Mission

To teach practical, professional skills to build creativity, technology and business knowledge, savvy and confidence.

Phone number

(479) 442-1443

Please leave a message. We are usually with a client or a student. Thank you.

Location

Creative Cocktails September in Siloam Springs

New Design School hosts a monthly networking event for creatives and people seeking creatives. It is held the second Fridays from 5-7pm at various location around Northwest Arkansas. This month we’ll be at 28 Springs from 5-8pm, going an extra hour to give people plenty of time to arrive. Hope to see you there!

Here is the event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/523161714482614/

Here it is on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-cocktails-in-september-tickets-10758225141


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Meet Your Instructor for Fall 2014

Meet Your InstructorMeet your mentor and professional connection to learning at New Design School. Ask questions about class and the program, meet current and new students and chat with alumni. All are welcome to attend. Academic seminars still have some open spaces so it is not too late to inquire about enrollment. Join us from 6-7pm on Thursday, August 14, from 6-7pm at New Design School.


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Fall 2014 Academic Term & Schedule, Updated 8/17

The fall 2014 term begins Monday, August 18, and lasts until Thursday, November 13.

Professional Practice Summer 2013

First Year

  • Adobe Illustrator / Laura Bennett / Mondays / 6-8pm
  • Creative Identity 101 / Eric Huber / Tuesdays / 6-8pm
  • Professional Practice for Freelance 101 / Sonia Davis Gutierrez / Wednesdays / 6-8pm
  • Collaboration Studio / Dan Snow /Thursdays / 6-8pm

Second Year

  • Package Design 101 / Mike Davis Gutierrez / Tuesdays / 6-8pm* *THIS CLASS BEGINS THE SECOND WEEK, ON AUGUST 22, 2014*
  • Typography 101 / TBD / Wednesdays / 6-8pm
  • Design Studio 102 / TBD / Thursdays / 6-8pm
Review and read the seminar descriptions.

Download and review the New Student Packet. Fill out and submit the enrollment agreement, “application,” for the fall 2014 term:
New Student Packet Page

The first 30 minutes of each class will begin with an orientation.

If you require advising contact Sonia.

Materials: Computer and Software

If you need a computer and/or software we recommend you visit the UA Computer Store, (479) 575-5414. The “base model MacBook Pro”  will be great for class. You are welcome to use a Windows based laptop. We just like for students to become familiar with the industry standard computer operating environment as soon as possible. You will need to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) directly from the Adobe website which requires a subscription service for software. This student version is $19.99 and requires a minimum 1 year subscription. Be sure to read the fine print for details as this may change.

Here is a map and hours of the UA Computer Store:

http://computers.uofastore.com/store-info

To purchase software at the Computer Store or with Adobe you will need an New Design School email which will be issued to you upon admission and enrollment. You will not need the email to purchase the computer.

Last Updated  August 17, 2014

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Joe Alexander: 40 Years of Sign Painting Launches July 3, 2014

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Photo by Kat Wilson

New Design School is launching NDS Press with its inaugural publication Joe Alexander: 40 Years of Sign Painting!

The mission of New Design School Press is to publish books that chronicle and celebrate Arkansas designers who have mastered their craft and are passionate about the communities in which they live.

Download the press release with all the details about our first book to be available as an e-book, print-on-demand or a beautiful, limited edition, hand-bound book:

Joe Alexander: 40 Years of Sign Painting Inaugural book for NDS Press Launches July 3, 2014 (Microsoft Word 381kb)

Photos and credits for media:
IM Spa Hours by Kat Wilson
Joe Alexander Sign for Book Cover photo by Amy Ha
Tattoo Business Signs photo by Kat Wilson
All signs hand-lettered by Joe Alexander

The book launch takes place on First Thursday in Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 3, 2014, 5-8pm at the Fayetteville Underground. If you own any of Joe’s signs and can part with it/them for one month please let us know as we plan to to exhibit any signs we can find in the main gallery at the Fayetteville Underground.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Summer 2014 Academic Seminar Schedule

Summer 2014 academic Schedule The summer, academic certificate-granting seminars in graphic design begin Monday, April 28, 2014. All seminars begin at 6pm and last till 8pm. The 12-week summer term schedule concludes Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Mondays
Drawing 1 / Mike Davis Gutiérrez No class

Tuesdays
Collaboration Studio / TBD
Thesis Studio 2 & Portfolio Development 2 / Sonia Davis Gutiérrez

Wednesdays
Professional Practice for Employees / TBD

Thursdays
Adobe InDesign / Hannah Breshears

Some instructors are to be determined , TBD.

For questions about the term, seminars and enrollment contact us at admissions@newdesignschool.org.


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Teen Portfolio Review

Teen Portfolio ReviewNew Design School and the Fayetteville Public Library are co-hosting a Teen Portfolio Review in the Teen Library on the second floor on Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 6pm to 8pm.

Are you a teen or a teacher/parent/friend of a teen considering attending art or design school? Want some feedback on how to put together an awesome portfolio?

Bring sketches, paintings, sculpture, photography, design—any of your best work! If you have a lot of great artwork then try to limit yourself to about 20 of your best pieces.

Art and design professionals, current New Design School second year students ,and instructors will be on hand to give you lots of advice on getting your portfolio ready to dazzle your reviewers.

Don’t be shy! Bring your questions and let us help you take your portfolio to the next level.


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