INTD Trip to Ft. Worth (March 28, 2015)

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Some of our interior design students who went to Ft. Worth this past Saturday to visit some museums in the area!


“Fundamental” Senior Show (March 27, 2015)

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We had an amazing senior show opening on Friday night! Congratulations to Anne-Marie Coffee, Jamie Browning, Matt Varner, and Eric Munoz for a great show! Pictures from the show opening can be seen on the Art & Design Flickr account.




ArtPrize in Dallas (April 2016)

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ArtPrize is an internationally organized art competition and a non-profit organization. Every year three miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, turns into a field for starting conversations about art and why it matters. Different pieces of art from around the world is displayed through town for free. In April 2016, this same competition is coming to Dallas! “The new event will be the first of its kind to form outside of Grand Rapids, and will be exclusive in the southwest region, including Colorado and Utah. Up to $500,000 in cash prizes and grants will be awarded to artists in its first year, and the event is expected to draw thousands of visitors from Texas and throughout the United States.”

You can read more about dates and the event itself here.

6th Instagram Competition (March 30-April 11)

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Our new Instagram competition is going on now and will run until April 11! We are excited to have graphic designer Jose Canales as our new judge!

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Weekly Announcements for 4/1/15

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NEW Instagram Competition (March 30-April 11)

Jose Canales is a graphic designer based out of Austin, TX. In 2014, he left the advertising agency, McGarrah Jesse, and started working for himself. He found his passion in branding, packaging, and crafted design and has done work for Shiner beer, Stripes Candy, and Costa Del Mar.


Sophomores and Freshmen please remember your registration dates and have your class selections ready and alternatives.

Project Merge

I am helping with leading Project Merge, a renovation effort led by Interior Design students to help local families in need to make their homes safer and more enjoyable.

This year we are helping Hope Haven, a transitional housing facility for Homeless singles and families (We are only renovating their Kitchen).

We are needing volunteers to clean, paint*, potentially aid professionals, and various other tasks. We also need volunteers to prepare “pot luck style” meals for the Residents and Volunteers (20-40 people). Any food/ drink item will be accepted (these donations would be prepared off site).

Because we are shutting down their Kitchen, we need to help make this process simple and enjoyable for them. This also provides an opportunity for us to join them and get to know the community!

Volunteer hours will be given to those who give meal donations depending on what item(s) is given.

If you would like to cook/prepare a meal- We will contact you shortly after your form is submitted.

To sign up for Merge shift, follow this link,

We also have a campus center table during 11:30am-1/1:30pm each day to come and ask questions, sign up for shifts, and give donations. For more information, contact Bryana Guy at Hope to see you there!

AIGA Meeting – Tuesday, April 7th at 6pm in Room 141

We will be discussing the upcoming AIGA Austin Trip. The trip will be Friday, April 17th. Come to

the meeting for more info if you are planning on going or if you are unsure! For questions,
email Hannah Bruce (

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 — not the project merge gmail.


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