StarVista has been helping people throughout San Mateo County navigate life’s challenges for over 50 years. Not only is StarVista an essential program that serves our local community, but they also provide thought leadership that supports people across the country. We were thrilled to be selected by the non-profit to refresh their brand, messaging and website because we are ‘neighbors’ in our community, and it is one of our passions to enable non-profits to market their services in a brighter light!
Social movements are a part of the historic landscape and are ever present in popular culture today. These movements can occur as a public reaction to significant events—either positive or negative—as a reaction to changing laws or traumatic events, creating a community to stand in solidarity with. Strong imagery, color palettes and phrases have followed some of these causes through their own history, and help us recognize a particular social movement in a variety of ways, on shirts, in parades, and through social media.
For example, Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan was pulled from Reagan’s presidential campaign message of “Let’s Make America Great Again” intentionally to create a correlation between these two politicians to create a sense of comfort with those who supported Reagan as a president. References, such as this, can bring a sense of reconnection to audiences; Trump was not the first to do this. Rosie the Riveter, originally a cultural icon to represent women working in the factories during WWII, has since become a symbol for feminism, especially in the workplace. Throughout history, social movements have created community through shared passion for a cause, and desire to make a better future, which is why many see a correlation between modern movements and those from the past.
“Graphic Designer” is an umbrella term for professionals who offer a wide range of creative services. Designers all possess common skills, but many have specialties that the market requires based on the job at hand. The many sectors of design all serve different purposes depending on client needs. For example, you would not want a product designer creating and animated illustration for your video project. It’s important to understand the eight categories of Graphic Design in order for you to get the right designer for your project.
Finding new and unique ways to manipulate type has become a constant mission for many creatives because we want content to stand out, make waves and surprise our audience. Over the past few months, several trends have surfaced, which we’ll take a look at below. Whether they are used for an advertisement, infographic, or other creative project, these typography trends will showcase personality, sophistication and unique expression in any piece of work.