please feel free to send these to the local community, area schools, employers , family, and friends!
stay tuned for even more details…
submission guidelines for artwork are HERE—> GTC SDS Submission Guide 2015-3
(please NOTE the additional guideline [#7] when submitting work this year)
Check out the 2015 Program Promotional Video.
As many of you know, GTC’s Graphic Communications Program is transitioning into a LAPTOP Program. Many students have asked for laptop specs, and they have been compiled into a document. This document will be subject to revision based on the requirements needed to run Adobe Creative Cloud (see Adobe’s website for system requirements), but the attached document represents a typical set of system requirements.
Alumni Joe Schmidt has just penned a deal with Oghma for his forthcoming observational comedy, Sugar Balls! Joe has been actively making comics, stories, podcasts, and designs for years.
Per Oghma’s release:
Joe is a humorist by birth and a graphic designer and cartoonist by training. He describes himself as a, “magic-man, cartoonist, consumer of pop culture… [more on the site—Click on the photo below for the FB page announcement.]
Gateway Adjunct Instructor (and former KUSD student as well as GTC Alumn) Don Scherer has put together a series of graphic novels, web comics, animations, and games based upon his original artwork and ongoing character storyline. Don’s venture, RATATAT GRAPHICS, has a website here, and many apps and games.
Don can often be found at the Harbor Farmer’s Market promoting his work as well. RECENTLY, Don’s prelude has been released in a FREE KINDLE DOWNLOAD.
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.
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).