...to come to Minneapolis!
All this wintry weather transports my thoughts to Spring Break, and while we won't be sunning on the beaches of Cancun, we will be visiting one of the most design oriented cities you're likely to find in this country.
Trip dates are March 16–19.
Group limit is set at 15.
Follow (or better yet become a part of) the planning on the blog.
Friday, December 19, 2008
...to come to Minneapolis!
Posted by TheEpp at 9:25 AM
Friday, December 12, 2008
The 2009 Adobe® Design Achievement Awards gives higher education students from around the world the shortcut to brilliance to propel their careers in the future. Enter in 12 categories in 3 media areas endorsed by the industry, cash prizes will be awarded in Beijing during the Icograda World Design Congress.
Win a trip to Beijing and cash!Submissions close June 5, 2009. But submission is open now, so you can start working on this over winter break!
Ready to submit, click here.
Posted by jamie at 11:06 AM
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sustainable Wood Competition and Challenge DESIGN 21 is pleased to announce a new set of environmentally conscious initiatives for The Nature Conservancy and FSC-US.
Wood, Paper, Checkmark
Design an awareness campaign for sustainable forestry
Prize Pool: $10,000
Deadline: January 13, 2009
Going With the Grain
Design an object using one sheet of sustainable wood
Prize: 2 prototypes made - one for you, one for auction to benefit TNC's Forestry Program
Deadline: June 2, 2009
Visit www.design21sdn.com for details
Posted by jamie at 6:20 PM
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Posted by jamie at 4:46 PM
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Howdy! I'll be giving a talk to the multimedia class about the One Laptop Per Child project, but Eppelheimer and I would like to extend an invitation to everyone! I'll be showing the laptop that I purchased, and all of the amazing things that are being done with it! It'll be a great break from your last week of finishing up projects!
Tuesday, December 2nd at 6:15 pm
Posted by Garrettttttttttttttt at 2:26 PM
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008, 8:00 pm
AIGA Kansas City is proud to present the local premiere of a great new film, Beautiful Losers. The film celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation, featuring inspirational outsider artists like Shepard Fairey, Geoff McFetridge, Mike Mills, Harmony Korine and many more.
The film screening will take place at the Tivoli in historic Westport, but please join us before the film at a fun mixer, jointly sponsored with the KC Ad Club, benefiting Boys and Girls Club of KC.
Posted by jamie at 5:54 PM
This was a very competitive judging with 25 winners selected from well over 200 entries from KCAI, KU and JCCC. I was told that the juror's were highly-highly impressed with the quality of student work entered.
Josh Eithun: vote poster
Morgan Allen: aalto poster
Morgan Allen: seven sins
Monina Velarde: visiting artists lecture poster
Matt Urlaub: emigre poster
Greg Kaufman: rave act information graphic
Nik Smith: moon pendant lamp poster
Josh Lambert: tizio richard sapper poster
Ramzy Masri: modesty vote poster
Kristy Tilman: converse internship project
Posted by jamie at 3:44 PM
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Multimedia Experience with Michael & Garrett
Senior Project 2 Presentations...
Tues & Thurs
November 18th & 20th, 6pm
Univers / room 102
After many weeks of backbreaking work, the seniors will be presenting their Collaborative Community Systems and everyone is invited! Teams of two researched self-chosen activities from both individual and collective user perspectives, mapping needs, wants, physical boundaries, etc. They then devised hypothetical interactive systems and 3-d data-gathering objects to facilitate communication and interaction within the communities. Goals were to create systems that both served the current needs of their audience as well as introducing tools and interactions that added value to the activities.
Come enjoy the multimedia extravaganza!
Posted by TheEpp at 9:07 PM
Monday, November 10, 2008
Lars Trieloff, a colleague of mine from Day Software and a specialist in all things Web 2.0, will give a presentation this Thursday at 3pm in Futura. Lars is a product manager at Day and his specialty is social collaboration and how it can be used to transform business practices. Lars is one of the founders of Mindquarry, Open Source collaborative software. Anyone interested in web collaboration, interface design, and the future of the web should attend, the more the merrier!
