Blog Contributors Needed!

We – and by we I mean Ethan Geyer and the web team – have been hard at work on a new design for the website. The design will allow us to have more content on the front page of the site to bring you news, views, interviews, and more. As the Email and Web Content Manager, I will be adding posts more frequently.

And that is where you come in. Populating a blog with content is a huge, ongoing, and continuous task, one that I cannot do alone. So, I am looking for contributors to the blog. I have ideas for articles and series of featured posts, that I need help with. So if you are a writer, or just interested in contributing content to the blog, I want to hear from you. Do you have an idea for an article? Great! Let me know, even better, why don’t you write about it.

Ideally, I’d love to have a list of regular contributors that I can call on to submit content routinely – that could be one a month or once a week, whatever you can commit to. But I also want people who want to contribute occasionally when it fits in their schedule or they have a topic they wish to write about. However yo want to get involved and contribute will be welcomed and appreciated.

Below are the criteria for blog content submissions.

Content Submission Criteria:

* Relevant to our members and our mission – to create a place where designing thrives. Our activities are centered around three areas:
Improving design ability, proving design impact, and uniting people.
* Design Ability
* Design Impact
* Design & Business
* Design News/Issues
* Design Trends

Here are some of the topics I need help with:

* Event recaps
* Design Trends
* Career Development
* Usabillty
* Typography
* Web Fonts, Typography for the Web
* Design & Business
* Design Book Reviews
* Issues for Emerging Designers & Students
* Leadership
* Design Doing Good (pro bono projects, impact of good design)
* Studio Spotlight
* Green Design
* Social Media & Social Media Marketing
* Freelancing
* Copywriting
* Copyright and Trademark information
* Printing Information – new/different techniques, trends, guidelines
* Web Design & Web Development
* Multi-Media & New Media Design articles – apps, e-books, mobile, etc.
* Design styles
* Design Entrepreneur – designing own products, selling your work
* Tips, Techniques, Tutorials

I am also looking for people to serve as content advisers. As our community consists of members of a wide range of disciplines, we want to provide content of interest to those varying disciplines. To accomplish this I’ll need people from all disciplines to advise me on what topics are pertinent to their respective fields. And if you see yourself as an expert in your field, I’d like to add you to my list of expert resources.

If you are interested in getting involved and becoming a blog contributor, please send an email to

Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you!

By Amy Lyons
Published February 9, 2012