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That’s a Wrap: Students Showcase Their Work in Final Reviews

Students review the work of Graphic Design seniors.

The 2016-2017 school year is drawing to a close and with it comes final reviews, presentations, and events! Join students, faculty, and staff at the College of Design for final presentations and receptions showcasing design projects and research from across the design disciplines. Events will take place on the University of Minnesota East Bank and St. Paul campuses. Follow us […]

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[Photos + Video] Design Intersections 2013

At a time when design plays a growing role in business success, there remains a communications gap between design production and design leadership. How do you bridge it? Greg Van Bellinger (B.S. Apparel '88), Hardlines Design Director at Target, spoke at Design Intersections on Thursday, May 2 about what it takes to bring strategic, thoughtful design to the marketplace. Images from the May 2013 eventDesign Intersections is a series of presentations by designers and representatives from other disciplines regarding the consequences and potential for design-induced change. Susan Sokolowski (Ph.D. DHA '99) will speak at Design Intersections in October 2013. Visit the Design Intersections website for more information.More stories from the College of Design:Barry Kudrowitz on Food, Space, and 3D…

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Redesigning the Minneapolis Institute of Arts African Art Galleries

Cass Gilbert Professor-in-Practice Vincent James and Adjunct Professor Jennifer Yoos (B.Arch '91) will discuss plans for their redesign and renovation of the African Art Gallery at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) on Saturday, January 26 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. They will be joined by MIA Curator of African Art, Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, in a conversation moderated by Alex Bortolot, MIA content strategist and an African art specialist. James and Yoos, along with Nathan Knutson (M.Arch '95), are principals at VJAA, which received the 2012 Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects. Attendees will receive sneak peeks of gallery renderings and gain insights into the design process. Visit the MIA website for more information.More stories from the College…

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What You Can Learn From a Mausoleum, Temporal Graffiti, and Nicaragua

The 2012 Adjunct Slam gave an audience of students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to hear 10 members of the College of Design adjunct faculty present, in five minutes or less, a look at their professional work outside the University. Audience members voted for the People's Choice award, with $500, $300, and $200 in professional development funds going to the top three winners. 1st Place: Adjunct Assistant Professor Eric Amel discussed his contributions to HGA's Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum. The project was documented in a video produced by Adjunct Professor Christian Korab, Marc Ofsthun (BDA '11), and BDA student Peter VonDeLinde. "We are exploring form and language in filmmaking as a tool for imaging the temporal, experiential and sensual aspects…

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Jonee Brigham Presents at MAEE Conference

Jonee Kulman Brigham (CSBR) will present "Art, Story, and Infrastructure: A Model for Experiential Interconnection in Environmental Education" at the Minnesota Association of Environmental Education Conference on June 21, 2012, in Itasca, MN. The presentation will describe the Downstream/Upstream project (currently on exhibit at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library) and the System Journey Curriculum Model Framework that is based on Downstream/Upstream. The place-based approach reveals a student's specific water infrastructure and is interdisciplinary, incorporating participatory public art and transformative journey design to enliven and personalize environmental curriculum.Learn more about the Center for Sustainable Building Research…

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Retail Merchandising Students Develop 3D Virtual Stores

Working with Target Corporation’s Merchandise Presentation Department, eighty-one students competed in a visual merchandising innovation challenge this spring.  Students were given challenges in three different departments: Boys, Men’s, and Ready to Wear and worked in teams to develop strategies addressing those challenges and implementing their solutions in a 3D virtual store.  First prize was awarded to Sarah Lundberg and Natasha Bursch; second prize to Sasenka Curic and Joe LeGarde II; and third prize to Katy Anderson and Liz Schenkat. The following teams received honorable mentions: Jennifer Silbernagel and Michelle Kisrow; Rebecca Doepke and Erika O’Brien; Kaitlyn Grabinski, Michelle Conklin, and Jessica Chiu; and Landon Hersch and Elizabeth Wilson.(Back row, left to right) Sara Lundberg, Natasha Bursch, Celeste Bosn, David Sommer, Amy…

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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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Fifth Graders Take College Course in Design

This December, Terry Wiley's fifth grade class at Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul, MN took their first college course in design. As part of a new initiative at the college to keep creativity vibrant in children, the Student Services team, led by Lori Swenson and Nikki Mumma, at the College of Design "adopted" the entire class. Last Wednesday's gathering was the first of many planned for the future to help the students learn first-hand about the College of Design and how thinking like designers can help them with problem-solving. The first exercise of the morning was orchestrated by Tex Ostvig, coordinator of Kids on Campus. Ostvig jumped in with the kids and talked about the importance of…

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Beth Loraine Bowman (Housing Studies '08) to Showcase Work at Fox Tax Gallery in NE Minneapolis

A showcase of work by alumna Beth Loraine Bowman (Housing Studies '08) will appear at the Gallery at Fox Tax in NE Minneapolis this December. The group show "ENTANGLEMENT | A Group Exhibition of Collage" will feature local artists who utilize the technique of collage using mediums such as found objects, magazine clippings, trash, and photography. Bowman, who currently serves on the College of Design Student and Alumni Board, has shown her work throughout the United States and Europe, including three solo shows. Her mixed media images, informed by French Post-war Modernist painting (Tachisme/L'Art Informel), have explored the subjects of memory, place, color experience, shelter/architecture, maternity, and forgiveness. ENTAGLEMENT opens on December 17th from 6-9 pm. Artists will be…

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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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