Graphic Design

Graphic Design Fundamentals

Graphic Design is the largest program within the Myers School of Art. It is a professional program for students pursuing careers in the expanding multidisciplinary field of visual communication design. Criti- cal thinking and logical problem solving in print, web and interactive media are emphasized.

Purpose

The curriculum teaches communication theories, principles and processes using current industry stan- dard technology. Students gain an understanding that design is an investment in innovative thinking, positioning, branding and communication that creates value for businesses. We encourage our students to become engaged, socially responsible, and thoughtful designers.

Goals

All students participate in opportunities to learn beyond the classroom which helps to maintain an 80% job placement rate, three months after graduation.


Graphic Design Faculty

Brittyn DeWerth

Brittyn DeWerth
Title: Visiting Professor
Phone: 330.972.6030
Email: brittyn@uakron.edu


Christopher Hoot

Christopher Hoot
Title: Professor
Department: Graphic Design
Phone: 330.972.6030
Email: choot@uakron.edu


Robert Kelemen

Robert Kelemen
Title: Temporary Visiting Lecture
Phone: 330.972.8049
Email: kelemen@uakron.edu


John Morrison

John Morrison
Title: Associate Professor, Graphic Design Area Coordinator
Department: Graphic Design
Phone: 330.972.5956
Email: jmorrison@uakron.edu


Anthony Samangy

Anthony Samangy
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Graphic Design
Phone: 330.972.2383
Email: samangy@uakron.edu


Dave Szalay

Dave Szalay
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Graphic Design
Phone: 330.972.8202
Email: szalay@uakron.edu


Janice Troutman

Janice Troutman
Title: Professor, Graphic Design Area Coordinator
Department: Graphic Design
Phone: 330.972.8051
Email: jstrout@uakron.edu


Markus Vogl

Markus Vogl
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Graphic Design
Phone: 330.972.5952
Email: mvv@uakron.edu


Vlada Vukadinovic

Vlada Vukadinovic
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Graphic Design
Phone: 330.972.5957
Email: vlada@uakron.edu


Advantages

Along with the Akron Advantage, students are presented with a broad range of facilities and opportunities while pursuing their BFA in Graphic Design such as:

  • Gain real-world skills through design x 9, the in-house student design studio serving on and off campus clients.
  • Strengthen design and business skills through professional internship in a studio, agency or corporate environment.
  • Engage with local design professionals while participating in an active Advertising Federation of Akron.
  • Portfolio review by area Art Directors through American Institute of Graphic Artist.
  • Students in our programs have won over 100 design awards  in competitions and have been published in major design journals.

Sample Curriculum: 

Other Links:

  • For more information on the Graphic Design profession, visit www.aiga.org.