Thursday / November 13 / 3pm / Futura, room 101
Posted by TheEpp at 5:04 PM
Friday, November 7, 2008
Hallmark Design Symposium Series:
November 17 6:00pm – 8:00 pm
3139 Wescoe Hall, KU
Emmet Byrne is a senior designer at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, where he has worked for 5 years. He teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design since 2005. With Alex DeArmond and Jon Sueda he edits and designs the Task Newsletter, a journal of graphic design. His work has been published in various magazines such as I.D., Step, Metropolis, Idea, Grafik, and has received numerous awards for his book designs for Kiki Smith and Kara Walker. He is currently co-editing and designing a book about the Art Shanty Projects, an exhibition that takes place every winter on a frozen lake in Minnesota. Among other things, Emmet will discuss the wonders and horrors of working for an in-house design studio with overly-competent creative types.
Posted by jamie at 3:24 PM
Thursday, November 6, 2008
book design bad boy chip kidd will once again visit our beloved city, this time speaking about "the secret history of batman in japan" on wednesday nov 19 at 6:30 pm in the truman forum at the plaza branch library, 4801 main st.
Admission is free, free, free! Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.
Posted by thenewprogramme at 7:38 PM
Monday, November 3, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Kyle, Veronica and Greg were interviewed by NPR for the Get out the Vote campaign.
The audio is scheduled to run over the weekend on KC Currents (Sundays at 5 pm) and also on Monday morning as a local insert during Morning Edition at 6/8:30 AM. It's also posted on the website.
Posted by jamie at 3:10 PM
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Got your voter registration card? Vote at the polling site indicated on the card. Don’t have it yet, visit: www.kceb.org – if you live in Jackson County, Missouri OR www.jocoelection.org – if you live in Johnson County, Kansas.
You can verify your voter registration and polling site at each of these websites. For information on voting via absentee ballot, visit www.longdistancevoter.org for more information.
If your address is the Living Center and/or very close to campus, your voting site is more than likely across the street at the All Souls Church at 45th and Warwick/Walnut. If for some reason this is not your site, the individuals working at the election site will direct you to the correct voting location.
What do I need to bring with me when I go to vote?
The most common types of identification used on Election Day are listed below. Please bring ONE of the following forms of ID. If you are a first time voter, bring one form of ID and an official document that verifies your local address (bank statement, utility bill, paycheck).
· Identification issued by the state you are voting in, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state
· Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof
· Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state you are voting in
· A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter
· Drivers license or state identification card issued by another state
· If you do not possess any of these forms of id, you may still cast a ballot if two supervising election judges, one from each major political party, attest they know you.
Posted by jamie at 2:40 PM
Stanley Hainsworth, Pum Lefebure, and Alan Leusink will give brief presentations of their own work and life of creativity, but most importantly this is where you can ask them the burning questions about what really appeals to them as a juror of a design competition.
Thursday, November 6, 2008. 6:00 - 8:00 PM
300 Wyandotte, KCMO 64105
Enter at front door and take elevator to second floor.
Paid in advance online: Coming Soon
$5 student members
$10 student non-members
Posted by jamie at 10:39 AM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Flickrfolio is a soon to be launched service that takes a Flickr account and automagically turns it into a portfolio website. You can read more and sign up for project updates at Flickrfolio.
Posted by jamie at 8:31 AM
Monday, October 27, 2008
"type design for the screen" is an online elective i'm teaching over the winter intersession. it will be our first foray into an entirely virtual learning experience, allowing you to make awesome typefaces and related projects in your p.j.s at home. i'm looking for more interested individuals to register for this exciting course. here's the description:
This course will examine issues of designing and using typefaces for screen use, including text-sized faces (pixel fonts) and display faces, history of screen-based fonts, legibility issues, modular letterforms built from the online “fontstruct” application, and interactive/behavioral/motion-based typefaces enabled by the screen and user input. a font development application will be required, costing around $60.
Posted by thenewprogramme at 10:27 PM
Hal Wert will speak tonight at the H&R Block Artspace at KCAI, 16 E. 43rd St., about his collection of Obama posters, currently on display in the second floor studio space at the Artspace. check here for more info from artspace.
Posted by thenewprogramme at 10:19 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
UPDATE: The posters are on view at the library's main hall (by the computers) until the election.
