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DiSanto Part of Design for Good Panel

Adjunct Professor, Rose DiSanto, has been invited to participate in Hi-Res Live’s December 8 podcast “Design for Good.” Host Ryan Starr will be facilitating a live recording of the podcast, talking about design for the greater good with designers… Continue reading

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Churchman Curates Arbitrary Pleasures

Adjunct Professor Laurie Churchman curates and designs Arbitrary Pleasures, an exhibition of artists books by Dan Rose (with collaboration by PhilaU GDC student, Amy Bachhuber, 2018). Dan Rose conjures the controlled wildness of Raymond Roussel, Marce… Continue reading

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Churchman Judges HOW Self-Promo

news_faculty_churchmanhowjudgeAdjunct Professor Laurie Churchman judged How Magazine’s most recent Promotion & Marketing Design competition. HOW’s longest-running design competition, the HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards, is the only award that specifically recognizes outstanding promotion design work. Whether it’s a self-promo to showcase a design firm’s capabilities, a project that touts a client’s goods, an announcement for a major life event, or a student designer’s résumé or design portfolio it deserves recognition. Churchman encourages all students to enter the competition next year!

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Design + Illustration + Collaboration + Integration

news_faculty_tandemdudes1Two of PhilaU Graphic Design’s finest, Adjunct Professors Steve DeCusatis and Mario Zucca, gave a presentation of their respective work and led a workshop at this year’s Tandem Design Conference, the annual student-run design conference held at PhilaU. Their lecture “Design + Illustration + Collaboration + Integration” covered their journeys since graduating from Tyler School of Art. Steve and Mario discussed being business owners and educators, integrating workflows, and collaborations on many projects. Various work and interdisciplinary collaborations with other designers, illustrators, animators, clients and more were shared with students and professionals alike.

news_faculty_tandemdudes2The duo also led a workshop, entitled “Exquisite Workshop,” which focused on collaborating with fellow attendees to create wildly fun exquisite corpses. They encouraged image-making, collaboration, and media experimentation in this hands-on workshop. The attendees reviewed their work, shared the creations, and then posted via social media for future connections. Photography by Sam Fritch

 

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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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Happy 35th Birthday AIGA Philadelphia!

With over 100 years of history to draw from, AIGA, the professional association for design, has been around for quite awhile. Founded in 1914 in New York City as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA now has more than 25,000 members nationwide f… Continue reading

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Graphic Design Faculty Featured on AIGA Philadelphia Website

To help celebrate it’s 35th Anniversary, AIGA Philadelphia has been highlighting members with a Member Spotlight. And some recent Spotlights have featured some of our esteemed Graphic Design faculty, Adjunct Professors Rose DiSanto and Steve DeCusati… Continue reading

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PhilaU Graphic Design Represented at Adobe Creative Jam

The Philadelphia University Graphic Design Communication program was well represented at the recent Adobe Creative Jam held at the Painted Bride Art Center. Alums Bernardo Margulis (PhilaU GDC, 2007) and Angela Miles (PhilaU GDC, 2005) were participant… Continue reading

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PhilaU Represents at Philadelphia Design Summit

news_program_designerlyloveThe Philadelphia University Graphic Design program was well represented at a recently convened Philadelphia Design Summit gathering of Philadelphia area graphic designers. Ellen Shapiro, Contributing Editor for HOW Magazine, was in town and wanted to speak with a cross section of designers as she will be writing a feature story in an upcoming issue of HOW Magazine on Philadelphia as a City of Design. Tentatively entitled “Philadelphia: The City of Designerly Love,” look for the article soon.

In attendance at the gathering (back row from left to right): Professor and Program Director Frank Baseman, Philadelphia University and Baseman Design Associates; Matt Bouloutian, Modern Good; Max Vandenberg and Paul Kepple, Headcase Design; Brian Jacobson, J2 Design; Woody Harrington, The Heads of State; Ellen Shapiro, Contributing Editor for HOW Magazine; Kristian Summerer (PhilaU GDC, 1999), Machinery Philly; (front row from left to right): Ken Cills, Machinery Philly; Kevin Kernan, GD Loft; Associate Professor Maribeth Kradel Weitzel, Philadelphia University and Kradel Design; Allen Espiritu, GD Loft; and Adjunct Professor Steve DeCusatis, Steve DeCusatis Design. Continue reading

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