Category Archives: Interactive Media & Graphic Design

Eye for Design, Passion for Teaching: Interactive Media & Graphic Design Leader

Brandon Bombeck, program chair for the Interactive Media and Graphic Design (IMGD) department at Minnesota School of Business–St. Cloud (MSB), has designed a boat wrap graphic for Vikings defensive end, Jared Allen, and a sound system case wrap for country singer, Luke Bryan. Both were really cool and rewarding. But teaching graphic design is Bombeck’s passion. And that’s cool,
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Want a Job? Make an Offer!

Like many recent college graduates, Troy Larsen has been waiting to find the right job in his field of study. A Minnesota School of Business-St. Cloud graduate in the Interactive Media and Graphic Design program, Larsen has been working in another position while hoping to fulfill his dream to become a professional graphic designer. Recently,
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Lessons in Graphic Design – How Face-to-Face Client Communication Creates Best Results

Interactive media and graphic design students in Kris Isaacson’s Design Studio class at Minnesota School of Business-St. Cloud learned that the best way to learn is to connect face-to face-with a client. Sometimes connecting with clients is the learning experience in school. Set aside the skill set; set aside the technology, and sometimes it’s the
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Good Instruction by Design: ADDY Award-Winner Joins the Team

Meet Kris Isaacson, our new interactive media and graphic design program instructor at Minnesota School of Business-St. Cloud. She has an ADDY award* for designing the St. John’s Bible website, has worked as Director of web marketing at Mankato State University and as web manager at the Liturgical Press, owned her own design business, and designed products for Wilsons
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Do YOU make the Cut?

By Nicole Nelson, Interactive Media and Graphic Design Program Chair, Minnesota School of Business – Richfield campus I was surrounded by some of the world’s best designers at the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Minnesota design camp . The legendary Paula Scher opened the weekend with an inspiring presentation about her need to always
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Graphic design is…

Graphic design is … Communication. As far back as the Lascaux cave paintings, people were communicating the events of the day in a 2-dimensional form. Graphic designers communicate through words and images to convey a message, any message their client wants. Comic strips communicate a joke or cute story; editorial cartoons communicate a political or
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5 critical lessons your design professors never taught you

There was an interesting article about five critical lesson recently published, http://www.graphicdesignblender.com/critical-lessons-your-design-professors-never-taught-you Basically these are: Lesson 1: Clients pay the bills, but the customer’s not always right. Lesson 2: You don’t have to present your design process when presenting your designs. Lesson 3: You don’t have to have decades of experience to land some great
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Freelance nirvana

Last week I talked about the pitfalls of being a freelance designer and how difficult it is for new grads to make a living. This week I’m going to talk about the advantages and highlights. You are your own boss. If you don’t like a project, if it goes against your morals or beliefs or
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Why I discourage graphic design students from wanting to be freelancers

Many of my students at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business look at freelancing as a romantic journey where they will be their own boss and control their own destiny. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Freelancing, especially for new grads, is a hard way to try to earn a living. Let’s start by taking
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