The School of Design Leadership Team hosted the 8th Annual School of Design End of the Year Party for more than 120 students, faculty, and staff. Forest Bell, Amanda Hostalka, Sonya Lawyer, Mark Lortz, Janine Mills, George Moore, Chris Reed, Judy Snyder, and Nadene Vevea, grilled burgers and hot dogs, served the food, and made certain the buffet was stocked, while SOD student clubs planned games and activities, including a photo booth and silkscreen t-shirt making. Academic awards were presented to graduating seniors in all four departments and Assistant Professor Christopher Metzger received the 2019 School of Design Dean’s Award for Excellence for his dedication to providing creative and enriching experiences for all students. The party was held in the School of Design backyard and a fun time was had by all!
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Participatory Art Display Through a Stevenson University Arts Alive! Arts Integration grant,
Inna Alesina, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Art and Stephanie Verni, M.F.A., Professor, Business Communication, collaborated in the Advertising Campaign class to help students gain a better understanding of the Stevenson community through the use of participatory art. Students created and integrated participatory stations around campus—a moving wall, a large chalkboard wall, and secret boxes—to solicit feedback from the community about various prompts. Afterward, students created typographic art in visiting artist Zvezdana Stojmirovic’s one-day workshop, where they shared and promoted concepts learned in class. The result of the project is exhibited in the display in the Manning Academic Center:
Inna Alesina is now in the running to win a Core77 Community Choice Award – an honor voted upon by the global design community. Core77 recognizes that Inna Alesina received a notable honor in the Design Education Initiative category in the 2019 Core77 Design Awards program for the project, Overlooked. Her work was chosen among thousands of entrants for its outstanding insight, creativity, intent, and execution.
Three Graphic Design students from Assistant Professor Chris Metzger’s class have been selected to have their work published by independent publishing house, Homie House Press (HHP). Based in Maryland and Italy, HHP is a skeleton bones crew of femmes creating and publishing in the photo book medium. Book projects by Jessica Haines (’19), Anthony Canzius (’20), and Cassie Myers (’21) were chosen out of over a dozen submissions by HHP Founders/Artists Adriana Monsalve and Caterina Ragg.
(Left to right) Grace Greason, Sammy Smith, Krystal Carpintieri, Hailey Guit, Jessica Hernandez
New and old officers from Stevenson’s AIGA club attended this year’s Ink and Pixels to show off their portfolios and practice their interview skills with professional designers. The students had a chance to receive in-depth critiques on their portfolios, resumes, and cover letters.
Ink and Pixels is an annual event that helps designers gain a new perspective for their portfolios or to ask questions and get advice from experienced designers. It is a great opportunity for juniors or seniors who are looking for some feedback or to network with professionals. Ink and Pixels has even helped students land internships. Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s event!