GDUSA’s Student Design Awards Competition

A dedicated contest for students may be new for us, but  GDUSA has been organizing prestigious and welcoming design competitions for 54 years. In those five decades, the goal of these annual competitions — which now include Graphic Design, Package Design, Inhouse Design, Web Design and Health+Wellness Design — is to recognize effective graphic design, call attention to talented designers, and honor the value that graphic design brings to commerce and culture. In 2017, with students and educators having more influence than ever on the changing shape of design, media and culture, we believe the time is right for a GDUSA Student Design Awards that celebrates the promise of student designers and the power of design education.

All winners will receive an Award of Excellence Certificate suitable for framing, will have their winning piece automatically displayed on our popular website for a year, will have their name and school and (if you wish) instructor’s name published in our print and digital magazines, and will receive a free two-year subscription to GDUSA magazine and enewsletters.

Learn more or enter here:

AAF Omaha presents 6 in 60 Panel Discussion – Why Advertising Fails?

6 in 60 Panel Discussion | Why Advertising Fails?
Date:  Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time:  6:00 PM
Location: DJ’s Dugout, 114th & Dodge
Price:  $10 Professional AAF Omaha Members | $15 Guests and Non Members | $5 Students

John Wanamaker famously said, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” To try and answer that question we’ve assembled a amazing panel of advertising professionals. They will examine this topic, tell stories and share experiences. This event should be a very informative experience with a few laughs along the way.

David Moore, Creative Director, Bozell
Mary Palu, Head of Connections Strategy, Bailey Lauerman
Sara Smits Wilson, Vice President of Client Services & Public Relations, SKAR
David Distefano, Eleven Twenty-Three Marketing Agency
Amy Goldyn, Creative Director, Envoy, Inc.
Steve Armbruster, Creative Director/Partner, Redstone

During this event the panelists share firsthand experience and advice so that attendees can learn not only best practices, but also about rising trends in the industry. Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions and network with panelists once the 60-minute discussion is complete.



AIGA Event on type design

Announcing James Edmondson!
Thursday, April 7th
1:00–3:30 pm
Lincoln, Nebraska

Time, exact location and ticket prices TBA very soon—stay tuned!
Join us for an outstanding presentation and workshop!

James Edmondson is an independent type designer in San Francisco. His creations can be found on and in the work and font collections of graphic designers the world over. Even if you don’t know his name, you probably recognize James’s iconic Wisdom Script and Lavanderia typefaces, just to name a couple.

James will be speaking in Lincoln on Thursday, April 7th. Details will be announced soon, but we can tell you this: James will be leading an optional private workshop before the talk with limited ticket availability!