Thursday, March 5, 2009


AIGA has recently posted information for this years Make/Think Conference, taking place in Memphis, Tennessee from October 8-11. Rates for an AIGA student member go at $300 a piece.

If anyone is considering going, let us know.

For more information, follow the links below:

Conference Home Page

List of Speakers, including Michael Bierut and Kent Grad, Paul Sahre.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Designers Toolbox

Need to make an envelope? A DVD case? A folder? Or maybe you want to build a prototype design for an iPhone app. The Designers Toolbox is a great place to get some resource material for these sort of projects.You can download EPS templates of nearly every kind of envelope style you could need. There are GUI elements for Safari and Firefox (Mac & PC), as well as standard online banner dimensions.

There is some material from the DT that requires a small fee, but all the things I listed above are completely free! Just check out the Design Resources section linked from the top of the page. Enjoy.

Designers Toolbox
Designers Toolbox: Design Resources

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Design on Display

Design on Display tonight. Come one come all and check out a showcase of work from the various levels of our program and enjoy the free food. The show will be hanging until this Friday the 27th.

Get Inspired with AIGA

Check out this new video I found the other day on the AIGA website. I don't know how new it is but this is the first I have seen of it. Enjoy! "Get Inspired"

Saturday, February 21, 2009

From Compostmodern09

Greetings from Compostmodern09 – San Francisco

I was planning on doing some live blogging from the event, but I ran into some issues. 

For those of you who dont know:
Compostmodern is an annual interdisplanery design 
conference focused on sustainability.

The event was put on by: 
AIGA San Francisco and 
AIGA Center for Sustainable Design

FYI: AIGA Cleveland is showing the webcast of the conference on 
Friday, Feb 27 (link)

Lots of hills

This is the Herbst Theatre (on right)

People still coming in, almost ready to start

The stage 

Now on to the conference itself – some highlights.

"Scale is the new geography"
– Eames Demetrios (Grandson of Charles and Ray Eames)

Re-thinking your process means going beyond just soy inks, recycled stock, and other various production aspects, but rather looking at the design itself for achieving sustainability.

This was a board that was set up to help visualize this idea of scale ( used in a workshop)
It is this idea of scale that links the smallest cells to our galaxy. 

Overall this was a great conference with enough creative inspiration to last months.

Chris Seeds

(edit_feb 22)

Alissa Walker from Core77 did some great live 
blogging from the front row. (link)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Design on Display poster
Thanks for the pic Shawn R.

mmm... Skyscraper I Love You

This book was the inspiration for the Design on Display poster. Although the book is seriously lacking in informative content, it is overflowing with inspirational experimental type designs.

Don't forget tocheckout DoD Monday Feb. 16th – Friday Feb. 27th! Faculty meet and greet is Tuesday Feb. 24th at 5pm.

-Eric Celedonia