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AIGA-MN Portfolio 1 on 1

Posted: April 12th, 2011 | Author: Todd | Filed under: events, local twin cities | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Last weekend I had the pleasure of again volunteering to review student portfolios at AIGA‘s Portfolio 1 on 1. I met with seven designers and as always enjoyed the wide variety of work and presentation skill generated in part by the different schools represented. For the most part the students I met seemed happy, confident and prepared to start their professional adventure. Perhaps what I dig most is that we share a field that can somehow find a place for them all despite (or perhaps because of) their variety.

I’ve listed them below (in the order I met with them) with links to their websites but need to give an extra shout out to Carly Wright; who not only had the initiative to dust off an old letter press in the basement at CVA but engages in the classy, old-school tradition of sending thank you cards. So I now have the cool collector’s item shown above. (Look for me on Antiques Road Show in 30 years when I’m old and she’s famous). Best of luck gang!

Joanna Wishard – Art Institutes International Minnesota
Katie Wolff -  University of Wisconsin, Stout
Cary Wright – College of Visual Art
Kirstin Wulff - Mankato State
Natalie Wynings – University of Minnesota
Jenny Zanatta – University of Minnesota
Jonathan Sollie – University of Wisconsin, Stout

 


AIGA Get Out the Vote Posters

Posted: October 30th, 2008 | Author: Todd | Filed under: design, output, posters | Tags: , | Comments Off

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The AIGA continues its tradition of organizing the creation and distribution of Get Out the Vote posters. This year a small number have been printed as a limited edition set. However, each poster in the collection, which currently stands at 313, can be downloaded as a PDF allowing you to print your own favorites. There is still time for members to contribute a design and if even I can pull it off (above) I know you can do a smashing design.