The school of Visual Communication Design moved from the Art Building into its new home in Taylor Hall in 2017. This historic building has been transformed to become the home of Comm Studies and VCD. The renovated Taylor Hall features a signature gallery, photography studios and the VCD Creative Lab.  The fourth floor of Taylor Hall showcases our brightly lit open plan classrooms, design studios and the best view on campus. 

Glyphix Studio

Glyphix Studio is a classroom program that allows students within the School of Visual Communication Design the opportunity to engage in thoughtful client-based and self-guided investigation into design problems. For over forty years, Glyphix Studio has paired some of the best and brightest from Kent State University with local clients in the goal of helping to innovate the city of Kent, Ohio and beyond. Each member of our studio participates in an authentic and collaborative experience that is tailored to the respective ambitions of their creative careers. We utilize research, exploration, and a diverse set of visual design skills to solve problems. 

The student staffed studio was one of the first such programs in the U.S. and the prototype for many student work-study design groups now existing on university campuses. With over 80 awards and more than 400 program alumni, Glyphix Studio has made its mark as a holistically unique space to create, inspire and excel. 


Taylor Hall Gallery

The Taylor Hall Gallery is a beautiful 1,100 square foot exhibition space featuring high ceilings, a customizable floor pan and professional quality lighting. The gallery exhibits work from students, faculty, alumni and designers in the Northeast Ohio community. The mission of the gallery is to inspire students by exposing them to excellent work in their field and to attract new students by showcasing the work produced by faculty, alumni and students. 

If you have questions or ideas for an exhibition, please email Christine Zuercher at czuerche@kent.edu.