This month’s sketch is by fifth-year Bachelor of Architecture student Jeremy Leonard who was the winner of the 2012 Shawcroft Drawing Prize.
Architecture students Abe Drechsler and Scott Hefner’s “Light Wall” concept won the grand prize of $1,000 in the ReSpace Competition hosted by Habitat for Humanity. Along with the $1,000 is the chance for their concept to be brought to reality.
The ReSpace Competition “is an effort to raise awareness of reuse materials while showcasing creative and successful small space designs inspired by their use.” The challenge was to design “a small, unique, and transportable structure with reuse materials at the core, from concept to construction.” Participants were given a space constraint of 10′x10’20′ for an indoor/outdoor space that can be used made of reusable material. Continue reading
This past summer, Austin Simmons, a senior in graphic design at the College and Andrew Vanover, a recent graduate of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, set out on a journey to travel around the globe. The NC State Alumni Association wrote a great piece about their adventures. However, it wasn’t a vacation that Austin and Andrew were looking for. They were on a mission to engage different cultures, classes and countries to create a dialogue with individuals through food and story whether it be through conversation or simple hand gestures and body language. What transpired was a summer filled with laughter, memories (both good and bad), and a desire to challenge people with the simple concept that conversation over food can open doors to something magical.
50 days 50 meals
by Austin Simmons, Senior in Graphic Design, College of Design
50 days 50 meals—a simple idea that was birthed from a love for people, an ear for story, appetite for food, and a desire for travel. Andrew and I set out to journey around the world, passing through 19 countries, boarding over 20 planes, traveling over 60,000 miles, and engaging with close to 300 different strangers. When it was all said and done, we had 70 meals with people we had never met, exchanged contact information with close to 250 different individuals, and had close to 1TB of footage/content on hard drives.
Although food was at the core of the project, it was in no way what it was all about. The heart and soul of the project was an honest attempt to collide with the stories of people. With the belief that everyone has a story worth telling, we sought to engage with individuals from all walks of life and all types of locations on a map. We wanted to hear their story because we believed their was power in it. We wanted to love and serve the stranger, not because we wanted to change the world, but rather because we thought the smaller, more intentional encounters are the types of interactions that actually matter.
We found that people actually enjoy and are willing to have dialogue with someone they don’t know. People, more often then not, will sit down and tell you their story and be open to listening to yours. Despite our inability to always communicate clearly through verbal language, we found non-verbal ways such as posture, body language, and tone to love and serve people we had never met before. Whether it was carrying an elderly woman’s groceries up a flight of stairs or helping a man get his luggage out of the overhead bin on the plane, we discovered that love extends beyond the boundaries of place.
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Now that we’re back, we have a new perspective on relationships. We wouldn’t think twice about sitting by ourselves during the lunch hour when we see someone sitting by themselves. Why would we not say anything to the man sitting next to us on the airplane or acknowledge the bus driver after a long trek into the city? I mean after all, the people around us have a personal story. Why not listen to it? Meet a stranger, engage in conversation, enjoy a meal, share life together, and stay connected. That’s the model of 50 days 50 meals. We hope to bring this simple idea to our community over the coming months, challenging and changing perspectives of the dinner table’s potential!
We now are in the fantastic stage of curating, where we will begin to sift through the mass of content/stories we captured during our journey. There will be a publication of sorts, a documentary, and an exhibition all expected to be released in 2013. Meanwhile, we will continue to post photos, writing, and video to our website as we tell the powerful story of 50 Days 50 meals. We’re so thankful for all the support we have gotten from our community! Can’t wait to see where 50 days 50 meals will be in the future!
Who are Austin and Andrew?
Austin Simmon is finishing up his degree at the College of Design at North Carolina State University in Raleigh and is specializing in Graphic Design. An evolving artist, Austin’s passions for photography, design, story telling, critical thinking and impacting the city incorporate his attributes of resourcefulness, respectfulness, resiliency, relentlessness and responsibility.
Andrew Vanover, a commercial photographer, received his degree from North Carolina State University as a communications major. He jumps at any opportunity to create an image. He is always working on some sort of personal project as he best learns through the art of “making.” Co-founder of a non-pro?t organization “Love the sake of Love,” he has a huge heart for people. This is apparent through anything and everything he takes part in.
Would you like to find out more about 50 days 50 meals? Visit their website at: http://50days50meals.com
Additional reading: CHASS news article at: http://news.chass.ncsu.edu/?p=3468
The College of Design will host an Open House for prospective graduate students on October 13, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Visiting the campus is one of the best ways for prospective students to get a complete picture of our College and the programs we offer.
During this afternoon event guests can expect to:
- Learn about the admissions process
- Understand the various tracks within certain programs
- See sample portfolios
- Tour the College of Design
- Meet faculty and staff
- Interact with current graduate students
If you are interested in attending, please register online. To find more information on directions and parking visit: http://design.ncsu.edu/admissions/visiting-the-college
We hope you will join us on October 13th for an informative afternoon. This event is for graduate students only. Undergraduate students can attend the Open House offered by the University at http://www.ncsu.edu/openhouse.
The CAM Raleigh Urban Drawing Group is a monthly group intended for all skill levels interested in exercising, exploring or expanding their drawing skills. The Urban Drawing Group meets inside of CAM Raleigh and then enters the urban settings surrounding the museum in the Warehouse District, and sometimes further into downtown Raleigh. Pausing at inspiring vistas, ignored buildings, curious landscapes, or forgotten details, the goal of the Urban Drawing group is to take time to study our surroundings and exercise our dormant drawing skills. All media that can pack into a pocket, backpack, or purse are encouraged and participants are expected to bring their own supplies.
