Student News

Document Launch Party

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Document: Skins, the first issue of the SASD graphic design student magazine. Enjoy refreshments and pick up your free copy, or for $5 receive a copy of the special edition, wrapped in a letterpress printed poster. You can read more about the creation of Document: on Connecticut Creatives and on the students’…
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Vaughn Fender

Vaughn is a very talented designer and illustrator who loves making hand drawn lettering and zines. He works at small agency Taylor Design in Stamford, but also accepts many freelance assignments and creates self-initiated projects (including the art/design magazine Peculiar Bliss http://www.peculiarbliss.com/). As a rather-recent Hartford Art School graduate, Vaughn will offer our students insight on possible pathways after graduation.…
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SASD students offer fresh concepts for the Bridgeport library

SASD students offer fresh concepts for the Bridgeport library

During last semester SASD Interior Design students have been working under the direction of Professor Seung Park architect, developing concepts for the eventual renovation of a library wing. Part of this renovation is the introduction of a bank and a Cafeteria within the space. The exhibition of their work will be held during a reception on Thursday May 24 at…
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SASD Student Wins ASID Prize

SASD Student Wins ASID Prize

The ASID Chalengel was to design an exhibit for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland to commemorate an artist who has passed away. The competition was sponsored by ASID and Fabulous Floors Magazine. Danielle Anderson entry featured an exhibit for Ray Charles that was selected as the winning entry for which she will receive an award…
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CADC Student Conference comes to SASD

CADC Student Conference comes to SASD

The Connecticut Directors Art Club is proud to present the 2012 Student Conference and Scholarship Competition for students in visual communications, graphic design, new media, illustration, and photography programs. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to hear real-life perspectives on creative careers. The Conference features five 30 minute presentations from leading design professionals offering advice and inspiration. Topics will…
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SASD students win ParkFest Furniture-Design Competition

SASD students win ParkFest Furniture-Design Competition

Two teams of student designers from the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport have won ParkFEST Furniture Design Competition by creating outdoor seating and other structures that will be used by the City of New Haven park system. Sean Evelich and Josh Sikora, both 19-year-old industrial design majors, beat out more than two dozen teams,…
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Italian by Design

Italian by Design

It was, by all accounts, l’estate perfetta — the perfect summer — for Shintaro Akatsu School of Design students Carla Chavez, Gladys Erazzo, and Elizabeth Kohler, who studied at the much-celebrated Istituto Superiore di Architettura e Design (Institute of Architecture and Design) in Italy. The three interior design majors were assigned to develop plans for the renovation of the Hotel Bulgari in…
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SASD Industrial Design student wins Grand Prize at New York International Auto Show

A Shintaro Akatsu School of Design student from the University of Bridgeport (UB) captured the $4,000 Grand Prize at the 2011 World Traffic Safety Symposium Competition at the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) International Auto Show. The World Traffic Safety Symposium is a featured event at the annual New York International Automobile Show, which was held at the…
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