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 10am-3:30pm, junior and senior graphic design students meet with clients, analyze creative briefs, research projects, brainstorm ideas, critique work, make presentations, and engage in professional practice.

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 identity systems, posters, packaging, publications, maps, brochures, postcards, t-shirts, invitations, programs, animations, social media campaigns, and websites for a wide variety of clients.

Photos above provided by Kelly Jenson.

Selected Client List

Bpt Gen Now, Groundwork Bridgeport, WPKN 89.5 Community Radio, 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, Yale Education faculty, Connecticut Art Directors Club

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, UB Music department, UB Recycling, UB Student Entrepreneurship Center, Schelfhaudt Gallery, College of Public and International Affairs

Bigelow Tea, Bridgeport Bluefish, Corridor Journal, Woven Art Shop, Glo-Jean’s Poundcake, Ecogenics, HK Consulting, Sunset Lodges, Sasco Farms, Don Cooper music


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
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Please email us first to make an appointment: