Category Archives: Graphic Design

A Collage Machine + A Treasured Object: Two MFA Graphic Designers Share Their Work

Jessica Barness, an MFA Graphic Design candidate, is holding an open house to exhibit her thesis project, A (Dis)Connected Twenty-Six, on Thursday, April 26 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in McNeal 233. Visitors are invited to create and print their own collage designs, which will appear alongside Barness' work on Friday, April 27. "In A (Dis)Connected Twenty-Six, the alphabet, Morse code, and collage are used to explore the role of translation in design," explains Barness. "The open house will feature an interactive 'collage machine' as well as code-glitched videos and images." Barness holds a BA and MA from the University of Northern Iowa, and has exhibited most recently in San Francisco, Phoenix, and São Paulo. MFA Graphic Design candidate…

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Patrick Redmond (MA DHA '90) Receives Silver Key Teaching Award

Patrick Redmond (MA DHA ’90) received a Silver Key Teaching Award for excellence in visual arts education at the 2012 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards (MSAA) ceremony February 26, 2012, hosted by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. MSAA is the state affiliate of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a premier national competition of New York City-based Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.Redmond is a creative director, designer, consultant, artist and author. He owns and operates Minnesota-based Patrick Redmond Design, an independent brand identity and design firm. He was included in the April 2012 “People” section of Graphic Design USA.More about Patrick Redmond on his website Learn more about our Graphic Design program here…

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Graphic Design Professor Steven McCarthy: Int'l Presentaions, Exhibits, and Forthcoming Titles in 2012

Graphic design professor Steven McCarthy has been selected to present his paper "Designer as Author Activist: A Model for Engagement" at the Design Research Society's biennial conference in Bangkok, Thailand this July. The Design Research Society is the longest established multi-disciplinary worldwide learned society for the design research community. Professor McCarthy has taught at the College of Design since 1998, and attended an international design-related conference every year since 2001. He recently signed a contract with BIS Publishing to write a forth-coming book about design authorship. Steven's graphic design work has been published in Graphis Poster, the American Institute of Graphic Arts annual, HOW, Page and in Provocative Graphics: The Power of the Unexpected in Graphic Design, among others….

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Graphic Design Professor Featured in Highpoint Exhibition

An intaglio (etching, drypoint, engraving, and aquatint) by Professor of Graphic Design James Boyd Brent was selected for the national juried show Stand Out Prints. The exhibition is taking place at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis February 24 through April 14. Highpoint received nearly 800 entries from 42 states. Brent's piece, titled "Boats, Laocoön, and Animals," was one of 57 works selected by jurors Susan Inglett and Mark Pascale. An opening reception will take place at Highpoint on Friday, February 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You can find more information about the exhibit on Highpoint's website. For more information about the graphic design program visit their website….

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What do the Netherlands, Istanbul, and Japan have in common?

Students, do you want to travel this summer? You can earn credit for school living in Europe's largest port city, sketching buildings in the former capital of the Roman Empire, or participating in a traveling design studio across Japan. There are no language prerequisites for our design-based programs in the Netherlands, Istanbul, and Japan. Detailed program information (including cost) is available on the University's Learning Abroad Center website. Sustainable Urban Design in Rotterdam, Netherlands May 13 to June 2 Where: Based in Rotterdam, Netherlands with visits to Utrecht, Amsterdam Docklands, and Biesbosch National Park What: A course focused on climate change and sustainable urban design Who: Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Urban and Regional Planning students Info: Detailed…

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Keep Your Eye on the Time … and 'Eight Hour Day' in 2012

Graphic Design USA magazine put Katie Kirk (BS Design Communication '01) and Nathan Strandberg (BS Design Communication '99) on its People to Watch list in 2012. The Minneapolis-based couple runs Eight Hour Day, a design boutique with a wide range of clients including Target, The New York Times, Wired, Moët Hennessy, and the Walker Art Center.The vision of Eight Hour Day is to create work that is honest; solutions that are exploratory, educational and inspirational; and creative that is conceptually interesting and visually stunning. Their typical day working together – when they aren't traveling the country – starts with coffee, blogs, and emails. The heavy design lifting happens after lunch and a short walk. During their time at the…

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Laura M. Anderson (Graphic Design '10) Now at Periscope

Laura M. Anderson (Graphic Design '10) has accepted a package design position with Periscope advertising agency based in Minneapolis following work as a graphic designer for WhiteBoard Product Solutions. Laura currently serves on the College of Design's Student and Alumni Board (DSAB). On why she got involved with DSAB, Laura writes: "I joined the DSAB for an opportunity to give students useful insight into the professional design world. There are more resources now than ever available to young designers in the Twin Cities, and I would love to help students become better connected to people or information that will enable them to succeed." For more on the DSAB and how you can get involved, visit them online here. More…

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Jenny Parker Helps Design The 1968 Exhibit at the Minnesota History Center

During her first semester at the College of Design, Jenny Parker (graphic design, museum studies) took a special topics course called Exhibit Design with Lonnie Broden. The class worked with the Minnesota History Center on The 1968 Exhibit (open now through February 20th), which looks at how the experiences of 1968 fueled a persistent, if often contradictory, sense of identity for the people who experienced it. When the semester ended, Parker approached the History Center about a summer internship. They brought her onto their team and she began working on a set of banners for the Homeplace Minnesota lobby. She worked as one of two graphic designers for the 1968 exhibit until it opened last October and continues to…

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Graphic Design Student Mari Mihai Designs UMN Holiday E-Card

[The following is an excerpt from a UMNews feature by Deane Morrison. To read the entire article, please click here.] In this, their first winter as the U of M presidential couple, Karen and Eric Kaler sent a colorful, animated seasonal ecard to the extended University community. If you've seen it, you may have assumed the design was professionally done. In fact, it was the work of two U of M students: Mari Mihai, a third-year graphic design undergrad, and Adam Zahller Brown, a first-year grad student in music composition. The 30-second ecard gave the two a real chance to shine. Complete with falling snow, a snow globe, a crackling fire, and a crescendo of holiday-evoking music, it went…

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