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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, Mo√ęt 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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Graphic Design Student Amber Billings Wins Orbit Gum Contest

This past spring, college students from various creative disciplines across the nation's most competitive design, art and communications programs were called upon to create an original pack design for Orbit gum's latest gum flavor, Melon Remix, as part of the Orbit Spotlight Series Design Contest. After receiving hundreds of entries, second-year graphic design student Amber Billings was announced this week as one of eight winners for the national design competition. "As soon as I found out my design was chosen as one of the eight winning packs, I ran around my house to find my dad," said Billings. "I'm going to use the prize money to help support myself throughout my time at college." Billings pack design was inspired…

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Adjunct Faculty Highlight Creative Work

Earlier this month, 14 adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota's College of Design took five minutes to present their current creative work and answer the question: "What is it you do when you're not teaching?" Adjunct faculty are vital to the mission of the College; they provide curricular flexibility and bring their diverse experiences into the academic realm. During their presentations, they highlighted their work outside of the University and not part of the classes they teach. The event helps develop a broader understanding of the talents and practice-based efforts of the College of Design adjunct faculty. First place in the Adjunct Faculty Slam went to Architecture Adjunct Assistant Professor Gayla Lindt for her presentation of current projects,…

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Graphic Design Student Project in Mailboxes Now

As Give to the Max kicks-off this morning, alumni may have noticed a project by a graphic design student appear in their mailbox in recent days. This year, Adjunct Professor Ange Wang's section of GDes 2351: GD1-Text & Image, partnered with the U's Foundation to create designs for their annual fall alumni fundraising appeal. Eighteen students worked individually to create designs for the envelope and letterhead, and then presented their projects to representatives from the Foundation. All of the designs were also reviewed by classmates, alumni, and staff, and third-year graphic design student Bailey Sears had her design chosen to be sent to the 260,000 alumni throughout the country, and around the world, from each University of Minnesota campus….

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