Design Award Archive

SASD has a long history of being award leaders in the several disciplines. See the Design Award Archive for more SASD student awards

Exhibitions

SASD presents a series of exhibitions throughout the academic year.
The Schelfhaudt Gallery is generally available
Mon 10:00–3:00
Tue 10:30–5:00
Wed 10:00–3:00
Thu 10:30–1:15
Fri 12:00–4:00
Sat 12:00–4:00
Please call ahead during academic breaks:
1-203-576-4034
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Schelfhaudt Gallery
Arnold Bernhard Center
84 Iranistan Ave
(Directions)

Vanessa Strubbe, SASD ID student, makes the Times

Tue 29 July 2014 &emdash; Vanessa Strubbe, a senior Industrial Design student at SASD, is helping make a difference and the NYTimes noticed. She’s working with a team to invent new and inexpensive ways to give growing but disabled children furniture that they can use to meet their peers at eye level or to supplement

Dale Shepard, SASD ID Junior, wins Pensole Scholarship to Master Class in Portland OR

Fri 18 July 2014 — Dale Shepard will study athletic footwear design in Portland Oregon on scholarship at the PENSOLE World Sneaker Championship from Monday 21 July to Friday 15 August 2014. The design course is a hands-on, 4-week intensive, global footwear design Master Class and competition created to identify and introduce aspiring designers to

SASD Seniors and Alumni Exhibit at Wanted Design NYC

16–19 May 2014 NYCxDESIGN in NYC — SASD Industrial Design seniors, Kelsey Day, Mackenzie Day and Carmine Esposito and alumni David Clarkin and Evan Anderson, joined by junior Geoffrey Perman, exhibited their best work this year at Wanted Design 2014.More » WantedDesign is a premier creative destination for the international design community during NYCxDESIGN in

Three GD Wins at CADC

Three SASD junior graphic design students took prizes at the CADC (Connecticut Art Directors Club) annual portfolio meet on Saturday 20 April 2013. The annual event draws design students from all over Connecticut for a day of reviews, talks by working professionals, networking, and lunch. Both Jake Cummings and Kazuha Canak got honorable mention for

SASD Design Students Sweep Awards at ASID Competition

Design students from Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport were the big winners when they were awarded all but one prize at the American Society of Interior Designers CT (ASID) Student Design Competition. ASID CT invited design students to submit entries for two categories: Residential Design and Contract Design. In

2 SASD Students Win Ad Club of CT Billboard Competition

Two UB-SASD junior graphic design students won first and second places in the Advertising Club of Connecticut’s annual digital billboard competition, judged on Wednesday 27 February. Jose won First Place and $150 for his “Save a Pet” board, and Erika Ayala won Second and $50 for “Tweet About It”. Each student used their own pets

SASD Student Wins Ad Club Award

Melissa Matos is the recipient of an award from the Advertising Club of Connecticut for her logo for the UB Music Department. The project was completed under the direction of Prof. Gary Munch. The brief was to typify the University of Bridgeport’s music program, a program within the School of Arts and Sciences. Ms Matos

SASD student wins Silver and Excellence awards in CADC Show

SASD graphic design student, Kevin Corrado won a Silver and an Excellence award for the two photos seen here in the Connecticut Art Directors Club Annual Awards show.

SASD students offer fresh concepts for the Bridgeport library

During last semester SASD Interior Design students have been working under the direction of Professor Seung Park architect, developing concepts for the eventual renovation of a library wing. Part of this renovation is the introduction of a bank and a Cafeteria within the space. The exhibition of their work will be held during a reception

SASD Student Wins ASID Prize

The ASID Challenge was to design an exhibit for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland to commemorate an artist who has passed away. The competition was sponsored by ASID and Fabulous Floors Magazine. Danielle Anderson entry featured an exhibit for Ray Charles that was selected as the winning entry for which

SASD students win ParkFest Furniture-Design Competition

Two teams of student designers from the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport have won ParkFEST Furniture Design Competition by creating outdoor seating and other structures that will be used by the City of New Haven park system. Sean Evelich and Josh Sikora, both 19-year-old industrial design majors, beat out

SASD gets its own billboard

Check it out at exit 33 on Rte 95 inStratford, CT.

