News: 2018

“Not Just Eye Candy: Design Work by Frank Baseman” University of Delaware Exhibition

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Professor of Graphic Design Communication Frank Baseman is preparing for another solo exhibition of the work of Baseman Design Associates and Base Press, to be held at the Recitation Hall Gallery at the University of Delaware.

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Class of 2018 Student Awards

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We bid farewell and adieu to the Jefferson Graphic Design Class of 2018 and congratulate them on their awards and successes. We have a lovely traditional of Top 5 Portfolios here and the results are in: No. 1 Portfolio, Charlotte Rymar; No. 2, Zack Faust; No. 3, Joelle Rush; No. 4, Devon Strine; and No. 5, Katie Witmer. And winning Top Capstone, was Devon Strine. Charlotte Rymar was also awarded the SDE Award for Excellence in Graphic Design (aka Top Senior Award). We wish you all hearty congrats and much future success, and goodbye to the entire class. Please stay in touch and let us know how you make it out there in the Real World.

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Graduation 2018

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Congrats Jefferson Graphic Design Class of 2018! A talented and energetic bunch, we are so excited to see where life leads you guys next. Please stay in touch, and go forward and prosper! Best wishes!

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End of Semester Spring 2018 Reviews and Senior Exit Interviews

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For a while there with all of the snow and crazy weather it felt like Spring would never come. But it was quite an exciting end to the very busy Spring 2018 semester. There was a lot of very strong work on display from all of the cohorts at the End of Semester Reviews.

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Design Thinking Workshop Led by IBM Strategist

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Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) hosted a design thinking workshop on April 5 for East Falls and Center City faculty. At the event, facilitated by Amber Atkins, lead design strategist at IBM Design for Services, attendees participated in a series of activities and learned methodologies to improve their professional and educational practice. Faculty members came from various programs across both campuses, including Occupational Therapy, Graphic Design Communication, Population Health, Landscape Architecture and Engineering. “This workshop was a great opportunity for faculty to learn about different approaches for problem framing, research and ideation across disciplines,” said Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel, Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, who organized the event.

 

Baseman on Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship Panel at Penn State Startup Week

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Program Director and Professor of Graphic Design Communication Frank Baseman was invited to participate on a panel discussion on Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship during Penn State Startup Week at (his alma mater) Penn State University, University Park campus. The panel was moderated by Kelleann Foster, Director of the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Penn State. Frank was joined on the panel by Maggie Hanson, Visiting Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, Penn State University; and Dan Rowland, Creative Director of Rowland Creative, State College, PA.

Alum Ronnie Alley at Adobe San Fran

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Adobe was looking for ways to increase their online presence and drive user engagement for their online portfolio website, Behance. The solution they came up with was a weekly design stream that would be shot live, where anyone watching from around the world could tune in and interact with the featured designers. Each week would focus on a different field in design; be it graphic design, illustration, typography, UI/UX, etc. The designer’s that Adobe chose to feature on these live streams would come from a wide array of backgrounds and levels of experience. Alum Ronnie Alley (2016) was recently fortunate enough to be approached by Adobe to be one of their featured designers during a week focusing on graphic design.

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New Impressions 2018

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Professor and Program Director Frank Baseman was honored to be included in the upcoming exhibition, New Impressions 2018, with a recent letterpress print. 

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Graphic Design Discovery Day 2018 and Real World Jefferson Graphic Design Alumni Event

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The Graphic Design Communication program proudly welcomed back a stellar lineup of alums at the annual Real World 2018 Jefferson Graphic Design Alumni event. The seats were packed in the DEC Center Forum with prospective students and parents attending the Graphic Design Discovery Day, as well as current students (regardless that their attendance was required!) to hear the “pearls of wisdom” offered by those that have made their way in the real world (yes, there is life after college!).

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Highest Honors: Jefferson Graphic Design Top Design School and Students to Watch 2018 in Graphic Design USA Magazine

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For the seventh year in a row, the Jefferson Graphic Design Communication program is represented in the prestigious “Students to Watch 2018” issue of Graphic Design USA Magazine. Peter Aston and Zachary Faust were named Students to Watch in the January/February 2018 issue. Peter and Zack were among only approx. seventy students chosen nationwide—and the Jefferson Graphic Design Communication program was among only forty or so Colleges or Universities nationwide—represented with this prestigious distinction to be included in the list of Top Design Schools 2018 by Graphic Design USA Magazine.

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