21st Annual Designing Women: video, illustration, packaging and more

by Fred Showker

Designing Women Surf

Again we're back with another surf to meet some outstanding women in the fields of graphic design! You're gonna love Sara's video -- and Sue's posters, so follow along and have a great time!

  • Jennifer Dickert : Altered Context
  • Nicole Miller-Wong : minimalism
  • Sue Murphy : a matter of fact
  • ZSO speaks for herself

Sue Murphy : a matter of fact

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Sue lives in New York and works at Wolff Olins doing art direction, design, copywriting and strategy. She presents her design straight and clear -- always making the point in a matter of fact way. She designs with facts.
      We really reacted to and enjoyed this little snippet of Sue's insight into her work . . . Sue writes : This is a poster that discusses the effect the recession has had on Ireland. When keeping up-to-date with the news back home, I noticed there wasn’t a place where the information was compiled -- Even through research it was hard to come across the actual statistics of what had happened.
This piece was found at
GO Sue's piece in "Women of Graphic Design"
Here's the Full Story : How Sue Is Now dot com

ZSO speaks for herself

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Sara Blake is a rare individual, and talent. Don't miss her Facebook feed! She writes :
      Hello, hello, I'm ZSO, aka Sara Blake. I'm an illustrator, fine artist, and designer based in New York City, originally from Richmond, Virginia. I came up with the name ZSO in 2007 as an outlet and home for my personal illustration work while working as an art director in advertising.
      ZSO (pronounced |zo|) is a collection of letters that I find aesthetically and phonetically beautiful, culled together from some personally significant people, places, and things. Together they make a sound much like “so,” the adverb which means "to such a great extent.” I am a person of extremes, for better or worse (most often the latter), so the ring of it was fitting, and the moniker has since stuck for good. " WOW. Now watch this video by Sara in less than 4 hrs! 6500 individual photographs were shot by Daniel Leeb and compiled at CINECYCLE HQ creating a timelapse film showing Sara's creative process.
Here's the Full Story Full story : Sara Blake's creative process
Designing Women Visit Sara at hellozso.com
GO Visit Sara on Facebook

Nicole Miller-Wong : minimalism

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Nicole is a graphic & motion designer based in Auckland, New Zealand, having worked with such clients as MTV, Nickelodeon, TVNZ, Mediaworks, Toybox, David Dallas, Caprice and others. She is Co-Founder of Sorbet Design https://www.behance.net/nicolemillerwong
      What we recognize about Nicole is her strong minimalist approach to design. It takes a tough designer to say only what needs to be said.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.nicolemillerwong.com
Designing Women Here is a more complete sampler

Jennifer Dickert : Altered Context

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Jennifer Dickert, the designer behind Fat Cat Fonts (since 1997) -- her unqiue and whimsical typefaces are found all over. Luna Bar is one we really liked as a fresh, hand-written font -- but she has other s from simple to fancy to outright GRUNGE! Aside from fonts, she's also a web designer!
      At her 'day job' Jennifer builds websites for clients small and large! She writes : I like to work with small businesses and help them by creating a site that's easy to use, and easy on the eyes for a fair price. Usability is tops in my book. I hate elements that serve no purpose except to be pretty and hog processor time!
Here's the Full Story Full story : Jennifer Dickert : Altered Context
Designing Women Here is www.fatcatfonts.com
GO Here is a sample of Luna Bar

Stay tuned as we continue the 21st Annual Designing Women celebration for 2016!

More and more new entries will be added all month long . . . and will continue into April! Remember, if you would like to suggest a Designing Woman for this series, there's still time. Just check it out here:
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fred_c_125 Thanks for reading . . . and, thanks for twenty years of Designing Women online!

Fred Showker

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