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Design Resource Center
1930 Camden Rd.
Charlotte, NC

Hampton Inn
The Hampton Inn off of Dave Lyle Boulevard in Rock Hill has graciously offered a discount rate to friends and family of the Illustration & Graphic Design senior class. To get this special rate visit this link to access our event page and book a reservation for the night of April 16th.

Date & Time

Friday, April 16

12–3 P.M. Professional Portfolio Review

The Professional Portfolio Review is open to professionals interested in hiring Winthrop seniors or just looking through portfolios, seeing what's coming out of Winthrop, and providing some advice for us.

6 P.M. Gala Opening

The Gala Opening is a reception open to the general public (or families, friends, and random strangers off the street). There will be speakers, refreshments, and a college career's worth of work by each student.

6:30 P.M. Ill&GD Documentary

Winthrop University photo senior Ben Jack will be premiering his documentary following the conception and execution of our show poster.

7 P.M. Speakers

Three speakers will give their inspiring advice to the graduating class.

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Speakers Our three guest speakers are Winthrop Alumni.

David Eller

David Eller

Winthrop class of 1996. Former Design Director for Ogilvy & Mather, now a full-time freelancer.

David has lived and worked as a Designer in North Carolina for the better part of the past 14 years. Past work experiences include Muzak, The Republik, and most recently, Ogilvy & Mather (Durham, NC) where he worked as Design Director. He's contributed to projects for clients including ESPN, Kodak, IBM, BlackRock, American Express, Time Warner Cable, and Perrier. Currently, David works as a full-time freelance Designer from his home in Charlotte, NC.

Jason Gammon

Jason Gammon

Winthrop class of 1999. Senior Art Director for Little Red Bird.

Facts about Jason Gammon: He has a twin brother who is also a designer (freaky eh?); he worked in a tampon factory as a 'pad boy'; and he is a toy enthusiast (but not the weird, basement-dwelling kind). Jason is a huge design nerd who is unhealthily familiar with the subtleties of his Pantone book. His acumen for producing award-winning illustration, design and art direction has served him well over the course of his career and, in between rounds of pretending to be his twin brother, he has played a major role in the successful launch of more than 30 new brands.

JT Helms

JT Helms

Winthrop class of 2005. Designer for DesignKitchen.

JT worked at Studiobanks in Charlotte before moving to Chicago in '06. He has since worked for Segura Inc and Designkitchen, where he currently works as a Senior Graphic Designer, doing work which ranges from identities and print, interactive and web media, motion, video, and photo shoot direction. Clients include Motorola, Sears, Craftsman, Burger King, HON, Xbox, AVIA Hotels, Hotel Sierra. He lives in Chicago with his wife Julie, and pug, Willy.