Alessandra Criseo, an illustrator standing out against a sea of artists

Alessandra Criseo, an illustrator standing out against a sea of artists

Alessandra Criseo is an illustrator standing out against a sea of artists Alessandra Criseo is an artist I discovered whilst looking through an illustration issue of Communication Arts magazine. Flipping through the numerous pages— each with the same thickness, similar things on each page, hundreds of art pieces drowning in a sea of sameness— her art caught my eye in the midst of a sea of illustrations. Criseo is an inspiring stylistic artist; There is a great diversity in her pieces: some with simple lines and with flat colors, and some with bold and dynamic coloring and detailed lining. Many, if not most, of her art is original and with unique characters, creatures, or ideas. Standing Apart Criseo grew up not knowing whether art, let alone illustration, was a viable career. No one in her family had the same interest, and she didn’t know anyone who pursued the path she wanted. She grew up drawing comics, copied from several sources, including her sister’s comic drawings. Even though her choice to go into art was not what they had envisioned, Criseo’s parents were supportive of her goals and dreams. In retrospect, this was very life impacting at a young age, forming an ambition juxtaposed against the norm for the rest of society. It is very important for parental figures or role models to provide an opportunistic path for a younger generation. Every potential interest affects willpower, motivation, confidence, and dedication for or toward their goals. Along her journey, Alessandra Ciseo learned to provide art for her clients based on her style and her sense, giving them something that is good,...
Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral

Pantone’s Color of the Year, 2019, is Living Coral. A daring yet soft color highlighted by Pantone for people to truly recognize. The color of the year is a bold statement shadowing its ever-calming essence. But before we delve deeper, let’s swim around on the surface-level things first. (Pun intended) The color itself can be viewed the way you view other colors—just a shade of pink, or its own color by itself—ordinary. Its value, however, holds onto people through more than shades. When comparing Living Coral and Neon Pink, one gives off an enjoyable aesthetic while the other is blaring and chaotic, yet, they are of the same color classification. You know how some hues are just nice on the eyes and pleasant for the mind? It’s a color that you look at and you feel at peace. A fun, sweet color that feeds the soul. A Subtle Influence? Color is such a vitally important part of Graphic Design, influencing us psychologically, pathologically, and altering our moods in subtle ways. Our thoughts, feelings, and predilections are moved and adjusted based on the colors we perceive. Does Pantone hope to alter our consciousnesses through manipulation of values and virtues? I suppose that depends on what you think the color really says. Living Coral, by its name, refers to the marine animal inhabiting the oceans, providing habitats, protection, balance and biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems. The same Aquatic ecosystems that are being consistently damaged by excessive run-off, causing overgrowth in Algae, algal blooms, which are a factor of coral bleaching and organism depletion. Serious issues that on the surface can only be...

Generate Design News for Advertising, Graphic Design, Website Design, and App Design

Generate Design News for Advertising, Graphic Design,  Website Design, and App Design Over the last few months, Generate Design has been enjoying a rather strong uptick in calls to the office. Apparently, a lot of people have been enjoying the new content on the blog. First of all, thank you! Our team works hard to make sure that we’ve got good content in here which is original, and not a rehashing of stale old materials off of the web. Any business enjoys being able to have fresh, high-quality content. Any business worth it’s salt knows that if you keep giving people the same thing over and over and over again, you’re just going to make them sick of it. A few people have noted that they found us in email searches and their so new to the site that as soon as they clicked on the portfolio materials, they wanted to call us for meetings. That said, several people noted that they often travel from one blog post to the next and have a hard time deciding where they’re going to go. So, by request only, we have decided to put together this single post as a way to easily direct you to some of our best material in the past. Please enjoy these links and forward this material on to your friends and colleagues who could get great use out of it. Lorem Ipsum Fails: Why Real Graphic Designers and Advertisers Use Real Content The reason Lorem Ipsum is a mistake. Your marketer or designer is actively acknowledging that they have no idea what the content for a product is...