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On Design: Our New Video Series

Jeff Rogers is a Brooklyn-based designer and ACU grad, known for his hand-lettered graphic design work for a long list of clients that includes Diet Coke, Fast Company, McDonald’s and the New York Times. Jeff recently visited ACU to leave his typographic mark on the new student lounge in the Department of Art and Design, and he was generous enough to let us capture his creative process and interview him while he worked. While Jeff is the first to admit he’s not done learning, he had plenty of rich lessons on tap for us from a storied design career. Take a look, in our second installation of the On Design series, our storytelling collaboration with the ACU Department of Art and Design.

Randy Hunt is vice president for design at Etsy Inc., a global online creative marketplace with offices around the world. On a recent trip to Abilene, Randy sat down with us to discuss his design philosophy, as well as the value of training designers in a liberal arts environment like ACU. In a workshop with students in the ACU Art and Design department, he challenged them to use found objects to design a series of posters on creativity. Our cameras were rolling for our first episode of the On Design series, our storytelling collaboration with the ACU Department of Art and Design.

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LS Productions

Vision in Action – spotlight on Halbert-Walling project

CNC Router Tutorial – how-to videos with the Maker Lab

After Zoey – backstage with ACU Theatre

Cup of Coffee – Chandler Graf’s talk for TEDxACU 2017

Next Steps – Jackie Beth Shilcutt performs at TEDxACU

Lightsaber Magic with After Effects CC

In preparation for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, we’re thinking about ways to combine the power of Adobe Creative Cloud with some Jedi mojo to awaken your creative force. On Dead Day our #EpisodeXmas event will bring lightsabers into the library for the...

Save the Galaxy with Photoshop CC

In preparation for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, we’re thinking about ways to combine the power of Adobe Creative Cloud with some Jedi mojo to awaken your creative force. Young Padawan, in order to become an Adobe master, it’s not enough simply to download...

Episode Xmas kicks off on Dead Day

The wait is almost over. The next chapter in the Star Wars saga opens December 18, and the Learning Studio wants to put you in the movie! But like Luke Skywalker on the uncertain surface of Dagobah, the title of Jedi master doesn’t come without a test. Between now and...

Adobe CC Poster Competition

This month ACU student designers have a chance to help spread the word that Adobe Creative Cloud is on campus. Create a poster that represents ACU in color or imagery, and fits in the Adobe poster series, for a chance to win an iPad mini and have your poster featured...

Adobe MAX 2015

Last week, a team of 6 ACU faculty and staff rubbed shoulders with pro filmmakers, authors, photographers and engineers at Adobe’s annual creative conference, Adobe MAX. Watch the MAX Kick-off video and prepare to be blown away.     The event is not only an...

Storytelling with Students in Oxford

Enjoyed working with Dr. Jeff Childers and Jacque Morrison and students in the Oxford Study Abroad program to shape digital stories that reflect on their international experiences this semester. Students were asked to produce projects that reflected on how...

Photoshop Boot Camp online workshop

Last fall Mike Wiggins, graphic designer and chair of the Department of Art & Design, led several workshops for faculty interested in learning to use Photoshop. Mike was very kind to come in and film the basic workshop in the studio and its now available as our...

Why I Teach storytelling projects

Enjoyed working with a great group of faculty producing digital stories that share their teaching philosophies. Thanks to Cheryl Bacon for proposing the prompt and working with Al Haley and Kyle Dickson in the Learning Studio to lead a great workshop. Thanks to the...

Holocaust Memorials with Dr. Laura Carroll

This spring we were honored to work with Dr. Laura Carroll, associate professor of English, as our Faculty Media Fellow. Dr. Carroll spent the fall semester in Oxford, England, as part of her second semester with the ACU Study Abroad program. While there, she also had...