University of Southern Indiana

Graphic Design

Why study Graphic Design?

The Graphic Design emphasis develops creative minds to think conceptually and critically. It also provides students with the technical skills to produce effective visual communication. Students learn to use industry standard software and technologies to design logos, visual identity systems, promotional materials (such as posters, flyers, and brochures), multi-page publications (such as books, newsletters, and magazines), and more for print or digital media.

You can:

  • collaborate with programmers, content developers, and other creatives through inter-disciplinary projects and programs¬†
  • Intern with industry partners such as Berry Plastics, Tucker Publishing, and local media groups
  • Network through Evansville Design Group (founded by USI design professors)
  • Network with alumni in charge of local design businesses and organizations
  • Get paid for design work for various USI departments

Potential careers in Design fields include:

  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Animator
  • App Designer or Developer
  • Game Designer
  • Graphic Novelist
  • Illustrator
  • Special Effects Artist or Designer
  • Web Designer

USI Graphic Design alumni include:

  • Shawn Collins, Founder and CEO at the EXTEND GROUP
  • DeWayne Esson, Brand Innovation Lead, DHG Healthcare, Dixon Hughes Goodman
  • Bryan Horstman, Art Director at Gray Loon Marketing Group, Inc.
  • Hannah Jay, Art Director at Tucker Publishing Group
  • Kyle Kress, Software Engineer at Entangled Media
  • Zachary Moore, Senior Graphic Designer at Berry Plastics
  • Daniel Osborne, Art Director and Graphic Designer, Oswald Communications
  • Brad Reinhart, Founder 67 Studios
  • Amanda Schmitt, Associate Director of Design and Marketing at CP Handheld
  • Brian Scroggins, Creative Director, Kitch and Schrieber
  • Leyna Seaton, Graphic Designer at Berry Plastics
  • Jennifer Stilwell, Associate Product Manager, Foodservice at Berry Plastics
  • Melissa Sybert, Production Artist at Berry Plastics
  • Heather Vaught, Owner at Steadfast Media
  • Paul Van Hoy, Owner Fotoimpressions, Author at Amerst Media
  • Jessica Simpson, Graphic Designer, Owensboro Messenger Inquirer
  • Hannah Jay, Digital Media Sales, Evansville Courier & Press
  • Matt Koewler, Visualization Specialist & Graphic Designer, Hafer & Associates

Courses offered include:

Computer Graphic Arts, Introduction to Graphic Design, Graphic Design II, Graphic Design III, Graphic Design IV, Typography, Publication Design, Interactive Web Design, Interactive Graphics, Motion Graphics, Advanced Web Design, Digital Animation, Illustration Techniques, Narrative Illustration, and Conceptual Illustration. 

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