AIGA Welcome Back Party

On September 11th the AIGA Miami U. student chapter hosted a welcome party for the new Class of 2017 designers complete with Typeface Twister, Pin the Serif on the A, and ampersand cupcakes. Designers from all classes had fun getting to meet one another as they played games and talked about how the school year […]

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Designer Aggie Toppins Visits Miami’s Design Program

The first visiting designer of the year, Aggie Toppins, got to know the Miami Graphic Design Juniors last weekend through a lecture/discussion about the culture of zines. As a follow-up to the lecture, Toppins led the Miami Experience Design graduate students through a 3 day zine design workshop. Some quotes from the weekend: —”Create the story world rather than the story.” […]

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Visiting Designers 2014

Each year, our BFA in Graphic Design and MFA in Experience Design come together to bring in thought-provoking designers to interact with our majors. These designers share their experiences through lectures, lead intensive workshops and critique student work. I’m thrilled to present this year’s line-up: Aggie Toppins is a graphic designer and educator living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She […]

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New Graphic Design Minor!

We are excited to announce that our new graphic design minor is approved and will launch in spring of 2014. Interested students who want to get a jump on the curriculum can register in fall 2014 for any of the available electives that are listed below. Through this collection of graphic design-intensive courses and supporting electives, […]

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Workshop with Design Professionals

During the spring semester, Peg Faimon and her ART 352 Identity Systems students worked for four weeks with Interbrand Cincinnati. Interbrand is an internationally-known branding/packaging firm that has offices throughout the world. Their Cincinnati headquarters has a number of Miami design program alums, and for years we have been collaborating with them in various ways […]

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Introducing the Senior Graphic Design Projects 2014

Each spring I work with the seniors to develop their senior thesis projects and exhibitions. The 2014 thesis theme was Design for the Social Good. Scroll down to check out this year’s senior work. Congratulations and best wishes to all our seniors! Thesis Exhibition ========= Aaron Retter: Spot Me Design Problem: College students working out do not […]

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The 2014 BFA Graphic Design Exhibition Opens Thursday, May 8

Come one, come all to the 2013 Miami Graphic Design Senior Thesis Show. The exhibition, held in the Hiestand Hall North Gallery, runs from May 8-16th. All projects speak to the theme of Design for Social Good. This year’s thesis critics included Victor Saad, author of The Leapyear Project, Liz Gilmore of Facebook, and Mike Weikert, Director of the […]

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