Department of Art + Design


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USU Alum, Local Artist Completes Downtown Logan Mural

When she was 8, she gave it a try. After watching a video of a girl painting on a wall, Liesl Cannon decided to pick up her mom’s acrylic paints and do just the same. But her mom wasn’t home at the time, so the unveiling of her first mural, of sorts, was to come.

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Caine College Student Amanda Joy-Petersen: A Story of Resilience, Creativity

Amanda Joy-Petersen, graduating master’s student in the Department of Art + Design at Utah State University, is preparing to showcase her journey battling breast cancer throughout her academic career in her upcoming thesis exhibition, which will be on display in the Tippets & Eccles Galleries April 15-19.

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Hashimoto Communication Arts Seminar: A Legacy of Design Excellence

Utah State University has proudly hosted the Hashimoto Communication Design Seminar for over 50 years. The seminar series brings together local and regional design professionals to engage with students. Each week, design professionals come to USU to lecture and interact with students and review senior portfolios.

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USU Grad Bailey Rigby Earns Acclaim for Research-Based Storytelling Through Photography 

Bailey Rigby, a 2023 Art + Design graduate of Utah State University, has garnered significant recognition for her research-based storytelling through the art of photography. Recently highlighted in 15 Bytes Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, and Float Magazine, Rigby's work delves into themes of religion, family history and tradition, employing her distinctive style of conceptual and archival documentary.

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Art + Design Educator Mike Daines Among TDK's Top 30 Design Educators of 2023

Mike Daines, graphic design associate professor, was recently recognized as one of the top 30 design educators internationally of 2023 by TDK (The Design Kids). TDK is an international design organization based in Sydney and New York that recognizes the top 30 students and emerging designers annually. This is the first year TDK has also recognized educators with their “2023 Top 30 Lecturers.”

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Art + Design Professor Awarded Major Grants for Curatorial Project 

Utah State University Art + Design Professor Álvaro Ibarra has recently received large grants for his major curatorial project set to be displayed at Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art from August 2024 to February 2025.

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