Regional business owners-and everyone in the
community-were invited to experience the dynamic connections among art,
technology, industry and education on October 17, 2012, at the Finlandia
University Jutila Center, Hancock.
"Conversations About Design," the second annual SEEDesign
seminar, was an interactive, multi-media art installation that demonstrated
with fun and spontaneity some of the many ways creative services can increase a
business's bottom line.
In a display of lighting design and engineering, the Jutila
Center building was lluminated during the event. (See photo at right)
And through photography, videography, and recorded
interviews with creative professionals the installation celebrated the
collaboration that occurs among business and creative professionals.
The highlighted creative services included graphic design,
photography, videography, voice-overs, editing, sign making, light engineering,
architecture, and marketing.
The creative firms and professionals featured in the
installation included The Upper Peninsula Marketing Department, Inc.; IG
Graphics; Monte Consulting, Inc.; Opusweb.com; Brassard Media; Brockit.com; OHM,
Inc.; On Air Voices; Gary Brown; and Lester Brent.
Finlandia University associate professor of graphic design
Robert Grame coordinated the overall presentation of the art installation. Todd
Brassard of Brassard Media, Hancock, was the technical coordinator. Finlandia
University Art & Design students Audrey Small, Caitlin Spera, and others conducted
the initial interviews.
SEEDesign was sponsored by Michigan Council for Arts and
Cultural Affairs, Thrivent Financial, the Jutila Center for Global Design and
Business, and the Finlandia University International School of Art and Design.
For information, contact Bonnie Holland, Jutila Center
director, at 906-487-7344.