Friday, February 29, 2008

KC library internship

the kansas city public library is looking for an intern to produce, write, and design a range of printed and electronic promotional materials. you'll need to know some html, photoshop, indesign and have good communication skills. additional info is on the internship wall outside the faculty offices. to start the process, email christopher barnickel at chrisbarnickel {at}

Monday, February 25, 2008

AIGA Portfolio Day

There are still about 13 openings available for the portfolio review. Online registration has been removed to avoid overflow. If you are still interested in attending, please RSVP via email to so you may receive a link to register.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

El Lissitzky: Futurist Portfolios

The influential Russian abstract painter, designer, teacher and graphic artist, El (Lazar) Morduchovitch Lissitzky (1890-1941) was the first of his generation to visualize a new radical geometry of space and movement that blurred the boundaries of architecture, painting, and typography.

For those arriving in Lawrence early for the Sean Adams Lecture, check out the Spencer Museum. 1301 Mississippi. 785.864.4710

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

chip kidd lecture tuesday feb 26 -- free

world-famous book jacket designer dude chip kidd will be speaking about his latest novel "the learners", plus his illustrious design life, this coming tuesday. here are the details:

tuesday feb 26, 7pm
unity temple on the plaza
707 w 47th st, kcmo
free! (get a ticket in the student life office)

if you want to get his book, you can pay about $25 at the door. cost includes two tickets to the talk.

some kidd video wackiness

chip's website

Things we can learn from Stefan

Register online now.
Event will sell out FAST!

Monday, March 10
6-6:30 Reception
6:30-8 Lecture followed by Q&A
8-9 Book signing

Unity Temple
707 W. 47th St.,
Kansas City, MO 64112

Members $15
Non-members $25
Student members $10
Non-member Students $15

Monday, February 18, 2008

Feb 25: Sean Adams

Sean Adams of AdamsMorioka and current AIGA National president will be speaking at KU for Hallmark Symposium at 6pm. Free and open to the public lecture held in Wescoe Hall.

Students are invited to meet and Q&A with Sean prior to his lecture at 4pm with the KU students in the KU Art and Design Building. If you are interested in shared rides or further information contact Kristy Tillman in the junior studio. (Room 203D, through the front doors directly down stairs, go left through the doors and first right)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Summer Internships at VML

VML (one of KC's top interactive advertising agencies) is now accepting applications for their summer 2008 internship program. VML’s summer internship starts at the end of May and lasts for ten weeks. This is a paid internship.

The deadline for applications for the summer internship program is February 29th.

If interested please send your resume, cover letter and examples of work to

Please submit examples of your work via a link to your online portfolio or send digital examples in PDF format.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Internship Knowledge Share!!!! GAH!!!!!

Hello, Juniors and Sophomores! Believe it or not, deadlines are approaching for design firms that have an internship program. We as seniors know how crazy/terrifying it can be when applying (composing portfolio, resumes, etc.) Well, guess what? We'll be having a brief workshop with you guys soon, hopefully pumping you up for such an experience. Bring questions, possible pieces you might have question about, and we'll bring the stories!

The Internship Knowledge Share will be next Friday (2/22) at 2:30 in the Futura Room. In the meantime, you can check out the internship website at

Breakfast with AIGA's nat'l president

Join AIGA for a casual breakfast and discussion with renowned designer and current national AIGA president, Sean Adams. He will talk to us about his experience at AdamsMorioka, his vision for the AIGA and what we can all do to further develop the concerns of our profession.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 26th
8:30-9:00, registration and breakfast
9:00-10:30, discussion with Sean
FREE for student members
Location and more info here.

Summer study abroad London+Milan

Here's another Study Abroad Opportunity!

"Students and new designers from around the world are once again invited to enrol onto the London Milan Summer Sessions for four weeks of design tuition and experimentation in world-renowned institutions. Now in its third year this unique collaboration between Central Saint Martins in London, Domus Academy and NABA in Milan enables students to study in two of Europe most inspiring cities taking complementary courses in the field of Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Event Design and Art Curating. Last year nearly 150 students from 37 different countries joined the sessions."

Online booking and further details available.

a variety of internship flavors

hello all. follow the link to the careers section of hallmark's site. scroll down to internships–design and visual _ there are plenty to choose from and none of them involve getting coffee or watering plants. deadline for applicants is march 17. mK.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

read this

when you get a chance:
type means never having to say you're sorry

it's a post by jessica helfand about making wise typeface choices and how the educational process can either perpetuate uninformed / mindless decisions ("my teacher told me these are the classics" is not a good enough reason) or provide appropriate cultural and historical background to make smart choices. some of her comments made me wonder if i do enough in my type classes to flesh out these aspects of typefaces, and question the depth to which you students understand your type choices beyond "it looks modern (or classical)" or "i like it". fellow professors and students alike, do you feel confident in our students abilities to make informed typographic choices, that students understand the reasons and contextual issues surrounding the design of the typefaces they select for their work? read the article above and let's share some thoughts.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

AIGA Portfolio Day

This is your opportunity to get valuable one-on-one feedback on your portfolio and career goals from some of the KC's best designers. Don't wait, it sells out quickly!

Click here to register

Saturday, March 1st

Epperson Auditorium

Student Members $10, Student Nonmembers $15
Open to senior and junior graphic design students

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Pay As You Go

Here is information on the new pay card system for printing/copying that's coming next week. You will find this information on the yellow handouts that were passed out during yesterday's meeting with campus technology.  In case you don't have one,  I've emailed you all with a copy of the same handout and  I also have copies in the office.  

But here's the basics on how to get started:
1.  Purchase a Pay Card from the Bookstore. Card will be loaded with a $$ amount that will allow you to print on the Konica equipment.
2.  You can add $$ to your card at the bookstore with credit card, check, or cash. You can also reload the card at the library with cash only.

Production costs on the Konica are:
black & white (per side)
8.5" x 11" .10
 11" x 17" .20

color (per side)
8.5" x 11" .50
11" x 17" .80

I've sent each of you instructions for installing the printer driver.  They are also on the handout which you can pick up at my desk.  

AIGA Trip to Chicago!!!

{Post from Garrett}

This year the design department is pushing its excursions outside of the 250mi radius! As you might have heard, we'll be taking a special trip to Chicago over Spring Break, to treat your eyes and ears with all kinds of design goodies! We'll be leaving on Sunday March 16th and will depart Chicago on an overnight trip on March 19th. It should be quite the experience for anyone wanting to see how design works within a larger city. At the moment, we're estimating that you'll spend a total of $120 for travel to and from Chicago, plus 3 nights stay at a Days Inn.

The list is getting big, and we'd love to have more come along, so if you're interested, comment on this post or e-mail me at

Sustainablility Design Conference

Student AIGA member rate $150. Learn more here.

Friday, February 1, 2008

CD Cover Art Challenge

Hello School of Design!

Assistant Leslie here, wanted to share with you an invitation for an upcoming design contest.  It's for New Line Records and  and it's the Eugene CD Cover Art Challenge. The winner's design may become the cover art for Eugene's nationally distributed  album. The idea behind this contest is to give creative arts students the opportunity to enhance their portfolios by participating in competitions for real companies.  This challenge asks students to design CD cover art for New Line Records'  recording artist Eugene.  For more details and to learn about the artist go to
This contest is open to students only with no team entries allowed.  Entries are due by February 27, 2008.  Students should register at too receive updates regarding the challenge.