Posts Tagged ‘Jaclyn Moser’

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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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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The Lloy Hack Memorial Fund was established in 2002 to honor the memory of IIDA member and award-winning Boston Interior Designer, Lloy Hack. Mrs. Hack was a devoted advocate of mentoring young design professionals.

With ongoing financial support from Drs. Andrew and Anjali Hack and Ms. Carolyn Hack, this Essay Competition continues to encourage the mentoring relationship between IIDA Student Members and Interior Design firms.

Last year, Jaclyn Moser, Student IIDA, Illinois Chapter and Interior Design student at the Harrington College of Design, wrote a prize-winning essay about her experiences as a mentee at Legat Architects in Chicago.

Below, catch some excerpts from her winning 2010 IIDA Foundation Lloy Hack Memorial Essay:

“Having experience as an account manager in the advertising world, I have a tender appreciation for the balancing act that occurs between designers and clients, traditions and trends, and project requirements and design dreams. In academia, so often these intricacies lay latent as the curricula races through core skills and portfolio development. My experience during IIDA Student Mentoring Week with Legat Architects was a reminder of the challenges of real world design and a phenomenal inspiration. It showed that as young professionals we can become part of an organization like theirs that strives to exceed client expectations, promotes sustainable practices, and demands innovation and integrity in design. With each employee committing him or herself to the firm’s guiding principles of sustainability, performance, and design, Legat exemplifies collaboration at its best. Individual expertise is celebrated through its application to the overall goals. This trait was present in the execution of the mentor day schedule that featured cross-team presentations organized by Christina Beaulieu, LEED AP and Interior Designer…

I came away from IIDA Student Mentoring Week thankful to have chosen a profession in which this type of experience is made possible by professional organizations like IIDA and is supported by wonderful firms like Legat. I believe my work at Harrington College of Design will benefit from my new perspective on life beyond the classroom walls and my commitment to sustainability will grow even stronger. With hard work and a bit of luck, one day I will be able to reference this experience when preparing a fulfilling schedule of events for a protégé of my own.”

Congrats to Jaclyn on your great essay!

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On Friday night, January 29th, 2010 the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosted its Grand Chefs Gala at the Fairmont Chicago. The gala featured a two-hour black-tie cocktail reception with tasting stations from more than 30 local restaurants, a presentation of the Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence, two local chefs—Curtis Duffy of Avenues at the Peninsula and Sarah Levy of Sarah’s Pastries & Candies—and the work of several students from Harrington College of Design who assisted with the gala’s décor.

This year, the Grand Chefs Gala focused around the theme of “Green for Life”, with the event planners making the gala as environmentally friendly as possible. As Amy Patterson, the Foundation’s Associate Executive Director said, “The staff here definitely became more aware of the kinds of materials, and how much paper, we’re using. Going green wasn’t as difficult as we thought it would be, but we definitely incorporated some new twists.”

In going with the theme Harrington students incorporated found objects such as flower pots and doorknobs into the décor, as well as reclaimed shipping crates, chains, moss, and twisted branches. Topping dinner tables were flowers created from recycled paper with berries, vegetables, stones and wood in the centerpieces.

HCD students became involved with the event with the help of Renee Darosky, who has chairmanship of Harrington’s Sustainability Committee. The Harrington students that participated were Kim Asamoa-Tutu, Jaclyn Moser, Tiffany Medlong, Chelsey Jackel, Rachel Henson as well as HCD Alumna Briana Stelle, with HCD instructors Crandon Gustafson, Peter Klick and Constantine Vasilios’ help. With over 650 guests, the gala was a great success!

You can check out features of the event here and here!

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