Douglas Okasaki’s column:Designers walk the talk in America

The SND conference reflects the changing times we live and work in and how the current situation is hugely impacting professionals News media professionals from across the board meet every year during a workshop organised by the Society for News Design (SND), an international non-profit organisation based in the US. This year the workshop was […]

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Douglas Okasaki Column:It is all about opportunity

This is the fifth part of the Gulf News graphic designer Douglas Okasaki’s column You got the talent, you got the experience but for designer’s career it is not enough. Opportunity is the magic word to take off in this competitive profession. Opportunity to work in a great project Opportunity to be in a good […]

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DOUGLAS OKASAKI’S COLUMN: INSPIRATION AND TRANSPIRATION

This is the third part of the Douglas Okasaki’s Column. Douglas is the graphic designer with Gulf News SND COMPETITION BACKSTAGE: INSPIRATION AND TRANSPIRATION SND’ The Best of News Design™ Creative Competition is a box full of surprises. I had the opportunity to work as a facilitator in Syracuse, N.Y. in 2008 and it was […]

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Douglas Okasaki Column:Design change may not propel magazine sales

This is the fourth part of the Gulf News graphic designer Douglas Okasaki’s column.Its about the redesign of the top three magazines-The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek and Time It seems to be the open season for magazine redesigns. Three leading names — The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek and Time — all have new […]

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Douglas Okasaki Column:Bored no more

Second part of Douglas Okasaki’s column exclusively for Home 2 This is an interesting write-up from well-known graphic designer Douglas Okasaki of Gulf News. Douglas says its about boredom in our professional life… Everybody already had this kind of problem Bored no more Boredom not chooses the victim. Anyone can be affected by the terrible […]

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Douglas Okasaki’s new column kicked off:7 ways to avoid plagiarism in design

Well-known graphic designer Douglas Okasaki of Gulf News has started his new column on designing EXCLUSIVELY for http://newspaperdesign.in 7 WAYS TO AVOID PLAGIARISM IN DESIGN Look, it’s copycat! I’ve seen it before. It’s the same design used in other brands or advertisements. Is this acceptable? Why this is happening nowadays? Is it very creative or […]

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Douglas Okasaki’s Column:10 reasons to be an award winning designer

Don’t rest on your laurels Malofiejunderscores during its 20th Malofiej International Infogaphics Awards. Malofiej urges the design community to continue thinking of creative ways to improve their work and join in design competitions. But the question is why should we participate? Of course it is not only to boost designers and journalists’ ego or confidence, […]

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