School of Visual Communication Design

Anthropologie, a popular modern clothing, home and accessories store, recently started selling hand screen printed dishtowels from Little Korboose, a design and illustration shop run by VCD alumna April Nemeth.

Anthropologie, a popular modern clothing, home and accessories store, recently started selling hand screen printed dishtowels from Little Korboose, a design and illustration shop run by VCD alumna April Nemeth.

The School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University is preparing students for a future in graphic design with Inspire, A Summer Creative Camp. In its second summer, the camp’s curriculum covers print design, three-dimensional design, motion and animation, photography and illustration.

Students in the Master of Fine Arts program in the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) at Kent State University earned Student Notable Honoree status, placing them in the top six of all national entries, in the Core77 2013 Design Awards for their Healthcare Visuals Kibera project. This is the second award the team has earned this month, with Metropolis Magazine naming it runner-up in its Next Generation Design Competition.

From their time here at Kent State University, School of Visual Communication and Design (VCD) alumni Andrew Schwanbeck and Miranda Hall developed a passion for letterpress printing. Growing from that passion is Big Press Little Press, Schwanbeck and Hall’s own letterpress printing shop in Cranberry, Pa.

At its spring 2013 meeting, the Commission on Accreditation of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) granted final approval for listing for the Bachelor of Science in Photo-Illustration degree program in the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) at Kent State University.

Posters by Bob Kelemen, adjunct instructor and alumnus of the School of Visual Communication Design, were recently accepted into three separate exhibitions. Kelemen’s poster  "Dead Wood Revival,” which he crafted to promote a visit from Scott Moore of Moore Wood Type, received an Award of Excellence in the University and College Designers Association’s 2013 UCDA Design Show. The judges evaluated nearly 1,000 entries and awarded 160 awards (6 gold awards, 8 silver and 146 Awards of Excellence).

Gretchen Rinnert, an assistant professor in the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD), will be featured, along with some Kent State VCD undergraduate and graduate level student work, in the text Motion Graphic Design: Applied History and Aesthetics by Jon Krasner.

Fashion Photography, a photography exhibit by Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design Candidate and Adjunct Professor Bryan Rinnert is on display in the Rockwell Hall Atrium, first and second floors. A public show will be held on September 20 from 5 – 7 p.m. The exhibit is a joint effort between Rinnert and several faculty and administrators in the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University.

Kent State University announced that Josh Talbott will transition to an information technology position in its School of Communication Studies and School of Visual Communication Design.

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