Mia Whittemore

Huge shout-out to illustrator and surface designer Mia Whittemore for taking time out of her super-busy schedule to speak with my pattern/surface design class this week! If you haven’t seen her lovely work, check it out! And follow her on Instagram @miawhittemore.

Enter This: FLUX 17

Flux is a nationwide student design competition presented annually by AIGA Blue Ridge. Established in 2006, Flux celebrates the best creative work produced each year by undergraduate and graduate students from across the country. Entries are selected by a jury of leading design professionals and showcased in a gallery exhibition as well as online. Entry Deadline is November 10, 2017.
Entry fees are affordable (and discounted for AIGA members). Categories include: 
Identity, Publication, Poster, Packaging, Web & Interactive. Enter here!


Guest Lecture: Kristen Ley of Thimblepress

Hooray! We are so excited to announce that Kristen Ley (Thimblepress) will be speaking at JSU, September 7 at 5pm!!! Kristen’s fun greeting cards, stationery, and party goods can be found at retail outlets nationwide as well as in her her TWO Jackson, MS storefronts. Kristen has designed greetings for Hallmark and recently has launched a line of goods with Target! Check out her website here, and follow her on Instagram @thimblepress  @kristenley and @thimblepets. Also, check out this great podcast with Kristen (episode 113).

(images from thimblepress.com)


Job Opportunities

Hey recent grads and former students, I’ve had two companies contact me with job opportunities. One is for a company in Anniston, AL and is a marketing/design position. The other is a design position that can work remotely. Email me if you’re interested!

Enter This: Glitch

Born through the power of a mishap, an unavoidable accident, a glitch will somehow almost always produce our best work. When you are forced to take a step back and re-evaluate, you gain a new perspective. In order to celebrate these mishaps, MSU AIGA created GLITCH—a national juried exhibition open to all student design work.  
Professional designers/esteemed judges: Lauren Albee, Andrew Chin, and Josh Jevons. These judges and their information can be found on the competition website. 

The entry deadline is March 20th, and the reception will be April 14th in Starkville, MS, where winners will be announced. Accepted entries and winners will also be recognized in an online gallery and a published book. 
Instagram: @msuglitch