April 10, 2012

9th AIGA Birmingham Student Portfolio Review

This Saturday, April 14th, the AIGA Birmingham will hold their 9th Annual Student Portfolio Review. This year the review will be held at UAB's Design Studios in HB 104. The reviews begin at 12 noon and continue on to 3pm. Local designers from many of Birmingham's top design studios and agencies will be on hand to give feedback on student design portfolios.

After the reviews, stay for the round-robin discussion, "You Have the Degree Now Get a Job." 5 recent UAB grads will be on hand to discuss their first year out of school and what it takes to get a design job in Birmingham. The discussion will be held from 3 to 3:45.

Sign up for the review at: AIGA Birmingham

$5 for AIGA Members, $15 for non-members.
Current students only please.

April 2, 2012

Emerging Designer Showcase

Thanks to everyone who participated in the First AIGA Birmingham Emerging Designers Showcase. Special thanks to this year's judges, Marion Powers, Anna Denbo and Sara Cannon. The show was a big success and we are looking forward to making this a bigger and better event next year. Congratulations to all the winners.

Best of Show 
• First Place - Split Milk Cartons, Alyssa Mitchell
• Second Place - Findley Market, Campaign, Liz Springer
• Third Place - Handmade Books,  Ashley Lindsey

Best of Category
• Broadcast/Interactive = BluPrint, Andrew Williams
• Logo = Stitch, Brittany Fox
• Stationary = AM Self promo, Alyssa Mitchell
• Editorial = Caffeine, Carey Marks
• Poster = Fold 4 Piece, Brittany Fox
• Non-Traditional = Stitch Garment Hang tag, Brittany Fox
• Campaign = Finley Market, Liz Springer
• Packaging = Split Milk, Alyssa Mitchell
• FIne Art = Handmade Books, Ashley lindsey

Runner Up
Fine Art: 2D = Ashley lindsey (Birds), Katie Hale (Photos)
3D = (Turkey) Lindsey Warner, (Vase) Leah Hamel

Packaging = (Olio) Brittany Fox, (Taste This) Brittany Fox, (AM Boxes) Alyssa Mitchell, (Dixieland Delights) Jennifer Waycaster
Logo = (Elizabeth Gross) Melissa Frennea
Editorial = (Whale Book) Jin Chung
Non-traditional = (Cahaba Auto Tags) Emily Kerley ,
Poster: (Crime Poster) Alyssa Mitchell, (Hiroshima Poster) Charles Carraway
Interactive = (AM Website) Alyssa Mitchell