Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design. Arceneaux earned an MFA in Graphic Design from California Institute of the Arts, where she also worked as an in-house designer for several years. For the past ten years, she has been the principle of Blacvoice Graphic Design studio, that specializes in branding, electronic media, identity, Illustration, print, and publication design; providing design services for educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and small business. She has done work for Eric Own Moss Architects, the Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA), HarperCollins and most recently, Loyola University New Orleans and Tulane University.
Abdul Aziz is an activist filmmaker and photographer who is ever present at the country's most important civil rights events. He covered the Ferguson riots and the events at Charlottesville. Aziz hails from the North East, but has been based in New Orleans for over a decade, where he continues to be a watch on the removal of monuments from city centers and other modern social justice events.
Keynote Speech, LOST: A Wayfinding Tale.
As professionals and as creatives, the Castros have found how common the feeling of being washed ashore is throughout ones life / career. It happens in both big ways and small ways, of course.
The talk uses examples in their recent(ish) past of times when they felt this most profoundly.
It takes the psychology of being lost and makes parallels of literally being lost and metaphorically being lost. It then uses methods people employ to get unlost - some work and some don't. Finally, they will review typical guidelines Search and Rescue professionals give to mitigate getting lost.
In teaching at MIAD, they have found these tips and strategies quite helpful as well as being helpful for younger folks to simply know that lost feeling is common at all ages and it doesn't make them a failure.
The Motion Show is the end of the year viewing of the final projects created by students in Motion 1, 2, and 3. Friends, family, and the public are welcome to join us for an evening of motion graphics and visual storytelling.
To see past projects, go to https://www.loyoladesign.com/motion-design
The Animation Show of Shows is a traveling selection of the year's best animated short films, curated and presented by Acme Filmworks founder, Ron Diamond. It began in 1998 with the aim of showing the most original, funny, intelligent short animated films from all over the world and presenting them at the major animation studios in order to inspire their animators and directors. Since 2007, some of the films are being published on DVDs.
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Justin Shiels received his BFA in Graphic Design from Loyola University New Orleans and his Masters in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. He has over 6 years of experience in communications, marketing, and graphic design and has gained professional experience from EC Advertising as an Interactive Designer, Peter A. Mayer Advertising as a Graphic Designer, and the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts as a Communications Specialist. He is also the founder of digital magazine goINVADE.com, an indispensable cultural reference for the indie, creative, and digitally engaged.
Ferguson, a native of New Orleans, attended Art Center College of Design in 1979-1982. After working in NYC as an advertising photographer for seventeen years, Phoebe returned to school to study documentary film in 1999. While at NYU, she returned to New Orleans to make “Member of the Club,” a feature documentary about the rise of New Orleans; black middle class society, which opened at the New Orleans Film Festival in 2008.
In 2003, Phoebe learned that she is the great, great granddaughter of the judge in the landmark civil rights case, Plessy v. Ferguson. After meeting Keith Plessy in 2004, descendant of Homer Plessy , she realized that they shared not only this infamous legacy but a passion for history, art and social justice, as well. Phoebe moved back to New Orleans permanently in 2006 and started the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation in 2009 along with Keith Plessy. The mission of he organization is to teach the history of the case and the importance of organizing against racial oppression, while erecting historical plaques that recognize the contributions of the black community throughout New Orleans.
Phoebe now divides her time between her work at the Foundation and her documentary work through her media company, Bayou and Me Media in New Orleans. Phoebe has two adult children Stuart and Noël Anderson. Noël currently lives in New Orleans and teaches at Loyola University.
Design Museum of Chicago founder and executive director Tanner Woodford demonstrates that design is deeper than aesthetics, drawing from a broad survey of historical and contemporary case studies. He will also share his journey through the process of building a museum from scratch, and introduce the nascent museum’s portfolio, situated within a rich context of Chicago’s design history.
Skylar Fein was born in Greenwich Village and raised in the Bronx. He has had many careers including teaching nonviolent resistance under the umbrella of the Quakers, working for a gay film festival in Seattle, stringing for The New York Times and as pre-med student at University of New Orleans where he moved one week before Hurricane Katrina hit.
In the wreckage of New Orleans, Fein found his new calling as an artist, experimenting with color and composition of the detritus of Katrina. His work soon became known for its pop sensibility as well as its hard-nosed politics. After a few starring roles in group shows, he had his first solo show in May 2008 at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans.
