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The Mill (CM 402) had the opportunity to visit Sagamore Creative. The class was given a tour of City Garage, a facility where companies and designers of different fields works under one roof. After the tour, the Sagamore Creative team spoke to the Mill about their shared client, Baltimore Greenway Trails Coalition. The students designed printed and web deliverables while Sagamore Creative is currently in the process of rebranding. They walked the students through their problem solving methods, a “blueprint” that listed out what they and the client would need to do in order to complete any project and include the client in the process.

At Sagamore Creative, their motto is "thick skin and candor," something that all designers need to learn and follow as they go out into the “real world.” Designers need to learn not to take criticism personally and to be open to conversation about design aspects between themselves and the client.

Stevenson University Alumni Nick Patterson visited the design center class, The Mill, to discuss creative solutions while working with clients. He gave feedback to each group working on separate projects for the class’ current client: Baltimore Rails to Trails Greenway Coalition.

The Visual Communication Design students are designing maps and stickers, the Business Communication students work on posters and event planning and the Film students were out documenting and filming interviews with the target audience. Nick gave the students a crash course on designing for a client and how to better understand the audience with the use of an empathy map.

He informed the students that while using their design skills or specialties, anything goes so long as there is a reason that supports their decision. This knowledge will be carried forward for future clients and projects.

Stevenson University students visited MICA for the Grassroots Design Fest in earlier this year. They spent the day working with non-profit organizations such as Arts Every Day, Baltimore Warehouse Collaborative, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Women’s Housing Coalition and many more.

The day was filled with hours of collaborative work with students from MICA, professionals, professors, moderators, coffee, and anyone passionate about working to help non-profit organizations. Grassroot events are a great opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, meet new people, and network.

 

Stevenson's Art & Visual Communication Design department will host, Jinhwan Kim as our Spring 2017 Artist-in-Residence, February 12-14....Click here to read more.

On November 17th, Carter Brigham (right), one of the creators of Corcl, visited the VCD 370 class to design merit badges for a summer camp. Corcl has become popular among a number of camps. The students shared their own camping experiences and brainstormed ideas for the corcl badges. Carter will return to give feedback on their designs.