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An MCTC Design Portfolio Show 2015 – Best of Show Peer-to-Peer Award Winners

Posted on: May 12th, 2015 by insidemctc 1 Comment
Evolve students

From left to right, 2015 “Evolve” portfolio best of show winners Guedda Hassan Mohamed (GRPH), Jaisa Blegen (GRPH/WEB) and Marlene Reyes (WEB).

MCTC Design “Evolve” 2015

We are a dynamic team of emerging creatives; Evolve is the conscious progression of our ideas.”

Students of this year’s MCTC graphic and web design portfolio class have singled a few peers for their exceptional design work in their culminating “Evolve” design show.

Guedda Hassan Mohamed (GRPH), Marlene Reyes (WEB), Jaisa Blegen (GRPH/WEB) were awarded this years Best of Show Peer-to-Peer Portfolio Contest by their classmates.

Five students from each award area were also given Honorable Mention awards: Casey Jacobson (GRPH/WEB), Renee Schendel (GRPH), Ian Sorlie (GRPH/WEB), Christopher Kelly (GRPH), and Jake Luck (WEB). EVOLVE student were all the winners.

Portfolio students themselves choose award recipients via written vote/peer review vote. The first place winners each are given full CC 2014 Adobe Creative Suite software package. This award is funded by Graphic and Web Design alum Manuel Castellanos Raboso and Graphic and Web Design instructor Jake Jacobson.

In the voting process, each portfolio student was given the opportunity to award three votes to their peers covering several evaluative areas:

  • Overall creative presentation of the portfolio
  • Overall creativity, focus, and uniqueness portfolio
  • Overall continuity in presentation of portfolio
  • Overall leadership and team/class participation of “EVOLVE 2015”
  • Overall design principles presented in the portfolio
  • Overall body of creative work
  • Overall representation of the ideals of the creative design industry and their “EVOLVE” 2015 stated mission

Evolve Students are all winners.

MCTC Recognized for Design Group

Posted on: April 27th, 2015 by insidemctc 1 Comment

MeetupThe MCTC Web Design department is making waves in local and national technology circles.

Host to the Minnesota Web Design Meetup group, a representative from the group, Keten Kakkad, was invited to the White House for its first national technology meetup on April 17. The web design group was one of 35 groups of its kind from the country to be represented at the event.

“It’s our collective success that was recognized and I am honored to be in company of such distinguished individuals at MCTC,” Kakkad said. “None of this would have been possible without a lot of hard work by many over the last three years.”

Kakkad is a designer, community partner of MCTC’s Web Design department, entrepreneur and organizer of the Minnesota Web Design group. The meetup group has been meeting at MCTC for several years and has nearly 1,000 members consisting of MCTC students, faculty and community members. The group has provided students the opportunity to network and showcase their work to potential employers.

“This was wonderful news for Keten, but also for MCTC for allowing our department the space to host these monthly meetings that our students and community have found so beneficial in building their careers,” MCTC Graphic and Web Design Instructor Bill Hendricks said.

The White House event was meant to recognize local community organizing and connecting those who share the same passions. The Meetup representatives also engaged in discussion on how to better technological competency in the community.

Photo: Co-organizers Of Minnesota Web Design Meetup and community partners: David Vinge, Director of Interactive Services at BI WORLDWIDE, Bill Hendricks, faculty coordinator and faculty member of Graphic and Web Design, Ketan Kakkad, Director and owner of Adaptive Portal, and Carl Namyst, faculty member Graphic and Web Design

Best of Show Peer-to-Peer Award Winners from the MCTC Design Portfolio Show

Posted on: May 20th, 2014 by insidemctc No Comments

MCTC Design portfolio show peer award winners.“&,” the 2014 Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) Design Portfolio theme, is a collaboration of designers and creative problem-solvers. It is the continuation of a journey to the perfect solution, as well as the pursuit to always improve and dig deeper.

But the students of this year’s MCTC graphic and web design portfolio class have singled out a few of their peers for their exceptional design work in their culminating “&” design show.

Maria Sanchez (GRPH), Jeffrey Smith (WEBI), Tianna Hatch (GRPH/WEBI) (pictured, right) were awarded this year’s Best of Show Peer-to-Peer Portfolio Contest by their classmates.

Six students from each award area were also given Honorable Mention awards: Jacquelyn Kilmer and Hellen Gaudence (GRPH); Alex Oskie and Will Thoraldson (WEBI); and Lucie Skjefte and Lise Chapman (GRPH/WEBI). They were all the winners.

Portfolio students choose award recipients via written vote/peer review. The first place winners each are given full Adobe Creative Suite software. This award is funded by Graphic and Web Design alum Manuel Castellanos Raboso and Graphic and Web Design instructor Jake Jacobson.

In the voting process, each portfolio student was given the opportunity to award three votes to their peers covering several evaluative areas:

  • Overall creative presentation of the portfolio
  • Overall creativity, focus and uniqueness portfolio
  • Overall continuity in presentation of portfolio
  • Overall leadership and team/class participation of “&”
  • Overall design principles presented in the portfolio
  • Overall body of creative work

Overall representation of the ideals of the creative design industry and their “&” 2014 stated mission

Emerging Designers Present an MCTC Design Portfolio Show

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014 by insidemctc No Comments

Graphic Design portfolio show logoThe Graphic and Web Design department at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) will be showcasing the work of graduating designers during their portfolio show held May 6 and 7.

The two-day design show gives the emerging designers an opportunity to present their best work to potential employers, clients, and fellow designers in exhibition format.

Unlike years past, the show’s identity is communicated through a single typographical character: “&.” The ampersand icon is the symbolic representation of the original title “And,” a theme highlighting the importance of adaptability in an industry of constant evolution.

Graduate Alex Oskie says “& is the culmination of two years of hard work by an extremely diverse group of multi-faceted designers.” Oskie has spent his two years looking forward to the design show while developing his skills as a web designer. “It’s our opportunity to show the industry and the professionals we admire that we’re ready to join them,” said Oskie.

Oskie is one of 40 emerging designers that will be featured this May. Admission to the event is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.mctcdesign.com.

See a list of this and more spring events on the MCTC Centennial Celebration website.