Adobe offers over 1,200 individual blogs catering to an array of consumers—from the tech-savvy who follow the software company’s latest developments to the average citizens who may only be interested in taking better photographs—across a network of news, reviews, and training sites authored by different employees. This one-stop information and conversation destination provides plenty of fresh content to prospective clients each day and demonstrate that staff members are trustworthy product and subject matter experts.
Design Observer is a website devoted to a range of design topics including graphic design, social innovation, urbanism, popular culture, and criticism. The content of the site includes essays, articles, reviews, blog posts, and peer reviewed scholarship. It was founded in 2003 by four prominent design writers: Rick Poyner, author of many books and founder and first editor of London-based Eye magazine; Michael Beirut, partner in the New York office of Pentagram and design critic at the Yale School of Art; Jessica Helfand, design author, critic, and instructor; and William Drenttel, designer, critic, and partner at Winterhouse Studios. Frequent contributors include Steven Heller, Adrian Shaughnessy, Alice Twemlow, and Julie Lasky.
A satellite provides perspective, walking the surface offers insight—but low level flight reveals both details AND how they fit together to form the whole. PagePlane attempts to see design and marketing from just above the treetops. Author and designer Chuck Green points to smart design ideas with views on design and marketing from a low-flying altitude.
Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider
Scoops, tips, and comments published for friends of Scott Kelby, who teaches Photoshop and photography at KelbyTraining.com. He is also Editor-in-Chief for Photoshop User magazine and hosts shows at KelbyTV.com.
Newsweek calls UnBeige one of twelve websites that “defines cool.” If you love design, you’ll love UnBeige. If you love culture and humor, you’ll love it, too. MediaBistro’s design blog is read every day by thousands of designers, art directors and creative people throughout the world. Edited by industry notables Steve Delahoyde and Stephanie Murg, UnBeige is one of the most widely read and influential design blogs in the United States.
UnderConsideration is a graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and judged competitions, and designs for clients. Founders Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Palacio are responsible for the UnderConsideration sub-divisions Brand New, which reviews rebranding efforts by a myriad of companies and now covers an even broader range of work; Quipsologies, which highlights relevant examples of contemporary creativity online and in the world; The Design Encyclopedia, which catalogs the societal impact of design; Word It, which challenges readers to visually interpret one word every month; and FPO (For Print Only), which celebrates the failure of print design’s ill-predicted death.