Thursday, December 1, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

PhotoStudio Sign-Up

You have limited time so please work in pairs. PLEASE show up on time and LEAVE on time. Do make sure you are getting the lighting right and the shots you want -- stop and download to your computer and CHECK what you are doing. If you are spending 2 hours shooting images that are too dark that is going to be a waste of time. We will have another studio time in November.


wednesday Nov 9
12:00 - 2:00:Katie Mehan
2:00 - 4:00: Morgan and Sam
4:00 - 6:00: Justin
6:00 - 8:45: danielle

friday Nov 11
9:00 - 11:00: Farah
11:00 - 2:00: Lauren
2:00 - 4:00:

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Seniors helping Seniors

Who would like to act as a consultant to an ID student in Thesis? In December they have a presentation in the Art and Design Gallery (they stand and present and have 10 feet or so of wall space to put graphics, posters, sketches, final produce)


The ID senior would just need to meet with you 2+ times about how they are thinking about the presentation and then again once they have a draft of it so you can give them some tips on type, image, alignments.... You would need to find a time to meet: the good or bad news is they meet at 11:30 TR so maybe when you are not meeting as a large group with Jeremy you could visit with an ID student.

Monday, October 31, 2011

PhotoStudio Sign-Up

You have limited time so please work in pairs. PLEASE show up on time and LEAVE on time. Do make sure you are getting the lighting right and the shots you want -- stop and download to your computer and CHECK what you are doing. If you are spending 2 hours shooting images that are too dark that is going to be a waste of time. We will have another studio time in November.


wednesday Nov 2

12:00 - 2:00: Caitlin
2:00 - 4:00: Alice and Melanie
4:00 - 6:00: Maggie
6:00 - 8:45: Kenzie

thursday Nov 3
9:00 - 11:30:Claire
11:30 - 2:00: Melanie and Alice
2:00 - 4:00: Jenny and Amanda
4:00 - 6:00: Amanda and Jenny
6:00 - 8:45: Courtney

friday Nov 4
9:00 - 11:00: Laura Cook
11:00 - 2:00:
Katie Curtis
2:00 - 4:00: Keri

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011


Departure Magazine is an 80+ page travel magazine that focuses on problems encountered during travel, breaking stereotypes, and experiencing differences in cultures. This issue, Americans Traveling in Europe, features everything from survival tips during the World Cup to understanding why Europeans love Techno music. Inspired by personal experiences in Europe, all content including photos and stories were provided by a team of three designers.

Roam Magazine
Roam magazine was created in order to provide readers with unique ways in which to discover international culture within the United States. Departments included, music, food, entertainment and travel.

You Magazine
‘You’ is a magazine about self-expression. Everyone has their own way to express themselves, whether it be through music, sports, the food they eat, the way they dress, the objects they keep, or even down to the way they decorate their living room. This magazine gives people new ways to express themselves, share them with the world, and even a chance to understand them psychologically. This was a collaborative project with three other classmates. We were assigned to create a magazine, including eight spreads and two advertisements from each team member.

Pre Magazine
Pre Magazine was created directly for students graduating in the art & design field, that focuses on getting graduates the information they need to help establish a career after school. A collaborative effort, my contribution being one 2-page department spread, one 8-page special feature article, and two 1-page advertisements. 

A collaborative project of four designers, we were challenged to think of a magazine idea to fill current market niche as yet untapped. Our idea was to
create magazine that will directly help young creatives to enter the art and
design field / industry. As collaborative effort, my contribution was magazine
cover, content spread, one department spread, two four page feature article,
and two advertisements.

Cypher: a sophisticated hip hop fashion / lifestyle magazine that aims to suppress stereotypes that hip hop is little more than the glorification of wealth and fame. A collaborative student magazine spanning over 80 pages, my contribution as Art Director included masthead design, cover design, one 2-page department spread, one 8-page feature article and one 6-page fashion shoot.

