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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Call For Entries: Poster For Tomorrow

Our friends over at Poster for Tomorrow recently launched their 2011 edition: right for education call for entries. Submissions are accepted up until July 10th.

poster for tomorrow presents: the Pan African Workshops 2011 from poster for tomorrow on Vimeo.

To coincide with this year’s theme Poster for Tomorrow has launched and organized a series of workshops to promising design students in a myriad of African countries. Workshops have already been successfully held in Ghana, Guinea, and Morocco, with more to come in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tunisia. The goal is to provide young African designers with a set of tools and contacts that will give them better access to the international market, and to set up a longer-term platform for design in their own countries.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:40 am  

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Inneract Project

Inneract Project, is an educational program conceptualized by prominent Bay Area graphic designer Maurice Woods. Its mission is to expose under-served youth to careers in design by providing free classes and mentorship. The idea came to fruition when Woods was a graduate student at the University of Washington and has found success in the Bay Area where he coincidently grew up as a child.

We had the opportunity to dialog with Maurice over the last few weeks and asked him to share insight on the program—how the program came to be, where it is now, and his long-term goals on where he would like it to go. Summer Session for the program is scheduled to begin in early July. To learn more on how to apply go here.

VC: How did the Inneract Project concept come to be?

MW: I started IP because I figured there were other creative kids out there who might not be fortunate enough to go to college. The concept of the program is to expose kids at an early age so that they might be able to find careers in something they have an affinity towards and love to do. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:42 pm  

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Defining The Value of Design

It took 1 money counter and 2218 custom bills to create this well done stop-action video to help promote the 2010 Design Currency Conference that will be held in Vancouver later this month. The theme of this years event is ‘Defining the Value of Design’. Hat tip to the creatives at Giant Ant Media and Rethink. For more on the event go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:46 am  

Friday, February 19, 2010

Impact! Design for Social Change Workshop

Impact! Design for Social Change is a brand new, six-week summer intensive workshop co-founded by Steven Heller of SVA and Mark Randall of Worldstudio.

The curriculum zeroes in on three aspects of design for social change: evolving your big idea, developing your pitch, and funding your project. These lessons will be divided into two tracks, as described below: (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:08 am  

Monday, February 15, 2010

1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration

The 99% Conference will be in full swing this spring in NYC. The list of speakers attending this year is impressive(Sagmeister, Maeda, and the like). The event is focused on bringing ideas to life—transforming a vision into a reality. For tickets go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:09 pm  

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Project M in Hawaii for next session

You heard it.

“Sometimes you have to make it really cool.”

Project M is now accepting applications for its next session in Hilo Hawaii. Deadline for submissions are February 26th. Find out more here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:23 am  

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Design Revolution Roadshow

The Design Revolution Road Show
is a traveling exhibition and lecture series bringing “product design that empowers” to 25 high schools and university design programs across the nation in the Spring of 2010 brought to you by Project H. To learn more on this traveling exhibition see this.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:14 am  

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Spark launches San Francisco Chapter

Spark, a design association that began in NYC last year has recently launched a chapter in San Francisco.

The association is a membership group that is comprised of independent designers who meet each month to enlighten each other on the business and creative issues that are relevant to small design studios.

For more information and updates about SparkSF and SparkNYC and our events, join our mailing list.

via MSLK:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:11 pm  

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Michael Bierut: 5 Secrets from 86 Notebooks

Renowned graphic designer Michael Bierut claims that he’s not creative. Instead, he likens his job to that of a doctor who tends to patients – “the sicker, the better.”

In his speech during the 99% conference he walks you through 86 notebooks that he has kept over his esteemed career. Within these notebooks he highlights 5 secrets he has learned over the years.

Image via Design Observer

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:18 am  

Friday, March 20, 2009

Why Design?

As part of the TED series of talks; Legendary Designer Philippe Starck spends 18 minutes on stage searching for the root of the question “Why Design”? He’s quite the comedian as well… You will have to see for yourself.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:22 am  
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