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 call, email or connect with us via the contact form! You can also stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.



Program Director
kpennino@valenciacollege.edu
407.582.2864





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Valencia East Campus Type Fight!

by kpennino on June 10, 2016

Student Juried Show Accepted Graphic’s and Digital Media Work 2016

by kpennino on April 5, 2016

Congratulations to the following students for having work accepted in the 2016 Annual Student Juried Exhibition! Want to know who won awards? Well, then you’ll just have to come to the show opening on Friday, April 15th, 2016 from 7pm – 8:30pm on the East Campus Anita S. Wooten Gallery in Building 3. Feel free to RSVP to the event in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1712186172354789/ and liberally share the event with your friends and family! All are welcome!

Student Juried Show Accepted Graphic’s and Digital Media Work 2016

Printed and 3-D Printed

  • Laura Judy – Hand-drawn type prints
  • Thalia Bunch – Typographic Journal
  • Tanoodej Anutarakul – Typography Book
  • Samantha Morales – Afros Book Cover
  • Ashton Dzialo – A to B Ad. Campaign
  • Rebekah Rigel – Bekah’s Branding
  • Mirysa A Robillard – Sweet Knead
  • Sarah Siddiqui – Home Illustration
  • Andy Hamer – Flat Face Fiction
  • Jason Miller – Type Poster, Univers
  • Christina Anzalone – Illuminati Coffee Package Design
  • Heather Hunsinger – Huli Hawaii Restaurant Finder
  • Heather Hunsinger – Coverly Smartphone Cases
  • Heather Hunsinger – What Are You Doing?
  • Heather Hunsinger – Lembrosia Lemonade
  • Ana Laura Pino Gallo – Olivia and Rick’s Wedding
  • Ana Laura Pino Gallo – TEMPLO
  • Ana Laura Pino Gallo – CARBON Barbecue Bar
  • Melissa Miller – Gentry’s BBQ Branding
  • Melissa Miller – Bohemian River Branding
  • Melissa Miller – Make it Grain Branding
  • Taylor Huff – Kino Branding
  • Taylor Huff – Deviant Branding
  • Taylor Huff – Phoenix Project: 3-Poster Series
  • Taylor Huff – HIP Infographic
  • Arliana Oraa – Parks & Rec. Seattle Branding
  • Arliana Oraa – Bonbon Confectionery Branding
  • Arliana Oraa – Oceano Shipping Int’l. Branding
  • Arliana Oraa – Bonbon Ad. Campaign
  • Arliana Oraa – Bodego Food Delivery App.
  • Aleitha Burton – Harbor House Stop Domestic Violence Campaign
  • Aleitha Burton – Max Brenner Ad Campaign
  • Aleitha Burton – Dahlia Bloom Dairy Farm Branding
  • Aleitha Burton – Baskerville Typeface Poster
  • Aleitha Burton – Typograpahy 101 Book
  • Joaris Manning – Infused Tea
  • Joaris Manning – The Art of Beer
  • Joey Morales – Nouveau Architecture Branding
  • Joey Morales – JLM Self Promo and Business Cards
  • Joey Morales – Crypt Zone Arcade Branding
  • Joey Morales – McKinley’s Barbershop
  • Janeza Dino – Wanted On Voyage CD Cover
  • Janeza Dino – Kafka on the Shore Book Cover
  • Janeza Dino – Type Book
  • Janeza Dino – Body Count (Lord of the Rings Illustration)

 

Web, Video, Motion Graphics, Digital

  • Tanice Arnold – Grave Digger Motiongraphics
  • Sarah Siddiqui – Hangry App. Design
  • Michael Mantia – Street Fighter Animation
  • Alena Tatum – Venue App.
  • Taylor Huff – Valiant Air Command Website
  • Carlos Paz – La Selva Video
  • Natalie Lauletta – Summit User Interface
  • Susi Rivera – RENE Website
  • Rebekah Rigel – Road Trip
  • Rebekah Rigel – Audubon Website
  • Aleitha Burton – Baskerville Type Poster Website
  • Aleitha Burton – Dahlia Bloom Sign-up Form Website
  • Aleitha Burton – Valiant Air Website
  • Brandon Chang – Portfolio Website
  • Brandon Chang – Web Directions
  • Brandon Chang – Indie Merch Store Website
  • Brandon Chang – Chimi King
  • Brandon Chang – Heat Beat Miami
  • Brandon Chang – Dr. Philips Center
  • Brandon Chang – Gigis

2015 Annual Student Juried Show Selected Graphics and Digital Media Work

by kpennino on March 30, 2015

This year the Opening Reception is schedule to occur on Friday, April 17th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the Anita S. Wooten Gallery located on the East Campus in Building 3. Students who have work selected should attend the Opening Reception so they can hear if their work has won any awards. The awards will be announced at the Opening Reception at 7:30pm! 