A native of Austin, Texas, Chris attended Tulane University of Louisiana in New Orleans from 2012 to 2017, when he graduated with degrees in architecture and political science. Chris works to facilitate critical processes to question systems of social relations, particularly those upholding hierarchies of race, class, gender and sexual orientation as facilitator of JAWS 2. As a member of the Paper Monuments team, Chris works to amplify the stories that make New Orleans. Through the Freedom School of Design, Chris conducts advocacy, research and co-design projects which aim to engage racialized cultural and political spaces through an antiracist, intersectionally feminist lens. Chris is currently pursuing architectural licensure as a designer with Wisznia Architecture+Development in New Orleans, LA.
Harriet Booker is an acclaimed illustrator who has shown her work on several continents and is the recipient of awards like the UNO Department of Fine Arts Overall Academic Excellence Award, The Gilman Scholarship, and The Royal Drawing School Residency Dumfires House. Burbeck's work is largely pen, ink, and watercolor, but she also works with oil on canvas and other mediums. Her work is narrative and whimsical, often including interesting graphic elements or subtle jokes.
Brenden Gordon is an industrial designer with a social justice bend. He looks for projects that solve problems for disenfranchised communities. His interest in helping others is related to his passion in disaster relief work, which he incorporates into his work with every opportunity. Gordon grew up as one of five in rural Vermont. He studied at Rochester Institute of technology and today he lives and works in New Orleans.
Born in the Midwest, Max grew up in the rug business, cleaning and repairing rugs at his family's gallery. Before coming to Kush Rugs he studied Graphic Design at Loyola University New Orleans. His designs are informed by traditional Persian/Armenian rugs he saw while working in his grandfather's shop, in conversation with modern methods and contemporary art.
The importance of being strategic before being tactical.
John Pucci will discuss the core concepts of strategic design thinking and illustrate methods UX designers can use to gain empathy with the user, create project clarity and attain alignment with internal and external stakeholders.
Rachel Guillot has has worked as the graphic designer for Dom Lewis, professional tricker and tumbler, since he moved to New Orleans in the beginning of 2017. She is responsible for designing all of Dom's clothing and brand materials. Her portfolio is extensive, working with big companies such as Big World, the New Orleans Pelicans, and Reginelli's Pizzeria. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design with a minor in Business from Loyola University New Orleans. Rachel lives in New Orleans.
Zack Smith is a lifestyle branding and commercial photographer that has been involved in the social, musical and cultural landscapes of Louisiana for the past 20 years. As both a musician, artist, and storyteller, Smith believes that the world gets smaller as we celebrate our similarities and connect through our traditions and stories. As a producer Zack Smith has helped create powerful photography branding campaigns for Brand USA, New Orleans Tourism and Marketing, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, CHASE Bank, LSU Health, and many more.
Born 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of a NASA engineer. He studied architecture at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York and at the Architectural Association, London, England, where he was discovered by Zaha Hadid. After completing his studies he spent the next ten years as head of design with her. In 1991 Wolfson established his own studio and has worked throughout Europe and the USA on residential interiors and functional art pieces shown at leading international art and design exhibitions, galleries, and public venues.
Loyola’s Summer Design Camp is a chance for high school students to discover the different areas of design. But, whatever one’s goal in life—from accountant to zoologist —this program is a fun, creative, hands-on experience that will get you thinking and creating.
June 18-25 + June 22-29
Students can choose from two experiences:
A. Graphic Design Experience will explore typography, visual narrative, illustration, photography and motion design.
B. Interactive Design Experience will explore visual narrative, coding, 3d printing, motion and game design.
Participants will leave with an understanding of the links between their knowledge and skills and how they can apply those to help understand and create the world they live in.
Dean Kern Maass is holding a 2 week Design Thinking course at Loyola in which students can take advantage of May term and earn 6 credits toward core classes.
You-ify Your Design Career
The greatest value you can add is to become more of yourself
Join us for a day of inspiration at the 2018 Design Alumni Conference in which former Design Students who graduated ten years ago visit to talk, mingle, and provide portfolio reviews for current Design Students.
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Cohan
Jennifer works with Adobe’s vibrant creative community, supporting them through programs and partnerships that provide engaging learning experiences designed to inspire, cultivate community, and build relationships. Currently in a consulting role, Jennifer is the program manager for 100+ volunteer-led Adobe User Group chapters and supports Adobe’s partnerships with AIGA and CreativeMornings. Jennifer has held many roles at Adobe allowing her to work on everything from building programs and marketing, to fostering communities. In her free time, you can often find Jennifer hiking and mountain biking in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California. You can find her online on Twitter at @JenniferCohan.
