Virginia Commonwealth University

VCUarts Department of Graphic Design

VCUarts Department of Graphic Design

GDES MFA Open House

GDES MFA open house

Saturday, October 17th

Depot Building
814 West Broad Street
11:00 am
VCUarts Graduate Programs introduction/overview/coffee.

Pollak Building
325 North Harrison Street, Room 313
12:00-3:00 pm

The MFA in Design, Visual Communications in the Department of Graphic Design open’s its doors along with all of the visual arts and design graduate programs at VCUarts. Join us in the graduate studio on the third floor, room 313.



Faculty Research Lectures

New Faculty Kick-off lectures


Grace Street Theater
934 West Grace Street
4:30pm Thursday 17 September

GDes Faculty (new) research presentations. Research will be presented in pecha kucha style — 20 slides, 20 seconds each slide. Each faculty will have 6 minutes and 40 seconds to talk about their work and research interests. Come see Steven Hoskins, Jamie Mahoney, John Malinoski, Roy McKelvey, David Shields, Jas Stefanski, Lauren Thorson, and Sandy Wheeler talk (quickly) about what lights them up as designers.

New Faculty Kick-off lectures

New Faculty Kick-off lectures


Depot Building
814 West Broad Street
4:30pm Wednesday 02 September

The Department of Graphic Design is most happy to welcome Lap Le down from Nickelodeon in New York City and this year’s newest Designer(s)-in-residence as well an official hello to Nicole Killian, Assistant Professor, the newest addition to the faculty roster. A smart semester start with presentations by both designers on their work.

Department of Graphic Design Welcome Back Soda & Silkscreen Social


Friday 28 August

Pollak Courtyard

(bring your own thirst)—we’ll supply the fizzy sugar water
(bring you own t-shirt)—we’ll supply the screens for everyone to make their own Department TShirt

A shady spot under the building for students and faculty and staff to meet and greet and regale each other with adventures from the summer. We’ll provide the sodas and ice (and silkscreen stations), you provide the smiles and stories and shirts. See you all.


Carl Alviani



Spring 2015 Objects + Methods Lecture Series

Thursday 19 Febuary 2015
The Depot Building

Carl Alviani
Portland, Oregon

design writer / editor / researcher / cyclist / walker

Free and open to the public



Thursday 22 January 2015
Pollak 321Ekene Ijeoma
Brooklyn, New York
data focused media / objects / installations / spaces
Workshop Friday 23 January

Salt & Cedar


Thursday 06 November 2014
Pollak 321
Salt & Cedar
food / printing / emergent futures …
Investigations into means of production and dissemination—tapping into creative economies and generating fresh approaches and alliances.



Fall 2014 Objects + Methods Lecture Series

Thursday 9 October 2014
Pollak 321

Austin, Texas