Saturday, January 30, 2010

Student Portfolio Workshop

It's coming up!!

And you can register now– the sooner the better, because there is a limit to the number of students who can attend!

It will be held here at KCAI once again, on February 27th, from 8:45 am-4:00 pm.

The cost:

$15 AIGA Student Members
$20 Student Non-Members

This is a great opportunity for all of us to get one-on-one professional feedback about our design portfolios, and learn about relevant topics in design from the breakout sessions. This year, it is framed around the 'portfolio in progress', so you don't need anything finished or refined in order to go. Just bring what you have!

Be sure to register as soon as you can, as this event always sells out fast.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

design week comes to kcai

yes, it's show time! mark your calendar and plan on attending this presentation given by steve frykholm on friday the 5th. the fun starts at 11:45 in the epperson. more info on steve is here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Design Week, Branding Obama

Identity designer, Sol Sender of VSA Partners in Chicago will discuss experiences in developing this historical political brand.

Event February 2, 2010

Event Schedule:
6:00-6:30 Registration and reception
6:30-8:00 Presentation


Plaza Branch, Kansas City Public Library
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Free Parking in Plaza Library Garage

Register at

interaction design lectures

Here you can see video lectures from SVA's MFA in Interaction Design program.

Monina interviewed

Neenah Paper recently featured Monina on their blog, Against the Grain. Here is the story:
Command X Champ Velarde Resolves to Delight.

(Also congrats to Monina for her new design gig at Critical Mass in Chicago.)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Redesign Valentine's Day

via FastCompany

"Yes, it's chintzy, it's commercialized, it's childish. So Studio 360 is launching another of its now-famous redesign challenges--remember X.mas and the gay flag redesign?--and they need your help, designers! What about Valentine's Day would you change? Submit your Valentine redesigns by uploading your entries to Flickr, and adding them to the Be My Valentine: A Studio 360 Design Challenge pool. And on Valentine's Day weekend, Kurt, the husband-and-wife design team at UnderConsideration, and some surprise guests will be reviewing the best submissions on the air"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

the bubble project

Ji Lee talks about his "bubble project", sharing creativity and designing platforms for others to be creative within.

Monday, January 18, 2010

website inspiration

Browse 1,443 websites by style, theme, and type, or view a random selection. You can also see the very best at Even submit your own or other site.

Or here's a collection of minimalist design sites.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

this is a rolodex.

Where are you planning to intern this summer?

Pick your city and start applying! For example, I just got a notice from R/GA that they have summer internships in NY for Interaction Design and Visual Design. More info & applications here.

Friday, January 15, 2010

poster design competition

Poster Clash 2010
Deadline for Entries is Feb 24th! Enter Now

submit to output

:output is the biggest international competition for students in design and architecture. The works selected by the jury will be published in the yearbook :output.

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+ :output Grand Prix: 3.000 Euro

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+ Deadline for submissions: February 15 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Design Donations for Haiti at CafePress

By donating your designs to the Haiti Relief Effort shop you agree that you will not receive any commissions from the sale of products with your design made through the Haiti Relief Effort shop and you grant CafePress a limited license to create and sell products with your design solely through the Haiti Relief Effort shop.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

in the news:

Cooper-Hewitt Picks Director, First Designer in Job (from New York Times)
"Bill Moggridge, a founder of the design firm IDEO, has been named director of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York."

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ease the Stress of Crit!

Pentagram's "What Typeface Are You?"

For all of us typography lovers, now we can see what typeface represents our personality with Pentagram's new quiz, given by a dapper old psychiatrist. (Use the password 'Character' to login).

What Type Are You?

Here's my results below: Plastica!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

experience design

KC DESIGN WEEK is a series of events that celebrate the value of design and highlights its impacts on our society. This inaugural collaborative event offers the community ways to interact with all areas of design including architecture, graphics, interiors, products, fashion and urban environments. details here.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

design some notecards

Hey designers, submit a notecard design to CardsInk. Just like threadless, users rate the cards and the winning cards get printed (and paid $100).