Monday, May 16, 2011

congrats to our 2011 graphic design achievement award winners!

The Weingart Award: Awarded for superb achievement in formalism.
Samantha Mak

The Kalman Award: Awarded for imbuing work with conceptual depth and meaning.
Patrick Drake

The Hofmann Award: Awarded for outstanding rigor and diligent process.
Jessica Meurer

The Lausen Award: Awarded for outstanding social/ethical awareness and advocacy through design.
Tom Morse-Brown

The Tschichold Award: Awarded for significant growth and transformation.
Luke Babb

The Bierut Award: Awarded to the most articulate in oral and written communication.
Amanda Laffoon

The Emigre Award: Awarded for a fearless and exploratory approach.
Tammy Shell

The Poyner Award: Awarded for insightful contribution in critique.
Taylor Pruitt

The Cooper Award: Awarded for boldly embracing designing for emerging technology.
Ian Spaeth

The Lupton Award: Awarded for outstanding participation in KCAI's graphic design studio community.
Micah Barta

The McCoy Award: Awarded for an exemplary design research approach.
Kelsey Anderson

Thursday, May 12, 2011

graduates: job postings

Hey seniors! Don't forget to browse through all of these job boards as you enter the job search:

graduate in the news

Laura Berglund, graphic design '10, is featured on Black Eiffel design blog. They showcase two projects that she completed while a student at KCAI.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mapping project for the Nelson

This semester the junior user experience design students have been working on a wayfinding project for the Nelson-Atkins museum. One project goal is to get young kids and their families to explore the park and the newest acquisition, Ferment. After many weeks of concepting, user testing and iterating the students presented their final projects.

A big congratulations goes to Ian Spaeth because the Nelson has selected his design to actually produce for the summer family event. Ian's design concept includes a blank canvas on the back of the map. At five key sculptures the kids get a stamp that correlates to the sculpture. They can use these stamps to create their own work of art on the back (see before and after).

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Adobe Design Achievement Awards

The 2011 Adobe® Design Achievement Awards gives higher education students and faculty from around the world the shortcut to brilliance to propel their careers in the future. Cash prizes will be awarded in Taipei during the 2011 IDA Congress.

Submissions close June 24th, 2011.

Participants may submit up to 2 times in 15 different categories

Free to enter
Submit now!