I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday break. The year seems to be rushing by at break-neck speed and I'm thankful for the good work that has been done thus far. This week, we'll be having our SkillsUSA in-lab competition. The competition will be held on Wednesday, and both AM and PM students will be taking part. The winner will be representing our school at District competitions in February.
You are going to be creating a company logo following a design brief that will be given to you on the competition day. Below are the skills you will be asked to demonstrate in the competition:
PETE & C Logo Design Competition: Nick KIer took second prize in last year's competition. This competition has some nice prizes and again a great resume piece for finalists. Great project to be doing while we are working on logo designs.
SURREALISTIC ME: This project's culminating product will be a published book of artwork from students across the globe. The prize here is prestige and an awesome portfolio and resume piece. Plus it's a really cool collaborative project.
Some of you may be interested in this design competition. There are cash prizes and a trip to Graph Expo next fall being offered. Below is an overview of the competition:
The GAERF 2011 Student Design Competition invites students to be creative by taking their original design from concept to finished product as they review the contents of the eight main sections of graphicCOMMcentral.org: DISCOVER, DECIDE, LEARN, EMPLOY, INVESTIGATE, MEET, INFORM, and PRINT GREEN, choose one section to promote, and design two marketing pieces to drive traffic to that section of the website.
The competition is open to all students attending secondary or post-secondary institutions in the continental United States who are studying in a graphic communications/printing, advertising, graphic design or interactive media program. Entries are due by June 15, 2011, and those submissions selected by GAERF will be judged by industry professionals who maintain the graphicCOMMcentral.org website
First place winners and their instructors will receive two-day all expenses paid trips to attend GRAPH EXPO in Chicago, IL. In addition, the students will receive $2,000 awards presented during GRAPH EXPO 2011’s Career Awareness Day, September 14, 2011. Second place winners will be awarded $1,500, and the third place winners will receive $1,000.
The link to the GraphComm website and the competition is here.
Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
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AM - Thursdays - 1
PM - Thursdays - 7
PM - Mondays - 7