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Alaina Hall

O! PosterAlaina Hall can! Design Kudos for Alaina Hall, junior VCD major, who submitted her poster to the Baltimore chapter of AIGA O! Say poster competition. Alaina’s design received one of 20 Awards of Excellence. Her poster is currently featured with 19 professional graphic designers in the University of Baltimore’s Student Center Gallery.  

You can view all entrants’ submissions here.

AIGA Baltimore held its annual Ink & Pixels Student Design Conference at Stevenson in the new School of Design building. Ink & Pixels, is one of the area’s largest events that is focused on helping students and recent graduates prepare for a career in design.

VCD Associate Professor Sarah Joy Verville gave a presentation on “Creating a Killer Digital Portfolio” at the conference. VCD Alumna Christina Bittinger Melito, who is now the Senior Designer at Frank. Strategic Marketing, lectured on “Landing a Job 101.” Jen Dodson, Chief Creative Officer at Adashmore Creative, talked about “Making Sure The Price is Right.” The keynote presentation, “Reinvent Yourself: Commit to Being Flexible,” and was given by Cory Hudson, Senior Creative Director for AOL Networks/Advertising.com

Students from Stevenson and other regional institutions presented their portfolios to numerous regional design professionals and received constructive, one-on-one evaluations in the afternoon. Attendees practiced their interview skills and gathered honest feedback about their portfolios and resumes to help them prepare to embark on careers in the design industry.
 

Help-Portrait Collage 2013
 
Imagine not having a professional photograph taken of you in 30 years. That was a reality for many men in the recovery program at Helping Up Mission and their families, before they came to Help-Portrait.
 
18 Stevenson students, faculty, and community members volunteered at this year’s Help-Portrait event in downtown Baltimore. Photography students grabbed their cameras and photographed those in need. Visual Communication Design students used their digital imaging expertise to give the portraits a professional touch. When the prints were ready, the photographs were delivered. The day was about “giving” the pictures, not “taking” them. Help-Portrait is a global movement, and to date 282,295 people have been given their portraits at these events.
 
This was the second year that students in Stevenson’s Art & VCD program, AIGA, and Photography Club have participated in this event. An exhibition of the Baltimore Help-Portrait photos will be held in the Stevenson School of Design Gallery in November 2014.
 
Check out the video capturing the Help-Portrait day featuring VCD major, Kate Kotowski.
 
Help Portrait Video Poster 2013

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