Come the the poster exhibit and reception tonight. Bring your friends.
Tuesday October 21st
6:00pm 5:30pm Downtown Library
Kansas City Public Library PLAZA BRANCH
There will be light refreshments and awards given.
Posted by jamie at 8:54 AM
Friday, October 10, 2008
Exhibit and Reception
Tuesday October 21st 6:00pm
Saturday October 25th 11:00am
AIGA'S Mission: To use design to take this message directly to the people of Kansas City and beyond.
The Target: Cafes, Streets, Alleyways, Shops, Corners, Colleges--anywhere that intersects with peoples lives.
You bring: Whatever it takes to hang a poster! a.k.a. Staple guns, Tape, Wheat paste, Rollers
AIGA brings: Bagels & coffee and lots of posters
Contact an AIGA student officer if you're interested in volunteering.
Posted by jamie at 4:54 PM
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
November 3, 2008.
"Career Day is not a career fair, but a day for advertising, design, marketing, media, and public relations students, faculty and recent graduates to see what opportunities and challenges exist in the “real world” of the industry. Attendees are invited to sign up for breakout sessions on industry topics led by Kansas City advertising professionals. Close to 100 advertising professionals will be on-hand participating as panelists, moderators and volunteers. Sessions are assigned on a first come/first serve basis; early registration is encouraged. Breakout sessions cover industry topics including Agency Creative Direction, Account Management and Interactive Marketing, with 18 industry topics from which to choose."details & registration
Posted by jamie at 4:56 PM
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Posted by thenewprogramme at 10:36 AM
The Chicago ISpace Gallery invites submissions of current experimental, unfinished, unpublished or applied work within the sphere of dimensional typography. Artists and designers are encouraged to submit works which explore type and typography in spatial or temporal form in any medium. Unpublished and experimental work is strongly encouraged.
Posted by jamie at 9:36 AM
Thursday, October 2, 2008
STEP 1: CROP TIGHTER
There is nothing more boring than a picture of a design in the middle of a gray background. Don't do that. Instead, consider a tighter crop of the object, maybe bleeding it off the edge of the frame.
STEP 2: USE THE SHADOW/HIGHLIGHT FILTER
Many people go up to the "Image" menu in Photoshop and try to optimize using the "Brightness/Contrast" and "Hue/Saturation" tools. But, the most startlingly useful—and underused—filter is the "Shadow/Highlight" filter. Set it at 25 and hit OK. Then do it again and see if it's even better. If not, back it off with undo.
STEP 3: TRIM THE ENDS IN LEVELS
There is an encyclopedia to be written about how to master Levels, but a quick way to get big results is to simply "trim the ends" on the histogram. If you've got flat lines on the left and right, move the two outer arrows in toward the center. The darks will get richer, the lights will get brighter, and it will take you about 2 seconds. Play with the middle arrow if you like, but really, you could save-for-web right about now.
Posted by jamie at 1:55 PM
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Test your own design senses and join your design community by entering in A5, the Fifth Annual Design Competition and Exhibition.
Download your entry form & instructions.
STUDENT ENTRIES: turn into Jamie by Fri Oct 17th.
Note: for 3d objects, submit the actual object. Your pieces will be returned after the show. Students only need to submit 1 for each entry (vs. the requirement that professionals submit 2 samples for each entry). Entries must be completed in Fall 07, Spring 08, Summer, or this Fall semesters.
All works will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of nationally recognized design jurors:
Stanley Hainsworth, Tether
Pum Lefebure, Design Army
Alan Leusink, Duffy and Partners
Winners will receive local and national exposure through AIGA KC's on-line gallery, A4 Design Annual, and will be honored at an upcoming awards reception and exhibition January 2009.
Fore more information talk to any of these knowledgeable AIGA officers: Monina, Kristy, Ian, Morgan, Mark.
Posted by jamie at 11:47 AM
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
3:05pm - 5:05pm
1740 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
Posted by monina at 3:36 PM
Come find out the answers to these questions and more from your fellow design classmates:
What did you learn?
What projects did you work?
What didn't you like?
How was the interview process?
Would you work there?
