Stories Connecting Generations
During the Spring 2022 semester, Visual Communication Design students in the Glyphix Design Research Lab have been working on an intergenerational research project combining storytelling and design.  
Jaime Kennedy Hanging Art
Associate Professor Jaime Kennedy's challenging, complex piece blends 3D printing, audio, painting and photography with a dash of randomness and now hangs in the Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
Enjoy the view of Taylor Hall as the sunsets.
The School of Visual Communication Design is pleased to announce the winners of our scholarships for the next academic year. We are incredibly proud of these students' hard work and dedication to their craft.
Anne Berry and Penina Acayo Laker headshots
As tensions simmered around the world in the summer of 2020, two Kent State University alumnae from the School of Visual Communication Design’s M.F.A. program began conversing about the experience of Black designers, artists, educators and others. The result is their anthology.
Cece Bell and her superhero El Deafo
VCD alumna Cece Bell won a Newberry Medal for her graphic novel "El Deafo" and now she's bringing the adaptation to AppleTV.
Two First Place Winners
The Associated Collegiate Press “promotes the standards and ethics of good journalism” and recognizes these media practices at its yearly conference. Kent State Student Media made an impact at the 2021 conference, winning three awards:...
Chad Lewis instructing a course
In today’s world of design and emerging technologies, digital production is a tool that’s widely used and here to stay. Assistant Professor Chad Lewis in the School of Visual Communication Design is incorporating these new technologies into the classroom to further develop studen...
Collage of students working
The CCI course Media and Movements explores social movements of our time through storytelling, strategy and advocacy. Fall 2021's seminar, themed “Building a Better World,” required students to select a specific human rights or human dignity issue that impacts their Kent State pe...
Glyphix Gallery Opening
At the start of Fall 2021, students in the Visual Communication Design course Glyphix Research Lab were asked the question, “How can design be used as an agent of change to create meaningful human experiences and build connections?”  Here are some of their answers.
Loretta Ford
Visual Communication Design alumna Loretta Ford, M.F.A., ‘21, received the opportunity of a lifetime when she was sought out by Microsoft to illustrate a new children’s book that is part of the Phippy and Friends series.  

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