Come one, come all to the 2013 Miami Graphic Design Senior Thesis Show. The exhibition, held in the Hiestand Hall North Gallery, runs from April 3- May 10. All projects speak to the theme of Design for Social Good. This year’s thesis critics included Andrew Shea, author of Designing for Social Change, Liz Rose Chmela [...]
Last week Dawn Hancock from Firebelly Design visited Miami as our final design thesis critic of the semester. Hancock shared her own exemplary work in the area of Design for Social Change through a public lecture and then spent two days critiquing senior projects. Thanks for all the great feedback, Dawn! (photo: Hancock with some of [...]
These days it’s not a good idea to go to the Interdisciplinary design studio with an empty stomach. Conversations about pumpkin and squash lasagna with cream sauce and sage oil, flank steak topped salads, and gooey chocolate cast iron skillet cake can be overheard as students plan their organic, locally sourced menus. Composed of architecture, interior design, [...]
In a few short weeks I’ll be in Paris, France with three other faculty and 25 students. This group of education, business, science, and fine arts students are participating in a study abroad program from the School of Creative Arts entitled “Experiencing Arts and Culture.” John Weigand (Architecture/Interior Design), Julia Guichard (Theatre), Harvey Thurmer (Music), [...]
by Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Dennis Cheatham When you visit websites, is it always done on the same computer while sitting in the same seat looking through the same content? I’d venture to guess probably not (but if you do, 1996 just called on the land line and it wants you to come back [...]
Dust off your monster bike, kit out your catapult, and suit up in your best mechanical sculpture. The 4th annual Oxford Kinetics Festival is coming to town Sunday, April 7, 12-4 p.m. at Millett Hall on Miami University’s campus. At 1:00 pm the day of the festival, join in the main event The Scramble –a mad [...]
Congratulations to the 2013 Best in Class graphic design exhibition participants! This juried show took place at Miami University’s Cage Gallery. Works from second, third, and fourth year students were on display, highlighting a wide range of project types and unique solutions from the students. This Year We Recognize the Outstanding Work of These Students: [...]
by Scott Moore, Industrial Technology BS ‘77, MA ’80 One of the goals of Moore Wood Type has always been to cut wood type based on historical sources such as type specimen books from manufacturers William H. Page, Morgans & Wilcox, Tubbs, and, of course, Hamilton. I have also been cutting type as special orders for [...]
This week Miami Design alum Liz Rose Chmela of Made By We came to town as our midterm senior critic. A few words from Liz: “I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Miami University and get to know the current Graphic Design majors at my alma mater this past week. The Senior thesis projects are [...]
This semester Miami graphic design students collaborated with graduate creative writing students from Professor Dave Ebenbach’s course at the Georgetown University. Together they created the first issue of a hypothetical new literary journal. Georgetown students first wrote an original body of work and then Miami students developed a journal around the content. The central theme [...]
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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/
Kristen Myers (2011)
Design full time at an educational nonprofit in NYC
Paul Weber (2011)
Designer at Qorvis.com, a PR firm in Washington DC specializing in branding/motion graphics/ social media. thepaulweber.com
In-house graphic designer at Crosman Corporation and do freelance on the side. I have worked for both in-house design departments and at ad agencies in the Rochester, NY area. crosman.com/
Executive Creative Director of Insight Marketing Design, Sioux Falls, SD.
Senior Graphic Designer at Abercrombie and Fitch in Columbus, OH, overseeing graphic tees for the Gilly Hicks brand. abercrombie.com
Designer with the Leo Burnett Department of Design
Visual Communications Coordinator/Graphic Designer at Michael Kors, New York, New York
Nomiki Frangopoulos (2012)
Branding at Branding Brand in Pittsburgh
Michael Gardner (2011)
Graphic/Web/UX Designer at Cardinal Solutions Group
Amy Huber (2011)
Associate Line Designer // TARGET Team at American Greetings in Columbus, Ohio.
Elise Kelly (2010)
Art Business Student at the Sotheby's Institute of Art in NYC
Caitlin Neyer (2011)
Graphic Designer at Interbrand in Cincinnati
Matthew Rust (2011)
Graphic Designer at Jungle Jim's International Market
Haley Taylor (2011)
Designer at McGuffin Creative Group in Chicago.