Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Join us for Creative Dialogues, as we spend an hour with Michael Roach on Solving Problems and Sparking Inspiration with Drawing.
A busy creative working in the graphic arts often experiences moments of breakthrough and innovation. We take great pride in being tasked to organize thoughts and ideas expressed in a brief and transform them into deliverables. However, there are times when we are unable to solve a problem, or are too immersed, distracted, or uninspired to create. To break the restraints of inactivity and inner confusion, I propose that graphic artists practice active sketching when solving creative problems. Doing this often can add clarity and allow one to generate the necessary sparks for inspiration.
I will examine some familiar design problems, discuss possible fixes, and will present how others have used drawing to help them complete projects. Whether sketching digitally on a tablet with a stylus, drawing on a dry-erase painted workspace, or in a notebook journal, the graphic artist can increase their chances of productively moving forward with solid ideas.
All are welcome to submit questions using via our social media sites and using the hashtag #creativedialogues.
Space is limited* to 8, reserve your spot today.
*you must have google hangout in order to participate and reserve your space.
Monday, April 7, 2014 / Schenectady
6th Annual AIGA UPSTNY Capital Region Student Portfolio Review
AIGA Upstate New York Chapter invites the 2014 graduating graphic design students of Upstate New York to our 6th Annual Capital Region Student Portfolio Review.
Note: we are also holding this event in Oswego—for those located closer—on April 11 from 2-4pm.
The GE Theater at Proctors
The review is a chance for you to practice your interviewing skills and get valuable feedback from local professionals about your design work and résumé in a no-risk, non-competitive environment geared at preparing you for the professional portfolio presentation process.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
You will receive objective advice and thoughtful one-on-one commentary and criticism of your design work from local design educators, professional designers, and potential employers. While this event is not a job fair, some reviewers may be looking for potential employees or interns. This event is a great way to discuss your work, network and become aware of who’s who in your local design community.
WHO CAN ATTEND:
Students: The review is open to college seniors, upcoming 2014 graduates, and MFA candidates (maximum capacity of 80 students)
Reviewers: The review is open to local art, design and communication professionals and educators interested in helping our local design students prepare themselves for their professional careers.
AIGA Student Members: $10
WHAT TO BRING:
Bring 12-15 pieces of your best work from your portfolio, as well as multiple copies of your résumé and business cards. If you plan on showing interactive or rich-media work, please bring a fully-charged laptop. WiFi will be available in the GE Theater.