Feb 8-10 2018

A design workshop for social impact.


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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  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. This year the workshop is Thursday February 8th-10th 2018

This year, we are collaborating with the Journey to Freedom project, which is looking to create an archival collection of imagery and video documenting refugees’ collective journeys from all over the world.

The Journey to Freedom Project:

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports that there are about 65.6 million people forcibly displaced around the globe. There are 22.5 million people classified as refugees, and more than half of them are younger than 18. This is the highest displacement rate on record, and that number will continue to rise as we see a continued fear of “the other,” economic and religious strife, and political regimes built on the backs of persecuting others.

The goal of this project is to bring about understanding and compassion to all through powerful visual storytelling and providing the material to be accessible to all open to  learn and understand. The project will create an archive of this human experience for future researchers and historians to access an immense record of refugee lives. It will collect and present first-hand visual storytelling of refugees before, during and after their journey. Harrowing cellphone footage has been used before as a narrative structure effectively by many organizations, but never before will it be collected and presented in such a coherent manner and at a large scale. This project will live on as refugee crises will continue to exist as war, economic strife, religious persecution, climate change, and famine force people to move from their homes and seek refuge in countries around the globe.

Over the course of the 48-hour workshop, approximately 40 students will design a logo and brand system, a very mobile-friendly website, promotional and social motion graphics, an augmented-reality app looking to overcome language barriers, as well as a poster campaign. To do this, we divide students into teams, each with different design tasks to work on, and we pair a design coach to help art direct and guide the team to complete its job

This is the fourth 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 8-10 2018

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
  • 9:00pm - 9:30pm
    Team meetings
    I3 Center
  • 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.