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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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/

2013 Orlando ADDY’s entry deadlines

by Amanda Kern on January 3, 2013

 

If you’re considering entering your work into the 2013 Orlando ADDY’s be sure you don’t miss the entry deadlines coming up NEXT week! For more information visit their site: http://www.theorlandoaddys.com/

2013 Orlando ADDYS + student ADDY workshop

by Amanda Kern on November 28, 2012

The Orlando Advertising Federation will begin accepting entries into the 2012 Orlando ADDYS. The annual Orlando ADDY Awards program recognizes creative excellence in locally created advertising.

Early Registration Opens Monday, Dec. 17th
Late Registration Begins Saturday, Jan. 5th
Deadline & Submission Day: Friday, Jan. 11th

PRICING
Student Single – $40 (Late – $50)
Student Campaign – $40 (Late – $50)

Become an AAF or Ad 2 member and save: Members receive discounted entry pricing. Visit www.AAF-Orlando.org to sign up.

*Print entries require two printed pieces with submission. Interactive entries require one printed screen shot for use at Gallery Night.

STUDENT ADDYs
This year, all student entries will be judged by local creative directors. That means your work is being seen by some of the top professionals in the Orlando area. You’ll also get a chance to showcase your work at the ADDY Gallery night being hosted at City Arts Factory.

To stay up to date on all the ADDYs information, check out: http://www.theorlandoaddys.com/

ADDY PREPARATION WORKSHOP
A representative from Ad2 will be on east campus in room 1-214 on December 5th, 2012 at 5pm to share tips on preparing to enter your work for the ADDY’s and answer any questions. All students considering entering work into the ADDY’s are encouraged to attend.

SSTESOL Conference branding competition

by Amanda Kern on November 28, 2012

Sunshine State TESOL is a non-­‐profit organization for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. The organization’s mission is to provide educators with access to professional development, resources, and interaction. The organization also provides leadership and advocacy in language policy issues in the state of Florida. Each year, SSTESOL holds a conference. This year the conference will take place May 16th – 18th in Orlando, Florida. We have chosen the title of our conference (Expanding Traditions: Merging Methodology and Technology), and we are now looking to create a brand around that title. We are looking to develop a conference program cover that we can use for our conference program and as advertising on our website and through our social media outlets.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION
The 35th Annual SSTESOL Conference
Expanding Traditions: Merging Methodology and Technology May 16-­‐18, 2013
DoubleTree at the Entrance to Universal Orlando Orlando, FL

TO SUBMIT YOUR CONFERENCE PROGRAM COVER
Email a PDF or JPG of the finished product to James May jmay@valenciacollege.edu by the deadline: December 14th 2012.

Finalists will be chosen by the based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Quality of Workmanship
  • Creative visual representation of the conference title
  • Creative incorporation of SSTESOL Logo

 

Winner to receive:

  • $100.00 check from SSTESOL
  • Recognition in the conference program, on the website, & through SSTESOL’s social media outlets.
  • Consideration for additional paid freelance work related to conference signage & program development.

 

All Finalists will receive

  • Recognition in the conference program, on the website, & through SSTESOL’s social media outlets.
  • Consideration for additional paid freelance work related to conference signage & program development.

 

DOWNLOAD COMPETITION GUIDELINES
SSTESOL’s Conference Branding Competition Guidlines & Examples (PDF)

Scooters 4 Hooters Poster Design Competition

by admin on October 7, 2012

Valencia Gets out the vote poster competition

by Amanda Kern on July 25, 2012

This summer some of our courses included a poster project to help Valencia get out the Vote. For graphic students, the objective is to build awareness of how design can be a powerful tool to promote a cause, while learning the skills of graphic design. Second, for the Valencia community, the objective is to promote individuals to get to the polls and make their voices heard in the upcoming elections.

We’ve narrowed the finalists from the submissions created. Now it’s YOUR turn to help us decide which poster will be printed and used around campus to help Valencia encourage everyone on campus to get to the polls and vote. Here’s how voting will work:

  1. Visit our facebook page and “Like” the post you feel would be most appropriate. Of course you’re allowed to vote for more than one poster. Here’s a link to the posters of the finalists.
  2. The poster with the most likes at midnight on August 1st, 2012 will be chosen to be screen printed and posted on campus this fall.

We encourage you to share the poster competition with others…encourage your friends, family, classmates, teachers, colleagues and fellow designers to vote! While you’re at it…encourage they “like” our Valencia graphics fb page too! We have a lot of awesome creative inspiration and promising things to share in the near future. :o )

We also appreciate and value critique – if you have suggestions or ideas we encourage you to leave constructive critique for our students as a comment with their poster in facebook. Your input is certainly valued and will be taken into consideration prior to the final poster is printed. Good luck to all our finalists!

Valencia Gets Out The Vote 2012

by kpennino on April 25, 2012

For the first time ever, Valencia Graphics Faculty & Friends will be coming together for a Program-wide Call for Entries:

Brief:
The objective of this project is two fold: First, for graphic students, the objective is to build awareness of how design can be a powerful tool to promote a cause, while learning the skills of graphic design. Second, for the Valencia community, the objective is to promote individuals to get to the polls and make their voices heard in the upcoming elections.

We are asking that Graphics instructors include this service-oriented poster design project into their Summer term course(s) to get people out to vote this November. The wining poster design will be posted on all campuses, and handed out as handbills/post cards in a college-wide campaign to encourage participation in the electoral process.

Although we encourage posters, please feel free to design any project you see fitting for your course content (e.g. websites, bus wraps, etc.) around the following specifications and deadlines in mind:

print work:

  • 17” x 24” format (scaled down to print tabloid size when submitted for judging)
  • 2 spot color job suitable for screen printing
  • Artwork should be submitted as vector or a high enough resolution that it could be scaled up
  • Posters should include the following language in some form:

Valencia Gets Out The Vote
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
For more information on the voting process visit: 
http://election.dos.state.fl.us/voter-registration/
http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Voting.shtml

Deadline for submission of posters for judging is June 7th, 1-213 on East Campus, before 9PM.  (Delivery of submissions from West and Osceola, will be arranged. The deadline for working needing to be transferred will be June 5th, 2PM, (Osc: 1-246 or West: 5-130) to allow time for submissions to be moved to East Campus).

Judging of the Work:
Submissions will be judged by adjunct and full-time graphics faculty on June 9th.

The winning design will have their poster printed and distributed throughout Valencia’s various campuses at the start of Fall term 2012. In addition to posters, we will also print post cards or hand bills for distribution on campus “Get Out The Vote” events.

Other Resources:
Florida State Division of Elections: http://election.dos.state.fl.us/voter-registration/

The 2012 Elections Calendar for the General Election:
Deadline to Register:  October 9, 2012
Early Voting:  October 27, 2012 – November 3, 2012; (For early voting times and locations, please visit the Division’s website at http://elections.myflorida.com/. )
Election Day:  November 6, 2012
The polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time.
(See sections 97.055, 100.011, and 101.657, Florida Statutes)

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!!