IT’S NOT BRAIN SURGERY. More performance than lecture, Makela will tell the true, tragic-comic story about her second brain hemorrhage which occurred while she was teaching experience design in Sweden–she focuses on how tragedy triggered an unexpected level of creativity. Makela’s workshop offers each student the opportunity to create a personal healthcare narrative using storytelling (via […]
Miami graphic design alums gathered at Eataly last Friday to share their recent adventures in design. Professors Peg Faimon, Helen Armstrong and Glenn Platt travelled to New York City for the event. Paul Ghiz, Allison Henry Aver and Zach Lansdale (above) Paul Weber, Carrie Susskind, Zach Lansdale, Jinghang Huang, Colleen Griffiths and Kara Isabella […]
John Foster visited the xd:mfa studio on Friday to lead an iteration and prototyping workshop. Through the workshop, students learned to put the customer/user/student/citizen at the core of everything—a philosophy which melds perfectly with xd:mfa core values: human-centered, research-driven, technology-fueled, colalboratively-crafted. A few takeaways from the experience: —Too often the design is driven by the […]
What a fantastic weekend! Industrial designer Richard Elaver led the xd:mfa students in a weekend-long Modular Workshop. Students from Graphic Design, Architecture and Sculpture joined with the xd:mfa program to learn what it takes to build an effective modular system. In a 48 hour period, the students shifted rapidly from sketches to prototyping. They examined […]
As designers, it’s easy to slip into the habit of designing for ourselves. Movies, packaging, Pinterest, and our own excitement to create sometimes overrides the true focus of any design outcome… people. This September in my Applied Interaction Design course students and I explored this idea through an assignment titled People-Driven Design that challenged us […]
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 […]
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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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)
Graphic Designer at Match Action.
Experiential & Event Marketing agency, Social Media, Culture Creation, Strategy, Content Development, Brand Consultation.
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/