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2017 Salt Lake Design Week!

From AIGA SLC:

Salt Lake Design Week expands the public awareness about design in our community.

The purpose of Salt Lake Design Week is to celebrate and promote the impact of design in Utah across all disciplines—graphic, digital, product, fashion, architecture, advertising, interior, marketing, and more. Salt Lake Design Week brings together professionals, students, entrepreneurs, educators and other members of the community, to inspire and collaborate with one another.

An example of this is the breadth of our partnerships including: AIA, IDSA, SEGD, AAF, IIDA, IDXA, YAF, other Salt Lake City design groups, museums, businesses and schools. Salt Lake Design Week includes an opening reception, business and design forums, workshops, film screenings, studio tours, exhibitions, lectures, mixers, and culminates with an outstanding Design Week closing party.

To read more about events:
http://sldesignweek.org/


 

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DON’T WORK FOR FREE!*

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Image From CreativeBloq.com article – See link below.

Editorial by Kerry Gonzáles:

Have you been asked to work for free to “get experience” or as part of an internship?

Don’t do it.

If an established organization or start-up is asking you to do work for free – and they will profit from it – Don’t do it.

We’ve seen some questionable “internships” offered that ask students to create work that would normally require payment. Student work is reviewed for the “most qualified” candidate. Reputable organizations recognize the value of student skills and will pay students while they are interning.

A true internship teaches a student something. If someone just wants you for your design/computer skills… beware! Your ability to create billable work should be compensated. And, just because an organization advertises “school credit” in lieu of payment for an internship, that does not always mean they have even contacted a school. Do your research. Talk to your program advisor!

Read about internships AIGA:
http://www.aiga.org/a-guide-to-internships/

*What about non-profits? Well, you could look at these as your way of giving back to a charity/community by not charging for your work. However, we have alumni working at non-profits who say their organizations pay for work. I suggest looking at this on a case-by-case basis.

What about contests? This is a tough one. But if you look closely… is it a contest to design a logo or other promotional work? A logo is the most important visual for a company. Don’t you think a reputable company would/should want to pay for that?

Is this a contest to exhibit previously created work? That would probably fall under art show, gallery or exhibit exposure. Some require submission fees to offset the cost of producing the show.

Is the contest for your school, your church or your biking group? SLCC offers many poster contests. In the Visual Art & Design Department we promote a contest for the SLCC Student Art Showcase Poster Design. The winner is paid. And, any who submit are encouraged to enter the Art Showcase with their work. We do not charge for submissions.

There is another type of payment that students might use with other students… trade out. A graphic design student might trade work with a photo student. For the poor starving student (and we all were at one time) trade work just might be the answer. Just make sure those involved clearly understand all that is expected of each.

Keep in mind what working for free will not only do to you, but what it does to the industry as a whole. For the most part, professionals agree it lowers the public perception of what design should be worth. That affects everyone.

With all this in mind, please read this article:
http://www.creativebloq.com/news/85-of-freelance-graphic-designers-were-asked-to-work-for-free-last-year

Ask yourself, “Will someone make money from my skills?”

Then let your conscience be your guide. If someone asks for work and cannot or will not pay, let’s call it what it is… volunteer work!

 

 

 

AIGA Shape of Now Conference

Countdown to the “Shape of Now” conference

Three reasons to attend:

And for a little fun:

For the original email click here. Only 39 days till the conference. To register click here.

EVENT: Tickets are now available for the 100 Show Gala!

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Celebrate design at the AIGA 100 Show Design Gala & Benefit

The Salt Lake City chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, is pleased to announce the 2013 AIGA 100 Show Gala & Benefit. The 100 Show, this region’s most prestigious juried competition, honors and showcases the year’s best design, advertising and digital media.

Of the 100 pieces selected, only 10 are awarded the coveted Copper Ingot, one of the most sought-after communication awards in the Intermountain West. Three Student Copper Ingot awards will also be given for the exemplary work created in the student category.

While supporting fellow designers, help support the Salt Lake Chapter of AIGA by participating in our silent auction. Work from professional artists, both locally and nationally, in the form of paintings, mixed media, photography, digital art, sculpture, jewelry and much more will be a part of the silent auction. If you would like to submit any items for the silent auction, email kassie@saltlakecity.aiga.org.

Purchase your tickets now to celebrate and support the design profession!

Tickets Prices:

$30 :: AIGA Student Members
$35 :: AIGA Members
$45 :: General Public
($10 Extra at the Door)

No charge for AIGA Trustees and Design Leaders

Buy your Tickets here!

https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=61931&

EVENT: Registration is open for the 2013 Student Portfolio Review!

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DETAILS
Friday, April 12, 2013
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Salt Palace Convention Center: Room 255
100 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah

REGISTRATION

Pre-Register Online Admission Rates
AIGA Member Admission :: $20
Non-Member Admission :: $40
CLOSES APRIL 11th @ 6:00 PM

Observer AIGA Member Admission :: $10 BUY TICKET
Observer Non-Member Admission :: $20 BUY TICKET

At-the-door Admission Rates
*if event doesn’t sell out*
AIGA Member Admission :: $30
Non-Member Admission :: $50

Observer AIGA Member Admission :: $20
Observer Non-Member Admission :: $30

EVENT: Have you registered yet?

HAVE YOU REGISTERED YET?

PRE-REVIEW REGISTRATION

The registration below is for the Pre-Review only. Space is limited. You are only allowed to sign up for yourself.

Senior Priority Registration :: Deadline Feb 28
Open Enrollment (All Students) :: Feb 28 – March 14th

REGISTER AT :

http://saltlakecity.aiga.org/event/student-portfolio-pre-review/

Perfect Portfolio Photography Wrap Up

January 16th Lunar / Solar Creative hosted a workshop for photographing pieces for your portfolio. Here is a quick and dirty outline of what we went over.

1.  Have plenty of space to work, and be able to control any outside light coming in through windows.

2. You will need a table, a seamless background, some clamp-able work lights with daylight balanced bulbs, a tripod, and a bed sheet.

3. Use a camera with manual mode. (Learn how to use manual mode) shoot in RAW.

4. Set your backdrop up higher than you think you need to, you don’t want to be fighting with it later when you are framing your shots.

5. When you’re shooting set your ISO low (To avoid noise) and set your aperture between F/5.6 and F/8. Adjust your shutter speed with the light meter, and use your cameras self timer feature so you won’t be moving your camera when you take the photo.

6. Look at your photos closely, see where your highlights and  reflections are and make any adjustments with your lights. You can use a white sheet of paper to bounce light onto your objects as well.

7. Take your images into Photoshop or Lightroom to make any adjustments, or clean up any blemishes. (Save editing time by cleaning up your objects beforehand with a cloth or compressed air)