Get More Traction from Your Creative Career

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How do you translate exuberant creative energy into a viable career with big-name brands? Find out Tuesday, Sept. 21, as DCS and the school of advertising art welcome Tony Neary and Tom Kisker from Cincinnati’s own Traction. The session kicks off at 6 p.m. at saa.

A founding partner of Traction as well as a talented designer and illustrator, Tony Neary has led creative development for multiple P&G brands as well as several national and global brands including Dave’s Gourmet, MeadWestvaco and Coca-Cola. The plan of launching Traction came to fruition in early 2007. Although, the contingency plan of enrolling in rodeo clown school is still a viable option.

WHO: Tony Neary, Traction
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 21
TIME: 6-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: saa
PRICE: $10 members, $20 non-members (join today!), $5 students (with valid student ID)

Click here to reserve your spot.

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DCS Presents: Chuck Anderson

Get inspired to take your design to the next level. Chuck Anderson will share his experiences of diving into the deep end of the design world and resurfacing with his own firm, NoPattern. You might have even heard of some of his clients — Reebok, Pepsi, Google and Virgin Records, to name a few. How did this fresh-out-of-high-school kid transform into the hottest ad campaign asset since Technicolor? You’ll have to attend the event on April 27 to find out. Come with an open mind and leave with the reassurance that someday it could be you behind that podium talking about your forays into the design world.

About Chuck Anderson

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What started as an experimental period to exercise his inner artist before heading off to college has spiraled into NoPattern, a firm that has garnered more than its share of star clients on its roster in just five-plus years of existence. Visit nopattern.com and prepare to have your eyes pop while you browse his portfolio.

Details

Pricing

  • $10 DCS/GDAA members
  • $20 non-members (join today)
  • $5 students (cash at the door with valid student ID)
  • Early bird special: register online and get a 20% discount!

Registration

Register online for this event

To register, you will be taken to a registration page on GDAA’s website. You may register at the event, but registering online will ensure your seat

DCS Presents: Jeff Hamada of booooooom.com

Written by Brian Ward

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Vancouver’s Jeff Hamada will join DCS and friends on Tuesday, March 16. He’ll elaborate on his work and how “tangents” helped him create the highest-traffic art blog on the internet, booooooom.com, which gets 2.5 million pageviews each month.

About Jeff Hamada
Jeff Hamada is a Japanese Canadian artist living and working in Vancouver, BC. He was one of 100 artists selected by Converse and Product(RED) to create a shoe in celebration of their 100th year anniversary and has also designed for the likes of Oakley, Electronic Arts, and Endeavor Snowboards. In 2008 Hamada created an art blog called Booooooom, and it has since become his full-time job.

Details

To register, you will be taken to a registration page on GDAA’s website. You may register at the event, but registering online will ensure your seat. Register online for this event

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DCS Presents: Craig Neuman from Barkley

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For the past 5 years, Craig Neuman has nurtured great ideas into great design as Creative Director at Midwestern creative powerhouse, Barkley. The Kansas City-based, full-service advertising agency has built up an impressive client list and some impressive work. They also have a rocket on top of their building and, among other notable quirks, they are 100% employee-owned.

Clearly, Barkley takes their work seriously, but they don’t take themselves too seriously—and neither does Neuman. Just watch his discussion about Americans butchering the Queen’s English and you can see that he delights in observing and critiquing the world around him. Craig’s work has appeared in The One Show Annual, Communication Arts, Graphis, Print, National ADDYs and POP Times.

DCS will present Craig Neuman at SAA on Monday, November 9 beginning at 6:00PM. That’s coming up very soon and seating is limited, so register online now to reserve your spot.

Details

Pricing

  • DCS members: $5
  • Non-members: $10
  • Students (cash at door only with valid student ID): $5

Register Online

(You will be taken to GDAA’s website for payment and registration)

About Craig Neuman

Craig oversees a talented design group at Barkley that works on strategy and execution of brand identity, packaging and POP displays. His work has been honored by Communication Arts, Graphis, Print Regional Design Annual, National Gold Addys and One Show Design Annuals. Craig has been involved with creating effective communication strategies for clients including 24-Hour Fitness, Sonic Drive-ins, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, L’Oreal, March of Dimes and H+R Block.

Perhaps his proudest moment? Winning a James Beard Award, the culinary equivalent of an Oscar, for best restaurant graphics in the nation.

DCS Presents: Modern Dog

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Dayton Creative Syndicate proudly presents guest speakers Robynne Raye and Michael Strassburger from Seattle-based Modern Dog Design Company. They will focus on the 22 year history of their company with a few highlighted client relationships. Learn about how they got started, how to be persistent but not annoying, their creative process and how they get their ideas into production. They will be giving out a lot of small presents and door prizes to people who ask good questions.

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, one lucky attendee will win a free copy of Adobe Creative Suite 4, courtesy of the DCS Adobe User Group!

Seating is limited, so register online today to ensure your spot.

Details

  • Thursday, September 24 @ 6:00
  • School of Advertising Art – 1725 East David Road
  • Q+A and book signing afterward
  • CS4 raffle prize provided by the DCS Adobe User Group
  • Drink tickets for sale at the door
  • Please help us promote this event by printing and hanging our poster

Pricing

  • $10 DCS members
  • $20 non-members (Envious of the member price? Join today!)
  • $5 students*

Register Online Now

About Modern Dog

Since co-founding Modern Dog Design Co. in 1987, Robynne Raye and Michael Strassburger have continued to do work for entertainment and retail companies – both local and national – and counts poster, packaging and identity projects as some of their favorite work. Recent clients include the Disney, Seattle Aquarium., Blue Q, Olive Green Dog Products, Shout! Factory and HarperCollins. They have received recognition from every major design organization in the U.S., and their posters are represented in the permanent archives of the Louvre (Rohan Marsan wing), the Library of Congress, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Museum Fur Kunst und Gewerbe, the Warsaw National Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum among others. Currently they both teach at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, In 2008, Chronicle Books published their monograph, Modern Dog: 20 Yeas of Poster Art.

