Graphic Design

TDC65 Annual Communication Design Exhibition

Oct 2020 – SASD welcomes the annual exhibition of the TDC / Type Directors Club to the Schelfhaudt Gallery for the Fall and Winter. TDC65 is the 65th competition exhibition of works collected from designers the world over, and juried by eminent graphic designers and communicators for excellence in typography and typographic communication. The exhibit comprises the best of typographic…
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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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ID Seniors Visit ASSA ABLOY

Fri 6 Dec 2019 — The Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) had two sponsored projects running this fall 2019. Industrial Design senior students worked with ASSA ALBOY, aka Sargent Lock, in New Haven, CT to develop concepts for behavioral locks and hardware systems. Both ASSA ALBOY and Unilever USA (Trumbull, CT) have recently hired SASD students for internships.
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ID & GD Juniors Go Sustainable

Fall 2019 — The Graphic and Industrial design juniors worked with Unilever USA, Trumbull, CT to develop sustainable package design concepts for personal care products. Collaborative cross-discipline projects are a feature of SASD's curriculums that foster teamwork and cooperative design thinking processes. Both ASSA ALBOY and Unilever USA have recently hired SASD students for internships.
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Gail Anderson in ABC for AIGA

6:30pm–8:30 Thu 7 Nov 2019 — AIGA Connecticut brings award-waning graphic designer and educator Gail Anderson to the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design for an evening with a design legend. As the AIGA describes her and her work — How do bottle cap designs inspire contemporary type treatments? Can posters increase attendance at Broadway shows? How many books can one…
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TDC 64 Annual Typography & Type Design Exhibition

Wed 23 Oct 5:00–7:00 — Opening reception for the TDC 64 Annual Competition Exhibition — The World's Best Typography. Every year SASD Graphic Design brings to the Schelfhaudt Gallery an extraordinary display of communication design, typography, and type design. This year is new and different in the best ways — new works by world class graphic designers, new works by…
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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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SASD Senior Design Exhibition: Connections

4:00–7:00pm Thu 2 May 2019 —The graduating class of the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design at the University of Bridgeport invites you to Connections, the 2019 Senior Design Show. Join us for the opening on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 4-7PM at the Schelfhaudt Gallery to see the thesis work of the students in the BFA in Graphic Design, BS…
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