SASD Awards and Honors

SASD Juniors in 48-Hr Repack Win Again!

Apr 2021 — The team of four SASD Industrial Design Juniors Ethan Shaheen, Julia Williams, Emory Ortiz, Zach Berger, and Alex Breiner placed in the top 10 (so far) in the annual 48-Hour Repack Challenge. Their entry, Eco-Belt, will advance to the final round on Thursday 29 April. Eco-Belt also won the HiCone Sponsor Award “Most Innovative”. Eco-Belt Students countrywide…
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2020 Visions: Annual Senior Thesis Exhibition

Fri 1 May 2020 — the Senior Studios in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, & Interior Design in the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design are happy to announce their graduation thesis exhibition will take place not in the Schelfaudt Gallery in the Arnold Bernhard Center on campus, but instead entirely online for the very first time. Students are preparing their final…
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GD Students win at CADC Annual Competition

Summer 2019 — Two SASD graphic design students won Excellence Awards at the Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC) annual competition. Graduating senior Corinne Alleyne won for her re-imagined poster Lion King; Junior Qianying Claire Niu won for her concert poster of UBMusic's annual holiday concert. The project was to design a movie poster of your choosing, using a scene of…
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Qianying Niu, SASD GD Junior, named one of top ten Anhui students

On April 24th, the 6th “Top Ten College Students” final review of “Anhui Heli Cup” Anhui University of Engineering was successfully held in the recording and broadcasting classroom of No. 5 Teaching Building. Su Guohong, deputy secretary of the school party committee, Xiao Xuedong, executive deputy director of the school's working committee, party responsible for the party committee, organization department,…
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SASD GD Juniors Win at CT Business Conference

Fri 26 Apr 2019 — Three SASD graphic design students swept the top three prizes in the "Branding Portfolio" contest at the Connecticut Business Competition and Entrepreneur Conference, Friday 4/26, Gateway Community College, New Haven. Their cash prizes totaled just under $1,000. The school gets a trophy. :) All three students submitted the restaurant brand concepts (mobile website, desktop website,…
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Senior Interior Students Vincono l’Italia!

Jan 2019 — Ah, Florence Italy — the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance—“the museum with no roof,” the source of artistic inspiration that has endured for centuries, and the location of the 2019 International Art & Design Competition: What’s BLOOMING in Your Country? The competition showcased what’s BLOOMING in any art form—interior design, jewelry, painting, drawing, and more—in any country…
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SASD Interior Design students win residential competition

Sat 20 Oct 2018 — Students from the University of Bridgeport’s Shintaro Akatsu School of Design recently won three out of four awards at the Visitability Home Design Contest, a statewide competition, which challenges sophomore-level teams to create residences that can best serve people with disabilities. For Marsha Matto, chairwoman of the university’s interior design program, the challenge of creating…
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Larned’s “Our Daily Lives” 1 of 50 AIGA best books

Sept 2018 — Professor Larned's book, "Our Daily Lives have to be a satisfaction in themselves" was named one of fifty best books by the AIGA for 2017. Printed in risograph in a limited first edition, "our Daily Lives" is now in its second printing. See more on the book, which also won awards at the TDC and CADC competitions…
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GD Senior Craig Leachman wins at CADC

2018 Summer — Graphic Design senior (now grad) Craig Leachman won several prizes in the Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC) annual design competition. He received a Silver Award for his photograph, ABC Man: "ABC Man is a rapper from Bridgeport, CT. He educates the youth by rapping about various subjects such as empowerment and justice for people within the community."…
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Professor Larned wins in CADC & TDC!

2018 Summer — Professor Emily Larned, Chair of SASD Graphic Design, was awarded by two distinguished organizations for her book, Our daily lives have to be a satisfaction in themselves. The jury of the Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC) annual competition awarded Larned a Gold Award for excellence, and the Richard Hess Spirit of Creativity Award. The Hess award was…
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