Below is the list of work selected by the GRA/DIG Judges to be in the 2015 Annual Student Juried Show (arranged in no particular order):

PRINT WORK (to be hung):
Jose Estrada – Social Justice Poster Series (3 hand-done oversize posters)
Nhat Tran -
Rhino Equation Poster
Astral (digital illustrations poster)
FedEx Ad Camapaign (3 parts)
Matilda’s On Park Rebrand Campaign Poster
Nightmare On Elm Street Movie Poster
Dami Wine Bottle Labels
Stephanie de Sousa -
Ferris & Son Concrete Campaign Poster
Naples Zoo Campaign Poster
InCtrl Conference Campaign Poster
Laura Judy -
Freshly Squeezed Goudy Poster
“A Stance on Standardized Tests” Poster
Melissa Miller -
Downtown Creative Village Poster & Book
CF Magazine
Dahari Urena -
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Campaign Poster
Furry Monsterz Campaign Poster
It’s Tough Campaign Poster
Orange Smokehouse Campaign Poster
Luis Argueta -
“Feel No Pain” linocut print/poster
Neoteric (personal brand poster)
Emily Santiago – Bonnie’s Burgers and Fries Campaign Poster
Rigor Mortis Skateboards Campaign Poster
Austen Rebel -
Anchor Harbor Branding Poster
Omrade Furniture Catalog Poster
Omrade Branding Campaign Poster
El Gran Taco Branding Campaign Poster
El Gran Taco Poster Campaign (3 parts)
Wicked Weather Brewery Packaging
Lisa Yap – Disappearing / Coral Mining / Overfishing Series
Carlos Santiago – Brujo Skateboards Campaign Poster
Valentina Salazar -
Northern Pacific Railroad Campaign Poster
Sweet Water Smiles Branding Campaign Poster
Le Créme Branding Campaign Poster
Shelby Lanes Branding Campaign Poster
Joseph Ortiz -
Lechon BBQ Branding Poster
Paper Route Campaign Poster
Tara Paragian -
JuJu Q Barbeque Branding Campaign Poster
Evil Twin Skateboards Branding Campaign Poster
Jennifer Foreman -
Simple Soap Branding Campaign Poster
Mystic Elixir Branding Campaign Poster
Wedding Design Branding Campaign Poster
Maria Raigosa – Lego Ad Campaign (3 parts)
Taylor Huff – Motorcycles Are Everywhere (block print poster)
Arliana Oraa – Tokyo Tourism Campaign (3 parts)
Rebekah Rigel – PGY Magazine
Ana Laura Peno Gallo – Lubalin Type Specimen Book

INTERACTIVE/WEB WORK (to be shown on a computer):
Elvis Olavarria – The Story of My Life
Brandon Chang -
Indie Merch Store Website
Portfolio Website
Stephanie de Sousa -
Windows Slideshow
Portfolio Website (stephaniedesousa.com)
Taylor Huff -
GamePhile App Design
Online Scuba Website Redesign
Infusion Tea Website Redesign
Joseph Ortiz – Durrounik Website

Creative Village Art Installation

by dsantspree on January 22, 2015

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

Valencia College and the Creative Village in Downtown Orlando are seeking concept designs for an outdoor public installation. The primary theme and objective is to create an interactive way to collect community input on education in the Parramore community. Funding will support the creation of a community art ‘wall’ or structure featuring the educational theme, and utilizing the phrase “I want to learn…” with open interactive space for the community to record their personal responses. The installation serves three primary purposes:

- information gathering to inform the Creative Villages’ educational partners;

– to raise community awareness about development in the Creative Village;

– to begin to establish community connectedness.

