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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!
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!
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!
(Image courtesy of Shutterstock)
It’s one thing to have ambition, desire—even talent!—but it takes a combination of these paired with HARD WORK and PERSISTENCE to really make it as a designer, or anything for that matter.
So, for those of you that want to put in the extra time, I commend you! Click here for the March term schedule of OPEN LAB HOURS available for you on campus: OPEN LAB hours for SCHOOL OF DESIGN Students ONLY
For those of you who need a little extra help or simply want to better your skills with instructor assistance, our tutoring sessions for the March term will start soon.
DESIGN tutoring (starts March 27th – continues through May 8)
(for Adobe Creative Suite Program and conceptual design help)
Tuesdays from 2 – 5pm
ANIMATION tutoring (starts April 12th – continues through May10)
(for help with Animation Programs: Maya, Z-brush, AfterEffects, etc.)
Thursdays from 1 – 4pm
And those of you who don’t feel like putting in the extra time…well, good luck out there!
Hey ya’ll! You won’t want to miss this. We’ve got 3 graduates from our School of Design coming to give us the scoop on what they’ve been doing since graduation. And we’re gonna have FREE LUNCH, and compete in a little design challenge.
Friday, March 23
11:30 am – 1 pm
The School of Design presents
They work hard for the money!
a Design Event
With Special Guests…
Louie Mercado (Art Director for SCHAWK!, 2009 Grad—Visual Communications Program)
Darius Salary (Game Designer for Phosphor Games, 2008 Grad—Animation Program)
Ben Byron (Graphic Designer for Euromonitor International, 2010 Grad—Visual Communications Program)
If you don’t have class Friday, it will be worth the trip to come downtown for. If you have a morning class, your instructor will bring you. And if you have an afternoon class, just plan to come a little early that day.
Check out our current contests, click here.
Pete Wentz has just announced the “POWER” T-Shirt Design Challenge with the five winning designs awarded $1,000 each. Former Fall Out Boy bassist Wentz (currently involved with the experimental electropop group Black Cards) and MASScanvas teamed up for the contest which asks fans to design “POWER” themed T-shirts.
“Maybe it’s not the typical public perception of power… but I’m talking about the power that everyone has within them,” explained Wentz in the official announcement. “To me what separates the top designs from all the rest is one where you can see that the person put their heart into it. You can see that they really believe in the grander idea.”
“Starting Wednesday, February 1, fans can submit designs for the “POWER” challenge until February 29th at masscanvas.com. ALL entries will be featured on masscanvas.com. Entrants and fans can comment on designs throughout the challenge and VOTE for the top 20 designs. On March 22, Pete Wentz will choose 5 winning tees (each receiving a $1,000 cash prize), from the top 20, which he feels best represent the theme. The 5 winning tees will be printed in limited quantity, individually hand-numbered, and sold in support of the charitable cause.”
Chicago real estate trade publication is seeking a graphic design intern to help with day-to-day tasks relating to publishing a bi-monthly magazine and other custom publications.
Retouching real estate photos (color correction, merging separate exposures, masking), layout and updating of brochures, web banner production and magazine layout.
Experience with the following software is a plus: Adobe CS (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver or basic HTML knowledge)