Ziba Designers come to Stout | APPA 210

February 24, 2011
5:45 pmto6:45 pm

Attention Design Students (Industrial, Graphic, Interior and Multimedia) as well as all Packaging Engineering Students and Graphic Communications Management Majors.

Would you like to know what a day in the real-world life of cross-disciplinary design is like? UW-Stout’s AIGA Student Group along with IDSA’s Stout Chapter is hosting two Senior Communications Designers from Ziba Design, Inc. out of Portland, OR: Jessica Vollendorf & Sarah Osborn. They will talk about prototyping and it’s role in the print, packaging, product, interaction, and environment design process. They will also explain the value of a brainstorming culture for coming up with innovative solutions. Both Sarah and Jessica have worked on packaging and branding as part of holistic design solutions. Some companies they have worked with are P&G, Nike, Aerie, Patagonia, Crate&Barrel, & Wolfgang Puck as well as other Fortune 100 companies. Both designers hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and Graphic Design from University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Sarah Osborn
Senior Communications Designer

Sarah is a senior communications designer at Ziba, an innovation and design firm based in Portland, Oregon. Sarah’s focus at Ziba is creating packaging and branded solutions that tell holistic stories. She works with Fortune 100 companies to create cohesive touch-points across brand and product experiences. Sarah has worked on packaging structure, graphic design, environmental design and copywriting for companies especially in the health and beauty industry, including P&G and other cosmetics companies.

Prior to Ziba, Sarah worked for Outset, a designer and producer of high-end grilling and barware accessories. As both designer and copywriter, she designed packaging structures and graphics for 250+ products, websites, identities, print collateral, supported product design, and wrote copy and brand messaging. Her other clients included Kingsford, Crate&Barrel and celebrity chefs such as Tyler Florence and Wolfgang Puck. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and Graphic Design, and minor degree in Journalism from University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Sarah enjoys oil-painting, playing tennis and screen-printing. Her favorite activity is shooting film photography during the beautiful Portland summers and while traveling.

Jessica Vollendorf
Senior Communications Designer

Jessica is a senior communications designer at Ziba, an innovation and design firm based in Portland, Oregon. Jessica specializes in packaging design and has a strong understanding of the relationship between packaging structure, graphics, and branding, and how to create holistic design solutions. She has worked with companies in the soft goods, health and beauty, food and beverage, consumer electronics, and apparel industries, including: P&G, Aerie, Nike, Patagonia, Wrigley and Dell.

Before joining Ziba, Jessica worked for a Minneapolis-based design consultancy, Baker Associates. During her time at Baker Associates she designed packaging graphics and interior signage for Fortune 100 companies in the food and beverage industry. Jessica has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design from University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Jessica loves illustrating, whitewater kayaking and traveling, and has backpacked through most of Mexico while perfecting her Spanish.

Posted February 20th, 2011 by Sam Mancl | Calendar, Event, Meeting
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Speakers Kayd & Katie {Insights on Being a Big Kid}

February 22, 2011
5:45 pmto6:45 pm

Portfolio One on One is coming soon ARE YOU READY?!?!?

FEB. 22nd @5:45 Jarvis 110

Not long ago Kayd Mustonen & Katie Lupton were sitting next to you in class, getting ready to be released onto the world. Now transplanted back into the big city, we’re doing the design thing and coming back to share some advice and some laughs.

AIGA UW-Stout Student Group Presents:
Interviewing, Portfolios & Freelance

Posted February 16th, 2011 by amyedesigns | Calendar, Event, Meeting


02 Mins Tuts | Jarvis 110

February 15, 2011
5:45 pmto6:45 pm

For those who might be confused on what this meeting could possibly bring here is the low-down::

2 MINUTE TUTORIALS will be a meeting consisting of the contribution of you; the members.  We will be opneing up the floor for anyone to come forward to share their knowledge, about anything really.  Design process, tips for time management, new and effective ways to enhance productivity.  Bring it all the the tabe ad contribute what you can.  ITS ALL ABOUT HAVING A DIALOG.

Our professions are going to require us to collaborate and become familiar with our fellow creatives.  Lets improve each other and have some fun with it.

Poster Designed by Jesse Lindhorst

Posted February 10th, 2011 by amyedesigns | Calendar, Meeting


Movie Exit Through the Gift Shop | Jarvis 110

February 8, 2011
5:45 pmto7:15 pm

poster designed by Jesse Lindhorst


This is the inside story of Street Art – a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. Exit Through the Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world’s most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner
with wildly unexpected results.

One of the most provocative films about art ever
made, Exit Through the Gift Shop is a fascinating study
of low-level criminality, comradeship and incompetence.
By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this is an
enthralling modern-day fairytale… with bolt cutters.

Posted February 2nd, 2011 by amyedesigns | Calendar, Meeting


SHOW YOUR WORK {first meeting of Spring} | Jarvis 110

February 1, 2011
5:45 pmto6:45 pm

Show Your Work is an opportunity for members in the group to show off what they have been working and to see others’ work.   Whether it is something for a class or a random project you have been working on at home WE WANT TO SEE IT!! I can’t to see what everyone has to show!!

Posted January 24th, 2011 by amyedesigns | Calendar, Meeting