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Antonio Borja​, Director​ for the School of Industrial Design, William Culpepper​, Online Director​ for the School of Graphic Design​, Kathryn Morgan​ and Jason Mitchell​, Adjunct Faculty in the School of Graphic Design​ participated in a panel discussion presentation at the 2023 Digitally Engaged Learning Conference on September 21 and 22.

The Digitally Engaged Learning (DEL) conference has been running annually since 2005, and has been a place to share, explore, and evolve digitally engaged teaching and learning in art and design Higher Education. The conference was online and hosted by Penn State School of Visual Arts.

The topic of the panel discussion "Teaching Realities Across New Spaces Using AI​" engaged participants in a panel discussion, dialogue and presentation focused on the use of AI in design education using case studies from several AAU undergraduate and graduate student projects during the Spring 2023 semester. The case studies presented showcased the potential of AI-powered tools for enhancing the teaching and learning experience, while also shedding light on the challenges and limitations of these technologies. This discussion contributed to the ongoing dialogue about the future of education and the role of AI in shaping it.

Visit the Digitally Engaged Learning (DEL) Website.


The International Small Art Phenomenon

Each summer Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6x6 exhibition brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, and designers.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 1977. The funds raised through 6x6 enable us to continue providing unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists including exhibitions, public art, and other programs.


Academy of Art University challenges students to Defy the Ordinary and take a creative leap into the Extraordinary. The work in this showcase displays the art and design that our students created as their response.

In the School of Graphic Design, students become creative problem solvers. They develop the critical thinking, visual literacy, conceptualization, and technical skills needed for a career in design. They also gain the creative confidence, tenacity, and resources needed for professional success.

Becoming fluent in the visual currency that defines our contemporary world, students build a design foundation across a broad range of media such as traditional print, digital, interactive, product, environment and motion.

Visit the 2023 Spring Show Website.


William Culpepper, Online Director​for the School of Graphic Design, Kathryn Morgan​and Jason Mitchell, Adjunct Faculty in the School of Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University and Samantha Perkins, Asscociate Director of Academic Affairs and Clinical Professor at Arizona State University participated in a panel discussion presentation at the 2022 Digitally Engaged Learning Conference on September 22 and 23.

In this panel discussion, participants engaged in a dialogue focused on the learning that is taking place for faculty as they continue to accelerate teaching careers into more digitally engaged learning spaces. Panel participants were selected based on their purposeful transition into digital teaching spaces as a point of practice, with an understanding that value and outcomes can occur with a purposeful focus in digital teaching spaces.

All panel participants have extensive previous experiences teaching in traditional classrooms. Panelists will discuss how and why they have transitioned and bridged the digital divide of teaching well before the pandemic. Panelist will share thoughts on the digital education learning process, the arc of a teaching transition from analog to digital classrooms, where they are present day and post pandemic with their teaching practice, and finally, panelist will share potential future casting ideas for continued and evolved digitally engaged teaching.


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Work from Grafik Archistruct published in the Grayscale Publication by Torpor House.

Grayscale is a spectrum from black to white representing the intensity of light in an image. It inspires nostalgia for early film and photographic techniques. It both emphasizes and rejects notions of binary systems: black and white, quiet and loud, good and bad, up and down, young and old, here or there. Grayscale eschews the vividness of bright colors, the coolness of blue, the heat of yellow, the earthiness of brown, the liveliness of green, and instead draws focus to the basis of light and shadow.

Although grayscale is a concept based in the visual world, artists working in all media are published in Grayscale. Artists work inclues concepts of serious, humorous, personal, communal, collaborative, sarcastic, confessional, and experimental.


► Designers as Creative Problem Solvers Workshop

“Designers as Creative Problem Solvers,” is an interactive design workshop by Phil Hamlett and William Culpepper from the School of Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University. With help from an alumni panel, our presenters will show how problem-solving skills employed by designers can be applied to a wide variety of needs. Our panelists will trace direct links between what is taught in school and the requirements of the professional world.


► Under The Bridge: Photography Edition, Spring 2020

Work from Grafik Archistruct published in the Spring 2020 issue of Under The Bridge: Photography Edition.