Friday, January 13, 2012

AIGA San Diego City College Student Chapter SPRING Events

At San Diego City College we have a dynamic student chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Get involved in these events and grow your contacts and knowledge of design.
AIGA SDCC Faculty Advisor: Professor Candice López

Friday, February 3: 5-8pm
Point Loma Nazarene University/Fermanian Business Center
3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
Join us! One of the biggest annual AIGA San Diego Student Group event, UNITE. The event brings together students and professionals. Come and get inspired by local professional panel speaker and acclaimed Los Angeles designer, Margo Chase from Chase Design Group. This is the mini conference organized by the AIGA San Diego Student Group. Special thanks to AIGA San Diego City College board members Jasmine Jimenez and Vina Rathakoune for securing Margo Chase for this event.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Reception with live DJ
6:00 PM - 6:10 PM Welcoming
6:10 PM - 6:50 PM Margo Chase keynote speaker
7:00 PM - 7:40 PM Panel Speakers, Q & A
7:40 PM - 7:50 PM Raffle Prizes
7:50 PM - 8:00 PM
Keynote Speaker
Margo Chase, chase design group
Since founding Chase Design Group in 1986, Margo has consistently produced and led award-winning work in many areas of design. Recognized worldwide for her skill with custom typography and identity development, Margo is dedicated to creating client success through high-quality, intelligent creative. Her vision provides the fuel for Chase Design Group's growth and achievement.
Register Online: AIGA Student : $10, Non-AIGA Student : $20
AIGA Professional : $20, General Admission : $ 30
FREE with membership sign-up at the door

Process Workshop with SDCC Alumni Sara Correia & Desiree Aspiras
Friday February 17: 12:30-2pm
Room V403A on the San Diego City College Campus
Being a graphic designer is not easy. We have to create effective and engaging designs, usually on tight deadlines and often with hard-to-please clients. We have to have tools and techniques ready in our design arsenal to be able to inspire our creativity and explain and defend our designs to clients, art directors and account managers.

In this process workshop you will:

Learn more about what a typical process for a graphic design project can look like.

Understand why it is so important (professionally and mentally)
to nail down a process that works for you.

Get tips on how you can take steps towards finding a design process that will help you become a more productive (and calmer) designer.

See samples of how other designer have used process pages in their portfolios to communicate the process they used to develop their design concepts.
Friday March 2: 2-4pm
Bullet Proof your Design: Digital Pre-Press Workshop
2104 National Avenue, San Diego CA 92113
(619) 233-5373
Please no parking in the parking lot, please park on Evans or Logan for this FREE workshop.

AIGA Y Design Conference
Friday March 30 and Saturday March 31st
University of San Diego
Institute for Peace and Justice
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
The 17th Annual Y Design Conference features a dynamic line up of speakers around the theme:
What drives you?
There are special discounted rates for students and to view the full list of internationally recognized designers who will be speaking this year or register visit this Y Conference link.

Friday March 23
Trip to Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.
Named by Business Week as one of the 60 best design schools in the world. Connect with San Diego City College alumni who are now studying at this prestigious design school on scholarship.
Tour classes, see the amazing design projects in the gallery and see it for yourself.
Click here to learn more about Art Center.

Saturday May 12: 9am-2pm
AIGA San Diego Portfolio Review
University of San Diego
Institute for Peace and Justice
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110
Attend the most exciting student event of the year as a participant or observer. Connect with leading design professionals and transfer schools and see local portfolios critiqued and judged.
Pictured above: Judie Le, SDCC student who won best branding/identity at the 2010 Portfolio Review and a $20,000 scholarship to Columbia where she is continuing her studies.
Student membership drive: February 1–20Another student membership drive will be in effect for three weeks only in February.
From February 1–20, students can join or renew online at My AIGA for just $50! New members please email Candice López at to get on the AIGA SDCC Mailing List.


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