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Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Feb 17, 2020 12:46:07 PM

Anthony Nardo and Dyneisha Gross

 

Anthony Nardo and Dyneisha Gross, both seniors in Graphic Design, have been named Students to Watch by Graphic Design USA . The magazine annually recognizes "top students ready to burst on the design scene."

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Topics: Art Student, graphic design, design, award, GDUSA, awards, student news, honors

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Jan 22, 2020 4:06:59 PM

PCA&D's 2018 Designathon team (photo courtesy Pamela Barby)

If you're passing by PCA&D on the evening of Feb. 22, you'll spot several dozen students, faculty members, and alumni emerging into the dusk. They'll be bleary-eyed, maybe even a little over-caffeinated, and they'll have have earned every minute of their upcoming spring break naps.

They're Designathon veterans. Each year, in a 24-hour push of brainstorming, designing, refining, production, and presentations, PCA&D students and faculty create free marketing materials -- logos, websites, brochures, flyers, whatever's needed -- for local nonprofits.

The client organizations specify what they'd like to have. Design student teams ask questions, prioritize, and gather info. And, then, between Friday night and Saturday night, College classrooms are humming with students busy creating brand-new marketing campaigns from scratch.

"Students 'get it,'" says Graphic Design Chair Pamela Barby, Designathon's organizer. "They see the power of art and design -- how impactful what they do can be."

 

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Topics: designathon, graphic design, design, Design Thinking

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Dec 4, 2019 5:11:46 PM

 

 

When Alexandria "Lexi" Bonner wrapped up her final project for a PCA&D class on making a children's book, she didn't just shove the pages into a drawer and forget all about them.

No, those characters lingered in her mind: A mischievous firefly named Ember. A curly-haired, button-nosed child whose daytime curiosity spills over into a playful, creative dream world.

And Bonner, who'd long speculated about writing and illustrating a book, wasn't about to let that firefly and that child linger forgotten in a drawer forever.

 

Three years after earning her BFA in Fine Art from PCA&D, Bonner's tale about the pair's dreamtime adventure has been published as "Ember," a wordless book that tells its story solely through Bonner's illustrations.

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Topics: alumni, professional practice, Illustration, children's books, design, alumni art, author, publishing

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Sep 4, 2019 11:37:42 AM

Deciding to make the leap into entrepreneurship is a huge commitment, driven by a deep passion for the service or product you want to share with the world. At PCAD, we have a front-row seat to witness the evolution of our creative students, alumni, faculty, and community members. To support them, and our larger community, in developing the next steps for setting up a business, we offer our Business Practices for Creatives course. This course runs Mondays from 6-9 pm from Sept. 16-Nov. 18 and counts toward our professional certificate programs. 

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, Art Careers, professional practice, design, professional development, digital marketing, digital media, certificates

Posted by Kristi Barto on Sep 3, 2019 9:00:54 AM

Interested in screen printing, explorations in typography, and room to share your passions? Join us in the print studio for our Printmaking: Social Justice Poster Design course this fall on Monday nights starting October 14. We're excited to introduce you to instructor Jared Shuey. Jared is a graphic designer and graduate of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Originally from Northampton, Pennsylvania, Jared relocated to Lancaster City after transferring to PCA&D from Northampton Area Community College. We had a chat with Jared about his class and his life and work design.

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, alumni, design, art for social good, printmaking, art technique, digital design, art students

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Feb 28, 2019 9:24:49 AM


 
Jeremy Waak is the Chair of Foundation at PCA&D. The foundation year, or first year, program is the basis for all students at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Courses are structured to teach you the fundamentals of art making allowing students to build their skills, techniques, knowledge of historical context, and critical thinking to support their work at every stage in their career.
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Topics: PCAD, design, bfa, faculty art, Foundation

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Feb 5, 2019 10:20:42 AM

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Topics: Transfer students, Illustration, design, bfa, digital design, art students

Posted by Nicole Duquette on Jan 24, 2019 10:54:51 AM

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Topics: Transfer students, design, HACC, bfa, digital media, community, digital design, art students, student trips

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Jan 10, 2019 8:22:51 AM

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Topics: Transfer students, graphic design, design, bfa, digital design, art students

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 2, 2019 11:36:17 AM

24 hours of Designing for the Community!

Applications are currently being accepted through January 11 for any non-profit who would like their design project in the 11th annual 2019 Designathon, when PCA&D students, aided by faculty and alumni (and countless gallons of coffee),  shut themselves in to give back to the community.

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Topics: designathon, graphic design, design, student art

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