Posted by Kathy Smyser on May 10, 2018 9:10:25 AM

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Topics: Gallery, photography, graduation, Senior Show & Celebration, graphic design, commencement, Illustration, fine art, student art, bfa, digital media, class of 2018

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 1, 2018 9:29:24 AM

Every year for 10 years, non-profits from Central Pennsylvania have brought their needs for professional-quality design materials to Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s American Institute of Graphic Arts Student Chapter (AIGA) for the annual Designathon. Every year, PCA&D students, aided by faculty members and PCA&D alumni (and lots of coffee), create brochures, logos, t-shirts, posters, websites and more during a 24 hour period.

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Topics: graphic design, design, community

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 31, 2018 3:55:04 PM


PCA&D’s junior-level graphic design Motion Graphic class, taught by instructor Chris Ruch, paid a visit on January 29th to TC Motion, a motion communications content provider serving advertising agencies, broadcasters, and corporate communicators located in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

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Topics: Art Student, Art Careers, graphic design, art classes

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 26, 2018 8:53:02 AM

emily white.jpegSenior designer, Emily White, York PA, received an honorable mention in the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association’s 2017-2018 Young Designers Package Design Competition. Annually, students in Tom Newmaster's Package Design class create packaging for fictitious cosmetic brands for the competition, which draws entries from 27 college programs throughout the United States.

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Topics: graphic design, student work

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Aug 15, 2017 11:12:55 AM

Congratulations PCA&D Graphic Design students Kelsey Harmon, Jared Shuey, and Emily White!
Their entry, PAL Campaign (Childhood Exposure to Violence Awareness), was selected as a winner in GD USA’s  inaugural Student Design Awards™!

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Topics: Art Student, graphic design, student art, awards, student news

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Apr 13, 2017 11:33:17 AM

Three PCA&D Students’ work was selected as winners in the 2017 Graphic Design USA’s annual American Package Design Awards competition. Congratulations to PCA&D Seniors Maranda Bressi, West Lawn, PA,  Wyatt Hockensmith, Dover, PA, and Corey Rafferty, Hershey, PA, for winning Graphic Design USA's 2017 Package Design Awards

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Topics: Art Student, Art Education, graphic design, student work

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Feb 13, 2017 4:27:58 PM

Maranda Bressi, PCA&D Senior majoring in  Graphic Design, was awarded second place at the prestigious Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors’ Young Designers Award Competition, on Wednesday in Newport Beach, California.

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Topics: PCAD, Art Student, graphic design

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 11, 2017 2:05:24 PM

Zipeng Zhu's website is a perfect pun: ZZ.IS.IT 

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Topics: PCAD, visiting artist, graphic design

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 2, 2016 4:43:08 PM

Photo by photography major, Julya Nichols

PCA&D’s 8th annual Designathon, was held from 6 p.m. Friday February 19 to 6 p.m. Saturday February 20. There, 26 PCA&D students participated, aided by nine faculty members and five professional designers who belong to Central PA AIGA (and gallons of coffee) to help nine nonprofit organizations by creating graphic design and marketing materials.

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Topics: Art Student, designathon, graphic design

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