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These additions to the news and editorial contributors are a first step in a strategy that will establish as the premier online destination for news and information within the industry.

In the final days of 2011, welcomed an esteemed set of writers into the fold. The site, which is devoted to the graphic design industry and graphic design news, is growing leaps and bounds and is a product of Terran Marketing.

Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch was the final News Correspondent to be added in December. She is the owner of New Jersey-based NSG Design and has over a decade of experience in the mobile app, print advertising, and site design arenas. Perhaps most importantly, her work has spanned a variety of industries, including healthcare, packaged goods, fashion, and publishing.

No graphic design team would be complete without someone from the hair, beauty, and lifestyle industries. On, that distinction belongs to Jo Gifford, who is the founder of Cherry Sorbet Creative. Gifford has 15 years of relevant experience and, according to her bio on, has a very eclectic set of interests: “She is fascinated by consumer trends and is a tech geek with a passion for apps and mindmapping tools for that hyper-creative design thinking.” She’ll be a News Correspondent on

Good old Rocky Top! Knoxville, Tennessee native James George was also added to the writing team at He has been designing for print and the web for the last half-dozen years and is proficient in creating logos, printed materials, identities, and websites. He brings a unique background to the family and will share his graphic design insights as a featured contributor specializing in content about various graphic design content and tutorials on their features.

New Yorker Matt Cannon was also added onto’s graphic design News Correspondent team in the final days of December. Cannon’s specialty primarily lies online and his impressive client list includes the likes of Zappos, Bath & Body Works, Soft Scrub, Air National Guard, General Motors, and Staples. To top that off, Cannon is self-taught, which makes his accomplishments even more impressive.

Photographer Nathaniel Coalson will come aboard as a featured contributor. He’s pushing 25 years in the business and splits his time between England and the United States. In addition to his extensive photography experience, Coalson spent 15 years as a print and web designer.

In late November, ERACOM graduate Mirko Humbert hopped onboard the train as a featured contributor. He’s been freelancing for the last seven years and his eclectic background includes stints in the United States, Switzerland, and China.

A few weeks after Humbert, Dave Bricker joined Dave is a professor of graphic design in Miami, Florida and even enjoys a little guitar. Bricker operates Essential Absurdities Press, under which he has published several books.

ABOUT GRAPHICDESIGN.COM is a product of Terran Marketing and a leading source of news and information devoted entirely to the graphic design industry. Graphic design customers, employers, students, and freelancers come to to read and discuss current graphic design news, find graphic design firms and to post or search for graphic design jobs.


Jim Varnon
Terran Marketing
892 East Steger Town Road, Suite #206
Rockwall, TX 75032
Phone: (540) 908-2195
E-Mail: jim(at)terranmarketing(dot)com


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