Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 07, 2012
There are two new faces on the GraphicDesign.com writing team, Denise Bosler and Sheana Firth. Each brings a completely different perspective to the table, ensuring that readers of GraphicDesign.com will have a well-rounded perspective on the industry.
Bosler is a professor by trade and teaches Communication Design at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. She is published, having released "Mastering Type: The Essential Guide to Typography for Print and Web Design." The newest GraphicDesign.com featured writer focuses on print collateral, product packaging, and identity developments in both print and digital projects. She's the brains behind MasteringType.com.
Also brand new to the GraphicDesign.com content family is Firth, who authored a recent feature article on the site examining the complications of working from home (Home Office Not Homework). Firth is the owner of Tennessee-based Breakaway Graphics, LLC and has over eight years of relevant design experience. According to a bio posted on GraphicDesign.com, "She is devoted to continuing to learn and adjust to the ever-changing field of design and provide innovative creative design solutions for her clients."
In other content news from GraphicDesign.com, Christine Medley recently contributed a feature article about whether and how aspiring designers should build an online portfolio. At the end of the piece, readers were asked three questions, including "Which site do you use for your online portfolio?" The overwhelming favorite among GraphicDesign.com readers in that department was Wix, which received 26% of the vote.
The second most used site to build an online portfolio was Behance, which received 20%. Other nods went to included WordPress (11%), Hosted (10%), Tumblr (5%), Cargo Collective (5%), Squarespace (5%), and Carbonmade (2%).
Readers of Medley's article were also asked whether they felt a graphic designer should build an online portfolio from the ground up using a program like Dreamweaver, as opposed to taking advantage of a packaged content management system like WordPress. Respondents overwhelmingly voted against graphic designers starting from scratch, as 68% responded "No," while only 32% responded "Yes."
Finally, the GraphicDesign.com community was split on whether readers had published more than one online portfolio. A total of 54% of respondents said they did not have multiple portfolios, while 46% said they did. No matter how many portfolios designers have created, or what programs they've used to do so, Medley stressed the importance of paying attention to content, functionality, and design.
GraphicDesign.com engages its community each week via feature articles that include poll questions. This week's article, written by Firth, poses three questions at its conclusion and voting will remain open until August 12. Visit GraphicDesign.com today for more details.
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