Wednesday, October 27, 2010

thrive lecture and workshop

"Current Perspectives" lecture with Thrive: Terrance Clark (’05 graphic design) and Will Staley (’04 graphic design)
Thursday November 11, 7pm
Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall
Thrive, a nonprofit design firm located in Helena, Ark., that offers creative and strategic support to assist economically-impoverished rural communities in the United States, is co-directed by Terrance Clark  and Will Staley.

Thrive workshop 
Friday Nov 12 and Saturday Nov 13 
- in the design building
- work on the development of a community event that would benefit the town of Helena, Arkansas, and the branding of that event.
a sign up sheet and details of the workshop will be outside lisa's door -- first come, first serve, so sign up fast!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

design your own alphabet

more info here!

I know there are some worthy bitmap designs from type 1 or experimental letters from type 4!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Internship opportunity

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams

"Looking for smart, focused, talented design students who are interested in the contemporary state of design to apply for seasonal internship program. The intern works directly the designers employed by MoCA, on postcards, posters, didactics and vinyl lettering"

Starting interviews for the next internship period, starting in Jan. and ending in May 2011.

More info about the internship can be found here...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

behance portfolios

It's easy to create your own portfolio with Behance. Check out all of the KCAI graphic design students and recent graduates that have their work online. If you are an AIGA member your behance portfolio will show up on the AIGA jobs site too.

joshua eithun
morgan ashley allen
gerg kaufman
laura berglund
josh lambert
dustin maberry
Andrea Morris
tom morse-brown
lance flores
Karen Villalba
luke babb
patrick drake
Cassandra King
Genia Narinskaya
nik smith
taylor pruitt

KCAI design seniors in the news

Guerilla crosswalk temporarily connects Rosedale Park with its neighborhood

Check out the design efforts of seniors Tom Morse-Brown, Tammy Shell and Amanda Laffoon.

The campaign is featured on Let’s Go KC and you can read more on Tom's blog.

Friday, October 22, 2010

AIGA film series

REEL Film: Infinite Space, The Architecture of John Lautner
November 4, 2010
Tivoli Theater

Tickets: Online: $10.00 At Door: $12.00 cash Register Now! Watch the Trailer The Reel Design Film Series presents Infinite Space, a new documentary feature...

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Poster design by our very own, Julie Sikonski

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

ode to your studio desk

a sweet, short film by Imaginary Forces

What makes your desk home?

Gap is back and what AIGA does for you

Here's a quick summary of the recent re-design-crowd-sourcing debacle at Gap.

And more importantly, here is the letter that AIGA sent to GAP. Your national organization for design (AIGA) provides thought leadership on ethical business practices for the profession and has taken a stand against crowdsourcing.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Kickball! 10-8

AIGA members and officers gathered for a fun game of kickball!

Sean was awarded a watermelon for being the "best dressed"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

faculty development grant presentations

jamie gray, mike kidwell, and tyler galloway will be presenting the results of work/research completed with the aid of faculty development grants they each received last spring. these, and other faculty presentations, will be in the vanderslice reception room.

wed oct 6, 3:50
tyler is presenting on the creation of a silkscreen and laser-cut poster he designed “printervention,” a poster exhibit in Chicago, IL that raises awareness of social and political issues.

fri oct 15, 3:30
mike is presenting on the creation of a digitally-published book of personal photography that simultaneously explores personal narrative and the technical issues associated with digital printing.

fri oct 15, 3:50
jamie is presenting on her talk given at the Fifth Centre of Learning and Teaching in Art and Design international conference in Berlin, Germany, where she discussed a long-distance classroom collaboration with our own marty lane. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Events: Studio tours and more

Please check out THIS POST to view possible studios we want to tour. I need everyone to select three firms and leave their selections in the comment section on that post. Thanks!

We've got a bunch of events coming up. You MUST be a member of AIGA in order to participate in those so be sure to sign up by the end of the month! It only costs $50, and it's definitely worth every penny of it.

Up-coming events:

Kickball on the 8th, Friday, at Roanoke Park, 4 o clock, meet at 3:45 in studio for a ride or in order to follow someone there.

Halloween Party
Friday, October 29, starting at 7 p.m.
Decorating Pumpkins
Decorate Studio
Movies on TV
Video Games
Food - candy
Cake Walk?
Lots of food
Sean (senior studio) is in charge of planning, so contact him with questions or suggestions

Other events happening in the near future to keep an eye out for:
Potluck/Roundtable in November
Group Critique in December
Tours Scattered throughout
Movie Night (Art and Copy)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Thirty Conversations on Design

Check out the web project Thirty Conversations on Design. They asked 30 creatives two questions: “What single example of design inspires you most?” and “What problem should design solve next?”

Of particular interest:
Daniel Pink on the eraser and where he thinks design should focus next: systems.
Deborah Alder on designing for your audience.

*Daniel Pink wrote a nice little book, A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule The Future, that is worth checking out. Perhaps some light winter break reading?

"Lawyers. Accountants. Computer programmers. That’s what our parents encouraged us to become when we grew up. But Mom and Dad were wrong. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind. The era of “left brain” dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which “right brain” qualities-inventiveness, empathy, meaning-predominate. That’s the argument at the center of this provocative and original book, which uses the two sides of our brains as a metaphor for understanding the contours of our times."