New developments being rolled out in the coming months… Sneak peek!
We hope you are having a great summer thus far. The summer months are flying by with only a few weeks till the fall semester begins anew on campus.
Here are a few updates on what we’ve been up to this summer.
We’ve been busy behind the scenes getting our communications technology set up to streamline our outreach efforts. Along with the new technology will come a new look and feel to create an engaging experience across all our communication platforms.
What is there to look forward to?
#1) Brand Opening: Carol Nix, our brand director and associate professor of the practice, has been hard at work getting several projects wrapped up based on her student’s work from CODE | Studio (fall 2011/spring 2012). The new brand will be unveiled and launched at the Back-to-School BBQ sponsored by the Design Guild in August. (BBQ date 8/24/2012.)
#2) New College of Design website: We’re in the implementation stages of a new website for the College that incorporates the new brand along with a lot of new features. As we look to the future of computing and the web, it will follow the principles of responsive design and be mobile/tablet friendly. We’re working towards a soft launch this November and we’ll continue to work till the site is fully launched.
#3) Introducing the new Designlife family: We’re re-working Designlife (our online resource for news, features, and information about what’s going on at the College of Design) with a new e-newsletter, website and print magazine. Yes, we’ve renamed Design Influence (item #6 below) to Designlife. We’re starting fresh, so this is your chance and ours to be a part of something special. Subscribe to our Designlife e-newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/nTjmL or send us your contact information to receive a copy of the magazine coming this fall/winter.
#4) Social Media galore: We’ve launched an Instagram feed, Pinterest page and much more. You can find us online through Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Flickr or follow our Designlife RSS feed. Want to find us? Search for keyword(s) #NCStateDesign, #ncsucod or #ncsudesign. Get connected.
#5) Many new stories and features will be posted soon to Designlife. There has been a lot going on this summer with our students, faculty and alumni. First place winners, competition finalists, new projects covered by local media and much more… way more than one person can cover so I am teaming up with guest bloggers/contributors. Stay tuned for the August issue of the e-newsletter — it is in the works.
#6) Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Design Influence magazine will be coming to your mailbox soon if you are signed up to receive it. If you are not, let us know and we can send you a copy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information. Note, this will be the last issue of Design Influence but stay tuned for Designlife magazine coming this fall/winter!
There are a few other things we’ve been up to as well but this update is long enough. Stay cool everyone and enjoy the rest of the summer. We cannot wait for you to see what we have in store.
Director of Communication
NC State University College of Design