8:30 – 9 a.m.
Registration, Garvey Art Center
9 – 9:10 a.m.
Welcome, Dr. T.J. Arant, University president
9:10 – 10:10 a.m.
Guest Speakers, Cassandra Bryan Design LLC
Cassandra Bryan, Owner and Creative Director
Levi Mabe, Director of Development
Cassandra Bryan has created a new standard in web design in the Wichita market. Due to her creativity, and her team's vivid imagination, her business has brought to life over one hundred on line store fronts for both local and national companies. Her work ethic, and uncanny understanding of her customers’ needs, go beyond that of your usual web designer. Through word- of-mouth her company has grown quickly, and this year she won the Young Professionals of Wichita Innovations in Business award, proving the lengths her team is willing to go to in order to produce outstanding work.
Cassandra and her team offer a true full-service experience specializing in more than just website development. Cassandra Bryan Design offers branding and print as well as online marketing. Starting in 2009 as a one person shop, she now manages a team of four and has moved in to her dream role as creative director so that she can spend time more one-on-one with her customers. Cassandra credits the team that she has built for a large portion of her customer satisfaction. The collaborative effort that she and her team put forth ensures her impeccable customer satisfaction rate. She is the true definition of “love what you do and you will never work a day in your life!”
Levi Mabe is multi-talented graphic designer, web developer and entrepreneur. From a very young age, Levi was driven by a strong sense of curiosity to learn and absorb as much knowledge as possible in a wide array of studies. After developing an early interest in graphic design in middle school, Levi went on to work for a variety of successful companies, designing t-shirts, vehicle graphics, signs, magazines and websites.
After partnering with former classmate Cassandra Bryan, Levi discovered his growing passion for programming and development. He is now leading the way in custom WordPress development, both locally and across the country, at Cassandra Bryan Design. Levi sees each new project as both a challenge and an opportunity to learn new skills and perfect old ones. He believes that with a little patience and an open mind, anything is possible.
10:10 – 11:45 a.m.
Demonstrations for preparing portfolio
Break-up into groups
Group 1: studio art, graphic design, computer graphics, art education
Group 2: television/digital multimedia
11:45 a.m. – Noon
Noon – 1 p.m.
Lunch and panel discussion
(current Friends University students will be speaking)
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Student portfolio critique
(sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1 required)
To register for this event and to sign up for a portfolio critique, go to our online registration at friends.edu/show-me-the-money-registration.
For any questions about the event, contact Robyn Mabe.
Robyn Mabe, Art Administrative Assistant
316-295-5656 • 1-800-794-6945, ext. 5656