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Connecticut Space Grant Awards Scholarships to UB Industrial Design Students

December 2015 — Two University of Bridgeport (UB) students have been awarded scholarships from the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium which will further their work in “Near Space” (high altitude) payload structures and robotic movement. Phillip Carroll and Joshua Hauge, undergraduates majoring in industrial design, have been awarded $5,000 scholarships for the spring 2016 semester. Both students have been working alongside…
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SASD GD at Odds & Ends, Yale Art Book Fair

Fri 11 Dec 2015 — Professors Karl Heine and Emily Larned had a table at the Odds & Ends art book fair at the Yale University Art Gallery, along with 10 UB SASD senior graphic design students. The seniors have each been making books as uncredited independent studies since October. The only other schools with tables were Yale and RISD.…
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SASD Wins at 2015 Auto Show

Fri 10 Apr 2015 — Three SASD industrial design students won big at the New York International Auto Show at the Javitts Center. Runya Sun, an industrial design major at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport, won the Grand Prize at the 2015 New York International Auto Show today and two other SASD students…
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SASD Wins at CADC 2015

Sat 25 Apr 2015 — At Saturday's Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC) annual student conference, two SASD students took home half of the awards. SASD '16 Terrell Griffith (second from left, above) won the Portfolio Scholarship for Graphic Design, and SASD '15.5 Hacksung Lee (at far right, above) took home an Honorable Mention for Illustration. The 2015 Connecticut Art Director's…
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SASD Interior Design team takes first in research competition

Fri 27 Mar 2015 — Three SASD interior design students took first place in the UB Faculty Research Day's student poster competition. Luke DeRosa was lead author, with Talissa Traverso and Savari Divine. Their poster is titled "Building Green" sustainability is a concept of great concern in current day. Data suggesting our lack of sustainability has already begun wreaking havoc…
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Three GD Wins at CADC

Three GD Wins at CADC

Three SASD junior graphic design students took prizes at the CADC (Connecticut Art Directors Club) annual portfolio meet on Saturday 20 April 2013. The annual event draws design students from all over Connecticut for a day of reviews, talks by working professionals, networking, and lunch. Both Jake Cummings and Kazuha Canak got honorable mention for their portfolios in graphic design.…
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SASD Students Sweep Awards at ASID Competition

SASD Students Sweep Awards at ASID Competition

Design students from Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport were the big winners when they were awarded all but one prize at the American Society of Interior Designers CT (ASID) Student Design Competition. ASID CT invited design students to submit entries for two categories: Residential Design and Contract Design. In the Residential Design categories, students…
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Summer at SASD is Back

Summer at SASD is Back

Summer design classes at SASD are designed to help high school students enhance their creative skills and explore various art and design fields—from industrial design and architecture to graphic design and animation. The hands-on, team-based exercises are taught by the same leading art professionals who teach the undergraduate courses at SASD. Click here to learn more. Click here to apply.
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SASD Students Win CT Ad Club Billboard Competition

SASD Students Win CT Ad Club Billboard Competition

Two UB-SASD junior graphic design students won first and second places in the Advertising Club of Connecticut’s annual digital billboard competition, judged on Wednesday 27 February. Jose won First Place and $150 for his “Save a Pet” board, and Erika Ayala won Second and $50 for “Tweet About It”. Each student used their own pets as models. (And who could…
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SASD Student Wins Ad Club Award

SASD Student Wins Ad Club Award

Melissa Matos is the recipient of an award from the Advertising Club of Connecticut for her logo for the UB Music Department. The project was completed under the direction of Prof. Gary Munch. The brief was to typify the University of Bridgeport’s music program, a program within the School of Arts and Sciences. Ms Matos took a primarily typographic approach…
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