Graphic Design Major
As a graphic designer, you create the face of businesses, media, advertising, and endless other fields that rely on their artistic talents. It's important work. As a graphic design major, you gain highly valuable skills and develop strategies for creative problem solving that relate to the numerous specialized fields of graphic design and beyond. At Parkside, you have ample opportunities to work with real clients in a classroom setting while learning real-world experiences with the guidance of faculty.
Within the Parkside Art Department, you take courses both in studio art and courses specific to the graphic design discipline, such as typography and layout.
Contemporary graphic design is a multi-faceted activity where students select from a broad range of courses from the rich history of traditional print media and package design to the modern era of web design, digital art, and video.
Learn more about the Art Department.
Learning in action
Marketing, Creative Services and additional departments offer students the opportunity to work with university clients on a myriad of projects, including posters, brochures, banners, and advertisements.
careers after Parkside
Graduates from the graphic design major are employed in a variety of businesses and organizations. From agency-style marketing communication firms to business advocacy groups, designers are in demand. The major also prepares students for graduate studies and careers that require skills in creative problem solving, sophisticated visual communication, and independent thinking.
Art Club is the campus student organization that encourages a variety of student-directed events including a visiting artist series and an annual juried student exhibit to foster a greater awareness and participation in the visual arts.
AIGA (The Professional Organization for Design) The goal of this student group is to foster student involvement in the local design community, provide professional opportunities, and help students build leadership skills that will be valuable as they move into the professional world.
Active in my studio practice, I exhibit nationally, including solo shows in New York City, Chicago, and throughout California. My work has been featured and reviewed in several publications, including American Craft, Ceramics Monthly, National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), and multiple books. I’ve given workshops, lectures, and classes at various professional venues around the country, and I've held Artist-in-Residence positions at City University of New York-Hunter College, Northern Clay Center (as a McKnight awardee), and Works San Jose -- among other internationally competitive studios.
More information about my exhibitions and related activities can be found on my website: www.LisaMarieBarber.com