Connecticut Art Directors Club

2017 CADC Student Conference

The Connecticut Directors Art Club is proud to present the 2017 Connecticut Art Director's Club Student Conference and Monica Wolff & Randall Smith Scholarship Competition for students in visual communications, graphic design, new media, illustration and photography programs. It is a fantastic opportunity to hear first hand the real-life perspectives on creative careers from leading design professionals. The Conference is free to attend and open to all students.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:30am – 3:00pm
Event is free and includes lunch.


Western Connecticut State University
Westside Campus Center
43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury CT 06810
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  • 9:00am – 9:26am: Registration and free breakfast.
    Meet and greet members of CADC
  • 9:30am: Conference begins, Presidents welcome,
    deadline to submit portfolios for scholarships*
  • 9:35am: Keynote address
  • 10:30am – 11:25pm: S/M/LR/XL Panel
  • 11:30am – 12:25pm: Recent Grad Panel
  • 12:30pm – 1:20pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:25 – 1:30: Scholarships Announced
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Career Panel
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Portfolio Review

*Portfolios from accredited programs in the state of Connecticut are eligible for the 2016 Monica Wolff & Randall Smith Scholarship Competition. Eligible students must be in their first, second or third year of study. Fourth year or senior students are not eligible. Fourth year students have the opportunity to review their portfolio with a CADC member after lunch. Sign up is available during registration. Portfolios should consist of 8 – 10 pieces. Laptops, flash drives or other electronic devices are not accepted; only portfolios please. Visit the General Info page for more information.

Keynote Speaker

Karl Heine: view bio ...


S/M/LR/XL: view bios ...
Moderator: Karl Heine
Small: kHyal, Fizz Agency
Medium: Erich Davis, The Visual Brand
Large: Coming Soon...
XL: Keith Stoeckeler, MKTG

CAREER PANEL: view bios ...
Moderator: Jason Cheshire
Jamie Esposito, Go
Michael Barnes, Madison Mott
Christa Tubach, University of Connecticut
Ty Morin, 179 Pictures

RECENT GRAD PANEL: view bios ...
Moderator: Jack Tom
Leonardo Magrani, Freelance Graphic Design & Web Designer,
Paige Grant, Freelance Illustrator,
Jackie Chakar, Staff Designer,
Nabila Hasan, Designer

The conference is free to attend and open to all students. It includes breakfast, lunch, and lots of free books and magazines donated by Connecticut’s creative community to benefit students. Help sustain our planet by bringing a reusable mug for beverages and your own bag for free materials and books!

For more information or if you have questions, please contact:

Donate to our Scholarship Fund

Help us ensure that we can stay true to our mission by supporting the Monica Wolff & Randall Smith Scholarship fund. We are incredibly proud of the success we've had in creating and offering three $500 scholarships to students enrolled in an accredited design, illustration, or photography program in the state of Connecticut.

We are asking for your support to help fund these three very important scholarships by making a tax-deductible contribution. Every little bit counts and your support will ensure the future success of the CADC Student Conference & the Monica Wolff & Randall Smith Scholarship Competition.

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