International Academy of Design & Technology Detroit to Showcase Game, Graphic and Digital Design at Interfaces Conference

April 30, 2010

Troy, Mich. (April 30, 2010) – The International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT Detroit), will host its annual Interfaces 2010 conference at the Troy Community Center on Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference will consist of presentations and roundtables showcasing the various aspects of game, graphic and digital design; portfolio reviews and exhibitor space.

Now in its fourth year, Interfaces 2010's speakers include, but are not limited to:

  • Trevor Anuliewicz, experience and creative director, Vectorform
  • Chris Arnold, lead world artist, Carbine Studios
  • Peter D'Agosinto, associate creative director, DP & Company
  • Rob Eckert, motion designer, Ringside Creative
  • Gregory Foertsch, lead artist, Firaxis Games
  • Julie Lang, design director, Campbell Ewald
  • Brian Menze, senior artist, Obsidian Entertainment

This year's topics include testing, concept art, tips and tricks of the industry, level creation, lighting how-to's, communicating with clients, typography in advertising, social media, creating ideas, game accessibility, iPhone development and more.

"We're thrilled to host another Interfaces conference," said Kim Callery, director of Interfaces and adjunct faculty at IADT Detroit. "As this industry continues to grow in Michigan and especially in Metro Detroit, it's important to provide an event where students, faculty and professionals can get together to challenge, excite and motivate each other about this great industry."

Interfaces is surrounded and built upon student and professional needs in the industry. The Michigan State Tax incentives create a need for industry professionals and educators to update their skills and for students to prepare properly for a creative and digital career path.

"The Interfaces conference is a great way for both students and industry to learn, make new contacts and have a great time," said Justin Negrete, level designer for Raven Software and 2008 Interfaces speaker.

Tickets for Interfaces 2010 are $30 for general admission and can be purchased at www.iadtdetroit.com/interfaces. Discounts are available for students and faculty.

About the International Academy of Design & Technology Detroit
The International Academy of Design & Technology was originally founded in Chicago in 1977. The Troy campus was established in 2003 to help Michigan students develop their skills and abilities needed for success in the fields of design and technology. The career-oriented degree programs provide hands-on training and real-world insights, taught by industry professionals who work in the fields in which they teach. IADT Detroit is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate and bachelor's degrees. The school currently offers degree programs in Fashion Design, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Construction Management & Design, Game Production and Digital Media Production. IADT Detroit does not guarantee employment or salary and is part of the Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO). For more information about IADT Detroit, please visit www.iadtdetroit.com or call 888-838-2111.