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Graphic & Interactive Design has an active schedule of exhibitions, visiting artists and other events every year.


The Annual Restaurant Identity Exhibition (October 31–November  21, 2012)

The Campaign to Conserve Exhibition (January 1–February 2, 2013) Tyler Atrium.

The Annual Senior Packaging Exhibition (January 21–February 12, 2013. Reception, Saturday, February 9, 6:00–8:00 pm) Tyler Atrium.

The Sophomore LOVE Exhibition (February 13–March 1, 2013) Tyler Atrium

The Annual Senior Portfolio Presentations (Thursday, May 9, 4:00–6:00 pm) Green Hallway.

The Annual Senior Design Exhibition (May 17 through Summer 2013; Reception, Friday, May 17, 6:30–8:00 pm). Green Hallway.

Interact 11: The Annual Interactive Design Show (Friday, May 17, 5:00–6:30 pm) Tyler B004.



MFA Workshops. Visiting Artists for these workshops have included: Gail Anderson, Matteo Bologna, Louise Fili, Carin Goldberg, Steven Guarnaccia, Luba Lukova, Christoph Niemann, Anthony Rutka, Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher, Lanny Sommese, Roberto de Vicq, James Victore.

Speakers: Gail Anderson, Ken Barber/House Industries, Melinda Beck, Polly Becker, Craig Bernhardt, Doug Boehm, Matteo Bologna/Mucca Design; Calef Brown, Iris Brown, Charles Burns, Mike Calkins, Design Army, Evan Dennis/Shilo, Stephen Doyle, Louise Fili, Paul Fuentes, Marc Galluci/Fort Franklin, Carin Goldberg, Steven Guarnaccia, Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers/ The Heads of State, Jordan Isip. Alexander Isley, Paul Kepple/Headcase Design, Chip Kidd, John Krause, Robin Landa, Luba Lukova, Debbie Millman, Christoph Niemann, Rafal Olbinski, Maurizio Poletto/nofrontiere, Jonothan Rosen, Laurie Rosenwald, Anthony Rutka, Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher, Lanny Sommese, Joe Sorren, Steve Turner, Roberto de Vicq, James Victore, Todd and Esther Watson, Craig Welsh, Richard and Judith Wilde, Mario Zucca.



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Blue Cadet presentation, April 20th, 2011

Josh Goldblum is the founding principal of Emmy Award-winning interactive design studio Bluecadet Interactive. His core competencies include user experience design, information architecture, web development and transmedia storytelling and strategy. He has travelled widely as an interactive journalist, producer and strategist and has spoken at numerous nationally regarded conferences. His work has been profiled by HOW Magazine, Communications Arts, Adobe, The New Yorker, USA Today, People Magazine, CNN, NPR’s Morning Edition, and CBS News. He has won several prestigious awards including an Emmy, a Webby, a SXSW Award and two MUSE awards. Josh graduated from Tufts University in 1999, and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2000.

Light refreshments at 6.30pm. Presentation begins at 7.00pm in Room B004. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend!


Interact 9: Call for entries and event information, 2011

This year Interact 9 (the annual juried show of student interactive work) was held on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 at 7.00pm in Room B004, Tyler School of Art.

For those of you who were not able to attend tonight's event you can see a recorded version via ustream here at this link. Thanks to everyone for coming out tonight, it was a great night.

Coming soon, we'll post all the winning entries and links to their work!


Paula Scher, March 25th, 2011


Paula Scher, Tyler alum and partner at Pentagram, will be giving a presentation titled "My Life in Type" on Friday, March 25. It will begin at 2:00pm in Room B004. Seriously, you can't afford to miss this.


Ramp Creative, October 12th, 2010

Michael Stinson and Rachel Elnar from Ramp Creative, Los Angeles, will be speaking at Tyler on October 12, 12:30 pm in 240B. All are welcome!


Jessica Hische: October 27, 2010

Jessica Hische (BFA/GAID) will be speaking about Typography & Illustration on Wednesday, October 27 at 1:00 in B004 at Tyler. All are welcome! This event is made possibly through the use of General Activity Fees.


