»Graphic Design Symposium

In September 2013, the Art Department hosted their inaugural Graphic Design Symposium. The event discusses and debates today’s relevant topics in various areas of design with a panel of experts from the Design and Marketing industry. Questions are asked by a ­­­­­moderator to foster discussion, and are later opened up to the audience, including students, faculty and any other interested attendees. Refreshments are provided after the event to encourage students to mingle and make connections with the professionals.

  • 2013
  • Design Symposium: The Branding Issue
    September 25th, 2013 7:00 pm AF 209
    The first annual Design Symposium focused on The Branding Issue: “Are we being consumed by brands?”

    branding symposium crowd

    The panel of professionals included:

    Armin Vit: Co-Founder of UnderConsideration and editor and writer for Brand New.

    Ron Leland: Brand Architect and Thought Leadership Consultant at Real Life Brand Architecture

    Greg Nugent: Ex-Director of Brand, Marketing and Culture, LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games), ex-volunteer on the Obama 2012 Campaign, Co-Founder of Inc., Incorporated London Limited.

    Niklas Myhr: Assistant Professor of Marketing, Chapman University

    The moderator for the event was Yasmine Say, Visiting Graphic Design Professor from London.

    branding symposium speakers