Friday, December 19, 2008

Prince wants you! 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 12, 2008

Adobe Design Acheivement Awards

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.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Llama Creator

Make a llama with the holiday card I designed for my company.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

January call for entires

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 for details

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Webby Awards

Webby Final Entry Deadline is December 19th!

Be part of the only award show the NY Times calls "The Internet's Highest Honor." With more categories and brand new judges. Enter Now!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

artist as citizen postcard contest

the deadline is short (wed dec 10), but worth considering if you are interested in design for social issues. $200 prize. check it out here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


A Design-Oriented National Endowment for the Arts?

An interesting proposal from William Drenttel to the Obama Administration. Read on Design Observer.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Grids Grids Grids

Check out The Grid System. The designer, Antonio Carusone, goal is to make this site a resource for all designers to learn everything about grids, and how to use grids.

And there is also a grid system flickr pool.

AIGA Knowledge share: Final Reviews

FRIDAY @ 2:45, Futura.

AIGA is hosting a Q&A about final reviews. All sophomores are invited.