Design, Graphic by Nature

Photo by Josh Harlan – (left to right) Sam Kapila, Anthony Armandariz, Courtney Ryan Buie   By Josh Harlan High profile designers paid a visit to the Alkek teaching theater as part of Mass Comm Week’s panel discussions.Panel members Anthony Armandariz, product designer, Sam Kapila, designer and instructor at Texas State and Courtney Ryan Buie, a freelance integrationist, offered their […]

Design 1-Up: Video

We were joined this afternoon by Sam Kapila, a TXST Comm Design faculty, Anthony Armendariz, Product Designer at Evernote, and Courtney Ryan Buie, Integration at McGarrah Jessee. They discussed design-related tips including file handling, necessary code patterns that elevate design, basic UI/UX, and how to assess your design skillset and level and accurately translate this onto your resume. Take a look! […]

Creators of Vivogig and Austin Vida/Red River Noise illustrate the influence of online media on the music industry

By Ashley Brune The infinite capacity of music and its influence in the lives of our generation has engrossed the mass media in every way possible. From music downloads, concert notification emails, phone apps, and live streaming websites to the numerous music blogs loaded with interviews, reviews, photos and video it’s everywhere, and there’s no stopping it. Texas State’s Mass […]

Music startups and blogging

By: Ariella Hannon Daniel Senyard, Shannon Delaney, Ian Morales and A. J. Miranda talk about starting up Vivogig, Red River Noise, and Austin Vida. They discuss their struggles with money, fan base and other professional aspects to their industry. For these four professionals, social media played an important part in beginning their careers as bloggers.

Gustavo Arellano gives insight to aspiring journalists

By Ashley Brune Gustavo Arellano, editor at Orange County Weekly, breaks through the typical Mexican-American stereotypes with sarcasm and humor in his award-winning syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican! Arellano shares his story as an underdog prevailing in the journalism industry, and continues to motivate students everywhere by sharing his own experience. Arellano enlightened students at Texas State University during Mass […]

The long haul from trucker to journalist/novelist

By Kevin Stockwell Fred Afflerbach, author of “Roll On,” stopped by Old Main Tuesday evening to share his experience of going from truck driver to journalist/novelist. After one semester at Southwest Texas State University in 1975, Fred felt that he had had enough of college and decided to learn how to drive a big rig. A few years later, Fred left for […]

The 3 faces of PR: agency, education, and non-profit

By Kevin Stockwell Tuesday afternoon three returning Texas State alumnae talked to students about their particular fields in public relations in a panel discussion mediated by Professor Kaufman. Lisa Martin is the public relations manager for Creative Civilization, Aubrey Chancellor is the public relations representative for the Northeast Independent School District and Amy Lane is the public relations director for the non-profit Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy. Each […]

Executive offers students job advice

By Faith Jaschke Texas State University graduate Mary Rose Brown spoke to students Tuesday at Centennial Hall about personal branding and gave students advice for different stages of their career. Brown is currently the executive vice president of administration at NuStar Energy LP, which according to its website is one of the largest asphalt refiners and marketers in the U.S. […]