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Graphic Design

The SASD Graphic Design Program offers two four-year B.F.A. programs: Graphic Design, and Graphic Design New Media. Each curriculum is a B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) of 125 credits minimum.

Graphic Design students are versatile visual communicators, designing for a wide range of print and digital media, including identity systems, websites, posters, typefaces, motion graphics, and books.

Graphic Design New Media students further specialize in digital design, focusing on motion graphics, video, animation, sound, electronic publishing, interactive processes, user interfaces, augmented and virtual reality, and web-based design and development.

Both curricula consist of integrated, inter-disciplinary sequences which strengthen concept development, communication skills, critical thinking, problem solving abilities, creativity, research methods, and professional practice.

Graphic Design and Graphic Design New Media majors share the same foundation in the fundamentals of design and visual communication. Beginning the second year, students choose electives in accordance with their major and their interests, and proceed together through the Graphic Design Studio sequence.

Both programs offer opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, internships, real-world client projects, social impact design, entrepreneurship, and a self-directed thesis 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

Sandy Lor

Sandy Lor

Brief: Design and produce a campaign for the Bridgeport Food Policy Council. Design Service
Nora Jones

Nora Jones

Brief: Research, design, and produce a campaign to promote self-esteem among young adults. GD Studio…
Stefne Jean

Stefne Jean

Brief: Research, design, and produce prototype apps for the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) of New…
Terrell Griffith

Terrell Griffith

Brief: Inspire budding designers to commit to practicing their craft. GD Studio VI Thesis
Edwin Montero

Edwin Montero

Brief: Design and produce an poster for the SASD graphic design lecture series. Design Service
Qianying Niu

Qianying Niu

Brief: Design and produce a festive poster for the UBMusic holiday concert. Design Service
Mike Christiano

Mike Christiano

Brief: Design an initial letter that reinforces the word/sound/form relationship. Illustration I
Abe Pulido

Abe Pulido

Brief: Design a postage stamp for the Olympics in the Russian Monumentalism manner. Illustration II
Kayleigh Zaczkiewicz 2

Kayleigh Zaczkiewicz 2

Brief: Plan, design, and produce a storyboard for a 30-second video spot advertisement. Drawing II
Kayleigh Zaczkiewicz

Kayleigh Zaczkiewicz

Draw a fashion illustration in a vintage mode using pencil and color pencils. Illustration II
Mike Christiano

Mike Christiano

Brief: Design and produce a modern typeface font in a clean, crisp contemporary hybrid grotesque-geometric…
Sandy Lor

Sandy Lor

Brief: Design and produce a typeface font for extended reading using a serif style for…
Eric Kilburn

Eric Kilburn

Brief: Design and produce a funky display typeface and make a poster using the new…
Sandy Lor

Sandy Lor

Brief: Plan and paint a personal image with complementary colors and dynamic forms, using oil…
Yintu Dong

Yintu Dong

Brief: Design and produce a poster for a major animated motion picture. Illustration II
Yintu Dong

Yintu Dong

Brief: Design and produce an illustration as cover art for the soundtrack to a major…
Joe Giampaoli 1

Joe Giampaoli 1

Brief: Research, design, and produce pocket guides to sites in Bridgeport's Seaside Park. GD Studio…
Joe Giampaoli 2

Joe Giampaoli 2

Brief: Research, design, and produce icons for areas in Bridgeport's Seaside Park. GD Studio VI…
Amanda Fernandez

Amanda Fernandez

Brief: Research, design, and produce advocacy materials for Puerto Rican representation in Congress. GD Studio…
Mike Christiano

Mike Christiano

Brief: Research, design, and produce updated, contemporary logos and identities for local Bridgeport establishments. GD…
Kayleigh Zaczkiewicz

Kayleigh Zaczkiewicz

Brief: Prepare a bilingual setting of a short text. One language supports the other in…
Sungkeel Yamada

Sungkeel Yamada

Brief: Prepare a bilingual setting of a short text. One language supports the other in…
Ean Turner

