Show Me The Money

Dear instructors and students,

You are invited to attend Friends University’s “Show Me the Money” portfolio day from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. This event is free and lunch will be provided.

View the schedule of events

Students will learn how to prepare their portfolio when applying to college for scholarships in the following areas: studio art, graphic design, computer graphics, art education and media. They will also have an opportunity to have their portfolio critiqued by the professors at Friends University. The critique sessions will be 10 minutes and a limited number of students will be able to participate. Critiques will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Friends University admissions staff will be available for campus tours and to answer questions.

Registration is required to attend this free event and for the portfolio critiques. The deadline for registration is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.

Express Decision
When you participate in Show Me the Money, you can bring a copy of your high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores to the event and receive an on-the-spot admission decision. If you are a qualified “Express Decision” student, you will receive a letter of admission and institutional merit letter before the end of the event. We encourage applying online prior to the event and we will waive your $35 application fee for attending. You can also apply while you are here that day and get your application fee waived.

Registration is required to attend this free event and for the portfolio critiques. Visit the Show Me The Money registration form to register for this event. Registration ends 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Event Schedule

8:30 – 9 a.m.
Registration, Garvey Art Center

9 – 9:10 a.m.
Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, University President

9:10 – 10:10 a.m.
Guest Speaker:
Garrett Fresh
Brothers & Company, Senior Art Director

Garrett Fresh is the Senior Art Director at Brothers & Company, a Tulsa based advertising agency. When he’s not pushing pixels or solving design problems, he’s spending time with his family, or filling his brain with humorous quips and artsy flicks to solve even more of the world’s design problems.

Garrett’s professional development has more or less been a straight shot, with the occasional blind leap of faith forward to propel his career. He graduated high school having never clicked a mouse (Macs had yet to make their way to the public schools’ art departments). He started that summer of ’93 with his first leap of faith: landing a job on a whim at Boggs sign company (a position for which he had no experience.) He attended the WSU school of Art and design that fall, and during his junior and senior years, applied and won an internship at a local design agency, The Greteman Group. That would count as his second leap of faith.

After earning a BFA in 1998, he was hired on at GG as a junior designer. That led to designer, which led to junior art director, which led to art director. On up the ranks to Senior Art Director and Associate Vice President. (Somewhere along that route he became the one hiring the interns.) In 2013, a third leap of faith was notched by going to work for Brothers & Company, designing for national accounts such as Under Armour, Bushnell, Toyota, Mossy Oak and Remington.

Garrett has had work featured in various Rockport books and design publications such as How and Graphis.

His work has also garnered several silver and gold Addy awards.

He commutes from west Wichita to a downtown satellite office, tooling around in a vintage 86 CRX SI. He has a beautiful wife and three adorable children, of which he will argue are his best designs to date.

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
Wrap-up session

Noon – 1 p.m.
Lunch and panel discussion
(current Friends University students will be speaking)

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Student portfolio critique
(You must sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015)

Visit the registration form to register for this event and to sign up for a portfolio critique.

For more information contact:
Valerie Shannon, Fine Arts Event Coordinator
316-295-5537 • 800-794-6945, ext. 5537