Category AAS Online

Learning book binding online

Since last fall I have been developing and teaching a ‘Process and Skills’ online class for graphic designers. It has been an opportunity to reflect on my teaching practice and evolve with new educational digital tools. I have taught this class on campus for several years. The syllabus, created by Katarzyna  Gruda, is very hands […]

Call4Posters

Contributor | Jeanne Verdoux I will be a jury member for this poster competition amongst an international panel of designers. This event will lead to online shows and exhibitions around the world.  Deadline : April 30, 2012 at midnight Send in your designs here: http://www.nextbydesign.org About the competition: In the midst of economic, social and climate […]

AAS Graphic Design Work 04 receives a “Certificate of Typographic Excellence” from TDC

Editor-in-chief | Katarzyna Gruda   It is my great pleasure, as Director of AAS Graphic Design and the Editor and Photographer of the publication, to announce that our publication WORK 04 has been recognized by the Type Directors Club with a “Certificate of Typographic Excellence.” Colaborating with me a three-person design team (art direction by […]

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 […]

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.   […]

Graphic Design Students | Registration Information

Hello Graphic Design Students, Spring Registration is approaching! Below is helpful information about the process; please review all of it. WEB REGISTRATION The registration information for Spring 2012 has been updated. This site will provide steps to be prepared for a successful web-registration Online registration begins November 8th at 8:00 am for AAS students who […]

gd3 redesigns the train schedule: faculty christine moog

gd3 students were asked to redesign the MTA train schedule. they had to use all of the information on the current schedule and create a new, improved schedule. two examples are below: then, after creating a legible, functioning piece, they were asked to reinterpret the schedule with a post-modern twist. the result was exciting and […]