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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Packaging comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. As spring arrives at Miami with colorful blooms and warmer temperatures, students in Graphic Design celebrated last week by painting eggs and decorating cookies in the studio. Designers got crafty with their eggs using not only dyes, but also paints, sharpies, tape, and glitter. The result […]
This March the Miami Graphic Design Program launched a tradition: a unique custom studio mug for each of our majors. Graduate student Vanessa Graham made the hundred plus commissioned mugs. At our annual welcome party for new majors, each design major was matched to a mug using a random number system. Faculty member Erin Beckloff […]
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/