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

Future FDA Meetings!

2012 calendar item
Many of you have been clamouring for our schedule of meetings… Well, that time is here!


Tuesday, Oct 23 (12-1pm)-Choice of design activity.
Discussion about potential artwork being displayed at Mosaic for First Friday


Tuesday, Oct 30 (12-1pm)- Halloween Contest Meeting!


We are currently planning future events for November and will let you know as soon as they are approved by Marsha Mills.


Please feel free to ask for further information from our leadership team:

Karen Diaz – President
James Kelton – Vice President

Also, we are on Facebook! Wake Tech’s Future Designers Association can be found at: