MAKE YOUR MARK: The 2013 Visual Communications Senior Pitch
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
Join the faculty and graduating students of Visual Communications: Art & Graphic Design Department on launching their careers.
DOORS OPEN 5:45pm. PROGRAM BEGINS AT 6:00pm sharp.
"MAKE YOUR MARK: The 2013 Visual Communications Senior Pitch," a presentation of products, campaigns and services developed by students graduating from the School of Business Baccalaureate program in Visual Communications: Art & Graphic Design. Both commercially viable and culturally significant, these products have been realized through graphic, web, industrial and motion design.
Ten graduating students will be presenting their work to a public audience at MAKE YOUR MARK: The 2013 Visual Communications Senior Pitch on April 30, 2013 at 6pm in Little Theater, located in Roosevelt Hall, on the campus of Farmingdale State College, State University of New York, at 2350 Broadhollow Road (Route110). The key panelists and speakers at this event include: Allison Puff, Acting Associate Dean, School of Business, Rachel Gogel, Art Director, GQ Magazine, and Hanny Hindi, startup consultant and co-author of The Startup Playbook.
Following the live pitch event, will be the three opening reception of “MAKE YOUR MARK: 2013 Visual Communications Senior Exhibitions” on May 1, May 8 and May 15, 2013 at the Hale Memorial Gallery, Nathan Hale Hall, Farmingdale State College. Curated by Visual Communications: Art & Graphic Design department instructors, Irina Lee and Jack Harris, MAKE YOUR MARK: The 2013 Visual Communications Senior Exhibitions will offer a multi-media and interactive display of the projects, and will be on view from April 29–May 17, 2013.
MAKE YOUR MARK: The 2013 Visual Communications Senior Pitch is a culmination of final work developed by graduating students in the Visual Communications: Art & Graphic Design capstone course called Senior Project. Senior Project serves as an incubator for young entrepreneurs. Working independently, students gain access to professional speakers, tools and resources to deepen their understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation, while drawing on visual languages across all design disciplines including, graphic, web, industrial and motion design.
Speaking to communities, Ellen Gilles shares Haitian culture through events, food and cooking classes in East River Boulangerie, and Rudy Calderon’s EsoMano Pupusa Shop shines light on El Salvadorian culture through art and its cultural delicacy, the pupusa, while Anthony Kondyra’s Piwo Brewing Company celebrates the Polish culture through craft beer. Addressing social concerns, Robert Wulff’s series of animated shorts,Through Thick & Thin, provides a new outlet for families and friends of loved ones with eating disorders, and Frank Corrao’s Cat-it-Out highlights the importance of animal shelter adoptions.
CREATING NEW EXPERIENCES
Alyson Prete’s PDF: Preparing the Designer’s Future inspires students to maximize their potential and achieve career goals. Jeffrey Betts educates small business owners on the financial benefits of using responsive web design with The Grid. Patrick Flanagan offers The HandWave, a line of portable and sustainable planes for bodysurfing. Through BONDFIRE, Adam Joseph proposes a new way to approach camping and family bonding, and Anne Marie Horan’s Re-heart promotes healing and individualization after a loss or separation from a loved one.
MAKE YOUR MARK: The 2013 Visual Communications Senior Pitch
When: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 6–9:30pm
Where: Little Theater, located in Roosevelt Hall, on the campus of Farmingdale State College, State University of New York, at 2350 Broadhollow Road
Transportation: Take the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Ronkonkoma line to Farmingdale. Take a taxi from the Farmingdale Station to the College ($4 fare).
Parking: Guests will need to stop by the University Police to obtain a Lot 5 temporary parking permit for general parking spaces, designated by white lines.
ABOUT VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS SENIOR PROJECT COURSE
Senior Project is the capstone course in the Visual Communications: Art & Graphic Design Baccalaureate program. Over the course of a whole semester, students incubate an entrepreneurial venture. Students learn to research, innovate, ideate, prototype, experiment, test, develop, write a business plan, project financial figures, develop strategic partnerships, refine and define their own individual voice in both written and visual form. Students develop a self-directed venture that is now culminating in a final pitch presentation, a book, and gallery exhibition.
ABOUT VISUAL COMMINICATIONS PROGRAM
The Farmingdale State College Visual Communications: Art & Graphic Design Baccalaureate program exposes students to technical knowledge along with traditional art skills and design methodology to create a well-rounded designer upon graduation. For more information, please visit www.art.farmingdale.edu, like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Visual-Communications-Art-Graphic-Design-at-Farmingdale-State-College/180844189890), and follow us on Twitter, @FSC_VisComm (https://twitter.com/FSC_VisComm).
ABOUT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Ground was recently broken on a new $26.7 million building for the School of Business, which enrolls more than 1,900 students. Programs in business, graphic design, ornamental horticulture, and computer systems are designed to prepare students for a wide choice of business and managerial careers.
ABOUT FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE
Farmingdale State College is four-year institution that educates students across the region through its Schools of Business, Arts & Sciences, Health Sciences, and Engineering Technology.
ABOUT STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (SUNY)
SUNY is the largest comprehensive university system in the U.S., educating over 467,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses with close to 3 million alumni around the globe.
SENIOR PITCH PROGRAM SCHEDULE, Tuesday, April 30, 2013
5:45 DOORS OPEN
6-6:05 Opening Remarks, Prof. George Fernandez, Chair, Visual Communications: Art & Graphic Design, and Prof. Lee, Senior Project Instructor, Visual Communications: Art & Graphic Design
6:05-6:20 Alyson Prete, PDF: Preparing the Designer’s Future
6:20-6:35 Robert Wulff, Through Thick & Thin
6:35-6:50 Jeffrey Betts, The Grid
6:50-7:05 Ellen Gilles, East River Boulangerie
7:05-7:20 Patrick Flanagan, The HandWave
7:20-7:30 10-minute Break
7:30-7:45 Frank Corrao, Cat-it-Out
7:45-8:00 Adam Joseph, BONDFIRE
8:00-8:15 Anthony Kondyra, Piwo Brewing Company
8:15-8:30 Anne Marie Horan, Re-heart
8:30-8:45 Rudy Calderon, EsoMano Pupusa Shop
8:45-9:00 Closing Remarks
9:05-9:30 Visual Communications: Art & Graphic Design Class of 2013 Meet & Greet with the audience
"Make Your Mark" title contributed by Rudy Calderon. "Make Your Mark" logo typeface created by Robert Wulff.
When & Where
Visual Communications: Art & Graphic Design Department, Farmingdale State College
The Farmingdale State College Visual Communications Baccalaureate program exposes students to technical knowledge along with traditional art skills and design methodology to create a well-rounded designer upon graduation. For more information, please visit. www.art.farmingdale.edu, follow us on Twitter, @FSC_VisComm (https://twitter.com/FSC_VisComm).