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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



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!!



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 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.


Debbie Millman host of “Design Matters”

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

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