Friday, September 26, 2008
3:15pm - 4:30pm
Kansas City, MO
Posted by monina at 3:32 PM
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
4:30am - 6:30pm
Kansas City, MO
Posted by monina at 11:44 AM
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
North Carolina State University's college of design (Tyler and my alma matter) has a program called "The NC State PRAGUE INSTITUTE"
EVERY semester they offer courses and THIS summer there will be a graphic design studio taught by Santiago Piedrafita.
Santiago is one of the most inspirational design educators I personally know and if any one gets the opportunity to learn from him... while in Prague... I say go for it!
I believe the course is called "GD 400: Will Travel: Design in Context, the Traveler, the Familiar and the New Studio (6 CRS)"
They also offer general education classes during this session (e.g. english, gender studies, philosophy).
KCAI students can participate in most NCSU abroad programs, especially the one in Prague. If you need more info, let me know.
Posted by jamie at 11:29 AM
Thursday, September 18, 2008
UPDATE: LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Thursday, October 2nd at 4 pm
Wood Auditorium on the UCM campus.
It is free and open to the public.
addendum: does anyone want to carpool to this event? could be a fun evening if we get a crew together to go. post interest to the comments -- tyler
Posted by jamie at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
what: UCM AIGA Student Design Juried Competition
when: October 2nd - October 17th
where: UCM Art Center Gallery 115
Cost of entry: $5 AIGA members / $10 non-members
Additional entries: $3 AIGA members / $5 non-members
The top 3 winners will receive cash prizes ($100, $75, and $50).
All works must be mounted on black artboard.
All works must have been created within the last year.
All works should be at UCM by September 19th.
Fill out the entry form to submit.
David Carson's lecture is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 2nd at 4 pm in Wood Auditorium on the UCM campus. It is free and open to the public. His exhibition will be opening following his lecture, and a reception will be held for both his opening and the student competition.
Posted by jamie at 3:23 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
"School of Design Ice Breakers"
What: Group Trip
Host: KCAI AIGA Student Group
Start Time: Friday, September 12 at 3:30pm
End Time: Friday, September 12 at 5:00pm
Where: Ward Parkway Lanes
To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
or talk to one of the AIGA officers
Posted by jamie at 8:26 AM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Post your requests in the comments section:
1. Would you consider purchasing a lunch onsite between classes every other Friday. Yes No
2. Would you consider purchasing a lunch onsite more frequently than every other Friday. Yes No
3. Would you consider purchasing a Pasta Bar or Taco Bar lunch once a month.Yes No
Posted by jamie at 11:19 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Date: 9 September 2008
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Epperson Auditorium
Description: This free performance will feature poetry by Tim Pettet and Victor Allan Smith, music by Daniel Eichenbaum, graphic design by Jamie Gray and Robb Smigielski, Brendan Kinsella on piano and Steve Schob on percussions. ArtSounds is a collaboration between the Kansas City Art Institute and the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Faculty partners from each institution join together to produce provocative events that explore a maximum breadth of means, methods, media and music: art sounds and music sees. For more information, call 816-802-3423.
Posted by jamie at 4:42 PM
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Adam Tramposh designed "Stelazine" while at RISD last semester. He's generously offering the open type font for all to download.
If you use it, let Adam [email@example.com] know what you think b/c he's still seeking feedback to improve the design before distribution.
Posted by jamie at 1:48 PM
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Opening: Friday, August 29, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
The Artspace presents a biennial exhibition introducing work by faculty at the Kansas City Art Institute. New, Three will introduce recent work by artists who have joined KCAI‚s faculty in the past 3 years.
The artists featured in the exhibition will include: Brian Collier (Interdisciplinary Arts), Kim Eichler-Messmer (Fiber), Julie Farstad (Painting), Jessie Fisher (Painting), Jamie Gray (Design), Diana Heise (Photography and Digital Filmmaking), Tracy Krumm (Fiber), Tom Lewis (Photo and Digital Filmmaking), Daniel Reneau (Painting), Miguel Rivera (Printmaking), Steven Roberts (Foundation), and James Woodfill (Painting).
