Feb 9-11 2017

A design workshop creating social impact and competing against time.


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what What

Pixels & Print is a Design Workshop for the students in the Graphic Design program at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. It is a fully intensive workshop for the students who will work with Industry Professionals who come and donate their time to help our students as Art Directors, leading the teams. The mission for this workshop is to have the design students see the power of design by designing for a deserving organization or business. We have students vote on a client that they would like to produce work for, from a number of proposals we receive in the fall. This year we are gathering from Thursday February 9th–11th.

This year, we have partnered up with a great organization, the Southside Chapter of Syracuse’s Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today. It is an organization who is trying to re-connect and cultivate change in the southside of the city of Syracuse. It is an area with high unemployment, concentrated poverty, and schools that are underperforming, but also with a great community who is coming together motivated to make a change. We are excited to see how design can help a community so close to the SU campus, something that will be very rewarding for everyone involved. 

Over the course of the weekend, the students under the direction of their Design Coaches/Art Directors will be designing a logo, a website, motion graphics, promotional print products, a newsletter, social media resources, and if all goes well, designing some Virtual Reality experiences as well.

This is the third year for the Pixels & Print workshop, which started as a passion project by Assistant Professor, Renée Stevens, who teaches Graphic Design in the Multimedia Photography, and Design Department at the Newhouse School.

when When

Feb 9-11 2017

Thursday
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  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Coaches meeting and dinner
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Student registration
    Steele Center
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Workshop kick-off
    I3 Center
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Coaches talks: Hurry Up and be Creative: Louie Rendon, Digital Design Process & Best Practices: Bridget Brennan, Learning your Audience and Meeting their Goals: Jon Chonko, Good Design is Good Storytelling: Kuan Lou, Strengthening an Interaction Design’s Structure and Visual Language: Brian Dawson
    I3 Center
  • 9:00pm - 9:30pm
    Team meetings
    I3 Center
  • 9:30pm - 10:30pm
    Brainstorming and planning
  • 10:00pm - 10:30pm
    Late registration
    Steele Center
Friday
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  • 9:00am - 9:30am
    Coaches meeting and breakfast
  • 9:30am
    Students arrive and group photo
    NH3 253 CMR
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Work with your teams
    NH3 253 CMR
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Lunch
    NH3 252 War Room
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Dinner
    NH3 252 War Room
  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Group critique
    NH3 250
  • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
    Team meetings and homework assignments
Saturday
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  • 9:00am - 9:30am
    Coaches meeting and breakfast
  • 9:30am
    Students arrive and team meetings
    NH3 253 CMR
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Lunch
    NH3 252 War Room
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Dinner
    NH3 252 War Room
  • 6:00pm
    Deadline
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Final client presentation: Open to the public
    NH3 141
  • 8:00pm
    Workshop closes

Who

Meet the coaches

Kuan Luo

Experience Designer

Design Lead at Cockroach Labs in NYC.

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@kuanluo

Brian Dawson

journalist, cinematographer and filmmaker

I shoot, edit and produce films about real life based in Seattle.

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@bridawson

Jon Chonko

Design Director

currently at Studio Rodrigo in New York City and the known as the scanwich guy

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@scanwiches

Luis Rendon

visual journalist

Senior Designer for the New York Post in NYC

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@louiegrendon

Becca Kennedy

UX Researcher and strategist

Human Factors Psychologist and User Experience Researcher from Troy, NY

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@becca_kennedy

Bridget Brennan

Associate Design Director

Works at Carrot Creative in NYC

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@thisismydesign

how How

This weekend wouldn’t be made possible without the help of our generous sponsors.