Monday, February 23, 2009

Movie night Thursday - Come watch 'Helvetica'

February 26th Thursday night - 6:00 pm room 217.

I will be showing 'Helvetica' which is a great documentary all about the font (which is much more interesting and entertaining than it sounds - I promise). The movie is a "Who's Who" of contemporary graphic designers including Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister, Neville Brody and David Carson just to name a few. It also examines the role Helvetica has played in graphic design for decades.
Click here for more information about the film

This is just a fun night to get together with your fellow students. There will be food at 6:00 and time to socialize and the movie will start at 6:30. I will have light snacks but feel free to bring something to share if you want. If you are interested in coming, please shoot me an email at so I can get an idea of how many of you will be there. You can bring a friend - non-students welcome - no kids.

Census Needs Part-time Workers

This isn't a job in graphic design but I know a few of you are looking for anything at this point. Read below for more information.

The US Census Bureau is preparing for the 2010 census. To do this, they have a need for a large number of employees in a variety of areas.


The jobs pay $10-$17/hour. They are temp jobs several weeks but you can renew the contract with the possibility of working 30-40 hours per week for the next year and a half. The Census Bureau will be using our facility to test and train.

The next testing times are on February 24th at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Stevens-Henager in Murray. If you are interested in testing, please visit and complete the application prior to attending the testing. You should also bring the required ID.

We are delighted to have this partnership with the US Census Bureau and hope it will be of help to you. There are brochures at the front desk at our college.

Wellness Fair on Tuesday

The Salt Lake/Murray campus is having a special event tomorrow - See the flyer for details.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Inspiring Brochure Design

Who knew you can be inspired by a simple brochure? Well, me... There's such great talent out there and I always love to see what designers are doing with marketing materials. This is a post from which is a great blog all about graphic design. Here is a link to some samples.
You can click on a brochure to see all of the pages.

Remember - No classes on Monday - President's day

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2 job opportunities

I received this job posting from Amy White, a former student who is successfully working in the field of graphic design and wanted to post this for other stevens-henager students - that means you guys!!

"Our company is and we do logo and website design as one of the many things we do. We are located in Orem at 1600 north but might move to a bigger location in provo in a few months. We are looking for someone who has a nice portfolio, and has some "experience" with logo design, (school work is cool).

Email your portfolio and resumé to Amy White Make sure to let them know that even though they are still in school, we look at the portfolio and resumé and want it to look good and unique.

Graphic Design Internship
This came through our student services department:
CAO Group, Inc in West Jordan, Utah is a worldwide distributor of technological lighting and dental/medical electronic solutions. Get more information about us from our website Intern employees/students will work directly on advertising and promotional projects allowing for creative input to the design work as well as hands on working experience with the production and distribution of visual arts materials.

Moderate level of supervision and input from Division Director. Constant cooperation and job input from other full time Graphic Design and Marketing team members will be provided.

Job Summary:
• Prepare flyers, brochures, spec sheets and other similar documentation related to products and services provided by the company.
• Design, update, and maintain company profiles and literature such as folders, promotional, trade show fixtures, and websites.
• Take promotional photographs of product for literature. Interact with printing houses on the creation of literature.
• Assist with company security through Photo-ID maintenance.

Send resumes through email to

Monday, February 9, 2009

Building your portfolio - Student Spotlight

We are in the 2nd week of a new module and I've said it before, I'll say it again. Getting a job in the field of graphic design is very competitive and many students will only have their student projects to put in their portfolio. I challenge all of you to bring your A game for every school project. There is a big difference between getting the assignment done so you can get an OK grade on it and approaching the assignment as if it's a portfolio piece. The students that do great work in school are the ones that will get jobs upon graduation.

I just finished teaching print production and color theory last module which is a class that focuses on understanding color and how to use it in printing and design. The midterm project was to design color palettes for various interior spaces. Students had to write about the business, list the color by pantone number and represent graphically how the colors would work together.

Jordan Butler is a student on the Orem campus and he approached each of the pages as a piece for his portfolio. Here are some examples of his midterm project.

The final project was a presentation on a color which included marketing, packaging, global meanings of a color etc. I suggested powerpoint or InDesign as a multiple page document. Again, Jordan took the assignment to a new level and created an actual book on the color yellow. Below are some of the pages.

Great work Jordan!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Design a label contest - Ends Wednesday

Whether or not you drink beer is beside the point. Squatter's is releasing a new beer and are having opening the design of the label to the public. There are prizes involved but the best one is if you win, your label is printed on the bottle. So for that reason, I feel responsible to share this opportunity with you. All the details, specs and marketing verbiage are on the following website. Even if you don't win, send me your labels and I will post them here. Wednesday is the last day to submit designs so HURRY!!!

Good luck!
Click here for details