Student News

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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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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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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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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SASD Hosts Hearts of Hope Helpers

Apr 2018 — Hearts of Hope is a nonprofit charity based outside of Philadelphia, Connecticut, Virginia, and Washington State and was created in response to the national tragedy of September 11, 2001. Hearts of Hope expresses a movement of hope by taking clay, rolling it out, cutting out shapes into hearts and then firing them in the kiln to fire…
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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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GD Senior Leachman finals in Photo Contest

Thu 12 Apr 2018 — Graphic Design senior Craig Leachman has placed in the finals of the Photographer's Forum 38th Annual College & High School Photography Contest. His color photograph, ABC Man, is in the finalist group. Over 12,000 photographs were entered by student photographers in the U.S and Canada, and around the world. His artwork will be published in…
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CADC honors 2017 SASD grad Rose DeLeon

Thu 29 Jun 2017 — Breaking news from the Connecticut Art Directors Club annual awards show held this past Thursday in Hartford: our 2017 SASD Graphic Design graduate Rose DeLeon won a Gold Award and a Judge's Award for her senior theis Hablando Español: Modismos, and she won a Silver Award for "I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me..." the…
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Interior Design Student Entries Win at Visitability Home Design

5 Jun 2017 — The first place winning team in the annual Visitability Home Design Contest, The Millennials, made up of Isabella Theberge, Nikita Bontra, Moataz Alhawidni and Mona Albalawi also hailed from the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport. Third place went to Alanis Vega-Cruz and Meghan Kennedy, Team Megnis, of SASD, and fourth…
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ID Students Win Again at NY International Auto Show Safety Competition

Sat 13 Apr 2017 — SASD Junior Industrial Design Students win three out five prizes at NY International Auto Show on April 13, 2017 World Traffic Safety Symposium Designs for Safety Competition. Prizes went to Kristopher Fujii $2500 2nd Place, Dina Inga $1250 3rd Place, and David Jurado $1250 4th Place. The three winning designs are as follows: Kristopher Fujii…
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