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Designers Have Ideas Too


Tuesday, February 26th at 12 noon in the Campus Center, room 264

Now that Super Tuesday is over what is IUPUI doing about the elections?

Come join a campus-wide meeting to discuss what IUPUI can do to support and educate the campus about voting and the elections now and in the fall semester. If you have programming in mind, want to collaborate, or want to see what others are doing, please attend. Here is an opportunity to show how designers can make a difference in our communities.

Snacks will be served!

Contact Lorrie Brown at 274-5198 or lorrbrow [at] for more information.
The meeting will be facilitated by Johnny Goldfinger, Assistant Professor of Political Science and campus coordinator of the IUPUI Political Engagement Project.


Independent Music + Art Festival Volunteers Needed


This year’s Independent Music + Art Festival will be held the 2nd Saturday in June. They are looking for people who can commit early to volunteering at this year’s festival. This go around, it is June 14th from 11:00am to 10:00pm. If you haven’t been before, this is a really fun day of continuous music on (17 bands on two stages) and visual art – all in the courtyard of the Harrison Center. Please contact Pam Allee if you can help and let her know if morning, afternoon or evening are better for you.

Pam Allee
Arts Coordinator
Harrison Center for the Arts
fax: 317.238.5489
email: pam [at]

4th Annual National Student Show and Conference


April 3-5, Richardson, TX

Please check this out! There are 5 great judges for this year’s show and the entry deadline is quickly approaching. I encourage students to enter as well as attend the conference. It is well worth the time and money!

Scheduled for the conference are:
– 4 nationally renownedspeakers
– 15 breakout sessions
– Job Fair
– Portfolio Review
– Roundtable discussions
– Parties
– Prizes
– Studio Tours

All that, and the inspiration, networking, and creative high from being with 700 or more people that are as passionate about type, color, design, and paper as you are. It really is amazing.

Conference Website
Registration Deadline: February 21st
Cost: $110 – $175

Debbie Millman Comes to Indianapolis


Why We Buy, Why We Brand

A historical look at the influence branding has on our every day lives – from branding ourselves and the world around us to the role branding plays in the products we buy and the way we live our lives. Debbie Millman has been in the design business for the last 20 years fulfilling her dream of working in branding and furthering the meaning, purpose and stature of brands in our culture. Debbie is a Partner and President of the design division at Sterling Brands, one of the leading brand identity firms in the country.

Lunch will be provided.

Students: $20.00

Friday, February 29, 2008
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM   The Westin, Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Register Now

Cheerleading, Photography, Babies, and Protest


Sorting through my email today I found that there have been a flood of miscellaneous design project opportunities email to the students. To keep with the spirit of this blog (LUCID) and provide some clarity, I thought I’d present all these latest opportunities in one post. As more of these come in I’ll collect them and post them under the category Hardly Working. Get it? The severely cliched, not funny “Are you working hard or hardly working” statement made by that distant relative or relatively unknown co-worker who just asked you about your job in an attempt to “connect” with you. Well, here we go.

Pike Indy Lazers is a non-profit, competition and non-competition cheer group.

Nichelle Turentine
317-962-0529 phone
nturenti [at] iupui [dot] edu

Shawna Schaub Photography wants to work with a student or recent grad in order to get a fresh creative perspective and fully intend to contract them for the work and compensate them accordingly.

Shawna Schaub
P.O. Box 40608
Indianapolis, IN 46240-0608

Looking for a graphic designer to enhance the look of, and also create solutions for blogging.

Shirley Morman
shirle01 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

The IUPUI Take Back the Night (TBTN) planning committee is seeking entries for a new logo to be used with all advertising products. The contest is open to all members of the public.

Take Back the Night is a nationally recognized protest against sexual violence. Every 2 minutes, a woman, child, or man is sexually assaulted in the United States. Over 75% of all victims personally know their perpetrators, resulting in drastic underreporting of these assaults. Take Back the Night provides a “no tolerance” approach to sexual violence and serves as a public education resource to provide information about prevention and social justice. Take Back the Night is a powerful way for victims/survivors of sexual violence to empower themselves by publicly acknowledging their experiences.

The planning committee is seeking a creative and aesthetic logo that is inclusive of all victims/survivors of sexual violence. The following facts are important to understand when designing the logo:

· TBTN empowers and transforms victims into survivors by providing a safe, supportive public environment for psychological healing
· Victims/survivors are female, male, and transgender/transsexual
· Victims/survivors are heterosexual and members of LGBTQ communities
· Men, women, and transsexual/transgender people are committed to ending sexual violence.
· There is hope for the future; together, we can eradicate sexual violence in our world!

The winner of the selected design will receive a $50 honorarium and will be acknowledged at the main TBTN rally on Wednesday, April 16, 4 pm.

All future use of the logo will be the property of Take Back the Night at IUPUI.

Please submit designs by email in a PDF format by February 29, 2008 to save [at] iupui [dot] edu

Why I Love the Graphic Design Profession (dripping with sarcasm)

design as a commodity

Ed Roach over at has recently written and article entitled Why Graphic Design is the Worst Brand Ever where he details the current problem of graphic design as a commodity from a business owner’s perspective. It’s always great to get an outside perspective. This is a problem that needs a solution. If anyone has any ideas please leave a comment … or better yet, start solving it.

John Stossel, “Graphic Design … So Critical to Every American’s Wellbeing”

Step 1. Watch video

Step 2. Think about it

Step 3. Comment