We all know the newspaper industry has been hit long before the economic downturn of 2009. As a magazine designer for a newspaper company, I was curious about how the industry is doing as a whole: What parts of the industry have the most growth? Where are the jobs? Is employment falling? How do books, magazines, and newspapers compare with “new media”?
Here are some stats showing a few of the more interesting sectors packaged with some editorial illustration. Make sure you check out the references for links to more numbers coming out of the industry.
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Print isn’t dead. The classic rules of newspaper layout can also teach us about graphic designer: the best newspaper page designs have clear headlines, excellent flow, relate photos to their stories and have informative captions that add more to the related stories.
Tired of your old day job? Even though you're a designer doing pretty well, you could be more independent and have more control. This infographic by wix.com plots out the steps you need to take to build up your clientele and say goodbye to your boss. Have you made the journey or at least are thinking about it? Tell us your experiences in the comments Courtesy of wix.com
This is a new upcoming feature on my blog. Every once in a while I'll post a round up of the best in typography, design, painting and illustration. How do you get featured? Just join my new flickr group, Uncanny Creativity and add your artwork. Make sure you tag it appropriately. You can also go there to talk to your fellow artists and designers and discover even more work for yourself. Tell your friends to join too!
Brian E. Young is a graphic designer and artist in Baltimore, MD.