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.


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.

Blanco + FitzGerald at Chicago Design Museum

A collaborative poster by Graphic Design faculty members Ivanete Blanco and Kenneth FitzGerald is included in an invitational exhibition that is one of the inaugural events at the Chicago Design Museum. Fresh Produced: Exploring the Craft of Hand-Painted Signage celebrates “the traditional craft of these hand-painted grocery store signs. For this poster exhibition, designers were invited to take inspiration from and re-interpret hand-painted store signage to create an original piece for the Chicago Design Museum. Alongside these re-imagined pieces, we will be showcasing the skill and craft of Chicago sign painters by exhibiting original, hand-painted signage created for local grocery stores.”