Brass Ring Awards 2014!

0 Commentsby   |  05.19.14  |  Student Work & Recognition

clickCongratulations to Madison Brown for her win at the 2014 national Brass Ring Awards! She won a GOLD award in the Residential Category for the Frahm Residence and GOLD award in the Hand Rendering Category for the AA/FF Menswear Store entry.



Design students win 2014 district ADDY awards

0 Commentsby   |  05.19.14  |  Uncategorized

Congratulations to all the students who won awards at the 2014 District ADDY competition, the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition put on by the American Advertising Federation (AAF).

Students competed against schools throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. ACU students won four awards in total.

Below is the list of students who won awards, along with the titles of their entries.

  • Levi Huddleston, Colin Havard, Megan Teel, Emily Pybus, Matt Varner (group project): Willow Energy Drink, Student SILVER ADDY
  • Matt Varner: Kyle Mason Swann Logo, Student GOLD ADDY
  • Amie Carnagey: Timber Toys Logo, Student SILVER ADDY

View the full list of 2014 ADDY winners

Weekly Announcement

0 Commentsby   |  04.29.14  |  News & Announcements

Foundation (First Year) Reviews & Concentration (Second Year) Reviews

You should all have signed up for your reviews by this point. Please see the blog for further information about reviews. You will find links with examples, downloadable templates and instructional videos embedded in the instructions for reviews.


NYC Housing?

Whitney Pittard has been offered an internship in NYC this summer. If anyone has any connections to NYC and a room I could sub lease for the summer please let me know! Email me at or text me at 512-755-6551.

Weekly Announcements

0 Commentsby   |  04.25.14  |  News & Announcements

Picking Up Art Work

If your work was NOT selected for the student competition you MUST pick it up on Monday between 1:30 and 4:00 in the Art History Room (Rm 141).

In an effort to minimize damage we are only offering this window of time to collect work. If you can not pick up your work during this time please have someone else pick it up for you. If your work is not picked up or you do not contact Arlene we cannot guarantee the work won’t be discarded or damaged. We do not have a way to store it.

INTD submissions were picked up by Kitty. Please see her for those. Thank you!

Alumni Kickstarter

0 Commentsby   |  04.21.14  |  News & Announcements

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Morgan Grasham, an ACU Alumni, has created a kickstarter to raise money to fund her budding art career.

You can access her page here and see her beautiful works of art and here about her story!

Weekly Announcements

0 Commentsby   |  04.21.14  |  News & Announcements

First Year Review

If you are needing to make an appointment for your Foundation Review (First Year), click here:

and click on the link to make an appointment.


Second Year Review

If you are needing to make an appointment for your Concentration Review (SecondYear), click here:

and click on the link to make an appointment.

Weekly Announcements

0 Commentsby   |  04.16.14  |  News & Announcements

Art & Design Students

Imagine the fun you will have on monday hanging out with other students in the gallery! We are needing volunteers to help out on the day student competition entries come in. It is a fun way to meet other art majors, see all the work coming in and help out the department. It will even count as an art event credit!

Day: Monday, April 21

Time: Click here to sign up for one or more time slots!


The Woodlands Community Impact Newspaper

We are looking for a graphic designer that is passionate about creating high quality, accurate and creative artwork. If you are able to engage our clients with high-impact designs, we have an opportunity that you do not want to miss. This position is responsible for the design and layout of a variety of creative materials, including the Katy newspaper, advertisements, direct mail and marketing pieces.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related coursework
  • At least one (1) year of prior experience in graphic design
  • Experience using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat Pro
  • Experience with file preparation for CMYK output
  • Ability to pass the Company’s graphic design test

Essential Job Functions:

  • Layout newspaper using Adobe InDesign while following company’s design guidelines
  • Read and analyze editorial articles in order to generate original design ideas for info-graphics that will supplement editorial stories
  • Collaborate with reporters and editors to gain further insight and understanding of stories
  • Create accurate graphics, charts and maps that visually support and supplement editorial stories
  • Meet editorial deadlines for daily production, proofing and final output
  • Ability to analyze and interpret news and create graphics that visually communicate information
  • Prepare and save editorial graphics, photos and text for upload to web, in time to meet the web department’s deadlines
  • Collaborate with Account Executives and Account Coordinators to produce effective advertisements that meet the needs of clients
  • Present necessary ad proofs to sales team on time, ensuring that client has adequate time for review and approval
  • Meet the minimum number of monthly ads produced (ad quota), as set by the Ad Production Manager

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an awareness of current design trends and a working knowledge of the latest industry software
  • Ensure that all advertisements and graphics are properly prepared for 4-color press output Maintain a professional appearance
  • Comply with other job-related instructions and perform any other duties that, in the opinion of the Market Editor, General Manager or any other supervisor(s), are reasonably related to his/her primary job responsibilities, required to assist other employees, or complement Community Impact Newspaper’s efforts generally

Submit resumes to Jackie Brunk at

Weekly Announcements

0 Commentsby   |  04.16.14  |  News & Announcements

Our final Art and Design Chapel of the semester. Even if you have your chapel credits, come to Art and Design Chapel to support Anne-Marie as she presents and see your friends!

DM 141 at 11am TOMORROW – Faith and Film: Invictus



1.When you check your work in at the gallery on Monday you will complete a registration form at that time.

2.You will complete one entry form for each piece you wish to enter.

3.You will take the entry form to the competition staff to receive an entry number for each piece.

4.Once you have your entry number you must fill out an online form for each submission. The link will be provided to you.

5.You will tape the entry form securely to the bottom or side of the entry (so it can be seen)

6.You will place the piece in the designated area of the gallery.

Weekly Announcements

0 Commentsby   |  04.14.14  |  News & Announcements

FINAL A&D Departmental Chapel – This THURSDAY

We will meet at 11am in Room 141. Our theme this semester is Faith & Film. We will watch a clip from Invictus. The discussion will be led by Anne-Marie Coffee. If you still need Art Event Credits and have not used your Art Chapel ones yet, please be sure and attend. Invite your friends!


MANDATORY – Student Competition – Monday, April 21st

Please check the blog for instructions on how to submit your work for the student competition.


Foundation (First Year) Reviews & Concentration (Second Year) Reviews

A sign up calendar link with review appointments will be sent out THIS week. Please see the blog for further information about reviews. You will find links with examples, downloadable templates and instructional videos embedded in the instructions for reviews.


Photography Studio Key

If you borrowed the key for the studio please return it to me in the office. Thank you!

More Than Gold

0 Commentsby   |  04.14.14  |  Senior Shows

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The More Than Gold was a definite success. The show honored, Kayla Calvert, Stephanie Cochran, Paige Baumgartner, Hannah Henderson and Hayleigh Davis, showing off all their hard work from the past four years. All of these talented women will be graduating in May! Here is a link to the rest of the pictures from the show!