The four-year B.F.A. Graphic Design program consists of an integrated, inter-disciplinary sequence that is designed to strengthen communication skills, promote teamwork and individuality, stimulate creativity, and provide both traditional and technological skills for the career-oriented student. Graphic Design students learn techniques and processes to build their portfolios with works prepared for both traditional print and new media including typography, branding and identity, promotional campaigns, publications, motion, and interactive.
Typefaces, logos, and websites, drawing, painting, and video: all part of the SASD Graphic Design Program. The program emphasizes process, real-world community projects, and skill-building toward a final self-directed project in the senior year. SASD is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the governing body of undergraduate and graduate art and design schools.
Graphic Design Student Work
Graphic Design Faculty
Emily Larned’s self-published artist books and periodicals are exhibited and collected internationally by over 65 major public institutions.
Gary Munch has designed typefaces for Linotype and was part of Microsoft’s ClearType project of system fonts which all included Greek, Latin, and Cyrillic.
Alex W. White has been teaching design thinking and seeing for thirty years. He emphasizes making decisions that produce clear, intentional visual relationships.
Rick McCollum was raised in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He earned a BFA with honors in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.
Karl Heine is the principal of creativeplacement® a talent recruitment firm dedicated to fulltime, freelance and project based placements in the design industries.
Peter Konsterlie credits a single painting class with deciding his artistic direction.
Todd is Managing Partner of CleverDesign (CorchiaWolinerRhoda) in New York City where he is responsible for the day-to-day running of the firm . . .
Christian Ruggiero was born in 1976 in New York City and holds a BA in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University.
Mary Jo is the principal and founder of Signature Wall and Splash Creative Services. She is an award-winning artist and contributing artist to many public and private projects in the Northeast.
Nick is currently the Creative Director at Mascola Group, a New Haven, CT based ad agency that specializes in promoting lifestyle brands from the local to international markets.
Pete Rembetsy was born in Boston Mass to a family that appreciated the visual and performing arts. Much of his early days were spent with show people and actors which gave him a variety of different outlooks.