GDA Members Blow Off Steam

GDA members blow off steam
GDA members blow off steam

GDA members blow off steam


GDA members blow off steam as an exercise in creating a larger connection between drawings.

The Graphic Designers Association under the watchful eyes of Tyler Dockery and Marsha Mills created an artistic experiment using the “Exquisite Corpse” Model. Students drew individually and then moved around our whiteboard, picking up where others left off. A thoroughly Good time was had by all.

As our semester draws to a close, many students find that the pressures of the school year are mounting and that even while large projects are graded and completed, still more looms on the horizon.

“If I don’t push down some of this worry and let loose a little creative pressure, I’m going to explode.” GDA President Bri French stated. The artwork was used to begin conversations in the following class, but all good things must come to an end.

“Someone was obviously working very hard,” George Tsai, Instructor of Advertising and Graphic Design said. “I didn’t want to take it down”.

As finals approach, many students will be finding creative outlets for their frustration. As always, the GDA is always on the lookout for those individuals with the fortitude to start something new and exciting.

Software Shortcuts with Stan Mallard, GDA President

Notes from today’s meeting

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Meet Your Elected Officials

Vice President: Cassie Kiser
Executive Assistant: Tyler Dockery
Treasurer: Cindy Hughey
Secretary: Bri French

As a part of today’s meeting, we brainstormed ideas for future meetings, workshops, fundraisers, and events. If you have ideas we haven’t mentioned here, please feel free to contact any GDA member directly.

Meeting Ideas:
– Illustrator Skills
– Tablet Skills
– Presentation Skills
– Portfolios
Workshop Ideas:
– Presentation Skills
– Freelance
– Framing/Matting
– Drawing Skills
– Creating Your Own Font
Fundraiser Ideas:
– Bring in vendors
– Chalk Art Contest
Event Ideas:
– Chalk Art Contest
– Portfolio Review/Showoff

Other materials discussed in the meeting included:

Program to build your own fonts:
– Fontographer: This is an old program for building fonts. Find information at:
and you can download a demo at:

Options for tablets:
– Wacom
– Intuos

GDA Meeting Calendar

Here is the calendar for our September meetings. We’re looking forward to seeing you at our meetings! The Graphic Designer’s Association is Wake Technical Community College’s premiere group for graphic design students. From here, you’ll lead the way.

Feel free to contact Marsha Mills, MAEd if you have questions or suggestions. You can also contact Tyler Dockery, MAEd if you want materials from any meetings, or would like to see updates online.


Tuesday, Sept 1

General Discussion

Tuesday, Sept 3

Meet the President

Tuesday, Sept 8

President Workshop

Tuesday, Sept 17


Tuesday, Sept 22

Photoshop Basics

Tuesday, Sept 29

Photoshop Basics

September GDA Calendar!

GDA september calendar

Tuesday, Sept 8, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Indesign Basics with Julie Evans, ETB 228

Thursday, Sept 10, 12:00am – 1pm
Social Media Matters with Tyler Dockery, ETB 131

Monday, Sept 14, 1:00pm – 2pm
HTML & CSS Basics with Nicolas D’Agata, ETB 329

Tuesday, Sept 15, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Drawing Techniques with George Tsai, ETB 131

Tuesday, Sept 29, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Photoshop Basics with Carla Osborne, ETB 228