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At the end of a challenging year, we celebrate the Kent State School of Visual Communication Design Class of 2021!  Watch the video below for messages from our faculty and recognition of our visual communication design and photography majors who have overcome so much and perseve...
Douglas Goldsmith, Distinguished Teacher
Professor Doug Goldsmith is a recipient of one of Kent State's highest honors, the Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA), for the 2020-21 academic year.
Wolfwalkers font example
Associate Professor in the School of Visual Communication Design, Aoife Mooney designed a custom typeface and logotype for the animated film Wolfwalkers.
Student posters - Get Out The Vote
This fall, Kent State students took part in a nationwide effort to increase voting participation through design.
Headshots of faculty involved in STREAM project
A team of Kent State faculty along with a pediatrician from Akron Children's Hospital have created a language identification tool to help in improving healthcare outcomes.
Imagery from students' campaign, #StayHealthyAtHome
When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a group of Kent State University students immediately recognized an issue that almost nobody else was talking about: Not all homes are healthy homes. 
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Change and growth rarely happen as a result of a single moment of effort. We must all act continuously to confront racism and inequity and strengthen our school and our communities' culture of inclusiveness and respect.
While we may not all have the same life experiences, I believe we share a deep commitment to each other and to equity and justice. The ongoing local and national peaceful protests give me hope.
ISTD 2020
The School of Visual Communication Design has a long history of teaching typographic excellence. With our Type High Press letterpress facility, and faculty research expertise in formal and experimental typography and typeface design, VCD provides a robust foundation for students...
Communicating Risk Class graphic
Communication has shaped the way the world has reacted to the coronavirus pandemic. This fall 2020, Kent State is offering a new course that will examine risk communication through the lens of pandemics and other global crises. “Communicating Risk: Global Pandemics and Crises.”