5th Instagram Competition Winner!

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Congratulations to the winner of our 5th Instagram competition Ashlyn Morrison! Runner up will be announced next week!

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District 10 American Advertising Award Student Winners

0 Commentsby   |  03.25.15  |  News & Announcements, Student Competition Listing, Student Work & Recognition

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Hannah Bruce for “La Pop Bakery & Cafe” in the category of Collateral Material-Stationery Package


Hilary Commer for “Future of Forestry” in the category of Collateral Material-Poster

Janice Chong for “IJM – Sex Trafficking” in the category of Consumer of Trade Publication


Marissa Jones for “Thoa and the Get Down Stay Down” in the category of Collateral Material-Poster

Hilary Commer for “Southside Coffee” in the category of Collateral Material-Publication Design

Taylor McDaniel for “Ron Swanson Portrait” in the category of Collateral Material-Poster

Fundamental Senior Show – THIS Friday

0 Commentsby   |  03.25.15  |  Senior Shows, Shore & Downtown Art Galleries

Come out and support Anne-Marie Coffee, Matt Varner, Eric Munoz, and Jamie Browning this Friday at 5:30pm in Shore Art Gallery as they host their senior show, Fundamental.


ADDYs Award Winners

0 Commentsby   |  03.25.15  |  News & Announcements, Student Competition Listing, Student Work & Recognition

Congratulations to all the award winners at The ADDY’s this year. ACU brought in 20 awards, including 8 gold ADDYs, 9 silver, and 2 bronze. In addition, Hilary Commer won the Judges’ Special Award with “Future of Forestry”. The Gold Addy’s and the Judges’ Special Award will automatically go on to compete at the district level.

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Special Judges Award

  • Hilary Commer – Future of Forestry

Sales Promotion

  • Anne-Marie Coffee: Student Silver ADDY – La Popular
  • Levi Huddleston: Student Silver ADDY – Cultura Coffee

Elements of Advertising: Visual

  • Hilary Commer: Student Gold ADDY – Silenced
  • Lauren Payne: Student Gold ADDY – Technicolor Bubble
  • Taylor McDaniel: Student Gold ADDY – Ron Swanson Portrait
  • Taylor McDaniel: Student Silver ADDY – Scratchboard Chickens
  • Ashley Smith: Student Silver ADDY – Viginitiphobia (The Fear of Rape)
  • Emily Teel: Student Silver ADDY – Street Performer
  • Lauren Payne: Student Silver ADDY – Carousel of Dreams
  • Alex Carruth: Student Bronze ADDY – Zemmiphobia

Collateral Materials: Poster

  • Hilary Commer: Student Gold ADDY – Future of Forestry
  • Marissa Jones: Student Gold ADDY – Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
  • Josh Fralick: Student Silver ADDY – Paradise Valley
  • Jonny Hill: Student Silver ADDY – Mat Kearney Poster Series
  • Sydney Ryan: Student Bronze ADDY – Ra Ra Riot

Collateral Materials: Publication Design

  • Hilary Commer: Student Gold ADDY – Southside Coffee
  • Jarred Schuetze: Student Gold ADDY – The Secret Garden Book Cover
  • Cierra Fitzgerald: Student Silver ADDY – Orient Book Cover

Collateral Materials: Stationery Package

  • Hannah Bruce: Student Gold ADDY – La Pop Bakery & Cafe

Weekly Announcements for 3/23

0 Commentsby   |  03.23.15  |  Art & Design Chapel, Interior Design, News & Announcements, Senior Shows

ASID Design Panel and Lunch THIS Wednesday, March 25th

If you’ve RSVP’d remember that the ASID student chapter is hosting an interior design panel and free lunch scheduled this Wed. March 25 11:30-1:00 in the Library Atrium.

Art & Design Chapel – THIS Thursday

Earn an Art Event Credit (2 per semester by A&D chapel) and join us for Art & Design Chapel today in 141 at 11am.  Our theme this semester is Soundtrack and Matt Varner will be be leading us.  This is the final chapel in this series.

Senior Show – THIS Friday

Come out and support Anne-Marie Coffee, Matt Varner, Eric Munoz, Jamie Browning THIS Friday at 5:30 in Shore Art Gallery as they host their senior show, Fundamental.

Project Merge – Fundraiser THIS Saturday:

Project Merge is an entirely student-driven effort inspired by faith.

