Category Archives: Graphic Design

Advertising Club Explores Chicago’s Ad Industry

Guest post by Sassa Kangas. Students in the Advertising Club had the opportunity to explore the world of advertising in Chicago this winter break. Four of the College of Design’s graphic design students who participated were able to get a first-hand look at the life in an advertisement agency, receiving private tours of Critical Mass, HAVAS, Leo Burnett, and Upshot. […]

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Humor with a Sense of Design

During her sophomore year, Andy Erikson (Graphic Design ‘09) skipped typography class to audition for Last Comic Standing, but didn’t even make it through the door. “I waited all morning, but there were people lined up all the way around the block. I didn’t even make it into the building to audition,” she remembered. The next time her typography class […]

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Design Camp: Learning, Playing, and Making a Mess

Over the summer, children filled McNeal hall with Rube Goldberg machines, paper sculptures, and piles of stones. They explored problem solving, creativity, form-making, design thinking, and innovation at Design Camp, run by PhD students Jody Lawrence (Interior Design) and Sarah Alfalah (Graphic Design). The camp was offered for ages 9 to 15 through the University Youth & Community Programs Discovering […]

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Illustrating the Great Minnesota Get-Together

Adam Turman (Design Communications ’99)’s favorite part about the Minnesota State Fair isn’t the seed art, or the Miracle of Birth, or anything on a stick. It’s the people-watching. “We call the State Fair ‘the Great Minnesota Get-Together,’ and it really is. Whenever I go, I see how it brings together all different types of people.” When he got an […]

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