Burlington College Alum Abbey Meaker Launches “Overnight Projects” at Burlington City Arts

Posted by Coralee Holm, Dean of Operations and Advancement

Jan 7, 2016 2:42:31 PM

With the sale of the orphanage being finalized last week, those who will miss the history of the great old building will be relieved to know that an artistic legacy born in its hallways will live on. Last August, artist and Burlington College alum Abbey Meaker curated An Order — an exhibit of short-lived installations located in the vacant rooms and hallways of St. Joseph's Orphanage, featuring a variety of local Vermont artists and co-sponsored by Burlington College and Burlington City Arts.
 
This year, Meaker and An Order artist Sarah O Donnell have come together to begin Overnight Projects, an exhibition program, “whose mission is to expand the contemporary art conversation in Vermont by inviting local, national, and international artists to create site-specific installations, performances, and related programming in abandoned, or transitional spaces.”
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Topics: Graphic Design, Alumni, Fine Arts, Film, Events

Actively Disengaging Walk #4: North Beach Loop

Posted by Robert C. Kirk, Creative Director

Jan 6, 2016 11:30:00 AM

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts where I model something I encourage my graphic design students to do — actively disengage during the design process. Doing this gives them a break from the problem and I maintain it really helps stimulate creative thinking. This led me to the idea of writing about five "actively disengaging" walks I have taken on the shores of Lake Champlain.

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Topics: Graphic Design, Campus, Burlington

Actively Disengaging Walk #3: Autumn Colors in Our Really Big Backyard

Posted by Robert C. Kirk, Creative Director

Oct 13, 2015 5:14:34 PM

In a couple of previous blogs I model something I encourage my students to do — actively disengage during the design process. Doing this gives them a break from the problem and I maintain it really helps stimulate creative thinking. This led me to the idea of writing about five "actively disengaging" walks I have taken on the shores of Lake Champlain. Here's the third in the series of those walks.

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Topics: Graphic Design, Campus

Actively Disengaging Walk #2: North Street

Posted by Robert C. Kirk, Creative Director

Jun 2, 2015 11:30:00 AM

In a previous blog I discussed the importance of having students actively disengage during the design process. This gives them a rest from the problem and helps stimulate creative thinking. This led me to the idea of writing about five "actively disengaging" walks I have taken on the shores of Lake Champlain. So, here's the second in the series of those walks. This time I visited North Street which is just a few blocks from campus and ends one block from the the lakefront.

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Topics: Graphic Design, Burlington

When It's Time To Actively Disengage

Posted by Robert C. Kirk, Creative Director

May 22, 2015 9:00:00 AM


"What is your design process?"

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Topics: Graphic Design, Photography, Burlington

Portfolio Review Day 2015

Posted by Robert C. Kirk, Creative Director

May 13, 2015 11:01:00 AM

Knowing 15 design professionals were going to show up at the College to look at their portfolios really got our graphic design students motivated — nervous, but motivated. We call it Portfolio Review Day and this year I decided participation was going to be a requirement for all Burlington College students in the Graphic Design program.

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Topics: Graphic Design, Events, Career Services

How to Prepare for Your Graphic Design Job Search — Part 5

Posted by Robert C. Kirk, Creative Director

Apr 29, 2015 10:04:00 AM



You’ve worked hard at searching for your first graphic design job. You’ve honed your portfolio, refined your resume, written a persuasive cover letter, tightened up your online presence, produced a stunning leave behind piece, and applied for dozens of jobs. Suddenly all your hard work pays off — you get an offer for a job interview! It doesn’t matter what the job is, you accept. Good job, so-so job, job of your dreams, you take the interview. It will be a learning experience no matter what the result. Here’s a few tips before you head out the door with portfolio in hand.

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Topics: Graphic Design, Career Services

How to Prepare for Your Graphic Design Job Search — Part 4

Posted by Robert C. Kirk, Creative Director

Apr 6, 2015 2:29:00 PM



The Bureau of Labor Statistics at the U.S. Department of Labor predicts employment of graphic designers is expected to grow 13 percent through 2018, as demand for graphic design continues to increase. That means there are jobs out there. To get one right out of school you will need patience, persistence and a plan. Here's some help with a plan — persistence and patience have to come from within you.

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Topics: Graphic Design, Career Services

Student Spotlight: Kaci Cotter-Sacala ’15

Posted by Elora Malama West '16

Mar 24, 2015 10:28:00 AM

About Kaci
Kaci Cotter-Sacala ’15, from Saratoga Springs, is studying Graphic Design here at Burlington College. We sat down with Kaci and asked her to reflect on her time here at BC before her graduation at the end of Spring semester.

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Topics: Graphic Design

How to Prepare for Your Graphic Design Job Search — Part 3

Posted by Robert C. Kirk, Creative Director

Mar 20, 2015 9:24:00 AM

As a college student, you are already very familiar with having an online presence. Current studies show that about 90% of college students use Facebook, about 85% use YouTube, 50% use Instagram and about 40% use Twitter. Other popular social media networks that continue to gain ground with college students are Pinterest, Tumblr, Snapchat and Vine. The social media networks you use will continually evolve, but being online is here to stay. Therefore, managing your online presence is an important skill to learn and employ — especially during your job search. You will want prospective employers to see you at your best on all the social media networks you use.

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Topics: Graphic Design, Career Services

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