Student Prize:

The student (or group of students) whose concept is chosen for development will be awarded $500.00

About The Creative Village:

The Creative Village is a 68-acre redevelopment project in downtown Orlando, anchored by transit, education and technology. Valencia College and the University of Central Florida are slated to jointly create a higher ed campus within the Village. In addition, the community will gain a K-8 school to anchor the community. http://creativevillageorlando.com/

About the Parramore Community:

The Parramore Heritage Community is a diverse area of residential neighborhoods, businesses and industry west of the Downtown Orlando core. Parramore is the historic home of Orlando’s African-American community, and is on the cusp of a new surge of growth as a diverse and vibrant Downtown area. The Parramore Business District consists of two historic retail “Main Streets” – Parramore Avenue and West Church Street. These two streets intersect in the Parramore Town Center, which covers the traditional commercial and industrial heart of Parramore along the Church Street and Central Boulevard corridors. Parramore is home of City View apartments, HD Supply, the Florida A&M University School of Law and the Federal Courthouse.

Project Site:

The Creative Village will transform the former Amway Arena site into a 68-acre mixed-use site. (office, creative, educational, residential, commercial & hotel space). The site for the installation/wall should not exceed 8 feet tall, by 30 feet long long, but design is not limited to “wall” like structures. Please keep in mind that the structure and materials used should be conducive to elements of weather for at least 6 months, with the end goal of being converted into a semi-permanent installation.
<please click here to view the official information package>


Project Requirements:

- Submission must be from current Valencia College students (of any discipline)

- Concept should be a low-tech solution.

- Theme “Education in the community”

- Must include the phrase “I want to learn…”

- Must include a way to record and collect responses from the public audience in a way that is somewhat weatherproof. “Give a voice” to the community the Creative Village will impact.

- Installation will have to last for up to six months. To be translated to and converted to a semi-permanent (five years) installation.

Key Dates:

Entry Deadline: Friday March 27th

  • Drop Off Location: West Campus 5-130, 12:30pm
  • Drop Off Location: East Campus 1-213, 5:30pm

 

Installation: Summer 2105

Selection Method and Criteria:

  • Entries will be judged by Artists & Industry Professionals.
  • Low-tech solution that creatively engages the community.
  • Theme of ‘Education’ in the community.
  • Must include the phrase “I want to learn…”
  • Must include a way to record and collect responses from the public audience in a way that is somewhat weatherproof.
  • Give a voice to the community that the Creative Village will impact.
  • Installation must last for up to 6 months, to be converted to a semi-permanent (5 years) installation
  • Construction Budget for the actual installation must not exceed $5000.00

 

Submission Format Suggestions:

- Poster presentation of design concept Renderings: One large Overview and Two Detail Images with detailed notations on specifics of your concept.

- PDF presentation of concept drawings and include student’s name(s), a description/samples of your inspirations, concepts, final solutions, etc., (suitable size for non-computer viewing)

- Printed Presentation Booklet, professional craft quality

All submissions must include:

Student(s) name(s), VID and ATLAS email address(es)

Mailing address(es) & phone number(s) of individual(s) who contributed

Title of Work

Artist’s Statement / Description (Optional)

Click Header Image for a printable PDF of this post.

 

Valencia Film Poster Competition

by kpennino on October 7, 2014

 

Download the COMPETITION DETAILS by CLICKING HERE.

Several Great Upcoming Events!

by kpennino on April 9, 2014

There are several upcoming events you should all have on your radar!

AIGA Orlando Drink & Draw Social:
At Stardust Coffee and Video, Thursday (tomorrow), April 10 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. This is a fun social event. No need to drink or draw! Just show up and get to know your local creatives!  Info on this event can be found on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AIGAOrlando

Annual 2014 Valencia Fine & Graphic Arts Student Juried Show:
At Valencia’s East Campus Anita S. Wooten Gallery (Building 3), Friday, April 18th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. This is a family-friendly event with some finger food and some of the best graphic design and fine art you’ll see for some time! This event always draws a giant crowd! For more information, see our blog post about this upcoming event here: http://valenciagraphicdesign.com/2014/03/2014-annual-student-juried-show-accepted-work/

Semesterly Portfolio Show ‘n’ Tell:
At Valencia’s West Campus in Building 2, Cafeteria Mezzanine Level (2nd floor), Thursday, April 24th from 5:30pm – 8pm. This is your chance to see what a finished Valencia Graphic & Interactive Design student portfolio looks like! It’s also a great chance to ask graduating students about their experiences. You’re encouraged to bring family and friends. This is a semesterly event, however, this year we went all out and we’ve changed the venue and added food!

