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Elma Giavases

Graphic Designer, HIghline Design in Kalispell

Discovering The Value of Graphic Design

PRESENTED ON APR 05, 2018
IN KALISPELL @ VOL 4

It is no easy take to create art, to somehow materialize and express the thoughts in your head. Creating art expressing the thoughts in someone ELSE's head is something else entirely. Elma Giavases' early life and subsequent travels around the globe have given her a unique perspective on design and branding, and she now brings that expertise to the Kalispell community as a graphic designer with Highline Design.

After all, "great designs delight". 

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Visual Language

BY TOBIAS ZOTTER
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 27, 2014

Art director Tobias Zotter shares his views and personal experience with the relation between visual art and language. His smart and well-considered design projects are the essence of the indispensable connection between graphic elements and text. (In German)

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Visual Design and Professional Friendships

BY NOLAN BECK
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 18, 2016

Graphic Designer and entitled millenial Nolan Beck shares his approach to establishing super authentic relationships with those he works with and how it leads to really great work. 

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Typography

BY ADÁN FARÍAS
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 15, 2016

Graphic designer Adán Farías embarked himself on a mission to make an experimental alphabet in which each letter is made with the images of his own personal universe.

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Experiments in Type

BY MARK FERGUSON
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 08, 2017

Graphic designer Mark Ferguson shares his typographical experiments.

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Fine Art vs. Graphic Design

BY DUSTIN GEORGE
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 28, 2017

Dustin George is an art director at MGM Communications. He has Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Indigenous Art from the First Nations University of Canada, and the University of Regina. He took his design education at Red River College in Winnipeg where he graduated with diplomas in graphic design and advanced graphic design. Having completed schooling in both the Fine Art and Graphic Design disciplines, Dustin explains the differences between the two, and where his journey has taken him.

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Creating Faces: the Design of Emoji and Language

BY BRIAN EDLEFSON
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Brian Edlefson is an art director, designer, and educator, helping organizations create better brand experiences for clients and customers. He has taught graphic design at the University of Notre Dame and Western Michigan University—while also managing his own design practice (named Thesis) since 2008. For the last 20+ years he has honed an understanding of typography and the design of letterforms, icons, and emoji. 

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Design Evolution

BY MARK DEYOUNG
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Mark DeYoung offers a polemic for a different kind of design.

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Navigating Art & Design

BY ELIZABETH SEILS
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 17, 2018

Elizabeth Seils graduated in the fall of 2017 from Oklahoma State University as a Graphic Designer and works on general graphic design but has a passion for UI & UX design. She primarily improves how users navigate and respond to agricultural software. Besides graphic design, she continues to play around with traditional crafts such as creating jewelry and drawing unrealistic cartoons of her dogs’ personalities.

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Adventures in Graphic Design

BY JENNY FARES
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

Adventures in graphic design in Asheville, NC. Jenny Fares explains her work and different solutions for her clients as designs evolve through the design process and more.