nimble problem-solvers. The marketing director told me that she had sole responsibility for design decisions (how wrong they often are about this). “These are great!” she said upon previewing our presentation boards...

Introducing the Print Portfolio Review

Update: The Portfolio Review deadline has been extended to Saturday, December 1. Competitions are an important way for designers to gain exposure for their work. But here at Print, we recognize that many designers have competition fatigue. That’s why we’re launching the Portfolio Review. It’s a new opportunity for designers to show off their stuff and...

HOW Design Live Is Coming, HOW Design Live Is Coming

Every year our sister pub, HOW magazine, throws a big party event for designers called the HOW Conference. Thousands of eager creative minds gather together to listen, learn, and commune. And then take the streets by storm to protest the unfair conditions… oh, wait, different thing, sorry. Regardless, the HOW Conference is fun and...

Heartfelt

Special Thanks to Chip Kidd for the title of this piece.  Resources Recommended by Imprint Available now: Print Magazine’s Guest Art Director Digital Collection There’s still time to enter your work in the Regional Design Annual. Register now! Get an inside look at logo design from Chermayeff & Geismar Hear the original “Mad Man” George Lois speak live about his life...