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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.


Come out and support 8 of our Visual Communication and Animation Grads!

Robert Adams, Felicia Bavirsha, Chaniel Clark, Nes Davis, Quittman Farmer, Alfredo Mones, Alex Villanueva,
and Ryan Zarzecki.

Free and Open to the Public!

Details here:

Opening Reception:  Thursday, May 2 from 5 – 8
as part of Pop-Up Art Loop’s “First Thursdays” Art Walk

Right around the corner from the school:
23 E Madison St., Chicago, IL  60602

Refreshments will be served.
Look through design portfolios, watch animation demo-reels, and speak with the artists themselves.  Enjoy a wide variety of work on the walls, shelves, video-screens, and vote for your favorite.  We will award a “Best of Show: People’s Choice” at the end of the showcase, so come in and cast your vote!

The Showcase Dates:  May 1 – 21, 2013
open gallery hours:  Wed. – Sat., 11:30am – 5:30pm

Hope to see you there!



It’s that time again, to congratulate our Design Honors Students for their great grades and attendance for the October 2012 term.  It’s the usual suspects up to their own tricks.  Plus a few new ones on the list.  Nice work guys!  Don’t forgot about the Honors Reception this Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 4:30pm.  See you there!

On the President’s List
Jessica Aparicio

Kevin Ayers
Trisha Galimore
Ashley Macabenta-Torres
Joao Malpartida
Melissa Marrero
Nickolus Mayo
Stevie Webster-Thomas

On the Dean’s List
Anthony Braboy

Nes Davis
Richard Espino
Alfredo Mones
Ade Obasanya
Luis Padilla

With Perfect Attendance
Lionel Alvarez

Jessica Aparicio
Kevin Ayers
Ade Obasanya
Mark Schmidt
Deshawn Triplett

Denise just shared this great find on all about Freelancing.  If you are doing a bit of freelancing or even just thinking about it for the future, these short lessons will help you get your head around how it works.

You will have to login first through MyPath.  The link to is located on the Library Page.  Once you click the Tutorials link, you will automatically be logged in.  Then you can copy+paste the link above into your URL.

library     link membership is provided to you for FREE as a current student.  You can get help on a number of software or better yourself and your design practice by reviewing new topics.  Use it, it’s great!

Hope you had a fabulous holiday and are psyched for the fresh start a new year brings.  Just a reminder that classes start THIS WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9.  Check Wconnect to see if your schedule has changed.  Order your books and be prepared Day 1.  We have some exciting things in store this year in the Design Department.  Stay tuned (@thedesignloop) to keep informed about all the upcoming happenings.

Happy New Year!  Look forward to seeing you soon!


(Image courtesy of Shutterstock)

School of Design STUDENTS in need of tutoring, please note the Design and Animation specific Tutoring Sessions for the October 2012 term:

It’s one thing to have ambition, desire—even talent!—but it takes a combination of these paired with HARD WORK and PERSISTENCE to really make it as a designer, or anything for that matter.

So, for those of you that want to put in the extra time, I commend you!  Click here for the March term schedule of OPEN LAB HOURS available for you on campus: OPEN LAB hours for SCHOOL OF DESIGN Students ONLY

For those of you who need a little extra help or simply want to better your skills with instructor assistance, our tutoring sessions for the March term will start soon.

DESIGN tutoring (starts March 27th – continues through May 8)
(for Adobe Creative Suite Program and conceptual design help)
Tuesdays from 2 – 5pm

ANIMATION tutoring (starts April 12th – continues through May10)
(for help with Animation Programs: Maya, Z-brush, AfterEffects, etc.)
Thursdays from 1 – 4pm

And those of you who don’t feel like putting in the extra time…well, good luck out there!  😉

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