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Draft (Graphic Design Club)

Year Founded

2008

Student Contact Info

Taylor Kraft, tkraft@carthage.edu and Kaileen Glynn, kglynn@carthage.edu

Draft is the graphic design club on campus, run by designers for designers. Founded in 2008, the organization is for communication and design students who want to expand their knowledge, develop their portfolios, network, and share ideas. This friendly environment encourages personal growth and development in students looking to gain further experience outside of the classroom.

Meeting Times

Tuesday 9:15 p.m.

What are some of your org's major events and activities?

Trips to Chicago design firms and printing press companies, tutorial workshops, client projects, and gallery showings.

Why should people join this organization?

Draft helps you build your portfolio, gain professional skills, learn how to interact with clients, get to be featured in gallery shows, go on field trips, and get feedback from your fellow designers.

Advisor

Prof. Laura Huaracha, lhuaracha@carthage.edu

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