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MCAD Design Lecture

Thanks to Amanda for sending this...and trying to post it here. I will check into whats going on with this Blog commenting issue.

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) hosts many design lectures, all free and open to the public. I was browsing their upcoming events webpage and found that there are two interesting ones happening very soon (ONE TONIGHT!) These would be good lectures to attend for anyone in this class or anyone in Senior Seminar (remember that those shooting for an "A" must attend one design lecture this semester). See the info below, courtesy of MCAD's website...

Fred Senn When: Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. Where: Auditorium 150 Cost: Free
A partner and co-founder of the Minneapolis agency Fallon Worldwide, Fred Senn recently co-authored a book with Pat Fallon about using creativity to solve key business issues. Among the agency's award-winning works have been Citibank's "Live Richly" and identity theft campaigns, featuring crime victims speaking with thieves' dubbed voices.

Marlena Peleo-Lazar When: Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m. Where: Auditorium 150 Cost:
Free Marlena Peleo-Lazar leads the creation of McDonald's advertising for the entire product line in the United States, including the recent "I'm Lovin' It" campaign. Serving as the keeper of the keys for all marketing materials, she nurtures the brand personality of the company's products and supervises the internal creative department.


If you haven't had designers from around town look at your portfolio...DO IT! I just did it recently...it was a bit scary, but INCREDIBLY valuable. They will notice things that you never knew anyone would notice or hadn't noticed yourself. They will ask questions that you would likely be asked in an interview, but perhaps had not expected. And it is really suprising how willing people are to talk about their experience with you. DO IT! NOW! RIGHT NOW! What are you waiting for? GO.