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Ink & Pixels 2016
Ink & Pixels 2016, happening at Stevenson University's School of Design

AIGA Baltimore's Student Design Conference, Ink & Pixels, will again be held at Stevenson's School of Design on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 from 9am–3:30pm. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, Ink & Pixels is an all-day conference and portfolio review to help students prepare themselves for entering into the professional job market. ...Click here to read more.

Students at the Lego Challenge
A few representatives of the AVCD team at the Lego Challenge, preparing to present their structure to the judges

First year students of all majors gathered in the Owings Mills Gym to participate in the Lego Challenge, a team building project where students construct Lego sculptures representative of the fundamentals of Stevenson's Career Architecture: Professional Know-How, Personal Direction and Discipline Expertise. Throughout this event, students learned more about personal values, skills, and interests related to their future careers....Click here to read more.

Corcl
Corcl, the fun way to get around

Seniors in VCD 410: Portfolio and Professional Development took a break from editing their own portfolios to work with a real world client, Corcl. Inspired by Vietnamese basket boats, these circular paddle boats are beginning to make a splash in the market. With an upcoming structural redesign in progress, the creators of the boat are looking for a lively new design to decorate the inside of the vessels. Students worked with the client to begin brainstorming ideas for pattern designs that reflect the fun nature of the boats.

Corcl Brainstorming
Students experiment with the Corcl boats and brainstorm new pattern designs

The Corcl team will return to the class in a few weeks where the students will pitch their final ideas with the hopes of having their design chosen to decorate the boats.

Click here to learn more about Corcl.

NPR
VCD students Amber Hare and Deanna Faid enjoyed the opening night of the National Poster Retrospecticus exhibit

AIGA's Baltimore Design Week kicked off on Friday, October 16th with the opening of the National Poster Retrospecticus exhibit right here at Stevenson University. The NPR is a traveling poster show with over 300 hand-printed event posters to display. Created by the efforts of more than 100 prominent poster designers across the country, the show aims to spread enthusiasm for the hand-made aesthetic throughout the world.

The opening night event welcomed designers, students and admirers of all ages to the School of Design, where New England illustrator and printmaker Daniel Danger gave an art talk on his process and inspiration.

This exciting and eye-catching exhibit will be on view through December 18th in the School of Design Gallery on Owings Mills North. Make sure to stop by and check it out!

Duckpin Design
Students welcome Chad Birenbaum from Duckpin Design

AVCD students had the opportunity to attend a Lunch and Learn event with Stevenson alum Chad Birenbaum, the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Duckpin Design in Baltimore. Duckpin Design tackles projects both big and small relating to branding, stationary, websites, mobile apps, packaging design and more. Since the company was created by Stevenson alumni, they love to hire Stevenson grads for their team!

While students munched on their lunch, Mr. Birenbaum talked about how he went from being a Stevenson grad to owning his very own creative design agency in just 10 years time. The event provided to be a great learning experience and networking opportunity for the students who attended.

Learn more about Duckpin Design on their website.

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