Category Archives: Awards & Recognition

Mario Zucca’s Adventures in Mapmaking!

Adjunct Professor, Mario Zucca, is a talented, award-winning illustrator. His work has been commissioned for The Boston Globe, The Hollywood Reporter, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek and Maxim, just to name a few. Several years ago, Mario started making very … Continue reading

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Mario Zucca’s Adventures in Mapmaking!

Adjunct Professor, Mario Zucca, is a talented, award-winning illustrator. His work has been commissioned for The Boston Globe, The Hollywood Reporter, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek and Maxim, just to name a few. Several years ago, Mario started making very … Continue reading

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Highest Honors: PhilaU Graphic Design Students to Watch 2017 in Graphic Design USA Magazine

For the sixth year in a row, the PhilaU Graphic Design Communication program is represented in the prestigious “Students to Watch in 2017” issue of Graphic Design USA Magazine. Lauren King and Kelli Seiple were named Students to Watch in the Februa… Continue reading

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Walker’s Poster Wins Anfachen Award 2016

Walker’s WORK FAMILY LIFE poster exhibited on the streets in Hamburg, Germany.
Professor Walker’s studio Gold Collective was invited to submit to the Anfachen Award, an international poster competition under the theme “World of Women”:
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Baseman Wins Recent Awards

Professor and Program Director Frank Baseman was awarded three Awards of Excellence in the Graphic Design USA 2016 American Design Awards design competition. Winning awards were some recent posters, including work from the rebus sign series (Deer Cross… Continue reading

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Philadelphia: City of Designerly Love, How Design Article

In the September issue of the leading industry publication HOW Magazine there is a feature article about the Graphic Design community in Philadelphia. “Philadelphia: City of Designerly Love” highlights several PhilaU faculty and alums. Of the seven… Continue reading

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Unprecedented! Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2016

news_program_adaa2016colinIn an unprecedented display of creativity and talent the Graphic Design Communication program at Philadelphia University is proud to announce that several Graphic Design students have earned the prestigious award of Semifinalist in the 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. In fact, an unprecedented 21 Semifinalist awards were won by PhilaU Graphic Design students! These students—some now graduated, and now alumni—have continued the rich tradition of having their excellent work recognized in juried, peer-reviewed international and national design competitions and publications. For the sixth year in a row—and seventh out of the last eight recent years—student work from the PhilaU Graphic Design Communication program has been included in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, the most prestigious student design competition in the world for students working in Graphic Design, Digital/Interactive Design, Animation, Illustration, Package Design, and Photography.

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Among the students whose work was recognized: Ronnie Alley (3 projects): National Constitution Center Election/Voting Design System; Versa Mag Capstone Project; Toro Y Moi Album Cover; Stephen Continue reading

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Teaching Chess to Young Children: An Industry Sponsored Project

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In Fall 2016, the Package Design course, taught by Associate Professor Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel, had the unique opportunity to partner with Chess At Three, a New York based company that teaches chess to children as young as age three through a dynamic, character-driven curriculum. Chess at Three came to the graphic design program with a set of hilarious and creative stories that attached individual character personas to each chess piece to explain how that piece would move. For example, King Shakees (one of the king pieces) only moves one square at a time in any direction because he is extremely cautious. He lives in a castle made of pillows!

Using the stories as a jumping off point, students worked to create a visual culture around the existing narrative. Students created packaging, book, character and game piece component proposals. A select group of three students moved forward with the work as their capstone project in the spring semester.

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Veronica Llamas (’16, currently employed at Muhlenhaupt + Company, llc), Nicole Meyer (’16, currently employed at <a href="http://www.mccannhumancare.com/" Continue reading

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Goodbye and Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

news_program_2016graduationGoodbye and Congratulations to the PhilaU Graphic Design class of 2016! You all have accomplished so much and we are duly proud of each and every one of you. And we are so excited to see what you make of yourselves out there in the Real World. So: go get ‘em, and please do promise to stay in touch and let us know what becomes of you.

At the Annual 2016 Innovators Fair (aka Senior Design Show), the following students were recipients of the 2016 PhilaU Graphic Design Top 5 Portfolio Awards (huge kudos all around): 1. Ronnie Alley; 2. Jenna Granville; 3. Veronica Llamas; 4. Sara Davidson; 5. Caroline Noebels. Best Capstone Project: Chess at 3; Veronica Llamas, Nicole Meyer, Caroline Noebels. In addition, Kelly Szymanowski won the Excellence in Graphic Design (Top Senior) Award. All of these awards were voted on by the entire Graphic Design faculty. And an Entrepreneurship Award was bestowed upon the Chess at 3 Project:Veronica Llamas, Nicole Meyer, Caroline Noebels.

 

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Highest Honors: PhilaU Graphic Design Top Design School and Students to Watch 2016 in Graphic Design USA Magazine

For the fifth year in a row, the PhilaU Graphic Design Communication program is represented in the prestigious “Students to Watch in 2016” issue of Graphic Design USA Magazine. Nicole Meyer and Caroline Noebels were named Students to Watch in the J… Continue reading

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