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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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FIVE EXCELLENT portfolio reviews:

AIGA Feedback – Wednesday May 2 from 6 to 9 @ Moore College of Art

AIGA members now through April 25 for just $5! After that, prices go up to $10 for members, and $20 for non-members.



Art Director’s Club of Philadelphia – Thursday May 3rd 6-10

“Exposed” $15 | Food & Drinks Provided

Joynture Coworking Space  417 South Street, 2nd Floor (Across from Jim’s Steaks)   Philadelphia, PA 19147

This is also good for anyone wanting to go to Philly – more big-name agencies, sometimes different people than AIGA. Slightly more advertising / web oriented.

The One Club Portfolio reviews

Monday May 7 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Tuesday May 8 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tuesday May 8 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

INDUSTRIA, 775 WASHINGTON ST NYC  $60 but worth it

you will NEVER meet this many creative directors from these quality agencies all in one place again. Think how hard it would be to get 5 interviews at great studios / agencies.If you want to work in NYC you should go to this. Also people come from across the country, especially LA and San Francisco to meet students from the East Coast.

KU – Thursday May 10 from 5 to 9 in SUB –  FREE AND FRIENDLY

Portfolio Night 2018 – Wednesday May 23rd  —-  TICKETS SELL OUT FAST, BOOK EARLY!!!!

$40 Edelman • 250 Hudson Street • 10th Floor • New York, NY • 10013

Big name agencies, a lot of web / cool / design. You can go to this one even if you have been out in the field for a year or two.

Great access to REALLY high quality places.

Winner of best portfolio in each location wins crazy great trip thing.

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
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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.

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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