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.
Several people have admired the “senior banners” that we display during each design show. Some have inquired who we have contracted for the banners, and for the last few years it has been SASS GRAPHIX in Salem, Wisconsin.
SASS also happens to be run by former GTC graphic communications student Paula Sass.
Gateway Graphic Comm students, along with iMET Center Engineering and Fabrication Students (and all GTC students as well as the public at large) are using (and invited to find out more about using) the FAB LAB. Check out the video below.
Some former Gateway Students from the Burlington Area, along with a few current students from Racine and Kenosha have Design Work on display at the Racine Arts Council Gallery. Stop by and take a look through Early June.
The official reception for the 2012 SDS was held Tuesday Evening (Apr. 24). The event was well attended with a nice size spillover crowd into the Commons area! The delicious food (prepared by the Culinary Arts program) and Beautiful Floral arrangements (Floral Design Program) added to a wonderful and memorable evening.
Please remember that the show will continue to be exhibited until May 3rd (May 4th begins the takedown phase). This website will continue to provide information after the show is officially taken down, and will serve as a virtual gallery for the pieces until the next show (SDS XV in 2013). We welcome all of our buisness and community partners to check in until then.
HAVE PHOTOS OF THE OPENING NITE FESTIVITIES? Wish to share them on the website? Send them to Peter Pham. Pending review for content, we may post it on this sight.
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 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.