H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute
16 East 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Posted by jamie at 4:18 PM
Monday, August 25, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Mel Hogan is an adjunct instructor for the senior studio: Design Systems
Mel is a '00 graduate of KCAI.Carrie Kish is an adjunct instructor and is team teaching both the senior's Vis. Language studio with Jamie and the junior's Vis. Language studio with Tyler
During his career Mel has been fortunate enough to work with some of the world's largest brands, including Yahoo!, Microsoft, Hilton Hotels and Harley Davidson Motorcycles, just to name a few. Mel has used his experience to gain solid understanding of large brand strategy as it applies to online and advertising.
Mel's focus and passion has always been a hybrid of design and technology, with the end user always at the forefront. Design is not, as some would believe, subjective. There are definitive rules and techniques that serve to help communicate a message, and promote ease of use. Mel strives to ensure all his projects serve client goals and user needs first.
If Mel were invisible for a day he would more than likely sneak into the TED Conference and, using a voice modifier, influence the recipients of the TED awards in a godlike fashion.
BIOGarrett Fuselier is the teaching assistant for Eppelheimer's Multi-media studio
Carrie Kish Art Director/Bungalow Creative
Carrie is a multi-disciplinary designer whose 15 years of experience began in Washington DC, studying at the Corcoran School of Art and working as a freelance-designer.
After school, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia to began working as an art director/designer for a small studio whose notable clients included Coca-Cola, UPS and Heery International. After relocating to Kansas City six years ago, she gained a strong skillset in brand building and marketing communications while working for a small marketing design firm. Carrie’s passion to work for smaller studios that make a big impact, led her to Bungalow where she and the collaborative team work closely
with their clients to consistently create effective and award-winning work.
AIGA KC Design Awards, Printer Awards, Philanthropy Award
Print Magazine, Rockport Books: Best of Business Card Design,
Rockport Books: Best of Brochure Design, Step Magazine,
Dynamic Graphics: Lo-fi Design
Antiques, flea markets, world fairs, Bauhaus, Bette Davis films,
Swiss design, Hungary, vintage cars
A freshly squeezed graphic designer from the Kansas City Art Institute, Garrett Fuselier has "slip-and-slided" into the design world through a job at Ontarget Interactive. There, he continues to keep his hands digitally active with media such as web, eNewsletter, TV spots, and Flash integration.
Alongside, he and Rhianna Weilert (also a recent design graduate) have formed a freelance collaborative under the name "the Weisler House of Design." Through this, he's keeping active in his community, and also continues to hold his membership with the AIGA and now the Ad Club of Kansas City.
Posted by jamie at 9:58 AM
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Here's a unique opportunity to attend an international student design conference in nearby Chicago. Speakers include: paul sahre, michael vanderbyl, michael bierut, paula scher, rick valicenti, seymour chwast, deborah sussman, et al.
September 23-24, Chicago
Over 1000 of the world’s top designers, students, educators and graphic arts professionals will converge for the Alliance Graphique Internationale Congress and AGI Student Conference. The event will present lectures, exhibitions, and a host of unique interactions with the world’s most notable leaders from the design profession.
$100 (register online by Sept 5th)
Posted by jamie at 10:38 AM
Monday, August 11, 2008
contact Julia Cole: jcole [at] kcai [dot] edu
Spurse came to KCAI to teach a summer class and had students (including our own Meredith Adams from GD) helping them design shelter and clothing systems for an arctic expedition, connected with all kinds of thinking including refugee status/nomadism/the Inuit/ and deep time/rapid time. They are going to be having a show at Grand Arts in 2009, at which all the work from the project will be featured.
Spurse is really keen to get some Graphic Design students involved on an internship basis. The students who worked with them over the summer seem to have had an amazing experience. They are looking for students (Meredith, hint hint) who might start even before school starts, or ASAP. the ARC said that students can sign up for a fall semester internship and then start work early. They are also looking for another couple of GD students who could work later September through December, generating vector diagrams, maps and other presentation documents.
Spurse is an international Artist collective that has been involved in some fascinating and expansive projects (www.spurse.org). Sounds like the students involved would get a lot out of this. Please email Julia Cole, head of Interdisciplinary Arts, for more info: jcole [at] kcai [dot] edu
Posted by thenewprogramme at 11:49 PM
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
cruising through an AIGA newsletter today, i noticed that jessica lyew-ayee has been named a recipient of the worldstudio aiga scholarship, a nationwide award for minority and economically disadvantaged students. jessica was one of only 22 recipients from schools across the country. way to go jessica, we're very proud! read more here.
