Tier II Meeting

There is a mandatory meeting for all Tier 2 students on Tuesday the 28th at 5:30 pm in room 320. This is in regards to your assessment portfolios.

State Fair Parade

2014 State Fair opening Parade Route through Downtown Dallas on Friday, September 26, 2014. Starting at 9:00am until 1:00pm, the following streets will be closed for the State Fair Of Texas Parade:

Jackson from Lamar to Houston ­ Wood from Lamar to Houston ­ Houston from Main to Young ­ Market from Commerce to Young ­ Record from Jackson to Young. The streets will be open as soon as the participants leave the staging area. The Parade route goes East on Main from Houston to Good Latimer.

Please plan accordingly.

International Visual Identity Awards Due September 30th



Ever wish you could get your work a little more noticed? Be rewarded for your efforts a little more? The International Visual Identity Awards have been created to offer you precisely that.

For too long, visual and brand identity awards have been handed out as part of larger creative competitions and we felt that it was time for a change.

We are the first independent international design competition dedicated to visual identity. Our mission is to give good visual identity design the exposure it deserves and formally recognise and celebrate the world’s most outstanding brand work.

Whether you are a large multinational corporation, a design agency, freelancer or student still at design school,  the IVIAs provide a global forum for you to present your visual identity work.

We award a winner and two runners-up in 20 diverse categories, ranging from healthcare to fashion. In addition to category winners, one entry is chosen for its exceptional quality and garners the prestigious title of ‘International Visual Identity of the Year’.

For more information visit the International Visual Identity Awards


A few internship opportunities have come to our attention so we’re passing along the information.

  1. Lea Ann Stundins at UCR is looking for a creative intern. UCR is more in the corporate sector.  Attached is the link to the job description. It is a paid internship. See job description at: https://www.smartrecruiters.com/UCR/78617866-creative-intern-part-time-
  2. Brian Delaney is a the Design Director at Innovation First International, the parent company of VEX Robotics and HEXBUG consumer electronics. They have always had a robust internship program with regards to our engineering staff and are in the process of creating a similar program for the Graphic Design department.  The unique opportunity within our department is that students are exposed to the full range of projects within the Graphic Design profession. As the in-house design department we are responsible for all packaging, web, print and audio/visual content for all three companies and the parent company. They will have opening(s) for Fall semester at our Greenville, TX headquarters.
  3. Studiogood is also looking for a part-time intern, job description at: http://studiogood.com/careers.php

DSVC Meeting September 10th

We are School of the Month for DSVC!
DSVC invites TAMU-C VisCom students to attend the September 10th meeting for free! All you need to do is show your TAMU-C student ID. While there you can sign up to be a student member for only $50 for the year.
Who is speaking: Butler Looney of Turner Duckworth (San Francisco)  http://www.turnerduckworth.com/
Where: Angelika Film Center (Mockingbird Station)
When: September 10th, 6PM Reception, 7PM Meeting

A Washington University Exhibit Features Work by Virgil Scott

Central Washington University’s Department of Art is hosting an event featuring logo designs by six nationally recognized graphic designers, all of whom hail from Texas. Work by Texas designers Rolando Murillo, Tom Nynas, Brian Owens, Matt Stabb, Simon Walker and Viscom’s own Vigil Scott.

Part Time Internship Opportunity!

Color Box Design & Letterpress is looking for a part time intern for the semester or school year. This will be a true internship, not a lot of design, just helping with revisions on projects, ordering supplies for projects, hand work, possibly a little printing depending on your experience with letterpress.

You will work between 12-16 hours a week. They will work around your school schedule. This is a paid internship at $10.00 per hour. You will be paid as contract labor.

Please send an email to: rhonda@colorboxletterpress.com

Parking Regulations

Attention all students:

The parking passes purchased at the vending machine or in the student store will only work if you park in the garage AFTER 4:00 pm. However, you can get your parking stub validated by Myranda or the security guard on the first floor; this will allow you to pay $6 when you leave, if the stub is not validated you will have to pay $12.

HOW Magazine International Design Awards & Competition: Due September 15







HOW International Design Awards recognizes excellence on a global scale. Our international design competition is the only competition that prominently recognizes winners in its award-winning magazine – HOW Magazine. The Best of Show Winner and Outstanding Achievement winners are featured in an issue with an in-depth article that showcases the award-winning designs and designers alike. Winners span the globe and give readers of HOW magazine a taste of design innovation on an international design scale.

Student Single Entry—$50, Student Campaign/Series—$70 (three or more pieces from a single system)

For more information visit: HOW Magazine

Call For Entries: Communication Arts Typography Annual Due Sept. 05










Our juried competition celebrates the best use of typography as the primary visual element in design and advertising, plus new typeface designs, calligraphy and handlettering. Any typographic project first published or produced from September 2013 through September 2014 is eligible. Chosen by a jury of leading design professionals, the selected entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Typography Annual, in print and on the iPad, and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.

Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.

CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession. Ask any creative director which competitions rank as the most influential and they’ll place Communication Arts at the top of the list.

Student Fees: $20 single print entry/$40 print series/$45 single video entry/$90 video series

For more information visit: http://www.commarts.com/competitions/typography