During the walk, the instructors will offer short tutorials on various mediums and we will hold impromptu critiques when we are all ready for feedback. Sessions will end with a sketchbook sharing and portrait drawing for those who are interested.
Each year the School of Architecture offers a competition at the College to promote hand drawing among students. The Shawcroft Prize is awarded to architecture students who demonstrate superior hand drawing skills and is funded by Brian Shawcroft, an architect and former faculty member at the School. Students must be nominated by a professor in the School during the semester before the prize is awarded.
This year’s first prize goes to Jeremy Leonard, a fifth year Bachelor of Architecture student. Leonard receives $1,500 for first place. Second and third place winners are Fifth year Bachelor of Architecture student Jayne Goethe ($750) and Architecture Senior Anna Hendrick ($250).
Jury members this year include Professor Tom Barrie, Assistant Professor Sara Queen and Brett Hautop. Other students that have participated this year are Sarah Fox (senior), Shaan Hassan (5th year B’Arch), Nicole Hatjioannou (senior), Scott Hefner(senior), Lawrence Lippard (2nd Year track-3 M’Arch), Julio Martinez (senior), K. Matt Teti (2nd Year track-3 M’Arch) and Rebecca Young (senior).
A week-long gallery exhibition displaying student drawings proceeded the competition which took place on September 25, 2012. The exhibition has been extended and will remain up until October 3.
To compete for the Shawcroft Prize 2013, students must be nominated by a professor in the spring semester. Associate Professor Patricia Morgado serves as the faculty advisor for the competition and works with the nominated students. Morgado will advise them regarding their drawing skills and their submission.
If you are interested in participating next year, please contact: Patricia Morgado at email@example.com
Looking for fresh and eager Graphic Design student to re-design and/or update our company website. www.RaleighOptometryDoctor.com
- Word Press hosted website.
- Search Engine Optimization.
- Reliable transportation for occasional meetings.
- May work remotely.
- Web design capability; including graphic design, site navigation, and layout of content.
- Database available
Opportunity for ongoing contract position for website maintenance. Please be prepared to present proposal and examples of work should you be called for an interview.
Location: Raleigh, NC 27614
Contact: Sarah, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Carolina Hurricanes are currently seeking qualified individuals for the Hurricanes 2011-2012 season to be part of the ‘Canes College Ambassador program. This position will serve as support for the development and execution of marketing and ticket sales initiatives for ‘Canes College Nights. A position as a ‘Canes College Ambassador will provide you with valuable experience planning and executing grassroots marketing efforts.
This position is seasonal running from October to the end of the season and is unpaid. Ambassadors will receive a pair of tickets to a non-College Night game, an autographed item, and participate in Carolina Hurricanes grassroots marketing efforts.
- Finding popular events and locations on campus for promotional activities
- Brainstorm possible marketing ideas towards a college demographic
- Represent the Carolina Hurricanes organization as a professional ambassador at all times at marketing events
- Meet once a month to discuss goals and events and communicate weekly as a group about upcoming events and initiatives
- Promote College Night in at least 2 ways per week as a group (events, chalking, painting the tunnel)
- Hand out flyers and place advertisements around campus
- Assist in working select College Night games at PNC Arena
- Must be a currently enrolled North Carolina State University student
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Passion to work in the sport industry
- Ability to work well with others
- Willing to work extended/unusual hours (i.e., game nights and special events)
- Ability to successfully multi-task and maintain organization
All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and current class schedule to Coop Elias at email@example.com with the subject ‘Canes College Ambassador. All submissions must be received by October 12th at 5 pm.
HUB Raleigh is part of a global network of creative co-working spaces across five continents called the HUB (www.the-hub.net). The HUB is located in 27 cities and currently connects more than 10,000 entrepreneurs. This is the first HUB affiliate in North Carolina. Other North American cities in the network include San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans, Miami, Boulder, and Atlanta. We are located at 711 Hillsborough Street, just down the road from NCSU. The goal of HUB Raleigh is to grow the number of high-impact ventures that produce long-term job growth and positive social impact. HUB Raleigh really addresses two challenges that entrepreneurs face: building a trusted support community and gaining access to flexible, affordable, and cool office space.
The HUB will open on October 1st. The space currently has 6 office suites and 18 co-working desks. We already have 10 companies that have joined the space and over 150 inquiries. Each month we will have programming at the HUB that will bring in large groups of people.
All the investors and myself have a strong interest in the arts and want to support local artists in our space. We would really like to have some design students to help us decorate the space. Not only would it add color to our space, but it would be a fantastic way to showcase the local talent. We would be happy to show any interested students around the space so they can get a feel for the HUB.
We are very open to getting some proposals from some students for both murals and framed work. In exchange we would offer our space for an opening and promote the artist through our newsletter and membership community.
Anyone who is interested can contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919 300 6917.
Fonville Morisey Realty, a Long and Foster Company is the market leader in the RTP and Triangle areas of North Carolina and currently operates 11 branch offices focused strictly on new and resale residential real estate . Founded in 1973, Fonville Morisey is part of the largest privately held real estate company in the nation, Long and Foster.
Their newest branch office, located Inside the Beltline near Downtown, is looking for a creative individual who can design websites, update social media, help with administrative tasks, and design marketing materials for individual real estate agents. You will be exposed to all of the different aspects of running a real estate business including buyer and seller consultations, assisting with comparative market analyses and lead follow up. The hours will mostly likely average 10 per week.
Please contact Amy Butler email@example.com.