Thursday, June 30, 2011

This first friday

For those of you that follow the blog in the summer, come down to this First Friday and see my gallery exhibit, "Dead Modern" at the Gallery at 19 Below. – Jamie

Monday, June 27, 2011

Gerg Kaufman's degree project recently published

Gerg's senior degree project (KCAI, graphic design '10) continues to inspire. Check out the nice spread of his multi-touch screen interface in A Touch of Code: Interactive Installations and Experiences. He blogs about it here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

summer internship

Internship position available in KC with an internet start-up called

$10 per hour, up to 40 hours per week.

You will be working on print and digital production.

Contact Mel Hogan (, and include a personal portfolio.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

AIGA membership discounts

Did you know AIGA members get discounts on Blurb, Apple products, Adobe, shutterstock, fedex and

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

two socially minded design competitions

There are plenty of ways to make your mark as a designer. Some of us count our contribution by the number of awards they’ve won. Others like to check off the number of big named designers they know. But for a select group, making their mark means making a contribution — to their clients, to the design community, to those in greater need. The trouble is, doing work for good causes often slips under the radar. So we’ve come up with a way to help you make your mark — the cause/affect competition.
cause/affect is a biennial, international design competition that celebrates the work of designers and organizations who set out to positively impact our society. Deadline for submission is June 24, 2011.

aiga (re)design awards
All designers and creative professionals, art and design students, educators, and business and/or organizations of design throughout the world are encouraged to enter. Entrants need not be members of AIGA.

All design work entered in the competition should communicate the importance of social responsibility or sustainability for our planet. We are looking for excellence in design solutions that actively engage in enriching our lives. This could be, for example, raising awareness about a cause or condition, celebrating an arts institution or event, or even harnessing innovations in production and materials that are better for our environment. Contest begins June 15, 2011.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Alumni newsletter wins design award

"The fall issue of Alumni News, designed by Molly Hawthorne (’05 graphic design), has won an American Inhouse Design Award. The awards are given to recognize outstanding work by inhouse designers. It is a unique opportunity for inhouse design, marketing and communications departments — within corporations, nonprofits, publishers and media companies, associations, government, education and other institutions — to be recognized for their talent, for the special challenges they face and for their contributions to their businesses and institutions."

Congrats Molly!