AIGA Orlando SPOT Award Showcase: 
At the Orange Studio (1121 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL), Friday, April 25th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. AIGA’s annual SPOT Award Showcase will be a display of all work produced by the protégés of the AIGA ORLANDO MENTORSHIP 2014 program. Open to the public and creative community, all guests and spectators will vote on the best exhibits and pieces by placing a circle sticker (or spot!) next to it. They will also have a guest speaker for the evening sharing their inspiring work, talking about student success and giving insight into life after graduation. This will a spectacular evening that you don’t want to miss! DJ and food truck will be on site while the voting is taking place. For information about this eventj and to purchase tickets: http://orlando.aiga.org/event/spot-2/

Call for Entries: 2014 Annual Juried Student Fine Art & Graphic Art Exhibition

by kpennino on February 19, 2014

GRAPHICS STUDENT JURIED SHOW CALL FOR ENTRIES DETAILS!

{THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT WORK IS FRIDAY MARCH 28TH BY 5PM!!}

GRAPHICS Student Submission Guidelines (NOTE: The below outlines submission criteria for work done for Graphics courses only. The guidelines for submitting work completed in ART courses is different than what is on this posting for GRA courses and different than criteria set in past years. Please stop by the Fine Art Dept. in Building 3-115 for submission guidelines for work completed in ART courses – e.g. ART1300C.)

Work Eligible: Any work produced in conjunction within a Valencia Graphics class (any course with a GRA or DIG prefix) from Summer session 2013 through Spring session 2014. Students may enter up to 2 pieces from each class taken during that time. Graphics students no longer need to finish their accepted work with plexiglass or framing, so please make sure the work you submit is clean and professional enough to display in the gallery AS IS before submitting it for judging!

Presentation of Submitted Work:

  • Flat graphics work: needs to be professionally mounted onto black mat board for judging and presented in a way that isn’t sloppy or unprofessional. You will want to keep the board to a reasonable size so it is not too floppy to hang or does not warp while hung for several weeks. Posters larger than 11 x 17 do NOT need to be mounted. NOTE: Accepted work will be hung on the gallery walls AS SUBMITTED!
  • 3D work (such as package design, books, etc.): should be submitted in their finished 3D form and delivered in a container (like a box) to protect the contents from wear and tear that might occur while the work is in transit for judging and/or gallery setup. NOTE: Accepted work will be displayed in the gallery AS SUBMITTED! Generally 3D work is displayed on a pedestal, so you will want your work to look good from all sides/angles. You may also choose to submit a professional photograph of your 3D work, however, keep in mind the quality of the photograph will be important in the judging process.
  • Interactive/web projects: should all be burned onto a single labelled CD/DVD and files/folders should be clearly named so they match those on the submission forms. An entry form for EACH project on the disk needs to be filled out and all entry forms attached to the disk. NOTE: Accepted work will presented on a computer in the gallery AS SUBMITTED!

Work Delivery Deadline for Judging: Friday, March 28th (no later than 5pm) to our EAST Campus Graphics Lab in 1-213. You may also drop off your work in the WEST Campus Graphics Lab in 5-130, however; you must drop off your work at that location by THURSDAY, March 27th by 3pm. Each entry MUST have a completed entry form (including ALL of the colored copies) taped to the back in the lower right hand corner. Entry forms can be obtained in the East Graphics area in 1-213 (or in the West Campus Graphics lab in 5-130) or in the East Campus Fine Arts area in 3-115.

Judging of Work: The judging of the work will take place on Saturday, March 29th.

Pickup of Unaccepted Work: All declined work must be picked up by Monday, March 31st in room 1-213. Any declined work left in the lab for longer than 3 weeks will be disposed of.

Accepted Work: A list of accepted Graphics work will be posted in the entry way of the East Campus Graphics area outside of 1-213 by Friday, April 4th and posted on this blog. All accepted work will be taken to the gallery directly from the Graphics judging area by Friday, April 4th. If you need to improve the presentation of your accepted work before it is submitted to the gallery the deadline to get your accepted work better prepared for display in the gallery and re-submitted to the Graphics Lab (1-213) is Friday, April 4th.

Exhibition Opening Date: Friday April 18th, 2014 – The reception is from 6:30 – 8:30pm. There will be an awards ceremony in the Building 3 Atrium at 7:30pm.

