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!

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GIT – Fall 2013 Graduation

Here I am with one of my favorite students, Nick Stuart.  (Don’t tell Nick – they’re all my favorites!)  This was the Fall 2013 graduation.  He was in my first class I taught in GIT and I could always tell by the look on his face if he was getting what I was saying or if I needed to stop and go over it again 🙂

Me and Nick Stuart Dec2013Here’s another great shot from the Fall 2013 College of Technology and Innovation on the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University:

McKensie Pillow, Laurie Ralston, Tom Schildgen, Penny Ann Dolin and Jake Sexton
McKensie Pillow, Laurie Ralston, Tom Schildgen, Penny Ann Dolin and Jake Sexton

Paid 12-month post grad internship at the Met in NYC!

This is an unbelievable opportunity and perfect for GIT students.  It’s an internship in Digital Media for seniors who are graduating by June 2014 (so Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 grads).  And it’s PAID.

A description of the internship from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website:

The Digital Media Department offers one twelve-month internship for an individual with a background in video, media, design, art history, computer science, or related fields who would like to participate in the creation of new media and technology solutions. Digital Media leads the creation, production, presentation, and dissemination of the Museum’s multimedia content to support the viewing and understanding of the Met’s collections and exhibitions, both in the galleries and online.

Click here to go to the Met’s Internship page to read more.

Amazing Site for Designers of All Kinds

The site describes itself as “A graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and judged competitions, and designs for clients.”

With several different design blogs under the Underconsideration umbrella, you’ll find  discussions and help on topics like branding, the print industry, digital design… even menu creation!  A goldmine of good ideas!