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Check out this 2012 salary guide from The Creative Group!!!

This guide provides the latest information on hiring trends and compensation levels for in-house creative professionals. Positions that are in high demand right now include user experience designer, video producer, web designer and online project manager.

Click on the link: The Creative Group: 2012 Salary Guide.pdf

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Congratulations to Nicolas Diaz, Diana Hamdan, Lashelle Harper, Joseph Olenik, Mia Moore, Richard Vega, and Randall Witte. For the last 3 years, they have been successfully navigating through Westwood College design curriculum that emphasizes the roles of social context media and aesthetic in the production of visual language.

Graduating students’ portfolios demonstrated well-established foundation of formal, aesthetic and analytical knowledge, and a nibble response to the constant change in visual communication, burgeoning technology and floods of data. Take a look at the below images.

Animation Students!

This is your opportunity to meet face-to-face with the working Chicago Animation Professionals while getting the inside scoop on the Autodesk Maya and 3D Max.

We all know that collection of connections can have a major impact on your career, so why wait? Start building yours today!

If you are planning on going send me an email with your contact info, so I can have the final student count. Do not forget to register for the event!

3D Instructor:
Marjana Erceg
merceg@westwood.edu

Details and Registration

Event details:

Date and Time: 2010-Apr-27
1:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Central Daylight Time
Venue: Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street
Chicago

As you may have noticed, being “green” was a hot trend for 2009. The new year does not seam to be changing the course of the path. If anything, this trend will perhaps continue to evolve even further.

For the first project of the year for GD 480 I choose Greenies as the subject company to create a 3D Promo package. The reason I selected this company was the fact that I liked the play on the name Greenies rather than the company’s sustainability.

Whether you agree with theses trends, follow them or just ignore them, I just thought I would share a few samples from the class. Enjoy!

And what a better way to demonstrate the project then to devour your finished product.

Artwork by students: Tanesha Rodgers, Ben Byron, Louie Camacho & Che Gutierrez.


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