July 11, 2013

You Go Girl(s) and Guys.

Where are they now? UAB Graphic Design graduates:

• Noel Conway 
Creative at Kspark.
• Scott Dodge 
Art Director at Cummings Creative Group.
• Jacinta Elliot 
joined designFORMS Architectural firm as graphic designer.
• Samantha Gibbons 
Graphic Designer at Cummings Creative Group in Birmingham, AL.
• Jonathan Green
Graphic Designer at blr | further in Birmingham, AL.
• Cana Grooms
Graphic Designer at Scout Branding in Birmingham, AL
• Alan Heiman
Freelancing for Think+, working on Barber Motors Sports stuff.
• Umair Khan
Freelancing at Cayenne Creative in Birmingham, AL.
• Courtney Kyle 
Art Director at Hoffman Media for Stitch Craft Create magazine.
• Anna McDavid 
Art Director Birmingham Association of Realtors.
• Chris Murphy
Jr. Graphic Designer at Luckie & Co. in Birmingham, AL.
• Moriah Osborn
Freelancing as Antebella Design in Birmingham, AL.
• Allison Raines
Freelancing at Hothead Studios for Georgia Pacific and Alcan Cable.
• Chris Seagle
Graphic Designer at Telegraph Branding in Birmingham, AL.
• Stephanie Shiver
Asst. Art Director at Hoffman Media in Birmingham, AL.
• Natalie Smith 
Art Director at Loudhailer New Zealand.
• Liz Springer
Freelancing in B'ham for UAB's Alys Stephens Center and PurMotion.
• Drew Watts
Graphic Designer at Webster Design in Omaha, NE.
• Jennifer Waycaster
Marketing // Creative Fellow at Coastal Living, TIME Inc.
• Zack Williams
Senior Designer // art director at BEATS by dre.
• Brandi Wilson-Sides
Design // Marketing Brownell Travel.

July 5, 2013

UAB Bloom Studio work shown at Blueway Announcement

L/R: Doug Barrett, Jenny Waycaster, Samantha Gibbons, Amy Clark, Daniel Tweig.

UAB's Bloom Studio is an invitation only, independent study class where design students gain real-world experience working directly with clients on Design for Good projects. Past projects have included Bibb County tourism brochures and a website for the Friends of the Cahaba organization.  

On July 3rd, Bloom Studio work done on the Cahaba Blueway was shown during the announcement of the first Blueway launch called Moon River after the previous fish camp and dance hall located on the site.

July 4, 2013

Jin Chung named AAF Student of the Year

UAB Graphic Design Alum (13), Jin Chung, was named Student of the Year by the American Advertising Federation at the AAF TEN Awards, Thursday, June 28.

AAF Birmingham is an organization that educates and celebrates excellence in the advertising industry. Award recipients are featured in the June 29th edition of the Birmingham Business Journal.

Since joining the UAB design program Jin has won several local ADDy awards including the Student Best of Show in 2012.

June 12, 2013

Lakeview REbrand Presentation

L-R: Nate Hosey, Ali Garbutt, Charles Carraway

On June 11th UAB design students presented logo/rebranding ideas to the Lakeview District development board. Each student presented a different logo/identity direction and ideas on signage, banners, collateral and community involvement. The students worked with art director David McMath of Intermark along with Matt Leavell of Alabama Innovation Engine and Wendy Johnson of Sloss Reality. The Lakeview District is a neighborhood in downtown Birmingham which hosts Pepper Place and the saturday farmers market.

May 6, 2013

Design grad Amy Clark uses design skills to launch fresh family business

Graphic Design student Amy Clark graduate on Saturday, May 11th and the work she has done for her BFA is already helping her to launch her new business.

“I knew that I wanted to make my BFA show work for me as much as possible, so I decided to use the resources I had at my disposal at school,” Clark said. “I used my fellow students as a focus group for branding my budding company. I had a vision that was all my own, but I could take my work into a classroom and enlist my peers as a creative sounding board. My professor, Doug Barrett, gave me the perfect platform to execute my design.”

