VCD

School of Visual Communication Design

ISTD 2020 “The International Society of Typographic Designers, ISTD, is a professional body run by and for typographers, graphic designers and educators. The Society has an international membership who share and support its aim to create and inspire interest in all forms of typographic communication.” The School of Visual Communication Design at Kent...

Sarah Reidlinger, presenting at FlashLab contest Kent State student Sarah Riedlinger, ’20, has always been a creative and inventive person. The opportunities provided to her as a visual communication design major at Kent State allowed her to channel her creativity and life-long passions into a path for her future career. In addition to her classes and extracurriculars, Riedlinger has been...

School of Visual Communication Design

Sarah Reidlinger, presenting at FlashLab contest   The 2020 Scholarships Winners have been announced! American Greetings –Patrick Spencer The Christopher and Judith Everett –Peiyu Liu VCD Alumni Scholarship –Abigail Silvis VCD Scholarship –Miranda Sepulveda Walker Buchanan Founders Award –Kaylee Smith Walker Buchanan Founders Award –Katherine Herring The Lewis & Dona...

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Sarah Reidlinger, presenting at FlashLab contest The Wallace J. Hagedorn Scholarship in Photography The Wallace J. Hagedorn Photography Scholarship is a competitive merit- and need-based scholarship supporting student tuition costs and enriching, out-of-classroom experiences to help photography students develop strong portfolios. The funds come from the largest single gift ($4.2 million) ever...

Traveling Stanzas: poets share their stories A unique partnership is helping to spread the “word” about migration, literally. Powerful and inspiring words are ringing throughout 11 cities in the United States, as a result of Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center joining 22 other nonprofit poetry organizations to form a Poetry Coalition. Together the coalition presented programs...

School of Visual Communication Design

VCD professor Christopher Darling helps sophomore Emily Gommel on her still life assignment during a Design Illustration Techniques class Christopher Darling is an illustrator who is using his talents to try to make the world a better place—he also happens to be an assistant professor in the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD). "I want to do things that have an impact—are ethical. I don't necessarily want to take a job for whiskey or something,” Darling said. “ I...

School of Visual Communication Design

VCD professor Christopher Darling helps sophomore Emily Gommel on her still life assignment during a Design Illustration Techniques class Prior to the beginning of the first semester of the freshman year, all Visual Communication Design and Photo Illustration majors are required to purchase a Macintosh laptop computer and specific graphic software as described below. The computer and software will be used in subsequent VCD courses throughout the remainder of the degree program. ...

School of Visual Communication Design

VCD professor Christopher Darling helps sophomore Emily Gommel on her still life assignment during a Design Illustration Techniques class Current Students The School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in our programs to help manage school expenses. Scholarship awards can be based on a variety of criteria, including academic merit, talent and demonstrated financial need. Scholarship award...

School of Visual Communication Design

VCD professor Christopher Darling helps sophomore Emily Gommel on her still life assignment during a Design Illustration Techniques class Kent, Ohio, May 27, 2015 — IdeaBase, a Kent State student-powered design firm based in Kent, OH, celebrates the launch of the new State Library of Ohio website.  The site, which features a new interface, improved site navigation, and enhanced search functionality, was designed and developed by IdeaBase and was launched today by the State Library...

From left: j.Charles Walker, Joshua Bird, and John Brett Buchanan The School of Visual Communication Design founders awarded the first Walker-Buchanan Scholarship to Best of Show award recipient Joshua Bird at the 2015 VCD BFA Senior Show reception. Family and friends were invited to attend the awards reception where j.Charles Walker, founder of the School of Visual Communication Design, and John Brett Buchanan,...