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Alvalyn Lundgren

Does Formal Design Education Matter?

Aesthetic sense and talent are raw materials. They amount to nothing without discipline. Education forces you to add skill, discipline and expertise to your talent. And in order to meet project deadlines, you learn to steward your time.

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Alvalyn Lundgren

The Internship Epidemic

It is the responsibility of design professionals, teachers and school administrators to value the next generation of designers so that the profession is respected, appreciated and thrives. Unpaid internships won’t accomplish that.

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Critique and Criticism

No one likes to be critiqued, but everyone is a critic. As a design practitioner and teacher of design, I am involved continually in the

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11 tips for design students from Alvalyn Lundgren, designer and educator
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Alvalyn Lundgren

11 Tips for Design Students

The computer is a tool. Use a pencil instead and you’re still a designer. Having a computer, even if it’s a Macintosh, does not make you a designer.

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