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At this year’s IIDA STITCH event, Harrington College’s concept ‘Big Spender’ hit the runway in a big way! Modeled by Emily Wiegel from Harrington’s Interior Design Masters program, the dress was inspired by Chicago’s historic Carson Pirie Scott building (read more about the concept in yesterday’s post). See the dress on the runway below!

 

Big kudos go out to the designers on the Harrington College team: Elizabeth Campbell, Lauren Handman, Natalie Malik, Jaclyn Moser, Timothy Naus and Shauna Sherman, as well as to the faculty mentors who helped with the project, Interior Design instructors Elizabeth Wersells and Demetra Vartzikos.

Photos by Rob Hart Photography


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What greater inspiration than the very city that surrounds you? Over the past several years, Harrington College of Design has enjoyed participating in IIDA’s annual STITCH event. This year, Harrington design students were sponsored by Interface FLOR and came up with their theme “Big Spender” inspired by Louis Sullivan’s Schlesinger & Mayer building in Chicago constructed in 1898-1904 (shown below – and located only a few blocks away from Harrington!).

 

Team members for the concept included Elizabeth Campbell, Lauren Handman, Natalie Malik, Jaclyn Moser, Timothy Naus and Shauna Sherman led by the Harrington faculty mentors Elizabeth Wersells and Demetra Vartzikos.

See an exclusive shot of the concept below:

 

On their concept, the team shared “Our three-piece ensemble combines flourishing architectural enrichment with powerful geometric masses and pays homage to the upscale shopping Mecca that is State Street.

The retail heritage of the building, from its years as Carson Pirie Scott, provides a natural cohesion between fashion and architecture. ‘Big Spender’ reflects the meticulous ornamentation and mimics the organic color palette of beige, charcoal and deep green. Gold represents the shimmering sun across the building and reminds consumers to keep their pocket books open!”

Visit tomorrow to see the Harrington concept turn into reality and hit the runway as well as some of the other runway designs!

Building photo by Beyond My Ken on Wiki

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This feature is continued from yesterday…

The Creative Director position is a management function. In all types of businesses, better success has been realized when the management staff’s responsibilities are complemented by leadership qualities. Therefore, a good Creative Director will:

  • Delegate but also produce. These managers must lead by example not only to establish themselves as a team player but also to show the team that the Creative Director has hands-on experience. However, Creative Directors must not hoard all the work but rather delegate appropriately.
  • Provide direction but with an open mind. The Creative Director must be clear in outlining the strategic vision of the project but should also keep an open mind when reviewing the effort coming from the team. A person in this position has the duty to pass on an idea when the proposal really will not work for the client. However, it would be a mistake for these managers to pass on a great idea because it failed to stem from their own ingenuity.
  • Guide rather than micromanage. A Creative Director may have to keep everyone on the task at hand and on the strategic vision of the goal, but micromanaging will only stifle creativity. A manager in this position needs to establish and maintain an environment where people have clear and concise communication as to the objective, but are left to their own responsibility to produce quality and creative work. In other words, a good manager will inspire rather than weaken the team.

If you have any other advice or insight, post it below!

This article is presented by Harrington College of Design. Contact us today if you’re interested in developing marketable knowledge and career-relevant skills with our Communication Design program.

Photo by IK’s World Trip

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Creative Directors, also called Art Directors, are found in many industries: advertising, Web design, fashion, media and entertainment. The main responsibility of a Creative Director is to understand a client’s advertising strategy and come up with the creative solutions for the client’s advertising campaign.

As far as the type of people who end up in a position as Creative Director, the majority of them do so after a long career gaining experience on the creative side. For example, a talented Copywriter often is promoted to the Creative Director position.

The job of the Creative Director involves strategic thinking, a creative edge, and leadership skills. Because they come up with the marketing direction, Creative Directors often times have the authority to make the final decision or the final cut.

Keep reading tomorrow for the key traits a Creative Director should have…

Photo by Rebecca Rumble

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At the 7th Annual Guerrilla Truck Show, Harrington College students lit up the streets of the West Loop of Chicago with their guerrilla truck concept.

Design students Meghann Hejmej, Jaclyn Moser, Rachel Poltermann, Sarah Stefan and Jimmy Wu built their fiery concept, “Light it Up”, within the confines of a small moving truck using balloons, aluminum foil and LEDs. After carefully crafting their concept, the students trekked to Fulton Market and began to build…

Then they Lit it Up!

They sweetened their concept by offering cupcakes outside among the crowded streets filled with other creatives and guerrilla admirers.

Many thanks goes out to the Harrington truck sponsor Jake Theisen from KADLEC Architecture Design! See more pictures from the event by clicking here. Can’t wait for next year’s Guerrilla show!!

 

Current Photography students or Alumni – interested in having your portfolio reviewed by some of Chicago’s best Creatives? APA (Advertising Photographers of America) Midwest is offering a Portfolio Review this Wednesday, 6/22/11. Find out more and register by clicking here.

Guerrilla photos courtesy Jaclyn Moser

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Interior Design Students and Alumni, please check this link to find out more:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/klickli/sets/72157626737265488/

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In anticipation of tonight’s Senior Show, catch a glimpse of the outstanding thesis work by Harrington College of Design, Interior Design student Joyana Peterson.

Joyana’s thesis design centers on the Chatsworth School of the Arts. In her project, Joyana shares, “William Chatsworth presses his philosophies on the school. One of which is learning to walk before knowing to run. He designed the curriculum to lay the foundation for creativity through traditional methods of instruction. The design for the new addition should reflect the school’s deeply rooted ideologies.”

Her design of the Chatsworth School of the Arts worked to “underline the unique function of each space using the classical language of design”: check out some gorgeous examples of her design sketches and renderings from her thesis project below!

All work courtesy Joyana Peterson

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