For the sixth year in a row, GDUSA magazine has named Philadelphia University a top graphic design school. In addition, the publication recognized graphic design communication seniors Kelli Seiple and Lauren King as Students to Watch.
“It’s gratifying to know that the stellar work of our students and faculty are being consistently noticed by our professional community,” said Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel, interim program director of the graphic design communication program.
GDUSA said PhilaU excels “in preparing students to work successfully and effectively in a professional graphic design setting.”
And, having found personal and professional growth through their programs, this year’s Students to Watch are “ready to burst” onto the design scene, the magazine said.
“Design education is more important than ever as the lines between studio and classroom, office and academy, university and society continue to blur,” GDUSA said. “Designers play an increasingly influential role in shaping commerce and culture.”
The influential GDUSA list of top programs is based on a mix of objective and subjective factors, including the publication’s relationships with designers, students, recruiters and educators.