Graphic & Interactive Design

February 5, 2018

Tyler MFA wins Platinum in Graphis New Talent - Designers win 15 awards

Author: Kelly Holohan

Graphis New Talent 2018 recognized Tyler students with 15 awards in the 2018 annual competition. Krissy Beck (MFA 2017) took a platinum award for her graduate thesis preject, Sustain: Reflections from a tired grad student. Congratulations to Krissy and all the GAID winners! You can see the winning selections on their site here and also in the new book annual.  Platinum Award / Krissy Beck / Short Film / Professor: Kelly Holohan Gold Award / Krissy Beck / Educational Animation / Professor: Abby Guido Gold Award / Brandon Wherley / Packaging / Professor: Abby Guido Silver Award / Krissy Beck / Games / Professor: Joe Scorsone Silver Award / Jacqueline Jenson / Illustration / Professor: Melissa McFeeters Silver Award / Julie Lam / Catalogs / Professor: Abby Guido Read More

November 14, 2017

Temple Analytics Challenge Winners from Tyler

Author: Kelly Holohan

Graphic and Interactive Design (GAID) seniors, Luke Harding and Charles Attisano, were awarded the first place prize ($2500 award) in the graphics category for this year's 5th Annual Temple University QVC Analytics Challenge, presented by the Institute for Business and Information Technology at Fox School of Business. This year's challenge offered students three data sets from the following companies: QVC, Pfizer and Comcast. The winning entry utilized movie sales data provided by Comcast that included information on movie budget and box office profit. The winning entry, titled Directing Success, analyzed this data and created an animated infographic that can be used to predict box office success. Read More

November 21, 2016

Tyler Student Wins Top Prize

Author: Ryan Hewlett

Detail from Julia Lewis' infographic Graphic and Interactive Design (GAID) senior, Julia Lewis, was awarded the first place prize ($2500 award) in the graphics category for this year's 4th Annual Temple University Alexion Analytics Challenge presented by the Institute for Business and Information Technology at Fox School of Business. This year's challenge presented students with three challenges from the following companies: AmerisourceBergen, Alexion and Merck. Julia's entry utilized sales data provided by AmerisourceBergen that included close to one million sales transaction from independent pharmacies across the east coast. Julia's winning entry analyzed this data and create a clear solution to help independent pharmacies make the inventory decisions needed to be successful. Detail from Ryan Hewlett's infographic Read More

August 8, 2016

GAID alum on New York Times best seller list

Author: Kelly Holohan

Tyler GAID alumni, Rachel Ignotofsky is author of Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World. This illustrative and educational book highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Congratulations to Rachel and for making the New York Times best seller list!          Read More

February 16, 2016

Tyler Graduate Releases New Book

Author: Kylie Doyle

Life after graduation is always a big question for students finishing their undergrad program. Tyler alumni are continuing to make a mark in their respective fields. Nabeeh Bilal, a graduate of Tyler school of Arts (GAID class of 2009), has just released a trailer for his upcoming book “Callaloo: The Legend of the Golden Coqui.” Nabeeh Bilal is an artist and entrepreneur who has created his own children's media brand called "Callaloo" which teaches children cultural literacy and social education through books, videos, music, educational workshops, and digital media. He recently published the second book in his Callaloo children's book series titled "Callaloo: The Legend of The Golden Coqui" which centers on the culture and folklore in Puerto Rico. Read More

February 10, 2016

Tyler Students, Faculty, and Alumni Featured on WHYY's Friday Arts

Author: Ryan Hewlett

In an episode of Friday Arts — which premired on February 5 — alumni, Allen Edmunds talks about the Brandywine Workshop, Graphic & Interactive Design students and faculty show off their restaurant identity designs, and alumni, Gabe Martinez shows his work at The Print Center of Philadelphia. View episode here Read More

February 2, 2016

GAID alumni publishes 2nd book

Author: Kelly Holohan

Nabeeh Bilal, Graphic & Interactive Design graduate (BFA 2009), is the co-creator of the award-winning Callaloo children's media brand and is responsible for the brand’s look and visual Development. Along with his partner and author, Marjuan Canady, He co-created the Callaloo children's media brand in 2013 with a focus on cultural literacy and social education. To date, Callaloo has produced a book series, an educational web series, educational curriculum and workshops, and live performances. Most recently, he published the second book in the Callaloo series titled "Callaloo:The Legend of the Golden Coqui" (for children ages 3-7). The latest book takes readers from New York City to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico where the book's main characters must solve an age old mystery surrounding the Golden Coqui. Read More

February 1, 2016

Tyler Restaurant Design on WHYY's Friday Arts

Author: Kelly Holohan

Tyler's Graphic & Interactive Design restaurant identity exhibition is a feature segment on WHYY Friday Arts. The "Art of Food" segment is produced by Monica Rogozinki first airs on WHYY-TV Friday, February 5 at 8:30pm.  The show encores on Sunday 2/7/16 at 11:30am and will go online on Monday, 2/8/16.  You can see a preview on WHYY's site at   Read More

February 16, 2015

GAID Student Cassandra Reffner Wins Fox Business School Infographic Competition

Author: Alexander Barnett

Cassandra Reffner, Class of 2016, has a confession to make: She doesn’t know the difference between averages and medians, and she only understands Microsoft Excel’s most basic functions. But that didn’t stop the graphic design student from winning the $2,500 grand prize at the second annual Temple Analytics Challenge. The monthlong competition, organized by the Institute for Business and Information Technology in the Fox School of Business, tasks students with making sense of data through visualizations and infographics. The 20 finalist presentations for the monthlong competition took place in November in Alter Hall. Students presented their work before a panel of professional judges, including representatives from QVC, Campbell Soup Co. and RJMetrics. Read More


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