The Design Department invites you to join us for a week-long celebration of design.
Hailing from the Midwest and inspiring social change, Justin Kemerling, will be giving this year's keynote presentation. His practice is as much about art, community, activism, citizenship, entrepreneurship and strategy, as it is graphic design. Join us this evening to become inspired, motivated, and kick off Design Days. Free tickets to Pablo: The Movie will also be raffled off at6:30pm 12th Academic West 210
Design for a Cause
Students from the 2013-2014 BFA Program will share projects focusing on the power of design as an agent of change. Selected projects will be shared from the Fall Design Workshop and Winter Design Seminar. A video written, edited and produced for a local charity, Pass the Hat, as well as a video and accompanying publication for The Bellingham Lighthouse Mission will be featured. Learn how these students honed their design skills and created work for their portfolio while making a difference in the lives of12:00pm 13th Communications Facility 105
Design students Riley McGaff and Brent Sandifer will discuss the role of research methodologies in print and interaction design. McGaff, a senior in the Design BA Program will share concepts from his degree minor to reveal the role psychology plays in design, while Sandifer, a junior in the Design BFA Program will present insight into11:00am 14th SMATE 140
Students from the 2013-2014 BFA Program will present solutions for a design research project presented to Teague Design in Seattle as part of the Winter Design Workshop. The focus of the research was on the history and future of personal entertainment technology. In addition to their findings, the three groups will reveal their solutions: Beam, Mosaic, and Quiet House.12:00pm 15th Communications Facility 120
Pablo: The Movie
Bellingham's Pickford Theatre presents, Pablo: The Movie, an animated movie on the life and work of Pablo Ferro. The film blends documentary and animation elements to tell the saga of Pablo Ferro's unconventional life: his road from Cuba to working with Stan Lee and Disney in New York, to Hollywood studio work. Once hailed by Stanley Kubrick as the father of the sixties look and MTV aesthetics, Pablo Ferro created an aesthetic for an era and laid out an array of visual techniques that would be copied and reworked for decades.6:30pm 15th Pickford Film Center
Design Swag for Sale
Design students spend a lot of time honing their hand skills as well as working digitally. At the booth, students will be selling unique handmade books, screen printed journals, posters1:00–4:00pm 14th-15th Vendor's Row
Posters designed by Juniors in the BFA Design Program will be on display at Bellingham’s own, Ideal - carefully curated goods. The projects were produced in the Typography II course this spring and feature hand-lettered typographic solutions highlighting the different and unique neighborhoods in the Bellingham community.May 12–16th Ideal Downtown Bellingham
Justin Kemerling Exhibit
A selection of projects by the keynote speaker of design days 2014. The work is with startups, non-profits, activists, designers, artists and changemakers on a variety of projects, including brand partnerships, websites, integrated/multi-channel campaigns and one-off projects.All Week Miller Hall Collaborative Space
There are many terms used to refer to the components of the alphabet. These terms include words like letters, symbols, letterforms, characters, etc. For this display students were inspired by the concept of letters as "characters" and transformed some of their favorite letterforms to reflect 'characters' of a different sort.All Week Miller Hall Collaborative Space
Showcase of student projects from Digital Media Design I & II and Visual Communications IV will be on display. Projects range from stop-frame animation, kinetic typography, mobile app promos, and TV idents.All Week Fine Arts Building
110 Video Display
Justin Kemerling focuses on collaborative projects from his office in Omaha, Nebraska. Kemerling works with startups, non-profits, activists, designers, artists and changemakers on a variety of projects. His expertise includes brand partnerships, websites, as well as integrated /multi-channel campaigns. In addition to AIGA awards and recognition by Communication Arts, he's been featured on Change Observer, interviewed on The Reflex Blue Show and was recent recipient of the Milo Mumgaard Emerging Leader Award for utilizing design to inspire social change.
Every year we set aside a week to celebrate the field of design with compelling speakers, exciting events, and excellent design. Hosted by Western Washington University, Design Days has included speakers like Michael Vanderbyl and former AIGA Presidents Debbie Millman and Doug Powell, award winning design exhibits like Volume, Inc, and documentary films like Typeface.
This year we are pleased to welcome Justin Kemerling of Justin Kemerling Design Co as our keynote speaker, in addition to exhibits, events, student-led presentations, and some lovingly hand-made goodies.