Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New, Three: Kansas City Art Institute Faculty

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

Monday, August 25, 2008

Note Taking To The Extreme

Mike Rohde takes note-taking to the next level at SXSWinteractive 2008. View it here.

Lecture: AIGA Nat'l President & top-notch speaker Sean Adams returns to KC

Current Logo Trends

Post from the New Guy. High all, I found this article useful.
Great article on current Logo Design Trends:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Welcome to our new instructors for Fall 08!

Mel Hogan is an adjunct instructor for the senior studio: Design Systems

Mel is a '00 graduate of KCAI.

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.
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
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
Garrett Fuselier is the teaching assistant for Eppelheimer's Multi-media studio
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.

Justin Ruggieri

Check out recent graphic design graduate, Justin Ruggieri's new site!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Designalogue goes "more" public

The communications department has recently linked to our departmental blog on the main KCAI site. The ceramics dept. has a nice blog going too.

AGI Student Conference

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)

Monday, August 11, 2008

spurse art collective is looking for a graphic design intern!

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 ( 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

Friday, August 8, 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Explore the greatness that is PICLENS!

Go here ( and install piclens.
Thanks for the tip Garrett!