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FIVE EXCELLENT portfolio reviews:

AIGA Feedback – Wednesday May 2 from 6 to 9 @ Moore College of Art

https://philadelphia.aiga.org/event/feedback20/

AIGA members now through April 25 for just $5! After that, prices go up to $10 for members, and $20 for non-members.

GOOD FOR ANYONE GOING TO PHILLY AND TO GET FEEDBACK.

JUNIORS ENCOURAGED TO GO.


Art Director’s Club of Philadelphia – Thursday May 3rd 6-10

“Exposed” $15 | Food & Drinks Provided

https://adcp.yapsody.com/event/index/231356/exposed-portfolio-review

Joynture Coworking Space  417 South Street, 2nd Floor (Across from Jim’s Steaks)   Philadelphia, PA 19147

This is also good for anyone wanting to go to Philly – more big-name agencies, sometimes different people than AIGA. Slightly more advertising / web oriented.


The One Club Portfolio reviews

http://www.oneclub.org/tickets/youngones/

Monday May 7 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Tuesday May 8 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tuesday May 8 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

INDUSTRIA, 775 WASHINGTON ST NYC  $60 but worth it

you will NEVER meet this many creative directors from these quality agencies all in one place again. Think how hard it would be to get 5 interviews at great studios / agencies.If you want to work in NYC you should go to this. Also people come from across the country, especially LA and San Francisco to meet students from the East Coast.


KU – Thursday May 10 from 5 to 9 in SUB –  FREE AND FRIENDLY

http://kucd.kutztown.edu/portfolio-review/


Portfolio Night 2018 – Wednesday May 23rd  —-  TICKETS SELL OUT FAST, BOOK EARLY!!!!
http://portfolionight.com/14/attend/143/faq

$40 Edelman • 250 Hudson Street • 10th Floor • New York, NY • 10013

Big name agencies, a lot of web / cool / design. You can go to this one even if you have been out in the field for a year or two.

Great access to REALLY high quality places.

Winner of best portfolio in each location wins crazy great trip thing.

By Design is back.

ByDesign has a long history in the Communication Design Department. What began as an in-print newsletter is now our KUCD blog. Professor Emeritus John Landis began the original in the 1970s as a way to communicate the successes of KUCD Grads. He writes:

“In the 1970s I saw the need for a newsletter featuring what graduates were doing. We were starting to hear such great things about the careers of grads from the newly-formed Advertising Art major, as it was called. I knew a newsletter would serve the dual purpose of sharing info with other grads, as well as a sales tool to give to visiting prospective students and their parents. It was also, in my own vanity, a way for me to always take the first column of the first page for my “editorial.” I like to write and always had something I wanted to talk about. Some of my topics, especially those of a philosophical nature, were better than others.

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Straight Outta’ Kutztown to MoCCA, NYC


by Kevin McCloskey
posted originally on https://illustrationconcentration.com/

Kutztown University illustration students will have a table at the 2018 MoCCAfest in NYC. We will be among a select group of colleges at MoCCAfest, the indie comic showcase in New York City. Most of the other tables will be small presses, large presses, distributors, and independent comics creators. The fest is held April 7 and 8 this year at Metropolitan West, 639 W 46th St, NYC. MoCCA, by the way, stands for Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art, now part of the Society of Illustrators.

Meet KUCD MFA student – Alexis Grant


Alexis Grant is currently working on her MFA in Communication Design here at Kutztown University. Her work included illustration, motion graphics and researching the connection between food and love. We sat down and asked Alexis a couple questions to get to know her better.
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KUCD’s Pop-Up Market, The Rais

In college, design students constantly make things that are the product of their own creative vision. Once they enter the field, their focus becomes completely client driven and far less imaginative. I worked with a small group of graphic design students to start a pop-up market called “The Rais.” In Pennsylvania Dutch, this means “the journey.” The idea is to teach young designers at the start of their journey that they should be making things that will satisfy their own creative aspirations and allow them to develop techniques and skills. They learn that there is an appreciation for highly original and creative work, and there are people who will pay for the beautiful things they make.

Most of the work in The Rais is hand made by students: screen printed t-shirts, tote bags, hand made buttons, letter-pressed sketchbooks, coasters and one-off objects. Posters, postcards, and greeting cards are printed in our service bureau. Not only do the students design and produce the beautiful work that we sell, they also source the materials, create a budget for the finished pieces, price the work and man the shop. The shop itself was designed and branded by students. It pops up at important department events, preview days, and before holidays in several locations across campus. We hope to start an online store. The students have learned surprising lessons about marketing, branding, pricing and managing money that they would not have learned in the classroom. The pride and satisfaction that they take away from the experience makes The Rais the beginning of a life-long journey of making, learning and creative fulfillment.