Ean Turner

Brief: Prepare a bilingual setting of a short text. One language supports the other in…
Amanda Nettle

Amanda Nettle

Brief: Prepare a bilingual setting of a short text. One language supports the other in…
Kathie Atkinson

Kathie Atkinson

Brief: After designing and setting a book of tales, design a book jacket for the…
Mateusz Ochwat

Mateusz Ochwat

Brief: Design and produce a display typeface font in the Grotesque style. Type Design
Alexia Jandreau

Alexia Jandreau

Brief: Design and produce a display typeface font in the Geometric style. Type Design
Corinne Alleyne

Corinne Alleyne

Brief: Design and produce a display typeface font in the Geometric style. Type Design
Weiyu Zhu

Weiyu Zhu

Brief: Analyze the space and configuration of Arnold Bernhard Center and design and produce wayfinding…
Qianying Niu

Qianying Niu

Brief: Analyze the space and configuration of Walhstrom Hall and design and produce wayfinding signage…
Kevin Salmon

Kevin Salmon

Brief: Analyze the space and configuration of Arnold Bernhard Center and design and produce wayfinding…
Jennie Salgado

Jennie Salgado

Brief: Redesign the identity and logo for the Bridgeport Public Schools; then, apply the identity…
Mateusz Ochwat

Mateusz Ochwat

Brief: Redesign the identity and logo for the Bridgeport Public Schools; then, apply the identity…
Corinne Alleyne

Corinne Alleyne

Brief: Redesign the identity and logo for the Bridgeport Public Schools; then, apply the identity…
2016 GD Senior Class

2016 GD Senior Class

Brief: Design and produce two spreads each on perceptions of and thoughts on the concept…
Michael Christiano

Michael Christiano

Brief: Design and produce a book detailing the processes of "Small Business Re-Design" with ten…
Terrell Griffith 1

Terrell Griffith 1

Brief: Track the process of producing the thesis project, "Practice Makes Better" in a handmade…
Terrell Griffith 2

Terrell Griffith 2

Brief: Design and produce a website to promote the senior thesis project, "Practice Makes Better".…
Terrell Griffith 3

Terrell Griffith 3

Brief: Design a publicity poster for a lecture, in the UB English department's Necessary Voices…
Johanna Loerracher

Johanna Loerracher

Brief: Design and produce a table of contents for a large magazine-esque site in place…
Johanna Loerracher

Johanna Loerracher

Brief: Create a set of amusing characters for use in a campaign for a growing…
Jake Cummings

Jake Cummings

Brief: Design and produce original typefaces in dimensional and flat versions, and use it in…
Kazuha Canak

Kazuha Canak

Brief: Design and produce an original typeface and use it in a promotional poster for…
Kate Wall

Kate Wall

Brief: In a collaborative project with industrial designers, build labels to spec for the package…
Abe Pulido

Abe Pulido

Brief: Design and produce a poster for the University of Bridgeport annual International Festival.
Xenia Amador

Xenia Amador

Brief: Design and produce an original typeface and use it in a promotional poster for…
Kimberlee Nguyen

Kimberlee Nguyen

Brief: Design and produce a unified poster series promoting physical activity with facts and humor.
Eddie Mensah

Eddie Mensah

Brief: Utilize pre-existing branding standards to build a large product site and add a significant…
Erin Turner

Erin Turner

Brief: Design a fast-loading iPhone app as part of a suite of digital applications promoting…
Edwin Montero

Edwin Montero

Brief: Design a poster promoting an upcoming lecture by LEGS, a dynamic duo who produce…
Jake Cummings

Jake Cummings

Brief: Design a t-shirt for the 50th anniversary of WPKN, the independent free form radio…
Abe Pulido 1

Abe Pulido 1

Brief: Design a logo and collateral for a small Bronx-based one-woman bakery that communicates the…
Abe Pulido 2

