Package Design Competition!

GITers, the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) is sponsoring a Student Design Competition called PACK-tastic!

The challenge is to “Design a unique and striking package to contain, transport, and market its content.” Beyond that, there’s not a lot of rule on the package design – so go crazy!  Each design should be creative, but still fulfill all the marketing needs a package requires.

All entries go through an instructor (which will be me!) and are due by Friday, June 13th.  As a university, we can enter as many times as we want, but each student can only enter one design.  All work on the package must be original, including any images or graphics.

The 1st place winner gets to travel with their instructor (again, me!) to GRAPH EXPO 14 in Chicago, Il, in the fall, in addition to a cash prize.  2nd and 3rd place also have a cash prize.

If you’re a GIT student and interested, please contact me!

For more info: http://graphiccommcentral.org/gaerf-2014

Welcome Back & a GIT Alumni Opens Up Shop

First, to all GIT students – Welcome back!  We have a nice crop of new GIT Freshman, so be sure to help them out and take them under your wings.  You were them once 🙂

Dsgn Loft LogoNext, GIT Alumni Sean Caudill has opened up his own web design business for artists and designers who need a site but don’t have the web skills to create one.  Sean’s a great coder and web designer, so I imagine this will be a successful endeavor and we wish him well!  Visit the site for his new business, Dsgn Loft:  http://dsgnloft.com.

Gittin’ Jobs

Congrats to a couple of GIT students who are graduating next month – they have jobs!

Jason Gutierrez got the call yesterday from Ironwood Graphics (Consolidated Graphics) and is now gainfully employed.  Sarah McGinnis also landed a job; she’ll be working at Go Daddy in Scottsdale.

I’d love to hear about other graduating or just graduated students and how they are fairing on the job market, so let me know!