Jefferson Named a Top Graphic Design School by GDUSA Magazine

GDUSA magazine named recent graphic design communication graduate Stephen Andreo one of its Students to Watch. Pictured here is his Ology project. Andreo now is production designer at Health Union.

For the eighth year in a row, GDUSA magazine has recognized Jefferson as a top graphic design school.

“Education is more important than ever as the lines between the studio and the classroom, the office and the academy, the university and society, continue to blur,” notes GDUSA in announcing the list.

Earlier this year, the respected industry publication named recent graphic design communication graduates Abbey Pitzer and Stephen Andreo as Students to Watch. Having found personal and professional growth through their programs, the Students to Watch are “ready to burst” onto the design scene, the magazine wrote.

“Jefferson’s graphic design communication curriculum fosters an appreciation for design as a cultural craft with a relevant historical background and a rapidly evolving future that includes multiple disciplines,” says program director Beth Shirrell. “The program seeks to develop students who can contribute intelligently and responsibly at a global level to further the common good.”

The curriculum embraces design thinking and strategic planning as a powerful strategic tool to be used to help solve problems in society and business, she adds.

Student work is regularly recognized by competitions, exhibitions and publications, such as the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, AIGA, Creative Quarterly, Graphis, GDUSA, How Magazine, Society of Publication Designers, the One Show and the University and College Designers Association.

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