The Design Loop

Welcome to the Design Loop, your one-stop-shop for Design-related resources, news, student work, and other fun stuff from our Design Department at Westwood’s Chicago Loop Campus.

Congratulations to Juan Peralez and Norman Echols. They have agreed to take on leadership roles in the new Design Club!

Juan Peralez, President

Norman Echols, Vice-President

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Don’t forget! Wednesday December 4th there will be a Design Club Meeting. Join us in room 1042 at 4:00 p.m. to help plan our club!!

 

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Be sure to join in on the Design Appreciation Week fun. There will be design challenges, which you can find in the Learning Commons starting Monday, December 2nd.

Aaron Draplin

Aaron Draplin

To get the fun started and our creative energy going, Aaron Draplin will join us for a video chat! Meet us in Room 1041 at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2nd. Aaron has a colorful personality and a great stories to tell about the design field and just life in general. To see some of his amazing work, visit his website at draplin.com. Check him out on this Adobe TV Spotlight. Current students as well as alumni and students from other campuses are welcome!

The fun won’t end there. Wednesday, December 4th we’ll be joined by a panel of four local design professionals. Tim Frick of Mightybytes, Margot Harrington of Pitch Design Union, Barry Lohman of Neiger Design, and William Sholar of Johnson Publishing, Co. will be in Room 1073 at 10:30 a.m. They’ll be ready to discuss ideas on how to explore creativity, conceptualization, freelance and the world of work. Bring your questions!

We’ll wrap up Wednesday with a meeting to discuss starting a brand new design club. Do not miss it!

The next time you’re looking for some inspiration, give a listen to “Design Matters” hosted by Debbie Millman. Debbie interviews some of the design greats: Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Steven Heller, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister and many, many more! Download her weekly podcasts from itunes, or give a listen on SoundCloud.

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Debbie Millman host of “Design Matters”

Learn more about Debbie on her website and make sure you follower her on twitter @debbiemillman.

Find out about some 3D Printing options, gain knowledge and explore new visions with applied technology right here in downtown Chicago.

A Special Thanks to The 3D Printer Experience team for their dedication, attention and professionalism!

http://www.the3dprinterexperience.com/

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film-festStudents:  Enter your Flash, Audio/Video, AfterEffects, 3D, or personal moving picture work to be shown in the School of Design Film Fest on July 24 @ 4pm.  There will be prizes for a few different categories.

Submissions are DUE no later than 5pm on Wednesday July 17.

Bring your movie files to Kayce via USB, external hard drive, or CD.

opening-nightThe opening night of our Portfolio Showcase was a success! If you missed it, the show continues through May 21.  Gallery hours Wed. – Sat. 11:30 – 5, or by appointment (obayer@westwood.edu).

See more photos of the opening night and the show here:  http://flic.kr/s/aHsjEYrTE8


COOL NEWS:

Four of the students in the show were interviewed by Marcus Leshock of WGN TV for a little spot about the Pop-Up Art Loop spaces.  It aired on the evening news last Friday.  Check it out!  WGN-TV’s link: http://wgntv.com/2013/05/03/pop-up-art-loop-temporary-galleries-take-over-empty-downtown-storefronts/

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