Northern Arizona University Lecture and Workshop

Northern Arizona University Lecture and Workshop

Nov 26, 2014
November 26, 2014
Posted by Cast Iron Design

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As part of our mission to generate a positive impact on the graphic design community, we always welcome the opportunity to share what we do and what we’ve learned with other designers. Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona recently provided us with an opportunity to present a lecture to students, and to instruct a design workshop.

NAU Lecture Poster WEB 02

We created a poster for our lecture, and we were delighted to see the students had also created a variety of stellar posters for the lecture series. (We believe this is the first time our faces have been illustrated.)

Left: Becca Marko, Middle: Tanner Grammar and Savannah Barr, Right: Craig Cutler, Jerrod Shuck, and Chloe Lira
Left: Becca Marko, Middle: Tanner Grammar and Savannah Barr, Right: Craig Cutler, Jerrod Shuck, and Chloe Lira

We went presented over 230 (mostly silly) slides in about an hour explaining who we are, where we came from, what we do, and why we do things the way we do them.

Demonstrating our core capabilities
Demonstrating our core capabilities
One of our fringe services
One of our fringe services

The reaction was really positive and it has us fired up to give more lectures in the future, building on and improving subsequent lectures.

@castirondesign crazy awesome talk at NAU tonight. Always enjoy a great eagle sex story.

@KelseyKBailey

In addition to the lecture we hosted a quick design workshop. We gave a quick presentation on how to establish a proper hierarchy of importance within the various traits and elements of a poster (from catching the eye to delivering information). We then provided them with a variety of text content for somewhat imaginary events and walked them through a lightning speed version of our typical process. In less than 2 hours they went from simple word lists, to concepts, to sketches, and finally to design execution. The workshop contained students from all levels of experience, but every single one of them impressed us in one way or another with what they accomplished in such a short amount of time.

Left: Tanner Grammar, Right: Banna Tesfay
Left: Tanner Grammar, Right: Banna Tesfay
Left: Cloie Bright, Right: Becca Marko
Left: Cloie Bright, Right: Becca Marko
Left: Kayleigh Lauzon, Right: Chelsea Premeau
Left: Kayleigh Lauzon, Right: Chelsea Premeau

We’d like to extend a big thank you to the beautiful city of Flagstaff and the inspired students and faculty at NAU for hosting us.

If you’d like to have us speak at your school or event, please get in touch with us via our contact form or by singing telegram.

NAU Lecture Thank You
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