We speak Adobe Stock, Adobe XD, the many books he has written, Adobe training, his HOW talks, basketball, and more.
Recorded at this year’s HOW Design Live Conference, we also briefly mention that Jason has written a number of graphic design books, formally wrote for Speak Up, still writes for some of the design magazines, and teaches at Winthrop University. He was unsuccessful in his first attempt to stop James Cameron from using Papyrus…
LogoLounge and the LogoLounge books may have only been around since 2001, but they have left such a large mark on the industry, they feel like they’ve been with us forever. At this year’s HOW Design Live Conference, I once again got to speak with Bill Gardner of Gardner Design about, well, logos. We talk LogoLounge, the logo trend reports, the upcoming LogoLounge 10(!) and more.
We also talk about Batman, Superman, other superhero logos, and logos that are the shape of a cookie. If we would have recorded a few days later, pretty sure we would have discussed how he is a Sith Lord, but I guess I had to document that in word form…
Nikita Prokhorov was attending this year’s HOW Design Live Conference, and I knew immediately that I wanted to have him on the show. His ambigram work, as well as his book, Ambigrams Revealed: A Graphic Designer’s Guide To Creating Typographic Art Using Optical Illusions, Symmetry, and Visual Perception, were the main topics.
We also talk about his first years in Russia and how that has influenced his work.
It’s weird, I’ve known Nikita online for a long-time, but I don’t think we’d ever had the chance to meet in-person. I guess it’s things like this that make HOW one of my favorite weeks of the year. Enjoy.
Nate Voss is a designer, illustrator, talkshow host and design journalist. Working in Omaha since 2001, Nate served four years on the Board of Directors for AIGA Nebraska and currently teaches design for Metropolitan Community College in addition to his freelance work. Nate has interviewed design luminaries such as Kit Hinrichs, Debbie Millman, Joe Duffy, Marian Bantjes, Chip Kidd, Ann Willoughby, and many others.
In 2009, Nate became the only person to guest host Design Matters with Debbie Millman, a leading industry talkshow focusing on design and contemporary culture. Nate has also illustrated two children's books, The Legend of Lil' Red and Tiny and His Big Adventures.
Donovan oversees all creative development at Eleven19 Communications, Inc., where he also serves as an owner. He received a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication & Design from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
His background in visual communications, web design, and creative concepts were put to good use when he was the chief web designer at Union Pacific and the corporate identity and web designer at Nexterna. He’s lectured on web design at Creighton University, taught visual communications at Metropolitan Community College and proudly served seven years on the board of directors for AIGA Nebraska. In 2009, Donovan was appointed by Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey to a three-year term on the Omaha Public Art Commission.
Donovan’s work has appeared in Print, STEP Inside Design and Coupe magazines, the books Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World's Great Graphic Designers, Becoming a Graphic Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design, 100 Habits of Successful Freelance Designers, A Designer’s Research Manual: Succeed in Design by Knowing Your Clients and What They Really Need, and The Best of Business Card Design 9. His work has been recognized with numerous design awards and is included in the permanent collection of the Chicago Design Archive.