Professor R. Brian Stone delivered the keynote address at the XXXII commencement of the Universidad Americana (UAM), Managua, Nicaragua. The occasion marked the first cohort of graduates from the newly established Department of Design and Visual Communication (Diseño y Comunicación Visual). Dean Maria Fabiola Espinosa who received her MFA in Design from The Ohio State University, hooded the graduates. Professor Stone was in Nicaragua conducting a 2-week master’s seminar entitled, “Digital Strategies” at the university in July 2014.
Be sure to tune in to watch a feature on a recently completed creative project by Design Professor Jeff Haase and MFA student Kyle Wallace this week-end! A segment on their full-scale replica of the Pepinsky guest house will be featured on the “Good Day Columbus” morning show on ABC Channel 6 and Fox 28. The project is part of the “Neighborhood in Harmony with Nature: Rush Creek Village” exhibition at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center in Worthington, Ohio. The exhibition can be enjoyed any time between now and October 26, 2014.
Professor Paul Nini will be attending AIGA’s “New Ventures: Intersections in Design Education” conference in Portland, Oregon on 11-13 September 2014, where he will be moderating a panel titled “Intersections In Interdisciplinary Collaboration.” Panelists will include Ohio State Design faculty Peter Kwok Chan, Susan Melsop, and Scott Shim, as well as Dr. Miiri Kotche and Stephanie Tharp, faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Visual Communication Design alums Lacey Picazo (2011) and Michael Bower (2013) were both winners at the recent Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA) annual Pinewood Derby event.
Abel Hernandez, a department of design graduate student at Ohio State, was selected by Keebler and the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department to design and construct a tiny elf door in the base of a tree at Whetstone Park in Clintonville. His door was one of four created in Columbus for a Keebler national tiny-door campaign promoting the idea that the Keebler elves are real and are baking cookies in the trees.