Digital File Preparation

Pittsburg State University | Graphics & Imaging Technologies Students

This blog is dedicated to the students of our Graphics and Imaging Technologies Department at Pittsburg State University. It is a space for our students to collaborate, communicate, create and commend the work of their peers. Feel free to comment and by all means compliment their work. The list of student blogs are categorized by course and were customized during class. Our Digital File Preparation student blogs are focusing on communication skills, where the Web Site Design class is focused more on design.

Monday, February 21, 2011

2011 ADDY Carnavale

Saturday, February 19, 2011, Joplin AAF hosted the 2011 ADDY Carnavale. Our students and instructors won 11 Gold, 18 Silver, Student Best of Show and 2 Special Judges Awards! For more information about the competition, click here.

Entries on display

Caitlin Lawrence and fiance Keith. She won for their wedding invitation package.

Curtis Thornton, Sara Hixon and fiance Matt.

Jessee Swezey checking out her camera before the presentation.

Chris Huitt accepting award from GIT student volunteer, David Staton.

Hillary Reeve Heflin accepting one of her four awards.

Jessee Swezey accepting her first award.

The whole gang!

The Student Best of Show, Lauren White. Special Judge's Award recipient, Sara Hixon. People's Choice Award winner, Jerime Carpenter. Jerime also won a Special Judge's Award, last year!

Jerime and his lovely wife.

Check out a few student perspectives:
Hillary Reeve Heflin
Caitlin Lawrence

The Winners

Jerime Carpenter
Peoples Choice Award | Murder Blues Band Poster*
Gold | Murder Blues Band Poster | Digital File Preparation
Silver | Murder Blues Band T-shirt | Advanced Screen Printing

* The People's Choice Award was a result of all attendees voting on their favorite Print, Broadcast, Web, and Student Entry

Crista Cunningham
Silver | Split Face Typographic Illustration | Image Composition

Kris Hartley
Silver | Oceanside Rock Fest Brochure | Digital File Preparation

Hilary Heflin
Silver | Mini Baja Brochure | Digital File Preparation
Silver | Sugary Spoons Logo | Investigations
Silver | Sugary Spoons Menu | Investigations
Silver | Sugary Spoons Stationary | Investigations

Sara Hixon
Gold | Screen Print on Canvas Resume | Digital File Preparation*
Gold | Matt and Sara Save the Date | Page Layout
Gold | SL Designs CD Package | Page Layout

*Special Judges Award "Most Memorable 'Leave Behind'

Caitlin Lawrence
Gold | Caitlin and Keith Wedding Invite package | Digital File Preparation

Cassie Pierce
Silver | Paintball Poster | Image Composition

Emily Smalley
Silver | Rock On Typographic Illustration | Image Composition

Pitt State Gives a Damn | See it on YouTube!

James Smith |
Silver | Pitt State Gives a Damn Animation | Investigations
Silver | Date and Dash Poster
Gold | Green is the New Black campaign

Jessee Swezey
Silver | Tasty Tree Fireside Roast Coffee packaging
Silver | Tasty Tree Tea Box packaging

GIT 341 | Digital File Preparation

Curtis Thornton
Silver | Poje Coffeehouse Full page publication ad | Digital File Preparation

Lauren White
Student Best of Show | Lauren White Self Promotion | Senior Project
Silver | What's Next Kit
Silver | Blood: Water Mission Poster
Silver | TriSport Athletics Logo
Gold | Lauren White Self Promotion | Senior Project

Christel Benson, Assistant Professor
Gold | Salon 9 Logo Identity
Silver | Piper & Joel Stewart Wedding Package

Chris Huitt, Assistant Professor
Gold | PSU Graphics and Imaging Banners
Gold | Graphics Guide Service Packaging
Gold | GIT Centennial Awards Banquet Program

Also in attendence:
Kimi Dowling and family
Ian Yates

Student Volunteers | David Staton & Cassie Pierce.

Jenny Durkin | PSU PR Department

Monday, February 14, 2011

Congratulations, Nicole!

Nicole Smith, Commercial Graphics Major, recently completed a freelance job for the Mount Carmel Foundation 27th Annual Gala. Over 500 invitation packages were printed.

"Nicole did an excellent job of providing exactly what we need, in a very short time frame!" Marlene Willis, Interim Director Mount Carmel Foundation

Friday, February 11, 2011

SCHOLARSHIP: Nolan Moore Memorial Education Foundation

The Foundation’s main purpose is to support industry education, as well as offering scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in printing technology/management. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $150,000 in scholarships to students in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

Eligible students must attend an accredited printing management or technology program and have permanent residence in one of the four states served by PIA MidAmerica. Students must be pursuing a management or technology degree. Those who are interested in design, photography, or web-based careers will not be considered for the scholarship. The application deadline is March 1st of every year for the school year beginning in the fall.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Amazing Free Textures

Check out these amazing free textures created by Midwest-based designer and digital philanthropist, Caleb Kimbrough. I've also added a link to his site, in the Where did that come from? list to the right. Be sure to read his terms of use! Enjoy!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

FX Studios Offering Photo Classes

ADDY Event Information

February 19th
at Holiday Inn | Joplin, MO
6:00 entry viewing, 7:00 dinner and awards

Purchase tickets here! >>>

We had a total of 15 students enter 37 entries!

All students are welcome and encouraged to attend the banquet, even if you did not submit an entry!

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