Gateway Technical College’s GDA club (Graphic Design Association) toured two innovative advertising / design agencies in downtown Milwaukee on May 22, 2014.
Sōsh is a social media marketing firm representing a variety of companies, including Johnsonville Brats and Snapper Mowers. Social media is not a mere department within Sōsh, but rather their forte and “raison-d´être.” Students learned about this emergent media, its unique requirements of designers, and its potential for dynamism and power.
Sosh in the Wells Building on Wisconsin Avenue
Jeanette Pham explains sash to the students
the sosh board room
the sosh reception lounge
sosh employee at work
touring the sosh facilities
the view from sosh’s window
the students learn more from the sosh staff
viewing sosh’s samples
notes on the windows at sosh
CD Dan Herwig explains HDC’s philosophy to students
the “DJ” station at HDC
work cubicles at HDC
notes on the window of HDC
a lounge area and artwork
photo equipment in the photo/video studio at HDC
students tour the HDC photo studio
an employee at HDC edits video in a suite
students ask questions of the Creative Director at HDC
Dan Herwig shows a custom board designed with HDC services
Hanson Dodge Creative is one of the premiere active lifestyle creative agencies in the world. With a strong digital presence, Hanson Dodge explained to students the importance of branding to the commercial creative process on every level.
In between, students stopped for a quick lunch at the popular third-ward Milwaukee Public Market.
The student galleries at UW-Parkside hosted two shows featuring the design work of Gateway and Parkside students. Opening receptions for both shows were held Wednesday evening, May 21st, 2014.
The Mathis Gallery contained The Immigration Experience Illustrated, which paired Gateway Design Students with recent immigrants in Gateway’s English Language Learner Programs.
The Foundation Gallery housed Studies In Typography, featuring the work of Parkside’s Advanced Typography section, along with a handful of Gateway Alumni who have entered UW-Parkside’s bachelor degree studies.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 marks the official opening of the Student Design Show to the public! Alternating annually between the Walworth and Racine County Campuses, the district-wide show featuring entries from GTC Graphic Communications students will be in a new venue this year.
This year’s event will be on display in bay area of the Commons at the S.C. Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant Wisconsin. Located between Kenosha and Racine, the iMET center is a state-of-the-art manufacturing and training facility, and the home to the FAB LAB (open to the general public).
The show will run from April 8th until April 16th, with a RECEPTION and AWARDS ceremony (with food and refreshments) on the evening of Tuesday, April 15th. EVERYONE is INVITED!
Fabricated on location at the iMET (using the “3D printer” at that location), this year’s Student Show awards will be unveiled at the RECEPTION on April 15th. For those curious should, here is a sneak peak (without spoiling the surprise).
Gateway Technical College Graphic Comm student Greg Kirstein collaborated with fellow graphic student Steven Samuelson and welding student Joe Felgenhauer to produce the work “KEYCOCK,” which was exhibited at the National American Association of Community Colleges’ national Workforce Development Institute held in St. Petersburg, Fla. Jan. 29-Feb. 1.
Photos of the piece were also displayed at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The artist’s concept was to use keys received from across the Gateway District (Racine, Kenosha, and Elkhorn) to symbolize the keys to a proud and bright future. A video helping to document the process appears on YouTube (see below) as well as a newspaper article in the Kenosha News.
John and Elaine accompanied this years study-abroad GRAPHIC COMM students to Paris and Berlin. Relive some of their major stops and check out some of the interesting posts on their GTC trip blog!
(click on the photo for link)