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Q&A with Designer Nicole Von Ruden

By Michael Lotti

Do trade pubs and good design go together? Absolutely. Our latest Q&A features Nicole Von Ruden, designer of Specialty Fabrics Review for the past three years and occasional web designer for Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the Review’s parent company. She’s also known for her extensive collection of garden gnomes. Q: What’s the best part about working as a designer for a trade…

Just Our Type

By Sherry Collins

Excellence Awards Poster Winner Chosen! The latest winner of the MMPA Call For Entries Poster contest is Kathleen Tolmie, graphic designer for Fender Bender Magazine. Tolmie’s design relies heavily on typography and little on illustration. Since she loves the use of beautiful type, Tolmie let that be her inspiration for the design. “I wanted to capture the essence of the event. Last November was my…

Design Will Survive

By Margaret VanEchaute

The afternoon Design Track offerings at the 2011 MMPA Summit and Expo offered much more than professional expertise; they planted seeds of optimism and inspiration for designers facing uncertainties in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. In “Design, Still Satisfying and Delighting?” Jo Davison, vice president of creative at Larsen Design, had but one mantra for modern designers: Evolve. By…