February 7, 2011
RMCAD's team Victus
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design's Victus is inspired by future thinking and human centered design principles. We are excited to be offered the opportunity to contribute our ideas to bring the $300 house to the communities of under developed nations.
Here's a quick glance at our team:
Jesse Knapper will be graduating this spring with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications Design from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. (RMCAD) He is intent on creating work that inspires and connects with a target audience. A diligent work ethic and laid back demeanor has made him successful as a student at RMCAD and a powerful asset to have on a group project. Growing up with an identical twin brother has instilled an understanding of the potential in collaborating and teamwork. He is currently working part time in sales for Comcast Cable. In his free time, he likes to travel, fill sketchbooks, play disc golf, and go skateboarding.
Daniel Aabak is currently studying communication design at RMCAD and graduating in April 2011. He strongly believes submergence and complete understanding of your work leads to relevant, innovative and timeless results. He hopes to visually communicate the ideas of his clients while also working on human centered design. His other creative passions include photography, illustration, film and painting. When not working on projects and side work Daniel enjoys snowboarding, fishing, observing wildlife, basically any outdoor activity that takes you outside of your perspective and the company of his family and
Julie Luu will be graduating in the fall of 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications Design from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. She is a creative thinker and problem solver that wants to apply sustainable design for the future. As a student, she strives to participate in school functions and give back to the community by doing volunteer work. During the summer of 2010, she participated in the Chalk Festival in denver. In her spare time she does design work for herself and photographing things that inspire her. She enjoys relaxing with friends, collecting vintage cameras and drinking tea.
David Laskowski II will be graduating this
spring with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications Design from Rocky
Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD). He aspires to create
meaningful, sustainable design in his professional career. His
philosophy is simple: good design is functional and inspires dialog. As a
student at RMCAD he participated in numerous shows, and serves as a
communications design senator in student government. In addition to
design he finds has an interest in zoology. In his spare
time he volunteers with FightWithTools.org and enjoys the music and art
scene in Denver. He loves to participate in outdoor activities like
biking, rock climbing and hiking with his dogs Samantha and Ricky.
Ad Vogele studied Art + Anthropology at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Communication Design at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. He is the Founder and President of Ad Vogele Design Inc where he works with ambitious decision makers to generate new market value through multiple avenues of brand design and strategy. Ad enjoys creating work that promotes an intimacy through personal interaction and positive influence. It is the ability to make a significant first impression based on truth that can influence and foster a lasting relationship. Ad also has the pleasure of being in the classroom as an educator; guiding students to become new leaders in the pursuit of design excellence.