Monday, February 21, 2011

Studio Tour Monday!

Hey all, we're meeting up at 2:30p in the design gallery on Monday the 28th in order to carpool / caravan to our studio tour with 360 Architecture! Be there or be square!

Don't forget to RSVP on our facebook page :)


AIGA: Behance Workshop Night (2-21)

Luke was kind enough to be our demonstrator this evening at the AIGA Online Portfolio Night. We got a bunch of people signed up on and had some fun while we did it!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Austin Studios: Potential Studio Tours

The ones in BOLD/underlined are tours that can be promised thus far.

McGarrah Jessee:

Decoder Ring:

Studio Pryor and Gehring Co:

Envision Creative group:


Sanders Wingo:


Dog Dive Creative:


Creative Suitcase:

Frog Design:

Ok Paper:

Spring Break Meeting

Purpose of this meeting - a mutiny has happened. 

Majority vote was for Chicago, Several others have career plans and Austin would be beneficial. Majority is changing to Austin. 

Trip is now to Austin. 

Has focus now turned to Job Hunting and not an AIGA Design trip? 

Some of us have already made contact to studios in Chicago. 

Mo said that the professionals she talked to all suggested Austin over Chicago. Austin is more Design active. 

Sophs and Juniors can go next year to Chicago. 

Democracy has been thrown out. 


- We are a small AIGA group, we should have ONE trip. Individuals can go wherever they want. 
- This is a learning opportunity - so don't be so quick to say that it's "unfair". 
- WHO has "majority vote"? Seniors have the priority, because they are exiting. 
- However, reasoning is selfish. It's about EVERYONE not just senior's job hunting. Should be inclusive. 
- Perhaps a trend should start that Seniors decide location. 
- Juniors and Sophs should still have say in where studio tours happen. 

We need to reevaluate how many are going. 

- Be mindful of how many people studios allow to tour. 

That being said, Austin is now the official Spring Break location. 

- Monday, another lunch meeting. 
- Exact price for the trip. 

- People going, think of some studios to go to. 
- Wed. March 2nd is deadline for payments for going on the trip. (One week from now)
- Give money to Abby

Friday, February 4, 2011

Chapter Meeting Notes


Austin Price: $122 per person, 3 cars there and back for 15 people
11.5 hour drive

Chicago Price: $117 per person, 5 cars there and back for 20 people
8 - 9 hour drive

A vote ensues... Chicago wins with 13 total votes

Keep an eye on email for sign-up for the trip. 
First people with the money get to go.

Micah is working on a list of potential studios to tour. 
Jamie says maintain variety. Jamie says contact recent alums. 

Another mini-meeting to plan Spring Break will be coming up. 


- Starts tonight, Abby is leaving around 5:30. It's at the Belger, in conjunction with First Friday
- Design Challenge on Monday, feat. Dimitri, Bethany, and Micah, winner revealed at 5 or 6 in the evening
- We'll start up a carpool for the events 


- Chain Interviews, to get to know everyone in the studio.
- Lance is still working on the interview process, but will launch soon. 
- Will be posted to designalogue afterwards. 

- Wednesday nights @ 8pm, famous contemp. designers are interviewed via Skype, broadcasted. 
- We'll be trying to route the broadcast through a TV in studio. 
- Taylor will be in charge of this event set-up. 
- Patrick will still be in charge of promotion. 

- We are working on getting a Design lecture in our building from a well known person. 
- Johnny Cupcakes is a street brand designer. He is about branding and he would be interesting to bring in via Skype. 

- We are working on a design competition for the next KCAI t-shirt. 

- Behance Portfolio workshop to get us all set up. 
- Group feedback on what to upload. 
- Tackling the tedious process of upload. 

- The first weekend of April is the Portfolio event with professionals. Only for Juniors and Seniors. 
- Part social, part lectures, part portfolio review. 

- started a Twitter: KCAI AIGA



360 Architecture


- still working out solid dates.