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Alumni Profile: Great American Ale Trail by Ryan Hayes

This just in from Adjunct Professor Ryan Hayes (PhilaU GDC, 2007), Designer for Running Press Kids in Philadelphia: “I recently had the great opportunity to design and illustrate the book, The Great American Ale Trail by Christian DeBenedetti for Running Press.


Students Experiment with Ebru, 15th Century Turkish Art Form

Graphic Design Communication students in the Package Design course practiced a 15th century Turkish art form called ebru, a marbling technique using a rectangular bath and special acrylic paints to create a design on water. Ebru expert Richard Aldorasi of Ebru Richsilk Designs gave a guest lecture and taught students how to create silk scarves using the ebru technique.


One Day One Goal to Celebrate International Day of Peace

As a way to participate in the worldwide celebration of the International Day of Peace (September 21), a group of PhilaU Graphic Design students and faculty played a pick-up soccer game for One Day One Goal. The informal game was led by senior-year Graphic Design student, Natalie Vespe, who is also an Assistant Coach for the PhilaU Womens Soccer team.

Mario Zucca Sidewalk Chalk Murals

In September 2011, Adjunct Professor of Illustration, Mario Zucca, was invited to create a number of sidewalk chalk murals at the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Among the murals he completed were portraits of Buddy Guy—who performed at the festival—and Ella Fitzgerald.


Warkulwiz in GD USA Magazine

Adjunct Professor, Bob Warkulwiz, and his firm Warkulwiz Design Associates, received six Certificate of Excellence awards in the American Graphic Design Awards Competition from GD USA Magazine, New York, NY.

PhilaU Day of Service at Cradles to Crayons

PhilaU GDC alum, Sarah Busbey (PhilaU GDC, 2009), Distribution Coordinator, Cradles to Crayons/The Giving Factory, in Conshohocken hosted a team of PhilaU students and faculty for Philadelphia University’s Day of Service for a volunteer session at their facility in Conshohocken. Led by faculty coordinator, Frank Baseman, the group sorted clothes and household items that would eventually be given to those that are less fortunate.

Four Logos in Logo Lounge for DeCusatis

Adjunct Professor, Steve DeCusatis, had four logos selected by the judges for inclusion in LogoLounge Volume 7. Client work includes JEG Design (Rutland, VT), Easy Friend Records (Norfolk, VA), and HERE Snowboards (Philadelphia, PA).

Student Packaging Project Featured at the

Graphic Design senior, Hannah Volz’s, packaging project was featured at the website. The project, VooBrew, was produced in the Spring semester 2011 Package Design course taught by Associate Professor, Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel.


Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel Named Coordinator of New DEC IDP Course

Philadelphia University launches Integrative Design Process, the first course in the DEC core that will be taken by all freshman students in the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce. Integrative Design Process (IDP) teaches students how to work successfully in teams and think creatively within the framework of Design Thinking. Students will analyze and develop their own definition of design process through the completion of a large scale team based project, readings and active learning. IDP seeks to train students to champion innovation and to equip them with the skills necessary to navigate an uncertain future. Associate Professor, Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel, has been named the Coordinator of the new DEC IDP Course.