An internship is an opportunity for students to work in their chosen profession while attending school in order to gain valuable knowledge and work experience.



Most often, interns are not paid for the work they do monetarily, but are instead rewarded by the sharing of knowledge, ideas, opportunities for their portfolio, networks and possibly a permanent job offer if the intern takes advantage of the opportunity to be a valuable employee.
Students in the Valencia Graphics Department are required to take an internship. Students cannot take an internship until they have passed GRA2182C Advanced Graphic Design II OR GRA2143 Advanced Web Page Design with a C or higher. Students probably won’t qualify for a Graphics Internship until their final two semesters enrolled.

You will not be able to register for an internship without following the steps outlined on our blog:



http://valenciagraphicdesign.com/2017/01/plan-to-internship-nextsemester/

East Campus Lab Building 1 Room 213 

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various format paper cutters, board cutters, headphone check-out, loupe check-out, spray booth, viewing booth, light table, camera check-out, scanners, wacom tablet check-out and Cintiq monitors. All this in a friendly social working environment with a modern resources for students to browse and lounge while working on their laptops.

Phone: 407-582-2762           Visit http://multimedia.valenciacollege.edu for current hours and closed dates. Check before you drive.

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. not supplied to students in the lab.

West Campus Lab 3-150

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various cutting areas, headphone check-out, camera check-out, light table, scanners, loupe check-out, photo tent and wacom tablet check-out. Please be mindful if there are classes in session when using this lab by using only the computers in the back of the room.

Phone: 407-582-1592

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. not supplied to students in the lab.

Osceola Campus Lab 1-244

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various cutting areas, camera check-out, lights and light cube, media card readers, scanners, loupe check-out, Pantone swatch books, and wacom tablet check-out. Please be patient while we work on making lab improvements you’re going to love.

Phone 407-582-4953

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. might not be available for students in the lab.

Feel free to request more information! You can also stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Pinterest.




Kristy Pennino
East Campus Program Chair /
kpennino@valenciacollege.edu


Meg Curtiss
West Campus Program Chair /
mcurtiss@valenciacollege.edu





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Posts in achievements

Many Kudos for Valencia Graphics Students!

by kpennino on July 11, 2012

My apologies in advance – this post is VERY long overdo! Valencia Graphics students have been very busy winning awards the past couple of months!

To start, Jenny Plucinsky was awarded a National Student Silver ADDY Award this year for her poster shown below:

Next, Zuleika Arroyo was awarded a Silver Medal in the International Conqueror Typographic Games poster competition for her poster shown below:

Stacy Frank also placed in the Conqueror Typographic Games poster competition with a Bronze Medal for her work below:

To add to Stacy and Zuleika’s accomplishments in this competition, jurors made their voice heard but selecting Jeffrey Chery’s poster for commendation by displaying it in their awards/launch event held at Colette in Paris:

Finally, Nichawan “Sung” Wongpitaksiri is current a semi-finalist in round 2 of the international 2012 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Send some good karma her way in hopes she makes it as a finalist in the competition for her work below:

Valencia Places in AIGA Blue Ridge Poster Clash!

by kpennino on April 17, 2012

Congratulations to Valencia Graphics student, Zuleika Arroyo-Rosa, for placing 2nd in the 2012 AIGA Blue Ridge Poster Clash competition!

2012 Valencia Graphics District ADDY Winners!

by kpennino on April 17, 2012

Caspar Blattmann:
Nature in Love Student Gold District ADDY® Award
Birds in Love Student Gold District ADDY® Award
UPS -The Lombardi Trophy Student Gold District ADDY® Award
UPS – The Lombardi Trophy Student Silver District ADDY® Award
Heavenly Light Student Silver District ADDY® Award
Birds in Love Student Silver District ADDY® Award
UPS – We Still Ship Student Silver District ADDY® Award

Jenny Plucinsky:
Bodegas Terras Gauda Poster Gold District ADDY® Award

GOOD LUCK TO THE BOTH OF YOU AT THE NATIONAL ADDY® AWARDS!! 

