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This last weekend, the Visual Communication Design majors traveled to New York City for the day. It was a cold rainy day, but we still had a fabulous time! We checked out the artist books at Printed Matter, the many galleries in Chelsea Gallery District, saw Tom Geismar visiting his own exhibition at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, struck speechless by the characters in Time Square (including the famous Naked Cowboy), and we also had a great time at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). Here some photos of our students having fun at MAD!...

Stevenson sophomore design students enrolled in VCD 210 Communication Design Studio started a collaborative project with Baltimore's Port Discovery Children Museum this week. As an exercise in design thinking, an educational toy project was launched by students visiting the museum.  Today, they staged many experiments designed to engage kids in co-creating the toys. In two weeks, students will return to Port Discovery with more refined ideas to test and expand upon. Stay tuned for more....

Alaina Hall

O! PosterAlaina Hall can! Design Kudos for Alaina Hall, junior VCD major, who submitted her poster to the Baltimore chapter of AIGA O! Say poster competition. Alaina’s design received one of 20 Awards of Excellence. Her poster is currently featured with 19 professional graphic designers in the University of Baltimore’s Student Center Gallery.  

You can view all entrants’ submissions here.

When the English Department decided to combine several of its publishing efforts and focus attention on a new media-rich online literary journal, the Art & Visual Communication design team jumped at the chance to help them develop names for the project. The Stevenson “clients”— Gerald Majer, the English Department professor overseeing the project and his new journal editor Ben Deigart— visited an upper level design studio class, where we reviewed the rules of brainstorming, handed out white board markers, and asked the groups to, “go crazy.”...Click here to read more.

Heather Sarkissian, a Corporate Innovation Manager at DAP, visited students in their Relationship of Design and Business class last week. Ms. Sarkissian presented the process by which her corporation outsources design to smaller design companies and what they look for when collaborating with creative people.  Afterwards, students led a discussion informed by the questions they had to research before her visit. Some challenging questions were about corporations creating innovative solutions, the role of failure in design, and importance of end user research in design.

Above is an example of the design exercises we did that day before she arrived.

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