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UB | SASD | Graphic Design Program

The four-year B.F.A. Graphic Design program consists of an integrated, inter-disciplinary sequence that is designed to strengthen communication skills, promote teamwork and individuality, stimulate creativity, and provide both traditional and technological skills for the career-oriented student. Graphic Design students learn techniques and processes to build their portfolios with works prepared for both traditional print and new media including typography, branding and identity, promotional campaigns, publications, motion, and interactive.

Typefaces, logos, and websites, drawing, painting, and video: all part of the SASD Graphic Design Program. The program emphasizes process, real-world community projects, and skill-building toward a final self-directed project in the senior year. SASD is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the governing body of undergraduate and graduate art and design schools.

Click here to see student work from SASD’s Graphic Design program.

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Apr
28
Sat
12th Annual SASD Design Alumni Event @ Arnold Bernhard Center at UB
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Join us for the 12th Annual SASD Design Alumni Event – a full day of celebration recognizing our most accomplished alumni and congratulating our graduating seniors!  Hosted by Art Landi ’74 ID & UB Trustee and honoring 2018 SASD Professional Achievement Award Winner Patrick Nolan ’90 ID, President of DesignThink.

Schedule:
11:00am  Senior Design Exhibition in the Schelfhaudt Gallery
12:00pm Alumni Panel in Littlefield Recital Hall
12:45pm Senior Awards Ceremony in Littlefield Recital Hall
1:30pm   Alumni Award Reception in the duPont Tower Room
3:00pm  Arnold Bernhard Center tours are offered
4:00pm  Alumni Reception concludes

There is no fee to attend but kindly RSVP to by April 25 to Lindsey Christiani, Assistant Director for Alumni & Family Engagement, at 203-576-4151 or lchristi@bridgeport.edu.  You may also register online at give.bridgeport.edu/SASD2018

About Patrick Nolan ’90
President, DesignThink

Patrick has 30 years of global design experience in Industrial Design, is passionate about all things design where he is focused on creating meaningful experiences. “Meeting and working with new people is what I enjoy most day to day.”

Patrick has worked as a design leader at Black & Decker, Stanley Tools, and Newell Rubbermaid prior to founding DesignThink.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the University of Bridgeport in 1990.  He is focused on design leadership, exploring new processes and building successful teams.  Patrick is currently engaged at DesignThink where he and his team deliver global brand and product solutions across a prolific range of industries which include medical devices, juvenile products, construction & tools, office products, housewares, outdoor gear, and consumer electronics.

Patrick is named on over 60 utility and design patents and has been recognized on several Industrial Design Awards.  He brings his years of experience working on innovative, breakthrough products to help clients identify and translate user needs into relevant and meaningful design solutions.  He is focused on creating new user experiences through an integrated design process to ensure that the users’ needs, aesthetic strategies, and performance criteria are complemented in each project.

Outside of work, Patrick is a huge Corvette nut and is currently working on the restoration of a 1968 convertible that apparently has no real end date in sight but is fun to work on.  “I think having a long term project with an indefinite end offers a nice counter balance to being so deadline focused in my professional world.  Not sure my family shares that same philosophy with me though”.

 

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