Graphics/Digital Media Winners @ the 2012 Student Juried Show

by kpennino on April 17, 2012

Congratulations to our 2012 Graphics/Digital Media Student Juried Show Award Winners!: 

Valencia Digital Media’s Award for Best Video or Animation:  Nadia Pedrosa (Happy Birthday)

Valencia Digital Media’s Honorable Menion for Video or Animation: Jeff Janelle (Fall of Hawkman)

Robert Sena Web Design Award: Victor De Souza (Thrice Website)

Graphic Design Award:  Jennifer Pelham (Genesis Project Stationery)

Barbara Peterson Excellence in Design Award: Michael Hamilton (Type Systems Book)

The Amazingly Excellent Award for Excellent Amazingness:  Charlene Ruhge (UHaul Ad Campaign)

Excellence in Typography Award (Print): Charlene Ruhge (A Fine Frenzy Poster)

Excellence in Typography Award (Web/Interactive): Victor De Souza (Faces DSN Website)

GDQ (Graphic Design Quality Award) Print Design:  Arthur “Alex” Smith (Ko Hot Sauce Booklet)

IDQ (Interactive Design Quality Award) Interactive Design: Preston Crouse (Cityfish Website)

Best Spot Color Print Design: Cozetta Oliver (Grand Coffee Packaging)

Dr. R. S. Grove Memorial Award in Illustration: Jenny Plucinsky (Bodegas Poster Series)

For the Fun of It: Jeff Janelle (Carbonite Campaign)

The Handmade Award: Stacy Frank (Poster Clash)

Special Judges Award: Nadia Pedrosa (Book: Type Art)

The Perfection Award!: Daniel Reed (Smithfield Sugar Packaging)

Dean’s Award for Graphics: Audrey Zindler (7Eleven Bus Wrap)

Annual Student Juried Show Work Accepted

by kpennino on March 19, 2012

The decision has been made! The Graphic & Digital Media works accepted into the 2012 Annual Student Fine Art, Graphics & Digital Media Student Juried Show this year are as follows:

Web/Interactive/Animation:

  • Jeff Janelle – Fall of Hawkman
  • Jeff Janelle – Vicious Cycles Website
  • Jeff Janelle – It’s Mindblowing
  • Jeff Janelle – Art of Convergence Website
  • Jeff Janelle – Citrus Website
  • Victor De Souza – Faces of Design Website
  • Victor De Souza – Thrice Website
  • Victor De Souza – City Fish Website
  • Preston Crouse – City Fish 2.0
  • Preston Crouse – Empyrean Games
  • Nadia Pedrosa – Happy Birthday
  • Carlos Sanchez – carlos_sanchez.swf
  • Sara Mejia – Cycling Website
  • Sara Mejia – Zoo Website
  • Sara Mejia – Print Website

 Print Media:

  • Cozetta Oliver – Grand Coffee
  • Sara Mejia – Infuzion Tea
  • Ricky Lester – Cede Apparel T-shirt & Packaging
  • Ricky Lester – Typography Book
  • Ricky Lester – Skeurt Wheels Catalog
  • Ricky Lester – Millennia Fibers Branding
  • Daniel Reed – Smithfield Farms Sugar Packaging
  • Arthur Alex Smith – Nouveau Skin Care Product Line
  • Arthur Alex Smith – KO Hot Sauces Booklet
  • Christopher Richert – squiz Drink Bottles
  • Christopher Richert – Fresh Jamaican Cuts
  • Nadia Pedrosa – Book: Type Art
  • Nadia Pedrosa – Gill Sans
  • Michael Hamilton – Typographic System Specimens Book
  • Julia Hawkins – Moo Moo Ranch Milk
  • Thomas Peña – Self-promo Piece
  • D.J. Kekuaokalani – AWOYA!
  • Adele Dygert – Mia Bella Pasta Packaging
  • Adele Dygert – Max Factor Ad Campaign
  • Adele Dygert – Raggae Inspired Poster
  • Jenny Plucinsky – Love Your Body 2012
  • Jenny Plucinsky – Bodegas Terras Gauda Series
  • Jenny Plucinsky – Univers
  • Margot Velastigui – Bodegas Terras Gauda
  • Jeff Janelle – Carbonite Ad Campaign
  • Jeff Janelle – Texting & Driving Ad Campaign
  • Jeff Janelle – Love your Body
  • Jeff Janelle – Obama: The Dark Side & Obama: The Light Side
  • Jeff Janelle – Bodegas Terras Gauda
  • Jeff Janelle – STYX ’83
  • Leisha Ramirez – The Distant Future
  • Leisha Ramirez – Trident Ad Campaign
  • Leisha Ramirez – Marilyn (Legendary Ladies)
  • Leisha Ramirez – Anti-smoking Campaign
  • Audrey Zindler – 7Eleven Bus Wrap
  • Audrey Zindler – Florence Gig Poster
  • Andia Greenlee – TOMS Bus Wrap
  • Jennifer Pelham – Genesis Project Corporate Identity
  • Charlene Ruhge – UHaul Ad Campaign
  • Charlene Ruhge – A Fine Frenzy
  • Charlene Ruhge – Kidney Stand
  • Augusto Cezar Arvello – Tobasco Ad Campaign
  • Jon Bonilla – Peace
  • Jon Bonilla – Cycle Antics
  • David Small – Censoring Dr. King?
  • Stacy Frank – Poster Clash
  • Melissa Provenzano – Right to Be Educated Poster
  • Luke Consolo – Apex to Apex

