Thursday, November 12, 2009

Request for Nominations on Executive Committee

On November 26 we are voting on our new Executive committee for Design Algoma. The executive committee helps plans events, workshops, and executive decisions for the group. We are looking for nomination for these positions:
  • President
  • Vice-Presidents (2)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Industry Rep
  • Student Rep
You can nominate a peer or yourself. You need to be RGD registered to be a candidate.
Please let us know of any candidate as soon as possible.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Design Algoma Meeting, Oct 22

Accessible Design

Date: October 22, 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Sault College Multimedia Centre

At this meeting:
Seminar with Dawna Kinnunen

RGD’s, Provisional RGD’s and Student RGD’s - FREE
All non- members - $10


Friday, October 2, 2009

Call for Submissions

Terry has challenged everyone to create an illustrated numeral "1" and submit it to him no later than Oct 15.

Each of the "ones" will be used in a poster to advertise the AGM and that Design Algoma is one year old.

Submissions must be
  • A Razterized Photoshop File
  • 4" x 4"
  • 300dpi

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Design Algoma Meeting, Sept 24 (New)

Thursday, Sept 24
Sault College Multimedia Centre

Due to unforseen circumstances we have had to change our planned presentation for Design Algoma

The new presentation for this thursdays meeting will be a series of short films on the following;

Design and the elastic Mind

An interview with Paola Antonelli curator of MoMA’s wonderful,
monumental exhibit spanning design, science and technology, ‘Design and the Elastic Mind,’

and some Pretty Cool People interviews featuring

Olivier Marquezy - french graphic designer
Tom14 - street artist from Barcelona
Valerie Pirson - french annimator
Kustaa Saaksi - a finnish illustrator

Friday, September 4, 2009

Design Algoma Meeting, Sept 24

Opentype Demystified
(This Event has been Postponed)
Date: Sept 24
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Sault College Multimedia Centre

Highlights of this meeting
will include:

Teleconference with Ilene Strizver

RGD’s, Provisional RGD’s and Student RGD’s - FREE
All non- members - $10

Monday, August 24, 2009

Design Algoma Summer Social, August 28

Design Algoma Summer Social
Date: Aug 28
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arcadia Coffee House
817-823 Queen St. E

It's been awhile, so let's get together for some coffee and good conversation.
Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Design Algoma Meeting, May 28

Next Design Algoma Meeting
Date: May 28
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Sault College Multimedia Centre

Highlights of this meeting
will include:

Monika Patel in teleconference
Forest Stewardship Council will discuss;
understanding FSC
environmental paper claims
environmental paper choices

RGD’s, Provisional RGD’s and Student RGD’s - FREE
All non- members - $10

Click here for PDF version of the poster.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Deadline Reminder!

The submissions for the Design Algoma Logo/Identity are due at the meeting this Thursday (March 26th).

Design Algoma Student Mentorship Program

The Student mentorship program through Design Algoma is completely voluntary on both the professional side and the student side.

As a mentor you will need to fill out a mentorship application expressing your interest in the proram and what you as a professional can offer a student.

As a student you need to apply for a mentor outlining your interest in the program and industry aspirations. Send in your application via e-mail and the committee at Design Algoma will match you with a mentor that shares your design interests.

The relationship between student and mentor is entirely up to the two individuals involved. Activities, coaching, meetings, are all arranged on an individual basis between the student and the mentor and can happen as often or as seldom as both individuals arrnge.

Be a mentor
As a mentor to a design student you are a working industry professional.
Your responsibilities will be to create a relationship with the student to guide them through the transition into industry. You can do this through a series of casual meetings, job shadowing, e-mail contact, coaching portfolio development and realting your experience in the design industry.
Click here to become one

I Need a mentor!
You are a graduating student that needs assistance developing your portfolio, you need to gain insights into industry, make connections and transition into the workforce upon graduation.
You can do this by meeting with your mentor and discussing industry experience.
Click here to get one

Monday, March 9, 2009

Invitation to the March 26 Movie Night

Date: March 26
Location: Sault College Multimedia Centre
Time: 7pm

Admission free to RGD’s Provisionals, student RGD’s
All non-members pay $10

Click Here to download the invitation.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Design Algoma Meeting, March 26

Next Design Algoma Meeting
Date: March 26
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Sault College Multimedia Centre

Highlights of this meeting will include:

A series of short films featuring:
  • Stephan Sagemeister
  • Paula Sher
  • Milton Glaser
  • and more

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Design Algoma Identity Parameters

Two submissions (max) per person
Full color & black and white version
letter size paper, 1 idea per sheet of paper
Deadline for submissions is March 26

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Agenda for Thursday Jan 29, 2009

Design Algoma
Thursday Jan 29, 2009
Sault College

1. Call to order/welcome
2. motion to adopt agenda - All
3. report from RGD
4. schedule of PD events for year -Terry
5. proposed additional PD events plan-Terry
6. Fees for non-members - Terry
7. developing visual identity for design algoma-Graham
8. new business - all
9. PD event - design and social media - Jessica
10. adjourn

After the session the group is invited to gather for refreshments at The Pub at the Watertower Inn.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Design Algoma Meeting, January 29

Next Design Algoma Meeting
Date: Thursday, January 29
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Sault College, room J1107

Highlights of the meeting will include:

  • Plans for PD events in the upcoming year
  • A presentation on Social media and design by Jessica Wendling
  • Report from RGDOntario including steps for gaining your designation