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Beeple’s ‘Everydays’: The Value of Digital Artwork

Last week an artwork sold at Christie’s Auction House for $65m (about £47m). ‘Everydays: The First 5,000 Days’ by the American artist Beeple (better known to his family as Mike Winkelmann) is now the most expensive piece of digital art ever created, but its provenance and value are not contained within the work itself, as […]

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Diversity talk is cheap: Why perceptions of the design industry are deceptive.

As a designer from a minority and working class background, I had similar perceptions of the creative industries prior to beginning my career. I became a designer to do a job I love, and I wholeheartedly believe in many of the progressive ideals of diversity and equality that design agencies love to talk about.

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Client led projects

Undertaking live graphic design projects are a great way of testing your creativity in a real world situation. It can give your design confidence a boost, being asked to produce something in the first place, being listened to as a designer, seeing your work being used and circulated, and being paid for your efforts.

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Making the course work for you

As a tutor for the OCA I have at times had expressed to me a frustration from students on aspects of the course projects being a bit “vague”, or to put it another way, that there isn’t a clear set of instructions, such as “do this, now do that, in order to produce X,” and I thought it might be beneficial to current students to discuss this topic in a bit more detail…

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Reflecting on graphic design since the Millennium

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date. The exhibition Graphic Design: Now in Production features work produced by 250 different graphic designers, made since the millennium. It charts a number of contemporary strands from the cultures of design-led publishing, the renaissance of type design, […]

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Announcing the Visual Communications degree at OCA

We are delighted to announce that we now have a new Visual Communications degree at the Open College of the arts validated by the University for the Creative Arts. The Design Council’s Industry Insights Report 2010 highlights that 87% of design consultants employ less than 10 staff, supporting the view that emerging designers need to […]

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