To find out who won awards this year, you must attend the 2012 Annual Student Fine Art, Graphic & Digital Media Juried Show opening. The opening will take place Friday, April 13th, 2012 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm (the awards ceremony will begin at 7:30pm) in the East Campus Anita S. Wooten Gallery Artium in Building 3. This event always draws a rather large and enthusiastic crowd, so you won’t want to miss the fun (and free food, of course)!

This year’s Graphics & Digital Media juror was Ringling School of Art & Design Program Chair, Kim Elam. For more information about her and her multitude of published books on design and typography, visit: http://www.ringling.edu/learn/majors/graphic-interactive-communication/faculty/ 

Valencia Graphics Students Rock 2012 Local ADDYs

by kpennino on February 20, 2012

The 2012 Orlando ADDY Judges were a tough bunch to please when it came to awarding ADDYs at both the Student and the Professional levels. Rest assured, if your work was chosen, you have a very good reason to be proud! Despite the tough jurors, Valencia’s Graphics students did a great job of landing 14 of the mere 17 Student ADDY Awards this year, including the coveted Best of Show Student ADDY. Here’s a breakdown of the Orlando Student ADDY Awards for 2012:

Best of Show Student ADDY: Caspar Blattmann for his portfolio www.casparblattmann.com

Caspar Blattmann: Consumer/Trade Publication Gold ADDY - NAFEV Heavenly Light
Caspar Blattmann: Consumer/Trade Publication Silver ADDY – NAFEV Birds in Love
Caspar Blattmann: Consumer/Trade Publication Silver ADDY – UPS Lombardi Trophy
Caspar Blattmann: Campaign Gold ADDY – NAFEV Nature in Love
Caspar Blattmann: Campaign Silver ADDY – UPS We Still Ship
Caspar Blattmann: Newspaper Gold ADDY – NAFEV Nature in Love
Caspar Blattmann: Newspaper Silver ADDY – NAFEV Birds in Love
Caspar Blattmann: Newspaper Silver ADDY – NAFEV Heavenly Light
Caspar Blattmann: Newspaper Silver ADDY – UPS Lombardy Trophy
Caspar Blattmann: Newspaper Silver ADDY – UPS We Still Ship
Caspar Blattmann: Interactive Media Gold ADDYwww.casparblattmann.com

Jenny Plucinsky: Collateral Material (Poster) Silver ADDY - Bodegas Terras Gauda

Nora Baz: Elements of Advertising (Illustration) Silver ADDY – Bodegas Terras Gauda

Kudos also go to IADT students, Alfred Confiado (Silver ADDY for Anti-Smoking Poster) and Dominic Virginio (2 Silver ADDYs; Elemental Sunglasses Mixed Media & Digitally Enhanced Photo Elements of Advertising).

