Friday, February 24, 2006

Joe Knezic, ADD '06, Nets Four Awards

Joe Knezic was recently recognized by
Graphic Design USA with four 2005 American Graphic Design Awards.

Sample images of the winning entries were included in the magazine’s awards annual issue in December. The winning entries included two awards for United Way of the Capital Region (a print advertising campaign and outdoor campaign); a press kit folder for Three Mile Island Alert, a nuclear watchdog organization; and a holiday newspaper campaign for an urban retail center Joe worked on with PPO&S, an agency in Harrisburg.

The award is part of an annual program presented by Graphic Design: USA, one of the most highly respected publications for the creative industry. Winning entries are lauded “for excellence in communication and graphic design” and are representative of the country’s leading, most innovative creative efforts. The awards program is also one of the most selective of awards shows, recognizing only 1 in 10 sumitted entries. The entries were judged by a panel of 6 leading professionals from throughout the country.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Don Kilpatrick, ILL '06

What's the buzz about Don Kilpatrick?

It's not just ISDP school work that's keeping him busy.

Last November Don was featured in a two page spread in the Communication Arts 2005 Design Annual. The article highlighted his work, influences, and philosophy. You can read it here.

This piece, Loving, was accepted into the New York Society of Illustrator's show.

Don was recently elected as the new president of the San Francisco Society of Illustrators and has several pieces in the La Luz de Jesus Gallery's annual group show in Los Angeles.

Congrats Don!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Ad Design Class of 2007

The Advertising Design Class of 2007 recently traveled to
Austin, TX for their 2nd contact period since beginning the program.

They had two days of presentations and two days of visiting agencies and chatting with the "greats" in the Austin area.
T3 The Think Tank, Luke Sullivan at GSD&M, Design Edge, and Sibley Peteet Design were a few. They also managed to find time for a little sightseeing, two step dancing, and visiting the University of Texas campus.

Visiting with Sherry Matthews
in her "green home". Sherry is the founder of Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing.

Mark's Saturday Presentation on Adoption Rhode Island

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

GroupBaronet Announces New Client - Monotronics

Monitronics, the nation's fourth largest alarm monitoring company, recently appointed GroupBaronet as its marketing communications firm to attract dealers nationwide. GroupBaronet has developed a powerful campaign for the company including advertising, direct mail and online marketing. (see press release)

Lead by Willie Baronet, Principal, GroupBaronet is a leading marketing communications firm located in Dallas, TX. Willie is a favorite ISDP visiting faculty for the Ad Design program, teaching classes during the summer residency.

You can learn more about GroupBaronet (and Willie) at

Sunday, February 05, 2006

'Segun Olude, ADD '02, helps S.O.S put the Seine River on the map, literally.

David Danyluk, Coordinator of Save Our Seine River Environment Inc. (SOS), Segun Olude of Indigo Ink Studios & Denis Savoie, the artist, collaborated on the recently published Seine River Greenway Map.

This innovative map displays, for the first time, all 27 kilometers of the Seine River within the City of Winnipeg, Canada.

The map is an effective way to bring nature to citizens and raise awareness about their local environment. It is a detailed, functional illustrated map, based on the beautiful watercolour rendering of the Seine through Winnipeg, to the Red River in old Saint Boniface.

The map is offered in two styles; a folded map for field use and a poster version for display in classrooms or offices. Both styles are now on sale at McNally Robinson, Chapters/Indigo, Prairie Sky Books, Preferred Perch, St. Boniface tourism, and through the SOS website.

You can see more of the map here

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Paul Diamond ADD '04

Fresh – This milk is so fresh. There’s a good chance that you passed the cow on your way to the store.

This comforting package design for Shatto Milk, a family-owned and -operated dairy farm near Kansas City, MO, was featured in the 2005 Communication Arts Design Annual. Half-gallon glass bottles feature five product benefits – “icy cold, family, pure, fresh and yummy.” The glass bottle packaging evokes a simpler time while giving the brand a premium look that helps it standout on the product shelf.

The design was handcrafted by Paul Diamond, Sullivan, Higdon and Sink senior art director, who said, “The design speaks to the consumer who is craving authenticity.”

Diamond created a new logo for the farm to enhance the 50s bottle shape and to revive the nostalgic feel of milk-delivered-to-your-door-days. “Beyond the satisfaction of being recognized for great work by such a prestigious publication, it’s especially satisfying that we’re helping a genuine family farm not only stay in business but thrive,” said Diamond.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Christian Slade ILL '05

Christian Slade, ILL '05, had his final ISDP thesis project, a graphic novel "Korgi", accepted into the Society of Illustrators 48th Annual Exhibition in the Sequential category.

To see more of Christian's work click here.