Visitors from Afar (Florida)

Yesterday 42 students from the University of Florida visited Design the Planet as part of their tour New Orleans design firms. Over about an hour and a half, the Design the Planet team toured them through the office and showed the students some of our work, did some Q&A, and then lead them through a […]



Why Copying can be Great.

Copying an artist’s or designer’s work is one of the best exercises to learn design techniques. It is one of the most effective ways to learn such things as spacing, the way colors interact with each other, font design, etc. You are literally taking what an artist has become good at and having them teach […]



Great Design Blog Resource

Abduzeedo: There are a lot of great design blogs out there, but if you have not heard of this blog, you should check it out and then subscribe. They post every day, often many times a day, and it always seems to be something unique. They have all sorts of articles for inspiration, they have […]



How Not to Help People Read a Sign

To the right is a picture from this month’s Gretna Heritage Festival which had numerous local restaurants, non-profits, and craftsmen selling delicious food and one-of-a-kind crafts. Here is a sign that could use some help. When trying to get the text to fit, you need to do more than condense the font and make it […]



The Future is Bright

I have been volunteering at the Audubon Zoo here in New Orleans the past few months. I work in the Education Department on the Discovery Walk where I hold animals and interact with visitors talking to them about the animals and letting them touch the animals. Most of the other volunteers on Discovery Walk are […]



Understanding the Terminology

The design process uses an entirely different lexicon than many other fields, which can cause confusion if you aren’t familiar with the common terminology of our industry. To help you attain a general understanding of the terms used in the design industry, we have created this glossary to introduce you to some common words and […]