Designing starts with listening. Whether a client is a multinational corporation or a sole-proprietorship, gaining insights into others’ needs through empathy can lead to the design of relevant and effective outcomes. Last week, Victor Saad, writer of the Leap Year Project and the founder of Experience Institute and Graphic Designer, designer Jennifer Bachelder facilitated a […]
Here at Miami University, we are busy designing a studio space for our brand new MFA in Experience Design. Collaboratively offered by Graphic Design and Interactive Media Studies, this degree stands at the intersection of design and technology—a position that we particularly enjoy. If you are a creative who wants to expand your understanding of […]
NomNom Nation, a project developed by a team of Miami students that included our own alum Chelsea Nauman (graphic design 2013), was profiled by WCPO Ch. 9.
This year, the Miami University MFA in Experience Design joins with Computer Science to launch a new Miami Augmented Reality Center (ARC). The Center, the brainchild of Dr. Bo Brinkman, works to advance augmented reality (AR) as a cultural practice. Embedded within Miami University, the ARC includes participation from the Master of Computer Science program (MCS),the Department of Computer Science […]
In November, I travelled to Mainz, Germany, to work with graduate students at the Gutenberg-Intermedia Masters Program at the University of Applied Sciences, (www.gutenberg-intermedia.de/en/). Each incoming graduate class in this program takes on a different theme. The 2013 theme, “Design for Participation,” led to my invitation as their 2013 visiting lecturer. The students read my recent book Participate: Designing with […]
French Paper Company’s Brian French, sixth-generation of the family-owned paper mill, stopped by to entertain and educate Miami U. graphic designers. He gave a presentation about the French history and information about paper production which they have done with 100% hydroelectric energy since 1922. French Paper Company has been manufacturing paper for more than 140 […]
A few thoughts from Miami Graphic Design Alum, Kristen Yagley : Truthfully, I don’t know what it is like to be a User Interface Designer. I think it’s all too easy to categorize jobs into a broad spectrum. A job title does little to explain roles and responsibilities within an organization. For that reason, I […]
HERE AT MIAMI, WE TRANSFORM KIDS WITH A CREATIVE BENT INTO DESIGN THINKERS.In our close knit classrooms, students learn to channel creative passion into problem-solving visual solutions. Branding, editorial design, environmental design, collateral development, interactive sites and installations—through classroom exercises and real world projects our students develop the skills needed to thrive as professional creatives.
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A Sampling of Alums
Ryan Kalus (2010)
Designer at Razorfish, NYC | We handle all US digital for Mercedes-Benz and Ford Motors.
Jinghang Huang (2012)
Grad Student in the MFA program at Parsons, NYC Parsons
Kristen Yagley (2012)
User interface designer at the Chicago Tribune . I am the lead designer on a tablet app that aggregates Tribune-owned news sources, as well as any user selected outside feeds.
Co-Founder of Plutonika Design.We specialize in Packaging, Point-of-Sale Design and Corporate Design.
Zach Lansdale (2011)
Sr. Designer at VaynerMedia in NYC. I literally live in Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, SocialCam, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+, and Emerging Technology. We help top brands best leverage their social presence.
Jen Rezac (2012)
Independent contractor at CSK group in Colorado Springs. CSK is a small strategic marketing and branding firm.
Ryan Davidson (2011)
Creative Technologist at DesignKtchen in Chicago. rkdavidson.com
Taylor Brinkman (2011)
Designer at DesignKitchen, Chicago taylorbrinkman.net
Partner of Ginkgo Creative. My work is mostly print work - brochures, identity, branding, newsletters, publications, etc. I've recently started designing window designs and interior vinyl wall art for businesses.
Creative Director for Joyus, a new online video ecommerce site based in San Francisco. I oversee the brand vision, all of the content creation (video, social, editorial) and site design. joyus.com/