Buzzfeed Design Director Dennis Huynh Visits Graphic Design Students

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Buzzfeed Design Director Dennis Huynh Visits Graphic Design Students

Before spring break, the Graphic Design department was given a unique opportunity by Dennis Huynh (prounounced “win”), who is the Design Director at Buzzfeed.com. Buzzfeed is a popular news and entertainment website, but before Buzzfeed, Mr. Huynh worked for Cincinatti Magazine, Cooking Light, Tennis Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly. He graduated from Walla Walla University and […]

Font Designer Robbie de Villiers Visits SVAD Typography Class

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Graphic Design | No Comments
Font Designer Robbie de Villiers Visits SVAD Typography Class

Award-winning graphic designer Robbie de Villiers from the Wilton Foundary paid a visit to Associate Professor Ed Guthero’s Typography class to discuss his insights on typography and critique the class’s font designs. It was a special opportunity for students to get one-on-one comments from a master typographer. Robbie has won 2 Clio design awards and has 19 international […]

Prolific Justinen Illustration Duo Demos at SVAD

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Animation, Fine Art, Graphic Design | No Comments
Prolific Justinen Illustration Duo Demos at SVAD

Lars and Kim Justinen, owners of the Justinen Creative Group based in Nampa, Idaho, recently conducted a 2 session digital illustration workshop at Southern’s School of Visual Art and Design. The Justinens and their studio staff have produced literally thousands of illustrations for books and magazines for over 25 years. They also own and operate […]

A Day in Atlanta

A Day in Atlanta

This Fall 52 students from SVAD traveled to Atlanta for a morning at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and an afternoon at the High Museum of Art. Highlights of the Botanical garden included the amazing Fuqua Orchid Center (They have a fascinating blog here), the edible garden, and the Imaginary Worlds exhibit of living sculpture. At the High Museum, Anselm […]

Art Deco Poster Design

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Graphic Design | No Comments
Art Deco Poster Design

In our Vector Graphics class students created poster projects inspired by the Art Deco designs of the early 20th century. Their challenge was to reinterpret Art Deco aesthetics to give them a contemporary twist.      

SHOW: The Best of 2014

SHOW: The Best of 2014

(     MAKING OF…     ) Every year, in the last week of school, the School of Visual Art & Design celebrates the best work of our 200+ majors. SHOW, represents thousands of hours of work from four disciplines: Film, Graphic Design, Animation, and Fine Art. It’s a celebration of our students achievements, but more than […]

Student Reflects on SVAD Tunisia Trip

Student Reflects on SVAD Tunisia Trip

This June 6 SVAD students and 6 staff traveled to Tunis, Tunisia to learn about Tunisian culture and create relationships with Tunisian art students while collaborating on a mural project together. Below SVAD art student Stephanie Garcia shares how she experienced it: When I first learned that I was able to go on the Tunisia […]

Design Studio I – Pinhole Photography

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Graphic Design | No Comments
Design Studio I – Pinhole Photography

Design Studio I students just finished a photoshoot activity using pinhole cameras they constructed right in the classroom. For many this was their first experiment with pinhole photography, so there were repeated comments expressing surprise and excitement that the cameras actually worked! Enjoy.