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Art & Design Student award win brings New York Times editor to Cal Poly

Apr 14, 2014

Ali Albiani (class of '14) won the first Open Science Cafe award from the Cal Poly Kennedy Library.  The Science Cafe awards a student proposal with a public programs mentor and budget.

Art & Design Students bring home awards

Mar 17, 2014

Congradulations to our students who won awards from the Associated Collegiate Press and the California College Media Association design competitions.

Associate Professor Martinez attends National AIGA Design Conference

Nov 3, 2013

Associate Professor Charmaine Martinez recently attended the National AIGA Design Conference: Head, Heart, Hand in Minneapolis.

Professor Galanti showing work at upcoming exhibition

Oct 4, 2013

Professor Galanti art

Associate professor Tera Galanti will show work as part of the upcoming exhibition Animal Intimacies from October 24 - November 22, 2013 at the Sam Francis Gallery at Crossroads School in Santa Monica.

Professor Dove's painting on display at UCSB exhibition

Aug 9, 2013

Professor Dove's painting at UCSB

An exhibition of Associate Professor Daniel Dove's recent paintings runs from Sept 30 to October 23, 2013 in the Gallery of the College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.  In the exhibit, Dove continues his exploration of the tension between abstraction and representation, and illusion and space with his explorations of visual culture and irony.

The work above: Sport Rage (66" x 96" oil on canvas, 2013).

Alum wins Baseball Hall of Fame design competition

Jul 12, 2013

Baseball hall of fame design award

Cassie McFarland (Class of '08) won the U.S. Mint Baseball Coin Design Competition.

McFarland’s baseball glove design was one of 178 entries submitted between April 11 and May 11.  Her design, along with her initials, will appear on the obverses of the coins in National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program, scheduled for release in early 2014.

Professor Costello Accepted to National Coleman Fellows Program

Oct 2, 2012

Enrica Lovaglio Costello has been accepted into the Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows program, which brings entrepreneurial education to 16 university and college campuses throughout the U.S.

Department Adds Two New Members for Fall 2012

Aug 27, 2012

Bruno Ribeiro

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design.  Professor Ribeiro holds a Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University with a focus on Interaction Design.  His thesis was entitled Reshaping Visual Communication Design Curriculum to Support Collaboration with Computer Science and Engineering.  Prior to attending The Ohio State University, Professor Ribeiro was creative director for Stijl, a design firm based in his home country of Brazil.

Diana Puntar

Assistant Professor of Sculpture.  Professor Puntar holds a Master of Fine Arts from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Before coming to Cal Poly she taught at the Pratt Institute in New York.  Professor Puntar's sculpture has been exhibition at PS1 Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as Boston, Chicago, Portland, Charlotte, and New Haven.  Her current work investigates utopian endeavors.

Design students win awards, including Ad Designer of the Year!

Jul 12, 2012

Brad Matsushita (class of ‘12) was named Ad Designer of the Year at the at the College Newspaper Business and Advertising Manager’s (CNBAM) convention in Miami, Fla.  Brad also won: Best Online Display Advertisement, and Best Sales Promotion Materials

Emily Hsiao (class of '12) was selected to recieve the 3rd Place award for: Best Black & White Advertisement

Laura Howell (class of '11) was selected to recieve the 3rd Place award for: Best Display Advertisement for Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker.

Mustang Daily, Cal Poly’s student-run newspaper, recently won its fourth consecutive College Newspaper of the Year award.

Art & Design Students Win Cal Poly Arts Awards

Jun 14, 2012

Rachel LaBonte (class of '12) won the Cal Poly Arts Achievement in Art Award.

Cathy Kossack (class of '12) won the Cal Poly Service to the Arts award.


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