November 29, 2006

DUE Thursday

4355,

Remember do bring in all documentaion for your freelance project "up to date".

Deliverables due:
A creative brief for your client
A project estimate for your client
Time Tracking of your progress (what were you doing? and how long?)
Your Invoice (or fake invoice to your client that shows what this might have costed based on your time or set project fee)
The Work (as much as you have done to this point)

Some of you have turned this in...remind me who you are on Thursday. Thanks!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I am excited for the senior show.
See you soon,

Grant

The plan for Thursday

Tamara and the "senior show team" have made a ton of progress to get things on task for a December show. I would like to deadicate some of our class time to prep for the show if needed. If you have ideas of how we can use "class time" to be productive please bring your ideas to class.

It's so cool that this is coming together. Nice work!
I will start sending invites to peers and post info on tyro3 when the details are formalized.

See you all Thursday,

Grant

Interactive Internship

I thought I would let you all in on this...

Colle+McVoy is seeking exceptional individuals who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in working with some of the best in the industry on some of the most exciting projects available. We’re looking for someone who is innovative, resourceful, and adventurous, with an enterprising spirit and an excitement for new media.

Candidates must have a good understanding of Flash, CSS, and HTML.

The internship is full time and paid.

Please let me know if you have any interest. If so please send samples of work and a resume to my work address...so I can pass them to the right people.

Thanks. See you Thursday in class,

Grant

grant.eull@collemcvoy.com

November 6, 2006

Design Related Events on campus

These would count if you are still looking.

http://www.cdes.umn.edu/admissions/conted/Programs/fall_lecture_2006.html

Continue reading "Design Related Events on campus" »

Get a box!!

Everyone,

I only had a few of you show up with a portfolio case last week. You do plan on having something to put boards in at the end of the semester right? Below are a few places to think about:

Penco Graphic Supply
(612) 333-3330
718 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
http://www.artsuppliesonline.com/

Blick Art & Craft
Fairdale Shoppes
2389 Fairview Ave.
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-2818
http://www.dickblick.com/zz151/21/

Blick Art Materials
Yorktown Mall
3509 Hazelton Road
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 831-6061
http://www.dickblick.com/zz151/21/

Fastportfolio Online
http://www.fastportfolio.com/store/portcases.html

Some of these options are expensive so remember to bargin hunt. Places like Ax-man, the Goodwill, Salvation Army, and the local hardware store may have options as well if you are creative.

Sort of interesting read...
http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/freelance/a/portfolio_4.htm

Good luck,

Grant

November 1, 2006

Randy's Contact Info

Last week we had the pleasure to meet with Randy Pierce and vist Initio Advertising. Please feel free to send him a thank you...hint, hint.

Below is some contact info:

Randy Pierce
randy@initioadvertising.com
612 339 7195

Initio Advertising
http://www.initioadvertising.com/
212 3rd Ave N, Suite 510
Minneapolis, MN 55401


October 19, 2006

Capella Inhouse Designers

Guest Speakers:
Alyssa Wilcox
Andrew Gruhn

Website:
http://www.capella.edu/

Email:
alyssa.wilcox@capella.edu
andrew.gruhn@capella.edu

EHD contact info

Guest Speakers:
Katie Kirk
Nate Strandberg

Website:
http://www.eighthourday.com/

Email:
nathan@eighthourday.com
katie@eighthourday.com

Phone:
612 788 9098


DHA GD Design Club

Liz ought it would be great for all of you to see this...
DHA has a Graphic Design Club and this could be a great resource for networking and learning.

From the GDC
1) First of all, our meetings will take place on the first Wednesday
of every month at 5:30. If this is not going to work for the majority
of people who actually want to come, then we can vary it or change
it. The next meeting is Wednesday, November 1st at 5:30 in 274 McNeal
(fireplace room). Please come and bring your ideas for GD Club along.

2) At the last meeting we had a minimal turnout, so in order to
advertise a bit for the Nov.1st meeting, we are having a poster
contest. Your poster will be judged and if you win, you will receive
$10 off the student dues for GD Club. The poster must be handed in to
Steven McCarthy by next Wed. the 25th at 5pm. The posters should
include the information:
-next meeting date/time/place (see above for Nov. 1st info)
-11x17 format and pdf file
-student dues info. (see #4)
- contact info for Elizabeth Homer- home0010@umn.edu or Erin Scott
scot0365@umn.edu

3) Many of us in different classes don't know each other, so it's
important to come together as a design community. This club will be
great for getting to know your fellow designers. Types of things GD
Club will do are: design firm visits, interviews, portfolio review,
critiques (if you want input on your work from other designers),
lectures, entering contests, AIGA conferences, group activities:
visit exhibits, openings, museums together, we also would like to
plan a big trip to an AIGA conference this year. If you have a
certain firm you'd like to visit, or speaker you'd like to have
present, tell us!

4) The student dues are $20 for the year. If you intend to become a
member of AIGA (which costs $75), your GD Club dues will be dropped
down to $5. And, of course, if you win the poster contest, you will
get $10 off! If you aren't sure what AIGA is, see here:
http://www.aiga.org/
and here:
http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm?contentalias=studentmembership

5) Lastly, this Thursday and Friday nights pose great opportunities
to get a look at the professional design world. Michael Vanderbyl is
giving a lecture at the College of Visual Arts ($10 for students)
Thursday at 7pm. On Friday from 4-8 is the FREE opening and reception
for his exhibit. The address is: 3M Auditorium, Minnesota History
Center, 345 Kellogg Boulevard, St.Paul. Go for it!

October 15, 2006

Info Interviews

I do not know how I can emphasize the impotance of this anymore. Designers are busy, so the sooner you start contacting them, the more likely you are to get this in ON TIME! Get to it.

Grant

4355 Changes for this week!

Everyone,

On Friday I tried to send you al a mass email about the changes to 4355. i noticed tonight then you never received it...so I just resent it. Below I will restate the important changes:

1. The deadline for Project 1 and 3 is moved way back to 11/16 (November!).

2. OUR Tour Next Week is getting pushed back ONE week to the 26th of
October! So...show up to class in McNeal next week, and bring things to work on.

I hope you enjoyed the weekend.
See you soon,

Grant

October 5, 2006

Aquent Resources

Aquent (a staffing agency) has a page of interesting videos and resources that you should view in you free time. The annual survey of design salaries is located here as well. Check it out.

http://marcom.aquent.com/FreeTools/index.html

September 29, 2006

Killer Poster Event Tonight

I just found out about this. Let me know if you go...I can't make it.
Have a great weekend,

Grant

http://www.burlesquedesign.com/firstamendment/

September 21, 2006

Career Center

http://www.stpaulcareers.umn.edu/

Don't forget to use this on campus resource. They want to help.
Also, signing up for the mentorship program at the U is a great way to learn from the professionals.

Rock on,

grant

Jobs Around The US

Here is a link to a great site to start searching for design jobs around the country...if you plan to move that is. Remember if you are interested in a city, you could use this to start reseaching firms in those areas that are hiring.

http://www.creativehotlist.com/index.asp

Good luck,

Grant