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Cal Poly Wins Phoenix Challenge 2018

Jun 5, 2018


Hope Mosley, Pavan Sohal, Yasmeen Eid, Michaela Purcilly, Hana Zarea, Jillian Kehliger, and Alan Nguyen were apart of the winning team of the Phenix Challenge that was held in St. Luis, Missouri on March 24th, 2018.

The team created a packaging solution for a local kombucha company, Whalebird, which consisted of a growler carrier. They also created marketing stickers, and a static cling to label the different flavors of kombucha.

The Phoenix Challenge is an annual competition that involves up to six students from universities around the country who compete when given a prompt. Students are given a year to prepare for the competition 30 minute presentation. The prompt has to be solved using flexography.

GrC Wins Awards at 70th Annual TAGA Conference

May 21, 2018


TAGA, or Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, is a hands-on, competitive Graphic Communication club. Each year, they create a technical, student-run journal that displays exceptional content and design. TAGA gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on, Graphic Communication experience with research, design, web development, marketing, print and digital production. The final product is taken to the annual TAGA conference where they compete with other student chapters from around the world. This year, the conference was held in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Cal Poly GrC was well-represented at the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts 70th Annual Conference. Executive members of TAGA include: Jasper Lim, Molly McCarthy, Ciara Lane, Kristen Nagamatsu, Ashley Chen, Madeline Hagarty, and Ryan Hutson. At the Baltimore conference in March, Cal Poly took home a couple of prestigious awards such as “Best Production Quality,” “Best Publication Design,” and the “Harvey Levenson Award for Best Undergraduate Research.” Way to go, TAGA!

GrC Student Honored at DSCOOP

May 1, 2018


On March 26th-28th, Hannah Anderson and Alena Muler took part in the DSCOOP Conference that was held in Dallas, TX.

Hannah Anderson won the first part of the competition which consisted of coming up with a design that went off of the prompt - How Print Will Change the World. She presented her design to 150 to 200 industry professionals who were thoroughly impressed will her creation of a briefcase that omitted light from printed solar panels for emergency situations.

Alena Muler took part in the second portion of the competition which consisted her of sitting down at a discussion panel with 150 to 200 industry professionals. The panel asked individuals about the program, their studies, the future, and what they do in their spare time.

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GrC Students Win at Communication Design Competition

May 1, 2018


On April 17th-19th, Cal Poly students won the 2018 Communication Design Competition that was held by the Xplor International Conference in Orlando, Florida.

The competition consisted of redesigning a statement to make it more “functional, aesthetically pleasing, and extending its purpose.” Cal Poly had two teams participate in the competition.

Team 1 Members: Kallen McDonough, Madison Stepherson, Jessica Wei

Team 2 Members: Sarah Hughes, Jocelyn Tam, Katherine Chen

Team 2 won the challenge and was awarded $2,000 to use towards traveling expenses.

International Graphic Communication Week Day 3 Roundup

Jan 29, 2018


On the final day of speakers during International Graphic Communication Week, we had a packed day full of amazing presentations including guest speakers: Molly Hitchings, Nic Azevedo, Erin Nuss, Ryan Hansen, Carl Joachim, Bill Merrit, Don Gulcher, Doug Pike, and Kim Connely.

International Graphic Communication Week Day 2 Roundup

Jan 25, 2018


After Day Two of International Graphic Communication Week students were buzzing with ideas and inspiration after all of the wonderful presenters.

International Graphic Communication Week 2018 - Day 1

Jan 24, 2018


On January 23, 2018, Day One of International Graphic Communication Week kicked off starting with design based presentations from various companies such as Pandora and Patagonia. Speakers for the day included: Kendra Aronson, Alyssa Duhe, Melissa Hicks, Keir DuBois, Amaya Weedle, Monique Martinez, Jordan Damron, and Jim Niemiec.

Graphic Communication Hosts Hackathon

Jan 17, 2018


On January 12 and 13, 2018, the annual hackathon hosted by Camp PolyHacks was held at the SLO HotHouse.

GRC Professor Brian Lawler Presents Bishop Peak Project

Jan 17, 2018


Graphic Communication’s professor Brian P. Lawler will be making a brief presentation of his year long photography project of Bishop’s Peak. The reception will be held on January 23rd at 6pm on the third floor near Room 370 in the Baker Science Center.

20x20 Internship Presentations

Dec 19, 2017


The 20x20 Internship presentations were held on November 9th, 2017. These presentations were based on the Pecha Kucha presentation style where there is a total of 20 slides and each presenter gets 20 seconds to speak.

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