GDUSA’s educated, informed, but admittedly subjective selection of our favorite graphic design schools across the US.
Douglas Thomas is a graphic designer and type historian who believes that research and strong conceptual thinking create the best design.
Chen Design Associates conceptualizes a traditional yet progressive community ethos for Congregation Beth Sholom
Each year, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, recognizes achievement in American design with its annual National Design Awards program.
Joshua Lepley is an award-winning, multidisciplinary Art + Creative Director whose body of work encompasses branding, graphic, visual and product design.
Becky Nelson writes: I’ve been at this for over 20 years and, to this day, I can’t imagine doing anything else.
ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, SAN FRANCISCO With more than 18,000 students, Academy of Art University is the largest accredited private art and design university in the nation. Founded in 1929, the school offers accredited AA, BA, BFA, B. Arch*, MA, MFA and M. Arch degree programs in 23 areas of study, as well as continuing […]
Our 28th Annual Reader Survey, with notes about frequency, mobile and crowdsourcing, shows a market becoming more hungry and sophisticated.
Guest Post by John Clifford Today, women make up around half of the graphic design profession. This wasn’t always the case. I wrote Graphic Icons: Visionaries who Shaped Modern Graphic Design to highlight the pioneers of the field, from El Lissitzky to Stefan Sagmeister. It surprised me that so many of the historic designers I considered […]
Guest Blog Post by Image Source Interview by John O’Reilly with Boat Magazine Editor Erin Spens Design Week called Boat magazine “One of the most exciting new titles we’ve seen in a while. A brilliant concept and equally brilliant execution.” Creative Review couldn’t resist a seaworthy metaphor in its praise, “Still moving, Boat Magazine continues to be one […]
Guest Blog Post by Daniel Ackerman Upon reading the Welcome Letter entitled “Intelligence Made Visual,” by Gordon Kaye, Publisher of GDUSA, in the 50th Anniversary of the American Graphic Design Awards, which I am published in, I was inspired to write this blog entry which I hope will inspire other young designers. During the long, […]
In our last edition, GDUSA ran its annual Students To Watch feature. The students were so interesting — and so many readers have asked to learn more about the schools which have nurtured them — that we have whipped up a roundup of the institutions represented — as well as a handful of other favorites. […]