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.
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.
This year’s Student Design Show promotional materials were voted upon and selected by faculty and staff from close to fifteen submissions. Elkhorn Campus Student Nancy DuPont created the promotional look for the show. Nancy’s designs will be utilized on: postcards, posters, and other promotional materials for the 2014 show run.
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.
The 2013 edition of the Gateway Technical College Student Design Show promises to be as great as preceding years shows. Photographs of this year’s submissions are housed on FLICKER, and a dedicated show site for this year has been setup.
This is the Link to the 2013 Gateway Technical College Student Design Show official website.
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To view the 2013 Student Design Show work from this page by CATEGORY, click on the link in the navbar above for the 2013 STUDENT WORK BY CATEGORY.
The 2013 DISTRICTWIDE STUDENT DESIGN SHOW will be held on the Elkhorn Campus. The show alternates between the Racine and Elkhorn Campuses, and features the design work of students in the Graphic Communications Program.
GATEWAY STUDENTS: please see the PDF attached (below) for submitting work to this year’s Districtwide Student Design Show.
Gateway Adjunct Instructor (and former KUSD student) 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 some examples of game development shown in the YOUTUBE below.
Skyshark is an ongoing project that students collaborate on in Don’s flash and basic gaming classes. Take a peek at the fruits of those labors below. [click image to go to site]
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.
A few folks have commented how pleasantly surprised they were to see the Paris Presentation in the Presentations category of student work. Several were unaware of our Parisian Study Abroad opportunity! Well, if you haven’t seen it, you really must as witnessed through the eyes of our students.
When you arrive at the site, click on the head displayed in the lower right. It will take you to a visual menu. To get to the trip life video, click on the area (as shown in the illustration below). It is a flash format file, so you will need to have a browser or device that is flash enabled.
We are also looking for Students to go to Hessen Germany next year. Students need to be an acceptd Graphic Comm major, qualifying GPA and in 2nd or 3rd sem. Contact Denise Schneider. This is the opportunity of a lifetime!