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Day 2 at GDC – Update: 001

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Cogswell College at GDC 2012

Hey Blog Readers!

I was here bright and early to watch everyone start rolling into the Expo floor. Last night around the city there were serveral parties hosted by various game companies and the like, so needless to say, this morning everyone is a little tired. But the energy is picking up and there are smiles on every face. Our student volunteers are doing a great job as well, so a big thank you so far goes out to Matt, Dashiell, Jennifer, Nick, Andrew S, Shane and Andrew M! You guys are rockin’ it!

I will be checking back in a little later today to update everyone. Talk to you soon!

-Zombie

Day 1 at GDC – Update: 003

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Cogswell College at GDC 2012

Hey Everyone,

So today was a great day for Cogswell at GDC. So many people stopped by the booth to talk to our students and representatives. Many connections were made that could end up being potential partnerships. Also, many companies that saw Cogswell as a very special place for training the future of the game design industry. Many alumni stopped by as well took a look at our games and demo reel, every one of them commented about how great the work from the students is looking and especially things coming from Project X. I had several conversations myself with people who thought what Cogswell is doing is an amazing thing.

A bunch of the student volunteers and other Cogswell people decided to stick around for the IGF Awards to see who won. If anything special comes from that I will be sure to let you know!

If you have never heard of the IFG, click here to get the details: http://www.igf.com/

So all in all, today was a great for day on the Expo floor. We are looking forward to an even better Thursday and Friday. I will check in with you guys soon. Stay tuned!

-Zombie

Day 1 at GDC – Update: 002

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Cogswell College at GDC 2012

Hey Ya’ll,

I wanted to give you another cool update. We have had quite a few people come by the booth so far and a bunch of them love our student games. They are showing special interest in Clark & Dagger, which is a student game that I did an article on not too long ago.

Here is the link if you missed it: http://blog.cogswell.edu/2011/11/game-club-submits-new-game-to-igf/

I’ll be giving you another update before I leave today and then I’ll make sure to keep you informed of happenings throughout the rest of the week. Talk to you again soon!

-Zombie

Day 1 at GDC – Update: 001

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Cogswell at GDC 2012

Hey Everyone!

I am here at GDC 2012 and the energy is great on the Expo floor. I have been hanging out with the Cogswell gang at their booth and the interest has been high so far! They are showing off a couple of games and have student art work on display for all to see! If you are around today be sure to come say “hi” to us at Booth 638! Ill be checking in later to give you the low down on the happenings around the Expo. Talk to you soon!

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 008

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Minimalistic Poster

It has been a while since the last dare. Sorry about that, we had some problems on our end. That aside, I have a new dare for you! This one is influenced by Pixar this time around. As some of you may know, we are celebrating our 125 Year Anniversary here at the Cogswell. On that same note, Pixar is Celebrating their 25 Year Anniversary and with that they released a cool little poster recently that I love.

Pixar Poster

Dare of the Week: 008
Do a cool minimalistic poster for Cogswell’s 125 Years Anniversary

And remember, once you are finished, post those final images here:
http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie

Cogswell College on ABC News

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

esterday a camera crew from ABC News came and did a story on the Project X class and the films it has produced yesterday here on campus! It was really cool when a large group of us sat around the tv in the student lounge and watched when they aired it last night. Also, I just got the link for the online version! So, check it out everyone!

The link to the whole article is here:
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/education&id=8564323

Doug Solomon on Innovation

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Lecture about Innovation in New Venture

Yesterday I had the great honor and pleasure of sitting in on a class that was being led by a immensely genius man; Doug Solomon. The school was lucky to have a connection to his employer, IDEO, a company that deals in creating innovative solutions for companies. In Cogswell’s Entrepreneurial marketing class students work on marketing plans for their ventures while being instructed in marketing strategy for start-ups. They bring in a guest speaker each week to discuss real life topics. Doug graciously decided to come to the school and give a talk about innovation for new ventures to the Marketing class. The information that he provided on the creative process and the steps that are required to really understand the product, service or content for a client was by far some of the best I have ever heard. I was not alone in my opinion of Mr. Solomon, the students and faculty had many questions for him through his talk and soaked up his answers like it was distilled success. I think I speak for everyone who was there that we look forward to trying to get Doug back for another talk sometime soon.

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 007

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Zombies Dare: Draw Abe Lincoln
Dare time ya’ll! This one is in honor of the release of the amazingly cool trailer; Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (and Presidents Day). I got totally inspired to draw something crazy when I saw that trailer and thought maybe you guys could join me. Instead of making you go and do an extravagant painting or drawing I ended up finding this little picture of a sculptural bust of good ol’ Honest Abe. So whats the dare you ask?

Dare of the Week: 007
Do a study of the Abe Lincoln bust, no restrictions.

Here is the source file again for Abe just in case you didn’t see it in the main message.

And remember, post those final images here:
http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie

10 Tips for Making Amazing Business Cards

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

business card design

So this week I was updating my business cards and had a talk with a few other people about their cards as well. I was going to write my own article on this subject, but instead of giving you my single opinion on the matter, I decided to go out and scour the internets to find a good article that someone else wrote (that way you know it’s not just me that follows these guidelines). I have found a list of 10 tips for you guys that are really helpful and accurate! Read up, have fun, design some really cool business cards!

http://naldzgraphics.net/tips/10-tips-in-designing-effective-business-cards/

-Zombie

Dare of the Week: 006

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Liam Neeson Vs. ???

Time for the Dare of the Week ya’ll! I am trying really hard not to laugh at this one, the idea came from a friend who suggested I try this. I would really like to see some fun results with this one! This time, I am totally participating even if you guys don’t.

Dare of the Week: 005
Liam Neeson vs. ???

Get to photoshopping! The source files for this challenge are here and here. They are already cut out and ready to be modified, so have fun and get creative! Post your final images here: http://www.facebook.com/cogswellcollege

-Zombie