Winter Park, FL – Right before the New Year, Full Sail University’s Digital Arts & Design Program Director Eric Rosenfeld had a dream, a dream of a “pep rally” for Designers. A day dedicated to inspiration, advice, knowledge, and fun.
With that Be Design Rally was formed as a day of celebration for the design industry. On Tuesday March 11, 2014 the first design rally was held in Full Sail Live. The event started off with a game show “This or That” with instructors Todd Walker and Henry Nophsker. It contained music, prizes like AIGA membership, SquareSpace licenses and unexpected “stingers” like going home with nothing or used art supplies if you lost.
After a round of “This or That” Jackie Gardner SPARK Production Team Manager spoke a bit about the projects students have completed like rebranding Winter Park and working the DECO for WWE NXT live events that take place on campus.
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Eric Rosenfeld had fun shooting T-shirts designed by Critique Structure’s class of Laura Daniels into the audience.
Dionne Aiken and Suzy Johnson Digital Arts & Design course directors that discussed current networking opportunities like Orlando AIGA. John Flynn former instructor and founder of Post discussed his image creation process and taking photography to the next level. Design and Technology Education Director Bill Galbreath discussed how he was a fine artist who accidently landed in Graphic Design. He discussed the creative process and that the “Only thing holding you back is your imagination.”
Don Larson Program Director of Media Design MFA and Instructional Design degrees discussed current instructional design trends such as augmented reality using Google Glass. Grad Alyssa Nichols with Code School discussed typography and responsive design. Other speakers were Career Development, Full Sail Online designer Gustavo Hernando and Chase Heaver founder of Fiction.