Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department will celebrate International Graphic Communication Week from January 25 to January 29, 2016, with a lecture series, banquet, and career fair—thanks to industry sponsors who are committed to an innovative industry and to the prospective students who will lead its future.

Graphic Communication Week commemorates Benjamin Franklin and his contributions to society and promotes the importance of today’s printing and publishing industry. The theme of this year’s International Graphic Communication Week is “Rooted in Print.” The Graphic Communication Industry has significantly evolved over the past few decades, and is constantly attempting to “redefine itself” with new and innovative technologies. The five-day program will delve into these changes by hosting several themed days that include:

  Mon 25 Tues 26 Wed 27 Thurs 28
  Business and Printing Technology Design and Web Media Packaging and Printed Electronics Alumni and Advisory Board
8:10-9:00 Jim Niemiec • Verso Noah Stokes • A Day in the Life of a Product Designer at Creative Market Robert Seay • HP Greg D'Amico • RIT
9:10-10:00 Ryan Casey • Sales Executive • ESKO


John Gatewood and Eric Herrmann • XYZ

Craig Evans • Fleetwood-Fibre Darin Jones • PSC
10:10-11:00 Steve Belmont • Accuzip Trevor Schroeder  Harper Jerry Hill • State Printer
11:10-12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:10-1:00 Stan Lowe • Dot Printer

12:00-1:30 Panel of Professionals: John Gatewood, Eric Herrmann, Noah Stokes, Steve Noone

1:40-3:00 Steve Noone • Sr. UX Designer • CoStar Group

Amanda Lee • Emerald Packaging

12:00-1:30 GrC Game Show

1:40-3:00 20x20

1:10-2:00 Mike Colella • Flint Group Mao Takashima, Arvind Kamath • Thin Film

Linda Clarke • Owner • Continental Colorcraft

Peter Zwart • Walt Disney Company

Larry Moore • Esko
3:10-4:00   Deep Dive with XYZ • round table discussion about how an agency works Jim Kersten

3:00-4:00 Advisory Board Student Reports

3:30-5:30 Senior  Meet & Mingle

5:10-6:00     5:30 GrC Alumni Social

Graphic Communication Banquet

Keynote: Kevin Clegg • Americhip

  Fri 29
  Career Day
8:10-9:00 "How to Get a State Job" Info Session with the California State Printer, Jerry Hill
9:10-10:00 Graphic Communication Winter Career Day
12:10-1:00 Lunch
1:10-2:00 Career Day Company Interviews

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