Project Merge is a home renovation project through ACU’s Interior Design department to provide safe and healthy living environments for local families who are in need. Project Merge grants students from ACU the opportunity to give back to the Abilene community and put their training and design skills to use while renovating a home for a local residents in need. This year we are partnering with Hope Haven, a sort of halfway home for the homeless. We will be renovating their somewhat large kitchen.

Our event is April 10th, 11th, and 12th. 
At Hope Haven – 801 S Treadaway Blvd, Abilene, TX 79602
To sign up for a shift come to the campus center between the times of 11:30- 1:30 M-F and fill out our form. 
Every year is different and this year volunteers will potentially be doing things like:
  • LOTS of painting
  • sanding
  • hardware installation
  • some shelving and storage solutions
  • installing a backsplash
  • Muscle is always needed
  • installing lighting
  • cleaning
Facebook (includes MANY pictures of past before and afters) :

For Further information contact Bryana Guy at bdg11a@acu.edu — not the project merge gmail.


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New York City Spring Break Trip 2015

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A group of art & design students traveled to New York this spring break to visit design studios and meet famous designers. All the pictures from their travels can be found on the A&D Flickr account.




Free Lunch & Learn Panel Discussion

0 Commentsby   |  03.18.15  |  Artist/Designer Guest Lectures, Interior Design, News & Announcements

There will be a free lunch and learn panel discussion with Interior Design Professionals on Wednesday, March 25 from 11:30am – 1pm in the Library Atrium. RSVP is required! Please put your name on the Google doc if you plan to attend. All majors are welcome.


INTD Day Trip to Ft. Worth

0 Commentsby   |  03.18.15  |  Art & Design Travel, Interior Design, News & Announcements

In the past Prof. Rama has taken students on a day trip to Ft. Worth or Dallas to look at Museums and other Art/Architecture related places. This semester we want to go to Ft. Worth for the day and visit some museums and other places.

We would leave in the morning next Saturday the 28th, all you need is lunch, which we will be eating in the Botanical Gardens. The plan is to be done before 4. After that you are free to do what you want. It is also a way to get art credits if you still need some.

Attached is a google doc where you can sign up. If you have a car and are willing to take people with you sign up for that as well.


Tentative Places we’ll visit:

  • Botanical Gardens
  • Amon Carter Museum
  • Kimbell Art Museum
  • The Modern Art Museum
  • Water Gardens
  • Fay Jones Chapel

Weekly Announcements for 3/16

0 Commentsby   |  03.16.15  |  AIGA, Artist/Designer Guest Lectures, News & Announcements

Advising Workshop – THIS week!

Please note that we will have our advising workshops THIS Thursday and Friday.  Pick one day to attend.  Freshmen and Transfer students this is mandatory for you to attend. All other students may choose to attend or not.  11am in 141.  See you there.

NEW Instagram Competition (March 16-28)

Bobbie Scanio is an award winning graduate from ACU with a bachelor of science in Interior Design. Bobbie started working at Bella Villa Design Studio in 2005 and her creativity and thoroughness makes her an integral part of Bella Villa. She passed the NCIDQ and became a registered interior designer in 2011.

Accommodation in Austin for the Summer?

Hayden Walker has secured an internship in Austin, TX for the summer and is looking for a place to stay. He is willing to pay and has a car so the location of the residence is generally flexible (must be in Austin though) and the dates will be May 11th – Aug 7th.

ASID Design Panel and Lunch NEXT Wednesday, March 25th

The ASID student chapter is hosting an interior design panel and free lunch scheduled for Wed. March 25 11:30-1:00 in the Shore Gallery. Everyone is invited, but we need RSVPs to order the food.  Speakers are Interior Design Professionals with ASID from Dallas and Ft Worth: Robin Burrill, Marlene Small, Marissa Marmelejos, Priscilla Valentine and Kelly Krause.

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This semester’s AIGA trip will be Friday, April 17th! We will be going to Austin again to visit a few studios and agencies. Please mark your calendars and start making travel plans now! We will have a meeting in the next few weeks to discuss the places we will be visiting, so keep an eye out for more information.

A&D Newsletter

0 Commentsby   |  03.16.15  |  News & Announcements

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Check out the Art & Design newsletter with information about alumni, department events and announcements, and ways to get connected with the art department on social media!