DSA Design Lab | Division of Student Affairs | Kent State University
DSA Media Works is used to make all department's design requests.

Request include: graphic design, signage, photography, web design, hotcards, posters, booklets, flyers, web banners and more!


If you have any additional questions you can email DSA Design Lab manager, Kayla Kutchin, at: kkutchin@kent.edu

DSA Design Lab's team envisions and designs cutting-edge, intuitive front-end digital and print solutions for student-centered services for the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. 

Departments that can utilize DSA Design Lab services:

  • FLASHcard Office

  • Flash Technology Center

  • Kent State of Wellness

  • Kent Student Center

  • Step Up Speak Out

  • Student Accessibility Services

  • Student Ombuds

  • University Bookstores

  • University Health Services

  • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs


Meet our DSA Designers

Kayla Kutchin

DSA Design Lab Manager

Kayla Kutchin is graduate student at Kent State University in the Visual Communication Design program. She will graduate this spring of 2019 with a Masters of Fine Art. She is passionate about typography, branding and marketing research. Kayla earned her bachelors degree, with minors in Marketing and Photo Illustration, at Kent State University in the Visual Communication Design program spring 2017.

“User-centered design means understanding what your users need, how they think, and how they behave – and incorporating that understanding into every aspect of your process.”




Assistant DSA Design Lab Manager

Joshua Sauder is a graphic designer and illustrator currently at DSA Design. He will graduate in May of 2019 with a BFA in Visual Communication Design, at which point he hopes to find a full-time position in the greater Cleveland area. He loves driving almost as much as he loves design and wishes it was summer all year long.

See his work at: www.joshuasauder.com




Graphic Design Specialist

Katie is currently majoring in Visual Communication Design with a minor in Marketing. Her interest and passion for graphic design began in high school thanks to a very talented and passionate design teacher. She has since really enjoyed the beauty of functional and clean typography, as well as, creating engaging illustrations. 

"In the future, I hope to further my experiences and challenge myself to become the best designer I can be."





Graphic Design Specialist

Hannah grew up in a small town outside of Dayton, OH and from a young age has always had a passion for art. It wasn’t until her junior year of high school that she fell in love with design thanks to a high school art teacher. She is pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Art degree in Visual Communication Design.

"Typography and simple illustration are design aspects that interest me and I aspire to become a better and stronger designer with every new project I take on."




Graphic Design Specialist

Amanda is currently studying Visual Communication Design to pursue a Bachelor’s of Fine Art. She believes that design is constantly changing and it finds it inspiring to work in a field that continues to evolve. She is looking forward to continuing to learn and grow as a designer. 

"I most enjoy the clean simplicity of typography and complexity of elements that go into package design."