The Business of Art & Design Program
at the
SVHEC Innovation Center
brilliant	

demanding	

tasteful	

obsessive	

creative	

disciplined	

loyal	

arrogant	

genius	

unyielding	

compassio...
“...to develop creative and sustainable human capital to
advance our region economically, socially, and culturally. ”
So what are we doing and why?	

(a brief summary for those who may not know)
Graphic Design	

Multimedia	

Photography	

Audio &Video	

Web Development	

Animation	

Interactive Design	

!
Photograph...
PRINT
VIDEO
WEB
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced	

!
Specialized Study
Illustration, Photography, Interface Design,
An...
Manufacturing Processes	

Woodworking	

CAD, CAM & CNCTechnology	

Drafting	

Physics & Engineering	

Design & Quality Con...
!
!
Small Projects
!
Fast Successes	

!
Rapid Iteration	

!
Creative
Exploration
as to why?	

because we’re skating.
‘I skate to where the puck is going to be,
not where it’s been.’ ~Wayne Gretzky
Routine labor and tasks will be
increasingly automated and/
or outsourced
!
Multiple jobs will be the
norm, not the except...
June 2008
Stanford d.School
“YOU REALLY CAN
DESIGN A SPACE
FOR INNOVATION.”
Text
“...informal	

collaborative	

and relaxed	

spaces...”
Stanford d.School
VPI CAUS
AWFS 2011
Fresh Wood Competition	

1st Place
AWFS 2009
Fresh Wood Competition	

1st Place
Martinsville SpeedwayTrophy
NewYork City 2011
NewYork City 2010
Ireland, Letterfrack +VirginiaTech
Daniel Pink at Longwood
Daniel Pink at Longwood
Sir Ken Robinson at IALR
so we’ve done well. where are we now?
Collaborative * Digital * Creative	

Innovative * Real World * Project-Based
Clint Johnson
Product Design &
Development,	

Advanced Seminar,	

Coordinated Internship
TJ Wells	

Art Foundations,
Computer Graphics,
Web Design
Industry Certifications
Section Leader
Heather
Chipps 	

Digital Art &
Design
Section Leader
Jeffrey Owen 	

Product Design
& Development
VPI Graduate School	

+ Stanford, Brown, Brandeis, & Longwood
VPI Graduate School	

+ Stanford, Brown, Brandeis, & Longwood
Print & Production Services	

Lab Assistants
• equipment
loans	

• inventory
control	

• facilities
coordination 	

• community
project
assistance	

• training	

• dat...
Beginning Spring 2012
08classes in original
Since
fall
ba&d programming
20
+300enrollments
representing+280
+1400 credit hours
“The big takeaway from the visit was that
every detail of the Innovation Center inspired creativity...with
cool stuff like...
well, where are these things going?
All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions
under which they will begin	

to flourish.”
“
All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions
under which they will begin	

to flourish.”
“
~ Sir Ken Robinson, P...
Thank You
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”
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Gala Presentation for Halifax Education Foundation, Nov 2011 —“Cultivating Creative Talent in Southside Virginia”

  1. 1. The Business of Art & Design Program at the SVHEC Innovation Center
  2. 2. brilliant demanding tasteful obsessive creative disciplined loyal arrogant genius unyielding compassionate jerk innovative
  3. 3. “...to develop creative and sustainable human capital to advance our region economically, socially, and culturally. ”
  4. 4. So what are we doing and why? (a brief summary for those who may not know)
  5. 5. Graphic Design Multimedia Photography Audio &Video Web Development Animation Interactive Design ! Photographer $36,300 Graphic Designer $47,800 Film & Video Editor $63,600 * 2009 BLS
  6. 6. PRINT VIDEO WEB Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced ! Specialized Study Illustration, Photography, Interface Design, Animation, Print Graphics,Videography ! Presentation, Multimedia, Photography throughout class after class CrossTraining
  7. 7. Manufacturing Processes Woodworking CAD, CAM & CNCTechnology Drafting Physics & Engineering Design & Quality Control Prototyping ! Computer-Controlled Machine Operator $35,500 Production Manager $55,000 Industrial Designer * 2009 BLS
  8. 8. ! ! Small Projects ! Fast Successes ! Rapid Iteration ! Creative Exploration
  9. 9. as to why? because we’re skating.
  10. 10. ‘I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it’s been.’ ~Wayne Gretzky
  11. 11. Routine labor and tasks will be increasingly automated and/ or outsourced ! Multiple jobs will be the norm, not the exception ! Creative capital and the ability to innovate will be increasingly important to competitive advantage ! ‘The MFA is the new MBA’
  12. 12. June 2008
  13. 13. Stanford d.School
  14. 14. “YOU REALLY CAN DESIGN A SPACE FOR INNOVATION.”
  15. 15. Text “...informal collaborative and relaxed spaces...”
  16. 16. Stanford d.School
  17. 17. VPI CAUS
  18. 18. AWFS 2011 Fresh Wood Competition 1st Place
  19. 19. AWFS 2009 Fresh Wood Competition 1st Place
  20. 20. Martinsville SpeedwayTrophy
  21. 21. NewYork City 2011
  22. 22. NewYork City 2010
  23. 23. Ireland, Letterfrack +VirginiaTech
  24. 24. Daniel Pink at Longwood
  25. 25. Daniel Pink at Longwood
  26. 26. Sir Ken Robinson at IALR
  27. 27. so we’ve done well. where are we now?
  28. 28. Collaborative * Digital * Creative Innovative * Real World * Project-Based
  29. 29. Clint Johnson Product Design & Development, Advanced Seminar, Coordinated Internship
  30. 30. TJ Wells Art Foundations, Computer Graphics, Web Design
  31. 31. Industry Certifications
  32. 32. Section Leader Heather Chipps Digital Art & Design
  33. 33. Section Leader Jeffrey Owen Product Design & Development
  34. 34. VPI Graduate School + Stanford, Brown, Brandeis, & Longwood
  35. 35. VPI Graduate School + Stanford, Brown, Brandeis, & Longwood
  36. 36. Print & Production Services Lab Assistants
  37. 37. • equipment loans • inventory control • facilities coordination • community project assistance • training • data tracking
  38. 38. Beginning Spring 2012
  39. 39. 08classes in original Since fall ba&d programming 20 +300enrollments representing+280 +1400 credit hours
  40. 40. “The big takeaway from the visit was that every detail of the Innovation Center inspired creativity...with cool stuff like they have in South Boston...we could create a top notch facility here...”
  41. 41. well, where are these things going?
  42. 42. All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish.” “
  43. 43. All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish.” “ ~ Sir Ken Robinson, PhD
  44. 44. Thank You

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