Posted by thenewprogramme at 3:58 PM
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
the 2007 issue of spring formal, designed by this year's graduating seniors in type IV, was just announced as the winner for design by the "Association of Writers and Writing Programs". way to go seniors! the design was originally proposed by callie england and garrett fuselier, and the rest of the class joined in on refinements and production, so it was a great group effort. the judge's comments are very flattering, and exemplify what type of design work we are trying to foster in our program. check out the announcement and judge's remarks here.
Posted by thenewprogramme at 4:08 PM
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
The course syllabi and projects for the Sound + Motion Junior studio are included in Teaching Motion Design (2008). Congrats Jeff. This is the most recent book in Steven Heller's Teaching Graphic Design series published by Allworth Press.
KCAI has a strong presence alongside School of Visual Arts, Ohio State, Rochester Institute of Technology and many other schools.
Posted by jamie at 3:58 PM
Friday, June 6, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Tyler has been invited to participate in a political poster exhibit at Eastern Michigan University called "the posters of discontent" this coming August. Tyler's work will hang along other design greats such as Milton Glaser and Marcia Lausen. Stay tuned for more information come August.
Posted by jamie at 10:38 AM
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
The Weingart Award: Awarded for superb achievement in formalism.
1. Rhianna Weilert 2. Laura Berglund
The Kalman Award: Awarded for imbuing work with conceptual depth and meaning.
1. Grant Nitsch 2. Josh Lambert
The Hofmann Award: Awarded for outstanding rigor and diligent process.
1. Ian Tirone 2. Garrett Fuselier 3. Monina Velarde
The Lausen Award: Awarded for outstanding social/ethical awareness and advocacy through design.
1. Callalily England 2. Jessica Bayer
The Tschichold Award: Awarded for significant transformation since last semester.
1. Sheila Wong 2. Kyle Huber
The Bierut Award: Awarded to the most articulate in oral and written communication.
1. Kelly Flaherty 2. Ramzy Masri
The Emigre Award: Awarded for a fearless and exploratory approach.
1. Matt Urlaub 2. Morgan Allen
The Poyner Award: Awarded for insightful contribution in critique.
1. Matt Judge 2. Tezz Walker
The Cooper Award: Awarded for boldly embracing technology in design.
1. Garrett Fuselier 2. Matt Takach
The Lupton Award: Awarded for outstanding participation in KCAI's graphic design studio community and a willingness to help others.
1. Garrett Fuselier 2. Tim Griffin
Posted by jamie at 11:42 AM
Monday, May 19, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
SD2 new media and IT consulting is sponsoring a design/art contest in the power and light district. artwork will go either on banners throughout the district, or on a large lcd screen for motion-based work. $1500 in prize money will be split among the winners. deadline is may 30. you can get more info and submit on-line here.
Posted by thenewprogramme at 3:44 PM
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Congratulations to Kristy Tillman and Sheila Wong. Both had projects selected by the judging panel for further review in the semifinal round in New York City. Each will be sent to Adobe's regional offices for exhibits and further publicity and published online. Search...
Posted by jamie at 6:36 PM
Friday, May 9, 2008
The end of semester is upon us and to celebrate our year, we will be having our departmental farewell party next Friday, May 16th. It is at the senior exhibit in the Belger Arts Center, 2100 Walnut. Festivities begin at 7pm and end at 9pm.
Awards will be given out, for ALL grades, along with prizes. And of course, there will be food!
Posted by jamie at 8:51 PM
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
KU is having its Department of Design Senior Show this Thursday.
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 8th, 2008, 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Californos (in Westport)
Johnson County Community College Senior Exhibition
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Liberty Memorial
Posted by jamie at 9:47 AM
Monday, May 5, 2008
Howdy, all! We'll be teleporting to the fantastic VML on Monday May 5th for a tour of their facilities! VML is doing some great things in pushing how we view technology. It's quite a large firm, and will be a great contrast to some of the smaller firms we've visited thus far! We'll be leaving at 2:30 from the design building.
It's at 250 Richards Road
Posted by Garrettttttttttttttt at 12:50 AM
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
deadline is June 2
AIGA and the Winterhouse Institute are seeking submissions for the third annual Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing & Criticism.
Further information, guidelines and selections from the past two years can be found at: www.aiga.org/writingawards
Posted by jamie at 7:23 PM
Monday, April 28, 2008
Calling for peer- or self- nominations for AIGA student officer positions for Fall 2008. Eligible students have an active AIGA membership.
Submit nominations or self-nominations to Jamie via email by Monday 5/5. As was done last year, the faculty adviser (me) will appoint the position from this pool.
List the following:
• Student name
• A few words why
• Desired position
Communications: In charge of studio communication and promotion of student group events, as well as the internal promotion of local AIGA events. Produces and/or oversees the production of promotional materials (such as posters, email communications, blog, etc).
Programming: Proposes events as well as coordinates and helps facilitate events and activities proposed by and for student members. Past events include but are not limited to: studio tours, knowledge shares, speakers, contests, trips.
Membership: Promotes AIGA membership across all studios. Oversees membership, renewal and specifically generating new members in the incoming sophomore class. Also, helps coordinate volunteers for school based or local chapter programming events.
Posted by jamie at 10:26 PM
The Kansas City, Mo. Citywide Trails Plan project team is challenging the creative minds of Kansas City to a trails logo and naming competition. The winning logo and name may appear on trail signage, trail promotional materials and mile markers and serve as the new brand for Kansas City's trail system. First prize is a Gary Fisher hybrid bike donated by Cycle City of Kansas City, MO.
Posted by Leslie at 10:42 AM
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Internship Opportunity for a Graphic Designer with Eisterhold Associates.
Eisterhold Associates is an Exhibit Design and Planning firm in Kansas City that specializes in museum and exhibition design. We have designed several world-class museums across the country, including: The Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, AL; The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN; and the Jurassic Park Discovery Center in Orlando, FL.
We are currently seeking a Graphic Design intern to help with the final production phase of several current projects. Interns will be exposed to the design, fabrication, and installation stages of large, unique projects, assisting where needed.
Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator are a must.
Interns will be working directly with Kelly Furlong (KCAI alum), esteemed Graphic Designer for Eisterhold Associates, Inc. Please direct all questions to her at (816) 330-3276 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by thenewprogramme at 4:06 PM
To lighten the load, the VPAA office has granted that 3 of the 6 credits earned during the summer internship can apply to the Fall Term.
Please see Terri about the Internship Intent Form and get the ball rolling.
Portfolios due April 30th.
Posted by Leslie at 11:51 AM
Ever wonder who designed KCAI's Identity?
Posted by Leslie at 11:42 AM
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Hi, everyone! The seniors would like to announce that we just finished composing the Collective:08 site for our senior exhibition. Check it out! Tell the world!
We would also like to see you at the Belger Art Gallery for our opening reception from 6–9 on the first friday in May!
Posted by Garrettttttttttttttt at 10:42 AM
Finally! The first ever AIGA t-shirt design competition is in its final stages. The employees of the art store have actually chosen two designs from the finals.
In first place:
Designer: Tina Gordzica!
Tina's shirt will hit the shelves at the beginning on the next school year!
In second place:
Designer: Lindsey Southwood!
Lindsey's patterning will actually be reformatted to fit new aprons that the art store will be selling!
These two lucky individuals have also received gift cards from the art store!
Everyone give them a pat on the back for helping bring design to the rest of the student body!
Posted by Garrettttttttttttttt at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
those of you who went on the chicago trip had the priviledge of visiting gravity tank, our new favorite research-based design studios. they have a very collaborative working environment, teaming ethnographers/analysts with graphic and industrial designers. well, they're looking for a summer intern! check the job board outside the faculty offices for more details. also, ask mister takach about his experiences there last summer.
Posted by thenewprogramme at 1:18 PM
Monday, April 14, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Both Jamie and Tyler represented KCAI recently at the AIGA's massaging media2 education conference in Boston. Jamie presented her very intuitive tools for trolling through, sorting and displaying digital "collections" in multimedia and Tyler presented his ideas for a web-based teaching tool that demonstrates the persuasive qualities of time-based media.