 

 

Want a chance to win??

by kpennino on February 16, 2012

Student Publication Wins BIG!!

by kpennino on November 1, 2011

This past Friday evening (10-28) was the awards banquet for the Florida College System Publications Association Annual College Magazine Competition sponsored by the FCSAA (Florida College System Activities Association). The Phoenix, a Valencia-student run annual juried publication, competed with others from around the state, and once again, we THEY WON FIRST PLACE OVERALL, and were awarded the “General Excellence” plaque. Please notice that they earned 9 first place awards and a third place for the publication design and the content of the publication! Below are the specific awards:

Valencia College, Phoenix magazine: General Excellence Award (based on overall points): 1st place

Poetry (collection): 1st place

  • Michael Martin, “Delayed Reaction” (100)
  • Helen MacMaster, “Sister” (53)
  • Philip Pantely, “Good Friday” (76)

Poem: 3rd place

  • Michael Martin, “Delayed Reaction” (100)

Nonfiction: 1st place

  • Merlaine Sivels, “Daddy Issues” (39)

Art: 1st place

  • Alyssa Aviles, “Self Portrait” (93)

Illustration with Text, Individual: 1st place

  • Alyssa Aviles, “Endless Adoration” (51)

Illustrations with Texts (collection), Magazine: 1st place

  • Alyssa Aviles, “Endless Adoration” (51)
  • Alyssa Aviles, “Skull Balloons” (71)
  • Angel Rivera, “Death Angel” (60)

Design: 1st place

  • Meg Lavinghousez and Patrick O’Connor

Editing: 1st place

  • Echo Slocum

Cover: 1st place

  • Meg Lavinghousez and Patrick O’Connor

Contents Page: 1st place

  • Meg Lavinghousez and Patrick O’Connor

***Special award! The Debra Vazquez award in poetry is given to one poem annually to honor a slain English teacher and poet who was a key presence in the FCSAA until her untimely death in 2004. For the first time ever, one of the Phoenix  poets, Helen MacMaster, has won this award with her poem “Sister.”

This awards list will soon be posted on the Phoenix page (valenciacollege.edu/phoenix), and they hope to include the texts and images on their web page, too.

Student show awards + reminder

by Amanda Kern on May 12, 2011

Congrats to all the Valencia students whose work made it into this year’s Student Juried Student exhibition. If you haven’t had a chance to see the work on display don’t forget that the show will be on display until May 20, 2011 in the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on East Campus.

Congrats goes out to the students who won awards for their work at the gallery opening:

Jeff Janelle
Untitled Animation
Student development award for best video or animation

Eric Palm
Valencia spring collection
Student development honorable mention for video or animation

Matt Ma
Portfolio web site
Zumafu Foundation for Web development & Interactive Design

Caspar Blattmann
UPS ad campaign
Best of advertising Award

Brandon Lohaus
LED Light saver web site
Robert Sena Web Design Award

Thomas Pena
Brochure
Graphic Design Award

Ed Cross
H&D Brochure
Barbara Peterson Excellence in Design award
Val Melo
Give a hand poster
The Amazingly Excellent Award for Excellent Amazingness

Priscilla Burgos
Typography book
Excellence in typography award (print)

Eric Palm
Be real
Excellence in Typography Award (web/interactive)

Ed Cross
Print cover
Graphic design quality award

Matt Ma
Portfolio web site
Interactive design quality award

Val Melo
Give a  hand poster
Best print execution

Jeff Janelle
Springtime can kill CD cover
Dr. R. S. Grove Memorial Award

Franklin Whitlatch
Titanic Animation
For the fun of it

Julia Ramp
handmade type study
Judges Choice award

If your work made it into the show but is not already featured in our flickr account please send it to Amanda Kern at akern@valenciacc.edu.

After May 20th the work will be taken down and students may pick up their work in the graphics lab.

Congrats 2011 District ADDY Winners!

by Christine Dupont on May 10, 2011

A big congrats for Valencia students Jaclyn Steinberg and Brian Nutt for their District ADDY wins!

-Jaclyn Steinberg: 1950s-Style Anti-Smoking Campaign, GOLD ADDY
-Brian Nutt: Nutt Logo, SILVER ADDY

Check out http://www.theorlandoaddys.com/winners for a list of all the winners.

Best of luck at Nationals!

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