Abe Pulido 2

Brief: Design a logo and collateral for a small Bronx-based one-woman bakery that communicates the…
Document: Skins

Document: Skins

Brief: Students research, design, and layout spreads for a subtopic for the magazine, Document:. For…
Melissa Matos

Melissa Matos

Brief: Design and produce a rebranding of a consumer product, from logo to collateral to…
Edwin Montero

Edwin Montero

Brief: Design and produce a tribute to the power of type to communicate -- Dear…
Phuong Nguyen

Phuong Nguyen

Brief: Design and produce an original typeface and use it in a promotional poster for…
Kazuha Canak

Kazuha Canak

Brief: Design and produce an original typeface and use it in a promotional poster for…
Daniela Gonzalez

Daniela Gonzalez

Brief: Research, write, design, layout, and compose a paper for a magazine on a topic…
Erika Ayala

Erika Ayala

Brief: Design a billboard promoting the adoption of pets from animal shelters. Second place winner,…
Jose Pizzaro

Jose Pizzaro

Brief: Design a billboard promoting the adoption of pets from animal shelters. First place winner,…
Erika Ayala

Erika Ayala

Brief: Design and produce a series of posters to encourage better awareness of the dangers…
Johanna Loerracher

Johanna Loerracher

Brief: Design and produce a series of posters to encourage safer sexual activities in the…
Kazuha Canak

Kazuha Canak

Brief: Design and produce a series of posters to encourage responsible drinking habits (one of…
Michelle Zambon

Michelle Zambon

Brief: Design, layout, and produce a printed book, finished with a book jacket revealing something…
Melissa Matos

Melissa Matos

Design a striking, contemporary, and fun identity for the University of Bridgeport's music program
Amanda DeMaio

Amanda DeMaio

Brief: Design and produce an original typeface and use it in a promotional poster for…
Fumiyoshi Onishi

Fumiyoshi Onishi

Brief: Design and render a character for Ga (Noise) using traditional and digital media.
Fumiyoshi Onishi

Fumiyoshi Onishi

Brief: Create a portrait in oil paint incorporating face and hands.
Fumiyoshi Onishi

Fumiyoshi Onishi

Brief: Use traditional techniques to create a realistic portrait.
Takashi Mifune

Takashi Mifune

Brief: Design and produce a map of the University of Bridgeport Campus.
JingYing He

JingYing He

Brief: Set a bilingual text in a way that emphasizes one language over the other,…
Alicia Gallo

Alicia Gallo

Brief: Set a bilingual text in a way that emphasizes one language over the other,…
Katsukiyo Murakami

Katsukiyo Murakami

Brief: Design a series of postage stamps using a common theme and rendering technique.
Soo Hwan Cho

Soo Hwan Cho

Brief: Learn a calligraphic hand (Gothic Textura Blackletter) and write out and ornament a short…
Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

Brief: Compose a poster to display a new typeface designed and produced by the student.
Susana Parada

Susana Parada

Brief: Prepare a design competition magazine cover on the theme, Design Culture Youth.
Min Kwon

Min Kwon

Brief: Design for a poster promoting Korea.
Fumiyoshi Onishi

Fumiyoshi Onishi

Brief: Design and render a personal emblem for a graphic designer (F-O).
Edens Piercin

Edens Piercin

Brief: Design a poster series for ESPN winter X-games.
Xiauxue Liu

Xiauxue Liu

Brief: Design a poster series for ESPN winter X-games.
Naeema Alzarouni

Naeema Alzarouni

Brief: Research, write, compose, and layout a graphic design magazine double spread.
Maryanne Stafford

Maryanne Stafford

Brief: Design and produce an original typeface and prepare a poster to advertize the new…
Eliza Tabaka

Eliza Tabaka

Brief: Research, write, and lay out an academic paper (on Polish posters).
Lisa Dickal

Lisa Dickal

Brief: Research, write, compose, and layout a graphic design magazine double spread.
Kwon Min

Kwon Min

Brief: Design an emblem or logo for a Graphic Designer.