See more photos of the opening night and the show here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjEYrTE8
Four of the students in the show were interviewed by Marcus Leshock of WGN TV for a little spot about the Pop-Up Art Loop spaces. It aired on the evening news last Friday. Check it out! WGN-TV’s link: http://wgntv.com/2013/05/03/pop-up-art-loop-temporary-galleries-take-over-empty-downtown-storefronts/
Come out and support 8 of our Visual Communication and Animation Grads!
Free and Open to the Public!
Details here: www.thedesignloop.org/portfolio-showcase
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2 from 5 – 8
as part of Pop-Up Art Loop’s “First Thursdays” Art Walk
Right around the corner from the school:
23 E Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602
Refreshments will be served.
Look through design portfolios, watch animation demo-reels, and speak with the artists themselves. Enjoy a wide variety of work on the walls, shelves, video-screens, and vote for your favorite. We will award a “Best of Show: People’s Choice” at the end of the showcase, so come in and cast your vote!
The Showcase Dates: May 1 – 21, 2013
open gallery hours: Wed. – Sat., 11:30am – 5:30pm
Hope to see you there!
What You’ll Learn:
So you’ve been in business for yourself for a little while. You know you should have a contract, maybe you even have one, but is it really comprehensive? Maybe you can’t afford a lawyer and you’ve cobbled together your own version on a wish and a prayer. It’s time to clear up the gray area before you get burned. (Or, again, as the case may be. Cause let’s be real – it happens to all of us at least once.)
In this class we’ll cover all the steps to a successful contract, including:
- How to define scope, deliverables, timelines, budgets.
- What do effective terms & conditions look like.
- Breaking down the legalese so you can mold it to your own needs.
- Licensing, Intellectual Property, Warranties
- General tips for making your self-employed life easier
Come to class with an example of a project you might do and you’ll leave with tools to write your own contract or proposal, giving you more confidence, credibility, and ultimately, a better grasp on your profits.
Click this link for more info and sign-up: Contract Writing 101 for Freelancers
Cengage is Awarding a $2500 Scholarship for a Slice of Life
There’s more than one way to peel an orange, and there’s more than one way to learn. As someone who works daily to engage students, you know that they come to your classroom with unique traits and identities.
We want to hear about them! We’re asking students to get creative and put together a short video that illustrates their identity as a unique learner.
We’re awarding a $2500 scholarship for the best video.
DEADLINE: April 19, 2013
Learn all the details about how to apply here: http://www.cengagesites.com/CL/1270/slice/
It’s that time again, to congratulate our Design Honors Students for their great grades and attendance for the October 2012 term. It’s the usual suspects up to their own tricks. Plus a few new ones on the list. Nice work guys! Don’t forgot about the Honors Reception this Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 4:30pm. See you there!
On the President’s List
On the Dean’s List
With Perfect Attendance
Denise just shared this great find on Lynda.com all about Freelancing. If you are doing a bit of freelancing or even just thinking about it for the future, these short lessons will help you get your head around how it works.
You will have to login first through MyPath. The link to Lynda.com is located on the Library Page. Once you click the Lynda.com Tutorials link, you will automatically be logged in. Then you can copy+paste the link above into your URL.
Lynda.com membership is provided to you for FREE as a current student. You can get help on a number of software or better yourself and your design practice by reviewing new topics. Use it, it’s great!
Schawk is right across the street from us! They work with many top brands across a variety of media, and are looking for a production artist/manager:
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Experienced
Education: Bachelors Degree or Equivalent
Schawk, Inc., (NYSE: SGK), is a leading provider of brand point management services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers to create deeper brand affinity.
DESIGN Tutoring is BY APPOINTMENT this term. You can sign up for a slot between the hours of 9am and 2pm Tuesdays.
To sign up, simply let Kayce know, or fill in your name on the sign-up sheet on her office door.
I wanted to share my hours, so you know when you can find me in the office. Just drop by or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an appointment.
Hope you had a fabulous holiday and are psyched for the fresh start a new year brings. Just a reminder that classes start THIS WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9. Check Wconnect to see if your schedule has changed. Order your books and be prepared Day 1. We have some exciting things in store this year in the Design Department. Stay tuned (@thedesignloop) to keep informed about all the upcoming happenings.
Happy New Year! Look forward to seeing you soon!
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