Graphic & Interactive Design
Graphic and Interactive Design is communication through visual language-image, typography, form. It includes work that is client-driven as well as self-authored. It can be used to promote commerce, culture and the public good. It employs an unlimited variety of media-traditional and new-to give visual form to ideas, messages and information.
The curriculum at Tyler exposes students to a wide variety of options the field has to offer. Students are evaluated by the exacting standards of the profession from the beginning of their design studies at Tyler. Graduates from the BFA and MFA programs work in print and web design studios, advertising agencies, publishing companies, film and television, music packaging and promotion, product design and packaging, in design departments of major corporations, and as freelance illustrators.
Students at Tyler have been successful in numerous national and international design competitions. Graduates from the Graphic and Interactive Design program are employed by studios and agencies around the country and abroad.
Tyler School of Art
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
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In an effort to bring awareness to the issue of bird deaths due to colliding into window glass, the Tyler School of Art, the Audubon Society and Temple University’s Office of Sustainability hosted “Bird’s Eye View”, a juried exhibition of designs for protective window films that would enable birds to recognize windows as an obstruction.
GAID MFA Project featured on AIGA Design Envy
Andrea Pippin's (MFA) leadership quilt designed in her Graduate Thesis couse at Tyler was chosen by designer Kristy Tillman on Design Envy. Design Envy is a daily blog featuring the best in design today as chosen by a new curator each week. AIGA, the professional association for design, selects the curators, who are encouraged to discover and share examples of design that’s so good, they wish they had done it themselves. We can't wait for Oprah to call!
HOW Self-Promotion Design Winner
Hannah Carey's (BFA) "Design with Heart" was selected to publish in How's Promotion Design Awards annual. Her project was chosen along with only 12 other student promos in the October 2011 annual. Congratulations Hannah!
Creative Quarterly 21, 2011
Rebecca Flanders (MFA) had her work reproduced in this issue's New Talent Gallery. John Kutlu (BFA) and Meaghan Murray (BFA) were runners-up.
Temple University Music Scholars Program Logo Competition, 2011
Sarah Surrette (BFA) received a cash award for her winning entry.
Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network Logo Competition, 2011
Katharine Molloy (BFA) received a cash award for her winning entry.
Applied Arts Magazine 2011
Hannah Carey (BFA), Theresa Decker (BFA), Lauren Filius (BFA), Kelly Thorn (BFA), received top awards for their packaging work which is included in the November/December 2011 Student Awards issues of Applied Arts Magazine.
Class of 2011 Graduation Awards
We thank the generous donors of the cash awards for the BFA graduates in Graphic & Interactive Design: Hallmark, The Audrey Knopp Memorial Fund, The Allen Koss Memorial Fund and DesignScience.
Hannah Carey received the The Allen Koss Memorial Award. Her exceptional body of work includes print and 3-dimensional illustration. Hannah has a double major in Graphic & Interactive Design and Fibers.
Christina Hart received the The Hallmark Award for Best Original Book. She wrote designed and illustrated an original story, Tragic Tails, about a small mouse in search of his missing friends.
The Faculty Choice Award for Best Senior Project is given to the graduating senior with the most original and well designed senior thesis project. This year’s recipient is Rachel Ignotofsky.
The Faculty Choice Award for Typography is given to a graduating senior whose work exhibits exceptional and consistent typographic creativity. This year’s recipient is Aleksandra Korecka.
The Faculty Choice Award for Best Self-Promotional Design is given to a graduating senior with the most original and well designed self-promotional piece in the class. This year’s recipient is Hannah Carey.
The Faculty Choice Award for Leadership is given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities in addition to an outstanding design portfolio. This year, the award was divided among three graduates: Theresa Decker, Kay Sim and Megan Scanlin.
Graphic Design Alumni Award. Seven awards are given to graduating seniors with the best overall design portfolios in print and/or interactive media. The recipients are chosen from the Senior Design Portfolio class by the design faculty. A portfolio review juried by a group of distinguished alumni determined which 3 seniors would receive the top awards. Aaron Richardson (first), Lauren Filius (second) Theresa Decker (third), Hannah Carey, Rachel Ignotofsky, Nathan Kaszuba, Aleksandra Korecka.
CMYK Magazine #50, 2011
Theresa Decker (BFA) and Sade Adeyina (BFA) had their work accepted in the first ever Poster Contest in CMYK. Thesesa's poster, "Painstaking Precision: World Barista Championship" won the First Place Award. Kirk Bray (BFA) had his work accepted in the Design category. Jon Krause (alum/BFA), a successful illustrator, was featured in CMYK 50 Where Are They Now? He was one of four professionals whose work appeared in CMYK when they were students. Should I Work for Free?, a guide for designers by Jessica Hische (alum/BFA) appeared in this issue. www.shouldiworkforfree.com
In the issue of CMYK Magazine (#47) “Top New Creative Issue,” Tyler is the most represented school in the Design category, with 10 winners. This accomplishment tops off a year of accolades for our design students, which also includes 3 who were selected for prestigious summer internships at Hallmark in Kansas City, 2 students who received One Club Scholarships, and the Tyler students who have work in recent books by Steven Heller and Robin Landa. In addition, over 75 students had work selected by Graphis New Talent, the AIGA/FLUX exhibition, Creative Quarterly, and the Wiley Student Design Challenge.
“The awards and scholarships earned by our students are a testament to the dedication of our faculty,” comments Robert Stroker, Interim Dean. “It is a great support to our students and their future careers for their work to be selected for publication in national journals.”
A great example is Danielle Kroll, who won Best of Show in How Magazine’s 2009 Promotion Design Awards for the piece she designed to showcase her own work. The piece is modeled on a fabric swatch book and features images of work from her portfolio. Danielle’s project was featured in a 2-page spread in the October issue.
Have a great summer!
Tyler student, Danielle Kroll won Best of Show in How Magazine’s 2009
Promotion Design Awards.
Bo Rum Hur's Tree People logo won a Graphis New Talent Award.
Brian Brotman's identity for Longs Horseradish won a Graphis New Talent Award and won the Silver Pencil in the One Club Annual College Competition 2009 for identity design.
Brit Coyle's Hard Times packaging won a Graphis New Talent Award.