Of course, the panel was moderated by ladies as well, Dang Sering and Arriane Serafico. Topics ranged from design leadership, lessons in design and in business, and future goals and visions for the group and graphic design in the Philippines.
The discussion went beyond the given time but for good measure for each one were given the voice to really speak their mind about graphic design history, business, and even a tinge of experiences as a woman in this field.
Some notable points were about the mix of design and business, like at the end of the day, as designers, our goal is to create great designs but if we do not push bottomlines or push the message, we fail as communicators.
Another is keeping the studio small is a business decision to keep the emotions (and overhead costs) at a minimum.
If I am to be asked, it was Pau of Bad Student who had the best quote with “Beshies over Business”.
Indeed, these women graphic designers did make us look here. Here’s to looking forward for more design from this group!
Logos can sometimes be very underrated, or at least depending on who you talk to. But imagine a material that can very much represent the whole idea of what you believe in. Take for example the cross, which almost globally is tied up to what Jesus has done on the cross.
With the changes happening fast, it is not just adequate for us to be a great designer but be equipped with the latest and knowing what may lie ahead. Join this annual event happening this September 20 at Green Sun Hotel, Makati City.
Meet IMAO OBRA, the first-ever font named after a Filipino. This is named after National Artist Abdulmari Asia Imao, whose works are pre-dominant with his trademark icons sarimanok, okir, and anaga motifs. These icons were the inspiration of the typeface made which made a rich tapestry of letters and images.