*Student rate only available at the event. Must present a valid student ID. Cash only please.

DCS Guest speaker: Ben Nicholson of Lightborne

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Ben Nicholson, Creative Director at Cincinnati-based Lightborne will be joining DCSAdobe User’s Group to share some insight into his creative process and show off some of the projects that were born from that creativity. Lightborne’s work is focused on motion graphics, but anyone can benefit from Ben’s advice and perspective on the creative process.

This meeting is the first in a three-part series of meetings on video and motion graphics. We are not planning to discuss technical design or animation techniques, but rather focus on broader creative topics. So whether you’re a print designer, web designer, or photographer, you should be able to gain something from attending this meeting.

Details

Agenda

  1. DCS/AUG announcements
  2. Ben will discuss his creative process as it relates to his company’s work with motion design
  3. We’ll watch various clips of Ben’s work accompanied by his notes/anecdotes
  4. Brief Q+A
  5. Door prize giveaway (2 books, chosen by winners)

About Ben

Since Joining Lightborne in 2000, Ben has overseen the development of a once one-man motion design department into a fully staffed global creative force. Ben has directed and animated both live-action and animated national Ad campaigns, music videos and tour visuals. At Lightborne, Ben is the dreamer and the technical limit pusher who is always looking for a new way to not only execute motion design but also to display it. This want comes from years of prior experience working on media for Disney rides, robotic projection screens, and just about every other surface where video should not be seen. Creative collaboration is the fuel for his fire and he loves helping clients execute, grow and implement their vision.

Ben’s credits include work for MTV, Death Cab for Cutie, Kenny Chesney, Puma, and many others.

Please RSVP at our Adobe User Group website or just show up!
(Must be signed in to RSVP. Not a member? Join today for free!)

DCS Presents: Accidental Creative

Guest speaker Accidental Creative on May 19

May 13th, 2009

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Feeling creatively burned out?

One of the biggest struggles in a creative industry is STAYING creative. After pouring hours of hard work into projects, it’s easy for your creative well to run dry.

Luckily, Todd Henry of Accidental Creative is coming to help us with that problem. “Create or Die: Thriving in the Create-On-Demand World” is a presentation that will cover the phases of creative growth, the basic daily disciplines of healthy creatives and some “assassins” of personal and organizational creativity.

You don’t want to miss this chance to learn tips and tricks on how to consistently bring your A-game to your designs.

box_design_premium_cs4_white_60x88To keep the creativity flowing, one lucky attendee will win a free copy of Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium!

Details

Pricing

  • $10 for DCS members
  • $20 for non-members
  • $5 for students (student rate only available at the door, must present a valid student ID)
  • Online registration info coming soon, you may also pay cash at the door

You can also help us promote the event by downloading, printing and hanging our promotional poster.

If you have questions about this event, please email programming@creativesyndicate.org

April AUG: Print Production

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Your work starts its life on the computer screen, hopeful that someday it might become a thing. Some time later it is a very real thing with three dimensions, that reflects color, that you can see, touch, and even smell. And nestled somewhere between the imagined and the real is the magic of print production.

Join the DCS Adobe User Group at our April meeting, where we’ll be discussing prepress and print production techniques. Rob Anspach, Production Manager at Real Art Design Group, will present some of his tried and true methods for getting it done… on time, up to snuff, and maybe even under budget!

We’ll also be making some special announcements and giving away door prizes, so you won’t want to miss it. Feel free to bring examples of your own prepress prowess, questions for Rob. Hope to see you at SAA!

You can download the electronic file release checklist. This document is intended to serve as a general list of things to review and verify prior to releasing electronic files to vendors for outside services. For the best results you should always consult your vendor and adjust this checklist to their specific needs.

Follow up info here

The DCS & SAA welcome illustrative designer extrordanaire, Von Glitschka!


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The Dayton Creative Syndicate, The School of Advertising Art and Scott Hull Associates are proud to sponsor and thrilled to announce that the one, the only Von Glitschka is coming to Dayton on November 11. Make plans to join us for this very exciting and special DCS event as we hear Von inspire and educate us about integrating illustrative design into the creative process. Von spoke about illustrative design at the 2008 HOW Design Conference in Boston.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this one-of-a-kind speaker presentation right here in Dayton! Space is limited be sure to register online early to reserve your seat today!

Time: November 11 @ 6:00pm (arrive early to register and sign in)
Venue: School of Advertising Art

Registration cost:
DCS members – $5
Non-members – $10
Students – $5

Become an “illustrative designer”
Add illustration to your design repertoire! Illustrative designer Von Glitschka will teach you several systematic illustrative design methods you can immediately integrate into your design process. You’ll not only expand your creative potential, you’ll also be far better equipped to handle your next great concept, even if it does include illustration.

As Von explained in a recent interview with How Magazine, “An ‘illustrative designer’ is a creative person who uses his brain as his primary tool. This person adheres to a systematic creative process that focuses on idea-building and conceptual drawing to work out their design solutions. Birthing ideas, refining those ideas, and locking in unique and original directions before they ever touch the computer to create their art.”