We took a long break from class for the whole month of March, but the entrepreneur designers have been far from idle. Here’s a quick round-up of what happened:
- Mikey & Sam C. raised a whopping $105,186 on Kickstarter for their Upstanding Desk project! If you missed out, you can sign up for their mailing list to be notified.
- Jeff and Trent launched Mount Thunder, a high-end producer of posters inspired by video games. Their first design is based off of the Legend of Zelda, and you can peek into the development process.
- Sunnie’s launched her Geo/Day Etsy shop and is selling prints of her designs.
- Amy learned a lot about digital embroidery and continues to work on building out QNSMADE.
- Michie gave a talk to high school students about design careers and college in general.
- Sam W. wrote a great piece on Medium about learning to code as a designer.
- Leroy blew the fandom assignment out of the park with over 1000 notes on his Walking Dead fanart.
Starting tomorrow, we’ll resume our regular programming!
Forward progress from our students.
A couple of months ago Gary asked if I would be an advisor for SVA students in his Entrepreneur Designers class. It was a great time and I got to talk to people behind three really great projects. One of the projects I did an advisor session for was Game of Phones, a card game by Sam and Luke.
Game of Phones is described as “a new kind of card game where your smartphone skills win you points and stuff.” The idea for the game came from Lue and Sam thinking about how to make the “anti-social” device more social. What they came up with is a card game you play with people using your phone. It works incredibly well.
When I met with Luke and Sam, I was really impressed with how much they had already accomplished. They had the first version of their product (which I am proud to say I own and have played since them), had done several play testing sessions, and were working out distribution strategy and logistics.
A few days ago Sam posted a sneak peak on his tumblr samwander a sneak peek of the prototype cards. You can take a look at a video of the unboxing below.
Today, Sam and I made plans to grab coffee on Friday. I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting a prototype deck of Game of Phones and I couldn’t be more excited.
Sam and Luke are planning on launching a Kickstarter for Game of Phones soon and I can’t wait to support them. If you’re interested in Game of Phones and want to support Sam and Luke on their endeavor you can sign up for email updates here.