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Platinum Creative Wraps Up HOF8 

With Hall of Fame 8 successfully documented into the historical archives, what’s next for the behind-the-scenes team of talented and creative minds who are largely accountable for its success?

Spanning more than 20 years, Platinum Creative, Full Sail University’s creative design and branding team, traditionally is responsible for producing the school’s national commercials, YouTube videos, websites, designs and social applications, just to name a few.

Annually, the uniquely creative and brilliant design entity quietly and professionally puts its touch on the blueprint for all things hall of fame at Full Sail.

This year was no different.  No magic tricks or illusions, just infinite, creative chaos, if you will.  

Coupled with fun, hard work, and unyielding passion to deliver ubiquitous, rewarding success, it was merely business as usual in 2017 for Platinum Creative and staff during the beloved and popular event.

So, what does Platinum Creative do yearly when Hall of Fames are in the books?

Perhaps, all team members take a nice, well-deserved break - or vacation, not exactly.

According to Sari Kitelyn, Director of Project Development at Platinum Creative, the team debriefs and prepares for the subsequent Hall of Fame.

“We create a list of things we want to improve for next year’s Hall of Fame and talk about them after the event.”

Kitelyn said they create a box, which helps to compartmentalize things they want to adjust and correct moving forward.

There is always room for improvement, no matter the scenario or circumstance, and Platinum Creative uses surveys post Hall of Fame to get feedback from students, staff, inductees and guest, about event likes and dislikes.

One of the most important and pressing request students made during a recent Hall of Fame survey was to stream the event live online. Now Full Sail has live streaming for Hall of Fame and its numerous events to support online students who can’t attend.

While many Full Sail students, staff and faculty - and soon-to-be inductees, are going about their daily lives, the Platinum Creative team is busy inside its creative galaxy, tucked away, assembling the blueprint and the next red carpet A-list for HOF 9 in 2018.

I hope you are ready for Full Sail University’s HOF 9, because Platinum Creative is now on deck!

Written by Terrance Jefferson

Platinum Creative - Creating a Logo for Hall of Fame 8 

Creating a brand for an event means creating its identity. Platinum Creative was tasked with the challenge to create a logo for Hall of Fame 8 and they knew it had to be special. While we all appreciated the logo for its amazing design, I want to share with you the meaning behind this piece.

The first thing to be determined, was the general theme of the logo – it would all be about connection. The circles in the 8 represent that connection from student to alumni and alumni to school. It represents how this event bridges gaps and brings people together.

The lines in the background continue to play with the theme of connections and the holographic texture inside the 8 is a reflection piece.

In the words of Traci Burchard this texture represents, “The alumni reflecting back to Full Sail as a school.”

I was allowed a rare glance into what Platinum Creative does. With this glance, I understood the pride this team takes in their work. Last month, I was also able to experience my first Hall of Fame and with it, I witnessed how Platinum’s work transcends their office space. Hall of Fame brings together people from around the world to learn from each other and celebrate each other’s accomplishments. Some of us, admire from afar, others interact face to face but most of us dream about becoming the next inductee.

This logo has marked me as a designer and a student. The amount of thought and detail put into it blows my mind. However, what I remember the most was the pride in the team’s voice while they spoke about their job. This logo does represent how the alumni give back to the school but I believe it goes beyond that. In my eyes, this logo will always represent the pride Full Sail has for their students. In turn, this pride becomes assurance for us – the future Hall of Fame Inductees – that we too, can one day reflect our light back to our school.  

Written by Stephany Cerella-Nazari

So, You’ve Graduated, Now What?

Pictured from Left to Right: Kathy Craven, Jack Geckler, Tim Naylor, Phil Pallen and Leslie Braithwaite

Pictured from Left to Right: Kathy Craven, Jack Geckler, Tim Naylor, Phil Pallen and Leslie Braithwaite

Life after Full Sail sounds like something that is so far away for some. However, 20 months comes and goes and students will soon find themselves walking out with a diploma being told to “go get em.” But where do you start? Who do you talk to? How do you nail those interviews to avoid living the rest of your life off of ramen and Little Caesars pizza? There’s a panel for that.

Life After Full Sail, moderated by Kathy Craven featured Tim Naylor, Leslie Brathwaite, Jack Geckler and Phil Pallen, and talked about where to start after you graduate.

Leslie talked about how he personally didn’t bring things to the table he “brought the table.” Explaining further, that he never went into interviews asking for a job, but rather offering his services as an audio engineer.

Jack, an animator, discussed the importance of asking for help rather than being proud, because at the end of the day, you’re wasting time and if you’re wasting time then you’re wasting money.

To find more tips and tricks on how to get a job once you’re out in the industry and how to make sure you can keep it, check out Full Sail’s YouTube, for those on the edge of graduating.

What are your plans once you graduate from Full Sail?

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Written by Dylan Hamilton