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End of Fall 2017 Semester Reviews

news_program_2017fallreviews-5There were several days of stellar work on display at the end of Fall 2017 Semester Reviews. Cohort by cohort, class by class, from the Sophomores completing D3 (Intro. to Typography); to the Juniors completing D5 (Intro to Brand Identity); to the Seniors completing D7 (Systems Design Integration). It’s a lovely tradition that we have here at Jefferson Graphic Design to bring the classes together; for an opportunity for the students to see what their fellow students have been up to/produced; for the faculty to have a sense of the overall work being produced; and for outside guests/visitors of the program to see what we have been up to. All in all, a great time was had by all, and the work looking very strong. Congrats everyone!








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Getting Inky at Letterpress Workshop at Lead Graffiti

Several students in the Design 3, Introduction to Typography course participated in a hands-on letterpress workshop at Lead Graffiti, a full-service letterpress studio/shop in Newark, Delaware. Students got an opportunity to work in the time-honored tr… Continue reading

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Represent: An Exhibit of Student Projects

Last week was “Represent: An Exhibit of Student Projects,” an event hosted by the Education Committee of AIGA Philadelphia. The event—held at the digital agency Bluecadet’s Philadelphia studio—showcased exceptional design projects from seve… Continue reading

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AIGA Jefferson Student Group Kickoff

Last week four of our AIGA Jefferson student group’s officers attended the AIGA Philadelphia Student Group Kickoff. The Kickoff was a hit and had students from schools such as Tyler School of Art, West Chester University and Moore College of Art and … Continue reading

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AIGA Jefferson at 2017 Lancaster Letterpress Fair

This past weekend, a bunch of active AIGA Jefferson Graphic Design students traveled to Lancaster to attend the 2017 Lancaster Letterpress Fair, hosted by the Heritage Press Museum and the .918 Club. They got to support letterpress professionals and cr… Continue reading

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Golden Moments for Professor Walker and Gold Collective

news_faculty_rwalkergold2017-1Assistant Professor Renee Walker‘s studio Gold Collective has enjoyed a fruitful year with local, national, and international recognition. In Fall 2016, Gold was invited to submit a poster for the international Anfachen Award under the theme “World of Women.” Gold’s poster Work, Family, Life was selected and exhibited on the streets of Hamburg, Germany. In addition, two of Gold’s projects were selected and featured in the 2016 Print Regional Design Annual: Exploring Science in the Studio Identity and a letterpress cover for California College of the Arts MFA Writing Book. Judges included Jennifer Morla, Jessica Walsh, Timothy Goodman, Marc English, Gail Anderson and Bill Grant.news_faculty_rwalkergold2017-2At home in Philadelphia this past Spring, Gold had three projects selected and exhibited in AIGA’s Philadelphia Design Awards: Exploring Science in the Studio,Sightlines publication, and the silkscreened EAT, DRINK, BAKE posters.

news_faculty_rwalkergold2017-3Professor Walker’s conceptual Rethink Food Label designs were exhibited in the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) in a show entitled Food by Design: Sustaining the Future that ran from January 25–May 21, 2017. She was also invited this past summer to speak about the Intersection of Information Design and Health at the College of Population Health at Jefferson and about Information Design in Activism as part of a workshop series by the Design Activist Institute.



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Wonderful Recent Developments from Warkulwiz Design Associates

Jefferson Graphic Design long-time adjunct Professor, Bob Warkulwiz, and his design firm Warkulwiz Design Associates (including alum, senior graphic designer Emily Zuwiala (PhilaU GDC, 2010) have been very busy and productive lately. Among the activities and accolades of WDA: Warkulwiz Design Associates was listed among the best graphic design firms in the region for the 9th straight year.news_faculty_bobwda2017-1WDA is responsible for all branding, advertising and collateral for GoPhillyGo; recently voted best website for cyclists in Philly Mag’s “Best of Philly-2017” awards. WDA was recently awarded GoPhillyGo in GDUSA’S Health & Wellness awards. And WDA created branding for Inovio Pharmaceutical’s internal recognition and award system.



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Professor Shirrell Workshop with Franklin Institute’s STEM Scholars

This summer, Beth Shirrell, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Communication at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), along with Neha Agarwal (Senior Experience Designer at Think Company), were asked to run a design thin… Continue reading

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Baseman Exhibition at Penn State

news_faculty_basemanPSUexhibitProgram Director and Professor, Frank Baseman, will have an exhibition of his design work at Penn State University, Sept. 22 through Oct. 27, 2017. The exhibition, Rebus Quotes and Other Typographic Explorations, will be on display in the Rouse Gallery, within the Stuckeman Family Building on the University Park campus, with a Gallery Talk on Fri. Sept. 22 at 4pm.

As an undergraduate student studying Graphic Design at Penn State in the late seventies and early eighties (graduating in 1981 with a BA in Graphic Design), Penn State has always felt like the place where Baseman discovered Graphic Design. Upon completing a Spring 2017 sabbatical, Baseman is grateful for the opportunity to exhibit some of the work completed during his sabbatical.

The Rebus Quotes project brings together two of Baseman’s favorite long-term interests: letterpress printing and rebuses, those words and images coming together to make a visual puzzle. In a playful manner, Baseman has reinterpreted well-known quotes and phrases using rebuses, and all of the quotes have been printed by hand with a vintage letterpress. Also on display are several typographic explorations and additional projects from Baseman’s three-decade-plus professional practice. The exhibition and project were promoted on <a Continue reading

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Information Design Elective Takes on Public Health

In Spring 2017 Professor Renee Walker’s Issues in Information Design elective addressed how information design might improve communication in the Public Health sphere. A range of topics were explored from how we might see a better picture of our health lineage to how to start a discussion on advancement in genetics.

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Taylor Santangelo explains his diagram of music influence to Dr. Drew Harris

Dr. Drew Harris from the Department of Population Health at Jefferson sat in on students’ presentations of concepts and offered up advice on the relevance of the projects and potential impact they could have in public health.

The results included: an app designed to work similar to allowing you to track your family’s health history using a simple color and icon based navigation system, an informational kit that promotes awareness of the relaxation benefits of going to the beach plus actionable items to help you relax and safely enjoy the sun, and a card set used as a discussion piece for ethical issues around the gene editing technology CRISPR.

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