TNCC Features Emmy Award-winning Artist at Motion Graphics Design Symposium in May


Published: April 20, 2010

The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Computer Arts Department will welcome Emmy Award-winning graphic design artist Mike Goedecke for the Motion Graphics Design Symposium on May 5 and 6. The event will include a public lecture, one-on-one portfolio critiques for TNCC students and more.

Goedecke’s portfolio includes promotions for the launch of Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show” and “Embryo,” an award-winning short film. His high-profile client list includes ABC, Activision, Chevron and The Discovery Channel. “The event is important because it gives not only our students, but the public, a chance to interact with a nationally recognized and awarded filmmaker and motion graphics designer,” said Cece Wheeler, Professor of Art and Computer Arts Department Head.

The symposium kicks off Wednesday, May 5 with “Dream Create Share: Thoughts on Passion, Creativity and Design” and is funded by a $2,500 Faculty/Staff Mini Grant from the TNCC Educational Foundation. The graphic design symposium will start at 6:00 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton Campus and is free and open to the public.

Founder and creative director of Belief Design based in Santa Monica, Calif., Goedecke will share his experiences with creative inspiration and encourage the audience to feel passionate about their work. He will also present some of his award-winning graphics work, including network logos, commercials and opening credits from television shows.

On May 6, TNCC students will have the opportunity to get one-on-one feedback from Goedecke during portfolio reviews. Goedecke will also present a student lecture that will include tips about successfully launching a design career.

A graduate of University of Southern California’s Cinema and Television Program, Goedecke’s accolades include an Emmy award, Broadcast Design Association awards, and several Telly Awards that recognize the best commercials and programs on local, regional and cable television as well as video and film productions created for the web. Goedecke’s current projects include three feature films, a series of iPhone and iPad applications, a weightless cinema immersive experience, an IMAX gym and more.

Thomas Nelson Community College offers courses in Computerized Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Multimedia Graphic Design, Video Techniques, Animation, and 3D Model Rendering. For more information about the Motion Graphics Design Symposium, please call Cece Wheeler, Associate Professor of Art and Computer Arts Department Head, at 825-3608.

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