Award from the 2002 Design Show on the Kenosha Campus...
The very first Student Design Show to exhibit the work of students from all three campus locations was held in Kenosha in the Madigano Theater Commons in 1999. Prior to that, smaller shows had been held locally at each campus, and later each region.
Its hard to believe that we are on our 16th year of the district-wide combined show, and our 18th year overall! The show originally rotated among each of the three main campuses (Kenosha, Racine, and Elkhorn) annually. We now rotate at locations between the two campus regions offering the Graphic Communications Program, and are excited to be holding the show at a brand new venue this year (the S.C. Johnson iMET center in Sturtevant). We also have a touring show component that visits additional venues.
Since 2007 we have maintained a show presence on the web (we have documentation of some of the more recent shows–2010 onward–in the main menu).
The Graphics Instructors wish to extend a special thanks to the Racine Campus Library staff for sharing their work home with us. The staff has been super amidst the shuffle of setup, show run, and takedown.
A special THANKS to April Gandy, who served as the frontline unofficial greeter for our judges, collector of judges forms, informal show docent/ guide, and salvager of work lost to poor spray-mount. Thanks April!
For each year’s SDS, regional businesses are invited to send representatives to evaluate the work of the Gateway Technical College’s Graphic Communications students. The faculty at Gateway do not participate in judging, except in the tabulation of the votes.
This year’s design judges are currently being recruited, so check back in this feed for an update on who is able to participate this year! To see a brief bio for each of the judges, please see the JUDGES page. (navigation bar, top).
We thank the judges of this years show, and encourage patronage of their establishments.
The very first Student Design Show to exhibit the work of students from all three campus locations was held in Kenosha in the Madigano Theater in 1999. Prior to that, shows had been held locally at each campus, and each region.
Its hard to believe that we are on our 14th year of the district-wide combined show, and our 16th year overall! Want to know what you can expect at one of our shows? Click on the photo link (left) for a look at some highlights from a recent (2010) show on the Racine Campus.
The WTCS, as a part of their FUTUREMAKERS initiative, the WTCS assembled this video promoting and explaining the field of Graphic Communications throughout its various WTCS member colleges, including Gateway.