Welcome to the 2015 Student Design Show Site. You can find the entire site by clicking on the link above (see the illustration below also). You may also access individual categories of student work via the submenus.
many thanks for the site (www.teaches-web.com/sds) to Laura Laznicka and Greg Kirstein
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)
Here are some candids (courtesy of student Jason Lopez) of the show setup day ( April 5th). Thanks to all of those who helped!
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.
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.