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Ghost Signs
Public Typography of Downtown Kansas City
When you slow down and take time to notice your surroundings it is hard to not notice the breathtaking typography that can be found on every street corner and brick building. This book focuses on the ghost signs that cover the old buildings of downtown Kansas City.

Public Typography
A book documenting how public typography is altered by human presence and the natural world.

S/M/L: Public Typography in The World of Used Clothing Stores
A written and photo essay, this book explores the use of typography in three different kinds of used clothing stores in the Kansas City Metro area. From donation-based thrift stores, to shops that buy, sell and trade with the young and hip generation, to one-of-a-kind vintage boutiques with personal service, typography appears at every turn and gives each shop its own personality.

Throughout history there have always been moments when a shift in style occurs in the world of art. The reasons for such changes range from revolutionary new ways of introducing application of art to how the style is applied. These shifts usually occurred after really hard times such as wars, economic crises etc. After really hard times in late 90's, there was a major shift in the SERBIAN graffiti art, and therein one will find he major art revolution that took place.
The Individual: from war-torn to creative healing.
I was responsible for research, writing, layout and photography.

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Book Redesign
A redesign of the popular book “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” written by John Gray. This book provides couples with tips and tools in order to help them rekindle their struggling relationships. Along with the book, a small coupon booklet was created to provide ways for couples to bond and enjoy each others company. Also small journals were made in order to allow the couple record their feelings while reading the book together.

Lviv, Ukraine is a beautiful city full of European architectural history. This redesigned book is a guide for architectural enthusiasts and also serves as an appealing primer for weekend tourists.

Book Re-Design 
Re-design of the once-hideous book How to do Almost Anything, edited by Jason Roberts. Expanse of page revisions include front & back covers, title page, table of contents, eight typical spreads, and one special feature.

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Inspired by the Graphic Imperative exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art, the ultimate goal of the project was to create a poster and motion graphic to advocate awareness about the harmful effects that choosing not to recycle plastic can have. This poster was selected by the Spencer Museum of Art to be showcased alongside the Graphic Imperative exhibition.

Wear Your Heart On Your Wrist
Invisible Children Advocacy Poster
Thousands of children in have been torn out of school as a result of the ongoing war in Sudan. Invisible Children Inc. has created “The Bracelet Campaign” which provides villages with the supplies needed to make simple bracelets that are then sold in the United States. This poster was one of eight chosen to hang in the Spencer Musuem of Art, alongside their Graphic Imperative Poster exhibit. 

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Spencer Museum
Worked as team leader of a group of eight to develop an environmental graphic design plan for the Spencer Museum of Art. This was done by improving branding and outreach methods as well as the interior of the museum. By using the concept of an “open window”, the team created a campaign that allowed the artwork to speak for itself.

Douglas County Historical Society
Branding Re Design for the Douglas County Historical Society located in Lawrence, Kansas. In collaboration with a fellow classmate Carly Hoover, she designing the branding system for The Watkins Museum. My branding included: Two different styled logos, letterhead, business card, Membership form, envelope, ticket, two different postcards, a poster, shopping bag, and a t-shirt. Together we came up with a solid look and feel that represented the museum as a whole.

In the end our designs were chosen to be used for the new branding identity for the Historical Society and the Watkins Museum.

To check out the second part of the project that Carly designed, go to...
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A collaborative effort, this navigational application guides students through the KU Natural History Museum based on their educational interests. Friendly competition allows students to explore more areas, both in and outside of the museum, with extras like community events and website resources.

Designed during my time studying abroad, Blue Beat is a small jazzhaus located in Trier, Germany that is notorious for showcasing experimental jazz artists, making it the local hangout spot for the college students of Trier. Blue Beat draws influence from the blue note era utilizing expressive typography, pattern, spatial relationships and color overlays juxtaposed with a clean German design style.

