Graphic Design

Graphic Design Professor Awarded Bronze in International Competition

Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland designed two posters that were juried into the 2020 Ecuador Poster Bienal. One of the most competitive international graphic design poster competitions, a jury headlined by AIGA medalist Stefan Sagmeister selected from more than 11,000 entries from around the world. Cumberland’s poster, titled Architectural Transformation, received a bronze award. The main

Black Belt Artists Celebrated in Book, Exhibition by UA Students

Over the past century, the South’s long history of folk art has been explored by a wide variety of writers, researchers and artists. Now, in a new book, a mostly younger generation has rediscovered the Black Belt’s rich traditions in the visual arts, spending quality time with each of the artists, listening, photographing, and learning

Art & Art History Accolades – Summer 2020

Bryce Speed, associate professor of art, has a solo exhibition, “The Space Between,” at the Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans, La., through September 19, 2020. Wade MacDonald, assistant professor of art, had a two-person exhibition, ETERNAL: Wade MacDonald and Jason Hackett March 26 – September 5, Shockoe Artspace, Richmond, Va. MacDonald had an artwork

BFA Graphic Designer Selected for Live AIGA Portfolio Review

Senior BFA major Anna Sella was one of three student designers selected from more than 120 applicants nationwide to present her graphic design portfolio for a live review during AIGA Portfolio Festival Day. Designer Michael Bierut, a partner at the design firm Pentagram, reviewed her work live on Facebook for members of the  American Institute

Student Spotlight: Graphic Design Senior Anna Sella

Senior Anna Sella’s artwork regularly greets readers of the new monthly e-publication of the department of art and art history. The BFA major in digital media and drawing designed the masthead for the e-newsletter that features more student, faculty and alumni stories than we can fit into The Loupe. And the publication design is not

Pandemic Sparks Creativity in UA Graphic Design Professor

The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the creativity of many artists, including UA studio art faculty. In April, Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland‘s poster design was selected for the BREATH-SYMBIOSIS 2020 International Graphic Design Exhibition Against Infectious Diseases. Cumberland teaches graphic design and digital media. Read more stories about how our faculty and students have continued

Graphic Design Student Wins Regional Logo Contest

Junior advertising major and studio art minor Kiley Peruch designed the winning logo for the Paddle the Gulf initiative’s regional logo contest. The organization hopes to enhance public awareness and promote stewardship of the region’s coastal resources through ecotourism, and Peruch’s logo design will receive wide exposure. “It’s being used for a number of things,”

Senior Wins Internship with Designs for Inclusive Adaptive Fashion

One UA senior is using her design skills to trailblaze a path in the field of adaptive fashion in a nationally competitive internship. Ally Thomasson, a senior double major – BFA (graphic design) and Spanish – accepted a competitive, 11-week internship at the “ZxLerator,” an internal incubator of projects for Anheuser Busch’s ZX Ventures this

Digital Media Major’s Design Selected for Maui Competition

In February, digital media major Angel Greene’s surfboard design was selected to represent The University of Alabama at the Maui Jim Tournament. The tournament is a design competition sponsored by the company Maui Jim and is held in conjunction with the Maui Jim Invitational, the annual college basketball tournament that will be held in Hawaii