Alum is an Adobe Award Semi-Finalist


2015 Graphic Design concentration alumnus Elijah Stewart was named a Semi-Finalist in the 2015 Adobe Achievement Awards. His poster for the play Light—created in Assistant Professor Ivanete Blanco‘s Poster Design course—was selected for the Print Communications category.


Kenneth FitzGerald at Central Michigan University


Professor of Graphic Design Kenneth FitzGerald was a visiting artist for the Graphic Design program in the Art Department at Central Michigan University, November 12–13, 2013. On the evening of November 12, FitzGerald gave a talk called “Singing the Surface,” and followed the next day with a presentation of his “Graphic Equalizer,” after the essay in his 2010 book Volume.

“Blunt” Design Education Conference


The 2013 AIGA Design Educator Community’s conference, Blunt: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now, was held at ODU on April 12–14. Graphic Design faculty Ivanete Blanco and Kenneth FitzGerald were co-organizers of the overall conference and served as event hosts. The conference welcomed over 100 attendees from the U.S., Canada, and Europe discussing topics on graphic design critical writing, education, history, and practice. A workshop by Hatch Show Print’s Jim Sherraden was a featured part of the event, with thanks to Ken Daley for hosting the workshop in the Printmaking facility. For pictures of the conference, go here.

Blanco and FitzGerald in the yard

Graphic Design faculty members Ivanete Blanco and Kenneth FitzGerald collaborated on a work that’s included in the exhibition Yards Work! at the Bolívar Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. Participants designed and produced original yard sign designs (printed at Staples) on the theme of the upcoming presidential election. The exhibition runs October 5–November 10.

Ivanete Blanco in GDUSA

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Ivanete Blanco has work included in GDUSA’s 2012 American Inhouse Design Awards. She was recognized for her poster for the ODU Opera Theatre’s production of the Frank Loesser musical Guys & Dolls. Her winning entry is published in GDUSA magazine and also online.