Archive | April, 2012

SPF 2012

11 Apr

AIGA Wichita Presents:
T-MINUS, A Student Portfolio Forum

A full-day of learning, critiques, presentations, and awards for graphic design students of all levels. Our line-up of events includes a junior and senior level portfolio review, a senior portfolio competition, a host of presentations by all-star speakers, and an awards ceremony.

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 // 8am-4pm (break from 12pm-1pm for lunch)
Bank of America, 100 N. Broadway (map)


$45 Portfolio Competition & Admission
$35 Portfolio Review & Admission
$25 Admission only


Bill Gardner from Gardner Design
Nicole Howerton & Bryan Malone from Howerton + White
Ben Schlitter from Yahoo! Inc.
Erin Zamrzla from Erinzam Studios
Justin McClure from
Garrett Fresh & Landon Barton from Greteman Group


// Group 1 Tour
2:45pm Meet AIGA Board Member at first studio tour location
3-3:45pm Greteman Group
4-4:45pm Associated Advertising
5-5:45pm Tape & Glitter
// Group 2 Tour
2:45pm Meet AIGA Board Member at first studio tour location
3-3:45pm Sullivan, Higdon & Sink
4-4:45pm The Labor Party
5-5:45pm Running Doves Press

Friday, April 20th, 10am – 11:30am @ Naked City (map)

Erin Zamrzla will be hosting a special bookmaking workshop at the Naked City Gallery in old town. Those who attend will learn about bookmaking as an art of design and get to leave with enough materials and knowledge to build their own book. To register please email:

Friday, April 20th, Noon @ Naked City (map)

Our featured presenter from Saturday, Bill Gardner from Gardner Design, will also be hosting a copyright talk and discussion at 12pm at Naked City Gallery. Admission is free, open to the public and you are welcome to bring your own lunch. Bill will be talking about copyrights and trademarks from the designers perspective.


Registration opens on April 13th and closes on April 18th. Studio tours are limited to 12 participants to each group and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a limited number of spots open, and attendees can choose only one group studio to tour. Once a tour is full, no additional registration for that tour will be available—there will be no waiting lists.

Your registration confirmation will include the studio address and contact information for your assigned studio. If questions arise, please contact AIGA Wichita’s President, Melissa Carduff at

Studio Tours: Tours scheduled for 3:00-5:00 p.m. All tour participants will meet their respective groups at the first studio tour stop at 2:45pm to receive instructions. You are free to explore the Wichita Old Town area after the tour and recommendations for food and drinks will be provided. There will be no further studio tours at any other time during SPF.

Portfolio Reviews: All students participating in the portfolio review or competition should bring a portfolio that can be shown quickly, packed up and moved easily.

Portfolio Competition: Seniors participating in the portfolio competition will be given a table to set up their work after their reviews. Awards and prizes will be announced at the end of the day.

Accomodations: We have reserved blocks of rooms at the Hotel Old Town (877-265-3869) and the Holiday Inn (877-859-5095). Ask for the AIGA room rate.

For any questions please contact Dominic Flask at