Maine Oyster Fest
Hosted annually in York Beach, Maine, the Maine Oyster Fest brings in some of the top oyster chefs and the best local restaurants from around the Northeast to serve up shellfish in as many tasty ways possible. Designed and produced an identity that speaks to the culinary basis of the festival, while at the same time incorporating the feeling of a fun atmosphere that includes live music, flowing spirits, and of course – an oyster shucking contest.

Vinitas is a highbrow two-day festival featuring some of the most exotic wines from all around the world paired with food prepared by world-renowned chefs. The name is literally a verbal mix of wine and truth sounding professional, learned, and grounded. Vinitas evokes an immediate wine connection via the “vin” prefix. 

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Typographic I.D.
Booklet containing personal design philosophy, self-expressive typographic monogram and relevant personal symbol. Concept revolved around the paradoxical notion of "straightforward complexity."

Typographic ID
A unique book that explains my relationship with modern typography and complex textures.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

PhotoSudio Sign Up

You have limited time so please work in pairs. PLEASE show up on time and LEAVE on time. Do make sure you are getting the lighting right and the shots you want -- stop and download to your computer and CHECK what you are doing. If you are spending 2 hours shooting images that are too dark that is going to be a waste of time. We will have another studio time in November.


friday oct 14
9:00 - 11:00: Lauren Schimming
11:00 - 2:00: katie curtis
2:00 - 4:00: Lauren M./Krista

sunday oct 16
1:00 - 2:30: sam
2:30 - 4:45: Morgan

monday oct 17
12:00 - 2:00: Katie Mehan
2:00 - 4:00: Courtney Johnson
4:00 - 6:00: Laura Cook
6:00 - 8:45: Kenzie

tuesday oct 18
9:00 - 11:30: Maggie
11:30 - 2:00: Melanie
2:00 - 4:00
4:00 - 6:00: lauren m/krista
6:00 - 8:45:

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The juries of AIGA, a professional association for design, have been celebrating inventive ideas for some nine decades—most recently in this year's "365 | Design Effectiveness" contest, whose 134 winners went on display this week at the group's National Design Center in New York.

The top designs, all from 2010, include a website that incorporates bicycle bells into virtual Christmas choirs, a campaign for breaking into the makeup market for South Korean schoolgirls, and tequila labels created to evoke everyday life in Mexico.

 link to Wallstreet Jounal Article

AIGA NY Gallery

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

next year it will be you...

Your KU peers did great including 2 juror's choice awards and the aiga scholarship. check out the work.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

April Photo Studio Sign Up

Please let me know what time(s) you would like to sign up for -- first choice, second choice -- will be first one to email me who gets it. IF all times are taken let me know you are ready to shoot, what day(s)/times(s) work best for you and we will get it worked out.

Will post schedule on glass door going into the photolab area.

Wed April 6
9:00 to noon :
noon to 3:00 : Josey Kruse
4:00 to 6:00 :
6:00 to 9:00 : Camille

Thurs April 7
9:00 to noon :
noon to 3:00 :
3:00 to 6:00 : Jamie
6:00 to 9:00 :

Friday April 8
9:00 to 11:30 : Em Tuel
11:30 to 2:30 :Lindsey
2:30 to 5:30 : Michael Selby

Sunday April 10
1:00 - 2:30: Janell McDonald
2:30 - 4:45: Jordan Jacobson

Please be on time and be ready to leave when your time is up. It is best to have a partner to help you shoot, over shoot, take more than you think you will need, really close up, full screen, from low, from high, and bracket.

Also make a shot list so you don't forget something when you are in the throws of shooting.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cover Letters what makes them great?

Smashing Mag just posted... timely and pretty good check out the article. What Makes A Great Cover Letter, According To Companies?


Use your reviewers to grow your LinkedIn network. Your behance website can be on your LinkedIn page. So make a Behance, it links to linkedin and if you are a member it populates the AIGA gallery. On Behance to Connections - > Networks.