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Students to Watch, GD USA Magazine 2015

For the fourth year in a row, the PhilaU Graphic Design Communication program is represented in the prestigious “Students to Watch in 2015” issue of Graphic Design USA Magazine. Sarah Driban and Jessica Eversmeyer were named Students to Watch in the January/February 2015 issue.


AIGA Mentorship Kicks Off with PhilaU Grads!

AIGA Philadelphia’s Mentorship Program launched its 2015 season on a cold February evening at the home of Visiting Assistant Professor, Rose DiSanto. The program, founded and designed by Rose in 2009, is now celebrating its sixth season with 80 participants!


Alumni Profile: Barb (Metzger) Barnett

About to mark twelve years post-graduation this coming May, I find myself where I always dreamed I would be: finally self-employed as a designer, working with organizations I respect to create truly meaningful work.

An early internship the summer between my junior and senior years with the Philadelphia Museum of Art blossomed into a satisfying career there just a year after graduation. As part of the in-house design team at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I designed and oversaw production/installation of graphics for over sixty exhibitions as well as a wide variety of print and digital materials for the Museum’s many audiences.


Alumni Profile: Bernardo Margulis, Principal, This Makes Me Happy

Scale model and thumbnail of wallpapers presented at the Please Touch Museum.

When I was a design student, I had a clear vision of my next steps after graduation. I wanted to move to New York City, work in advertising or in the fashion industry, doing branding, ads, websites, and all the big, fun projects. I would later go to graduate school for digital design or new media and go back to the workforce.  I always wanted to teach and run my own practice, but I envisioned making a career working for big firms first, and once established, turning to teaching and running my own practice. I had a very clear path drawn, but little did I know that my design career would take many different turns.


PhilaU Graphic Design “Does Good” at AIGA Design for Good

Congratulations to our Graphic Design Seniors for racking up seven Awards of Merit (out of 33 awarded) at AIGA Philadelphia’s Design for Good project last week! In this exhibition, students from around the greater Philadelphia area were invited to design a T-shirt to raise awareness for a social cause or issue for a non-profit organization of their choice. Believing that good design can impact social change and benefit the world and our communities, Design for Good is “a movement to ignite, accelerate and amplify design-driven social change.”


Two American Package Design Awards for Kelsey Veurink

Senior-year Graphic Design Communication student Kelsey Veurink recently won two American Package Design Awards from GD USA Magazine for her projects, Aditi and Lunch Buddies. Both projects were produced in the Package Design course taught by Associate Professor, Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel, in the Fall 2014 semester.


Alumni Profile: Jocelyn Park was “Inspired to Start Something”

By Jocelyn Park (PhilaU GDC, 2007)

If you had told me in 2007 that I would be an entrepreneur seven years later, I would have laughed and shrugged it off, not really sure what you even meant. Entrepreneurs are the people who start new things, like tech companies or design firms or an Etsy shop or something. In 2007 I was completely convinced I’d find some cool job in downtown Philly as a junior graphic designer and work my way up from there.