Exhibition Closing Date: Friday May 22nd.

Picking Up Work After Exhibition Ends: Work, once taken down from the show, can be picked up in 1-213 between Tuesday, May 27th– Friday, May 30th. Any work that is not picked up by that time may be used to decorate the Graphics Lab walls.

A printout of this information can also be obtained by requesting it from an East Campus Lab Assistant in 1-213.

 

 

American Advertising Awards (formerly ADDYs) Call for Entries!

by kpennino on January 8, 2014
The American Advertising Awards (formerly the Addy Awards) are coming up & now is the time to get your entries together!
Early Bird Online Entry NOW through January 10th, 2014
Our student judging panel will consist of amazing local art directors and creatives, allowing your work to get in front of potential employers.
All entries will be proudly displayed at Addy Gallery night in February. Even better, if you win you’ll be able to call yourself an American Advertising Award winner! (which looks great on a résumé).
Student entries are $35.  
Entry Day Location: Full Sail, (Room TBD), 3300 University Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792
Secondary Location: Push Button Productions (Downtown Orlando) 1 S. Orange Ave. #306, Orlando, FL 32801
All entries must be physically submitted at one of these 2 locations on Jan. 15th, 2014.  No entries will be accepted after 7PM. To be eligible for consideration of an American Advertising Award, all work must have been published or aired between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
To apply, please check out the directions on the AAF website below.

 

Graphic & Interactive Design Student Juried Show Award Winners

by kpennino on April 19, 2013

Below is a list of the 2013 Graphic & Interactive Design Student Juried Show Award Winners:

Robert Sena Web Design Award – Nadia Pedrosa; My Creative Process
Graphic Design Award – Bryant Taylor; MTV Ad Campaign
Barbara Peterson Excellence in Design Award – Carly Harms; Terras Gauda Wine Poster
Into the Darkness I Tread, Not With a Grimace, But a Grin – Jennifer Jewell; Step Into Darkness/Dark Army/Malus
Excellence in Typography Award (Print) – Sebastian Mejia; Shenandoah Growers Packaging
Excellence in Typography Award (Web/Interactive) – Nadia Pedrosa; My Creative Process
Best Spot Color Print Design – Amanda Shaw; The Shins Album Cover
Dr. R. S. Grove Memorial Award in Illustration – Andia S. Greenlee; Animal Farm Book Cover
For the Fun of It – Ruben Del Rio; Muto (stop motion)
The Finishing Touch Award – Sebastian Mejia; Shenandoah Growers Packaging
Best of Show - Jennifer Jewell; Self Branding/Portfolio
Dean’s Award for Graphics – Ruben Del Rio; Times Poster
If I Had Wall Space I Would Buy It Award – Jennifer Jewell; Self Branding/Portfolio
If I Had Wall Space I Would Buy It Award – Amanda Shaw; Times New Roman Poster
If I Had Wall Space I Would Buy It Award – Carly Harms; Terras Gauda Wine Poster
SAY IT LOUD! Campaign Concept Award – Moyaah Keener; Ms.
Excellence in Innovation, Execution & Creative Thinking – Jennifer Jewell; Self Branding/Portfolio
Zumafu Foundation Award for Web Design – Nadia Pedrosa; My Creative Process
Zumafu Foundation Award for Interactive Design – Huyen Lisa Nguyen; Listerine Campaign
PMS Award – Bryant Taylor; Do Something Ad Campaign

Students who were unable to attend the award ceremony and who won awards should stop by our East Campus Graphic Lab in 1-213 to pick up their award.

2013 Orlando Student ADDY Awards

by kpennino on February 20, 2013

Congratulations to Valencia Graphics Students who won Student ADDY Awards this year!: 

Sung Wonpitaksiri (shown below) (GOLD STUDENT ADDY for her Lowe’s: Evolve advertising campaign done in Professor, Garrett Burtoft’s course):

Stacy Frank (shown below)(SILVER STUDENT ADDY for her AIGA Blue Ridge 2012 Poster Clash “Leadership” poster done in Professor, Kristy Pennino’s course):

Shayla Cannady (shown below)(SILVER STUDENT ADDY for her Genesis Project corporate identity stationery package done in Christine Dupont’s course):

All student and professional winners can be found here: http://www.theorlandoaddys.com/winners-2013/