School of Visual Concepts

School of Visual Concepts: Classes in marketing, branding, graphic design, UX, UI, software, letterpress printing, and content creation.

School of Visual Concepts: Classes in marketing, branding, graphic design, UX, UI, software, letterpress printing, and content creation.

Calling Bullshit.

Fight fake news with University of Washington's "Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data" course. You can watch all ten of the lecture videos for free here: Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Higher education rewards bullshit over analytic thought. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. Advertisers wink conspiratorially and invite us to join them in seeing through all the bullshit — and take advantage…

Get excited! SVC Letterpress's Seattle Children's Hospital poetry broadsides are finally here! This is their 7th annual collaboration with Writers in the Schools (WITS) and maybe their best work yet! Photos courtesy of Anne Hilton

AIGA 2017 HIVE Design Conference

Tomorrow's the last day to get tickets to AIGA Seattle's HIVE design conference happening May 19th / 20th. SVC faves Jenny Wilkson and Amy Redmond and many others will be speaking! AIGA is a 100% volunteer run organization that advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a col...

Mock Advertisements From an Imminent Dystopian Future

The AIGA Eye on Design people have done it again. Check out their feature on Char Esme, an artist who describes her work as "the ‘good’ kind of brainwashing. Trust me.” Char Esme makes her comic collages from crayons, cut-up magazines, digital tools, and precious thrift store finds. A self-proclaimed “sci-fi artist” living in Queens, and a graduate from the School of Visual Arts, she collects toys, dolls, and novelty objects of character from local dollar stores. T

Find out how other freelancers live in this incredible web series. Freelance designer @DannPetty drove 10,000 miles across the United States to interview freelancers about their daily lives. These are their stories.

Women In Advertising Scholarship

Wongdoody's Women in Advertising scholarship is now open! You have until June 30th to get those applications in. Get to it! The WONGDOODY Women in Advertising Scholarship offers a $5000 scholarship to two women a year - one in the summer and one in the winter.

Are you a female advertising student? Could you use some extra money to help pay for your schooling? Well, Wongdoody wants to help. The application window for the Summer 2017 WONGDOODY Women in Advertising Scholarship opens May 8th. Read all about it here!

AIGA HIVE Proceed with Intent 2017 Design Conference

Join SVC faves Jenny Wilkson and Amy Redmond (and many others) at the 2017 AIGA Seattle HIVE design conference May 19th / 20th. Spend two days learning about the impact of design on technology and social causes from top professionals, creatives, and thinkers. As we move forward into 2017, we are seeing the landscape of design evolve into a more human-centered, experience-based profession. Design has shifted from its traditional practices of ink and paper and progressed into creating world-wide transformative connections.

End of Times Prints

Gathering the talents of letterpress designers from around the world, the End of Times 2 poster show aims to be a beacon of hope during otherwise frightening times. Wanna come see it? It's hanging at SVC right now courtesy of Bruno Press! a letterpress broadside exchange

A Creative Democracy How To Manage Creative People And Get Their Best Work

Creative directors, associate creative directors, or creative-directors-to-be: Far too many of us learned how to manage creative people via less-than-perfect on-the-job training.

But if you've never learned how to manage egos, encourage others to do their best work, and keep the politics and in-fighting to a minimum, now could be the time. And Tracy Wong— co-founder of Wongdoody — could be the person.

So, if you'd like to learn creative team management from a true expert, circle Friday, May 12 on your calendar, and then come learn a thing or two or twenty. Here’s the conundrum of those who manage designers, writers, or creative people of any stripe: How do you get the best work out of a department of right-brained, artsy types — some of whom are afflicted with egos the size of small countries and the personal skills of a sociopath? It’s not easy. But…

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