9am: Registration, Monroe 537
9am - 12pm: Portfolio Reviews, 5th floor design studios)
12pm - 2pm: Lunch, Monroe 507 + 509
2pm - 6pm: Alumni Talks (2008 graduates plus Jennifer Cohan ’86 with Adobe), Nunemaker Auditorium)
The Memorial will open on April 18th with a commencement event with food and drinks. The Memorial will remain on campus permanently.
The Kendall Collective is an interactive memorial that honors the late Kendall Michelle Daigle by celebrating her life and creativity, while addressing her struggle with drug addiction, through community engagement.
Elements of this event include open mic poetry readings, an unveiling of the permanent memorial, and distribution of Kendall’s book, A Soul Under Construction.
The event aims to foster a safe space for intimacy, reflection, and open dialogue about mental health and drug abuse with information on resources offered by the University Counseling Center.
Design Forum: Tom Futrell's talk, Breaking Down Silos: Interdisciplinary Teaching Methods and Collaborations
Assistant Professor Tom Futrell received his Master's Degree from the University of Washington in 2008. Prior to joining the faculty at Louisiana Tech University in 2013, Tom was an Associate Creative Director at Peter Mayer in New Orleans focusing on brand development and cross-channel communication campaigns. Tom has worked with a wide range of clients that include Globalstar, Louisiana Economic Development, IxDA, Centurylink, New Orleans Tourism, Intel Labs, Seattle Arts & Lectures and Marucci Sports. His work has been recognized by Graphis, GD USA, ARCADE, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the American Institute of Architects and the American Advertising Federation.
Design Forum: Erik Kiesselweter's talk, What is it? so what. new phone, who dis? nice shrimp, good job, who cares. better luck tomorrow.
Constance is a full-service design and Risograph printing studio. It was created in 2005 to nourish and strengthen the arts community of New Orleans. Though more concretely, a multi-discipline design office, Constance formed more as an idea of celebration and resilienceóa nebulous platform that supported the growing local arts communityóthrough various self-initiated collaborations with many individuals and organizations in New Orleans, as well as internationally.
Now looking more forward, we continue to critically investigate discourses of design, utilizing highly unstable processes that cannot be easily measured and do not always yield the outcomes that were intended.
Erik Kiesewetter (b. 1981) is an independent multi-disciplinary designer primarily focused on publication, identity, print ephemera as well as the critique of current design practices, themselves. He loosely studied graphic design at University of Louisiana in Lafayette and in 2004, set up his first studio in New Orleans.
Jeanne Exnicios Foster is the publisher of Gambit newspaper and bestofneworleans.com. After receiving a degree in Advertising, Marketing and Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Jeanne returned to her hometown and began her career at Gambit in 2001. Initially hired as an advertising coordinator. Jeanne's career progressed to stints as Gambit's website coordinator, assistant advertising director and marketing director.
From 2014-2016, Jeanne was a member of the national Association of Alternative Newsmedia board of directors. In the community, she has volunteered to assist in marketing and fundraising for multiple organizations including Communities in Schools; The Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education; Youth Empowerment Project, Louise S. McGehee School; and Friends of City Park / Lark in the Park.
Jeanne believes strongly in supporting locally owned businesses and city newspapers.
Join us for Émilie Lamy's talk: Publishing in the Stacks.
Émilie Lamy received her M.A. in Cultural Management from Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne in 2006. She has ten years of professional experiences in the field of graphic design and publishing, during which she worked for several publishing houses and non-profit organizations (Pyramyd Editions, International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont, Marseille European Capital of Culture 2013, Fotokino...) She taught Graphic Design and Visual Research at the École de Communication Visuelle in Paris and Aix-en-Provence. After moving to New Orleans in February 2014, she opened The Stacks in October 2014.
Noël Anderson is a New York/New Orleans-based motion designer and educator, focused on branded content, video art, mixed media installation, and motion theory. She has an MFA in Motion Media from Savannah College of Art and Design, and extensive experience in fine art, arts education and design.
Commercially, Anderson specializes in short format motion graphics for social media campaigns, focusing on narrative content. A large part of her work is dedicated to typography design and motion. Clients and projects include: Moët, VH1, IFC, HULU, Verizon, and HBO.
As an academic and artist, Anderson has a particular interest in studying the creation of photographic Pregnant Moments in the field of motion graphics by implementing slow motion techniques to expand single instances. She explores the possibilities of expressing instances over longer periods of time in her short film, Little Deaths.