See the whole story here.

February 10, 2013

UAB Student Designs New Tag

The State of Alabama requires the redesign of specialty tags every so often and this was the impetus for retiring the old tag. UAB Design student Umair Khan designed the new State of Alabama auto tag for the Cahaba River Society. The tag was created as part of a class project to create a new tag for the Society. Many great designs were created but this is the final design that was chosen for production. The tag features the Cahaba Lily and a cute Otter holding the Alabama State heart in the left corner.

Purchasing this tag will support the mission of the Cahaba River Society. Get the tag that saves the Cahaba and your drinking water!  

UAB Design Students Sweep 2013 Addys!

UAB Graphic Design Students were awarded 12 Student Addy awards at the 2013 Addys. Design students (above) Daniel Twieg, Empress Searight, Tammy Watson, and Amy Clark (not pictured) were awarded Best of Show for student work.

Best of Show - Student
  • Daniel Twieg, Amy Clark, Tammy Watson, Empress Searight: Sloss Rebranding Campaign, Steam Punk Since 1882
Gold - Student 
  • Jenny Waycaster - Packaging: Dixieland Delights
  • Daniel Twieg - Photography: Sloss Furnaces
Silver - Student
  • Umair Khan - Packaging: Golden Egg Co.
  • Jenny Waycaster - Point of Purchase: The Mandarin, Menu
  • Jin Chung- Illustration: See Birmingham!
  • Daniel Twieg, Amy Clark, Tammy Watson, Empress Searight: Sloss Rebranding Campaign, Steam Punk Since 1882
  • Miranda Hart - Publication: Naked Lunch, Book Cover
  • Shannon Robinson - Poster: Beer, Poster/Info Graphic
  • Charles Carraway - Poster: Boating Safety, Poster/Info Graphic
  • Emily Kerley - Publication: Wedding Invitation Guide
  • Jenny Waycaster, Katelyn Armstong, Katie Brasfield, Jasmine Goodman: The Lost Years of Sloss, Branding Campaign

UAB Design Alum Named Graphis Design Best

UAB Design Alum, Drew Watts (09) was awarded a gold and named Graphis 100 best in design, for his Ford Kids Escape project. Watts is currently working at Webster Design in Omaha, NE. Webster Design is an Interdisciplinary design firm working in print, web, environmental and packaging.

Watts explained: In the process of having a new Ford dealership built, an architecture agency behind the project came to Webster Design and asked us to create a play area that went beyond the typical crayon table and wooden train set. My concept was to create an outdoor space that would juxtapose the vast field of concrete and vehicles that are always associated with car dealerships.

We created a theatrical outdoor setting that would inspire the children to be imaginative and active. The small hills and the artificial grass also give the parents a comfortable place to sit, relax and interact with their kids as they wait for service.

October 20, 2012

UAB Alum awarded Best in Show

UAB Design Alum, Chris Murphy, was awarded first place in the AIGA Birmingham 25th Anniversary Poster Competition. The theme of the competition was Design for Good. His poster, titled I NEED YOU was chosen as Best of Show by renowned illustrator/designer Luba Lukova. Lukova was in Birmingham for the opening of her show at the UAB Gallery and as guest juror for the AIGA event. Chris is currently working as a junior designer at Luckie Branding in Birmginham. Luckie created a special page to note Chris award.

September 7, 2012

UAB Graphic Design Awarded Sappi Grant

Assistant Professor Douglas Barrett and UAB Design students, Samantha Gibbons, Amy Clark, Daniel Twieg, and Jenny Waycaster, are the recipients of a 2012 Grant from Sappi Fine Papers. The grant will fund the creation of a printed book that will tell the story of the Chaba River. The book is being developed in conjunction with The Cahaba River Society (a non-profit organization), Alabama Engine and Cayenne Creative. 

More info on Sappi's website.http://www.na.sappi.com/ideasthatmatterNA/