May 7 - June 14, 2012
- Reception: May 10, 6-8 p.m., gallery lounge; music by Parkland College Guitar Ensemble
- Awards ceremony at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 13, additional gallery talk by Paul Young, Parkland College Graphic Design faculty, 10-11am
This juried exhibit allows Parkland's graphic design, web design, and motion graphics students the opportunity to present their best work to the community and to industry professionals in marketing communication, advertising, and design. With the design profession expanding from traditional print media into areas like web animation, motion graphics, and interactive design, contemporary designers are often asked to solve visual communication problems for clients using various media creatively; the variety of student work in this exhibit reflects that shift.
During the May 10 reception, an awards ceremony honoring 2012 Graphic Design student achievements will take place at 7 p.m. A number of monetary awards will be given at that time; as students successfully solve visual communication problems for local clients, the clients often donate money for these awards. In this way, the exhibit also highlights service learning, an important component of Parkland's curriculum.
- Jason Marshall: Graphic Design Best of Show
- Abriel Shipley: President's Award of Excellence
- Scott Sheltra: Surface 51 Award of Excellence
- Katherine Eden: Studio 2D Design Strategy Award
- Kyle Dunn: McGown Photography Award of Excellence
- Jill Percy: Hands 4 Paws Award of Excellence
- Sabreen Judeh: International Society of Aboriculture Award of Excellence
- Cathy Peters: Electric Pictures Award of Excellence
- Abriel Shipley: David M. and Shirley A. Jones Student Art Award
- Jason Marshall: Larry Ecker Award for Typographic Excellence
- Benji Frazzetto: Fine & Applied Arts Department Chair Award
- Natalie Fio: Marketing & Public Relations Department Award of Excellence
Gallery Talk with Paul Young
Wednesday, June 13 at 10am "Everything Old is New Again"
As the digital age moves into social networking, web 2.0 and handheld devices, designers are looking backwards for inspiration. Whether it's letterpress printing or the steam punk movement, nostalgia for the past is stronger today than ever before. Professor Paul Young will talk about these and other trends facing designers today.