National Student Show and Conference

   National Student Show & Conference 11

     March 19-21, 2015 | DoubleTree by Hilton



Go Head To Head With Students From Across the Country
You’ve worked hard this year on awesome projects, so get ready to show them off! National Student Show entries will soon be for sale. In the meantime, sort through all of your breakthrough creative and decide what you will enter and who you should thank. Everything you need to know, from categories to what awards you could win can be found here. Entries must be received by February 6th, 2015. All questions should be directed to Good luck!

Don’t Forget Your Tickets
While you’re making those hard decisions on what work to enter, don’t forget to purchase your conference tickets, show tickets and studio tours! Studio tours give you an inside look at Dallas-area design and advertising agencies. They sell out quickly, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Be sure to book a room at the DoubleTree Hotel for $99/night.

Follow Us for Big Announcements!
Stay up-to-date on who will be speaking and reviewing portfolios at the conference. Just follow us on twitter or Facebook!

Send questions to
5331 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206  |  214-810-3782

Password and Keycards

Greetings all and welcome to the new space! Just so everyone knows:

  • The username to get on to the Macs (either in the labs or classroom) is “student” and no password.
  • Keycards to get through the doors on the 2nd floor can be picked up at the student store also on the 2nd floor (through the glass doors on the other side of the elevator). Please be aware: those doors will only remain unlocked for this week, after that you will only be able to gain access with your keycard.

Call For Entries Deadline! 2015 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs)

AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

For details on rules, categories and packaging instructions, visit!

Entry Deadline

Monday, January 5th by 4pm

Entry Drop Off Details

Clampitt Paper Company
9207 Ambassador Row
Dallas, TX 75247

Drop-Off Times:
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 15 through Dec. 17, between 10 am and 4 pm
Monday, Jan. 5 between 2pm and 4:00 pm.

Late Entries

Friday, January 9th by 4pm

Late Entry Fee:
$50 per entry

Late Entry Drop-Off Times:
Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 6 through Jan. 9 between 2pm and 4:00 pm.

Internship Opportunity: Studio Good



Job Description

We’re looking for a fresh ambitious DIGITAL DESIGN student for a 2-3 days a week paid internship in our Dallas Office.

The ability to work well with others, laugh at yourself, and have a little fun while you do good work are essential. We’re NOT looking for a traditional graphic designer who has merely included a website in their student campaign work. We want someone who grew-up designing for the web, who thinks digital-first, with an interest in social media, keeps up with the latest trends in Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and is eager to get some big brands under their belt. A great eye for responsive design is a must, paired with the willingness to jump into a project at any point and do what it takes to get the job done. Personality and cultural fit are key. To set yourself apart from others, you aren’t afraid to voice your opinions, are proactive in bringing fresh ideas to the table, and have no trouble multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist the creative team in designing websites and digital campaigns.
  • Design Facebook posts and other social assets (Twitter and YouTube channel design) for brands in the Food, Health and Beauty, Sports and Social Good categories.
  • Assist in, and eventually lead, promotional Facebook tab creative.
  • Help brainstorm new ideas for engaging content for brands’ Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram platforms.
  • Support creative team in everything from concept to design work to building files for development when needed.
  • Bring youthful energy and another digital-world-view perspective to the team.
  • Currently pursuing a 4-year degree in Graphic Design or Communication Design, preferably with a concentration in Digital Design
  • Photoshop chops as well as a sound knowledge of Illustrator and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • A portfolio with digital samples
  • Positions available in our Downtown Dallas office.

Team members enjoy a fun, hardworking company culture. Open until filled.


ART 475 VisCom Senior Studio Questionnaire

Students needing to take Art 475 VisCom Senior Studio must turn in the attached interactive pdf along with a pdf of their top 10 pieces to be reviewed before being admitted to the course.  These files must be emailed to by December 16th.


National Student Show Competition

The Show
Students put their work up against the best in the country and compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes. Our show is judged by five nationally recognized jurors over two days. Awards and cash prices will be handed out for winners in each category, judge’s choice, and best overall piece.
Scholarships will be awarded to the top sophomore and junior portfolio, and the top three senior portfolios will receive a cash prize trips or a huge head start landing a dream job. All work that makes it in the show will be on display for the entire conference.
Please note, with an earlier conference date this will push up our entry deadline to February 6th, 2015.
The Conference
Three days of inspiration from 4 nationally-renowned keynote speakers, working professional career panels, 15 break-out sessions, and studio tours around Dallas. Students have the chance to get their portfolios reviewed by professionals and maybe even land an internship or job. They’ll go home with new design buddies, great memories, and a huge head start on a career.
Where & When
NSSC11 will take place March 19-21, 2015 at the Doubletree Campbell Centre in Dallas, TX. Studio tours take place onThursday, March 19th. The Conference is all day Friday andSaturday with the Awards Gala on Saturday evening.
The Cost
Entries to the show are $20 per piece, with a discount package of 10 entries for $100 (entry packs may not be shared).
Conference tickets are on sale from Black Friday through New Years Eve for an early bird price of just $75/student. Professors may attend the conference FREE when they bring student attendees. January 1st, conference tickets go up to $125.
Hotel rooms can be reserved at the Doubletree at a special rate of $99/night. Reservations must be made before March 5th, 2015to guarantee the special rate.
We Want Your School Involved!
We know you work hard to get your students prepared for the real world, and there’s no better place to test their abilities and keep them inspired than by entering and attending NSSC11.
To receive email updates about the show & conference, please visit and enter your information in the update form.
Lastly, we send out posters advertising the event to professors to hang in their departments. To be on the list to receive a poster pack, please reply with your mailing address.
Thank you for your time and if you have any questions about the conference, please message Ramsey Ruelas, chair of NSSC at

Tier 3 Class Sign-Up

To all Tier 3 students who have not signed the class sheets in 311, please do so ASAP. Lee is trying to see how many are in which classes for next semester. If you already have done so, please disregard this message. Good day.

Tier 1 Advisement

There will be a MANDATORY advisement for all of Tier 1 at 4:30pm in room 311. All of Tier 1 MUST attend.


There is two stacks of books in 311 that are FREE FOR THE TAKING. The books in the boxes however are off limits. The books will be there until the end of the semester and afterwards will be thrown out.

National Student Show & Conference 11

Save the Date:
National Student Show & Conference 11

March 19-21, 2015 | DoubleTree by Hilton at Campbell Centre
You don’t want to miss our eleventh year! Soon we’ll be sending out our call for entries and information about registering for the conference, but until then, keep up with us by following us on facebook and twitter: