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Typography / Typesetting Challenges
« Last post by Margaret Helthaler on April 12, 2016, 09:06:15 am »
Recorded versions of a series of Typography Q&A webinars:

Part 1: Selecting, Adjusting & Spacing

view recording here: http://www.screencast.com/t/CVhCyvL7nwq

Part 2: to come…
Tips / FTP & Dreamweaver
« Last post by Margaret Helthaler on January 05, 2016, 11:14:10 am »
The Web Design Help Forum is a great resource for graphic design students enrolled in web design courses. You may find their video tutorials on FTP and Dreamweaver particularly helpful:

Web Design Support: http://aipodhelp.com/wdim/index.php?board=69.0
Questions / Where To Direct Questions
« Last post by Margaret Helthaler on October 13, 2015, 01:30:29 pm »
If you do not have a mentor or do not know your mentor's name, you may direct your questions to our email alias:


Otherwise, please direct your questions to your mentor:


Wendy Barr: wbarr@aii.edu

Mary Clare: mclare@aii.edu

Ed Buscemi: ebuscemi@aii.edu

Katherine Humphreys: khumphreys@aii.edu

Marnie Michels: mmichels@aii.edu

Nancy Zeller: nzeller@aii.edu

Macoe Swett: mswett@aii.edu
Resources / American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
« Last post by Margaret Helthaler on September 15, 2015, 01:54:20 pm »

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) offers resources and support on:
  • Business & ethics
  • Tools & resources
  • Contract templates

website: http://www.aiga.org

Join our student group: http://aiconnect.thecampuscommon.com/aiga (NOTE: you must be logged into AiConnections via the Campus Common for this link to work)

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Resources / Graphic Artists Guild
« Last post by Margaret Helthaler on September 15, 2015, 01:38:42 pm »

The Graphic Artists Guild provides information and resources on:
  • Business basics
  • Client relationships
  • Pricing guidelines
  • Ethical & professional standards
  • Legal rights/copyright/licensing
  • Sample contracts & agreements

website: https://graphicartistsguild.org

handbook: https://graphicartistsguild.org/handbook

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Resources / Freelancers Union
« Last post by Margaret Helthaler on September 15, 2015, 01:31:17 pm »

The Freelancers Union provides resources and information on:
  • Getting started as a freelancer
  • Maintaining a work/life balance
  • Insurance
  • Productivity
  • General support

website: www.freelancersunion.org

blog: https://www.freelancersunion.org/blog/

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Welcome / Welcome and TOC
« Last post by Margaret Helthaler on July 27, 2015, 02:40:32 pm »
Welcome to the Graphic Design|Digital Design Student Mentoring Program resource area in the Graphic Design Help Forum.


Support: http://aipodhelp.com/gdes/index.php?board=50.0
software and academic support options

Tips: http://aipodhelp.com/gdes/index.php?board=51.0
video library of short presentations/tutorials on essential skills and practices

Career Guidance: http://aipodhelp.com/gdes/index.php?board=52.0
information on internships, freelancing and graphic design career options and skill sets

Resources: http://aipodhelp.com/gdes/index.php?board=56.0
industry organizations and resources

Portfolio Prep: http://aipodhelp.com/gdes/index.php?board=53.0
portfolio prep resources

Social Media: http://aipodhelp.com/gdes/index.php?board=54.0
ways to connect with fellow students and faculty

LIVE Events: http://aipodhelp.com/gdes/index.php?board=55.0
graphic design | digital design | web design events calendar

Questions: http://aipodhelp.com/gdes/index.php?board=57.0
mentor contact information
Greetings Students,

We encourage your to review the recently held Enhance with Behance student workshop recording and resources.

Below is the session recording for your inspiration around all of the Behance related insights shared. Enjoy!

This workshop focuses on familiarizing you with Behance, along with the AI community as well as AiConnections, and discusses how you can create your own Behance presence. It discusses underlying nuances, best practices, benefits and resources available with regards to the use of Behance. The goal is to offer a better understanding of the wide reaching professional and beneficial aspects of Behance.

Access the full presentation recording here: http://www.screencast.com/t/gaHB6vdk2m2o

Download the presentation resources and set up materials here: http://www.screencast.com/t/XpZPGoh3
Portfolio Prep / Portfolio Prep
« Last post by Margaret Helthaler on July 23, 2015, 01:32:47 pm »
It's never too soon to begin preparing for your final portfolio. This brief presentation covers:
  • How a portfolio is used in the graphic design industry
  • What are the general expectations?
  • When and how to prepare for your portfolio course
  • Examples of professional portfolios and relevant resources

Recorded version:

A recorded version of the Portfolio Prep presentation can be viewed here: http://www.screencast.com/t/iwZ6eU7nOIHL

Copies of slides:

See attached below.

See the Portfolio Prep section of the Help Forum for more information: http://aipodhelp.com/gdes/index.php?board=45.0

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Social Media Options / Google+ Design Bash Community
« Last post by Margaret Helthaler on July 23, 2015, 01:19:50 pm »

JOIN our Google+ community to laugh, learn and get to the bottom of how visual communication really works.

Design Bash is a place for students, alumni and faculty to build a creative culture outside of the classroom. It's a place to post and discuss art and design. Post lame work you find online and in the world, awesome work, even your own work!

Follow these three steps to join:
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