Hashimoto Seminar

The Hashimoto Communication Arts Seminar is a weekly seminar that hosts local and regional professional designers. CEO's, creative directors, art directors, design directors. senior and junior designers from advertising, editorial design, product design, packaging design, web design, game design, sound design, animation, video, motion graphics, and other communication design professionals lecture and interact with students, and review senior portfolios. This is an invaluable opportunity for our students and the larger USU community to interact with and lean from top design professionals. The Communication Art seminar has a deep-rooted history in the design community within the Department of Art + Design and the State of Utah. Spanning over 50 years, it's the longest running design lecture series in the state, preceding the Utah chapter of the AIGA. The class originated by students under the direction of Professors John Anderson and Glen Edwards.

Upcoming Seminars

Speaker Date Time Location
Joseph Merkley October 13 7:00 pm FAV 150
Kelsey Schwanke November 3
7:00 pm FAV 150
Guerilla Girls November 10
6:00 pm Performance Hall
Alysha Smith November 17
7:00 pm FAV 150
Cassie Klinger December 1
7:00 pm FAV 150
Devin Mathews December 8
7:00 pm FAV 150


Jay "Alan" Hashimoto
Jay "Alan" Hashimoto
"Alan was an incredible mentor who would do whatever it took to help his students achieve their goals. His sense of humor, positive demeanor and keen imagination made a lasting impression on myself and countless others. He was a very accomplished artist, a great teacher, and an unforgettable friend."
    –Jeremy Jensen (USU Graphic Design Alumni)

The Hashimoto Seminar Series was dedicated to Alan Hashimoto in 2013 to serve as a legacy to the man who inspired so many.