Friday, October 16, 2009


The Quartermaster Promo Poster - Submitted by Jesse Daniel
The COAST meeting Tuesday night was a blast!  We announced the winner of our production competition; which was "The Quartermaster"!  Big congratulations to the Daniel Brothers for coming up with this great idea and we can't wait to see the completed film this coming spring.
COAST Creative Studios Logo - by Jake Bartlett

The production will be done through the newly formed an announced for the first time that night, COAST Creative Studios!  The COAST Creative Studios is responsible to putting together design and production teams for COAST Projects.  Getting involved with the COAST Creative Studios is a great way to grow your personal portfolio as well as gaining real world experience of working on a project with a design team.  So be sure and sign up with COAST Creative Studios.
Photo by John Sebesta, SPS

The night ended with some wonderful show and tell by several COAST members.  Student shared many websites and books that get them inspired to design and create.  Even Professor Goehner got in on the fun and shared how his students surprise and inspire him.  The links of inspiration will be posted on the COAST blackboard for everyone to see. Over all it was a great night and I look forward to our next all COAST meeting in November.
Photo by John Sebesta, SPS                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Jesse Daniel

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Local Contests... WITH PRIZES!

Hallmark is having a contest to "make a Mother’s Day card that makes moms laugh".  Competition ends at midnight THIS Sunday so you have to be quick, and if your idea is selected, it will be  made into a card sold on and possibly in Hallmark stores... a total winning potential of $500!  So get crackin'!  More information is copied below.
This contest is That's Motherhood! Make a Mother’s Day card that makes
moms laugh.

Use photography, illustration or design— just make sure it’s:
    1. Funny and for Mother’s Day
    2. Sendable (works for many moms or friends) 

    3. Cohesive (writing and images work together)
Check out all the information at 

Here are a couple of idea starters (of course, don't use these if you want your idea chosen)... 

Wiley is holding its very first WILEY STUDENT COVER DESIGN CHALLENGE! Robin Landa’s Wiley book Advertising by Design is going into a new edition, and we are opening up its cover design to students nationwide!  
DESIGN STUDENTS: Think of what a great addition to your portfolio it would be to have your design chosen as the cover of a bestselling design book! Check out Robin’s video about her book and the contest right here.

For Official Rules, check out the contest’s Facebook page this is also where you will find updates throughout the duration of the contest, such as a gallery of submitted designs! Students, use this facebook page as an essential resource – and make sure to become a fan! We are accepting submissions from October 12th through December 18th, and all submissions should be sent to Any questions about the contest should be sent here as well.  

A panel of judges will pick the First, Second, and Third Prize winners: 
First prize: $500 plus use of that cover (or a close iteration of it)
Second prize: $200
Third Prize: $100
We are looking forward to seeing your designs, and GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Film Club

On Thursday (10/15/09) we will watch Monster House.


Snacks and beverages will be provided!!!

Synopsis: Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

This movie is absolutely hilarious. You don't want to miss out this week.