Wednesday, December 30, 2009

new years resolutions anyone?

Check out Monina Velarde's New Years Resolution Generator. Great idea and design Monina!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"mapping praxis" thesis project

david hardy is/was a grad student at the university of baltimore and this is his thesis project, "mapping praxis". i've watched the mark randall video (creator of design ignites change), and it's pretty good. i'm sure the others are interesting as well.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

hallmark summer internships

hallmark is now accepting applications for a range of amazing internship positions for the coming summer. the following positions are open:

print and graphic design studios
- greeting card design
- marketing design studio
- illustration/hand-lettering
- memory-keeping

web and interactive design studios
- interactive design/animation
- web design

application deadline: monday, march 1, 2010

contact tyler for detailed submission info including position descriptions and portfolio requirements.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

digital revolution

BBC is making an open source collaborative documentary about the internet. Digital Revolution
They are "offering a range of ways to interact with the programme team and the content we produce."

Friday, December 11, 2009

more (former) kcai students on the dieline

jose garcia (kcai '05) came to us from ecuador and returned after graduation to work in a large agency in quito. he is currently pursuing a masters degree in packaging in barcelona, spain. check out some his recent project work on the dieline.

banners needed

Now the semester is over and you are twiddling your thumbs wondering what-oh-what to do with all this free time?

Make designalogue banners of course!

Banners must be 660 x 165 pixels, save for web, and contain the word "designalogue". Email me your submissions.

Peruse the flickr gallery of past banners.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Design Matters Podcast will soon be on TV


"The taping of “Design Matters” TV Pilot will take place this coming Friday, Dec. 11. Debbie Millman is the host of Design Matters and will soon be making it to the screen. The show will be directed by Hillman Curtis."

via swissmiss

Monday, December 7, 2009

seniors on Design Ignites Change website

as part of their visual advocacy course, the senior class has posted their "community advocacy" projects on the Design Ignites Change (DIC) website. DIC  is a program that challenges students to use design thinking to explore and create solutions for pressing social problems. KCAI is a founding school in Design Ignites Change.

the project challenged students to find a social problem in the community and use graphic design to move toward a solution. projects ranged from HIV awareness and suicide prevention to creating hope for disadvantaged youth and early childhood education in the home. you can view the full range of kcai projects here on the DIC website.

these projects will be competing for an implementation grant totalling $15,000 that will help them to actually produce their project. wish them luck when you see them. we're excited about the possibilities for these projects and really hope to see some of them implemented.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

AAF-KC Foundation Scholarship

The American Advertising Federation-Kansas City (formerly the Advertising Club of Kansas City) Foundation is offering scholarships for the Fall 2010/Spring 2011 semesters to advertising, communications, marketing and graphic design students. Students do not need to be a member of AAF-KC to qualify.

Application deadline is February 1, 2010. To apply online, students must visit and go to About Us: Ad Club Foundation. The application process also requires an interview in Kansas City for students who's applications are considered. Students will be informed by mail, shortly after the application deadline, if they have been selected for an interview.

For more information about the AAF-KC Foundation Scholarship, please email Rachel Hack,, or call the Ad Club office, (816) 822-0300.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

operation: green office

AIGA KC is hosting a hands-on workshop that will give you the opportunity to help transform a local non-profit office into an example of sustainable design. “Operation: Green Office” will include experts in architecture from Davison Architecture and BNIM, facilities management from Facility Engineering Associates (FEA), as well as many creative-minded designers.

The event will take place at Outreach International, a humanitarian organization located in the historic Independence Square that currently works in 14 impoverished countries around the world, assisting hundreds of thousands of children, women and men to overcome the effects of poverty each year.

When: 5:30 to 8:30, Dec 8
Cost: $10
Location: Outreach International, 129 W. Lexington, Independence, Missouri 64050

click here for more info. contact tyler if you are interested in putting together a carpool to go out.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Neutra Face

A pretty funny, and kinda geeky video about Neutra Face..... set to Poker Face by Lady Gaga

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

czech out this recent "student spotlight" on the world's #1 package design website...up, up and away berglund!

Animation by Andersen M Studio