Congratulations to Luke Babb on his recent volunteer and design opportunity for the LIVESTRONG Army of Kansas City. He'll be working with designers at the award winning KC agency, Muller, Bressler, + Brown. You can read about his experiences on his blog.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Not Kafka, black!
Great informative article on black in print and web.
Posted by TheEpp at 11:02 AM
Friday, February 26, 2010
VML is looking to hire Design interns for the 2010 summer program. It’s a 10-week program in either the New York or Kansas City offices – both of which are pretty rockin’ places. Wear jeans, hang out in a creative environment and get your foot in the door of a top-rated digital agency with a pretty stellar list of clients. And don’t expect your hard work to go unrewarded – you'll be payed for your time.
You’ll get extra bonus points for having design skills in Flash, so make sure to let them know your level of expertise.
To get the ball rolling, submit your resume, cover letter and work samples to Farrah McGuire (firstname.lastname@example.org), Talent Manager, by March 19th. An online portfolio is ideal, but they’ll look at work samples or your entire portfolio PDF through email, too.
Talk to Jamie or Michael if you have questions.
Posted by jamie at 4:06 PM
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I'm happy to announce that the Folly Theater wants to continue the poster design project with KCAI for the 2010-2011 seasons.
This ongoing relationship is certainly a testament to the excellent work the juniors did last fall.
I also heard that ticket sales went up 20% since using the posters and many patrons asked about purchasing posters. Now, that's a testament to the power of design.
Posted by jamie at 3:18 PM
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
seniors ramzy masri and logan smith have been awarded grants from Design Ignites Change for their social change projects from "visual advocacy" class last term. ramzy received a second place designation for "A Book by its Cover: Reading Stereotypes" and logan recieved a third place designation for "Freewall: Making Space for Diversity". the grants they received will allow them to actually implement their projects in the kansas city community, moving them beyond the classroom to make a real change for real people.
three kcai graphic design students also received honorable mentions -- morgan allen (view project), laura berglund (view project), and ian tirone (view project). kcai students numbered five out of a total of eight projects recognized for excellence in this national level grant competition.
check out the press release on the DIC website here.
the Design Ignites Change Implementation Award is granted twice a year to student initiatives that exhibit a powerful and provocative solution to a pressing social problem. Design Ignites Change engages high school and college students in multidisciplinary design and architecture projects that address pressing social issues. participants are encouraged to apply design thinking—the combination of unleashed creativity and executable actions—to problems that exist in their own communities.
a huge congratulations to everyone for making our department shine!
Posted by thenewprogramme at 11:36 AM
Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Posted by Kidwell at 63-11 at 8:35 PM
interviews with artists and designers on where they get ideas.
A few of my favorites are
Nicolas Feltron says: "In odd-numbered years (eg, 2009) I travel more and concentrate on personal projects and initiatives, while in even-numbered years (eg, 2008), I try to do more work and make more of a profit."
Mark Weaver says: "To achieve full creative potential I must sit in the woods, watch Mad Men, and listen to Boards of Canada simultaneously."
Posted by jamie at 2:40 PM
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
"I am a small business owner and am interested in working with a student on logo/branding (business card, letterhead, postcard, brochure) for my video production/photography business."
If you are interested pursuing a freelance opportunity contact:
Posted by jamie at 4:46 PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Design Ranch is hiring a junior level designer for packaging and web design. http://www.aigadesignjobs.org/public/job_details.asp?job_id=25154
Posted by jamie at 2:20 PM
graphic design senior kyle huber has received more local press for his aids awareness project "spread the truth, not the disease" that he began in visual advocacy class. he was interviewed saturday feb 6 as part of the kkfi 90.1 radio show "tenth voice, a program that addresses LGBT issues. check out the mp3 from the program below, and tell kyle congrats when you see him. way to go, kyle! keep up the good work.
Kyle Huber Interview - Spread the Truth Not the Disease Feb06-2010 by tgalloway
Posted by thenewprogramme at 12:53 PM
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Congrats to Josh Eithun and his team. Last night, the team (composed of all student graphic designers, architects and planners from around KC) won the first annual KC design week challenge. Here is what Josh had to say about the concept:
The challenge was to design a more efficient storage system for Harvesters extra barrels. We asked the question, why do they have so many extra barrels in the first place? The best way to save space in their warehouse, we thought, was for the barrels to be out of harvesters and in the world collecting food.
so we designed an event, Take Away the Hunger. This is a social event in a warehouse or some open space that is filled with empty Harvesters barrels. Local corporations, organizations, retailers, grocery stores, ext are invited to mingle among these empty barrels that symbolize empty bellies in KC and are expected to take a barrel with them when they leave.
These empty barrels are not just randomly placed in the space, but they spell out the word "hunger." Throughout the night there is a camera filming the event from the ceiling and as the guests take away their barrels the camera captures "hunger" being taken away as well. This video can later be used for promotional purposes to symbolize how Harvesters is helping to take away hunger in KC by filling their barrels, one at at time.
Posted by jamie at 1:05 PM
May 19th -June 4th, 2010
Eastern Michigan University’s Art Department, in cooperation with the Office of Academic Programs Abroad, is pleased to offer a three-week study program at London College of Communication in London, England.
The intent of the program is to provide students from EMU and other institutions an opportunity to learn more about British and European graphic design and typographic practices. This is delivered through interaction with current London College of Communication faculty and students and British design professionals, studio, office and museum visits, studio projects, and a lecture program in order to contextualize the contemporary cultural and social landscape.
All participants must be at least 18 years of age and must enroll at Eastern Michigan University as regular or guest students. Students from other institutions and professionals may easily register by contacting EMU Academic Programs Abroad.
Approximately $2,559 (+ approx. $1,014 tuition= $3,573)
Applications are due Feb. 15, 2010.
Download non-EMU application at: www.emich.edu/abroad/graphicdesign/
Posted by jamie at 9:55 AM