imagery

“You can’t use an image without permission from the creator of the work (and, almost always, a forthcoming payment).” I’ve contracted with creatives working as independent contractors over the course of my career, and, with good reason, I know and respect this fact. I’ve needed to restate this case numerous times to others within organizations in order to legally protect companies, clients and myself. Here’s the deal with image makers: Unless the work that’s generated by...

Imagery: Give Credit (And Payment) Where It’s Due

The word “designer” covers a broad swath of disciplines. While skilled in a variety of art-related techniques, at their core, designers possess natural ability to innovate. They are inspired to solve a problem following a path where ideation is core to the development process and implementation is the final step. The creative process can be a little messy and chaotic as projects often loop back through inspiration, ideation and implementation, allowing collaborators to refine ideas...

Good Design Empowers Us to Interact with Ease and Confidence

If I tell you that I was recently at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine, looking at a sculpture by Bernard Langlais and a painting of a flamboyant woman by Charles Dana Gibson (creator of The Gibson Girl illustrations from back in the day), you would recall only some of the words you just read. However, if I paired the above paragraph with relevant imagery, you would retain 65 percent of the information three days...

Images are Core in the Age of a Visual Culture…for Good Reason