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The 24 hour Designathon takes place once a year at PCA&D and is organized by the college's AIGA student chapter. The event offers non-profit organizations the ability to receive professional-quality design services, free of charge. Beginning at 6PM on Friday night, the design teams meet with their non-profit to discuss their project needs. After that, it's 24 hours of non-stop design mayhem in order to conceptualize, design and evolve the best ideas into a piece that's pitched to the client at 6PM on Saturday night.
Acting as a faculty team leader, I worked with three fantastic students – Vanessa Leddy, Adam Delmarcelle & Josh Spence – to design a playbill, DVD cover, and 15 second bumper for Michael Hoober & the Rumschpringe Short Film Festival. Many other great students who I taught last year took part, including: Sarah Solak, Nicole Weaver, Sara Warfel, Jason Getz, Amanda Wolfe & Paul Sullivan. Andrew Herzog, a current (and most excellent) student of mine, is the lone sophomore participant this year.
For more, check out the Podcast for the event that I was part of here, along with photos from said Podcast here.