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KUCD 2018 Grad, Meredith Heydt — How She balanced Design and Swim Team

Meredith Heydt is just graduated with a BFA in Communication Design here at Kutztown University. We sat down and asked Meredith about being a transfer student, being on swim team, and her design work at KUCD.

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KUCD graduates living and working in Denmark for the LEGO Group

You never know where your Kutztown University education and degree may take you. The sky is the limit, it all depends on what your goals are, where you set your sights, and if you apply yourself. Just ask Lauren King ’08, Madison O’Neil ’13, Megan Blair ’13 and Austin William Carlson ’12, all Communication Design graduates living and working in Denmark for the LEGO Group.

Explains O’Neil, a graphic designer for the LEGO® Star Wars™ division for about a year now, “It is something special,
working for a company that is so recognizable and beloved by lots of children and adult fans around the world. You feel like you’re part of a legacy.”

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Graphis Winner – Christian Weber



Liten Ørnäs by Christian Weber

Inspired by the Ornäs birch, the national tree of Sweden, these packages were designed for the high-end consumer. Series captures the consumer’s eye with a juxtaposition of traditional clean European design styles with rough hand lettering. Execution is highlighted with metallic foiling, vinyl die-cut lettering, and a minimal yet sophisticated duotone color palette. Series features original hand-lettering and romance copywriting.

Graphis Winner – Blair Strain

Silver Graphis – Blair Strain

Each ad features a provocative headline that relates to the specific flavor of Toothy Tab. The type is created from the actual Toothy Tabs product, and garnished with edible ingredients that hint at the specific flavor. The tone of voice is familiar to LUSH customers – cheeky, but delicious.

By Design is back.

ByDesign has a long history in the Communication Design Department. What began as an in-print newsletter is now our KUCD blog. Professor Emeritus John Landis began the original in the 1970s as a way to communicate the successes of KUCD Grads. He writes:

“In the 1970s I saw the need for a newsletter featuring what graduates were doing. We were starting to hear such great things about the careers of grads from the newly-formed Advertising Art major, as it was called. I knew a newsletter would serve the dual purpose of sharing info with other grads, as well as a sales tool to give to visiting prospective students and their parents. It was also, in my own vanity, a way for me to always take the first column of the first page for my “editorial.” I like to write and always had something I wanted to talk about. Some of my topics, especially those of a philosophical nature, were better than others.

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Straight Outta’ Kutztown to MoCCA, NYC


by Kevin McCloskey
posted originally on https://illustrationconcentration.com/

Kutztown University illustration students will have a table at the 2018 MoCCAfest in NYC. We will be among a select group of colleges at MoCCAfest, the indie comic showcase in New York City. Most of the other tables will be small presses, large presses, distributors, and independent comics creators. The fest is held April 7 and 8 this year at Metropolitan West, 639 W 46th St, NYC. MoCCA, by the way, stands for Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art, now part of the Society of Illustrators.

Graphis Winner – Christian Weber

To Write Love On Her Arms by Christian Weber

TWLOHA is a national mental health media and outreach organization that focuses on suicide prevention in high schools and universities. This series was designed as four successive print advertisements, playing on a contrast of depression and hope with eye-catching and shocking imagery. This campaign features original art direction, photography, and hand-lettering.

Meet KUCD MFA student – Alexis Grant


Alexis Grant is currently working on her MFA in Communication Design here at Kutztown University. Her work included illustration, motion graphics and researching the connection between food and love. We sat down and asked Alexis a couple questions to get to know her better.
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