So far 2017 has been fun and educational! Last quarter, Environmental Design students went to the Founder’s Garden Facade to brainstorm and sketch a signage system for the new Waterfront Botanical Gardens. You may have seen the interactive exhibit signs they designed and installed around the Student Lounge. By the way, Deadpool won by a landslide as your favorite top-grossing movie of 2016.
This quarter Erin O’Mara’s Collective Design students did some “caffeinated” research by visiting several local coffee shops to design an environment for an imaginary retail store called Coffeebar. So cool!
We would like to send best wishes to our students who have earned a spot to compete in the SkillsUSA National Competition in June: Jennifer Pantoja, Brandie Farkas, Cartier Gates, and Josue Padilla-Archilla. Please consider purchasing an “I Got Skills” t-shirt to help these students cover the costs associated with competing. Shirts are $25. They come in black or royal blue and can be purchased at booster.com/skillsusa-sctd.
Finally, congrats are in order for CGD student Theo Wilson, whose logo design was chosen to represent this year’s Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival!
Catch the first glimpse of the logo at the Gaslight Logo Reveal Party on Thursday, June 8, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 3rd Turn Brewing. Every designer loves a good party—this one is FREE and everyone is invited! Catch ya later!
– Rhonda Mefford, CGD Instructor
Just in the last few months, the Graphic department has been busy! Our department participated in a field trip to Hound Dog Press; guest speakers like Karen Weaver from Athens’s Paper, John Ashton from Those Weekend Golf Guys podcast; booth hosting at the Veteran’s Day- Day of Valor; and designing materials for AMPED, a non-profit community organization; just to name a few. Our students have created some amazing projects this quarter—woodcut printmaking in Ed Wood’s Print 1 class, screen printing in Rhonda Mefford’s Print 2 class, and developing mobile app prototypes in Tom Willis’ Multimedia class. Coming up, we’ll be working with the Salvation Army Transitional Housing program to host a Christmas Party, where 50 needy children will be able to enjoy presents, food, music, and a special guest appearance from Santa! We would like to congratulate the eight students chosen to be entered into AIGA’s The Show design competition. Stay tuned, the competition winners will be announced during an awards show on December 1! Come on down to the graphics hallway and checkout some new and exciting work displayed on the walls, including videos featuring student work created in our Video Production and 3D Animation classes. Don’t forget to watch for upcoming Skills USA and AIGA student group meetings!
– Erin O’Mara, CGD Department Chair