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Graphic and Interactive Design

September 20, 2014
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Interaction Design Class Studio Trips

This past Wednesday, the students in Professor Panafino’s Interaction Design class visited two design
agencies in Harrisburg.

The students talked with the teams at WebPage FX and AndCulture about careers and the working as a team in the industry. Students toured the two buildings and asked questions to these industry veterans and gained insight on the kind of environment they could possibly work in as well as the hard work and determination it takes to succeed in this field.

It was an eye opening experience and was very helpful for these students planning the next step in their careers.

September 15, 2014
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Above the Fold Awards 2014



Each year Above the Fold and Adobe team up to issue a contest for growing  young minds in the field of  Digital Design.  The contest is offered to design students nationwide whose work excels in Web, Interaction, and Motion and is judged by some of the top names of designers in the respective fields. This year Millersville University had the most acknowledged entries of schools that had entered with a total of 12 students and recent alumni, who all had very impressive work to show off.


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June 25, 2012
by jadams

Four MU Design students mentioned in Above the Fold contest

MU Design graduates Blake Rowley, Mike Sohl, and Hayley Harclerode along with current MU Design student Bri Piccari were recently awarded an honorable mention in Brian Miller’s Above the Fold contest. They are all recognized in the category of Web Site Design and will be featured in the Above the Fold iPad app as well as featured on Congratulations to all mentioned, along with the winners of the contest.

View the Above the Fold awards page here.

View Blake and Mike‘s portfolios.

June 6, 2012
by jadams

Erin Good Featured on How Interactive Design

MU Design graduate Erin Good was featured as the site of the day on the How Interactive Design website. This site usually features a professional website with fresh and creative designs. Interactive Design is a new technique that caters to all forms of media including mobile devices, tablets, as well as computers through a system of grids that respond to browser size. The author praises her for having a solid and functional design, also for utilizing new techniques available to designers.

View How Interactive Design’s post here.

View Erin’s site here.

February 29, 2012
by crcorrao

Ink & Pixels: Congratulations Emilee Hunt!

MU Design student Emilee Hunt has won a poster design competition sponsored by AIGA Baltimore. Emilee’s winning design, seen above, will be used for the Ink/Pixels 2012 design conference for students. Emilee’s poster will be printed and distributed throughout the Baltimore area.

“This design expresses the relationship that ink and pixels has in design. I used a process of printing and scanning techniques to distort a print of my original graphic. This way it passed through a series of steps from print, to screen, and back to print. We live in an exciting time when ink and pixels can have a beautiful co-dependence.”

-Emilee Hunt for AIGA Baltimore (Source)

Read AIGA Baltimore’s original blog post on Emilee’s win here.

Learn more about Ink/Pixles 2012 design conference here.

Congratulations Emilee!

February 3, 2012
by crcorrao

4 Designers in 2 Days: All Part of the “Week of Design”

This year’s Week of Design will consist of four design professionals including three authors, starting with Todd Miller of the Archer Group.

The week will start of with Todd Miller on Tuesday, February 14.

Todd Miller is a Principal and Managing Partner of The Archer Group. The Archer Group’s clients include many national brands including Wawa, Herr’s, and Chase bank.

Event starts at 6:00pm in McComsey Hall’s Ford Atrium and is open to the public.

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The Week of Design will continue on Thursday, February 16 will three speakers visiting via Skype.

Though these events will occur during class, in Breidenstine Room 206, they are open to all.
Questions? Contact

Brad Guigar, author of How to Make Web Comics
“Web comics and Entrepreneurship on the Web”

12:00 noon
Ellen Lupton, author of Graphic Design Thinking
“Brainstorming for Design and Creative Problem Solving”

Patrick McNeil, author of The Web Designer’s Idea Books
“How Technology helps create visually stunning design: 3 case studies”

February 2, 2012
by crcorrao

MU Design Students Visit Reading-Area Design Studios

MU Design students visited 3 Reading-area design studios in January 2012 including LaunchDM, Partners Design, Inc. and William Fox Munroe. Thank you too all the studios for the great opportunity! Don’t forget to check out their websites.

Wyomissing, PA
Clients Include: 3M, Lego, Cisco Systems

Partners Design Inc.
Bernville PA
Clients Include: Boscovs, Berks Hot Dogs, Reading Phillies

William Fox Munroe
Shillington, PA
Clients Include: The Hershey Company, Armstrong World Industries, Tyson Foods

January 30, 2012
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MU Design Students Place in Nationwide “Root of Development” Competition

Art and design students at Millersville won four of six awards at the Design for Development competition, held in Washington, D.C., on October 31. This nationwide competition, which was sponsored by the Roots for Development Project, an organization that helps impoverished communities in Haiti obtain resources to manage their own development, received more than 100 applicants.

Art and design student competition winners

Millersville University juniors Rachael Pearson and Lauren Ricapito took first and second place respectively in the student category and senior Erin Good and sophomore Brianna Piccari received first and second place respectively in the Pep La award category, which is Haitian Creole for “the people.” First place winners received a $1,000 cash prize; second place winners received $500. Winners for the Pep La award were chosen by a Facebook voting competition held prior to the event.

Nancy Mata, art and design, asked 22 students in her illustration course to create designs to submit to the competition that reflected Roots’ mission. The six winning designs will be printed on eco-friendly tote bags and sold at Whole Food stores throughout the Washington, D.C., area, as well as online, at Roots of Development website, for $20. Roots will donate proceeds from bag sales to Haiti.

The four designs created by Millersville students varied with bright and dark colors, helping hands, unique stenciling and phrases written in Haitian.

The Roots of Development Project promotes a different approach to rural development by facilitating a process in which they listen to assorted community voices, build on the natural strength of each and entire community-driven projects that lead to a more sustainable future.

For more information on the competition, visit Roots of Development website.

Article Source: Millersville University Exchange Dec. 21, 2011