SASD Design Service

A vital aspect of the SASD Graphic Design program is Design Service, a student-run graphic design studio located in an historic office space in the heart of downtown Bridgeport.

Established in 2010 by Chair of Graphic Design Emily Larned, Design Service is a sliding-scale, community-oriented graphic design studio serving greater Bridgeport. It is also a class for college credit. Each Friday from 10:30-3:30, junior and senior graphic design students meet with clients, analyze creative briefs, research projects, brainstorm ideas, critique work, make presentations, and practice management skills.

Design Service provides SASD students with invaluable real-world work experience, and the greater Bridgeport community with fresh, affordable, and accessible graphic design.

Design Service has designed posters, publications, logos, maps, brochures, postcards, t-shirts, invitations, programs, campaigns, web banners, and websites.

Photos above provided by Kelly Jenson.


A Different Perspective Inc., Barnum Museum, Bridgeport Community Land Trust, City By the Sea Art Fair, Enfield Together, GHAPE, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Save a Suit, Get Healthy CT, City of Bridgeport, Town of Hamden, UB Music department, UB Recycling

University entities:

Career Services, The Commons faculty essay series, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, Groundswell literary magazine, Health Sciences, Health Services, International Festival, IT Department, Necessary Voices lecture series, Student Services, Theater Arts: Evening of Monologues, UB The Change, UB Muslim Student Association

Small businesses:

Ecogenics, HK Consulting, Sunset Lodges, Sasco Farms

Other professionals:

Yale Education Faculty, musician Don Cooper, Connecticut Art Directors Club

To contact Design Service, please email us:

Curious to see what students have been working on recently? Visit the Design Service blog:

Location & Direction

The SASD Design Service is located directly in the center of Downtown Bridgeport, with easy access to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway.

The address is:
Arcade Mall
1001-18 Main Street
Bridgeport CT, 06604
Click here for directions

Please email us first to make an appointment: