Studio Tours::September 25th

1:00–2:15: Barkley/Blacktop
1740 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108

(816) 842-1500 http://www.barkleyus.com
It is located in the Crossroads district at the corner of W. 18th Street and Main Street in a three-story building with a rocketship on top of the building.

2:30–3:45: Fire Engine
215 W. 19th St, Kansas City, MO 64108
816-960-5400       fireenginedesign.com

Located between Baltimore and Wyandotte, in the Crossroads district in Kansas City, Missouri. Enter around the back of the building and ring the buzzer. They are located upstairs.

4:00-5:00: Sullivan Higdon & Sink
 2000 Central Kansas City, MO 64108
816.474.1333 
http://www.wehatesheep.com/
Sullivan Higdon & Sink is located in a two story brick building shaped like a triangle at the corner of W. 20th Street and Central Street located in the Crossroads district in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Hallmark Studio Tour

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Monday, May 15th. 2:00-3:45. 

Please arrive early so we are ready to go.

And here are the directions: As far as driving directions, if you google this: Our Lady of Sorrows.

2552 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Then you’ll get good directions.
You are actually going to enter at the Hallmark corporate entrance, which is directly north of the church at:

Hallmark Corporate Entrance
2564 Gillham
Kansas City, MO 64108

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If you’re coming from JCCC, I’d allow 45 minutes. There is guest parking at this entrance and at that time of day, you should be fine.

Do not park on the Crown Center side and try to get in the building, come around to the front with plenty of parking.

Studio Tours March 6 & 9

3-6       1:00:    Barkley/Blacktop Advertising, 1740 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108

3-6       2:30:    Sullivan Higdon & Sink, 2000 Central Kansas City, MO 64108

3-6       4:00:    Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

 

3-9       1:00:    Barkley/Blacktop Advertising, 1740 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108

3-9       2:30:    VML, 250 Richards Road, Kansas City, MO 64116 (Downtown airport, over Broadway bridge)

3-9       4:00:    Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

*For the Nelson, let’s plan on gathering in the parking garage and walk over as a group to the Bishop House across the street.

*  Park in our underground parking garage, which is accessed from Oak Street.

* Take a parking ticket and bring it with you

* After you clear the parking garage entrance, look to your right. You’ll see a glass door labeled “Staff & Business Visitors Entrance.” Park and enter through this door. DO NOT enter through the museum’s public entrance.

*  Walk up the covered ramp, across the patio and into the Museum.

*  Inform the Security Officer that you are here for a tour with Graphic Design

*  You will need to check-in and get your parking ticket validated

AIGA KC Student Portfolio Review

REGISTER HERE

At the AIGA KC Portfolio Workshop, you’ll get one-on-one portfolio feedback from experienced designers and network with fellow design students so you can set yourself up for success. There will also be enlightening breakout lectures on topics like self-promotion, job search etiquette and advice from recent grads so you can land your dream job.

¡Mucho Gusto! Trading Card Exchange
Bring an edition of 10, 5×5” cards to exchange with fellow students. The cards must say a greeting, with name and contact info. Make sure one element of your card uses analog materials, but the remainder can embrace your digital comfort zone. Grab a sharpie, make a linoleum block, stickers, gauche or whatever material you love. These aren’t your typical business cards, but a chance to loosen up and do something creative. Don’t forget the edition of 10! We’ll display one for all to see, and provide a limited edition portfolio to collect your favorite 9.

We’ve scheduled the portfolio workshop early in the semester to give you a jump-start on evolving the most important tool in your job-hunting arsenal. Plus, the workshop is exclusively for AIGA members, so you’ll get a leg up on your non-member friends.

Portfolio Review Schedule

Check-in: 9:30-10:15
Reviews begin: 10:30 (lunch included)
Event ends: 3:00

Start of Spring 2017 Semester

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Interview Questions

Requirement is at least 10 answers total.
 
1. Answer the following interview questions for an interview at one of the companies on your top 20 list:
     – Why are you interested in working at our company?
     – What do you want to accomplish in ____ position with us?
     – Talk about one of the projects in our company’s portfolio.
 
2. Answer these additional potential interview questions:
     – Tell me about a time when you were asked to design something with very little instruction or guidance.
     – Describe your process for generating ideas.
     – Describe a time when you had to complete a task under a tight deadline.
     – Describe a time when you worked as a part of a team to complete a task.
     – How do you handle constructive criticism of your work?
     – What project in your portfolio do you feel is most successful?
     – Tell me about about an assignment which was particularly challenging for you.
     – Why did you choose to be graphic designer?
     – What extracurricular activities were you involved in?
     – What designers have influenced you the most?
     – What qualifications do you have beyond academics that qualify you to make a successful transition into business?
     – What motivates you to do your best work?
     – How do you define doing a good job?
     – What is your greatest strength/weakness or deficiency?
     – What are your 5-year goals?
     – How would you grade your ability to communicate with upper level management, customers, and peers?
     – Give me an example of the last time you went above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done.
     – If your supervisor unfairly criticized you, what would you do?
     – Can you think of a time an idea of yours was rejected? Tell me about it.
     – Give me an example of a technical problem you had to solve. How did you implement the solution?
     – How do you stay current with cultural trends? Industry trends? Software?
     – What magazines and/or websites do you read for design currency?
     – What Design firms or Agencies would be your “Dream Job”?