Here they are in action!
Posted by TheEpp at 9:47 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Check the side bar on this blog to see a must bookmark list of links to online job boards. These sites are commonly used in the industry to post and seek jobs, interships and freelance. Will be good to keep your eye on these as you start your searches. A few of these have great portfolio features that you can easily take advantage of.
Posted by jamie at 6:17 PM
The 2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards gives higher education students from around the world the creative license to propel their careers in the future.
I saw Adobe promote this over the weekend. It looks like an amazing opportunity and worth considering.
There are a range of categories and cash prices, plus the experience of going to NY to participate in the awards with the other winners.
Submissions close May 2, 2008.
Posted by jamie at 6:06 PM
Monday, March 31, 2008
as a member of the educational outreach and exhibitions committee, i am happy to tip off our beloved design department to the call for entries for new 08-09 exhibits at the kcai crossroads student gallery. i would love love love to see some group design show in there, like a type or poster show or something. we could show the fine art world what we're made of. here is the "call for entries" flyer and the submission criteria. please let me know if you have questions or need input.
Posted by thenewprogramme at 8:52 AM
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
we educators have been complaining about this for a long time, and it's finally here -- a decent collection of usable type families at an affordable price. for $150 you can get a very respectable range of very usable typefaces in all major categories. check out the adobe page for more info, and download a pdf of their complete font list. i'll just whet your appetite by saying there are 27 weights of univers alone, and a total of 500 fonts -- all for $150! crazy.
Posted by thenewprogramme at 6:13 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Minted is a new online store offering modern custom stationery and invitations. Hosting themed design challenges where designers can submit designs into a competition and customers and a special jury will select winners. Winning designs will be printed by us and sold on Minted.com. Prize winners will be awarded cash prizes and be featured prominently on our site.
First contest: Save-the-Date Cards
Post in the comments here if you are submitting!!!!
Posted by jamie at 11:55 AM
Diesel Wall is an international art contest that aims to bring intriguing/inspiring/insightful/inciting contemporary ideas to giant urban canvases in city centres around the world.
From March 3rd until May 12th 2008 anyone from any country in the world can apply online www.dieselwall.com and submit his/her designs for the chance to feature in this project.
Posted by jamie at 11:53 AM
Friday, March 21, 2008
Hallmark is trying to find the funniest card creator in America with their "Your Funny*ness" contest. Send Hallmark a card, any card, as long as it's funny and original. Eighteen finalists will have their 15 minutes of fame when their cards are printed and sold to the public -- both at Hallmark.com/you and in more than 3,500 participating Hallmark Gold Crown stores! They also will win $250.
Deadline is March 23, students can go to www.hallmark.com/you to upload the card design. Finalists will be selected and announced on April 14. America's choice for the Grand Prize winner gets another $1,000 cash and a trip to Chicago to spend a weekend with Second City! Free tickets, a walking tour, a private workshop...and of course their concept on a Hallmark card sold in more than 3,500 participating Hallmark Gold Crown stores.
Posted by thenewprogramme at 10:55 AM
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
All media work us over completely. They are so pervasive in their personal, political, economic, aesthetic, psychological, moral, ethical, and social consequences that they leave no part of us untouched, unaffected, unaltered. The medium is the massage.”
Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore (graphic designer), The Medium is the Massage.
Tyler and Jamie have both been awarded acceptance by the AIGA Educators Conference Massaging Message:2 to present in Boston, April 4-6.
Impressed? We are. Big congrat's!!!! Can't wait to see the video on our home turf.
Posted by terri nemer at 9:07 PM
many of you attended the lecture by stefan sagmeister, which was quite inspiring and entertaining. he mentioned the fact that his book is being expanded into a contribution-based website, called "things i have learned in my life so far". well, our own tyler tate has already posted an amazing contribution to that site here. check it out! nice work, tyler.
Posted by thenewprogramme at 4:41 PM
Friday, March 7, 2008
In the meantime, check out their site.
Posted by Garrettttttttttttttt at 11:28 AM