Month January 2012

Absolute Beginners. Retitled: Absolutely Fabulous!

Senior Editor: Charles Nix Charles Nix’s Fall 2011 AAS Typography 1 students—Rachel Tervenski, Angela Choi, Anny Chen, Debra Ohayon, Evan Schlomann, Jaclyn Nussbaum, Janet Kim, Jasmine Kounang, Joseph Whang, Melissa Kaufmann, Michael Diaz, and Taryn Espinosa—have accomplished something few budding typographers ever will. There suite of twelve prints, Retitled, was selected in the Type Directors […]

Two Parsons’ students are selected in Graphic Design USA as up-and-coming graphic designers

Congratulations to Danielle Hall of BFA CD and Andie Reid of AAS GD! They are both being featured in the most recent issue of Graphic Design USA as up-and-coming graphic designers.

Charles Nix, AAS Faculty: An award-winning 1000-page dichotomous key?

The Flora is a thousand-page dichotomous key—a very long “if/then” statement (“If your plant reproduces by spores and does not produce seeds and fruits, then go to page 2. If your plant has stems that are conspicuously jointed…then go to page 58.” and so on.) It’s a tool for botanists in New England to identify all plants, from a specimen in hand to the Latin species (and sometimes subspecies) name.

Process and Skills Course: Online or On-site, what is the difference?

It might seem surprising at first but there is no critical difference between the online and the on-site Process and Skills classes. Both classes follow a similar syllabus and students work on the same projects. Online Process and Skills class is an intensive hands on class where students learn essential graphic design skills through a […]

Interactive Web Design 1 Online

The program is offering Interactive Web Design 1 ONLINE once again this Spring (2012). I will be teaching both the classroom as well as the online course. The online version proves to be an excellent format for those who are considering adding an online course to their schedules. Through structured and step-by-step online methods (though […]

history of graphic design: online

a few examples from the final history of graphic design assignment last semester. each student was asked to look closely at the work of a contemporary designer and create a work ‘inspired by’ but not a copy of theirs. the best solutions found an intersection between their work/interests and that of their given designer.   […]