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Katie Parker-Obrecht

Atlanta, GA, United States

Asst. Chair of Graphic Design and Photographic Imaging

Member since April 18, 2008

  • Updates and Goings-On

    Communication, Communication Design

    o • interactive media is pleased to announce the following recently finished client projects:

    Downey and Cleveland, LLP | Revamp of a previous website. January 20, 2009

    Tod Ban | Revamp of a previous website. February 25, 2009

    Janie Wright | Design of a new gallery site. March 1, 2009

    Carol Scott, MD | StressRelief Coach Revamp of a previous logo system and design of a media kit and brochure system. March 15, 2009

    Additionally, o • interactive media is now pleased to offer the following services:

    • Online invoicing via Paypal.
    • Rate Your Designer Survey for Clients : We Ensure Excellence
    • Quarterly eNewsletter Blasts (email Katie to sign up!)

    Many thanks to all of our wonderful clients! It is a pleasure working with you!

  • o • interactive is now on Facebook!

    Communication, Communication Design

    For those of you who frequent Facebook, feel free to become a friend of o • interactive media!

    Besides our quarterly newsletter, this listing is the most up-to-date account of our goings-on around town. Feel free to drop on by for a visit here:

    We look forward to seeing you!

  • Gd391_177_

    Dear Fellow Design21 Network Individuals and Organizations:

    Having taught college-level graphic design students for several years now it has become apparent that our world is being turned over to a group of individuals who are largely naive to prominent issues facing our professions that impact society as a whole. In order to combat this problem and raise awareness to the need for a shift in their apathetic mindset, I have developed a course within our curriculum that exposes our design students to many varied ideas, theories, hypotheses, and idioms. By doing this it is my hope that the design students will become aware of their societal footprint and will begin to sculpt their impact toward the benefit of the consumers that they reach.

    As a component of the class, my students are required to establish a Design21 account and become familiar with some of the organizations affiliated with the network. Since they will be working on real-world collateral projects within the class and exploring topics that are interesting to them personally they may be contacting some of you for research purposes. I appreciate any help you can give them in advance.

    If you would like to learn more about the class or would like to explore our online environment please visit GD391 SOCIAL AWARENESS FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN.

    Again, thank you for your help and support in advance.

  • MANIFESTO 1964 Original version - written by Ken Garland, London, 1964. Published in Adbusters magazine (Autumn 1998, pg. 22).

    We, the undersigned, are graphic designers, photographers and students who have been brought up in a world in which the techniques and apparatus of advertising have persistently been presented to us as the most lucrative, effective and desirable means of using our talents. We have been bombarded with publications devoted to this belief, applauding the work of those who have flogged their skill and imagination to sell such things as: Cat food, stomach powders, detergent, hair restorer, striped toothpaste, aftershave lotion, beforeshave lotion, slimming diets, fattening diets, deodorants, fizzy water, cigarettes, roll-ons, pull-ons, and slip-ons. By far the greatest time and effort of those working in the advertising industry are wasted on these trivial purposes, which contribute little or nothing to our national prosperity.

    In common with an increasing number of the general public, we have reached a saturation point at which the high pitched stream of consumer selling is no more than sheer noise. We think that there are other things more worth using our skill and experience on. There are signs for streets and buildings, books and periodicals, catalogues, instructional manuals, industrial photography, educational aids, films, television features, scientific and industrial publications and all the other media through which we promote our trade, our edu...

  • U.S. Orphan Works Act

    Arts & Culture

    I wanted to give you an update the Orphan Works situation. As you probably know, last Friday both the Senate and House introduced variations of the same bill: The Shawn Bentley Orphan Acts of 2008 (S. 2913) and The Orphan Works Act of 2008 (H.R. 5889). If these bills pass, they will have devastating consequences for visual artists.

    I'm asking you to please help spread the word, create awareness and ask your students and colleages to join in this critical effort. There is a sample letter at the bottom of this message in case someone wants to help but is strapped for time. They can just customize it as necessary. The important thing is to get our collective voices heard and protect the intellectual property of all artists.

    The following is a message from Joanne Fink, a highly respected lettering artist who has been working in the field of art and design for 25 years. She writes;

    Having been involved in strategy sessions for the last few days with Brad Holland (Illustrator's Partnership) and others, let me outline what you can do that would be helpful.

    1. Write a letter to your congressional House leader and Senators stating your opposition to the bills. Send the letter both by e-mail and fax.

    2. Help raise awareness about the potential consequences of this legislation, and ask everyone you know to write and send letters.

    A number of groups which oppose this legislation are collaborating on creating a website which will enable you to e-mail your congressional leaders with ...

Design is simple. That's why it's so complicated. - Paul Rand

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design