Graphic & Interactive Design

Graphic and Interactive Design is the communication of information and ideas through visual language. Design is used to serve commerce, culture and the public good. It includes work that is client-driven as well as self-authored.

Tyler’s design students learn how to develop design concepts, to make images, to work with typography and to master a wide range of new and traditional media. Creative intelligence and skill are strongly emphasized. The program, known for its rigor, is extremely competitive. Students are evaluated by the exacting standards of the design profession. A sophomore level portfolio review is required for admission to the major.

Student work from Tyler has been featured in numerous national and international design competitions and publications. Students from the program have won numerous awards and honors. They are sought out by recruiters from studio and agencies and are highly successful in finding employment after graduation.

Graduates from the BFA and MFA programs are employed by studios and agencies around the country and abroad. They work in print and web design studios, advertising agencies, publishing companies, film and television, music packaging and promotion, product design and packaging, in design departments of major corporations, and as freelance illustrators.

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Joe Spix

Alumni Joe Spix

On Sunday he is in L.A. winning a Grammy and on Friday he is at Tyler judging the Sophomore Design Valentine Box class project. Such is the life of internationally known graphic designer and Tyler alum Joe Spix, BFA '01.   Joe has created album art for the Universal Music Group since 2001 and is currently a Creative Director for Republic Records, Island Records and Def Jam Recordings.  He is a member of AIGA and in 2003 was profiled for Vibe magazine. In his Grammy press conference Joe spoke eloquently of how much team work and collaboration goes into the complex design projects that he directs. Faculty at Tyler work hard to ensure that students are fully prepared to work in such highly collaborative work environments.  More

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