Italian by Design

It was, by all accounts, l’estate perfetta — the perfect summer — for Shintaro Akatsu School of Design students Carla Chavez, Gladys Erazzo, and Elizabeth Kohler, who studied at the much-celebrated Istituto Superiore di Architettura e Design (Institute of Architecture and Design) in Italy. The three interior design majors were assigned to develop plans for

SASD Industrial Design student wins Grand Prize at New York International Auto Show

A Shintaro Akatsu School of Design student from the University of Bridgeport (UB) captured the $4,000 Grand Prize at the 2011 World Traffic Safety Symposium Competition at the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) International Auto Show. The World Traffic Safety Symposium is a featured event at the annual New York International Automobile Show,

2010: SASD senior Laura Kochan received Certificate of Excellence

Interior Design Senior Laura Kochan received a Certificate of Excellence in the Spring 2010 Yale. R. Burge Portfolio Competition. The competition is an ASID National Portfolio Competition.

2010: SASD junior Diego Moreno Received an Honorable Mention at the PAVE the Way 3D Challenge

More than 100 college students enrolled in store design, interior design,visual merchandising, and industrial design programs across the United States submitted designs to the highly competitive PAVE Challenge. Interior Design student Moreno was among just 12 finalists who qualified for the final rounds of the competition, which was held from March 10-12 in Las Vegas.

2010: SASD Student, Jihyun Park, Awarded an Honorable Mention at the CADC Student Conference

Jihyun Park, Graphic Design exchange student from Korea, was awarded an honorable mention at the CADC (Connecticut Art Directors Club) Student Conference for having an outstanding portfolio.

2010: SASD Student, Abigail Zambon, cited in the Connecticut legislature’s annual College Academic Day

For her academic achievement, UB chose Abigail Zambon, senior in Graphic Design, for citation in the Connecticut legislature’s annual College Academic Day. She and students from colleges and universities throughout Connecticut were presented with certificates and were introduced to the House of Representatives as “Connecticut’s next leaders” by Rep. Richard Roy in a ceremony in

2009: Students Show Works at Barnum in NEA Exhibit

Students of the Junior and Senior graphic design and Illustration studios designed letterforms for the NEA Big Read exhibiton, Art of Deception in honor of this year’s book, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiel Hammett. The works were exhibited in the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport.

2009: Student Health Services Center Poster Campaign

Students of the Junior graphic design studio designed series of posters for the UB Student Health Center. Taking top prizes were Jillmon Selevarajan, for his Prevent STDs series; Daniel Walsh, for his Fight the Flu series; and Ravin Iasiello, for her Prevent STDs series. The posters will be produced and placed on campus in prominent

2009: Five SASD Students Honored at the Connecticut Advertising Club Awards

Abigail Zambon, Graphic DesignJunior Graphic Design major Abigail Zambon won the prestigious Connecticut Art Director’s Club’s Student Prize of $500 in Illustration. Anna Gitelman, Graphic DesignSophomore Anna Gitelman received the prestigious Pencil award from the Ad Clubof Connecticut.for her Bogatá magazine layout design Senad Ibrahimbegovic, Graphic DesignSophomore Senad Ibrahimbegovic received an award for his magazine

2008: UB Design students placed winning entries in national competitions

Alex Ananin, Industrial DesignAlex Ananin won first prize at the the 2008 GNYDA Auto Safety Show in New York. Michael Samaan, Industrial DesignMichael Samaan won first prize at the the 2008 Fashion in Motion Show in Las Vegas.

2008:IIDA Sustainable Design National Competition, Award of Excellence

New “Smart” technologies are now becoming an integral part of our living environment. Interior Design senior Byoung Hwa Choi designed a modular apartment unit integrating various sensor technologies.

2008: Graphic Design Juniors Honored at the Connecticut Advertising Club Awards

2008: Graphic Design Juniors Honored at the Connecticut Advertising Club Awards Graphic Design students built a winning poster campaign for UB Health Services. Two of the poster series, by Cecilia (CC) Jacobsen and Kathie Cote, won in Advertising Club of Connecticut’s 2008 54th Annual Awards Competition.