Field Trips

Summer Field Trips: r2integrated

Last Friday, commonvision ventured into the city for a tour and Q&A with r2integrated (r2i). r2i is an ad agency located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, right across from the National Aquarium. They have other offices in NYC, Silicon Valley, and Seattle as well. We took our students there to learn more about agency life and meet other designers in the field. 

 Tim Frost, Creative Director at r2i, led us on a tour of their space. 

Tim Frost, Creative Director at r2i, led us on a tour of their space. 

We’re a unique mix of creative minds and marketing technologists with the collective power to design smart campaigns that deliver results.
— http://www.r2integrated.com/why-r2i

Tim Frost, a Creative Director at r2i, led us on a tour of r2i's offices, located on the top floor of their East Pratt Street building. r2i boasts a large open floor plan, allowing for collaboration and creativity within their work space. 

After our tour, a group of designers from r2i came in to answer our students' questions about working in an ad agency, the r2i working environment, and more. Our designers had a strong interest in learning more about the process of getting their first design job out of college, and what set apart agency life from other types of graphic design environments. 

Once the Q&A was complete, we went out on r2i's balcony to see what was easily one of the most impressive views available of the Inner Harbor.

A huge thanks to r2i for the awesome tour!


And of course, we went to Shake Shack. 

We went to Artscape (again)!

Every summer, we take our students on creative outings around Baltimore. A couple weeks ago, we went over to Artscape 2016! If you haven't been to Artscape before, it is America's largest free arts festival. There are plenty of things to see, smell, eat, and touch.  This year's theme was SPACE!

A starting point for interpretation, space is tangible, literal and metaphorical, and spans across all disciplines. The vast STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)-related organizations and businesses within the region are plentiful, and with pop culture’s fascination with all things intergalactic, this theme provides attendees an exciting level of both entertainment and education.
— http://www.artscape.org/about/Why-Space?

 Artscape crew + Mr. Trash Wheel 

Artscape crew + Mr. Trash Wheel 

 Mel + Felice check out some Artscape vendors. 

Mel + Felice check out some Artscape vendors. 

 The crew made sure to keep up with catching Pokemon throughout the day. 

The crew made sure to keep up with catching Pokemon throughout the day. 


The National Aquarium had a nautical paint by number as well as giant jellies made of recycled materials. 


 Wouldn't be a trip to Artscape without a visit to the food trucks / stands. 

Wouldn't be a trip to Artscape without a visit to the food trucks / stands. 

 A visit into the planets

A visit into the planets

 Table tennis in the street!

Table tennis in the street!


Emma played "Office Mom" and made people take a group photo every 10 feet. 


Also, we pet dogs.


Until next year, Artscape!