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Madison Adduci

Can a Company Own a Specific Color?

Trademarking, branding and color copyright. This was a topic brought up today in the Visual Communication class that got everyone thinking. Can a company trademark a color? The initial answer we settled on was no, but after further discussion, we believe the answer is yes, under certain circumstances. We know that companies can trademark fonts

Design. Design. Design. It’s Everywhere!

Have you ever thought about design? And how and what is designed that you see in your everyday routine? Take a moment and think about it right now. You wake up in the morning, most people to their phone alarms on an iPhone: design. Then, you get out of bed and go to the bathroom

Design: Recreating a Website

Design is extremely crucial. Think about your favorite clothing brand or company, you know their logo, right? You know that the Swoosh symbol is associated with Nike, the M arch is McDonalds, and the red bulls-eye is Target. Logo design is what a person thinks of when thinking of a specific company, which makes their

Mixing Your Networks

Is it bad to mix your personal and business networks? What do you think? The answer is not black or white; it lands in the gray area because it really depends on the people involved. Lets say you want to find a mentor, you pick who you relate to the most and who you think

Sunny & 75

Today, I got a glimpse of what summer class sessions are going to be like. Everyone in class knew the weather was so nice outside and couldn’t wait for lunch break and go experience the beautiful weather. I have a feeling that coming and sitting in class this summer is going to be difficult for

Infographics in Everyday Life

Visual communication surrounds us everyday. In class this past week, our assignment was to design an inforgraphic displaying numerical data that would otherwise be boring. I used right brain vs. left brain statistics for my infographic, as shown below. It shows the percentages of right, left and equal brained people in the United States and

There is No I in Team

Teams, they surround us on a daily basis: at work, our kid’s sports teams, and in school dealing with group projects just to name a few. We have been dealing with teamwork our entire lives but did we ever really understand how we pick our teams? Who works well together and why? In the Understanding

Spring Quarter

Welcome back, everyone! I hope each and every one of us enjoyed our two weeks off. Time to get back into school mode. After the first class of the spring semester, I felt confident in my elective choice and happy with the information I will be learning in both the core and elective courses. The

Spring Break!

The day is here. We have completed the second quarter of the MSC program, the quarter we were told was going to be the more difficult because it was 10 weeks straight with no break, in the middle of a Chicago Winter. Thankfully, the snow stayed away for the most part. After we all finish

The Creative Class

Want to succeed in society today? One global strategy that Professor Gaonkar recommended is to belong to the creative class. Belonging to this specific class will make you more economically secure. What is the creative class you might ask? Well, the creative class includes those who work in science and engineering, architecture and design, education,