Hi. I'm Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink.com and I'm here with Meghan Foley who is an undergrad student at Clemson in Graphic Communications. Welcome.
Meghan Foley: Thank you.
Cary Sherburne: So, tell me a little bit about what are some of the things that you're learning at Clemson in the program and what drew you to the industry.
Meghan Foley: Well, I actually started as a Biology major. So I switched.
Cary Sherburne: Oh, my goodness.
Meghan Foley: Yeah. I switched into Graphic Communications. What initially attracted me to it is that it doesn't just focus on the graphic design aspect, but it takes a step further and we gets hands-on training on printing presses. So we take it from the design to pre-press. We actually get to print it and finish and bind it. So we learn everything and I think it prepares us better than any other graphic design program for the industry.
Cary Sherburne: And then when you -- how much time do you have left in prison, so to speak?
Meghan Foley: I'll graduate next May, 2010.
Cary Sherburne: So, what do you plan to do? I mean, obviously you're going to try to find a job, but do you want to do to a printer, do you want to be with an agency, a design firm? What are you looking for?
Meghan Foley: I enjoy writing and marketing. So either something in public relations or I have actually considered law school and I could tie that into my undergrad degree with intellectual property rights. I could go into the copywriting of design and stuff like that.
Cary Sherburne: Plus also in litigation they're using a lot of large format displays and animated reenactments of things. So there's a lot of linkage actually to that.
Meghan Foley: Yeah.
Cary Sherburne: So, I'm a writer, too. So I encourage you to build up your writing skills. I mean, it's great.
Meghan Foley: I've got a writing internship at Heidelberg this summer.
Cary Sherburne: Oh, congratulations.
Meghan Foley: I'm really looking forward to that.
Cary Sherburne: Yeah.
Meghan Foley: With PR and writing.
Cary Sherburne: So May of 2010 and if anyone is looking to hire you after that they can contact WhatTheyThink and we'll put them in touch with you.
Meghan Foley: Awesome.
Cary Sherburne: Okay. Thank you Meghan.
Meghan Foley: Thank you for having me.
IDEAlliance Welcomes Epicomm: the Chairman's Report
Published: June 30, 2016
On July 1, Tim Johnson will officially step into his role as chairman of the board of IDEAlliance, a trade association that has incorporated Epicomm and welcomed the members of the three former trade groups of which Epicomm was composed. With the work of blending staffs, cultures, and management procedures satisfactorily under way, says Johnson, members can look forward to obtaining all of the advisory services they need from a single source.
"Bucket List" Trip Turns into Cornucopia of Info
Published: June 29, 2016
What could make a busy printer travel all the way from Buffalo, New York, to Düsseldorf, Germany? drupa 2016, of course, and Steve Zenger, president of the Zenger Group, says that the big show—his first drupa—gave him all the trend and technical information he was looking for. Zenger came to the fair as a member of a productively organized "drupa experience" tour organized by Printing Industries Alliance, a trade association representing his state and part of Pennsylvania.
What’s the Story? Ask a Package
Published: June 28, 2016
Packages used to have just two principal functions: to protect their contents and convey them safely to the point of sale. Now they also have to be “brand narrators” that hold consumers in sustained post-sale engagements with the brands. Digimarc Corp.’s Larry Logan explains how technology can ensure that packaging remains “the most salient touch point between the consumer and the product.”
Xerox Technology President Jeff Jacobson Touts Xerox Diversification
Published: June 28, 2016
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Jeff Jacobson, President of the Xerox Technology business (and tapped to become CEO when Xerox separates into two companies). Jacobson contrasts the Xerox drupa 2016 presence with that at drupa 2012, reflecting a significant amount of diversification the company has achieved in the past four years.
4over CEO Zarik Mergerdichian Provides Business Update
Published: June 27, 2016
4over CEO Zarik Mergerdichian talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the company's expansion to better serve its customers. He outlines the benefits of outsourcing some work to improve service levels, build new offerings and benefit from 500 line screen printing. The company now has 17 locations across the US and Canada.
Frank Visits Scodix at drupa 2016
Published: June 24, 2016
Once again, Frank waxes poetic about a machine. We think he likes machines more than people. This time it is the B1 Scodix press for embellishment of all kinds.