The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has approved Light Work for a $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) award in the Visual Arts category. Light Work, an artist-run, non-profit organization housed in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center at…
Leibowitz Design Award Recipients Announced
Two communications design seniors in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Design were recognized as recipients of the program’s Paul Leibowitz Award for Communications and Digital Design. Ali Martini ’14 was awarded the first-place prize of $1,000. Sadie St. Germain ’14 received honorable mention and $500.
Leibowitz, a 1984 design alumnus and owner of the New York City branding and design agency Leibowitz Communications, established the annual award for one or more communications design seniors who exemplify expertise in web navigation via cutting-edge interactive design and use of emerging technology in contemporary communications design. Students present a portfolio with a minimum of three projects based on digital media that may be derived from work in class and/or projects outside of class. Entries are evaluated by the communications design faculty.
Modeled on professional practice, the communications design program explores the creative process, communications theory and design history and the organization and management of complex design projects, in addition to illustration, photography, typography and production processes. Classes also address advertising, marketing, communications and business.