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PhilaU Graphic Design Alumni Happy Hour and Networking Event

After the Graphic Design Discovery Day and Real World events of the day, we continued the fun at a PhilaU Graphic Design Happy Hour and Networking event in Manayunk. Over fifty alums, faculty and current senior-year students (who soon enough will be alums!) joined in the gaiety. And truly, a good time was had by all.


Real World 2015: PhilaU Graphic Design Alumni Event

The Graphic Design Communication program proudly welcomed back a stellar lineup of alums at the annual Real World 2015: PhilaU Graphic Design Alumni event. The seats were packed in the DEC Center Forum with prospective students and parents attending the Graphic Design Discovery Day, as well as current students (regardless that their attendance was required!) to hear the “pearls of wisdom” offered by those that have made their way in the real world (yes, there is life after college!). In a panel discussion format, recent graduates of the PhilaU Graphic Design program shared their career advice and experiences and useful job-searching information with the audience. Thanks everyone for coming back to see us, and for giving us your valuable time—continue to stay in touch!


PhilaU Graphic Design Discovery Day 2015

The Graphic Design Communication program at Philadelphia University was thrilled to welcome and host Accepted and Interested prospective students and their families at the recent PhilaU Graphic Design Discovery Day event. The event was intended to give the prospective student a more in-depth visit to campus and to get a better sense of what makes our program unique. The day began with prospective students and their parents visiting the Philadelphia University Design Workshop course where current students in the class presented some of the real-world projects they are working on.


PhilaU Title IX Project: Merit Award Winner in 2015 Graphis New Talent Design Annual

PhilaU Graphic Design and the Philadelphia University Design Workshop are very proud to announce that the PhilaU Title IX Brand Identity and Pubic Awareness Campaign Against Sexual Violence on Campus project has won a Merit Award in the 2015 Graphis New Talent Design Annual. The Graphis New Talent Design Annual is one of the most prestigious student design competitions in the world. Working as an interdisciplinary team with nine students from two different majors (Graphic Design Communication and Animation) students took on the task of addressing the very important topic of sexual violence on campus.


Forced Random Connections Matrix: A Workshop with Bill Gardner

Thursday, April 2, 12:30–2:30pm

For Branding/Corporate Identity Design 6 students

Lab 3; 104 Hayward Hall

Brainstorming can be a highly productive way for any group to generate ideas but it a miserable activity if there is no one to bounce ideas off of. This methodology was developed to allow an individual to quickly produce unique connections and force unexpected ideas to surface. As a designer it allows you to immediately move beyond the list of usual suspect solutions. This technique will find visual linkage under rocks you likely would never have looked under.


Anarchy…in Graphic Design

PhilaU Graphic Design faculty and student work were recently recognized with several projects selected for inclusion in the latest publication from HOW Books, Creative Anarchy. This book discusses how to break the rules of graphic design for creative success. Released in January, 2015, the book is written by Denise Bosler.


PhilaU and This is My Philly!

By Kelsey Veurink & Jessica Eversmeyer (PhilaU GDC, 2015)

Five PhilaU Graphic Design students, under the direction of Spells Writing Lab and AIGA Philadelphia, spent an afternoon guiding young children to illustrate their own original poems. Kelly Szymanowski, Jenna Granville, Kelsey Veurink, Jessica Eversmeyer, and Allison Jordan donated their time to working with 8–13 year olds from across the Greater Philadelphia Area in a creative writing/image making workshop called This Is My Philly.