Tag Archives: graphic design

2017 Imagine Fund Award Recipients Announced

Columns in front of Northrop

Across the College of Design, our faculty’s research is tackling global problems and advancing their fields. This spring, 19 faculty members received grants from the University’s Imagine Fund, which supports innovative research in the arts, humanities, and design fields. Take a look at the research that our faculty members are conducting with their grants: Abimbola Asojo (Interior Design): Creativity, Culture, and Identity in […]

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Wee Go Library Wins Big | Q&A with Steven McCarthy

Wee Go Library by Steven McCarthy

Every year the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library select an artist to receive the Minnesota Book Artist Award in recognition for an outstanding piece of work in the book arts field. This year’s award was given to Professor Steven McCarthy (Graphic Design) for his Wee Go Library. The Wee Go Library is a mobile collection of 22 altered books found in Little Free […]

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Redefining Design, a Post-it Note at a Time

Student questions posed on Post-Its.

Visitors to the second floor of McNeal Hall may notice a unique display taking shape; a plethora of multicolored Post-its adorn the cork-board wall outside the design, housing, and apparel offices. On each one is a question posed by a student ranging from the light-hearted (Is there a song that everyone loves?) to the serious (Why do some people enjoy […]

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Design Students Help Get Out the Vote!

Every four years, students in the graphic design course Color and Form in Surface Design are challenged by their professors to create their own screen printed Get Out the Vote poster for the U.S. General Election. Each poster is the product of a three-layered handmade screen print. With a focus on encouraging their fellow students to vote, rather than trying […]

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Shayla Dallmann and Drew Schmidt Awarded Portfolio 1-on-1 Scholarships

Graphic design seniors Shayla Dallmann and Drew Schmidt were awarded American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Minnesota scholarships at Portfolio 1-on-1. The annual event, held on April 12th and 13th, is an opportunity for design students and recent graduates to present their portfolios to experienced creative professionals for intensive reviews, constructive conversations, and valuable connections. "I was excited for the chance to see more design studios and receive professional feedback on my portfolio," said Dallmann. "Overall it was a great experience, I received awesome feedback and met some very talented individuals." Schmidt mentioned that he was a bit tired the day of the conference because of the sleepless nights working on his portfolio leading up to the day, but added,…

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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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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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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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Work from MFA Graphic Design Student Jessica Barness Set for Exhibition in San Francisco

Beginning January 5, the 2012 College Book Art Association (CBAA) conference in San Francisco, CA, will feature work by MFA graphic design student Jessica Barness. Barness designed an artist book in Design Studio (DES 8114) last year, and her work has been accepted to the CBAA's BiblioTech blind juried exhibition. The project by Barness, whose emphasis is in Interactive Design, celebrates the American tradition of fortune cookies. A fortune collection was curated and explored through physical condition, language translation, syntax, and word content. Designed as an unbound series of booklets, each page unfolds to display graphic content on one side and computer generated ASCII art on the reverse. BiblioTech is a juried exhibition featuring the broad range of technology…

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