Jack Gernsheimer on September 22nd, 2010 

Jack Gernsheimer will be speaking about LOGO DESIGN in 240B at 1:00, Wednesday, September 22, 2010. All are welcome. 


Pencil to Pixel presents Happy Cog: Bringing Your Clients Online, 2010

WHEN: Thursday, September 16, 2010
TIME: reception begins at 6:30 pm, lecture begins at 7:00pm
WHERE: Room B04
* FREE for AIGA members & Temple University students, faculty & staff with ID
* $15 for non-members
* $5 for students non-members

You must register for this event. Please visit the AIGA Philadelphia site to register online.

 Designers are constantly confronted with the complexities serving their clients' needs in both an offline and online world. To meet this challenge, AIGA Philadelphia is pleased to present a crash course in interactive process from the fine folks at Happy Cog. Join us for a three-part lesson with no prerequisites required!

Happy Cog will review specific design processes that they use to “make the web a better place.” Along the way, they will provide insights into the opportunities the web can provide, and also give an insider’s view of their portfolio that covers best practices in User Experience, Design, and Code. Examples that illustrate where print and web approaches overlap and where they diverge will be explored and discussed.

Learn directly from the experts who, literally, write books for interactive designers and regularly host website design conferences. Happy Cog also creates beautiful websites for happy clients such as AIGA, Advertising Age, Thomson Reuters, Warner Bros. Films, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), WordPress, Zappos, VisitPhilly, and Mozilla.

The lecture will be presented by:

Kevin Sharon
Senior Designer
A thoughtful designer who believes creative collaboration is a key component of great design.

Kevin Hoffman
User Experience Director
A veteran strategist and instructor who brings a variety of user research methodologies to bear in creating compelling online experiences.

Jenn Lukas
Interactive Development Director
Loves coffee, kittens, and is a leading authority on structural semantic markup and CSS.


Interact 8: Annual Student Show of Juried Interactive Design and Animation, May 2010

Please join us for the 8th Annual juried show of interactive design and animation. Come see the future digital designers. This year's jurors include Evan Dennis, Howard McCabe, Monica Gursky and Sean Costik.

Location: Room B04

Time: 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

All are welcome.


Senior Portfolio Presentations, May 4, 2010

The Tyler School of Art Graphic & Interactive Design Class of 2010 will be presenting their portfolios on Tuesday, May 4, 4:00–6:00 pm in Suite 240. Students, faculty, alumni, family, friends and studio/agency representatives are welcome! 



Pencil to Pixel: Making the Transition from Print to Interactive, May 10th, 2010

Designing for the interactive world can be very complex. Getting started can feel intimidating when the technology is a moving target. The good news is that if you already design for print, you are armed with many of the skills you will need to not only make the transition, but to give yourself the competitive edge. Discover how you can leverage the fundamental skills you already possess to bring your concepts to life for interactive experiences.

Join us for an informative panel discussion moderated by Liz Danzico, Chairperson of the MFA in Interaction Design program, School of Visual Arts. Learn, first-hand, from successful designers who have transitioned their skills from print design and now thrive in an online environment. They will share their triumphs, challenges, and best practices to help you find out how to expand your capabilities from print to interactive design.

The panel was moderated by: Liz Danzico, Independent Consultant and Chairperson of the MFA in Interaction Design program, School of Visual Arts

Our esteemed panelists who have all made the transition to interactive design from print design included:

Gavin Cooper Partner, Cooper Graphic Design, Chuck Haeberle, Creative Director, Institutional Investments, Vanguard, Dermot MacCormack Creative Director and Principal, 21xdesign, Tyler School of Art Associate Professor (and event title copywriting), Rob Reed, Creative Director, One Trick Pony, Jason Santa Maria, Founder and principal, Mighty

WHEN: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

6:30pm – reception
7:00 - 8:30pm – panel discussion

Philadelphia University