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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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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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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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Design Alumni Return to SASD

Sat 28 Apr 2018 — Dozens of UB's design alumni returned to campus for an afternoon of talk, catching up, hors d'oeuvres, and beverages. The afternoon began with a viewing of the 2018 senior design exhibition, Hello World, in the Schelfhaudt Gallery, 123 ABC. Older alumni met the newer as graduating seniors were near their thesis displays, ready to expand…
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Hello World – 2018 Senior Design Exhibition

5:30–8:30 Thu 26 Apr 2018 — Public opening of the 2018 SASD Senior Show in the Schelfhaudt Gallery, 123 ABC Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue, University of Bridgeport, CT 06604. The Shintaro Akatsu School of Design and the University of Bridgeport invite you to the 2018 Senior Design Show. Join us for a professional night as our 2018 Senior…
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SASD Makes Maker Faire

Sat 21 Apr 2018 — Maker Faire Westport is a wrap, and SASD's participation was a huge success! Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport sponsored the “Nerdy Derby” at the Seventh Annual Maker Faire Westport. SASD held a (student design and constructed) ‘makers booth’ where students were demonstrating drawing/rendering and helping visitors make style/color boards.…
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Design students’ safety inventions win big at NY International Auto Show

Fri 6 April 2018 — Three University of Bridgeport (UB) students have won awards, including Grand Prize, at the New York International Auto Show for devices they invented to keep drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safe from vehicle mishaps. The students, all of whom are majoring in industrial design at UB’s Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, were awarded a total of…
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